DUNWOODY, Ga. — At its Aug. 26 meeting, the Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved new regulations for the markings made by underground utility companies. 

The revision to the city code requires contractors and utilities use white paint, stakes or flags for all excavations on the city’s right of way. It also requires that all markings are removed at the completion of any excavation project. 

The intent of the change was to limit the area of utility marking to only what is required for the excavation. 

The council noted this change will be difficult to enforce because of limited staff and conflicting state law. Still, the new rules passed unanimously.

The council also unanimously accepted the withdrawal of a rezoning request. The proposal was to build single-family homes on Roberts Drive across from Austin Elementary School.  

The applicant said they intend to come back in the future once they have developed a new plan with more neighbors on board.  

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