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Meeting Minutes – October 2016

October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016

Call to Order – Josh Noblitt

Moment of Reflection

Community Pride

  • New neighbors moving in
  • New baby born on Gammon
  • FCS moved into the neighborhood behind Carver Market
  • Progressive Dinner was best one yet!

Community Reports

APD Representative – Officer Ferguson

  • Car break-ins are still a very big issue – suspected group of juveniles. Stealing computers, purses, and guns left in cars.
  • 4 aggravated assaults; arrests on 2.
  • GA State will have its own police force in the Turner Field property once they take ownership.

David Dreyer

  • Session begins in January
  • Must be registered to vote by October 11; try earlier online because some are being bounced back
  • Penny sales tax is for infrastructure, including rail, roads, sidewalks, etc.
  • Opportunity Schools – vote to keep local control of schools or give state control to schools

Carla Smith’s Office – Sheryl

  • Two public safety events upcoming
    • Oct 6: 9-1-1 Call Center Tour
    • Oct 20: Active Shooter Event

Committee Reports

Beautification – Chris McCord

  • Scheduling dumpster and waiting for confirmation. Will notify via email blast

Code Enforcement – Rick Sakaske

  • Went to MARTA meeting
  • They are now saying they will now only demo buildings that have been burned
  • Tracking down Meldon homeowners of abandoned buildings
  • If houses are missing doors, call Code Enforcement (404-330-6190) to report

Sonoco Task Force – Kim Bego

  • Last meeting Sept 21
  • Hope for next meeting is to meet with Sonoco plant manager and two additional leaders in the company
  • They responded to our list of immediate needs/requests
  • We have held them accountable on a few items where they have dropped the ball
  • We’re trying to work with them
  • Sonoco has hired 3 fulltime employees whose sole responsibility is to pick up trash

Community Business

Progressive Dinner – Josh Noblitt

  • Great turnout – 50-60 attendees
  • Grateful to all hosts

Treat Street – Katie Delp

  • October 30th, 5pm – 7pm
  • This year will be in South Atlanta Park on tennis courts
  • We need candy!! Please drop off at Community Grounds or at new FCS offices.
  • We also need adult volunteers to set up, clean up, and run games during the evening.
  • Planning committee meeting just after tonight’s Civic League meeting

Community Forum


  • Please note our December Civic League meeting will be our Holiday Potluck
  • Citizen’s Fire Academy opens if October if you’re interested in learning about the fire department
  • Oct 8th at Boulevard Crossing Park – 2nd annual playday there. Free games, food, sports, etc. 2pm-6pm
  • NPU is accepting grants for nonprofits in our NPU; see Russell for details and due by Oct 14
  • Free childcare at YMCA on needs basis
  • Morehouse School of Medicine is looking to enroll families in an epilepsy study for pay
  • NPU meeting is October 17
  • Carver Students are circulating on Martin (seems to have shifted from Gammon to Martin), breaking into and stealing cars.
  • Next door app – someone mentioned getting knocking on their windows on front doors around 11 at night.
  • Beltline Connector meeting was good, and more meetings will be happening.
  • Moving in the Spirit is hosting a fundraiser: football, beer, and great folks
  • Southside Striders walking at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings from Carver Market parking lot
  • SACL elections happening in February

Meeting adjourned.

Last modified: October 3, 2016

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