Underwood Hills Neighborhood Association, Minutes of the General Meeting: July 11, 2016 – 7:00PM
I. Meeting was called to order at 7:10 by Kristin Olson
II. Community Developments
a. Pam Lu presented information regarding 21st Century STEM Academy, a new K‐8 private school near Emory U, opening Fall 17. MIssion is to provide a more affordable, high‐level private school alternative.
b. Update from Elizabeth Vason Hollister ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) from the newly formed Westside “CID” (Community Improvement District). Howell Mill Corridor businesses opt in to special CID tax, with expected $400‐500k in funds managed by a Board made up of CID‐member businesses.
III. Officer Reports
a. Ryan Sheets, Treasurer, reported that finances are in good shape. With the additional Membership Dues gained at Spring Social, plus sponsorships, and expense control, we are on track to have a small surplus for the year, barring any significant unexpected expenses. Expecting a $4000 contribution from 1824 DeFoor to come later in the year.
IV. Committee Reports ‐ consider joining one of our committees!
a. Ben Hudgins, Chairman of Land Use & Planning Committee advised that deferments are no longer allowed for “NPU” (Neighborhood Planning Units) decisions, Yes/No only.
b. Ivy Way, Membership Chairman advised that membership is slightly up vs last year, mainly from new members gained at Spring Social. Number of UNHA Members is still a small % of total UH “NextDoor” members. Everyone keep recruiting your neighbors.
c. Traffic & Safety report by Michael McLaughlin was focused on the Security Patrol project.
We have raised $35k or our $40k goal and hope to have the Patrol started sometime in August. Working on securing the additional insurance coverage needed and yard signs for participants. Detective Kevin Leonpacher (14‐year APD veteran) coordinates several area Patrols and was our special guest. He described the Patrol operations in more detail. A lot of detailed information concerning the Patrol is available on the UHNA website, and be sure to check the FAQ section.
V. New Business
a. Cynthia Williams gave several updates on community involvement opportunities. Look for updates on all of these on NextDoor:
i. “Push Back” celebration to install the new fire engine at our local station will be held soon.
ii. Atlanta Community Emergency Response Team ‐ training citizens in emergency
preparedness, no cost.
iii. Citizens Fire Academy, a hands‐on, 6 wk course to inform and educate Atlanta residents about their fire department and its operations. Applications are being taken.
VI. Thank you to Red Brick Brewery and our 2016 sponsors:
a. 1824 DeFoor http://www.1824defoor.com/
b. Keller Williams Peachtree Rd ‐ Ashley Vierra http://www.ashleyvierra.kwrealty.com
c. Collier Chiropractic http://www.collierchiropractic.net/
d. Comfort Shield Heating and A/C http://www.comfortshieldhvac.com/
e. Florist Atlanta http://www.floristatlanta.biz/
f. Fusion CPA http://fusiontaxes.com/
g. Moncrief Heating & Air http://moncriefair.com/
VII. Next UNHA meeting will be Monday, September 12, location TBA.
VIII. Meeting adjourned at 8:20pm