Grant Park




GPNA Meeting Minutes
July 2013
 
Date:                                                   July 16, 2013
Time:                                                   7:36 pm to 8:25 pm
Location:                                            ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta
Officers Present:                               Lauren Rocereta, President
                                                            Jeff Rogers, Vice President
                                                            Michelle Botwick, Treasurer
                                                            Kimberly Gibson, Secretary
                                                            Rick Hudson, Land Use & Zoning Committee Chair
                                                            Paul Simo, Historic Committee Chair
                                                            Robert Greenage, Parks & Recreation Committee Chair
                                                            Louie Ingle, Transportation Committee Chair
 
 
7:34 pm            Meeting Commenced
 
President, Lauren Rocereta
  • Welcomed everyone and instructed people to make sure they sign in
  • Explained the agenda and open floor rules
  • Thank you to the zoo for allowing the use of the building
  • Explained voting eligibility
  • Next meeting is Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 7:30pm
  • New member welcome and introductions
    • Zoo Atlanta
      • Rent the zoo for parties or events, evening or day, indoor or out (10% off rental fee for GPNA)
 Secretary, Kimberly Gibson
  • Minutes from June 2013 meeting were presented
 Treasurer, Michelle Botwick
  • Advised of 501 (c)(3) status , $51,051.56 (13k positive this year so far), two donations: CrimeStoppers and Grant Park Ambassadors
 President, Lauren Rocereta
  • Prosecutor, Keith Lamar
  • Zone 6 Officer SImmons for evening watch
    • If suspicious activity is seen - report it so that a record can be kept which enables better tracking of troubled areas
    • Car break-ins are down, a pedestrian robbery recently occurred so be observant when out at night
    • Report code violations to Major Davis
  • Neighbors brought concerns about barOne to NPU-W
  • Explanation of the Grant Park Neighborhood Watch
  • Grant Park Safety Patrol – neighborhood patrol consists of five (5) officers doing 30 hours a week.
Land Use and Zoning Committee Chair, Rick Hudson
  • 800 Glenwood and special administrative permit, pre-emptive rezoning submitted by Carla Smith
  • Aug 8 at 6pm Zoning Review Board meeting at City Hall. (please attend and show support of Beltline Master Plan)
  • Next meeting is Aug 1 at 7pm
  • Jonathon, City Planner – working to implement the master plan to change zoning of underlining districts, review of supplied documents, maps show two areas in Grant Park proper (Trestle Tree North and Grant St). Meetings Aug 12 and Sept 9
 Vice President, Jeff Rogers
  • Passed around sign-up and volunteer sheet, make sure info is correct
  • Advised contact info for committee chairs and officers can be found on the Agenda
President, Lauren Rocereta
  • Fundraising – Mothball committee to meet every two weeks at Ziba’s
 Transportation Committee Chair, Louie Ingle
  • Explanation of committee’s purpose
  • Next meeting Aug 25
  • Traffic calming issues of concern right now
Parks and Recreation Committee Chair, Robert Greenage
  • Event updates on gpna.org
  • Peach Jam was a success
  • If vehicles are scene in the park please alert the police
  • Grant Park Ambassadors need volunteers (grantparkambassadors@gmail.com)
  • Conservancy is partnering with GPPN for a bulletin board at the playground
  • Police are working to curb the illegal activities taking place at night at the Milledge Fountain
  • Increased homeless in the park so they are working with the Path team and United Way to assist
  • Lighting survey completed and map was submitted to the city
  • Board meeting is July 24 at 6:30
  • Halloween Lantern Parade will take place on Oct 26
  • Summer Shade Festival will take place Aug 24-25
  • Dan Chandler, co-chair of Summer Shade Festival, states volunteers are needed for the 11th annual
    • Motion for support of the event, seconded and moved without opposition
  • Fran Carol – 3rd annual Fried Kickin’ Kickball Tournament on Aug 3rd (www.southatlantacivicleague.com)
 President, Lauren Rocereta
  • Economic Development committee nothing to report
 Historic Committee Chair, Paul Simo
  • A few COA’s
  • Grant Park is part of the local and national historic distritct
  • 696 Oakland – architect is working to design a home on the exact footprint left, design to be in accordance to the historic area
  • Preservation Minute: Paint on house – oil and latex do not mix so first test to see which is present before repainting your home. A quick test is to use a Qtip or rag dipped in denatured alcohol and if the paint gets gummy or rubs off when it comes in contact then it’s latex but if not then it’s oil
  • Battle of Atlanta events are on-going across town
 June meeting minutes were brought forth for approval, seconded and approved without opposition
 
Open Floor Discussion:
  • Grant Park Criterium on Aug 18, bike race & family oriented
  • Chelsea Kelly Love, has a Zumba class for toddlers and parents (2½ - 5) on Aug 6 at 10 am at Grant Park Rec Center
  • Tom Tidwell is running for Atlanta Board of Education seat electtidwell.com
  • Andre Dickens is running for Atlanta City Council, andredickens.com
  • Mark’s home stay for host families markshomestay.com
  • Monthly meetings for the electric vehicle club of the south
  • Drawing for The Drafting Table gift card ($25)
Motion for meeting adjournment made, seconded and approved without opposition.
 
