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Expert Says City’s Report on Stormwater at Brook Run is Flawed

The lawsuit over City plans to build a concrete trail in Brook Run now has 25 plaintiffs. Court resumed Friday morning at the Dekalb County Courthouse.

 

A hydrology expert for plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Dunwoody over a new trail at Brook Run Park testified, Thursday, that the city’s report on stormwater at the park are flawed, a Reporter Newspapers story said. 

Court resumed Friday morning at the Dekalb County Courthouse. 

The lawsuit over plans to build a concrete trail in Brook Run now has 25 plaintiffs, spearheaded by Beverly Armento and Rebecca More. All were in court on Thursday, the Reporter story said.

The plaintiffs say the City can look back to this week’s storms to see that the new park path would create drainage problems for their properties.

Hydrology expert, Brian Wellington from NewField Consultants testified that Dunwoody’s hydrology report for the park was based on wrong pre-development conditions, the Reporter Newspapers said.

DunwoodyWorkingMan February 01, 2013 at 06:09 PM
so because people bought homes in a flood plain Brook Run remains a private forest for their neighborhood? Great
Timothy J February 01, 2013 at 08:08 PM
These people who bought homes in a flood plane, that covered up a majority of the porous ground, want to complain about flooding? Really? BTW, since the city has taken over Brook Run, they have eliminated non-porous areas. Brook Run is a great asset for the city and development should continue. These are the same people who opposed the skateboard park, the dog park and all the other development there. I do wonder if this little subdivision is the home to the Dunwoody resident who wanted the firework display on the Fourth of July stopped because it scared her dogs.
jimmie February 01, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Bring it citizens! The city materially changed a reasonable plan into a behemoth. Government is for the people! Surprisingly no Brook Run supporters attending!
VandyGrad February 02, 2013 at 03:10 AM
This is a joke. This neighborhood has been flooding for years, even before we were a city, even before Brook Run was a park. Did they sue the hospital when it was there? Of course not. The neighborhood flooded this week because of the rain. There is no trail and it still flooded! Why? Because it's in a flood zone. As soon as we became a city the people in the neighborhood lobbied the city to have the citizens of Dunwoody pay to fix the problems the bought when they purchased homes in a flood zone. The city took a pass and saved our citizens the money this neighborhood requested from the rest of us to pay to fix their problems. Like little Jimmy says, it's all about the trail, it has nothing to do with any flooding.
Kim Mather February 04, 2013 at 03:00 PM
The neighborhood should be condemned as it may as well have been built in the middle of Soap creek. I’m sure a DeKalb County employee got a nice fat white envelope of cash to allow the builders to build in this area. These residents want nothing in this side of the park, AKA "Their woods". Lets propose one giant detention pond in place of the trees and see if they are for it. Better yet, let’s make the neighborhood pay us citizens $10-$20 million and we can give them brook run, well buy other land.

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