We hope to see you at the meeting tonight!

Call to Order – 7:30 p.m.

Welcome! Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the January 2017 general membership meeting of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA). The GPNA meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Coca-Cola World Studio of the Activity Resource Center (ARC) building in Zoo Atlanta. Enter through the C5 gate located at the southeast corner of the Cherokee Av. parking lots.
  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register, be 18 years or older, and reside or work in a business located in the official boundaries of the Grant Park neighborhood. You are then eligible to vote from your second meeting forward as long as you remain a resident or business employee. All neighbors that are eligible to vote can also make motions or second them.
  • We loosely or informally follow Robert’s Rules of Order for our proceedings in order to keep discussions moving along in the interest of valuing everyone’s time.
  • Please DO NOT arbitrarily interject comments or questions aloud. Instead, please wait to be recognized of your entitlement to the floor before speaking to the membership.
  • Please reserve your comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor.
  • Please take all side conversations into the lobby and close the doors behind you.
  • Please use the acronym sheet and neighborhood map provided on the lobby tables to follow along with the discussions.

Officer Reports

·       Welcome and thanks again to Zoo Atlanta for the use of their space!
·       Please read/review the Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct points above.
·       Welcome new members: profession; hobby; burning question?
·       Elected Officials Update (if any are present)
·       Grant Park Parent Network Update (on table?) – Holly Wilhelm
·       Grant Park Conservancy
·       2017 Action Items
·       2017 Proposed Budget
·       Please check in. Please sign in if you’re a new member.
·       Committee Sign-up Sheet; Committee Chair contact info on left
Secretary – November and December Minutes
Treasurer – GPNA is a 501(c)(3). All donations are tax deductible!
·       Report of 2016 GPNA donations and accomplishments
Committee Reports
Public Safety
·       Public officials/neighborhood update
o   Zone 6 APD update
o   Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, [email protected], 404 612-7012
o   Neighborhood Watch Update
Economic Development
  • Now in charge of Sunbursts
Fundraising – No Report
Homes & History
  • Historic Design Regulation Rewrite Update
  • Tip of the Month
  • New Certificates of Appropriateness (COAs)
Land Use and Zoning
  • Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Road Closures 01/22/2017, ~7:20 to 10:00 a.m.
Philanthropic – No Report
  • Sign up at gpna.org and follow us on Facebook (info below)
  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile
   New Business/Open Floor
          Adjourn – 8:30pm
Upcoming GPNA Meetings:
  • Technology Committee: Tuesday, ?, 8pm, Dakota Blue
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Wed, 01/??/2017, 6:30pm, ?????
  • Land Use & Zoning (including Transit & Transportation) Committee: Thursday, 01/??/2017, 7:00pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg, Tech Lab
  • GPNA General Monthly Membership Meeting: 02/21/2017, 7:30pm, Zoo Atlanta, ARC Bldg., Coca-Cola World Studio
  • Homes & History Committee: Monday, 01/??/2017, 7pm, Atlanta Preservation Center
Upcoming NPU-W Meetings (@Village Church of East Atlanta)
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Wed, 01/25/2017, 6:30pm
  • NPU-W Transportation Committee: Wed, 01/25/2017, 6:30pm
  • NPU-W General Meeting: Wednesday, 01/25/2017, 7:30pm
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.
  • Help fund Grant Park Security Patrol (GPSP) patrol hours: www.grantparksecuritypatrol.org
  • Submit articles for publication in The Porch Press | Email Word format documents to [email protected]
  • Sunburst for your home: $75.00 | Purchase: www.gpna.org/sunburst
  • Like us on Facebook (QR Code); Twitter @GrantParkGPNA
  • Create account at www.gpna.org to receive neighborhood news and security alerts
Local Business Directory: www.gpna.org/directory/partners
GPNA Meeting Agendas