8:25 pm            Meeting Adjourned
GPNA Meeting Minutes
June 2013
 
Date:                                                   June 18, 2013
Time:                                                   7:36 pm to 8:42 pm
Location:                                            ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta
Officers Present:                               Lauren Rocereta, President
                                                            Jeff Rogers, Vice President
                                                            Kimberly Gibson, Secretary
                                                            Chris Newman, Public Safety Committee Chair
                                                            Rick Hudson, Land Use & Zoning Committee Chair
                                                            Stephanie Warner, Technology Committee Chair
                                                            Nicole Levine, Fundraising Committee Chair
                                                            Robert Greenage, Parks & Recreation Committee Chair
                                                            Chris Balch, Economic Development Committee Chair
 
 
7:36 pm            Meeting Commenced
 
President, Lauren Rocereta
  • Welcomed everyone and instructed people to make sure they sign in
  • Explained the agenda and open floor rules
  • Thank you to the zoo for allowing the use of the building
  • Explained voting eligibility
  • Next meeting is Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 7:30pm
  • New member welcome and introductions
    • Oakland Cemetery
      • Mary, David and Ashley representing Oakland Cemetery are asking for support of Sunday in the Park (34th year) and Halloween Tour. Sunday in the Park is a victorian themed event with a $5 donation request. Halloween Tour has been expanded to 5 nights Oct 18-19 & Oct 24-27. Costume actors provide guided tours. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 children 11 and under. Tickets go on sale July 15. Motion made in support, seconded and moved without opposition.
 Secretary, Kimberly Gibson
  • Minutes from May 2013 meeting were presented
 President, Lauren Rocereta
  • Treasurer not present - advised of 501 (c)(3) status
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • Introduced new prosecutor, Keith Lamar
  • Application from Young Augustine’s requesting to change applicant name for liquor license as owner is moving to FL
    • Motion, seconded and moved without opposition
  • Eventide Brewery on 1015 Grant St, introduction as they are new to the neighborhood
    • Submitted liquor license application which is required due to the nature of their business but they will not be selling to the public at this time.
    • Wholesale and manufacturing facility
    • Motion, seconded and moved without opposition
  • Zone 6 Officer Wilson for evening watch
    • If suspicious activity is seen - report it so that a record can be kept which enables better tracking of troubled areas
    • Report generators, vehicles and amplified noise in the park
  • Bicycle larceny from yard, make sure to secure bicycles when not in use
  • Beware of your cellular phones at all times
  • Trestle tree – new owner is very sensitive to the neighbor’s concerns regarding crime issues originating from there and has hired off-duty officers
  • NPU-W trying to work for a street closing to supply gated access at Eloise and Confederate Ct
  • Report streetlight outages on gpna.org
  • Crime alert, email notifications – sign up on gpna.org
  • Grant Park Safety Patrol – neighborhood patrol consists of five (5) officers doing 30 hours a week.
Vice President, Jeff Rogers
  • Passed around sign-up and volunteer sheet, make sure info is correct
  • Advised contact info for committee chairs and officers can be found on the Agenda
 President, Lauren Rocereta
  • GPPN - New president has appointed a chair and vice chair for GPNA
 Land Use and Zoning Committee Chair, Rick Hudson
  • 303 Oakland – single family dwelling that was sold to AHA due to condition has applied for demolition permit, recommendation to support AHA CA4-ph-1-7 as foundation is very poor and one report stated it was in immediate risk for collapse within 7 yrs. Neighbors of the property voted unanimously in favor.
  • Motion, seconded and moved without opposition
  • 800 Glenwood – discussed with councilmember, Carla Smith, that GPNA supports the Beltline Master Plan. Carla Smith introduced rezoning for high density, which is in line with the Beltline Master Plan. Body was asked for support of the rezoning.
  • Discussion regarding the 9 floor mixed use bldg that was originally veto’d and it was stated that this rezoning is the only classification in line with the Beltline Master Plan
  • Discussion regarding transportation concerns and that they be re-evaluated to accommodate the high density rezoning
  • Motion from committee, seconded and moved without opposition (legislation was already introduced, body asked to support)
  • Next Meeting is July 11, 2013 from 7-9pm
 Fundraising Committee Chair, Nicole Levine
  • Moth Ball will be a Hootenanny themed event in the fall. Next meeting to discuss plans will be June 25, 2013 at 6:30 at Ziba’s
  • Sunbursts are for sale (email sunburst@gpna.org or purchase online).
 Parks and Recreation Committee Chair, Robert Greenage
  • Event updates on gpna.org
  • June 7th Deloitte did an impact day where 100 employees came out to help clean up the park
  • Several upcoming races, family reunions and festivals planned
  • Working to complete a lighting survey throughout the park
  • Zoo Atlanta will be planting 170 new trees in the park because of the new reptile house expansion
  • Formal complaint filed with the city against the mowers
  • Summer Shade Festival will take place Aug 24-25
  • Trees Atlanta doing a tree walk June 29
  • Peach Jam June 30
  • Next meeting June 27 at 6:30pm
  • Grant Park Ambassador Program (grantparkambassadors@gmail.com)
  • John Wells representing the MLK Natatorium discussed their schedule and offerings
 Economic Development Committee Chair, Chris Balch
  • Sign up to be a part of the Business list
  • SEABA soiree June 20, 2013 at SoundTable
President, Lauren Rocereta
  • Transportation committee nothing to report
  • Historic committee nothing to report
  • Rick Hudson mentioned that they abstained from a vote on 303 Oakland
 May meeting minutes were brought forth for approval, seconded and approved without opposition
 
