Before Monday night's vote, Master Plan committee hears feedback, amends priorities

Jul 20 2014

From Randy Pimsler

The Candler Park Master Plan Coordinating Committee reviewed the Master Plan priority matrix at its regularly scheduled committee meeting on July 7. At that time, several concerns were raised about the proposed martix that we presented at the June Members Meeting.

The committee discussed proposed updates, based on input received from members. The committee made the following changes based on the rationale that follows each line item, and the CPNO Board later voted to recommend the version of the matrix that includes these changes:

  • Add Item 2.4 - Provide new amphitheatre seating (Candler Park Conservancy) - there are volunteers prepared to work on this project at this time; the project is under discussion at the conservancy level
  • Add Item 4.13 - Install crosswalks at Euclid Avenue and Candler Street (School Related Crosswalks) - there are volunteers prepared to work on this project at this time
  • Add Item 4.41 - Improve connectivity at Freedom Park Path at Moreland Avenue -  there are volunteers prepared to work on this project at this time
  • Delete Item 6.1 - Create committee to analyze dog park location - no one has stepped forward to work on this item; this item appears to continue to be controversial; there has been opposition expressed to moving this item forward, at this time
  • Add Item 8.3a - Prioritize Oakdale and McLendon Avenue sidewalk improvements - there are volunteers prepared to work on this project at this time;  funding may become available in the near term.

As you will note, the primary reason for inclusion is the presence of an owner for a project.  In like manner, the lack of an owner may suggest that a project is removed from the list.  We are attempting to move projects forward based on input and/or enthusiasm from all of our neighbors, as well as the possibility of funding availability and options.

Link here to copy of the matrix as amended, with the changes placed in italics.

These items will be discussed as potential amendments to the prioritization list to be voted on at the July 21, 2014 CPNO General Membership Meeting.  If you have questions, comments and / or concerns, please forward those to:  masterplanchair@candlerpark.org.

FallFest Committee Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Cammeli"s Restaurant, Moreland Avenue

FallFest Committee Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Cammeli"s Restaurant, Moreland Avenue

FallFest Committee Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Cammeli"s Restaurant, Moreland Avenue

FallFest Committee Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Cammeli"s Restaurant, Moreland Avenue

FallFest Committee Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Cammeli"s Restaurant, Moreland Avenue

FallFest Committee Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Cammeli"s Restaurant, Moreland Avenue

July Messenger now online — finally!

Jul 15 2014

After a two-month hiatus, the July 2014 Messenger should arrive at your home any day now. If you can't wait, however, check out the online version here.

We're working hard to get the Messenger back on a consistent publication schedule. Last night, the board endorsed the negotiation and eventual signing of a contract with KDA Communications to lay out, print and distribute the monthly newsletter, while retaining CPNO control over editorial content. Read more about those proposed changes here.

This should put our next editor in a better position to concentrate on great coverage of the community without getting spread thin on other editorial duties. In you're a good writer with a passion for telling your neighbors what's going on, you may be just the person for that job. Interested? Please contact me to let me know.

Atlanta Magazine gives CP Movie Night a boost

Jul 15 2014

Congrats to Mark Clement and other volunteers with Friends of Candler Park for getting justified recognition this month on Atlanta Magazine's "Daily Agenda." CP Movie Night — which Friends produces with the help of a grant from CPNO — was listed as one of "5 places to catch films under the stars":

After a break in July, this program returns with The Lego Movie on August 2 and continues each Saturday night until August 23. Festivities begin an hour before dusk; nightfall signals that it’s time to snuggle up on the lawn with a blanket—and your pup, cleaned up after and leashed—to watch the movie.

While we're on the topic, here's a link to the Movie Night lineup.

Bond Hearing

Date: 
Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Drew Charter School, 301 East Lake Boulevard, SE