GPNA Monthly Meeting Minutes

GPNA Meeting Minutes - 2017, August 15

Time:                                       7:34 pm to 8:45 pm
Location:                                ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta               
Officers Present:                
                                Dr. Michelle Kirby- Vice President
                                Laura Keen- Secretary
                                Stephen L. Powner – Economic Development
                                Paul Simo - Homes and History
                                Chris Newman - Public Safety

7:32 pm            Meeting Commenced

President, Jeffrey Rogers
  • Welcome and thanks again to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
  • 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’s Park Happenings
    • 2017 Grant Park Farmers Market – Every Sunday, 9a – 1p, April – December
    • 2017 Grant Park Criterium – 08/19 – www.grantparkcriterium.com
    • 2017 Summer Shade Festival – 08/26 & 27 – www.summershadefestival.org
    • House in the Park, September 3rd, 12 – 8 pm
  • Historic Oakland Cemetery
    • Sunday in the Park, October 1st, 12 – 6 p.m
    • Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours, October 20 – 28, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m
 
Vice President, Dr. Michelle Kirby
  • Passed around sign-up and volunteer sheet, make sure info is correct
  • Advised new members to check in or sign in
  • GPNA meeting signs: contact Michelle if interested
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left
 
Secretary
  • April, May, June and July 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!
 
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • Zone 6 APD update:  Reported crimes are significantly lower now than last year
  • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, keith.lamar@fultoncountyga.gov, 404 612-7012
  • Neighborhood Watch Update
  • Memorial Dr. corridor still experiencing vehicle break-ins, leave nothing in your car
  • House in the Park traffic alert, September 3rd, noon to 8 pm.
  • Citizens’ CourtWatch Annual Training is being held this Saturday, August 19 from 10-2. Register at :http://CourtWatchAnnualTrainingAugust.eventbrite.com
  • NPU-W meets on Wednesday nights
 
Philanthropic
  • Nicholas House – Norma Nyhoff
  • GPNA Annual Sponsorship Nicholas House Adopt-a-Room
  • Nicholas House has tours every Saturday
 
Technology
  • Sign up at gpna.org and follow us on Facebook (info below)
  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile
 
Economic Development
  • 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 set for 11/11/2017 at the GP Rec center. Volunteers need to contact Nikkia or Homer Hammonds at Mothball@GPNA.org
 
Homes & History
  • Committee meeting time change to the 4th Monday of the Month
  • Design regulations update
  • Preservation tip of the month
 
Land Use and Zoning (including Transportation and Transit)
  • Z-17-052: Corner of Elloise and Killian  RG2 to MR3- Passed
  • Z-17-056: 701 Memorial Drive Rezoning parcel from unbuildable R5 to R-4B (Not in SPI-22)
Passed
  • Z-17-53: 385 Grant Circle – Down Zoning from Industrial to Mixed Use Townhomes I1 to MR4-A
Passed
  • Z-17-032: 350 Memorial Drive , Rezoning of SPI-22 from Sub Area 1 to Sub Area 2-
Denied 71-2-10
 
Minutes Approval Vote
Minutes approved


Open Floor Discussion:
  • Grant Park Farmers Market is in search of musicians, artists and community groups to volunteer
  • Landscape Design Co- utilize students to make landscape design affordable

8:45 pm - Meeting Adjourned