January Meeting Minutes

Grove Park Neighborhood Association or

Call to Order  T.Austin 7:08

  • President Address to the body – T.Austin 
  1. Control the Controllables
  2. The www.groveparkatl.com  will be GPNA place for all info and resources
  3. Introduction of 2018 Board of Directors 
  4. Membership is key to being financially sustainable organization
  5. Community pride merchant to brand Grove Park 
  • Public Safety Report T.Redding (see printout)     
  • Committee Reports 

     a. Treasury Report – R.Marosy   (see P&L sheet) 

EOY income $630 current balance $941 Community Foundation Grant 4K check coming within weeks which has been earmarked based on the grant

  • Creekside Update – T.Austin Save the date May 19th 
  • Grove Park Foundation zoning request – D.Edelson GPF/R. Kunansky Columbia
  • Plan is to use land behind Theater/Pawn shop for building affordable housing units 105 units total. GPF is applying for State low income tax credit plan is to have 105 units Mixed income 60% at low income 40% at market rate. 
  • Application process is very competitive only 2 projects in COA will get approved. Application open once per year in May. With support from Purpose Built Communities they have a good chance of getting the credit that will allow them offer more affordable units. This is the first step in a 2-3 years process. 
  • T-Austin took vote from GPNA members 11 yay/0 nay non-members vote 16 yay/0 nay 
  • Urban Creek Partners Update T.Austin 
  • Proctor Creek Greenway Update K.Rose 

   a.  possible ribbon cutting February 2018 there is a 20% of the trail unfinished 

   b.  Grove Park trailhead not yet started construction plan is complete

marked trailhead with a few parking spaces on Grove Park Pl.    

  • Community Announcements/Comments 

      Charles Harper –Paradise we need to have community engagement   

real solid  plan to engage to give as many a seat at the table as possible

Torrie Redding will the community have any engagement as it relates to the plans for Bellwood Quarry Park

Response: A. Bartell not as of yet when the city engages NPU-J I will make sure the communication come to GPNA

Debra Edelson introduce Tarnace Watkins to GPF team will be working on workforce development and business growth

  • Adjournment 8:45pm T.Austin 

 

 

Torrie Redding