Open Floor Discussion:
  • Robert Welsh for District 1 council can be reached at robertwelsh@nationbuilder.com
  • Petition for new football stadium to be placed on the ballot
  • Lots of events in the area: Battle of Atlanta (149th year)
  • Music Mondays at Grant Park for GPPN, info on their page
Motion for meeting adjournment made, seconded and approved without opposition.
 
8:42 pm            Meeting Adjourned
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Welcome

Meeting conduct
  • Welcome to the July 2014 meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA). The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm in the Coca Cola World Studio located in the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building of Zoo Atlanta. Enter through the C-5 gate located at the SE corner of the Cherokee Ave parking lot of Zoo Atlanta.
  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register, be 18 years or older, and reside in Grant Park. You are then eligible to vote from your second meeting forward as long as you remain a resident.
  • Please reserve comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor. Take conversations into the lobby.
  • Let neighbors know you’re at this meeting by checking in to: FourSquare, Facebook, etc.
Call to Order – 7:30pm 

Officer Reports

President
  • Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
  • Welcome new members: profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Mary Woodlan: Oakland Cemetery
Vice-President
  • Please check in or sign in if you’re a new member.
  • Committee sign-up sheets; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • Bylaws Ad-hoc Committee Update
Secretary Treasurer
  • Updated Treasurer’s Report
Committee Reports

Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
  • House in the Park Event
Grant Park Parent Network
  • Angelique Edwards: Events update
  • Katie Howard: Education update
Economic Development
  • SEABA Soiree Lunchean: Thursday, 07/24/14, 12pm, Zoo Atlanta | Progam Topic "Ask Your Local Rep"
Parks & Recreation
  • David Dreyer, Grant Park Conservancy Chair: GP Conservancy Update
Fundraising
  • Mothball Committee Update
Land Use and Zoning
  • 408 Woodward Ave: U-14-016 - Special Use Permit
  • Cherokee Lots: Modification to conditions
Historic – No report
Technology – No report
Transportation – No report
 
New Business/Open Floor


Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming Meetings:
  • Mothball Committee: Wednesday, 07/30/14, 7pm, Ziba’s Bistro
  • Technology Committee: Monday, 07/28/14, 8pm, Dakota Blue
  • Public Safety Committee: Wednesday, 07/23/14, 6:30pm, Martha Brown United Methodist
  • Transportation Committee: Wednesday, 07/23/14, 6:30pm, Martha Brown United Methodist
  • NPU-W Meeting: Wednesday, 07/23/14, 7:30pm, Martha Brown United Methodist
  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 08/07/14, 7pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T lab
  • GPNA: 08/19/14, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta ARC Bldg, Coca-Cola World Studio
  • Historic Committee: Monday, 07/21/14, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center
General Info:
  • When contacting police: Call 911 FIRST; call the Zone 6 precinct second at 404.371.5002.
  • Join the Grant Park Security Patrol (GPSP) and help fund patrol hours: www.grantparksecuritypatrol.org
  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press | Email Word format documents to gpeditor@theporchpress.com or call 678.849.7307. 
  • Tax deductible Sunburst for your home: $50.00 | Purchase: 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
Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s Mission:
Preserving History. Embracing Diversity. Building Community.
Be a part of a new Grant Park volunteer group!

