Brookhaven, GA, May 30, 2017 – by Trey Benton – A new Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the City of Brookhaven and the DeKalb County Board of Education (BOE) is making possible 24 new parking spaces and a sidewalk to be installed at Ashford Park Elementary School.
Brookhaven Councilmembers unanimously approved the IGA during their May 23rd meeting.
The area adjacent to the school where the work will be performed, (see photo above) has been used for years as a parking area. This new agreement will allow Brookhaven to make improvements to this section of City owned right-of-way, transforming it from a make-shift parking area to a paved, lined parking area.
According to the IGA, the City will remove the existing sidewalk, trees and a fence on school property. The City will then replace the fence once the parking spaces and new sidewalk have been completed. Brookhaven will pay for all expenses incurred in the construction and the maintenance of the improvements. Once work is complete, the BOE will reimburse Brookhaven 50% of the construction costs.
The agreement says BOE will also pay the costs for any moving trailers, portable classrooms or other school property items if needed to install the sidewalk, and the BOE will pay for the cost of repairing and maintaining the new fence on School property.
The use of the new parking spaces will be limited – exclusively for the BOE, parents and staff during school hours. “BOE shall install signs at its expense to notify the public of the restricted use. City shall assist with the enforcement of the restricted use during school hours (by ticketing and towing) provided however, that front office School personnel notifies the City of violations of reserved spots,” the IGA says.