GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the September 2013 meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA). The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Coca-Cola World Studio of the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building at Zoo Atlanta. Enter through the C5 gate located at the SE corner of the Cherokee Ave parking lots for 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.
  • Campaigning rules: 30 Seconds at Open Floor |Introduce & tell where people can get more info.

Call to Order – 7:30pm

Officer Reports

  • Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
  • Welcome new members: profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Recognize elected officials
  • Malkia Moore: Arts Exchange Grant Request
  • Appoint new GPNA Secretary: Kristin Andris
  • 2014 Steering nomination period open
  • Committee sign-up sheets; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • Please check in or sign in if you’re a new member.
  • Updated Treasurer’s report

Committee Reports

Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
  • Katie Howard: School update; SEACS Coffee w/Council; Parkside Elementary Principal Caitlin Sims
  • Angelique Edwards: Neighborhood Events Update; National Preparedness Month
Economic Development
  • SEABA Candidate Forums
  • Traffic Calming
Land Use and Zoning
  • 800 Glenwood Update; DONATE:; Change of counsel
  • Board of Zoning Adjustment, Oct 10, 12pm – Appeal of SAP
Parks & Recreation
  • Grant Park Conservancy Update
  • Upcoming events in the park
  • Erskine Fountain
  • Number of COAs: 481 Atlanta Ave; 0 Robinson; 301 Oakland Ave
  • Preservation Minute

New Business/Open Floor

  • Campaigning rules: 30 Seconds! |Introduce yourself & tell where people can get more info.

Adjourn – 8:30pm


Upcoming Meetings:

  • Mothball Committee: 9/18, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 7:00pm, Ziba’s Bistro (20% off bill!)
  • Public Safety Committee: Wednesday, 9/25/13, 6:30pm, Martha Brown United Methodist
  • Transportation Committee: Wednesday, 9/25/13, 6:30pm, Martha Brown United Methodist
  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 10/03/13, 7pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T lab
  • GPNA: 10/15/13, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta ARC Bldg, Coca-Cola World Studio
  • Historic Committee: Monday, 10/21/13, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center
  • Monthly BeltLine101 Presentation: 3rd Tuesday’s, 6pm, Historical Concepts in Glenwood Park

 General Info:

  • When contacting police: Call 911 FIRST; call the Zone 6 precinct second at 404.371.5002.
  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press | Email Word format documents to [email protected] or call 678.849.7307. 
  • Tax deductible Sunburst for your home: $50.00 | Purchase:
  • Report crimes or tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers 404.577.TIPS

Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s mission:

Preserve  the historic legacy of our Grant Park neighborhood;
Promote  the diversity of our Grant Park neighborhood today; and,
Protect  the green spaces of our Grant Park neighborhood for future generations to enjoy.

A printable copy of the agenda is available here.

Agenda 091713-1.pdf (PDF)