Friends of the Atlanta Police Mounted Patrol Facility

The next meeting will be:

The Atlanta Police Department Mounted Patrol Facility is located at the South end of Cherokee Ave. The Grant Park Neighborhood Association is starting a "Friends of" group to help provide volunteers who would like to assist in any way that may be needed, raise funds to fulfill wish list needs for the officers and horses, and raise funds for a more appropriate fence facing Grant St which many neighbors see to and from work. This area of Grant St will also see growth in the way of multi-use development and be a major access road to the Atlanta Beltline. We're getting a head start on beautification!

Neighbors are always welcome to visit the barn to feed the horses and talk with the officers. 
Barn visitation times are from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.

There is also manure available - free for the taking!

For more information please contact:
Jenn Bateman
jenn.bateman@gmail.com
Parkside Elementary School - 685 Mercer St
Parkside Elementary School Supply Wish List
Starting the week of July 28th from 9am to 3pm drop off your school supply donations at Parkside during the first couple weeks of school.
Supplies will be given to teachers and students based on need. This is an easy and great way to support Grant Park's traditional, neighborhood Title I school! 


Nicholas House - 830 Boulevard
The Grant Park Nicholas House is a transitional housing shelter for homeless families. They are collecting backpacks with school supplies in them for the children who reside there. Call (404) 622-0793 ext.106 to ask what they need in the backpacks and to drop them off.
They also need volunteers for other needs. Just ask to learn how you can help!


The Center for Working Families
Help distribute 500 backpacks!
Don't have time to go shopping? You can donate money, and The Center for Working Families will shop and put the backpacks together for you to distribute to local children in need. In the "I want my donation to be dedicated" field, please put "Grant Park" so your neighboring communities know we're helping!

Thank you in advance for any contribution you can make! 
Article IV - MEMBERSHIP
4.01 Residential Membership in the Association shall be limited to individuals who (1) are at least 18 years of age, (2) reside in the Grant Park neighborhood, as defined by the City of Atlanta in its delimitation of the geographic scope of Neighborhood Planning Unit W, and (3) are registered on the official membership roll.
4.02 Business and Non-Profit Memberships [hereinafter referred to as the Business(es)] in the Association shall be limited to (1) businesses located within Grant Park neighborhood as defined by the City of Atlanta and it’s delimitation of the geographic scope of Neighborhood Planning Unit W, (2) one individual of that business who is a representative of that business, and (3) is registered on the official membership roll.
4.03 4.02 A request for membership is effectuated by registering on the member sign-in sheet available at regular membership meetings of the Association, using complete and accurate information. The Vice-President of the Association shall record any new member on the official membership roll, upon verification of eligibility under Section 4.01 and/or 4.02.
4.04 4.03 Membership in the Association is obtained following attendance of one regular membership meeting, assuming both the membership requirements of Section 4.01 and/or 4.02 and the registration requirements of Section 4.03 4.02 are met. Voting privileges are obtained by a member upon attendance at their second regular membership meeting.
4.05 4.04 Any member may resign by notifying the Vice-President of said intent.
4.06 4.05 The Association does not discriminate in its membership on the basis of age, race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or citizenship status of the individual member.
4.07 4.06 Membership is automatically revoked when a member’s primary residence or business ceases to be in the Grant Park neighborhood, as defined in Section 4.01 and/or 4.02.
4.08 In no event shall any person be eligible for more than one membership vote.
We are proud to announce that Grant Park Dental is under new ownership. We welcome Dr. O'Tisha Preston, DDS as solo practitioner and her new team at Grant Park Dental Group P.C. , your neighborhood dental office. We are very excited about what is to come. You will soon see minor changes that will allow us to better communicate your dental needs to you.
Dr. Preston believes wholeheartedly in preventative dentistry and is committed to utilizing the latest in dental technology to educate patients on how to prevent dental decay and trauma and to preserve smiles that will last a lifetime. 
We are excited to serve you and your family now and for generations to come.  Our focus is on high quality care in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere.
If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas on how we can make your dental experience better, please feel free to contact us at the office.

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GYROKINESIS® movement training is now being taught at Nirvana Yoga on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 – 5:30 in Grant Park. Nirvana Yoga is located at 464 Cherokee Ave, suite 201, above the Dakota Blue restaurant. Gyrokinesis is a relatively new exercise form that was originally referred to as yoga for dancers and feels like a combination of yoga, pilates, and tai chi. It focuses on circular movements of the spine, breathing, and continuous flow to develop improved body awareness, core strength, flexibility, and movement integration.

