Resignation from the Position of Chairperson

Dear NPU Executive Committee and General Body,

I hope this message finds you well. As I pen down these words, it is with a heart full of gratitude and a touch of bittersweet sentiment that I must convey my decision to resign from my position as Chairperson, effective immediately.

Being elected as Chairperson by our esteemed neighbors and cherished community members has been one of the highest honors of my life. This role has not only allowed me to serve our community but has also enriched my life in countless ways, fostering a deep sense of belonging and purpose.

However, with a heavy heart, I must acknowledge that my journey has taken a new direction. I have recently accepted a job opportunity that, while exciting, demands my full attention and commitment. It is a decision I do not make lightly, but one that necessitates my stepping down from a role that requires unwavering dedication—a dedication the NPU richly deserves.

In light of my departure, I am pleased to announce that our Vice Chairperson, Quadrus Black, will step in as the acting Chair of the organization. I have every confidence in Quadrus's ability to lead with the same passion and commitment that has always been the hallmark of our community.

For nearly a decade, I have had the privilege of being deeply involved in our community's growth and well-being. My commitment to our shared goals and dreams remains unshaken. Though my role may change, my dedication does not waver. I look forward to continuing my involvement and support as a member of the general body, contributing in whatever capacity I can.

I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to each of you for the trust you have placed in me over the years. Your support and camaraderie have been the wind beneath my wings, propelling me forward and enriching my tenure with joy and fulfillment. As I take this next step, I do so with the hope that our paths will continue to cross and that our collective efforts will keep our community thriving.

Thank you once again for the opportunity to serve. It has been a profound honor, and I carry forward the lessons and memories of this experience with deep appreciation.

With warmest regards and heartfelt thanks,

Kyle Lamont

NPU-S Calendar of Events: Feb 18 - Feb 24


Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events: 

Mon -Fri Yard Trimmings NOT Collected. Due to staffing shortages, yard trimmings will be collected every other week until further notice. This week, yard trimmings WILL NOT be collected.

Trash and recycling are collected weekly as usual.

Wed Feb 21, 6:30pm. NPU-S Quality of Life Committee Meeting. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83127122349.
This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:all matters related to social services, health care, police, and fire protection;
all matters related to recreation, parks, libraries, and cultural affairs;
and all matters related to a pleasant and healthful environment, including, but not limited to: sanitary services, water and sewer facilities and services, and noise quality.Janelle Wright, Chair: quality@npu-s.org
The Quality of Life Committee meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm
Video: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83127122349

Phone: 1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 831 2712 2349
Thu Feb 22, 7:00pm. Cascade Ave Neighborhood Organization (CANO) (Hybrid). VICARS, 834 Cascade Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA. Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97987226201

Meeting ID: 979 8722 6201
Call In 312-626-6799, access code, 97987226201#

Sat Feb 24, 10:30am. Oakland City Community Organization.

IN PERSON:
Cathedral of Faith Church
1137 Avon Ave SW

ONLINE:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84116108545?pwd=Zm5HbDVPcjBsb1lSSkxvNkh3QzRldz09

Meeting ID: 841 1610 8545

Passcode: 30310

One Tap mobile
+19294362866,,84116108545#,,,,*30310# US (New York)
+13017158592,,84116108545#,,,,*30310# US (Washington DC)
Sat Feb 24, 4:30pm. Lorenzo Drive Neighborhood Association. Covers Lorenzo Drive and nearby roads.

Meets via Phone: ‪(978) 990-5162 Access Code: 6673530#If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.org.Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Urgent Appeal: Join Us in Combatting Crime - Hyundai Event at Greenbriar Mall

Dear Esteemed Zone 4 Community Leaders,

Your unwavering support is crucial in combating the rising crime rates in our area. We urgently need your assistance to amplify awareness about the Hyundai event happening at Greenbriar Mall. This event will focus on vital software updates taking place all weekend during mall hours.

It's no secret that stolen Kia and Hyundai vehicles in Southwest Atlanta significantly contribute to our community's heightened crime statistics. By sharing the attached flyer within your extensive networks and social media outlets, you play a pivotal role in fortifying our collective efforts against crime.

Your participation and advocacy are invaluable in fostering a safer environment for all. Together, let's make a difference and safeguard our community's well-being.

Thank You!!

