GPNA Meeting Minutes
March 21, 2017
Vice President, Michelle Kirby: Welcome and thanks again to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space. Please read/review the Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct points above. Welcome to new members: Name, Street and profession; hobby; burning question? Elected Officials SHORT Update (if any are present). David Dreyer: School funding overhaul bill has been pulled. Bill to change the term “mental retardation”. City of Atlanta delegation to bring affordable housing solutions. Grant Park Conservancy– GPConservancy.org. Grant Park Parent Network: Update- GrantParkParents.org. Run Before You Crawl 5K 4/8/17. Egg Hunt 4/15/17. Earth Day Workday 4/22/17. Red Carpet Rendezvous 4/29/17. Yard Sale 5/6/17.
Vice President, Dr. Michelle Kirby: Passed around sign-up and volunteer sheet, make sure info is correct.. Advised new members to check in or sign in. GPNA meeting signs: contact Michelle if interested. Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left. GPPN Yard Sale: April 22. Volunteers Needed. Tour of Homes: May 20 and 21 Volunteers are needed.
Secretary: February minutes approved at the end of the meeting.
Treasurer: Report—the GPNA is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible..
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman: Zone 6 APD update: Reported crimes are significantly lower now than last year. Memorial Drive corridor still experiencing vehicle break-ins. The Trestletree incident on 3/20 was not a shooting, but an altercation and head injury. Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404 612-7012. Neighborhood Watch Update: Memorial Drive corridor still experiencing vehicle break-ins but down significantly. No crimes against persons in Grant Park. Vehicle break-ins, bicycle and lawnmower theft. NPU-W meets on Wednesday nights. March meeting to cover liquor license for the George.
Economic Development, Stephen Powner: Sunbursts are $75 and available online, $50 at the GPNA meetings. Grant Park Gathering TBD.
Homes and History, Paul Simo: Historic Design Regulation Rewrite Update. Tip of the Month: do not pressure wash your house, only use soft bristle brushes. Historic Design Regulation Rewrite Update: New Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)—CA3-16- 076: 453 Waldo Street (roof/rear addition); CA3-17- 002: 380 Cameron Street; CA3-17- 023: 534 Robinson Avenue; CA3-17- 024: 534 Robinson Avenue; CA2-17- 0 & 034: 519 Memorial Drive; CA2-17- 037: 651 McDonald Street; CA3-17- 038: 647 Atlanta Avenue (rear addition);CA3-17- 039: 456 Robinson Avenue (rear addition); CA2-17- 058: 519 Cherokee Avenue; CA3-17- 078: 453 Waldo Street (roof/rear addition); Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month.
Technology, Stephanie Warner: Sign up at gpna.org and follow us on Facebook. Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile: expire every year, make sure yours is up to date.
Philanthropic, Tom Merandi: No report.
Fundraising: Tour of Homes— Volunteers need to contact Michelle K. or Heidi Reis at TourOfHomes@GPNA.org. Mothball: November 2017—Volunteers need to contact Nikkia or Homer Hammonds at Mothball@GPNA.org.
Land Use and Zoning, Rick Hudson: Atlanta Streets Alive: Sunday, April 23 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. The city is considering approving tiny houses to be built on R5 lots. Contact Carla Smith’s office for more information.
Open Floor Discussion: Grant Park Farmers Market is now open from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Give Children the World (501c3) is seeking donations of old desktop computers. Smiles 4 Grant Park, a new dental office, is opening in the Leonard in June or July of 2017.
8:35 pm – Meeting Adjourned – See more at: http://gpna.org/info/108786#sthash.85Ct72bh.dpuf.