South Atlanta Civic League

September 9, 2014

Meeting MInutes

 

Josh Noblitt opened the meeting with a moment of silence.

 

Community Pride: Russell Hopson shared about the success of the Progressive Dinner.  He invited more to join in next year.  Chris McCord thanks FCS Urban Ministries for installing trash cans at the corner of Gammon Avenue and Jonesboro Road. Chris shared he’s seen a reduction of trash on Gammon since the installation.

 

Community Officials: Major Glazier, Zone 3 Captain, introduced Capt Durant. They reported on the past month’s crime. APD had made several burglary arrests in the Villages of Carver.  They reported there has been a crime suppression team in the neighborhood.  There was a discussion about dirt bikes and ATV “gangs”.

 

Council Member Carla Smith reported that there have been changes with the City Parks Department and the Friends of South Atlanta Park should meet with them. Truancy Issue Meetings have been happening for the Carver and Jackson Clusters at City Hall. If you see a truant student, please call 911 and 911 will forward the information to APS.  Questions were asked speed bumps on Thirkield Avenue.  Carla explained the process for requesting speed bumps. Nellie Springs asked about the city CryWolf laws about registering home security systems.

 

Community News: Katie Delp announced that Treat Street will take place on Friday, October 31st from 5:30 to 7:30.  Volunteers and candy donations are needed.

 

Josh Noblitt reported on the work of the Code Enforcement Committee.  Charis Community Housing has purchased one of the homes on the “Top 20” list.  SACL will start sending letters to the owners of properties on the Top 20 list.

 

Leslie Grant appointed Josh Noblitt to the APS task force to help make recommendations to the Superitenent about the future re-structuring of APS. Josh welcome input from the community.

 

Community Forum: Russell Hopson announce a Community Partnership Breakfast at Slater Elementary School on 10am on September 19th.

 

Michelle Witherspoon announced that the neighbor youth group will start back up this week.  All youth between the ages of 7 and 12 are welcome.

 

Jeff Delp announced that the Marketplace will begin selling groceries in early 2015 and asked for community input and support.

Nellie Springs would like to ask the Carver HS Football coach about block of tickets for the community.

 

Chris McCord announced that Moving in the Spirit is having open enrollment for dance classes.

 

Meeting adjourned.