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Atlanta Street Car Service Starts Tuesday December 30, 2014

Streetcar service starts Tuesday.   Check out the streetcar website for more information and how to interact safely as a pedestrian and driver.  The streetcar is free for the first three months




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2014 Bylaws

The 2014 bylaws have been updated and posted to the intranet.  Updates were made directly from approved minutes.

Effective date is January 1, 2015

Click here for more information

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December 2014 General Membership Meeting

There will be no general membership meeting in December.  All NPU M Business will be conducted by the Executive Committee meeting on December 8, 2014.

Happy Holidays

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Happy Thanksgiving!

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” –Maya Angelou

Thanksgiving Word Cloud

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General Membership Agenda November 2014 Cycle

The agenda can be found here.  

Important topics include:

  • Finalization of bylaw votes
  • Election of 2015 officers – all positions are open
  • Status of InTown Academy School Charter and Kindezi Schools potential move into NPU M

Please note, the 2014 bylaws are still valid through 12/31/14.  Other than bylaws, only members current on attendance may vote.

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In the November 4th issue of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, it was reported that the AtlantaAPS Public School Board voted unanimously to not renew the Intown Academy’s contract for the 2015/2016 school year.  Hope Hill Elementary may not be a viable alternative due to current enrollment, physical space and educational resources.

Dean Leeper, Executive Director of the Kindezi Schools, made a presentation the NPU M Executive Committee on Monday November 10, 2014.  As of November 10, 2014 the Kindezi School is the only applicant.

We determined at this meeting that a special Education Committee meeting is needed to provide a recommendation the NPU M General Body Membership at the November meeting.

This discussion will be scheduled as follows:

  • Date:  Thursday November 20, 2014
  • Time:  6:30 PM
  • Location: Helene Mills Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs

The committee will make a recommendation to the General Membership Meeting on November 24, 2014.

Without a replacement, the school may face closure.  

Read about the Kindezi Schools by clicking here

Read the AJC.com story regarding the Atlanta Board of Education action by clicking here.

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Thank a veteran today!

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Enough said!

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Vote Tuesday November 4, 2014

It’s not your right, it is your responsibility.  Click here to find your polling place.  

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Varying hours of operations mean motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists should be aware and always expect a streetcar

Beginning Monday, October 27, the Atlanta Streetcar will begin training streetcar operators along the system’s 2.7 mile loop. The hours of training will vary to give the operators familiarity with all traffic situations. The schedule for the upcoming weeks:

  • Monday, October 27: 6 P.M. to 4 A.M.
  • Tuesday, October 28: 6 P.M. to 4 A.M.
  • Wednesday, October 29: 1 P.M. to 11 P.M.
  • Thursday, October 30: 1 P.M. to 11 P.M.
  • Friday, October 31: 9 A.M. to 7 P.M.
  • Saturday, November 1: 9 A.M. to 7 P.M.
  • Monday, November 3: 6 P.M. to 4 A.M.
  • Tuesday, November 4: 6 P.M. to 4 A.M.
  • Wednesday, November 5: 2 P.M. to Midnight
  • Thursday, November 6: 2 P.M. to Midnight
  • Friday, November 7: 9 A.M. to 7 P.M.
  • Saturday, November 8: 9 A.M. to 7 P.M.
  • Sunday, November 9: 6 P.M. to 4 A.M.
  • Monday, November 10: 6 P.M. to 4 A.M.

This training will continue until opening day of the system. With the streetcars now operating every day and at all hours pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists along the route are advised to always expect a streetcar and remember to follow a few simple Be Streetcar Smart rules:

  • Be alert. The Atlanta Streetcars are electric and quiet. Please stop, look and listen for streetcars before crossing the tracks.
  • Keep a safe distance from the streetcars.
  • Do not walk or play on tracks.
  • Bicyclists should use caution when riding near the tracks and should cross at a 90 degree angle.
  • Motorists should check for approaching streetcars before opening vehicle doors.
  • Motorists are also reminded that vehicles along the streetcar route need to be parked fully within the white lines of the parking spaces, and that double-parking is not allowed. Illegally parked vehicles along the route will be ticketed and/or towed
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Citywide Beltline Discussion

A public transit meeting has been scheduled for Thursday October 30, 2014 regarding streetcar transit on the Atlanta Beltline, including Marta connections.

  • When: Thursday October 30, 2014
  • Time:  6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Where: Central United Methodist Church, 501-7 Mitchell ST NW

Parking is available.  For more information, contact Paulita Bennett-Martin 404.477.3549 or pbennett-martin@atlbeltline.org.

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Atlanta 311 has Launched

News Release

City of Atlanta Launches ATL311

Innovative cloud-based system will improve customer service

ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed, Chief Operating Officer Michael Geisler, Deputy Chief Operating Officer Kristin Wilson and other city officials today launched ATL311, the city’s first non-emergency customer service center.  Accessible by phone, online and through all mobile platforms, ATL311 provides the public with quick, easy access to government services and information.  The City of Atlanta is one of the first major cities to implement a cloud-based 3-1-1, customer relationship management (CRM) system that can be scaled and shared with other cities.

ATL311 is a free service available to the general public.  Citizens can call or go online to submit and track service requests, keep up with information regarding city services, and provide feedback to improve the ATL311.com website portal.

“The ATL311 service will modernize the customer service experience and make the City of Atlanta more accountable, responsive, and efficient,” said Mayor Reed. “Starting today, access to critical services and information will be a click or call away for all our residents, business owners, and visitors.”

ATL311 will also increase internal and external government accountability. The data collected from ATL311 will provide insights on how to improve city government through accurate, consistent measurement and analysis of service delivery.

“This innovative, cost-effective solution will help us provide the high level of customer service that our citizens demand and deserve,” said Chief Operating Officer Mike Geisler. “ATL311 will allow us to track our performance in real-time and will give us greater insight into how we can drive future improvements to our service delivery.”

Development of ATL311 was initiated by the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, funded by a $3.3 million grant awarded to the City of Atlanta by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Atlanta was one of five cities to receive an Innovation Delivery Team grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Innovation Delivery Teams help mayors develop and deliver powerful solutions to major urban challenges.

Residents can call 311 from their home phone to reach the ATL311 customer service center.  The customer service center operating hours are Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Non-emergency service and information requests can also be reported by calling 404-546-0311 from a mobile phone, or by visiting ATL311.com.  All emergencies should be reported by calling 911.

ATL311 can help with the following services:


  • Licensing And Permitting
  • Taxes, Payments, And Credits
  • Municipal Record Requests

Water and Sewer

  • Water Outages And Flooding
  • Street Plates, Hydrants, And Sewer Lids
  • Water Bill And Meter Resets

Garbage, Recycling, and Graffiti

  • Request A Bin
  • Graffiti And Dead Animal Removal
  • Trash, Recycling, And Yard Trimmings

Housing and Buildings

  • Inspections And Permits
  • Zoning And Owner Information
  • Housing Assistance

Public Safety

  • Police Reports
  • Fire Prevention And Safety Inspections
  • Code Enforcement
  • Inmate Services

Parks, Trees , Recreation, and Events

  • Park And Tree Maintenance
  • Event Permits And Facility Requests
  • Recreation Centers

Streets, Sidewalks, Traffic, and Parking

  • Street And Sidewalk Maintenance
  • Parking Tickets And Violations
  • Street Sign And Street Light Repairs


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