Gyrokinesis increases the functional capacity of the entire body in a harmonious way and leaves one feeling energized, strong, relaxed, and focused. It was developed by injured dancer Juliu Horvath as a way to bring movement back into and strengthen his body and is suitable for movers of all experience levels.  The classes are taught by long time Grant Park resident Sally Radell. Radell is on the dance faculty at Emory University and has a strong commitment to the study of movement in all its forms. Exercise attire and a mat are recommended for class participation. Join us in the never-ending quest for balance, flow, and strength in our bodies through the gyrokinesis work!
 
For more information contact Sally Radell at sradell@emory.edu or 404-606-1604  
Gyrokinesis Classes at Nirvana Yoga Studio in Grant Park- Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30  
464 Cherokee Avenue, suite 201 (upstairs)
Atlanta, GA 30312      www.nirvanayogaatlanta.com
Class Rates: Drop-In $12; Students, teachers and seniors (62+) $10
See website for class card rates.
(Nirvana Yoga is located two blocks south of I-20 on Cherokee Avenue. It is in the commercial building right above the Dakota Blue restaurant at the northwest corner of Grant Park.)
 
 

The week of January 23rd we had reports of at least two Grant Park neighbors having converters stolen from Toyota 4-runners.  Both thefts were Broyles-Glenwood streets.
 
One victim did some research and found a device that might help deter the theft at Cat-loc.com and catclamp.com.
 
For those residents who have a cars parked on the street, it might be worth researching these devices. Honda Element and CRVare 2 vehicles that have been mentioned as targets.
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 Our team is dedicated to “pushing the envelope” when it comes to creating new ways to utilize your outdoor space. We don’t just say “yes”, we look into every factor of your environment beforeoffering solutions.  Once we have an accurate assessment of your property, we will provide you with creative options that will turn your dream into a reality!  J Linder Design and Consultants can also provide you with quality landscape maintenance services to ensure that your property remains picture perfect at all times!


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If taking better care of yourself was part of your 2012 new year resolution, let us help. Come in for a new patient exam and x-rays for just $99.  We also except most insurance plans as well as peachstate, dentaquest and other medicaid plans.

Don't put it off any longer, call today for an appointment. 404-624-1230
I am an American Heart Association certified instructor and can schedule a class with you immediately.  Please contact Allison Miller at allisonhmiller@gmail.com or 678.358.5593.  Happy Holidays!

The Atlanta Swim School offers best of class swimming instruction in the heart of Atlanta. The organization, founded by Sabir Muhammad, 10 time American Swimming Record Holder and NCAA Champion at Stanford University. Muhammad believes that swimming is not just a sport, but a vital life saving skill. This led to the creation of his learn-to-swim initiative—the Atlanta Swim School. The Atlanta Swim School offers lessons for students of all ages, from infancy to adulthood, and believes that anyone, at any age or economic background, can benefit from swimming. Currently, the school is offering classes ranging from parent and tot to adult classes. Sessions are five weeks offering up to 15 classes per sessions, join at anytime. To learn more visit http://atlantaswimschool.com or call 404-597-7033
This is a WHOLE FOOD Cleanse, so there is nothing artificial involved. The supplements used are 100%whole food sources, combined with a specified whole food diet including fruits, vegetables, rice, specific oils and spices. You can add fish or chicken during the last half of the cleanse as well.

The investment is $225 and includes your supplements for the 21 Days and 5 yoga sessions at the Cafe of Life.

We will start on January 9, 2012-- but need your pre-paid commitment by JAN 3, 2012!

You can call us at 404.917.4992 for more information or come by and pick up a booklet with all of the information available.

In Health,
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Grant Park Pet Sitting provides a professional pet sitting service at your home when you can't be there.

Bonded and Insured

Member of Georgia Network of Professional Petsitters, Inc.


Covering Southeast Atlanta neighborhoods: Grant park, Ormewood park, Benteen park, Boulevard Heights, Cabbagetown, Glenwood Park, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Inman Park and Candler Park.

For details, please visit www.GrantParkPetSitting.com


When your pets receive the love, attention and exercise they need, they experience feelings of well-being and become calmer, happier family members.

Let us help you simplify your holiday celebration.
A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors...

Dakota Blue

Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand

Doc Chey's Grant Park

Grant Park Coffee House

Hill Street Tavern

LottaFrutta

Mi Barrio

Six Feet Under

The Republic Social House

Tin Lizzy's Grant Park

Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for providing the space for us to party in!

The Split Level's provided great live music!

Fernando Fernandez was a great Master of Ceremonies!

Special thanks to our Grant Park Fundraising Committee efforts led by Zayra Fosse and Nikkia Hammonds!

And thanks to all who came and had a great time. Your costumes were hilarious (pictures here)!!

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The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is this weekend:

Saturday August 27th: 10:00am-10:00pm
Sunday August 28th: 11:00am-7:30pm

The Summer Shade Festival features an artist market, children's activities, great food, live music and the Adams Realtors 5K Run for the Park. The Children's Fun Center is a family favorite with storytellers, jugglers, sing-a-longs and kid-sized make-and-take projects.

