GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the June 2015 meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA). The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Coca-Cola World Studio of the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building at Zoo Atlanta. Enter through the C5 gate located at the SE corner of the Cherokee Ave parking lots for Zoo Atlanta.
  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register, be 18 years or older, and reside in Grant Park. You are then eligible to vote from your second meeting forward as long as you remain a resident. All neighbors eligible to vote can make motions and second them.
  • Please: reserve comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor, take conversations into the lobby, and utilize the acronym sheet/map to follow along effectively.
  • Let neighbors know you’re at this meeting by checking in to: FourSquare, Facebook, etc.
Call to Order – 7:30pm 

Officer Reports
  • Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
  • Welcome new members: profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Present Grants: Erskine Fountain; GPPN; St. Paul Children’s Ministry
  • King Middle School Update
  • Principal Caitlin Sims of Parkside Elementary Education: Education Update
  • David Dryer & Matt Friesen: Grant Park Conservancy Update
  • Lauren Sumrall: GPPN Update
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you're a new member.
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • GPNA Meeting Minutes – 2015, May 19
Treasurer - Updated Report

Committee Reports
Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
    • Zone 6 APD update
    • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, [email protected], 404 612-7012
  • Grant Park Neighborhood Watch: Brad Nevin, [email protected]
  • Neighbor in Need
Economic Development
  • SEABA Soiree: June 18, 5:30-7:15, Hodgepodge Coffeehouse
  • Grant Park Gathering: June 25, 6-9pm, Stone Soup Kitchen
Land Use and Zoning
  • Grant St Flowers Bakery Property – Site Plan Change
  • PEDS Grant Vote
  • Gordon Jones: Cyclorama Relocation Update
  • Historic Design Regulations Sub Committee Re-write
  • Education & Training
  • New Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)
  • Preservation Tip of the Month
  • Rob Bernier: Mothball planning
Technology – No report

New Business/Open Floor

Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming Meetings:
  • Philanthropic Committee: 06/18/15, 7pm, Georgia Hill Center Room 316
  • Public Safety Committee: Wednesday, 06/24/15, 6:30pm, Eastside UMC Church
  • NPU-W Meeting: Wednesday, 06/24/15, 7:30pm, Eastside UMC Church
  • Economic Development & Fundraising: Monday, 06/25/15, 7pm, Dakota Blue
  • Technology Committee: Monday, 06/25/15, 8pm, Dakota Blue
  • Neighborhood Watch: Saturday, 06/27/15, 11am, Grant Park Rec Center
  • Transportation Committee: Thursday, 07/02/15, 6:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 07/02/15, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • Historic Committee: Monday, 07/20/15, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center
  • GPNA: 07/21/15, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta ARC Bldg, Coca-Cola World Studio
General Info:
  • When contacting police: Dial 911 FIRST; call the Zone 6 precinct second at 404.371.5002.
  • To report City service related issues dial 311.
  • Join the Grant Park Security Patrol (GPSP) and help fund patrol hours:
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Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s Mission:
Preserving History. Embracing Diversity. Building Community.

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