GPNA Monthly Meeting Minutes

GPNA Meeting Minutes - 2017, March 21

Approved at 4/18 GPNA meeting.

Date:                                 3/21/2017
Time:                                 7:35 pm to 8:33 pm
Location:                            ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta               
Officers Present:                 Dr. Michelle R. Kirby - Vice President
                                          Laura Keen- Secretary
                                          Michelle Botwinick - Treasurer
                                          Stephen L. Powner – Economic Development
                                          Paul Simo - Homes and History
                                          Chris Newman - Public Safety
                                          Stephanie Warner - Technology

7:35 pm            Meeting Commenced

Vice President, Michelle Kirby
  • 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)
    • David Dreyer
      • School funding overhaul bill has been pulled
      • Bill to change the term “mental retardation”
      • City of Atlanta delegation to bring affordable housing solutions
  • Grant Park Conservancy- GPConservancy.org
  • Grant Park Parent Network Update- GrantParkParents.org
    • Run Before You Crawl 5K 4/8/17
    • Egg Hunt 4/15/17
    • Earth Day Workday 4/22/17
    • Red Carpet Rendezvous 4/29/17
    • Yard Sale 5/6/17
 
Vice President, Dr. Michelle Kirby
  • Passed around sign-up and volunteer sheet, make sure info is correct
  • Advised new members to check in or sign in
  • GPNA meeting signs: contact Michelle if interested
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • GPPN Yard Sale: April 22, 2017 Volunteers Needed
  • Tour of Homes: May 20 and 21 Volunteers Needed
 
Secretary
  • February minutes approved at the end of meeting
 
Treasurer:
  • Report
  • The GPNA is a IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible!
 
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • Zone 6 APD update:
    • Reported crimes are significantly lower now than last year
    • Memorial Dr corridor still experiencing vehicle break-ins
    • The Trestletree incident on 3/20 was not a shooting, but an altercation and head injury
  • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, keith.lamar@fultoncountyga.gov, 404 612-7012
  • Neighborhood Watch Update
    • Memorial Dr. corridor still experiencing vehicle break-ins but down significantly
    • No crimes against persons in Grant Park
    • Vehicle break-ins, bicycle and lawnmower theft
  • NPU-W meets on Wednesday nights
    • March meeting to cover liquor license for the George
 
Economic Development, Stephen Powner
  • Sunbursts are $75 and available online, $50 at the GPNA meetings
  • Grant Park Gathering TBD
 
Homes and History, Paul Simo
  • Historic Design  Regulation Rewrite Update
  • Tip of the Month: do not pressure wash your house, only use soft bristle brushes  
  • Historic Design Regulation Rewrite Update
  • New Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)
    • CA3-16- 076: 453 Waldo St. SE (roof/rear addition)
    • CA3-17- 002: 380 Cameron St. SE
    • CA3-17- 023: 534 Robinson Av. SE
    • CA3-17- 024: 534 Robinson Av. SE
    • CA2-17- 0 & 034: 519 Memorial Av. SE
    • CA2-17- 037: 651 McDonald St. SE
    • CA3-17- 038:  647 Atlanta Av, SE (rear addition)
    • CA3-17- 039: 456 Robinson Av, SE (rear addition)
    • CA2-17- 058: 519 Cherokee Av. SE
    • CA3-17- 078: 453 Waldo St. SE (roof/rear addition)
  • Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month
 
Technology, Stephanie Warner
  • Sign up at gpna.org and follow us on Facebook
  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile: expire every year, make sure yours is up to date
 
Philanthropic, Tom Merandi:
  • No report
 
Fundraising:
  • Tour of Homes
    • Volunteers need to contact Michelle K. or Heidi Reis at TourOfHomes@GPNA.org
  • Mothball: November 2017
    • Volunteers need to contact Nikkia or Homer Hammonds at Mothball@GPNA.org
 
Land Use and Zoning, Rick Hudson
  • Atlanta Streets Alive: Sunday April 23rd 2-6pm
  • City is considering approving tiny houses to be built on R5 lots
  • Contact Carla Smith’s office for more information


Open Floor Discussion:
  • Grant Park Farmers Market is from 9-1 now
  • Give Children the World (501c3) is seeking donations of old desktop computers
  • New dental office opening in the Leonard June or July of 2017 Smiles 4 Grant Park
 

8:35 pm - Meeting Adjourned

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