Josh Noblitt called the meeting to order with a moment of reflection.
- Paintings and neighborhood artwork
- Pride for Parents Christmas toy drive
- Christmas celebration at Gateway Center
- Cleanups happening near Smoky’s
- New neighbors in December – welcomed 3 first time SACL attendees
- Most crimes in December were in Villages at Carver and involving juveniles
- Question regarding building/renovations happening without permits
Commissioner Harrington’s Office – Jimmy Jones
- Sharing recent events (ie. Dads, Daughters, and Dolls)
- Upcoming: Black History essay content and events coming in February
City Council Pres Ceasar Mitchell – Terrance Wilson, Community Engagement Coordinator
- Introducing himself (first meeting)
- Contact: 404.330.6052 (office) 804.247.0021 (Terrance’s cell)
- 311 is a resource to call for city services
Councilperson Carla Smith
- “Blue bin” recycling has been found to not be recycling glass. Utilize the CHARM Center on Hill Street for recycling: glass, styrofoam, and more.
Beautification – Chris McCord
- Neighbors on south side of neighborhood (Bowen/Turman) organizing local clean up on January 23.
- April 23 will be Earth Day Tire Round-up – Keep an eye out or set aside tires
Code Enforcement – Rick Sakaske
- 77 Bisbee will be demolished
- 127 Thirkield will be demolished
- 104 Bisbee – Rick is attending mtg tomorrow, Charis is hoping to acquire.
2016 Overview – Josh Noblitt
- Jan 23 – Cleanup happening 9-11am at Hardwick & Bowen
- March – Pancake Breakfast in March
- April 23 – Earth Day Tire Cleanup
- April/May – Kickball Tournament
- August – Progressive Dinner
- October – Treat Street
- November – Officers election
- December – Potluck Celebration at SACL meeting
Hospitality Committee – Josh Noblitt
We’re working to start a Hospitality Committee to welcome new neighbors and create an informational and gift basket for new residents. If you’re interested, contact Josh.
Wave Campaign – Josh Noblitt
We’re signing pledges to wave to each other in the community. It creates a culture of friendliness in the community and contributes to public safety. We have signups to join the movement!
Bylaws Change – Katie Delp
Historically, SACL has been funded primarily by dues. Events have been creating greater income. The conversation is beginning regarding not including dues as a membership requirement. It would require a by-laws change. So it will be an ongoing conversation and a vote is expected in March.
Raised a question about how do we honor/remember past Civic League Presidents. Hospitality Committee might be a good way to acknowledge neighborhood events, such as births, deaths, etc.
Russell – current NPU-Y representative – encouraging South Atlanta attendance at NPU meetings. January 19th at 7pm at John Birdine Center
Youth gathering on Wednesday nights 7-8:30 in Gateway Building ages 9-15. Welcoming youth and volunteers.
Automotive Training Center received a portion of the SACL grant money last year and bought a “project truck” to work on as mechanical skills training.
Last modified: January 5, 2016