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DeKalb Court Rules in Favor of Dunwoody in Park Case

City officials say construction of a planned trail through the park will proceed as soon as possible.


A group of residents seeking to block the construction of a concrete trail in Brook Run Park were dealt a serious setback Monday morning.

A ruling by a DeKalb County Superior Court judge Monday morning means that construction can proceed with a planned concrete trail through Brook Run Park.

"DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Tangela Barrie delivered a ruling in favor of the city of Dunwoody in the case regarding the Brook Run Park multi-use trail," said Bob Mullen, Dunwoody's marketing and public relations director. "Her ruling allows the City to move forward with construction of the trail."

"Construction will proceed on the trail as soon as construction crews are mobilized," Mullen said.

A group of local residents were seeking to stop the city's construction of the trail. A DeKalb County Superior Court Judge granted a temporary restraining order in mid December.

The residents argued that potential water runoff from the trail created more impervious surface and required the removal of too many large, native trees.

According to the Reporter Newspapers, the plaintiffs may want to continue their efforts by requesting a jury trial.

Recently, an organization called Friends of Brook Run Park was formed.

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Dunwoody Patch's Extensive Coverage of Brook Run Park

VandyGrad February 04, 2013 at 06:26 PM
Well, the court has spoken. Now the city can get on with it's business. This should be the end of it but the plaintiffs seem to want to attempt to keep this going. Before they cost the city and Dunwoody citizens even more money in fighting their legal claims we need to hear a detailed history of the neighborhood and it's flooding problems. Some enterprising blogger or a fair and impartial news type (Not someone from the Dunwoody Fanzine) should file a FOIA claim to get the records and details that the neighborhood presented to the City of Dunwoody the first time they tried to get the citizens to pay to fix a development that was built in a flood zone. I'm not sure what the remedy is nor who should foot the bill. We need a lot more information before we can determine that.
Rob February 04, 2013 at 10:12 PM
I hope the city eventually fixes up the park. When you first drive in the property, it is quite nice, but a 100 yards or so in, it turns into a trashy, barren landscape.
jimmie February 05, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Rob, you just gave the perfect description of the democratic party and our jerk weed in chief!

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