GPNA Meeting Agendas

GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month, and we hope to see you this week.

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: Name, Street and profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Nominations for Officers or Committee Chairs. Open until the end of this meeting. Voting will occur at the November 21 GPNA Meeting.
  • 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 Halloween Lantern Parade, October 20, 6-10 p.m. and will start at the Milledge Fountain
    • 2017 Grant Park Farmers Market – Every Sunday, 9a – 1p, April – December
  • Historic Oakland Cemetery
    • Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours, October 20 – 28, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m
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 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
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
  • 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
  • Confederate Avenue renaming
  • 262 Ormond update
  • Preservation Tip of Month
Land Use and Zoning (including Transportation and Transit)
  • Grant Park Gateway Project Public Meeting With Carla Smith

Minutes Approval Vote
New Business/Open Floor
Campaign Rules – Each candidate can speak for 1 minute

Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming GPNA Meetings:
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Every Fourth 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