GPNA Meeting Minutes
July 2014
Date:                                                 July 15, 2014
Time:                                                 7:36 pm to 9:11 pm
Location:                                           ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta               

Officers Present:                               Lauren Rocereta - President
                                                           Jeffrey Rogers – Vice President
                                                           Kristin Andris - Secretary
                                                           Michelle Botwinick - Treasurer
                                                           Rob Bernier – Economic Development
                                                           Katie Howard – Grant Park Parents Network
                                                           Rick Hudson - Land Use & Zoning
                                                           Chris Newman - Public Safety
                                                           Stephanie Warner - Technology
                                                           Louie Ingle - Transportation


7:36 pm            Meeting Commenced
President, Lauren Rocereta Vice President, Jeffrey Rogers Secretary, Kristin Andris
  • Minutes from May and June 2014 meetings were presented
Treasurer, Michelle Botwinick
  • Updated Treasurer's Report
School Updates, Leslie Grant, District 1, 404-643-9462 Neighborhood Events Update, Katie Howard
  • Music Monday, July 28, Grant Park Conservancy
  • Splash Bash, July 31, 5 - 7 pm, Grant Park Pool
  • Movie Night, September 12, 504 Hill Street
  • Playgroups: create an account at and choose a playgroup
Parks & Recreation, David Dreyer Fundraising, Rob Bernier
  • Mothball is scheduled for November 8
  • Next Mothball Committee Meeting will be held Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Ziba’s Bistro, 7 pm.
Economic Development Committee Chair, Rob Bernier
  • SEABA Soiree: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12 pm, Zoo Atlanta, "Ask Your Local Rep"
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • Presentation on how to map crime using
  • GPNA Public Safety Committee and GPSP firearm laws and personal safety session is posted online
  • Remember to keep cars clean to reduced larceny
  • House in the Park event FAQs answered
    • Motion approved unanimously to support
  • Zone 6 update
    • Lt. Desmond Floyd, [email protected], (404) 371-5002
      • Most crime is larceny - keep cars clean to reduce
      • Conceal vehicle registration.  Registration cards are being stolen.  You no longer need them if pulled over, so you don't have to keep them in car.
      • Be careful about Craigslist.  Ask Craigslist sellers to meet you at a police precinct as an extra precaution.
      • Bicycles must follow same traffic laws as cars.  They cannot ride on sidewalk or run stop signs. Some neighbors have received tickets for not following bicycle traffic laws.
Land Use and Zoning Committee Chair, Rick Hudson
  • Cherokee Lots: Modification to conditions
  • 408 Woodward Ave: U-14-016 Special Use permit to permit mixing of dry goods for culinary use
    • Motion approved unanimously to support special use permit
Historic Committee, Lauren Rocereta
  • Next meeting topic: 734 Mercer St. SE duplexes: Comunity review of architectural design
  • Improve energy efficiency for old homes and maintain historic integrity with magnetic acrylic storm windows (save approximately $100 each month).  Video address:
Open Floor Discussion: Motion for May and June meeting minutes to be accepted as amended, seconded and passed unanimously.
9:11 pm            Meeting Adjourned

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