Brookhaven, GA, December 15, 2015 – by Trey Benton – During Tuesday’s City Council Work Session, Mayor Rebecca Chase Williams announced that the City has a commitment from the DeKalb County Commissioners they will vote on the conveyance of Osborne Park and the back half of Brookhaven Park during their first Commission meeting in 2016.
“We do not own all of our parks yet and that has been much of a concern and dismay to us,” Williams said. “The log jam has been broken.” Williams said the progress is in part due to some good negotiations by City Attorney Chris Balch.
Williams reported the City has also made alot of progress on the parkland negotiations with the County for the front parcel of Brookhaven Park which contains the DeKalb Services Center, an organization the serves individuals with developmental disabilities.
“There are alot of moving parts here and we’re pretty hopeful that all of Brookhaven Park will be transferred very soon,” Williams added.
The Mayor also noted that several FEMA properties will be transferred as restricted properties. “We just have one more little question that’s been raised by the tax assessors,” she said.
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