For the second time this summer the pool was vandalized overnight. This time the damage was much worse. The city was notifified and responded almost immediately by sending the person in charge of pools,Eric Ericson, out to inspect the damage. The Pool is closed indefinitely.
The July 26th draft of the Master Plan is now on the Candler Park Master Plan wesite. Please take time to read it before the next membership meeting.
Note: This event has been rescheduled to August 18th from 2-5pm
From Mark Clement:
The two legged Friends of Candler Park in the last few years have done the best we can do in the battle of pesky invasive plants such as Poisson Ivy, Kudzu and Privet. It is now time to bring back the pros.
The furry Friends of Candler Park will have only one task this fall: eat and eliminate invasive plants around the nature path in the ravine (closest to the corner of Mclendon and Callan Cir.). Trees Atlanta’s education and outreach program surrounding the sheep initiative is called “Have Ewe Herd??” Trees Atlanta is often faced with extensive invasive plant removal in the green spaces where it works to preserve existing tree canopy and replant young trees. Typically, the non-profit citizens group uses multiple applications of herbicide to eliminate the pesky plants. Though the chemicals are applied by licensed professionals and used as sparingly as possible, The Friends of Candler Park constantly seeks invasive plant control methods that are more environmentally-friendly.
“Sheep offer a low-impact solution for controlling invasive plants on sites that do not contain sensitive or endangered plants, as well as on steeply sloped properties,” said Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration Coordinator, Brian Williams. ” Each sheep can eat up to 150 square feet of kudzu per day.”
The sheep in this program, hired from Ewe-niversally Green, are protected by a human shepherd and guard dogs. The sites are surrounded by electrified temporary fencing to keep the sheep safe and on-task while they are working.
Depending on their appetite they will be here by late July. We are planning on a Meet the Shep event held on August 18th. Stay tuned for details. Keep posted for the Sheep in Candler Park and come down and “Meet the Sheep”. For updates visit www.FriendsofCandlerPark.org. Baaaaa!! Baaaaa!!
From Mary Lin Building Committee Co-Chair Tamara Jones:
Renovation update: Click HERE to see the phasing plan with dates, as posted on Dr. Mitchell's blog, including estimated start and end dates for the different phases. There was a meeting [yesterday] morning with the construction team, APS, and the Lin Building Committee.
As soon as construction starts in September we will lose use of the back parking lot. Teachers will then be parking on the streets surrounding the building, so parents accustomed to parking on the street nearby and walking your child into the building will find the situation different for the remainder of the year. Parents will be encouraged to use the carpool drop-off drive during this time.
Submitted by Mary Alice Bray
This piece, posted on the Atlanta Preservation Center's blog, highlights the merits of historical homes in intown Atlanta and our emotional ties to them. With preservation and care, our neighborhoods have grown to be more than just collections of old houses and have become desirable destinations in their own rights.
Posted on the blog of Mary Lin principal Brian Mitchell:
Mary Lin welcomes a Special Education Autism Unit for the 2013-2014 school year. This is an exciting opportunity for Mary Lin. The unit will use Mrs. Baldwin's former classroom. More details soon!
Tired of tripping on broken sidewalks in the City of Atlanta? Or walking in the street to avoid loose or uneven pavers?
Please join us July 30 to learn more about Atlanta's current sidewalk maintenance program and changes recommended by Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza and PEDS CEO Sally Flocks. Recommendations differ, so each will give brief presentations. We've also invited City Council members who serve on the Utilities Committee to answer questions from the audience.
July 30, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Old City Council Chambers
68 Mitchell Street, Atlanta 30303
We also want to hear from you, so we'll provide plenty of time for you to comment or ask questions.
After a very engaging neighborhood Master Planning process, we are in the final stages of making revisions to the Master Plan Draft which will be voted on for approval at the August Membership meeting (Monday, August 19 at 7 pm in the First Existentialist Church at 470 Candler Park Drive).
If you haven't already, we encourage you to read the document which has been posted at http://www.candlerparkmasterplan.com/master-plan-document.html since the first week in June. Please submit any feedback by July 24th, so that Market and Main can be sure to address any comments before the final revision prior to the vote is posted to the site on July 26th.
Assuming the document is approved in August, we will bring it to the NPU for their support and subsequently to the city for adoption. Based on our projected timeline, this would give the document full approval in the Sept/Oct timeframe, and put us in a great position to begin advocating for funds from the forthcoming Quality of Life bond to be put towards projects noted in the plan.
It was great to see so many new and old members of the neighborhood during the planning process engage around a common goal of documenting their desires for the future of our neighborhood and helping build a road map for the neighborhood moving forward. Although the planning phase is close to completion, the CPNO and the planning committee are even more excited to engage with you all further to help us bring all of these great ideas which were documented in this plan to life.
We hope to see you all at the membership meeting in August to cast your vote of approval, so we can take the next exciting step together in making Candler Park an even better place to live!
Master Plan Committee Chair