August Meeting Minutes

GPNA August Meeting 

Call To Order M. Josey

Committee Reports:

Treasury Report M. Josey (see handout including WWF revenue)

Communications T. Redding 

Dogwood Library re-grand opening August 12th at 10am 

College Football Hall Free thru sponsorship from Coke A Cola 

StormWater Roadshow Education  this Thursday 

Atlanta Yoga Project is looking for a space to host free Yoga

Public Safety T.Redding 

Environmental Beatification M. Josey 

Report Westside Reservoir Park: Yeou R. 

please see T.J, Matt and  Yeou if you have questions that you would like them to bring to the advisory committee 

Committee is still working on GP access and timeline for completion is 2020 

Group has been having discussions around Greenspace, play space how to activate the park revenue generating projects to keep the park sustainable as well as space for food trucks and eateries 

Question: What is the plan around security? It has been discussed to partner with APD/invest Atlanta for cameras and lighting on PCG Greenway and Westside Park question. What about manned patrol? There have been no commitments as of yet and no plan to pay for it yet. 

City Council District 9 A.Holmes 

CM Hillis partnering with partnering w/Making the Transition data show youth in 30318 have some of the highest interaction with police. Making the Trasition is innovative mentor ship Program kickoff event August 18th 4-6 @ Fire-station


Sterogenics Smyrna GA Update: CM put forth a resolution to conduct independent emissions testing for ethylene oxide though in Smyrna calling on Major to support independent studies on safety 

Though facility is in Smyrna it effects areas of district 9 along Bolton Rd and Marietta Blvd 

Grove Park Foundation KIPP Woodson Park Construction Update

45 Oral histories have been conducted this summer 

BDR Partners Update: Construction is underway grading and tree removal is being done, next step laying underground utilities 

YMCA update: early learning center 6 classrooms, commons area, school based clinic, multi-Purpose room will serve 6wk old to 5yrs as well as aftercare programs September 10th will be official groundbreaking 

Torrie Redding