Candler Park Neighborhood Organization
Board of Directors
October 9, 2017
A quorum being present the meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm by Zaid Duwayri, President. The motion to adopt the agenda passed. There were no minutes from September as the meeting was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.
Freedom Park Conservancy- Carol Gregory, CPNO Representative to the Conservancy, introduced Steve Cushing, President of the Freedom Park Conservancy Board. The Freedom Park Conservancy is searching for an Executive Director and will be establishing a Master Plan for the Park. Mr. Cushing is requesting a donation/pledge from Candler Park Neighborhood Organization. (Inman Park has pledged $5,000.)
Zoning- Bill Morris, Zoning Officer
There were three applications brought before the Zoning Committee. 1) 1189 Euclid Avenue which has been deferred; 2) 420 Euclid Terrace; 3) Circle K gas station in Little Five Points. Only the application for 420 Euclid Terrace will be presented to the Membership Monday evening.
Fall Fest- Chris Fitzgerald, FallFest Treasurer, reported that the Festival netted $63,000.
Candler Park Conservancy- Ken Edelstein, CPNO Representative to the Conservancy, presented the top four projects of the Vision Plan that have been identified, need funding, and leadership. The four projects are Active Lawn (Soccer Field), Playscape, Secondary Trails, and Golf Course. The Board drafted a recommendation/pledge as follows: “CPNO appropriates $60,000 to the Active Lawn and Amphitheater projects envisioned in the Candler Park Conservancy Vision Plan. A portion of said funds shall be used by the Conservancy to commission a conceptual plan and a cost estimate for the two projects by July 1, 2018. Upon the conceptual plan’s review and approval by CPNO, the remainder of the funds shall be made available for design and construction as a matching grant at a one-to-one ratio or lesser.”
Nominating Committee-Roger Bakeman, Membership Officer, reported that the 2018 Board nominations have been filled. The slate of officers will be presented to the Membership Monday, October 16. Dana Fowle has accepted the nomination for President.
NPU Report-Lindy Kerr, External Affairs Officer, reported the results of the September Meeting.
Mary Norwood has proposed a change to the “Vegetation Ordinance”, developers could be fined up to $140,000 per unit if they fail to have affordable housing in the Beltline Overlay District, and the ‘mural on private property ordinance’ was found to be illegal once before.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 pm.
Bonnie Palter, Secretary
October 9, 2017