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Rename the Joel Award

Reimagining the Joel Award

During the June IPNA meeting we discussed the renaming of our neighborhood community service award. As you may know, the award was created in the mid-1970s by Robert Griggs, the founder of Inman Park Restoration, as a way for young, pioneering neighbors to recognize one another’s efforts in revitalizing our long-neglected neighborhood. The award became known as the Joel Award in recognition of Joel Hurt, the surveyor and developer of Inman Park.

As awareness has grown in recent years about Joel Hurt and his history of using and abusing convict labor, his name has become uncomfortable for many. (For reference, see Slavery by Another Name by Douglas Blackmon.) Clearly, Joel Hurt doesn’t represent the values of 21st century Inman Park. It is time for us to select a new name for the award.

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Fourth of July Picnic - cancelled

We regret to inform everyone that due to COVID-19, we will not be having our 4th of July Picnic. We hope to see all of you next year!

June 2020 IPNA Meeting Agenda

NOTE: The actual meeting invitation will arrive by email Wednesday afternoon and members can click on the link included and then enter the password given in order to join the meeting. 

Welcome

Introduction of newcomers

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Instructions for April 15 IPNA Meeting

Dear IPNA Members:

 

Our April 15 IPNA meeting will be held on Zoom. This will be the first ever virtual IPNA Business Meeting, so please bear with us as we figure things out.

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Safe Ideas for Celebrating Festival Weekend

Fellow Inman Parkers -
We are so sad that we will not have Festival this year, but we've come up with some ideas to help keep the spirit of Festival and Inman Park alive! Please follow all government regulations, and let's show our spirit on Festival weekend, April 24-26! This year, we're calling it 2020 Inman Park UNFestival & Tour AT Home. 
Here are the fun, and safe, activities we came up with to show our neighborhood pride:
1. Color butterflies and hang them in your windows (Butterfly coloring patterns attached at bottom of page, compliments of Cooper Pierce)
2. Fly your butterfly banners and flags
3. Use chalk to decorate sidewalks with butterflies, positive messages, and obstacle courses (hopscotch diagram, wavy lines for walking funny, skinny lines for walking heel to toe in a straight line, start and finish lines for short runs)
4. Decorate your car for an UNparade - have it decorated by 2pm Saturday 4/25 for the UNparade start. To be clear - we are not having an actual parade. This would be for people to enjoy as they're strolling around the neighborhood.
5. Last, but definitely not least! On 2pm, Saturday 4/25, we invite you to join us on your porch to make the loudest hoot & hollering you can make! Just like we've been doing for healthcare professionals in the evenings, let's show support for our neighborhood as well! Bang on pots & pans, yell, cheer, clap, celebrate!
6. Coming Soon - UNfestival t-shirts and posters will soon be available for online purchase. Make sure to follow the Inman Park Festival Facebook page for further instructions.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
Maintain the 6' rule, stay safe and wash your hands!
Inman Park Festival Committee 2020

Procedure for Upcoming April 15 IPNA Meeting

Dear IPNA Members:
It’s important that we continue to communicate and to carry on as best we can during our time of physical separation. To that end, the April 15 IPNA Business Meeting will take place on Zoom. 
 
If you want to attend the meeting, and we hope you do, please familiarize yourself with Zoom if you haven’t already had experience with it. You do not have to have a Zoom account in order to attend the meeting. To join the meeting, you will be prompted to download the software once you have clicked on the link that IPNA will provide. You will also be given a password to log into the meeting.
Phone numbers will be provided, giving an opportunity to call in by phone to listen to the meeting, but people who call in instead of using the app or the Zoom site will not be able to make motions, second motions, or vote. We will be voting on our slate of nominees for upcoming officer vacancies and on a few other agenda items. Please watch for more detailed instructions on how to join the meeting and participate, and also be on the lookout for the meeting agenda.
Here’s a link to the Zoom site where you can join now if you want to familiarize yourself. Basic membership is free. 
Everyone take care, and we look forward to resuming in-person meetings as soon as possible!

Announcement Regarding Suspension of March IPNA Meeting

One thing is for sure: Social distancing is totally contrary to the nature of IPNA.

However, in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, IPNA is suspending our March Business Meeting.

Based on a directive received Friday from the City, all NPUs are working to clear their March agendas in order to avoid meeting. NPU-N has asked its member organizations to reach out to their applicants and request deferrals. As a result, we have no zoning applications that need to be voted on this month, and there are also no historic preservation applications.

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COVID-19 Contingency Plans

 

At our IPNA Board meeting on Tuesday, we put into place the following COVID-19 contingency plans:

1)     Next week's IPNA meeting on Wednesday, March 18, will be streamed on Facebook Live. Please join us virtually if you are ill, have been around anyone who is ill, or have decided to forego attending public events at this time. Watch for further instructions on how to join us online if you so choose. The board has decided that although our bylaws do not permit absentee voting, we will make an exception in the interest of helping prevent the spread of the virus. For the March 18 meeting, the following absentee voting rules will be in place:

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APS Meeting to Address Overcrowding in the Grady Cluster

Here is a link to the slides for the upcoming APS meeting to address overcrowding in the Grady cluster to be held at Inman Middle School on February 25, 2020 at 6 pm.

