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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Intown Academy – IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING HAS BEEN CALLED

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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ATLANTA STREETCAR BEGINS OPERATOR TRAINING

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:

Business

  • 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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NPU M General Membership meeting agenda for Monday 10/27

The NPU M Monday 10/27 General Body agenda can be found by clicking here.

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Streetcar testing continues on Wednesday 10/22 late night

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the Atlanta Streetcar will conduct further tests to ensure the integration of vehicles, power, communications, and traffic and train signal controls. Elements being tested include radio communications, track switch interface, signal and sign visibility, and streetcar control center communications.

The test will begin at 11 p.m. and go until the early morning hours of Thursday, October 23. Streetcars will be travelling along the entire 2.7 mile loop of the system; the Atlanta Police Department will be escorting the vehicle and there will be rolling closures. Motorists are advised to find alternate routes while the testing is taking place.

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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Stay within the lines…..

Sometimes it is best to stay within the lines…especially when parking along the Atlanta Streetcar route. Streetcars operate in the same travel lanes as other vehicles, so cars parked outside of the white lines impede the path of the streetcar.

Signs warning motorists to park within the white lines, or risk being ticketed or towed, have been in place since May 2014. Now that the streetcars are testing and simulated, pre-revenue service will start soon, ticketing and towing is in full force for all vehicles parked illegally along the alignment.

Cars parked outside of the white lines and/or those illegally double-parked can be ticketed for the violation and may also be towed to clear the streetcar’s path.

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Atlanta Street Car Update – Next Test Monday 10/20 11pm

ATLANTA STREETCAR’S SECOND TRAFFIC SIGNAL INTEGRATION TEST SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 20 

Overnight test may cause delays along route

On Monday, October 20, 2014, the Atlanta Streetcar will conduct its second traffic signal interface system test – to ensure adjustments made to the timing of signals will accommodate the streetcars, motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

The test will begin at 11 p.m. and go until the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 21. Streetcars will be travelling along the entire 2.7 mile loop of the system; the Atlanta Police Department will be escorting the vehicle and there will be rolling closures. Motorists are advised to find alternate routes while the testing is taking place.

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.

The Atlanta Streetcar is a collaborative effort among Atlanta’s political, business and transit communities to bring to fruition critical infrastructure that will connect the metro area and the greater region. Partnership and innovation, key qualifiers for the federal government’s TIGER II Discretionary Grant program, are exhibited by this joint effort involving the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, and MARTA.

 

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NPU Land Use October – NEW LOCATION

The location of the meeting has changed to the Arts and Crafts room at the Cosby Spear Senior Highrise at 355 North Ave. Map:

You can enter on North or Linden. Dial into the front desk from the gate or pedestrian entrance. You can enter at the door adjacent to the parking lot. You will have to dial in again at this door. Once you enter, walk past the front desk, turn left, and walk to the back room beyond the pool table. If you have any issues, give me a call (my phone # is below).

Agenda

Let me know if you have questions,
Rashid Z. Muhammad

chair@npumatlanta.org / 678-595-2582

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