Brookhaven leaders to vote on Lynwood Park splash pad project

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A slew of Lynwood Park projects including construction of a new splashpad will be discussed when The Brookhaven City Council conducts its next regularly scheduled business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. In consideration of social distancing recommendations, the meeting will be held via video conference.

In order to ensure transparency and accountability, the public will be able to weigh in during Public Hearings and Public Comment by any of the following options:

A live stream of the meeting can be viewed on the City’s website at www.BrookhavenGA.gov (under the City Hall tab, go to “Agendas and Minutes”) and on Facebook Live at www.Facebook.com/BrookhavenGAgov

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The meeting contains the following for City Council consideration:

  • A public hearing for a Special Land Use Permit to allow construction of a wireless support structure at 3809 Buford Highway.
  • The appointment of Honorable Dax Lopez as Alcohol Hearing Officer.
  • A public comment availability.
  • A consent agenda which includes:
    • The minutes of the Oct. 12 virtual Work Session and Regular Meeting.
    • Acceptance of the 2021 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
    • Approval of the holiday schedule and normal business hours for City operations and City employees for 2022.
  • A presentation and distribution of the Proposed FY 2022 Budget to Mayor and Council by City Manager Christian Sigman
  • An ordinance extending the Declaration of a State of Emergency arising because of COVID-19; taking immediate emergency measures; establishing an effective date through November 30, 2021 and for other purposes.
  • An ordinance to amend the General Fund Budget to increase Federal Grant Revenue in the amount of $20,269 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program for the funding of spectral analysis equipment for narcotics and suspicious compound identification.
  • An ordinance to impose license fees on insurers conducting business within the City of Brookhaven, in the amount of $150.
  • A single source contract with GeoHydro Engineers for the geotech, soils, and construction material testing for the Lynwood Park Splashpad Project in the amount of $82,558.
  • Approval for the Mayor to enter into an acceptable agreement with Integrated Construction and Nobility for the construction of the Lynwood Park splash pad, pool, pool decking, fencing and pool house in the amount of $8,610,352.
  • Approval for the Mayor to enter into an acceptable agreement with Advanced Sports Group in the amount of $564,782 for the installation of multi-use synthetic turf field at Lynwood Park.
  • A contract for the structure demolition of six properties on South Bamby Lane/ Dresden Drive Remediation Project.

The full agenda packet can be found here: http://brookhavencityga.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

The entire agenda, meeting summary and video of the meeting for Oct. 26 will be available for viewing after the meeting on the Brookhaven website at www.BrookhavenGA.gov.  At the top of the page, click on City Hall, then Meetings and Agendas. The next Brookhaven City Council meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m.