Date:                      April 16, 2019
Time:                      7:30pm – 8:45pm
Location:               Zoo Atlanta ARC Building, Coca-Cola World Theater
 
Officers/Chairs Present:
Dr. Michelle Kirby                President
Samantha McKinlay             Economic Development
Rick Hudson                          Land Use and zoning
Chris Newman                      Public Safety
Stephanie Warner               Technology
 

Welcome! Housekeeping and Meeting Conduct

Call to Order – 7:30 p.m.
Officer Reports

President – Dr. Michelle Kirby ([email protected])
  • Welcome, housekeeping rules, and thanks to Zoo Atlanta for use of the theater for the meeting.
  • Reminder: The purpose of the monthly general GPNA meeting is for GPNA officers/committee chairs, local organizations, elected officials, etc. to provide brief updates to the community. In-depth discussion occurs at the committee level.
  • Zone 6 update: Sgt. Jones
    • Crime is down but car larcenies are still a problem. Remember the clean car campaign
    • If you have a Ring or Nest cam and have footage of a theft or robbery, send the footage to [email protected]
    • Pay attention to people going through backyards and call 911
  • Zone 6 Community Prosecutor update: Keith Lamar, (404) 612-7012
    • Mr. Jarvis McRay still in custody and held with no bond. Trail is not until September
    • Frederick Robinson has been arrested and held with no bond. Trail is in July
  • GPPN update (www.GrantParkParents.org): Gwen Link, secretary
    • Easter Egg Hunt: April 20th is free to the public
    • Moving On Up is April 26th from 6:30-8:30 (https://www.justinlandisgroup.com/events/2019/4/26/moving-on-up)
    • Music in the Meadow: 5/2/2019, 6/6/2019, 7/11/2019, 8/1/2019, 9/5/2019
    • CPR Event: 5/19/2019
    • Summer Social: 6/22/2019
    • GPPN Playgroups
  • Historic Oakland Cemetery (https://www.oaklandcemetery.com/events/)
    • Illumine: May 9th – 12th, 7-10:30 PM
    • Tunes from the Tombs: June 8th, Noon-8PM
  • Atlanta Preservation Center: David Mitchell
    • Big gala on May 18th in support of the Erskine Fountain renovation: https://www.friendsoferskinegp.org/
Vice President – Open ([email protected]) - Presented by Dr. Michelle Kirby
  • Please check in. Please sign in if you’re a new member. Committee Sign-up Sheet
Treasurer – Michelle Botwinick ([email protected]) - Presented by Dr. Michelle Kirby
  • The GPNA is a IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible!
Secretary – Open ([email protected]) - Presented by Dr. Michelle Kirby
  • March Minutes (approval vote toward the end of the meeting)

Committee Reports

Public Safety – Chris Newman ([email protected])
  • LRB: Raman Station at the Larkin. Approved
  • Crime information is available from opendata.atlantapd.org
  •  Burglary attempt at Ace Hardware to get power tools, but all are locked down so nothing missing
Economic Development- Samantha McKinley ([email protected])  
  • Next gathering at Vickery’s at Glenwood Park on 4/25 from 5-8
Fundraising – Laura Keen ([email protected])
  • In charge of sunbursts now. Order your Sunburst today and have it by Friday!
  • Don’t forget to sign up for Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile. Each of your purchases provide a donation in your name back to GPNA, at no cost to you
  • Spring Tour of Homes is set for May 18th and 19th from noon-5 each day. Looking for volunteers and homes for the tour. Please contact [email protected] to volunteer
Philanthropic –Eliza Adams [email protected] - Presented by Samantha McKinley
  • Dates have been determined with Nicholas House for Make a Meal and will be putting together a schedule soon
  • Coordinating with Maynard Jackson to get student volunteers to support GPNA
Technology – Stephanie Warner ([email protected])
  • If you are not receiving contact information from GPNA, please contact [email protected]
  • Also, please make sure your information on the gpna.org site is up to date
Homes & History – Paul Simo ([email protected];) - Presented by Dr. Michelle Kirby
  • Tip of the month: promote When pressure washing your old home, be sure not to blast it and try to spray downwards, not up
Land Use and Zoning – Rick Hudson ([email protected])
  • Z-19-001 - 1015 Boulevard - Rezoning to MRC-3: 350 apartments with 30,000 ft2 of retail space. LUZ committee voted to support the site plan to fulfill the affordable housing. Approved
  • 396 Cherokee - Variance to increase FAR to allow for garage and storage above garage: Approved
  • LOR-18-001 - 689 Home - replatting to lot of record: Parcel was original 2 lots and want a lot of record with only 1 zero lot line division to be an R5 lot. Both will have a duplex and have an ADU. Approved
  • Lynwood Ave variance to create ADU in rear yard of home facing Ormewood but ADU faces Lynwood. Approved with condition that residents can’t park between ADU and Lynwood and the sidewalk and curb must be improved by the city. Approved with a vote of 13 for, 2 against, 1 abstained.
  • Working on more traffic calming efforts for Boulevard and also Don’t Block the Box at Boulevard and Woodward
 
Minutes Approval Vote - March minutes approved
 
New Business/Open Floor
  • None

Adjourn – 8:45pm


GPNA Monthly Meeting Minutes
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