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NPU W General Meeting – January 2022

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

1. Call to Order at 7:30pm/Opening Remarks/Introductions/Roll Call – 4 min

2. Updates from City and State Representatives on the COVID-19 Response – as needed

3. Approval of last month’s Meeting notes – 2 min

4. Approval of today’s Agenda (amended) & Consent Agenda – 2 min Revised Agenda

adopted unanimously

5. Updates from Elected representatives and City Departments

Atlanta Police & Atlanta Fire Rescue – 5 min ea

Mr. Ries Z6 provided update with a focus on recent arrest of juveniles with stolen firearms in their possession

AFR not present

Elected representatives – 5 min ea

Dist. 1 Jason Winston provided update on issues his Office is working toward resolving such as solid waste services

Jason Winston | Atlanta City Councilmember | District 1, 55 Trinity Avenue SW, Suite 2933 Atlanta, GA 30303, O: 404-330-6039 | M: 404-290-7347 | jwinston@atlantaga.gov

Dist. 5 Liliana Bakhtiari provided update on issues her Office is working toward resolving such as dumping sites, vacant properties. Contact Info for Council Member Bakhtiari: lbakhtiari@atlantaga.gov 404-274-8115

City Departments – 3 min ea

ATL 311 Ebony Batiste – explained what ATL 311 is & how to reach; partnering with P.A.D. (Policing Alternatives and Diversions Initiative)

Solicitors Office Brittany Prescott – explained services offered. 55 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta 30303 | 404.330.6070 | npumail@atlantaga.gov

Code Enforcement Officer Parks – currently under quarantine & unable to visit properties; assigned to 3 NPUs; gave brief update on certain properties 404 904 2201 Officer Parks

6. Distinguished Service awards – 4 min ea Deferred to February

7. Committee Reports:

Leadership update – 1 min Update on issues discussed during the month by Leadership

ByLaws; Land Use & Zoning; Neighborhood Safety; Transportation – 3 min ea

Update from each committee on meetings held this month & items discussed

8. City Planning, Planner’s Report – 3 min

Christian Olteanu – Update on NPU University classes; 1800 individuals participated in 2020, the NPU University is now open for 2022; Plan A of the CDP visit any public library for a copy; nominations for 2022 Design Awards are now open.

9. Matters for Voting (listed below)

10. Presentations

Fulton County Government: Alex Trachtenberg – (scheduled for February) 11.

By Laws Committee (introduction at January meeting for February meeting vote): Motion to make punctuation and grammar corrections to the 2022 Bylaws and the 2022 Operating Procedures as follows: Reference : Error – Correction

Bylaws:

Article 2, A, #2: Missing “.” at the end of the sentence – Add “.” to end of sentence

Article 2, A, #12: Double space after the end of the first sentence  – Delete one of the spaces after the first sentence period

Article 2, B, 1st para: Missing “.” at the end of the paragraph – Add “.” to end of paragraph

Article 2, B, 4th para: Double space after “Representative:“ – Delete one of the spaces after “Representative: “

Article 3, D, #6: Double space after “#4“ – Delete one of the spaces after “#4 “

Article 3, E, #5: Missing “.” at end of sentence – Add “.” to end of sentence

Article 3, E, #7: Double space after “#5“ – Delete one of the spaces after “#5”

Article 3, G, 1st sentence: Double “.” and end of sentence Missing “,” – Remove one of the “.”

Article 4, A, 2nd sentence: Extraneous “I” after “monthly” – Add “,” after “Procedures”

Article 4, A, 2nd para, 2nd sentence: Missing “.” at the end of the paragraph – Remove the extraneous “I”

Article 4, E, 1st para: Missing “.” at the end of paragraph – Add “.” to the end of the paragraph Add “.” to the end of the paragraph

Article 5, I, 3rd para: Formatting error – footer appears in table – Reformat footer to eliminate error

Operating Procedures:

Section I, C – table: Formatting error – footer appears near top of page – Reformat document to eliminate error

Throughout document: Formatting error – footer appears near top of page – Reformat document to eliminate error

ii.

Motion to replace the words “by simple majority of the voting body” with “by 2/3 majority of the eligible voting residents” in Section VIII, A of the Operating Procedures. – 2 min

Leadership Committee Motion to call the question Approved 18-7-4

i. Motion to confirm the Elected Representatives for 2022, as shown on the npu-

w.org website. – 2 min Held

ii. Motion to confirm the committee nominated committee chairs for 2022: Bylaws, R.

Lall; Land Use & Zoning, S. Hassan, M. Snyder; Neighborhood Safety, R. Lall;

Transportation, S. Hassan. – 2 min Approved 22-4-1

iii. Motion to rescind a motion made at the December 2021 NPU-W General meeting

to appoint Ronald Lall as the 2022 APAB delegate and Steve Carr as the 2022 APAB alternate. The motion was not in compliance with Article 3, F, #3 of the 2021 ByLaws. – 2 min Approved 21-7-2

iv. Motion to confirm Ronald Lall as the 2022 APAB delegate and Mike Gardner as the 2022 APAB alternate (2022 ByLaws, Article 3, F, #3). – 2 min Approved 17-10-4

v. Introduce the concept of a NPU-W City Legislation Input Working Group. – 2 min

Motion to open up Leadership Committee to anyone who wants to attend 21-4-5

13. Announcements (one announcement per person per meeting) – 2 min

Announcement in regards to an Appeal (V-21-315)to be heard at the BZA request NPU-W to support

14. Adjourn at 10:00pm