There are no applications pending for consideration by the Committee. Therefore, the June meeting is cancelled.
CPNO has worked out a deal with organizers of the Candler Park Music & Food Festival that will get you a free wristband for both days of the event AND will help us raise money for park improvements envisioned in our Master Plan.
All you have to do is hit this link, print out the flyer, and show up at the festival on Friday from 4 pm to 10 pm. Turn in the flyer, and you get the wristband, which otherwise runs $5-$10.
The good deal from the neighborhood's standpoint: Rival Entertainment will contribute a dollar to each person who turns in a flyer. That means more money to improve the pool, fix landscaping problems, and create a long-dreamed-about Candler Park Conservancy.
So, be sure to:
1) email the link to the flyer or the PDF to folks both inside and outside Candler Park;
2) print out a copy for you, your spouse, your kid, your grandmother and even that crazy cousin you keep locked up in the attic;
3) get every single friend, acquaintance and stranger from other neighborhoods near and far to print out the flyer;
4) head on over to the festival on Friday with your flyer and make sure that all family members, friends, and other sentient beings come along with their flyers as well;
5) grab your free wristband, which festival goers must have to purchase alcoholic beverages (the flyers will be honored for children, but those under 18 won't get wristbands);
6) enjoy the festival.
At least 24 food trucks are slated to come to the festival, which was formerly known as Midsummer Food & Music Festival. Friday night is local act night, and there tends to be more of a neighborhood-friendly feel. Among Friday's acts are Sundogs, Moontower and Wesley Cook.
New Orleans jazz-funk-rap musician Trombone Shorty headlines Saturday evening, following half a dozen other acts. But be sure drop Friday with the flyer, because if you do, you'll be able to bring your wristband to Saturday's show.
From Jesse Bathrick:
The Summer Soulstice Soiree is back in Mulberry Fields
Saturday June 21 5:30-until
Webster will be there....
King of Pops. will be there
Coming soon..details about the Apple pie Bake off
Pot luck dinner..we supply a keg
This is our annual fund raiser..this year we are focusing on saving our animals habitat from erosion..Clover, Rojo and Bella..Nina the chicken and her friends, our hawks owls,bluebirds, lady bugs bees and worms all need us to act soon.The animal pens are at a high point on this part of the Eastern Sub Continental Divide...we have had escalating run off and erosion, lost top soil and plants...We will be developing a plan with professional help and implementing it soon..so will will need your generous donation to get the work done.
Become a Friend of the Garden 2014 with your donation at any level
HOT CHILI PEPPER $75-99
LUSCIOUS RED TOMATO $100-$149
DEEP PURPLE EGGPLANT $150-199
WILD WATERMELON $200-$249
STAMPEDING PUMPKINS OVER $250
Mulberry Fields is locate down an old city alley at 1301 Iverson STreet in Candler Park
Find us on Face book at https://www.facebook.com/mulberryfields
Yesterday's primary elections resulted in some decisive wins and some run-offs. Winners included:
- U.S. Senate - Democrat: Michelle Nunn
- U.S. Senate - Republican: David Perdue, Jack Kingston - run-off
- Governor - Democrat: Jason Carter
- Governor - Republican: Nathan Deal
- Secretary of State - Democrat: Doreen Carter
- Secretary of State - Republican: Brian Kemp
- State School Superintendent - Democrat: Valarie Wilson, Alisha Morgan - run-off
- State School Superintendent - Republican: Michael Buck, Richard Woods - run-off
- State Senate district 42 - Democrat: Elena Parent
- Dekalb County Sheriff: Jeff Mann, Vernon Jones - run-off
See the full election results here.
On a lighter note, here are the write-in candidates from the Epworth polling location. Apparently somebody is going to be disappointed that Borat didn't make it to the grand stage.
Congratulations to all the real winners!
From Russell Miller, safety officer
The Atlanta Police Department is asking residents of Zone 6, which includes Candler Park, to be on the look out for a silver 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab (4-door), with a GA tag # BUC1287 and tinted windows.
This vehicle was involved in two residential burglaries in the East Atlanta Community and was reported stolen on Monday morning to Dekalb County police. If you see this vehicle please call "911."
UPDATE: From the APD Zone 6 feed on candlerpark.nextdoor.com: "according to East Atlanta Security Patrol: 'DKPD is reporting that they have recovered the Dodge Ram. We also received an unconfirmed report that they arrested six people as well. APD will be trying to tie the people back to the two burglaries yesterday. APD was able to get some prints from both the homes, which may assist in locking up some of these perpetrators.'"
Since the Messenger was not published this month, I am posting my monthly report here.
By Amy Stout
I attended the monthly meeting of NPU-N on Thursday, April 24th as the CPNO representative.
