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Dunwoody City Council calls ‘point of order’ on Bonser
by Sarah Anne Voyles
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August 13, 2013 04:16 PM | 1963 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Dunwoody City Council discussed a contract amendment for Georgetown Park construction Monday, when council members asked for a point of order on District 2 Councilwoman Adrian Bonser after she appeared to break the rules by drifting from the agenda.

Bonser questioned City Manager Warren Hutmacher about how she said the contract with Georgia Development Partner appeared to be retroactive. She said did not understand how no one was upholding the contract.

“I have never heard of this, we have this contract and they (Georgia Development Partner) are doing whatever and the city is doing whatever,” Bonser said.

Bonser also asked about the genesis of the contract and who initiated the first communication. She said she believes that it is Hutmacher’s responsibility to update the council on any project of the city.

Members of the council and Mayor Mike Davis persistently called a point of order on her.

“Point of order, if you need to ask for this to be added to the agenda please do,” Davis said. “We need to remain with the agenda.”

Bonser did not respond lightly to the point of orders. She turned and said to Davis and Councilman Terry Nall they were out of line and inappropriate because her comments were relevant. Bonser asked for a flash drive of this meeting since she said she believed they would not treat a man in this way.

“Do not be ugly about this, it is OK to say point of order and lets stay on the agenda,” Bonser said. “It is a huge project and I believe my questions about this project were appropriate and totally inappropriate for the comments that you Mr. Mayor, Mr. Nall and Shortal brought up.”

Bonser and the other council members asked about the park going over budget. The council asked why the city was paying for the stormwater modification and not the builders.

“Yes, I am angry that we are going to be paying for stormwater modification that Wieland homes is going to be using,” Bonser said. “In Sandy Springs, if they build a stormwater system or a retention pond they require whoever uses it to pay a fee.”

In March 2012, the city revealed Project Renaissance, which promotes a redevelopment opportunity for the Georgetown area.

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