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GPNA Meeting Minutes – May 17, 2016

GPNA Meeting Minutes
May 17, 2016
President, Lauren Rocereta: Welcomed everyone, explained the agenda and open floor rules, and voting eligibility. Thank you to Zoo Atlanta for allowing the use of the building for the meeting.Next meeting is Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30pm.
New member welcome and introductions. Motion to accept Mia Pond as Porch Press representative. Motion to move to censure of Steve Carr until 2017. Motion approved with 14 in favor, 11 opposed, and 13 abstentions.
Rodney Milton, City of Atlanta Office of Planning and City Council Member Carla Smith: LCI Presentation. Turner Field update. Next Meeting is Tuesday, June 7.
Gigi Connor, Grant Park Conservancy Update.
Shelly Brockman, Ormond Grant Park Renovation. Update on progress. Follow on Facebook to stay tuned. The park received a grant from Park Pride. A community event will be held on June 18 for park.
GPPN Update, Holly WilhelmSummer Social will be held on June 11. Music in the Meadow continues. A new playgroup has started for babies born between September. 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017.
Vice President, Jeffrey Rogers: Passed around sign-up and volunteer sheet, make sure info is correct. Advised new members to check in or sign in.
Secretary, Kristin Andris: April minutes presented.
Economic Development Committee Chair, Rob Bernier: No report.
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman: Motion to support liquor license applications for Kroger at Glenwood Park. Motion approved unanimously. You can volunteer for neighborhood watch by emailing Follow Court Watch to see how you can advocate for your community’s safety at trials.
Zone 6 APD update – Lt. Floyd, Zone 6. Update on Crime.
Transportation: Ormond-Grant Park pedestrian safety walk-through, May 19 at 6:00pm. Land Use and Zoning, Rick Hudson: Cherokee Lots Update. Historic regulations change in Sub Area 2 of Commercial District: Atlantic Realty. Motion approved unanimously 1039 Grant Street Zoning Condition Changes for Adaptive Reuse. Motion to support approved unanimously. Park Pride: Update on Lanier Park.
Fundraising: Tour of Homes is May 21 and 22. Technology: Sign up at and follow us on Facebook.
Homes & History: Review of Historic Districts. Preservation Tip: Overview of Historic Districts. Boulevard Community Garden Grant: Motion to support approved unanimously. New COAs for 670 McDonald Street, 780 Woodson Street, and 320 Cherokee Place: all approved unanimously.
Open Floor Discussion: Introduction: David Dreyer, Candidate for House District 59 with election on May 24. Turner Field Update: Rick Hudson. April minutes approved unanimously.

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