CITY OF CHAMBLEE, GEORGIA

City Council Public Hearing - Work Session

Minutes – February 11, 2021 – 6:00 PM

 

              Public Hearings

              The Mayor read the Rules of Order for Public Hearings.  The rules were available on the screen.  The Mayor also read the instructions for public comments on the Public Hearing that were included on the first page of the agenda.

1.              PZ2020-705: 5180 Peachtree Boulevard, et. al. - Chamblee Manor Rezoning, Future Land Use Map and DCI

RESULT:              CONDUCTED

              Motion to expand time for an additional 10 minutes for those wishing to speak in favor and in opposition.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              John Mesa, Council District 1

SECONDER:              Karen Lupton, Council District 3

AYES:              Robson, Mesa, Mock, Lupton

2.              PZ2021-710: 3482 Hildon Circle - Fence and Wall Variances

RESULT:              CONDUCTED

3.              PZ2021-711: 3723 and 3731 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd - Medical Office Building

RESULT:              CONDUCTED

4.              PZ2021-712: 3311 Catalina Dr, et. al. - Chamblee LMI FDM Amendment, Rezoning and DCI

RESULT:              CONDUCTED

              The Public Hearing was adjourned by consent of the City Council.

1.              Call to Order

              Roll Call

Mayor R. Eric Clarkson: Present, Council District 2 Leslie C. Robson: Present, Council District 1 John Mesa: Present, Council At-Large Seat Brian Mock: Present, Council District 3 Karen Lupton: Present, City Manager Jon Walker: Present, City Clerk Emmie Niethammer: Present, Deputy City Manager Al Wiggins: Present, Assistant City Manager Kristen Gorham: Present, Chief Kerry Thomas: Present, Interim Development Director Rebecca Keefer: Present, Interim Economic Development Director Laura Linman: Present.

2.              Announcements and Presentations

3.              Staff Action Items

A.              City Clerk

1.              Approval of Minutes

a.              City Council - Public Hearing - Work Session - Jan 14, 2021 6:00 PM

b.              City Council - Regular Meeting - Jan 19, 2021 7:30 PM

2.              Downtown Development Authority Appointments

RESULT:              REVIEWED/DISCUSSED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

3.              Public Arts Commission Appointment

RESULT:              REVIEWED/DISCUSSED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

4.              HB879 and Proposed Amendments to Chapter 6, Alcoholic Beverages

RESULT:              MOVE TO A 1ST READ              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

B.              City Manager

1.              Strategic Planning Software

RESULT:              REVIEWED/DISCUSSED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

C.              Development Department

1.              PZ2020-705: 5180 Peachtree Boulevard, et. al. - Chamblee Manor DCI Rezoning, Future Land Use Map Amendment and DCI

RESULT:              REVIEWED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

2.              PZ2021-710: 3482 Hildon Circle - Fence and Wall Variances

RESULT:              REVIEWED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

3.              PZ2021-711: 3723 and 3731 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd - Medical Office Building

RESULT:              REVIEWED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

4.              PZ2021-712: 3311 Catalina Dr, et. al. - Chamblee LMI Future Development Map Amendment, Rezoning and DCI

RESULT:              MOVE TO 1ST READ              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

5.              Resolution of Support for the Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) Application

RESULT:              REVIEWED/DISCUSSED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

6.              Resolution of Support for the Regional Connected Vehicle Program Application

RESULT:              REVIEWED/DISCUSSED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

D.              Police Department

E.              Parks & Recreation

F.              Finance

G.              Public Works

1.              2021 Resolution to Update Schedule of Traffic Regulations

RESULT:              REVIEWED/DISCUSSED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

H.              Economic Development

4.              Boards, Authorities, and Committees

5.              City Attorney

A.              1st Reading of Ordinances

B.              2nd Reading of Ordinances

1.              Amendment to the Charter related to Quorum

RESULT:              REVIEWED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

2.              Ordinance to update Sec. 2-46 Regular meetings, rescheduling of meetings

RESULT:              REVIEWED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

3.              Non-Driver Participation in Street Racing and Reckless Driving Exhibitions

RESULT:              REVIEWED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

6.              Mayor and Council Items

A.              Mayor Clarkson

B.              Councilman Mesa

C.              Councilwoman Robson

D.              Councilwoman Lupton

E.              Councilman Mock

1.              Door to Door Solicitation Amendments

RESULT:              REVIEWED/DISCUSSED              Next: 2/16/2021 7:30 PM

7.              Citizen Comments

Ford Donohue, resident, on the backside of the proposed Chamblee Manor development.  Expressed concerns regarding juliette balconies and the request to encroach into the buffer zone. 

 

Domenico Piccininni, resident, agreed with all comments from John Braswell from Sexon Woods and Elaine Clark regarding the concerns with the proposed Chamblee Manor development.  Also expressed concerns regarding the light pollution from the parking deck and the 40 foot buffer requirement. 

 

Sarah Bertram, resident, expressed support from the comments made by Sexton Woods and Elaine Clark and the concerns regarding the 40 foot buffer.  Encouraged the council think holistically about the variances being allowed in all new developments. 

 

Brad Kleinman, resident, reiterate support for neighbors opposition comments, for the

density, traffic, and safety regarding the Chamblee Manor development.

 

Meena Prasad, resident, reiterate the importance of the 40 foot buffer.  Appreciates the city council concern for the privacy and esthetics for the residents. 

 

John Braswell, resident, as a resident, he understands that the space will be redeveloped as a commercial or multi-use facility.  However, they feel this particular development has excessive variances regarding the property and property lines of the residents.  He feels there is plenty of room on the 4+ acres for the development without encroaching into the buffer zone. 

8.              Executive Session