GPNA Meeting Minutes

GPNA Meeting Minutes - 2015, November 17

Date:                                                    November 17, 2015
Time:                                                   7:32 pm to 8:57 pm
Location:                                             ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta               
Officers Present:                            Lauren Rocereta - President
                                                          Jeffrey Rogers - Vice President
                                                          Kristin Andris - Secretary
                                                        Rob Bernier – Economic Development
                                                         Rick Hudson - Land Use & Zoning                                                           Kim Holland - Philanthropic
                                                          Stephanie Warner - Technology
                                                          Jim Vorix - Transportation

 
7:32 pm            Meeting Commenced
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, January 19, 2016 at 7:30pm
  • New member welcome and introductions
  • Stephanie Warner: Ormond-Grant Park will get new park. It will be ADA accessible and dog friendly
  • Elections for 2016 GPNA officers approved unanimously
  • Elections for 2016 NPU repreentatives elected with one objection
  • Education
    • Maynard Jackson High School: 
      • Overview of IB program
    • Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School: Elayna Wilson
      • First term of the year has finished
      • ANCS is completing application for IB program
  • Grant Park Conservancy Update
    • Conservancy's Alisa Chambers is on maternity leave
    • Current membership drive allows you to receive an oak leaf ornmaent for joining
  • GPPN Update, Kristen Silton
    • Holiday Toy Drive  - Gifts can be dropped off at Winter Wonderland or at 585 Cherokee Ave SE
    • Winter Wonderland on Dec 12, 4-6 pm, St. Paul
    • PreK Kindergarden forum is being planned
       
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 vicepresident@gpna.org
     
Secretary, Kristin Andris
  • Presented minutes from October 2015
     
Economic Development Committee Chair, Rob Bernier
  • Grant Park Grinchy Gathering, December 10, 6-8 p.m., Ziba's Bistro
     
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • You can volunteer for neighborhood watch by emailing brad.nevin@gmail.com. 
  • Trip to 911 Center was a success
  • You can complete Smart 911 form to ensure emergency response has address linked to your cell phone
  • Zone 6 APD update - Captain Gourley, New Zone 6 Captain
    • Main crime is vehicle break ins, keep your car clean to help minimize those incidences
    • Shed and crawl space burglaries are also common, so keep those secure
       
Transportation, Jim Vorix
  • Motion approved unanimously to support ANCS Safe Routes to Schools resolution
  • Motion approved unanimously to support resolution on Bill Kennedy Way accidents

Land Use and Zoning, Rick Hudson
  • Arts Exchange plans are in due diligence period
  • Glen Castle Project Mentioned in Creative Loafing- We are asking that they attempt to preserve all three buildings
  • Grant Park Gateway Project Update
  • 1040 Grant Street Update

Fundraising
  • Mothball  Update
  • 2016 Annual Sponsorships are available

Technology
  • No report

Meeting minutes from September 2015 approved.

Open Floor Discussion:
  • Intown Healthy Hound and Grant Park Coffee House will take UPS packages this holiday season
  • Dance 411 is hosting a day camp on the Monday-Wednesday before Thanksgiving
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8:57 pm - Meeting Adjourned