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Homeowners steer construction activity away from homes

A construction firm will now dump dirt from the Chamblee High School project at Brook Run Park

Dunwoody residents weren’t happy when dirt from the Chamblee High School construction site was being dumped on a residential lot on Glaze Drive.

The good news is that the city, at the behest of homeowners, has found two alternative sites, according to Richard Edinger, a city engineer.

Wood Construction Services, which was dumping the fill dirt at the residential lot with approval from the city, has agreed to dump the dirt at a cemetery off of Winters Chapel Road and Brook Run Park.

Edinger sent notice of the change Tuesday to Bill Grossman, president of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association.

In agreeing to use Brook Run as a site for the dirt, the city asked Wood to give up permission to continue to dump dirt on Glaze Drive.

The city is also requiring that the soil be tested to show that the dirt coming from the high school construction site isn’t contaminated.

The city’s public works department is overseeing the testing, and the permit to dump dirt at Brook Run Park won’t be issued until the test shows the dirt isn’t contaminated.

Paula March 28, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Are you serious? So, now those of us who live near Brook Run are going to be inundated with dump trucks on our already busy streets? Whose bright idea was this?
Bill Grossman March 28, 2012 at 01:24 PM
The Glaze Drive permit was issued in Feb., but the alternative sites were permitted and the Glaze permit surrendered before any trucks actually rolled down Glaze Drive. Less than a third of the dirt total ( from the Chamblee High School site) will go to Brook Run.
lastminutemom March 28, 2012 at 02:13 PM
About how many truckloads will that be Bill -- Can the city require the contractor to use a variety of routes into the park? Can the gate on Peeler be opened so that some of the trucks can go through that way?
Steve Barton March 29, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Bill: This looks like good news to me - the "back 40" area of Brook Run is suitable for lots of clean fill. And the traffic impact will be temporary. That Winters Chapel cemetery is kind of a mess. There are a bunch of kind-of-unsightly-humps in the land there already from previous fill operations.

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