The DeKalb County Commissioners will vote this week to buy or not buy the South DeKalb YMCA, using $5 million of taxpayer funds. DeKalb residents in certain ZIP codes will have membership fees waived (30346, 30338, 30350 not included, in case you were wondering).
No news yet if the commissioners will simply pool their county P-Card limits and run the purchase through Visa or MasterCard.
Meanwhile, Dunwoody residents still wait on the $7 million owed for Brook Run (look at your recent tax statement and you'll see we continue to pay the Parks bond and will continue to pay.
In local parks news, look for Dunwoody council to spend money on a new dog park. This new location will experience the same issues as the current spot. And future councils can vote to move the dog park every five years until the entire park has had a taste of canine urine and Fido droppings. Our grandkids will be so proud that the dogs have had such a great time over the years.
"Granddaddy, remember all the fun times we had together watching the dogs play at Brook Run? It was so nice of the city to dedicate money and that rare park space for the dogs. I didn't really need a place to play at that park. Brookhaven and Sandy Springs people were thoughtful enough to put in some sports fields for me and my friends."
The good parks news for the day is that the new park at Georgetown is a nice place for smaller kids in that area. The city did a nice job there.