Visit the Summer Shade Website

The festival is in need of volunteers (Friday set-up through Sunday break down) to help with a variety of areas.  
 One four hour shift earns you a free t-shirt and a half-off ticket to Corks & Forks.  Help is needed for the following times:
  • Saturday and Sunday - Children's Area - morning or afternoon shifts needed
  • Sunday - Hospitality - 11:00 - 3:00 or 2:45 - 7:00 
  • Sunday - Beverage Tents/Beer Pouring, 2:45 - 7:00 

To volunteer register here: http://www.gpconservancy.org/volunteerapp 
Or you can email Lisa Flick Wilson, flick.lisa@gmail.com 
 

Please read through the list of opportunities below to see what fits your interest, skill and time:

  • Children's Area - Includes assistance with various children's area booths and activities - set-up/break-down, supply replenishment, safety, directions and crowd control.
  • Hospitality - Includes preparation/management of artist market snacks/water, booth sitters, greeters/distribution of program guides, information kiosks, ticket sales TShirt Sales, welcome vendors, surveys
  • Beverage Tents (Beer, Soft Drinks, Water) - Volunteers must be minimum 21 years of age to serve alcohol. Manage volnteers in beverage tents, pour, sales, manage inventory, keep area around tent clean, enforce rules of ID checks or NO SERVICE to anyone who appears to be intoxicated. Volunteers may not drink alcoholic beverages while on duty.

Sincerely,
2011 Grant Park Summer Shade Festival Volunteer Committee

City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Solid Waste 3 n 1

3 Core Services in 1 Day 4 Our Customers”

Southeast Atlanta's Day is Tuesday

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Public Works continues to improve on our service delivery. Effective August 1, 2011, we will begin citywide quadrant based weekly collection service for household garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings. Three core services in one day concentrated in the NW, NE, SW, and SE quadrants of the city.

1. Why the change?
We recognize that change is critical to our survival in order to meet the expressed needs of our customer in a more energy efficient and cost effective way.  The new 3 n 1 system will allow the City to address issues such as:

  • unbalanced route size and configuration
  • bulk waste collection challenges
  • residential street sweeping, and
  • lack of education and enforcement capabilities

2. What are the benefits to making a change in collections?
The new 3 n 1 collection service will allow for:

  • concentrated efforts in a given area
  • reduced carbon emissions
  • reduced missed collections, and
  • no additional cost to customers.

3. Will there be any additional services effective August 1, 2011?
3 n 1 will also provide for additional services such as scheduled residential street sweeping, bulk waste pick-up, and concentrated solid waste education and enforcement.

4. Will all services continue to be collected on the same day?
Household garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings will continue to be collected weekly on the same day.
5. How will customers be notified of their new collection day?
In addition to public notification via media announcement and public meetings, notification is being directly delivered to residential customers via: 
  • Hanger notices on Herbies
  •  Postcard mailer
  • July & August water bills, and
  • Reminder phone call on July 31, 2011

6. If I live on a street that is defined as a boundary how do I know what my new collection day is?
The customer’s collection day is defined by the quadrant their address resides in, i.e. NW, NE, SE or SW.

7. Will backyard customers be impacted by the change?
Backyard collections will not change until January 2012.  January 2012 backyard pick up customers will receive service the same as regular pick up customers per the posted scheduled.

8. How will bulk waste be handled?
Effective August 1, 2011 you will no longer have to call Public Works to request bulk waste pick up.  We will collect bulk items once per month within each quadrant of the City as follows:

  • Northeast – 1st Monday of the 1st week of each month
  • Southeast – 2nd Monday of the 2nd week of each month
  • Southwest – 3rd Monday of the 3rd week of each month
  • Northwest – 4th Monday of the 4th week of each month

This schedule is a guide to show the starting date per quadrant. We will work in each quadrant until streets are completed. We will post notices at neighborhood entrances prior to pick up.
When there is a 5th week in a given month, that time will be used to recheck areas throughout the city where bulk collection may have been delayed due to weather or resource issues.

9. Is there a fee for bulk waste pick-up?
Currently there is not a fee for bulk waste pickup.  This is a service that is included in the overall Solid Waste bill.  However, Public Works will be seeking legislation in the near future to implement a special service fee for bulk pick up requests beyond the established once per month pick up schedule. Until the new service fee is  implemented, we encourage customers to use the defined pick up schedule.

