GPNA Meeting Agendas

GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Greetings all GP neighbors. This month is committee and chair election month for GPNA. We strongly encourage all GPNA members to show up at 7:00 PM the night of the meeting to check in and get your ballot, election procedure instructions, and other pertinent neighborhood information. We are expecting a large crowd. The monthly meeting will start promptly at 7:30 PM and proceed into the election process shortly thereafter.

Welcome! Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct
  • Welcome to the general membership monthly meeting of 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 gate C5 located at the southeast corner of the Cherokee Av. parking lots.
  • Please turn all cell phones to off or at least vibrate.
  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register in the membership rolls, 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. We practice discussions in this meeting, NOT conversations.
  • 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
 
President        
  • Welcome and thanks again to Zoo Atlanta
  • 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)
  • Grant Park Conservancy (www.GPConservancy.org)
  • Grant Park Parent Network Update – Holly Wilhelm (www.GrantParkParents.org)
  • Grant Park Schools
  • Grant Park Neighborhood Happenings
  • Jeff McCord – Candle Light Tour of Homes (www.candlelighttourofhomes.com). December 9 & 10, 2017, 6:00-10:00 PM.
  • 2017 Grant Park Farmers Market – Every Sunday, 9a – 1p, April – December 17, 2017
  • Historic Oakland Cemetery
  • 2018 GPNA Officers and Chairs election

Vice-President
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you’re a new member
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet
  • GPNA Monthly meeting reminder signs & Spread the word

Secretary
  • October Minutes (approval vote toward the end of the meeting) 
 
Treasurer
  • Report
  • The GPNA is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible!
 
Committee Reports

Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update 
  • Zone 6 APD update
  • Zone 6 Police Toy Drive
  • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, (404) 612-7012
  • Philanthropic
  • Nicholas House – “Make a Meal” Grant Park volunteers needed

Technology 
  • Sign up at gpna.org and follow us on Facebook (info below)
  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile
  • If you are not receiving contact information from GPNA, please contact technology@gpna.org

Economic Development
  • Welcome to new businesses in Grant Park
  • Grant Park Gathering Update
  • Now in charge of Sunbursts – Order one today and have it by Friday!

Fundraising 
  • Sponsorship Package update. Businesses, please become a sponsor! Contact fundraising@gpna.org for more information.
  • Mothball 2017 highlights
  • Volunteers needed!

Homes & History 
  • Confederate Avenue renaming update
  • 262 Ormond update
  • Preservation Tip of Month

Land Use and Zoning (including Transportation and Transit)
  • 385 Grant Circle - Variance Application V-17-303
  • 603 Boulevard – Variance Application V-17-298

Minutes Approval Vote
New Business/Open Floor
Campaign Rules – Each candidate can speak for 1 minute
Adjourn – 9:00pm



Upcoming GPNA Meetings:
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Every 4th 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 4th 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.
  • NPU-W Land Use and Zoning: Every 1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
  • NPU-W Transportation Committee: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
  • NPU-W General Meeting: Every Fourth Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

General Info:
  • If You See Something, Say Something™: 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: www.grantparksecuritypatrol.org 
  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press: email MS Word format documents to GPEditor@ThePorchPress.com
  • Get a sunburst for your home: $75.00 | Purchase at www.gpna.org/sunburst
  • Like us on Facebook; Twitter @GrantParkGPNA
  • Create account at www.gpna.org to receive neighborhood news and security alerts
  • Local Business Directory: www.gpna.org/directory/partners