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Planning Commission member announces run for Brookhaven City Council

July 17, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

Madeleine Simmons, who has been on the Planning Commission since 2017, announced her bid July 15 for the District 3 Council seat currently held by Bates Mattison. Mattison has served on the council since the city’s inception in 2012.

Brookhaven approves $72.5K contract to remove invasive species along Peachtree Creek Greenway

July 10, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

Ed Castro Landscaping will be using a combination of manually removing the invasive species and spraying herbicides to kill them.

Brookhaven OKs $15M construction contract for new public safety HQ

July 2, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

The new three-story building will more than double the size of the space the police department and municipal court are currently using at 2665 Buford Highway. The city is paying about $300,000 a year to lease and maintain the current facility.

Brookhaven installs new traffic signal at Briarwood, North Druid Hills roads

July 1, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

The new signal is one of the first of this type in metro Atlanta and is expected to help drivers more safely navigate the intersection and reduce crashes.

VIDEO: No blue light special: Brookhaven’s pricey Tesla could soon turn up on street patrols

June 27, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The electric luxury car — believed to be the first to be outfitted as a police car in Georgia — hit the testing track for the first time Tuesday, and “performed well” in speed and emergency response tests, the city said in a statement.

City postpones vote on proposed PDK airport jet hangars

June 19, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson clarified that the airport does not need the city’s permission to build the hangars, and the City Council is only voting whether to approve certain details regarding the look of the hangars near Clairmont Road.

Brookhaven to host first ‘Developers’ Day’ to showcase potential development sites

June 18, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

Economic Development Director Shirlynn Brownell said plans are to make “Developers’ Day” an annual event. It is intended to raise the city’s profile among developers and businesses who are seeking places to build or even locate a corporate headquarters.

Alarm ordinance differences cause confusion in Brookhaven

June 13, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

Brookhaven requires companies to make state-mandated two calls to the customer before calling 911. The ordinance also requires companies to register all users and to pay false alarm fines instead of the customer.

Brookhaven has finished its road paving for the year

June 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This year, crews repaved 20 different street totaling 6.85 miles of lanes, starting with Tugaloo Drive in March and ending with Winchester Trail.

City of Brookhaven purchases several more electric car charging stations

June 4, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The seven chargers, which cost the city $122,986, can each charge two vehicles. They’ll be installed at public places around Brookhaven: City Hall, Lynnwood Park, Blackburn Tennis Center, Blackburn Park, Ashford Park and Skyland Park.

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