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NPU-D Agenda 1-22-2013

and minutes from the November meeting:

NPU-D Minutes 11-27-2012

Underwood Hills Neighborhood Meeting January 7, 2013 7:00 PM

I. Intro A. Membership Sign In B. Meeting Length – One hour is the goal (15 sec question; 30 second reply) → Read more

3.15.10 UHNA Neighborhood Association Meeting

Executive Committee President: Arthur Silbert ( Vice President: Brian Berger ( Secretary: Scott Hardesty ( Treasurer: Bobbie Munroe (

Headcount 28 (24 residents plus four UHNA Officers

Welcome new neighbors • Wilson Covington on DeFoors Ave. • Tran Hoang (with Michael Maples) on Ridgeway Ave. ( • Welcome back to long-time resident Jackie Echols

Atlanta Police Department (APD) Report on Crime Lt Woody, the Precinct Captain from Zone 2, spoke about crime trends in Zone 2. There are 10 beats in Zone 2, with an officer staffed to each beat. Officer Garcia is the Beat Officer for this area.

Crime Trends • APD measures crimes and places officers to match patterns. Puts “cops on dots.” • Crime in Zone 2 year-over-year is down by 25% down city-wide. • Car break-ins have been the number one crime reported so far this year. In fact, there were 27 last week in Zone 2, alone. APD has not noticed a particular location trend, but report that criminals are stealing the same things—laptops. • Some reports of cars stolen while idling; victims leave cars idling while waiting for them to heat up.

When To Call 911 Call 911 to report suspicious persons and vehicles; if needed, say that it is a non-emergency call, but APD urges residents to use the 911 Service. For requests to add extra patrols, for example, dial Zone 2 at (404) 848-7231.

APD Staffing APD still short-staffed, but furloughs have ended. Academy is at full capacity to staff; hopefully in year to next two years we will see improvements.

Recommendations • Call 911 when something doesn’t look right. • Clean cars out; remove laptops and other valuables • Please be mindful of activity around homes that are for sale; suspicious vans and workers, etc. • Ask your neighbors to pick up your mail and newspapers while you’re out of town

Beautification Danny briefed on park clean up and common entrances. All pine straw donated by Andrew at Ace Hardware. Median planting on De Foors between Harper and Claremont is on hold.

Social Committee Update Amy Panos, Social Chair, briefed on upcoming events:

First UHNA “Hits the Town “ luncheon at Jolie Kobe on 2/28 purpose to get to know neighbors Next event tentatively scheduled for 3/31 at Antico Pizza

If interested in joining group, please contact Amy

Mark calendar for Spring Party on 5/22 at the park; check for details

Easter Egg Hunt is hosted by Playgroup; see “Upcoming Events” site on

Arthur encouraged residents to send photos of neighborhood events to silbert@gmail,com

Zoning Arthur briefed group on new process for Zoning Discussions that result in a neighborhood vote. Process is modeled after one used by the NPU and Zoning Review Board. Please go to the March 2010 UHNA Newsletter link located on

Arthur encourages residents to attend NPU Meetings. Several key stakeholders from City of Atlanta are present and it is a good learning experience.

Arthur and Eva are creating a Google Map to define the Underwood Hills neighborhood boundary. Look for the map soon on

Three MARTA bus routes that affect neighborhood: 12 (Howell Mill is unchanged), 37 (DeFoors Ferry is unchanged), but 137 (Collier Rd. will be discontinued for budget reasons).

Other Issues • Recommendation to continue using Evite for UHNA Meetings. • Recommendation to send meeting agenda topics to Arthur, or any member of the Leadership Team; perhaps inviting a representative from Atlanta City Planning Committee.

• Fire Station 23 scheduled to close (Howell Mill Rd.); if closed, will not be reopened until 2015. Cynthia is contacting neighborhood businesses to fight the potential closing.