GPNA Meeting Agendas

GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We hope to see you tonight!

Welcome! Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the general membership monthly meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA). The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Coca-Cola World Studio of the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building in Zoo Atlanta. Enter through the C5 gate located at the southeast corner of the Cherokee Av. parking lots.
  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register, be 18 years or older, and reside or work in a business located in the official boundaries of the Grant Park neighborhood. You are then eligible to vote from your second meeting forward as long as you remain a resident or business employee. All neighbors that are eligible to vote can also make motions or second them.
  • We loosely or informally follow Robert’s Rules of Order for our proceedings in order to keep discussions moving along in the interest of valuing everyone’s time.
  • Please DO NOT arbitrarily interject comments or questions aloud. Instead, please wait to be recognized of your entitlement to the floor before speaking to the membership. And then ask/make one, and only one, question/comment before allowing others to have a turn.
  • Please reserve your comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor.
  • Please take all side conversations all the way into the lobby and close the doors behind you.
  • Please use the acronym sheet and neighborhood map provided on the lobby tables to follow along with the discussions.

Call to Order – 7:30 p.m.

Officer Reports

  • Welcome and thanks again to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
  • Please read/review the Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct points above.
  • Welcome to new members: Name, Street and profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Elected Officials SHORT Update (if any are present)
  • Historic Oakland Cemetery
    • Master Plan Survey – David Moore, Executive Director
    • Arts At Oakland – Besty Trope, Manager of Special Events
    • Tunes from the Tombs – Besty Trope, Manager of Special Events
  • Headband Bonanza 2016 5K race – Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to ?
  • Grant Park Conservancy
  • Grant Park Parent Network Update – Amy Klenc, Community Outreach Chair
  • Grant Park Schools
    • Genesis Innovation Academy – Dr. Gavin Samms, Head of Schools
  • Trestle Tree Village Presentation – Marie Mower (, 404-434-6022)
  • 2017 Proposed Budget
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you’re a new member.
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left
Secretary – November, December and January Minutes

Treasurer – GPNA is a 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible!
  • Report of 2016 GPNA donations and accomplishments

Committee Reports

Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
  • Sign up at and follow us on Facebook (info below)
  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile
Economic Development
  • Now in charge of Sunbursts
  • Grant Park Gathering Coming Soon! – Location TBD
  • Tour of Homes is May 20 and 21 this year
  • Mothball 2017

Homes & History

  • Historic Design Regulation Rewrite Update
  • New Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)
  • Tip of the Month
Land Use and Zoning (including Tranportation and Transit)
  • Update
  • Atlanta Streets Alive, Sunday, April 23, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Philanthropic – No Report

New Business/Open Floor
Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming GPNA Meetings:
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
  • Technology Committee: Every Fourth Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., 393 Ormond St.
  • Land Use & Zoning (including Transit & Transportation) Committee: Every First Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, ARC Building, Tech Lab
  • Homes & History Committee: Every Third Monday, 7:00 p.m., Atlanta Preservation Center
  • GPNA General Monthly Membership Meeting: Every Third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Studio
Upcoming NPU-W Meetings (@Village Church of East Atlanta)
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
  • NPU-W Transportation Committee: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
  • NPU-W General Meeting: Every Fourth Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
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  • To report City service related issues dial 311.
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