The Dunwoody city council is moving forward with Project Renaissance plans, as the development agreement with John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods was approved unanimously Monday night.
Shortly after, a 6-1 vote authorized the city manager to purchase the first three parcels, totaling 8.123 acres, of the former Emory Shallowford hospital property. The only opposing vote for the purchase came from Councilor John Heneghan.
Also on the agenda was the discussion of outside legal counsel to represent the Ethics Board regarding the formal complaint made against Councilor Adrian Bonser.
During the discussion, Heneghan pointed out that the city attorney had not completed a written analysis of the complaint and given it to the board. He also noted that the city attorney usually serves as the attorney for the board and said he only saw a need for outside council if there was a conflict.
In response, City Manager Warren Hutmacher said the board will receive the analysis, but it hasn’t yet.
In other matters, the council seemed in favor of Chief Grogan’s proposed five-year staffing plan and Dunwoody’s city tax will for the coming rate will remain at the same rate set when Dunwoody incorporated almost four years ago.