Reports from City Departments: Tom Cullen from the Parks Dept reported that they are in the process of repairing the water fountains at the Candler Park playground and golf course, that they are still working to mitigate water runoff issues at Iverson Park, and that they will be installing additional safety railings along the sidewalk on the north side of McLendon Avenue adjacent to Candler Park.
Variances: The board voted 9-0-0 to approve a variance to reduce the sideyard setbacks to 3 ft each to allow the construction of a single family residence at 374 Clifton Rd contingent on the condition that the maximum height of the basement be 6’6’’ and voted 9-0-0 to approve variances to reduce the half-depth front and side yard setbacks and exceed the 30% maximum floor area ratio for an accessory structure to allow the reconstruction of a garage at 519 Candler St. (CPNO’s condition of approval of “to not alter existing sight lines” was not included, since the city planner indicated it was unenforceable.) We deferred consideration of a variance for 535 Oakdale Rd, as the application still requires evaluation by the CPNO.
Ordinances: The board voted unanimously to support Ordinance 14-O-1019, legislation submitted at the request of the Little Five Points Business Association intended to reiterate, clarify, and strengthen regulations in the L5P business district regarding gasoline service stations, drive-through facilities, and notification of the NPU of applications for Special Administrative Permits. At this point our City Planner Nina Gentry reported that even with the enactment of this proposed legislation, it is the City’s legal opinion that a drive-through is a grandfathered use at 299 Moreland and told us that Starbucks is currently investigating the possibility of opening a store at this address. No applicant would be able to have a drive-through-only operation, and the opening of a sit-down restaurant would trigger minimum parking requirements. Ms. Gentry also informed us that removal/destruction of over 60% of the existing building would nullify the grandfathered status.
A motion to support a new ordinance (14-O-1017) that would amend the city’s existing sign ordinance to define and regulate “window signs” failed to pass (4-5-1). This legislation would require Manuel’s Tavern to remove some or all of their neon window signs and would prohibit any illuminated window signs in R-4 zoning. The board voted 8-0-1 to support ordinance 14-O-1092 that defines and regulates both urban gardens (those intended for education, demonstration, and beautification purposes) and market gardens (those intended for production of food that would be sold) and has been designed to promote urban agriculture. A motion to oppose ordinance 14-O-1022 that would regulate “works of art on private property” carried unanimously. We also voted unanimously to approve ordinance 14-0-1133 that will “clarify the manner in which the definition of accessory structures and uses should be applied to public schools.”
I welcome your input on these and related issues. Please contact me at NPURep@candlerpark.org.
With reports of recent burglaries and an armed robbery, tonight's CPNO Members' Meeting is likely to include a lively session on crime with Atlanta Police Department representatives. APD briefings always are on the agenda, but we'll give them a bit more time tonight.
In addition, be prepared to: discuss proposed improvements at the Candler Park pool and on the proposed park conservancy; vote on a grant to help the Freedom Park Conservancy with a strategic plan; and hear updates on Fall Fest and the CP Master Plan. Here's the proposed agenda.
Where: "First E" church, 470 Candler Park Drive
When: Socializing & refreshments: 6:30. Meeting: 7-8:30.
1) Freedom Park Conservancy grant
2) 1259 McLendon Ave, Special Exception Request (zoning application V-14-085)
2) 505 Terrace Ave., Variance Request (zoning application V-14-095)
Immediately following the Members' Meeting, CPNO will host a forum on the proposed cell antennas at Epworth Church. For more information on that session, click here.
Candler Park residents have reported at least eight burglaries and one armed robbery at gunpoint to Atlanta police over the last two weeks.
"We are aware [of the crime spike] and have already deployed additional resources to the area," police Major Timothy Peek wrote Friday, in response to one neighbor's email about the burglaries. "Last week, there were 5 burglaries and 3 were reported earlier this week. ... We have assigned marked and unmarked patrols to the area.
One suspect was arrested Tuesday after he was spotted "prowling around a house on foot," but another managed to get away, wrote Peek, who is in charge of the Zone 6 precinct that includes Candler Park.
Peek urged residents to get the word out to their neighbors "to be vigilant and to immediately call 911 upon seeing anything suspicious."
While I haven't yet received comment from Peek on the armed robbery, the mother of the victim said her teenage son was walking at 2 a.m. on Sunday near the corner of Iverson Avenue and Oakdale Road when someone with a gun approach him. He was unharmed, but the assailant took his iPhone.
Information about some of the burglaries was buzzing around the Candler Park Safety Yahoo Group, which is a good resource for residents who want to know about crime in the neighborhood. Join here.
Several of the burglaries occurred in the vicinity of Candler Park Terrace and McLendon Avenue. In one of those, the thief came in through an open window; in another, the front door apparently was left unlocked. Several burglaries also occurred during the morning.
To find out more and to interact directly with police officers, be sure to attend this Monday's CPNO Members' Meeting (7 pm at the First Existentialist Congregation).