GPNA Monthly Meeting Minutes

GPNA Meeting Minutes - 2016, August 16

GPNA Meeting Minutes

Date:                                                    September 20, 2016
Time:                                                   7:30 pm to 8:59 pm
Location:                                             ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta               
Officers Present:                            Jeffrey Rogers, Sr. - Vice President
                                                          Kristin Andris - Secretary
                                                          David Pippin - Fundraising
                                                          Rick Hudson - Land Use and Zoning
                                                          Tom Merandi - Philanthropic

                                                         Rob Bernier – Economic Development
                                                         Chris Newman - Public Safety
                                                    David Lively - Transportation
                                                    Paul Simo - Homes and History
                                                          Stephanie Warner - Technology

7:30 pm            Meeting Commenced

Vice-President, Jeffrey Rogers

  • Welcomed everyone, explained the agenda and open floor rules, and voting eligibility
  • Thank you to Zoo Atlanta for allowing the use of the building for the meeting
  • Next meeting is Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:30pm
  • New member welcome and introductions
  • Ad-hoc Bylaws Committee will convene on September 6, 7 pm at 991 Rawlins St.
  • GPNA 2017 Office and Board Nominations Period: 9/20/16 - 10/18/16
  • Camric Shultz: Memorial Drive Gateway Park
    • Survey is available. Give your feedback on ideas for the park.
  • Michelle Blackmon: GP Conservancy Grant Request for Milledge Fountain
    • Motion to donate $5,000 to Milledge Fountain project was approved with two objections
    • GPPN announced that they will also donate $1,000
  • City Council Member Carla Smith
    • Two active shooter and 911 call center tours will be offered in September.
  • Schools Update
    • Shevan Howard, IB Coordinator at King Middle School, provided updates on school
  • GPPN Update, Lauren Sumrall
    • Review of upcoming events
  • Passed around sign-up and volunteer sheet, make sure info is correct
  • Advised new members to check in or sign in
Secretary, Kristin Andris
  • July minutes will be presented at August meeting
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • Mediterranea Liquor License Request for Support: Motion approved unanimously
  • House in the Park Request for Support: Motion to send letter to event coordinator approved unanimously
  • Follow Court Watch to see how you can advocate for your community's safety at trials
  • You can volunteer for neighborhood watch by emailing 
  • Zone 6 APD update - Lt. Floyd, Zone 6
    • Update on Crime
    • Keep your car clean and be aware of your surroundings


  • Mothball theme will be revealed on August 17

Land Use and Zoning

  • Motion approved unanimously to continue zoning discussions with City of Atlanta
  • Plans to combine LUZ and Transportation Committees


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Homes & History
  • Dave Simpson: Trees Atlanta "Canopy Conversation"

Open Floor Discussion:

  • Park Pride has a survey out to collect your input

8:59 pm - Meeting Adjourned