Special Meeting on cell antennas at 7 pm, Thursday

Apr 15 2014
A reminder: Candler Park residents get an opportunity to voice concerns regarding the proposed Epworth Church cell antennas at a Special Meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, April 17.
 
The meeting will take place at a new location for most residents: The Rush Center, which is on Mell Avenue, on the alley behind the Radial Cafe (actual address: 1530 Dekalb Avenue NE Suite A). Enter the door at the top of the handicapped ramp. This link to parking information should help orient you.
 
Although AT&T and Epworth officials have declined our request that they attend, residents will have an opportunity to voice their concerns (see UPDATE below!). Afterward, CPNO will assist in conveying those concerns to AT&T, Epworth and elected officials.
 
This Special Meeting is in accordance with a motion approved by members at our March 21 Members Meeting. All sides are welcome to share their points of view. To encourage open and free discussion, participants are asked to abide by CPNO Bylaws requiring civility and mutual respect.
 
The motion approved by the membership calls for a vote following the Special Meeting "on the issue of whether the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization supports or opposes the installation of such cell tower be put to a vote." That vote will be placed on the agenda for the April 21 Members Meeting.
 
UPDATE: AT&T's David Walker just wrote to me the following: "We will have someone from AT&T there tomorrow night to listen to the concerns posed by those who attend."

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

It is that time of year again to hop on over to Candler Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt! Please mark your calendars to join us on Saturday, April 19 at noon to join in the festivities. If you have time, we also have two volunteer opportunities. Come to Jay and Kate Sandhaus' egg stuffing party on Wednesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. to help get the eggs ready. Email Kate at kate@katesandhaus.com for address and directions. You can also come to Candler Park about 10:00 a.m. the day of the egg hunt to help hide the eggs. Hope to see you there!!

Date: 
Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: 
Candler Park

Atlanta Women's Race

See here for details about the race.

Road closings:

Clifton Rd, McLendon Ave, Moreland Ave, Fairview Rd, Oakdale Rd, North Ave, Clifton Terr. Plan to take alternative routes if you'll be driving between 8am and 10am.
Date: 
Sat, 03/29/2014 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: 
Candler Park

April Zoning Committee Meeting

The Agenda for the April meeting is as follows:

V-14-038 519 Candler Street

Applicant seeks a variance from zoning regulations to reduce half depth front yard setback from required 17.5 ft to 0 ft., reduce North side setback from 7ft to 0 ft setback and exceed accessory structure maximum of 30% FAR of main structure to 36.1% FAR of main structure for a garage, deck, retaining walls, stair section and garage reconstruction;

V-14-052 535 Oakdale Road

Applicant seeks a variance from zoning regulations to reduce the South side yard setback from 7 ft. to approximately 3.6 ft and the rear yard setback from 7ft to approximately 3.6 ft to allow additions to the main level and the garage of the single family residence.

 

Additionally, the variance application for 374 Clifton Road will present to the Committee regarding the applicant's satisfaction of the conditions for approval set forth at the March meeting.

 

Date: 
Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Epworth Methodist Church at 1561 Mclendon Avenue

Mulch Madness

Date: 
Sat, 03/29/2014 - 9:00am
Location: 
Candler Park

Publix Georgia Marathon Cheering Section

Come to the corner of McLendon and Candler Park Drive at 7:30am on Sunday to cheer on runners with other Candler Park neighbors. Dress as crazily as we know only our neighbors can - we'll have coffee, donuts, and a chance to win some money for CPNO. For more information about the Publix Georgia Marathon, check out their website

Road closures in the neighborhood will be as follows:

From 7:30-9:45am:

  • Easbound lane of North Avenue between Moreland and Candler Park Drive
  • Northbound lane of Candler Park Drive between McLendon Ave and North Ave
  • Westbound lane of McLendon Ave between Candler Park Drive and Clifton Ave
  • Northbound lane of Clifton Ave between McLendon Ave and Ponce de Leon Ave
Date: 
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 7:30am - 9:30am
Location: 
Candler Park Drive and McLendon Avenue

Hurry home tonight for CPNO Members Meeting

Mar 17 2014
Food, beverages and socializing begin at 6:30 pm and free childcare awaits you.
 
On the proposed agenda:
  • Presentation to "reboot" our Neighborhood Watch network
  • Discussion of proposed cell antennas at Epworth United Methodist Church
  • Chance to meet state Senate candidate Kyle Williams
  • Vote on $1,000 grant to the Clifton Sanctuary Ministries for renovation and repair.
  • Vote on $1,200 for CPNO banners
  • Progress report on setting Candler Park Master Plan priorities
 
Where: First Existentialist Church, 470 Candler Park Drive
 
When: Tonight. Socializing begins 6:30 pm. Official meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Candler Park crepes

Mar 15 2014

March 15 is Hungarian Independence Day. Today in 1848, Hungarians began their revolt against the Austrian Empire. To celebrate, Maria Nagy hosted a monthly Hungarian club meetup at her crepe stand at the corner of McLendon Ave. and Oakdale Rd. Nagy has run the stand weekends with her ex-husband, Tamás, for three years. In January, Nagy expanded from Saturdays to Friday through Sunday. She's still trying to find the Friday sweet spot but Candler Parkers can find her there every Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., weather permitting.

Typically Nagy sells her sweet and savory crepes, which are cooked to order, along with other Hungarian treats. This Saturday they also had three types of traditional Hungarian sausages.

Look for more on the Palacsinta (Hungarian for "crepe") stand in the April Messenger. In the meantime, watch this brief video of Tamas Nagy making a strawberry crepe.

 

NPU-N Monthly Meeting

Date: 
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Little Five Points Community Center

Trees Atlanta Tree Planting

Date: 
Sat, 03/22/2014 - 9:00am
Location: 
Candler Park