Civic League – April 6, 2015 at 6:30

 

Josh opened the meeting with a moment of silence

 

Community Pride

 

  • removal of tires near Smokey’s
  • pancake breakfast and Tanisha’s work
  • houses down on Thirkield
  • how good Olive’s art looks on the Marketplace
  • new St. Vincent de Paul thrift store

 

Community Reports

 

Police Representatives

Detective Robinson

New detective – shared about his background

Shared crime report, noting significant decrease in crime

 

Local Elected Officials

 

Cheryl from Carla Smith’s office

  • shared about her participation on the Habitat for Humanity panel in South Atlanta
  • Pubic Safety meetings with city and mayor: Thurs, April 9th 7 pm – 9pm at Zoo Atlanta
  • Earth Day Recycling Event – annual event will be at CHARM center at Englewood/Hill St (instead of Turner Field) Sat April 18 9 am – 3 pm – you can recycle electronics, pesticides, expired medications

Claire Farley, Zone 3 Community Prosecutor

  • Working on truancy issue
  • CourtWatch program is being revived
  • Decrease in property crime, but increase in violent crime (appears targeted)

 

Committee Reports

 

Chris – Beautification

  • April 18th 9 am – noon – annual tire clean up

Rick – Code Enforcement

  • Upcoming meeting to present houses on Thirkield and Bisbee

 

Community Business

  • No Dumping signs are now available
  • South Atlanta Project Impact Contest
  • Kickball coming up – May 30 at 10am at Carver HS Baseball fields
  • We received the City of Atlanta Arts Grant! – We will be contracting Olive to work on Jonesboro Rd mural and wall across from Carver High School
  • Pancake breakfast was a success! Attendance a little bit down, but brought a financial profit.
  • Truancy meeting – collaboration on solutions to truancy concerns
  • Youth programming is available – Basketball tourney on the 25th of April

 

Charis Community Development – has homes on Dorothy, Jonesboro

Requesting a side variance for 1562 Jonesboro Rd

It was approved unanimously

 

Community Forum

  • Brittany and Sashoy with ZipCar

 

Meeting adjourned