NPU-S Calendar of Events: Aug 15 - Aug 21

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon Aug 15-Fri Aug 20. 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.
  • Tue Aug 16, 6:30pm. Bush Mountain Community Organization. Videoconference: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83729649966

    Call in: +1 312 626 6799 Meeting ID: 837 2964 9966
  • Thu Aug 18, 7:00pm. NPU-S General Meeting. 
    Hybrid! VICARS, 838 Cascade Ave.
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udeCgqT8pEtycXQZ9s7Tk4_0J_73DZmQD. 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 Aug 20, 10:00am. Beltline Marketplace Day.
  • Sat Aug 20, 10:00am. Westridge-Sandtown Community Organization Meeting.
    • https://us06web.zoom.us/j/6864651315 
      Password:  x51zze
      Meeting id: 686 465 1315
    • one tap mobile+13017158592,,6864651315#,,,,*496411# 
    • Phone: 301 715 8592
      Meeting id: 686 465 1315
      Passcode 496411

    Covers the Westridge, Sandtown and Venetian Hills neighborhoods

External events
Events held around, nearby, or affecting NPU S.:

  • Mon Aug 15, 2:00pm. Webinar: Rental Awareness: Tenant Rights and Responsibilities. Hosted every Monday by the Urban League. Register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__QbzL01sTgGxnQwCqNt51g
  • Wed Aug 17, 7:00pm. NPU-I. Zoom - To join the remote meeting, click here. Dial-In: 301-715-8592, access code, 92613332610#. Meeting ID: 926 1333 2610   Passcode: 905252.

    NPU I is comprised of the neighborhoods of:
    • Audobon Forest
    • Audobon Forest West
    • Beecher Hills
    • Cascade Heights
    • Chalet Woods
    • Collier Heights
    • East Ardley Road
    • Florida Heights
    • Green Acres Valley
    • Green Forest Acres
    • Harland Terrace
    • Horseshoe Community
    • Ivan Hill
    • Magnum Manor
    • Peyton Forest
    • West Manor
    • Westhaven

Public Hearings
City, County, State and other public meetings:

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!

Citizen police academy



The City of Atlantais now accepting applications for Class #41 of the Atlanta Police Citizen's Police Academy. 

The Academy takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm -9:00pm, September 6th – October 25th 2022.

The deadline to receive applications is August 29, 2022. To apply, full out the form at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PhlEqx3lVTLH7D8yTzQeFacRbgJH7uj0/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102361374550974430379&rtpof=true&sd=tr

Any questions? Please contact Elizabeth Espy at enespy@atlantaga.gov  or 404.546.2531

Ft. Mac Oral Histories

DID YOU WORK AT FT MC PHERSON?
(Or know someone who did?)

We know that the Fort was a City unto itself and want to hear your stories about what it was like working and living on the base. Both Military and non-Military personnel of Ft. McPherson is invited to be a part of an Oral History project.

To set an interview please call 678-632-5067 or email your contact information to: oralhistory_ftmc@comcast.net

NPU-S Calendar of Events: Aug 8 - Aug 14

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon Aug 8, 0:00am. 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.
  • Mon Aug 8, 7:00pm. Beecher Hills Community Association. BUZZ Coffee and Winehouse, 2315 Cascade Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, USA. Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/96697956397
    Meeting ID: 966 9795 6397
    Dial-In646-558-8656, access code,96697956397#
  • Tue Aug 9, 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 Aug 9, 6:30pm. Graymont Drive Neighborhood Association. 1-978-990-5490 182 9403# Access Code
  • Sat Aug 13, 10:00am. WAWA: Service Saturdays. Outdoor Activity Center, 1442 Richland Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA. Registration required: wawa-online.eventbrite.com WAWA 404 752 5385
  • Sun Aug 14, 4:45pm. 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. 

External events
Events held around, nearby, or affecting NPU S.:

Public Hearings
City, County, State and other public meetings:

No events on calendar

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!

Data Drives Decisions Workshop





Greetings,

Please join Sustainable Community Solutions, Greenlink Analytics & WAWA for a brief community discussion and workshop NEXT Tuesday @ 12:00 pm via Zoom. Help groundtruth/validate equity data in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD so that those making decisions on our behalf have the correct data!


Tuesday, Aug. 9 12:00pm (virtual-ZOOM)
Friday, Aug. 19 5:00pm (in-person-OAC)
Friday, Aug. 26 12:00pm (virtual-ZOOM)
Friday, Sept. 9 5:00pm (in-person-OAC)

Please contact Raina Turner-Greenlea at raina@sustainable-communitysolutions.com if you have questions. 

Light Refreshments Served at In-person Sessions
WAWA's Outdoor Activity Center (OAC)
1442 Richland Road SW
Atlanta, GA 30310


Provide input on the current data in southwest Atlanta (SWATS)
Your time is appreciated - First 100 attendees* to complete survey receive gift card
All attendees with community-based organizations** gain 1-year of free access to data platform & additional training


*Residents of NPU-H, -R, -S, -T, & -Z that attend one of the four workshops
**CBO's serving southwest Atlanta



New Grant Now Available to Small Businesses


Small businesses can now apply for $50,000 in grants toward the cost of physical improvements to their commercial property.

