Welcome! Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct

  • Welcome to the general membership monthly meeting of 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 gate C5 located at the southeast corner of the Cherokee Av. parking lots.
  • Please turn all cell phones to off or at least vibrate.
  • To be eligible to vote, you must attend one (1) GPNA meeting, register in the membership rolls, 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. And then ask/make one, and only one, question/comment before allowing others to have a turn. We practice discussions in this meeting, NOT conversations.
  • Please reserve your comments not directly related to the agenda items for Open Floor.
  • Please take all side conversations all the way into the lobby and close the doors behind you.

Call to Order – 7:30 p.m.

Officer Reports

  • Please read/review the Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct points above.
  • Reminder, the general meeting’s purpose is to provide a brief summary of the monthly committee meeting outcomes and also general neighborhood updates
  • Welcome to new members and businesses: Name, Street, hobby; burning question?
  • Zone 6 APD update: Major Neil Klotzer, Zone 6 Commander
  • Grant Park Conservancy (www.GPConservancy.org)
  • Elected Officials’ SHORT Update (if any are present)
  • Grant Park Schools Update
  • Grant Park Parent Network Update - (www.GrantParkParents.org)
    • Music in the Meadow: 10/4/2018
    • CPR Event: 9/23/2018
    • Grant Park Flux Projects: 9/27/2018 - 9/30/2018
    • Halloween Parade: 10/27/2018
    • GPPN Movie Night: 11/10/2018
    • GPPN Playgroups
  • Historic Oakland Cemetery (https://www.oaklandcemetery.com/events/)
    • Grave Diggers Event: Tombstones & Tacos: 9/20/18
    • Fall Plant Sale: 9/29/18
    • Sunday in the Park: 9/30/18
    • Run Like Hell 5K: 10/13/18
  • GPNA Officer and Committee nominations open in October
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you’re a new member
  • Committee Sign-up Sheet
  • GPNA Monthly meeting reminder signs & Spread the word
  • Next GPNA bylaws meeting
  • August Minutes (approval vote toward the end of the meeting)
  • Report
  • The GPNA is a IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible!

Committee Reports

Public Safety
  • Public officials/neighborhood update
  • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor: Keith Lamar, (404) 612-7012
  • Run before you crawl (RBYC)
  • LRB: Bailey Wine Cellar at the Beacon
Economic Development
  • Welcome to new businesses in Grant Park
  • Now in charge of Sunbursts – Order one today and have it by Friday!
  • Next gathering at Dakota Blue, 9/27/18 from 6-8 in conjunction with Flux Project
  • 2018 Annual Sponsors updates
  • Haunted Pub Crawl with Eventide, 10/20/18
  • 2018 Mothball is ON! 11/17/18 from 8pm to 1am at the Beacon’s Pin & Proper (gpna/mothball/)
  • Nicholas House
  • Sleep out: 10/5/18
  • “Make a Meal” Grant Park volunteers needed for October 26th and December 28th. Contact [email protected] to volunteer.
  • Oakland Cemetery monument
  • Sign up at gpna.org and follow us on Facebook (info below)
  • Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile
  • If you are not receiving contact information from GPNA, please contact [email protected]
Homes & History
  • Preservation Tip of Month
Land Use and Zoning (including Transportation and Transit)
  • Park Pride Visioning status
  • Confederate Ave renaming meeting
  • Beltline Rail Now updates
  • 842 Berne Ave update

Minutes Approval Vote
New Business/Open Floor
Adjourn – 8:30pm

Upcoming GPNA Meetings:
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety: Every 4th Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Village Church of East Atlanta
  • Technology Committee: Every Fourth Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., Dakota Blue
  • Land Use & Zoning (including Transit & Transportation) Committee: Every First Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, ARC Building, Tech Lab
  • Homes & History Committee: Every 4th Monday, 7:00 p.m., Atlanta Preservation Center
  • GPNA General Monthly Membership Meeting: Every Third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Zoo Atlanta, ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Studio
Upcoming NPU-W Meetings (@Village Church of East Atlanta)
  • Joint NPU-W & GPNA Public Safety Committees: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
  • NPU-W Land Use and Zoning: Every 1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
  • NPU-W Transportation Committee: Every Fourth Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
  • NPU-W General Meeting: Every Fourth Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
General Info:
  • If You See Something, Say Something™: 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 The Porch Press: email MS Word documents to [email protected]
  • Get a sunburst for your home: $75.00 | Purchase at www.gpna.org/sunburst
  • Like us on Facebook; 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