GPNA Meeting Agendas

GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

There's much to discuss this month, so we hope to see you there.

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 and busniesses: Name; street; hobby; burning question?
  • Elected Officials’ SHORT Update (if any are present)
    • Rep. David Dryer’s office update (Kurtis Fulmer)
  • Grant Park Schools Update
  • Grant Park Conservancy (www.GPConservancy.org)
  • Grant Park Parent Network Update - (www.GrantParkParents.org)
    • Parents Night Out: 3/9/2018
    • Easter Egg Hunt: 3/31/2018
    • Run Before You Crawl: 4/14/2018
    • GPPN Playgroups
  • Grant Park Neighborhood Happenings
  • Historic Oakland Cemetery
    • Arts at Oakland, Saturday 19th May from 4:30-10:00 p.m.
    • Tunes from the Tombs, 6/9/2018
  • 2018 Action Items and Proposed Budget
  • GPNA meeting venue update

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

  • January Minutes (approval vote toward the end of the meeting)

Treasurer

  • Report
  • The GPNA is a 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 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, (404) 612-7012
    • Major Neil Klotzer, new Zone 6 Commander
    • Liquor Review License applications

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 – Your Pie on 3/1/18 from 6-8 pm
  • Now in charge of Sunbursts – Order one today and have it by Friday!

Fundraising

  • Congratulations to Laura Keen for stepping into the Fundraising Chair position
  • Grant Park Spring Tour of Homes set! May 19 and 20th from 12-5pm. Looking for homeowner volunteers and also organizing committee volunteers
  • Volunteers needed!

Homes & History

  • Townhomes at McDonald and Boulevard update
  • Preservation Tip of Month

Land Use and Zoning (including Transportation and Transit)

  • Loomis St update
  • “Don’t Block the Box” at McDonald and Boulevard update
  • Department of City Planning Placemaking Program Question and Answer Meeting
  • 800 Glenwood listening session update

Minutes Approval Vote              
New Business/Open Floor

Adjourn – 8:30pm

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