Brookhaven preparing to take over business licenses
At its last meeting of 2012, the Brookhaven City Council discussed the city’s ongoing transition with DeKalb County and set a meeting schedule for 2013.
At the Dec. 28 meeting held at the Brittany subdivision clubhouse, Interim City Manager Marie Garrett presented a map listing all of the business licenses, liquor licenses and land disturbance permits that have been applied for in DeKalb County located in the city of Brookhaven.
Garrett reported that there are 2,097 business licenses, 141 liquor licenses and 13 land disturbance permits.
Garrett said when the city’s community development department is in place next week, one of its first tasks will be to sort through all of the pending applications in Brookhaven.
She said depending on the status of the permits, they will decide whether to leave them with DeKalb County or move them over to the city of Brookhaven.
For example, a project that is nearly complete in DeKalb County should finish the process with DeKalb. However those that are just getting started will begin being handled by Brookhaven instead.
“We’ve got to make it clear where there can be a real clean handoff,” Garrett said.
The council also voted to approve a regular meeting schedule. Brookhaven City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. A regular meeting location is still to be determined.