GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the October 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.
  • Utilize the acronym sheet & map provided to follow along.
Call to Order – 7:30pm 

Officer Reports
  • Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
  • Welcome new members: profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Elections/NPU-W Reps
  • Brad Nevin & Amanda Pellerin: Neighborhood Watch
  • Stephanie Warner: Ormond-Grant Park Playground
  • Kristen Silton: Grant Park Parent Network (GPPN) Update
  • Stephanie Johnson : Maynard Jackson High School
  • Gigi Conner: Grant Park Conservancy Update
  • Travis Johnson: Rec Center Update
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you're a new member.
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • September 15, 2015 Minutes presented
Treasurer - Update Report

Committee Reports
Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
    • Zone 6 APD update
    • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, [email protected], 404 612-7012
  • Ms. Waller’s Porch, 938 Cherokee Ave
  • Center For Working Families Friendraiser: 10/22/2015, 6pm, 389 Ormond St
  • Center For Working Families Grant
  • Southwest Christian Fellowship Clothing Drive
  • High schoolers needed for volunteer hours for local non-profits
Land Use and Zoning
  • Memorial Drive: Larkin Coil Adaptive Re-use (AKA Habitat for Humanity)
  • 800 Glenwood
  • FCS Ministries for Sale
Economic Development
  • Grant Park Grinchy Gathering: 12/1015, 5-8pm, Ziba’s Bistro
  • Rob Bernier: Mothball Update
  • November Transportation Meeting Rescheduled: 11/12/15, 6:30PM, ARC Bldg Tech Lab
  • PEDS Walking Tour: Effective Low Cost Safety: 10/26/15, 5:15pm, King Memorial MARTA Station or 6pm Midtown MARTA Station
  • 2016 Sponsorship Drive
  • Google Fiber Sign Up
  • Recent Certificates of Appropriateness (COA)
  • Historic Regulations Rewrite Update  
New Business/Open Floor
Campaign Rules – Each candidate can speak for 1 minute

Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming Meetings:
  • Technology Committee: Monday, 10/26/15, 8pm, Dakota Blue
  • Public Safety Committee: Wednesday, 10/28/15, 6:30pm, Eastside UMC Church
  • NPU-W Meeting: Wednesday, 10/28/15, 7:30pm, Eastside UMC Church
  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 11/05/15, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • Transportation Committee: Thursday, 11/12/15, 6:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • Philanthropic Committee: Thursday, 11/19/15, 7pm, Georgia Hill Center
  • Historic Committee: Monday, 11/16/15, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center
  • GPNA: 12/22/15, 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) to help fund patrol hours:
  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press | Email Word format documents to [email protected] or call 678.849.7307. 
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