GPNA Meeting Agendas

GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

It's our last meeting of the year, so I hope many of you can join us to hear about our 2017 accomplishments and also our year end donations to the neighborhood. Get involved! It's your neighborhood too!

Welcome and Housekeeping
  • 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 PM

Officer Reports
  • 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 Schools Update and GPNA Donation presentation ($500 to 5 Grant Park charter/public schools)
  • Grant Park Conservancy (
  • Grant Park Parent Network Update – Holly Wilhelm (
  • Grant Park Neighborhood Happenings
  • Historic Oakland Cemetery
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you’re a new member
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet
  • GPNA Monthly meeting reminder signs & Spread the word
  • November Minutes (approval vote toward the end of the meeting)
  • Report
  • Yearend donations
  • The GPNA is a IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible!
Committee Reports
Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
    1. Zone 6 APD update
    2. Zone 6 Police Toy Drive
    3. Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, (404) 612-7012
    4. LRB for My Friend’s Growler Show
  • Nicholas House – “Make a Meal” Grant Park volunteers needed
  • Sign up at and follow us on Facebook (info below)
  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile
  • If you are not receiving contact information from GPNA, please contact
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!
  • Sponsorship Package update. Businesses, please become a sponsor! Contact for more information.
  • Volunteer's needed!
Homes & History
  • 280 Milledge
  • 284 Milledge
  • McDonald and Boulevard
  • Preservation Tip of Month
Land Use and Zoning (including Transportation and Transit)
  • Grant Park Gateway update
Minutes Approval Vote
New Business/Open Floor
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:
  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press: email MS Word format documents to
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