GPNA Meeting Minutes - 2015, March 17
Date:                                                    March 17, 2015
Time:                                                   7:35 pm to 9:07 pm

Location:                                             ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta               
Officers Present:                                  Lauren Rocereta - President
                                                                  Jeffrey Rogers - Vice President
7:36 pm            Meeting Commenced
President, Lauren Rocereta
  • 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, April 21, 2015 at 7:30pm
  • New member welcome and introductions
  • Education: Elayna Wilson, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School
  • Mary Woodlan, Oakland Cemetery
    • Tunes by the Tombs Event - June 13
    • Motion of support for Tunes by the Tomb approved unanimously
  • Sheryl Bennett, Office of City Councilmember Carla Smith District 1
    • CHARM (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials) is planned to open in April at 1110 Hill Street. There you will be able to recycle materials like tires and couches.
  • Kim Ritger: GPPN Update
  • David Dreyer, Grant Park Conservancy Update
    • BBQ Festival - May 8 & 9 - Grant Park
    • Summer Shade Festival - Aug 29 & 30 - Grant Park
    • Join the Conservancy
  • David Mitchell: Erskine Fountain
Vice President, Jeffrey Rogers Philanthropic, Kim Holland
  • Meeting will be held March 19, 7 p.m., Georgia Hill Center
Economic Development Committee Chair, Rob Bernier
  • Grant Park Gathering, March 26, 6-8 p.m., Ziba's Bistro
  • SEABA Luncheon: March 19, 12-1 p.m., Zoo Atlanta Marvin Arrington
  • SEABA Soiree: March 19, 5:30 to 7:15 p.m., Six Feet Under
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • Many races to come through Grant Park in coming months. Be aware of road closures
  • Trestletree Neighbors Agreement presented and approved with 1 nay
  • You can volunteer for neighborhood watch by emailing [email protected] Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held in April, details TBD with announcement on website.
  • Zone 6 update
    • Lt. Desmond Floyd[email protected], (404) 673-9423
      • Concern for crime in north of Zone 6 (Little Five Points and Ponce)
    • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, [email protected], 404-612-7012
      • Citizen's Courtwatch can keep you up to date on trials, so that you can come and voice your concern to the judge about crimes committed in neighborhood. Be on lookout for following trial of Paul Williams.
Land Use and Zoning, Rick Hudson
  • Grant/Ormond Redevelopment has requested a reduction in parking. Motion to support was approved unanimously
  • Cherokee Lots: Motion of support approved with a vote of 18-2-2.
  • April 17 - Groundbreaking at 800 Glenwood
Homes and History, Paul Simo
  • Tip of the month: Be accountable for changes made to your historic home
  • Committee will soon begin rewriting design regulations
  • Hill-Ormond update
  • Paul Simo & Abbi Rabeneck, Tour of Homes Update: Stroll Through Time theme will continue this year
Open Floor Discussion:
  • Sen. Nan Orock provided legislative update. For more information, view newsletters at or call (404) 463-8054
  • Community Garden has been told that they cannot rototill because of led in ground.  Be aware of possible led in your garden before you rototill.
9:07 pm            Meeting Adjourned

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