GPNA Meeting Agendas

GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the December 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.
  • Use 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?
  • Present $500 Grants for all of Grant Parks local schools!
  • School updates: Caitlin Sims: Parkside Elementary School; Maya Jenkins: Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS); Stephanie Johnson: Maynard H. Jackson High School; Mr. Howard: King Middle School; Keisha Hancock: Wesley International Academy
  • Becky Katz: Chief Bicycle Officer City of Atlanta Office of Planning
  • Hunter Hanger: Arts at Oakland Event January 19, 2016
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you're a new member.
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • November 17, 2015, Minutes presented
Treasurer - No Report

Committee Reports
Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
    • Zone 6 APD update
    • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, [email protected], 404 612-7012
  • Neighborhood Watch Update
  • Grant Requests: Zone 6 Holiday Toy Drive & Ambassadors
Land Use and Zoning
  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers
  • Turner Field Update
  • This Old House interested in filming a Grant Park renovation
  • MARTA Route 32 Changes
  • Bill Kennedy Way Accidents Update
Economic Development
  • Grant Park Grinchy Gathering Update
  • Rob Bernier: Mothball Update
  • 2016 Annual Sponsors
Homes & History – No report
  • New Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)
  • Historic Design Regulations Rewrite Update
  • January 2016: 367 Park Ave Open House/Fundraiser
Technology – No report

Philanthropic – No report

New Business/Open Floor
Campaign Rules – Each candidate can speak for 1 minute

Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming Meetings:
  • Philanthropic Committee: Thursday, 12/17/15, 7pm, Georgia Hill Center
  • Public Safety Committee: Wednesday, 12/16/15, 6:30pm, Eastside UMC Church
  • NPU-W Meeting: Wednesday, 12/16/15, 7:30pm, Eastside UMC Church
  • Homes & History Committee: Monday, 12/28/15, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center
  • Technology Committee: Monday, 12/28/15, 8pm, Dakota Blue
  • Transportation Committee: Thursday, 01/07/16, 6:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 01/07/16, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • GPNA: 01/19/16, 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.
  • Help fund Grant Park Security Patrol (GPSP) patrol hours:
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Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s Mission:
Preserving History. Embracing Diversity. Building Community.

GPNA Meeting Agendas