10. What are the guidelines for bulk waste pick-up? 

  • Bulk waste refers to materials with a total weight, volume and/or size too large for the City’s residential garbage collection trucks to remove. This includes items such as appliances, large furniture, large piles of tree branches, large metal or wooden playground equipment, or similar items. 
  • Yard trimmings in excess of piles 4 ft in length and 6 inches in diameter are considered as a bulk waste pick up and will not be picked up on the scheduled pick up day for household garbage and recycling. Bulk yard trimming will be picked up per the posted bulk pick up scheduled described above.
  • As a result of the new Solid Waste 3N1 service initiative, bulk items will be picked once per month per the posted bulk pick up scheduled described above. 
  • Place all items scheduled for pick up at the curb on the Sunday of the scheduled per the posted bulk pick up scheduled described above.

11. How will residential street sweeping be scheduled?
Residential street sweeping will be done by quadrant of the city, allowing for residential streets to be swept four times per year as follows for the remainder of calendar year 2011:

  • Northeast – August
  • Southeast – September
  • Southwest – October
  • Northwest - November

The rotation will continue as follows December 2011 through 2012:

  • Northeast – December 2011
  • Southeast – January 2012
  • Southwest – February 2012
  • Northwest – March 2012
  • Northeast – April 2012
  • Southeast – May 2012
  • Southwest – June 2012
  • Northwest – July 2012
  • Northeast – August 2012
  • Southeast – September 2012
  • Southwest – October 2012
  • Northwest – November 2012

This rotation will continue unless otherwise noted. Signs will be posted at neighborhood entrances and a schedule will be posted online.
Please visit our website for updates: http://www.atlantaga.gov/government/publicworks/SWS3n1.aspx.

12. Will there be any parking restrictions to accommodate street sweeping?
Street sweeping in residential areas will occur during day time hours.  “No Parking” notices will be posted 72 hours prior to the sweeping day.  The “No Parking” notices will include the day, date, and time for the sweeping service.

13. Will right of way cutting and de-littering be scheduled the same as 3 n 1?
Right of way cutting operates on a separate schedule.  For more information, please visit: http://www.atlantaga.gov/government/publicworks/solidwaste_110507.aspx

14.  How will the new Solid Waste 3n1 impact the holiday service schedule?
HOLIDAY COLLECTONS SCHEDULE

  • MLK, Jr., Day, Next day pick-up      
  • Memorial Day, Next day pick-up     
  • Independence Day, Next day pick-up
  • Labor Day, Next day pick-up            
  • Veterans Day, No Change to Service - Regular Collections
  • Thanksgiving, No Change to Service - Regular Collections 
  • Christmas Day, No Change to Service - Regular Collections
  • New Years Day, No Change to Service - Regular Collections

Holidays that fall on Monday will delay all pickups for that week by one day. Holidays that fall on Friday, Saturday or Sunday do not impact regularly schedule pick up days. Collection continues on the customer’s regularly scheduled pick up day.

For more information, please visit:
City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Office of Solid Waste Services Phone: (404) 330-6333 - Email: public works@atlantaga.gov Website: http://www.atlantaga.gov/government/publicworks/SWS3n1.aspx

Join us to help share the history of this great city by becoming an Atlanta Preservation Center walking tour guide and telling the story of Atlanta through one of our ten tours, including Grant Park!

If you are interested in becoming an Atlanta Preservation Center guide or would like more information, please contact:
Paul Hammock
Coordinator of Education and Tours
404.688.3353 x13
Paul@PreserveAtlanta.com
 
Information about the Atlanta Preservation Center’s Walking tours can be found on our website at www.PreserveAtlanta.com.

We had a great response to our first request for Neighborhood Watch Block Captains!  The image to the right shows our current list of volunteers and streets that are covered.  We still need more Block Captains to ensure all streets have one.  

If you're interested in being a Block Captain, please send an email to Michael Connelly at michael@connelly-assoc.com.  Michael will collect your name and address so we can mark the street off as having a Block Captain.

If you have sent an email to Michael already, please be patient and refrain from sending a second email.  

Michael will send an email to all volunteers in the next 2 weeks that will announce the date of our first Block Captain meeting.  At that meeting we will discuss what the responsibilities are.  It's not going to be a cumbersome job, but we do recommend that you don't mind meeting your neighbors to inform them of the program and to request minimal contact information from them.

For questions and more information, please be at the GPNA Neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, March 15th at 7:30pm in the ARC Building, Zoo Atlanta World Theater - Cherokee Street parking lot.  When you're facing the zoo, park in the back right corner and go through the gates in the back right corner of the parking lot.

Plan of action:

  • Recruit neighbors to volunteer to be Block Captains.  The goal is to have a Block Captain for each street where it makes sense. 
  • Have a Block Captain meeting to learn our roles and responsibilities.
  • Block Captains introduce themselves to their neighbors and collect relevant contact information with which to contact their neighbors regarding important safety information.
  • Have fun with this!  We'll get to know our neighbors better through a shared interest in safety, block parties, or whatever creative ideas we come up with.