Major Antonio B. Clay II
Zone Four Commander
Southwest Atlanta Too Strong
1125 Cascade Circle, S.W.
Atlanta GA 30331-2817
Email: Abclay@AtlantaGa.Gov
Phone: 404-396-2874

"Standards, Accountability, Consistency, and Kindness."


NPU-S General Meeting *THIS* Thursday, Feb 15 @7pm

This Thursday, the 15th, will be our NPU General Meeting for February 2024, held as always, on the third Thursday of the month, 7pm to 9pm. This is a HYBRID meeting, both in person and online.
Online:

To register, either go online to http://bit.ly/NPUS-Meeting-Register or call (770) 744-5311 and leave a message with a way for us to reach you.

If you are attending via Zoom you must register with a valid email address! The registration system will send you an email with your personal link to the meeting.

You can call into the meeting if you wish to attend without using Zoom. To attend the meeting by phone, call (646) 558 8656, meeting ID 993 2987 4388. We encourage phone attendees to also register!
In person: Come to VICARS - at 838 Cascade Ave.

Matters for Voting
  • Community Improvement Grants
  • Mayor's Office of Special Events (MOSE): (b)earthday Festival - Zahra Alabanza, 1401 Bridges Avenue SW, April 20, 2024
  • Board of Zoning Adjustment Applications: V-24-12 Applicant seeks a variance from the zoning ordinance to reduce the required front yard setback from 35 to 31 feet - 1612 Orlando Street SW. Public Hearing 3/14/24

And, of course, there will be reports from the police, code enforcement, public works, and many more.

See you there!

Feb 15, 7-9pm
Where: VICARS, 838 Cascade Rd SW 
Agenda and supporting docs: https://bit.ly/NPUS-Meeting-Docs

NPU-S Calendar of Events: Feb 11 - Feb 17

 

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon -Fri Yard Trimmings Collected. Due to staffing shortages, yard trimmings will be collected every other week until further notice. This week, yard trimmings WILL be collected.

    Trash and recycling are collected weekly as usual.
  • Mon Feb 12, 6:00pm. Executive Committee meeting. The NPU is guided by the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee is comprised of the Officers, the chairs of the Standing Committees, and a representative for each qualifying Neighborhood Organization. 

    The Executive Committee meets every second Sunday of the month at 4:45 pm. 
  • Mon Feb 12, 6:30pm. Bush Mountain Community Organization. Videoconference: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83729649966

    Call in: +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 
    837 2964 9966
  • Tue Feb 13, 6:00pm. Graymont Drive Neighborhood Association.
  • Wed Feb 14, 6:30pm. NPU-S Quality of Life Committee Meeting. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83127122349.

    This committee makes recommendations to the NPU about:

    1. all matters related to social services, health care, police, and fire protection;
    2. all matters related to recreation, parks, libraries, and cultural affairs;
    3. and all matters related to a pleasant and healthful environment, including, but not limited to: sanitary services, water and sewer facilities and services, and noise quality.
    Janelle Wright, Chair: quality@npu-s.org
    The Quality of Life Committee meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm
  • Thu Feb 15, 7:00pm. NPU-S General Meeting. 838 Cascade Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA. Our monthly community meeting! Find out what's happening in your neighborhood and let the City know what you think. 

    To attend over videoconferencing, you must register beforehand at  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udeCgqT8pEtycXQZ9s7Tk4_0J_73DZmQD

    Otherwise, you can call in at 
    Phone: (646) 558 8656
    Meeting ID: 993 2987 4388

    Supporting documents, including the agenda, can be found at http://bit.ly/NPUS-Meeting-Docs
  • Sat Feb 17, 10:00am. Westridge-Sandtown Community Organization Meeting.Covers the Westridge, Sandtown and Venetian Hills neighborhoods

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.org.Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!

Atlanta 911 Launches New Non-Emergency Web Portal

Help reduce the wait times for 911 calls by reporting your non-emergency events to a new website. Last year, Atlanta 911 took 1.3 million calls and only 3.3% of them were true emergencies.

If you need to report vandalism, lost/stolen property, harassing calls/emails, identity theft, missing trash bins, etc. go the link below and leave details. You can remain anonymous or leave contact information for an officer to call you back.

Atlanta 911 Non-Emergency (available 24 hours)
https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/f87ea07a6ebd4ae7b7e1fb859d3f7f09

Or you can still call 311 (7am-7pm)

11Alive Spotlight
https://youtu.be/0xUKIGfMVXQ?si=LHq2qAgZC8BLwwsW

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