- The neighborhood continues to produce the articles and images — all the editorial content — for its own newsletter.
- KDA handles layout, production, printing, distribution, ad sales and ad management.
- KDA makes a lot of improvements by, for example, shifting to color and distributing by mail.
- KDA gets all the revenues but also takes on all the costs. In other words, the neighborhood neither makes money nor loses money on its newsletter.
The July Zoning Committee monthly meeting is canceled due to a lack of pending applications. The next meeting is scheduled for August 6, 2014 at the regular time and place.
CPNO is set to vote at our July 21 Members’ Meeting on a list of 25 priorities drawn from the Candler Park Master Plan.
Randy Pimsler, who chairs the Master Plan Coordinating Committee, presented the proposed priorities at the June 16 Members’ Meeting, and led a discussion on the topic.
In narrowing the list down from more than 100 Master Plan recommendations, the committee focused on four criteria: their importance; whether funding would be needed (and if that funding might be available once voters citywide approve a proposed $250 million infrastructure bond referendum); whether a smaller project would lay the groundwork for other priorities; and whether volunteers have stepped up to champion the cause.
From Lauren Welsh
With hot summer days upon us, we all need a place to cool off. Lucky for us we have a public pool right here in our neighborhood! Take a cool dip seven days a week and then stretch out your towel on the nice ... hard ... concrete.
Wait, concrete? That’s right – Candler Park Pool is in desperate need of new pool furniture.
As one of the first projects from the Candler Park Master Plan, volunteers are creating a Candler Park Conservancy to bring together and better support all our park assets including the pool. But we need your help.
CPNO has issued the CP Conservancy team a challenge grant. CPNO will contribute $1,000 toward pool furniture if the volunteers can raise $1,000, too! Combined with additional a grant w're going for, this will provide the pool with new lounge chairs as well as a couple tables and umbrellas — if we act quickly, in time for this season.
Here’s how you can help:
We've enjoyed lots of progress in recent months in the realm of online communications. Email blast subscriptions now top 1,000. Facebook Likes are approaching 500. And our candlerpark.nextdoor.com membership is suddenly at 246 and rising.
But now Communications Officer Jeff Elrod has resigned, which means we need a new person to lead our efforts to keep the neighborhood informed.
In recent years, our Communications Officer and our webmaster has been the same person. Knowledge of online tools, such as Facebook and Wordpress, certainly would help in this board position. But don't be intimidated by the technical stuff. If you have a passion for sharing stories and accurate information, and a willingness to embrace new ways of communicating (paricularly social media), this is a great opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our community.
As a board member, you'll also have a chance to contribute to ongoing decision making on such important issus as our efforts to improve the the neighborhood, as well as the park.
Interested? Email here.
FYI: AT&T Mobility this week submitted its application for a Special Administrative Permit from the city to raise the height of the steeple at Epworth United Methodist Church and to install cellphone antennas in the steeple, according to the company's Bryan Curtis.
From Kim Meyer, Mary Lin PTA President:
MEET NEW FAMILIES AND RE-CONNECT WITH RETURNING MARY LIN FAMILIES!
Our Mary Lin Back-to-School socials are scheduled for July! They are 9:30-11 for K-2nd and 11-12 for 3-5th. These are not drop-off play dates, but they are great opportunities for families to meet and greet before school starts. Please bring your own snacks/drinks/sunscreen! Feel free to come one or both days!
July 19 Candler Park
July 26 Springvale Park
BE A PART OF OUR WELCOME COMMITTEE AT THE K-2 PLAYDATE! We will have new families with questions and most importantly a new student! If you would like to help us in getting our new families connected with other families, please contact email@example.com.