Commercial Property Improvement Grant

Eligible Applicants

  • Small businesses operating in commercial properties smaller than 15,000 square feet located in the City of Atlanta are eligible to apply. 
  • Small businesses who lease their commercial space should have a minimum of 1 year left on their lease and will need approval from the property owner.
  • Applicants must show a current City of Atlanta business license.

Eligible Uses
  • Eligible exterior improvements include:
    • Painting
    • Lighting
    • Windows, doors, framing, etc.
    • Signage, canopies, awnings, etc.
  • Eligible interior improvements include:
    • Flooring, walls and ceiling upgrades
    • HVAC, water heater, plumbing, electrical, and other systems repairs
    • Structural repairs to walls, floors, stairs, and interior doors
  • Certain soft costs, such as architectural and planning services are eligible but shall not exceed 10% of grant amount.
Learn More
With support from Wells Fargo, United Way of Greater Atlanta and Invest Atlanta have established the Commercial Property Improvement Grant through the Atlanta Open for Business Fund to help city of Atlanta small businesses.



West Nile Positive Mosquito Pools - 2022 Season

From Fulton County:







We were notified yesterday of 3 more positive mosquito pools for West Nile Virus at these locations: Benson Senior Center and Perkerson Park. Attached are the maps of 1/4 mile radius of the area where Bug Busters will be spraying at night. The spraying will occur once a week for approximately 4 weeks and is dependent on the weather. My team will be visiting these neighborhoods to provide awareness to the communities of the positive test results in that area and education on preventing mosquito bites and breeding areas around their homes. At this time, we are in the process of having signage printed up to place in the parks where positive mosquito pools are found; however, they will not be ready in time to post at these locations now.

Please help share this information through your networks. If anyone has any specific questions about the spraying operation, such as when they will be in each location, please reach out to Court Parker, Rick Anglian or Michael Pothier with Bug Busters at: (770) 517-0200. Or you can email them at: court@bugbustersusa.com or ranglian@bugbustersusa.com or mpothier@bugbustersusa.com.

Here is a link from FGTV on mosquito spraying: https://youtu.be/y6fetZ4LTDI.

CDC's website on Mosquitos and WNV: https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html

NPU University: Bylaws Clinic



Community Health Needs & Assets Assessment Survey

The Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center (MSM PRC) is conducting the 2022 Community Health Needs & Assets Assessment (CHNAA) survey with the purpose of the engaging the local communities of the state of Georgia and identifying their health priority needs. The findings of the assessment will be used to inform future health promotion and evaluation initiatives conducted by MSM. Participation in the assessment involves completing an approximately 20-minute online survey.

The survey will be offered both in English and in Spanish. Participants that are eligible to take the survey will receive a $25 e-gift card upon completion. We value your input and encourage you to share this survey with friends, family, and others within your community.

Eligible participants are:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Willing and able to provide consent and complete a 20-minute online survey
  • A resident of the Neighborhood Planning Units (NPU): T, V, X, Y or Z
    – OR –
    A resident of one of the following Georgia counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baldwin, Bleckley, Calhoun, Candler, Charlton, Clay, Clayton, Clinch, Cobb, Coffee, Colquitt, Crisp, DeKalb, Decatur, Dooly, Dougherty, Elbert, Emanuel, Evans, Fulton, Gilmor, Gordon, Grady, Greene, Gwinnett, Johnson, Laurens, Macon, Montgomery, Polk, Seminole, Stephens, Sumter, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Troup, Turner, Ware, Washington, Wayne, Whitfield

Click the link below to take the 2022 CHNAA Survey:

https://bit.ly/CHNAA2022

To learn more about the MSM PRC or the 2022 CHNAA survey, contact msmchnaa@gmail.com



Board of Commissioners To Hold Public Hearings about the 2022 Millage Rate



The Fulton County Board of Commissioners will hold three public hearings for its 2022 millage rate. Fulton County's proposed millage rate for 2022 is 9.33 mills, the same as the 2021 millage rate.

Because Fulton County has had a strong track record of lowering its millage rate over many years to offer taxpayer relief, the 2022 proposed rate is a full mill lower than Fulton County's General Fund millage rate 5 year ago (10.38 mills).

The proposed rate is higher than the full rollback rate for 2022 and will be advertised as a tax increase as required by law. Fulton County will hold three public hearings.

After three public hearings, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners will set the millage rate at their August 17 meeting. The public hearings will be held on the following dates. Residents may attend in person at the Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, or via Zoom using the links provided.

August 3, 2022 10 a.m.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n4Gv2K64SFq-LkL8uj1a3g
August 3, 2022 6 p.m.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GGU92WO0SgO6ET758WW5Gg
August 17, 2022 10 a.m.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_46rlBK8mSmSRHVZGWGy-cA 

Climate Change, Health Equity Advisory Board


We are seeking individuals who have an interest and passion for improving the health of the community, to serve on a 10-member Community Advisory Board (CAB). CAB members must be 18 years of age or older, residents of Fulton County, and able to meet virtually for monthly meetings. An information session will be held online Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 5:30 PM.

RSVP HERE

Covers ZIP codes
  • 30310
  • 30311
  • 30314
  • 30315
  • 30336
  • 30354