GPNA Meeting Minutes - 2015, April 21
Date:                                                    April 21, 2015
Time:                                                   7:33 pm to 8:57 pm

Location:                                             ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater, Zoo Atlanta               
Officers Present:                                  Lauren Rocereta - President
                                                                  Jeffrey Rogers - Vice-President
7:33 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, May 19, 2015 at 7:30pm
  • New member welcome and introductions
  • Education: Caitlin Sims, Parkside Elementary
    • 5th grader, Madison, spoke on Parkside Wellness Ambassadors
  • Richard Quartarone: SEACS Update
    • Cluster planning meeting on April 27
    • SEACS meetings every third Thursday at 7 pm
  • Alisa Chambers: Grant Park Conservancy Update
    • Farmers Market: every Sunday until December from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • Grant Park Ambassadors: Motion to support $2,000 donation from GPNA approved unanimously
  • Jessica Rayborn: GPPN Update
    • Annual Yard Sale: Saturday, April 25 8am-12pm (rain or shine)
    • Music in the Meadow: First Thursday of the Month from May-August (May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, & August 6th)
    • Nicholas House Volunteer Opportunity: April 25 from 11:00am-1:00pm
    • May Book drive for Children Read Atlanta – Details TBD
    • Summer Social – June 20th
  • Margaret Kaiser: Georgia House Rep District 59, [email protected]
    • Provided overview of 2015 legislative session
Vice President
  • Passed around sign-up and volunteer sheet, make sure info is correct
  • Advised new members to check in or sign in
Secretary, Kristin Andris Treasurer, Michelle Botwinick
  • Your employer may match donations.  If so, those donations can be made to GPNA, because it is a 501 (c) 3
Philanthropic, Kim Holland Economic Development Committee Chair, Rob Bernier
  • Grant Park Gathering on April 30, 6-8 pm, Six Feet Under
Public Safety Committee Chair, Chris Newman
  • Zone 6 update
    • Lt. Desmond Floyd[email protected], (404) 673-9423
      • Zone 6 had a 7% crime increase from last year, but last year was a great year. Most crimes are car break ins and auto thefts
  • Grant Park Neighborhood Watch: Brad Nevin, [email protected]
    • Be on lookout for quarterly meetings.
Land Use and Zoning, Rick Hudson
  • Moki Macias: Turner Field Coalition
    • Motion to support equitable and economic development with ability to withdrawl if decided by Rick and Lauren. Motion approved unanimously
  • Presentation on Paces Properties at Old Habitat Site
    • Motion to support approved unanimously
Transportation, Jim Vorix
  • Traffic calming
Homes and History, Paul Simo
  • Tip of the month
  • Grant Park includes two historic districts
  • Historic design regulations sub committee will begin meeting
  • New Certificates of Appropriateness
  • 2015 sponsorships are available
  • Paul Simo & Abbi Rabeneck, Tour of Homes Update
Open Floor Discussion:   
8:57 pm            Meeting Adjourned
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