Petition Aims to Halt Plans for New Brook Run Path

A petition with 667 names were submitted to the Dunwoody City Clerk on Monday.


Friends of Brook Run Park hope their petition will stop plans for the concrete path. 

A Reporter Newspapers story said former City Council member Danny Ross presented the petition of 667 names to the Dunwoody City Clerk on Monday.

A group of residents seeking to block the construction of a concrete trail in Brook Run Park were dealt a serious setback, Monday. A DeKalb County Superior Court judge ruled that construction can proceed with a planned 12-foot wide concrete trail through the park.

Mayor Mike Davis is said to believe a small number of people are opposed to the new path. Jeff Coghill, the a co-communications person with his wife, for the petition supporters told The Reporter that their petition represents a cross-section of citizens.

The story said supporters are from Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Chamblee.

See the petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/brook-run-park.

VandyGrad February 06, 2013 at 12:52 PM
So in a city the size of Dunwoody this means 39,333 did not sign the petition. But wait, they had to get people from Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Chamblee to reach that number.
Robert Hopkins February 06, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Wikipedia defines a trail as "a path with a rough, beaten or dirt suface used for travel." The Free Dictionary defines it as "a marked or beaten path, as through woods or wilderness." We need to stop calling the "Brook Run Trail" a trail and call it what it is the "Brook Run 12 Foot Road."
Wendy February 06, 2013 at 03:40 PM
The reasons I was given for the petition by the person going around trying to get signatures didn't give me any reason to sign it. I live near the park and I look forward to utilizing the new path.
Joe Seconder February 07, 2013 at 04:22 PM
How many people read the approved plans before diving into an issue? The 2011 Brook Run Park Master plan DOES include 12-ft wide Multi-Use trails in wooded areas, as well as along the perimeter. Our first city council voted unanimously for this plan. All seven of them. Yesterday's plan is tempered with today's realities. Our master plans are "guidelines", and that deviations will naturally occur given changes over time. Did you know that the 2011 approved plan even includes a 9-hole Disc Golf course in the presently wooded northwest section of the park? Take a few minutes and read the original 2011 plan and today's: Brook Run Master Plan (map) as approved by the council in early 2011: http://www.dunwoodyga.gov/Files/Parks%20Master%20Plan%206-13-2011/10116_BrookRun_6.13.11.pdf The current Brook Run Trail FAQ. See the download links at the bottom, too: http://www.dunwoodyga.gov/home/Project-Details/12-08-10/Brook_Run_Multi-Use_Trail.aspx


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