March 6 Information Session offered by Lifelong Inman Park

A Discussion on the state of Georgia’s Senior Care Facilities

A follow-up on the AJC’s investigative report series “Unprotected”.  The program will look at the issues raised, proposed legislative responses and the on-going need for a collaborative consumer driven response to ensure quality care for all of Georgia’s residents living in assisted living and personal care communities.

March 6th at 10:00 am

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Dekalb Ave Complete Street Open House

Elvis' Birthday Party, January 8, in L5P


Elvis’ Birthday Party in L5P is happening January 8, Weird Wednesday.  We have 3 Elvis impersonators that will be walking around, starting at 4 pm. There will be pizza with Elvis at 5:30 at Cameli's and 6:30 at Savage. At 8 pm the Corner Tavern is having Elvis Karaoke, peanut butter/bacon/banana sandwich special, and a birthday cake.  Please support L5P with your attendance!
 

Beltline Subarea 5 Masterplan

The Beltline team came to the last IPNA meeting and made a presentation about the Beltline Subarea 5 Masterplan and where they currently are in the process.  This was just an announcement for the neighborhoods that make up this particular Subarea. They are still seeking public comment on the draft document which lives on their website at www.beltline.org/masterplanupdates. All meeting materials are up to date on the website at www.beltline.org/meetings.  
 

Advertise in the NEW Advocator

Do you own a local business? You can now advertise in the new and improved Inman Park Advocator! IPNA is taking the publication back in-house beginning with the January 2020 issue. The Advocator will continue to be mailed directly to 2200 residences, and several hundred copies will also be delivered each month to local businesses. We will feature only local ads! December 20 is the deadline to submit your ad for our premier issue.  Ads will be published in black & white.

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Fulton County Arts & Culture Contracts for Services 2020 Deadlines

The Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture (FCAC) is pleased to announce application deadlines for the upcoming FY 2020 Contracts for Services funding cycle. Funding will range from $1,000 to $50,000 for Fulton County based artists, arts, cultural and community based non-profit organizations and artist collectives. 
The CFS 2020 applications open Sept. 4, 2019, and close Oct. 18, 2019. The Small Arts Project Support Funds category has rolling deadlines which are subject to the availability of funds. 
Applications must be completed and submitted through the WebGrants System: http://fulton.dullestech.net/
For a detailed overview of the Fulton County Arts & Culture Contracts for Services (CFS) application process click here for the application process.

Scooters and Bike Lanes Town Hall Meeting

If you have thoughts about scooters and bike lanes in Atlanta, the City of Atlanta is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Monday, Aug. 26th at 6 pm at City Hall. Please spread the word. #inmanpark repost @atlcouncil

 

Hulsey Yard Master Plan - Vote on Framework Plan Options

Hulsey Yard Framework Plans
Please Provide Your Input

For those that were not able to make the July 13th Open House, we have made the voting exercises and presentation materials available online.  Please click the link below and participate in the survey.  

Hulsey Framework Plans Available Here

The survey ends this Friday!

 
 

IP Merch!

Need a flag so you can fly your IP Pride? They come in 3 sizes and are sold before the monthly IPNA meeting each month on the 3rd Wednesday at the Trolley Barn. Questions? Email [email protected]

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Neighborhood Meeting-Jenkins Metal

The developers of the Jenkins Metals site, Thrive Homes, has scheduled a meeting for the neighborhood to learn of and discuss its plans.  Their email to IPNA reads, "Thrive would like to invite Inman Park neighbors to an informational meeting to begin a discussion about Thrive’s vision for the Jenkins Steel property and get everyone’s feedback and concerns."   
The meeting will be at Little 5 Points Community Center on Monday November 13th at 6:30pm. 
This site is crucially important.  Its proximity to the Beltline means that what gets developed there will influence how we all experience that vital feature of our neighborhood.  The site also occupies a defining piece of geography.  It defines the transition from the denser mixed commercial/residential developments that exist along the Beltline corridor (Krog Street Market, the Alexan, etc.) to the quieter and less dense residential areas.  What ends up being built here will have a significant impact on the character of our neighborhood.  If you can, please plan to attend the meeting.

IPNA Festival 2017

Inman Park Festival
April 29-30 

There will be lots to do: Juried arts show | Crafts show | Three stages of Live music |Quality Eats | Craft beer, Wine, Mixed drinks | Tour of homes | Dance festival | Kid-zone and last but not least…The PARADE on Saturday at 2PM.

Festival hours are Sat 12PM-7PM, and Sun 12PM-6PM.  You can read more about Festival at www.inmanparkfestival.org