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GPNA Minutes – September 15, 2015

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, October 20 at 7:30pm. New member welcome and introductions.
Traffic Study Resolution approved by a vote of 28-1-1.
Trees Atlanta, Alex Beatley: Upcoming plantings. Volunteer to plant or to have a tree planted in your yard,
Education: SEACS (Southeast Atlanta Communities for Schools) will host an IB Townhall meeting on Thurs, September 17 at 7:00pm at Maynard Jackson High School. Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is hosting a yard sale on Saturday, September 19. King Middle School – Erica Nimmons & Shevon Howard: King won attendance record with 91% attendance. In process of getting an IB program.
Grant Park Conservancy Update: Explanation of large events and permitting process. Permits are handled through city. If you see rules broken, call 9-1-1 to report. Lantern Parade, October 23 at 6:00pm.
GPPN Update, Kim Ritger: Movie night fundraiser, September 26, 7 pm, Burns Mansion. Halloween Parade, October 24 at 4:30 at the Milledge Fountain. Sitter and Nanny Share page:
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. If you have a GPNA meeting reminder yard sign, please email Jeffrey at
Secretary, Kristin Andris: Presented minutes from August 2015. Philanthropic, Kim Holland: Update on Ms. Waller’s Porch, 983 Cherokee Avenue – Donations accepted at GPNA Scholarship to be relaunched – stay tuned. Southwest Christian Fellowship is hosting a drive.
Economic Development Committee Chair, Rob Bernier: Grant Park Gathering on September 24 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at Agave Restaurant.
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman: You can volunteer for neighborhood watch by emailing Zone 6 APD update – Lt. Desmond Floyd,, 404-673-9423. Keep your car clean. 43% decrease in crime compared to this time last year.
Land Use and Zoning, Rick Hudson: Memorial Drive: Larkin Coil Adaptive Re-use (AKA Habitat for Humanity) update. Grant-Ormond Neighborhood Commercial: Mediterranean Restaurant to be included. Berne/Mercer Development Vote: LUZ Recommendation to ZRB. 734 Mercer subdivision motion approved unanimously. GPNA will withdraw from Turner Field Community Benefits Coalition.
Transportation, Jim Vorix: ANCS Safe Routes to Schools Letter of Support- Motion to support approved unanimously.
Homes and History, Paul Simo: No report.
Fundraising: Mothball event planning in works. It will be held on Nov 14 at Rec Center.
Technology: No report.
Meeting minutes from August 2015 approved.
Open Floor Discussion: October 3 is Old Fourth Ward Flux Night. September 27 is Atlanta Preservation Center discussion on Leo Frank lynching. Concern expressed for large events not being permitted correctly by the city.

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