Candler Park Conservancy Meeting

  The group will meet the second Thursday of every month. Meeting will be at the Radial Cafe, Dekalb Avenue.

Anyone interest is invited to join.

Date: 
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Radial Cafe

Neighborhood Watch Organizing Meeting

Aug 8 2014
Greetings fellow CP residents. Next Wednesday 8/13 7:00 PM there will be a Neighborhood Watch organizing meeting in Candler Park at the covered pavillion. Inspector Crystal Hines of Zone 6 APD will attend to share some of her insights on how we can effectively "reboot" our neighborhood watch so that we can assist APD, be ready for emergencies, and look out for our CP neighbors both young and old. We are looking for folks who want to take leadership roles in the form of block captains, communications, events coordinators etc. Pizza and Drinks (and bug spray) will be served so please come down and be a part of the newest team in CP! If you plan to come please email me at safety@candlerpark.org.

To limit West Nile exposure, follow '5 D's'

Aug 3 2014

Posted on behalf of CP resident Chris Timmons

The Fulton County Health Department recently reported mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus in Old Fourth Ward. Couple that with the DeKalb County Board of Health’s report of positive activity in areas close to us, and it is possible that the West Nile virus has come to Candler Park. 

According to the CDC, the good news is “most people (70-80 percent) who become infected with West Nile virus do not develop any symptoms.” The bad news is that a small group of infected people (fewer than 1 percent) “will develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis.”

West Nile virus is spread to humans through bites from infected mosquitoes. Thus, the key to reducing West Nile virus exposure is to reduce the number of mosquitoes, as well as to take certain precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Mosquitoes can breed in standing water in as little as four days. The Georgia Department of Public Health notes that “residents can reduce the number of mosquitoes around their homes by emptying standing water from containers —flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires, and birdbaths — anything that holds water and gives mosquitoes a place to thrive.” 

Experts also recommend following the “Five D’s”:

  1. Avoid or limit outdoor activity at Dusk/Dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
  2. Dress in loose-fitting clothing that reduces the amount of exposed skin.
  3. Cover exposed skin with insect repellant containing DEET.
  4. Drain containers holding standing water.
  5. Make sure Doors, windows and screens fit tightly and are in good repair.

For assistance in identifying mosquito breeding sites and to report mosquito infestations, contact the DeKalb County Board of Health at 404-508-7900.

CP pool goes to shorter hours

Aug 1 2014
Posted on behalf of Amy Erwin
 
Beginning Monday, Aug 4, the Candler Park goes to shorter hours.
 
• Monday through Friday: Closed in the morning. Open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free swim.
 
• Weekends: open 12:30 - 7 PM on weekends. Fees apply.
 
The last day that the pool will be open this year is Labor Day.
 
Expanding these hours and extending the pool calendar in future years are among the goals of CPNO volunteers who are working to improve the pool.
 
NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect a change in the shortened hours. 

August Zoning Committee Meeting

The Agenda for the August meeting is as follows:

V-14-149 300 Elmira Pl NE

The Applicant seeks a variance from zoning regulations to reduce north side yard setback.  Per the Application, there is an existing garage on the property that sits 2 ft. 5 inches from the northern property line.  The Applicant intends to attach a 8 ' x 11' 3'' shed to the back of the garage.

Additionally, representatives from MARTA will appear to discuss with the committee and neighborhood the Edgewood/Candler Park TOD project, including discussion on legislation to rezone the south lot of the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA station to MRC-3. 

For those planning to attend the meeting, please use the front entrance to the left of the Sanctuary entrance.

Date: 
Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Epworth Methodist Church, located at 1561 Mclendon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307

Neighborhood Watch Organizing Meeting-CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Date: 
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Georgia Equality Mtg Room, Dekalb Avenue (behind Radial Cafe)

CANCELLED: Neighborhood Watch Organizing Meeting

Rescheduling for 2nd week in August will post updated date and time. 

Date: 
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Cancelled

How to get your sidewalk repaired

Jul 26 2014

Trying to figure out how to get your sidewalk repaired? You're not alone. Broken sidewalks perennially rank among the top concerns of Candler Park residents, and CPNO members have made it clear that getting the city to fix them should be a major priority.

Toward that end, CPNO Sidewalk Committee Chair Clifton Mack has prepared a useful document — appropriately named "How to Get Your Sidewalk Repaired" _-- to help residents navigate the city's ssidewalk fixing system. Not only that: Cliff's also offered to help CP residents bundle repair requests to save money.

Interested in learning more? Then, you should peruse the document, which is linked here.

Thanks CP Market and Goosebumps (the movie)

Jul 22 2014

A hearty thanks to one of our neighborhood businesses, Candler Park Market, for making CPNO and Lake Claire Neighbors dual beneficiaries of the market's annual bike raffle.

The raffle's big winner was CPNO member Jeff Lambert, who pedaled away with quite a nice hand-crafted bicycle put together by the folks who brew Fat Tire Ale -- all for a $2 raffle ticket.

But CPNO and LCN also came away with a pretty good take — $278 each. The Market's Greg Hutchins said it was the most successful bike raffle yet after several years of doing it.

While we're on the thank yous, ditto to the producers of Goosebumps. You may recall that the upcoming Jack Black comedy pretty much took over Mell Avenue during filming for a few weeks this winter. As their own thank you gesture for the hospitality shown by CP, the production team sent over a $1,500 check to CPNO.

We're working to ensure that a variety fundraising efforts help CPNO make up for the budget shortfall created by 420Fest's move last year from Candler Park. If you have other ideas for fundraisers -- or if you want to throw money CPNO's way — be sure to contact Vice President Lexa King.

Meanwhile, here's a big fundraising opportunity that all of us can help with right now: Michele Allen, who leads the effort to sell Fall Fest sponsorships, would greatly appreciate any leads you can give her for potential Fall Fest sponsors. These could be businesses, large or small, that might benefit by reaching an audience of tens of thousands of upscale, intown residents. Any ideas? Or maybe your company would benefit? OK, then, email Michele today.

Pool furniture ready to facilitate your tan!

Jul 22 2014

Their x-ray hearing (well, actually a Monkey Survey) revealed that you wanted new furniture at the Candler Park pool. In response, the pool-improvement superwomen swooped down to deliver lounges and an umbrella at the pool (well actually, it came in a truck).

The pool-improvement superwomen are Amy Erwin and Lauren Welsh. Since spring, they and their inumerable sidekicks have been on a pool-improvement tear.

Graffiti cleanup? Check.

Potted plants? Check.

Repaired water fountain? Check

And this week the first order of pool furniture has been placed at the pool. With help from CPNO fundraising and a CPNO challenge grant, Amy and Lauren put together a fundraising effort that so far has drawn some $3,000 in contributions from we neighbors to help buy the badly needed furniture. Amy stresses that you can still help with the second round of furniture contribute to the furniture fund by following these easy instructions.