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Planning would focus on acquiring the federal prison to create a new town center to revitalize the area.

More info on the I-20 initiative in the MARTA website.
In case you haven't heard, Park Atlanta is ticketing in Grant Park. Although many residents and park visitors have been parking in front of No Parking signs or on the curb for over ten years, Park Atlanta is here and they are, in fact, ticketing. Park Atlanta has branched out of the downtown area and is ticketing in the neighboring areas. Please understand that you MAY be ticketed for parking on the road where it is deemed a "No Parking" area by use of a sign. You may also get a ticket for parking on the curb. Please do not make the mistake of parking in the wrong direction on the street or in front of a fire hydrant.


Georgia Code 40-6-203
(a) Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device, no person shall:
(1) Stop, stand, or park a vehicle:
(A) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge of a curb of a street;
(B) On a sidewalk;
(C) Within an intersection;
(D) On a crosswalk;
(E) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs or markings;
(F) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
(G) Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
(H) On any railroad tracks;
(I) On any controlled-access highway;
(J) In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers; or
(K) At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
(2) Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
(A) In front of a public or private driveway;
(B) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
(C) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
(D) Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway;
(E) Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station or on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of such entrance (when properly posted); or
(F) At any place where official signs prohibit standing; or
(3) Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers:
(A) Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; or
(B) At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
(b) No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any prohibited area or to such a distance away from the curb as is unlawful.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any vehicle used solely for the purpose of collecting municipal solid waste or recovered materials as defined in Code Section 12-8-22 may stop or stand on the road, street, or highway for the sole purpose of collecting such waste or materials; provided, however, that such vehicle shall maintain flashing hazard lights at all times that it is engaged in stopping or standing for the purpose of waste or materials collection.
Where: 575 Boulevard SE Atlanta, GA 30312
When: Weekly from Wed, October 13 through Wed November 17, 6:45-8:00 PM.
Instructor: Dr. Brian Luckett (www.brianluckett.com)
Cost: $150

How to Register: By phone: (770) 841-0697 or email: brian@brianluckett.com.

Whether you want to take the first steps toward mastering the guitar or just want to have fun learning about a new instrument, our beginning guitar class is for you! This class is designed for those who have little or no experience with the guitar and/or those with no experience in reading music and no knowledge of basic theory. It provides a comprehensive fingerstyle approach to the guitar, allowing the student to play without stylistic or technical boundaries and enjoy the full capabilities of the instrument.

Topics and Techniques Covered:
• Basic guitar technique with plucked single line melodies
• Strummed simple chord progressions
• Basic music theory, reading standard music notation, rhythmic skills and
musicianship

Regular out-of-class practice is expected for the student to progress.

Materials (Please bring guitar and text to the first class)


Required:
o Acoustic guitar (nylon string is preferred but not necessary)
o Text: A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar, Book 1, Second Edition. by
Charles Duncan
**We will have the text available for purchase at the first class or you can
find it on Amazon. Be sure to get the second edition.

Suggested: A portable music stand and a footstool.
Website
grantpark.org

Address
Atlanta, GA 30312
Fulton County
   


NPU-W Transportation Committee MeetingNPU-W Neighborhood Planning Unit W
3rd Wednesday of Month 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM from May 24, 2017 
Presented by: NPU-W Neighborhood Planning Unit W
Village Church of East Atlanta
NPU-W General Body MeetingNPU-W Neighborhood Planning Unit W
4th Wednesday of Month 7:30 PM from May 24, 2017 
Presented by: NPU-W Neighborhood Planning Unit W
Village Church of East Atlanta
NPU-W LUZ Committee MeetingNPU-W Neighborhood Planning Unit W
1st Tuesday of Month 7 PM - 8 PM from Jun 6, 2017 
Presenter/Location: NPU-W Neighborhood Planning Unit W
GPNA General Meeting
3rd Tuesday of Month 7:30 PM from Jun 20, 2017 
Presented by: Grant Park
Zoo Atlanta - ARC Building - This is the general meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association.

All are welcome!

For information please email president@gpna.org
Contacts
Al Harris
404-849-5563  President, Organized Neighbors of Summerh

Brian Hooker
404-627-4665 

Chris Newman

Jeffrey E. Rogers Sr.
404-520-5333  Engineer/Principal, DeuceAnt LLC

La Toya S Chambers
678-596-3246  Human Resources Consultant, DestinationHR, Ltd

shawn hall
678-637-3273 

Stephanie Taylor Warner
404-483-9449  Technical Support & Database Development, Right Brain Technology, Inc.