Monday, January 28, 2013
Ben Vinson recently spoke to the Buckhead Business Association.
Ben Vinson, who chaired the Governor's Commission on Brookhaven, told members of the Buckhead Business Association that the momentum for cityhood may be slowing, according to the Reporter Newspaper. Vinson spoke at the organization's Jan. 23 breakfast meeting. Related Items: Attorney Ben Vinson, Chairman of Brookhaven Commission, to Speak at BBA Breakfast Patch's Extensive Coverage of the Brookhaven Commission
The event was held this past Thursday at Marist.
The ciyty of Brookhaven held its first town hall meeting this past Thursday at Marist. Check out these video highlights. Related Items: Brookhaven Holds Town Hall Meeting at Marist Patch's Continuing Guide to Everything You Need to Know About the New City of Brookhaven
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Vinson will share the process of setting up a government structure, as it relates to the new City of Brookhaven.
Benjamin J. Vinson of McKenna Long & Aldridge, Government Affairs practice group will be the featured speaker at the Buckhead Business Association Weekly Breakfast on Thursday. Vinson, who was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to chair the five-member Brookhaven Commission, will discuss the process of setting up a government structure, as it relates to the new City of Brookhaven. “Ben Vinson played an integral role in getting the City of Brookhaven up-and-running,” notes Brian Daughdrill, 2013 President of the BBA. “It is a very unique experience to get to oversee the formation of a city from the ground up, and we are very excited for Mr. Vinson to share his perspective on this newly formed city, and Buckhead neighbor, Brookhaven.” Vinson is…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Get involved in our new city by volunteering for some of these positions of responsibility.
District 2 city councilman Jim Eyre has received a from the Brookhaven city manager for recommendations for citizens to be appointed to certain city boards and positions. "All board members and other positions will ultimately be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council," Eyre said. Here's a list of opportunities that are available:
The city is registering with SeeClickFix to enable people to submit non-emergency road repair requests using any SmartPhone.
Brookhaven has not only filled its first pothole, it has also registered with SeeClickFix to allow people to submit road service requests directly to its new municipal public works department. With the SeeClickFix phone app, you can now report non-emergency issues such as potholes, other road damage and missing or damaged signs using any SmartPhone such as an Android, iPhone or Blackberry. Service requests are received and logged by the city and are sorted based on date and/or popularity. Service requests may also be generated and tracked through the SeeClickFix website. Related Items: Brookhaven Fills Its First Pothole
Friday, January 18, 2013
The repair took place on Mannville Drive, in Jim Eyre's city council district.
An area of Brookhaven that was most strongly against the notion of cityhood became the site of the new city's first road repair on Friday morning. The new city made its first repair at 1883 Mannville Drive, near the Dresden Drive U.S. Post Office, in City Councilman Jim Eyre's District 2 community. That area, bordered by the Ashford Park on one side of Dresden and the Skyland/Drew Valley communities on the other, was surrounded by the most vocal opponents to municipalization during last year's cityhood debate. City public works director Richard Meehan said the district had nothing to do with why the pothole was chosen to be first on the repair list. "Our job is to just fix the roads," he said. Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis and Eyre were …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
City officials say they are ready if winter weather impacts Brookhaven roads.
With Brookhaven preparing to make its first pothole repair at 1844 Dresden Drive at 11 am on Friday, road crews may get an early test if icy weather strikes the area. In a Thursday afternoon email, District 2 City Councilman Jim Eyre told constituents the city is "planning for the worst and hoping for the best. "As we take over road maintenance at midnight tonight, we may be tested early," Eyre said. Brookhaven takes over its road repairs from DeKalb County at 12:01 am Friday, Jan. 18. According to Richard Meehan, Brookhaven's privately contracted public works director, his department has coordinated with Dunwoody to get salt and sand in the event that roads need to be treated. He said he has also coordinated with Roadworx, the company …
The event was held Wednesday afternoon.
The city of Brookhaven's first-ever open house drew more than 125 people from the building, development and contracting sectors, along with residents from DeKalb's newest and largest municipality. The gathering was held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 2-3:30 pm, and focused on the city’s building, permitting, inspection and business license efforts. Staff from the community development and finance departments answered questions from the audience on what will happen when the city takes these functions over from DeKalb County on Friday, Jan. 18. Brookhaven is also slated to begin its first series of road repairs on Friday. Related Items: City of Brookhaven Announces Two Informational Events Brookhaven Will Patch its First Pothole on Friday
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Locations have yet to be announced, and Brookhaven Patch wants to know what potholes you'd like repaired first.
The new of Brookhaven will patch its first pothole on Friday, Jan. 18. According to a spokesperson for the city, the location and time of the first set of repairs should be announced Wednesday afternoon. Last summer, Patch began running a series of articles based on recommendations from readers about road repairs that really needed to be addressed. With Tuesday's announcement, we'd like to hear from you: what potholes or repairs would you like to see on the list of improvements? Give us your list and share your thoughts in the Comments section below. Related Items: Now Under Patch Watch: Windsor Parkway and Hermance Patch Watch: Briarwood and North Druid Hills Patch Watch: Uprooted Pavement on Nesbitt Drive Patch Watch: Dresden Drive Near…
Monday, January 14, 2013
An open house, two public hearings and a city council meeting are set for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Two public hearings, an open house and a special meeting of the Brookhaven city council are on the calendar this week in DeKalb's newest and largest municipality. On Monday, Jan. 14, the city council will hold a specially called meeting that begins at 6:30 pm. On the agenda is an item that was tabled from last week's meeting that regulates adult- or sexually-oriented businesses, such as Buford Highway's Pink Pony, within the city limits. Immediately following the city council meeting will be a public hearing on the city's proposed zoning and sign ordinances. Both meetings on Monday night are being held at the "Little White House" at 2536 Caldwell Road in Brookhaven. On Tuesday night, another public hearing will be held at 7:30 pm on the …