GPNA Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Housekeeping & Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the September 2015 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. All neighbors eligible to vote can make motions and second them.
  • Please: reserve comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor, take conversations into the lobby, and utilize the acronym sheet/map to follow along effectively.
  • Let neighbors know you’re at this meeting by checking in to: FourSquare, Facebook, etc.
 Call to Order – 7:30pm 

Officer Reports

  • Thanks to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
  • Welcome new members: profession; hobby; burning question?
  • Alex Beasley: Trees Atlanta
  • Kim Ritger: Grant Park Parent Network (GPPN) Update
  • Erica Nimmons & Shevon Howard: King Middle School
  • Alisa Chambers: Grant Park Conservancy Update
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you're a new member.
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left
  • August 18, 2015 Minutes presented
Treasurer - No Report

Committee Reports
Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
    • Zone 6 APD update
    • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, [email protected], 404 612-7012
  • Brad Nevin: Neighborhood Watch Update
  • Ms. Waller’s Porch, 938 Cherokee Ave
  • GPNA Scholarship
  • Southwest Christian Fellowship Drive
Land Use and Zoning
  • Memorial Drive: Larkin Coil Adaptive Re-use (AKA Habitat for Humanity)
  • Grant-Ormond Neighborhood Commercial: Mediterranean Restaurant
  • Berne/Mercer Development Vote: LUZ Recommendation to ZRB
  • 734 Mercer Subdivision
  • GPNA withdrawal from Turner Field Community Benefits Coalition (TFCBC)
Economic Development
  • Grant Park Gathering: September 24, 2015, 5-8pm, Agave Restaurant
  • Rob Bernier: Mothball Update
Technology – No report
Transportation – No Report
Historic – No report

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

Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming Meetings:
  • Philanthropic Committee: Thursday, 09/17/15, 7pm, Georgia Hill Center
  • Technology Committee: Tuesday, 09/28/15, 8pm, Dakota Blue
  • Public Safety Committee: Wednesday, 09/23/15, 6:30pm, Eastside UMC Church
  • NPU-W Meeting: Wednesday, 09/23/15, 7:30pm, Eastside UMC Church
  • Transportation Committee: Thursday, 10/01/15, 6:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • Land Use & Zoning Committee: Thursday, 10/01/15, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, T Lab
  • GPNA: 10/20/15, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta ARC Bldg, Coca-Cola World Studio
  • Historic Committee: Monday, 09/21/15, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center
 General Info:
  • When contacting police: Dial 911 FIRST; call the Zone 6 precinct second at 404.371.5002.
  • To report City service related issues dial 311.
  • Join the Grant Park Security Patrol (GPSP) and help fund patrol hours:
  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press | Email Word format documents to [email protected] or call 678.849.7307. 
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Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s Mission:
Preserving History. Embracing Diversity. Building Community.
GPNA Meeting Agendas
Agenda 091515.pdf (PDF)