Reminder: NPU-V Special Call Meeting for Elections on Monday, 11/22

Reminder that, as stated at our November general body meeting, NPU-V elections must be completed before our December general body meeting. And so we will be hosting a special call meeting on Monday, 11/22 at 6pm to finalize elections.

In order to be eligible to vote you had to have attended 4 NPU V monthly meetings from September 2020- August 2021. If you are eligible to vote, you should have already received information notifying you of your status by email. Individuals eligible to vote will receive their ballots by email or by text at the meeting date and time.

If you have not received any information notifying you of your eligibility to vote or if you have any questions, please email Stephanie Flowers at stephanieflowers@bellsouth.net.

Meeting link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87619326784
Meeting ID: 876 1932 6784

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646-558-8656, access code, 87619326784#

NPU-V Elections

Elections for NPU-V officer positions will be held during our December meeting and we are working with the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Units office with the handling of our election. This year’s election will be held the same way as 2020.

Eligibility to run for one of the NPU offices is as follows: 

Candidates for any Office of NPU-V shall be individuals who have had their primary residence within the geographic boundaries of NPU-V for at least twenty­ four (24) months  immediately prior to their nomination and who have been In attendance,  as evidence by the sign-In  sheets in NPU-V  regular  monthly  meetings  for at  least nine  (9)  months  (between  August  31st  of  the previous year to September 1st of the current year) prior to their nomination.  Members nominated and/or elected President and Vice President are expected to have served for at least one (1) year in any NPU-V officer position before serving as President or Vice President of NPU-V.

Eligibility to vote is as follows:

In order to be eligible to vote you had to have attended 4 NPU V monthly meetings from September 2020- August 2021.

For reference, you may find a link to the bylaws here: http://npuv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/NPU-V-Bylaws-2021.pdf

All individuals eligible to run and / or vote will have received an email notification of eligiblity. If you believe you are eligible but did not receive an email notification, please email info@npuv.org and your information will be forwarded to the Corresponding Secretary.

NPU-V November Virtual Meeting MONDAY (11/8) @ 7pm!

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
 

The meeting will be held on Monday, November 8th, at 7pm via Zoom.  Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:

To join, click: https://zoom.us/j/99211320112
Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112
Dial-In: 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#
Call-in participants will be able to “raise their hand” by dialing *9 during the meeting. NPU-V board members hosting the meeting will be able to see any participants with raised hands and recognize them for asking questions or recording tallies for voting matters.

If you have questions about the Zoom meeting, please email npuzoomroom4@atlantaga.gov and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.

The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city’s long-term vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years into the future. It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.
 
See you there!

Thanksgiving at Home for 200 Peoplestown Families

Thanksgiving is less than a month away, and with your help, we will provide 200 families in Peoplestown and surrounding neighborhoods with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to enjoy at home. We seek donation bags filled with the ingredients listed below to make all their favorite side dishes, while Emmaus House provides the turkeys and other items.

Bags may be dropped off starting Wednesday, November 17, through Monday, November 22. Please place all of the sides for each household into one large reusable canvas bag with handles.

Each bag needs the following ingredients:

2 Cans of String Beans (English Cut)
2 Cans of Corn
2 Cans of Peas
1 Can of Cranberry Sauce
1 Large Bag of Stuffing
1 Box of Brownie Mix
1 Bag of Rice (1 lb.)
2 Boxes of Cornbread / Muffin Mix
If you’d prefer to make a financial donation, please make donations out to Emmaus House and indicate they are for “Thanksgiving at Home.” Donations will go towards purchasing the food items.

https://www.emmaushouseatlanta.org/donate

If you or your organization wishes to drop off items over the weekend, please contact Adam Seeley at adamseeley@emmaushouse.org to arrange a time in advance. Again, bags may be dropped off starting Wednesday, November 17, through Monday, November 22.

We thank you for helping us make Thanksgiving memorable for 200 families in need.

Yard Trimmings Collection Schedule & Authorized Contractor Info

Good morning NPU Chairs,

Attached and enclosed are this week’s yard trimmings collections schedule and information regarding DPW’s authorized contractors, Russell Landscape and Ed Castro Landscape. Both companies are assisting the department with yard debris collections. Residents are encouraged to leave yard debris curbside until collected and to place bagged items away from storm drains.

Thank you for your patience as crews and contractors work diligently to collect all yard debris.

 

8th Annual NPU-V Community Forum is SATURDAY (10/23)

The theme for the 8th annual community forum is, “The New Norm: Pillars for Building Stronger Communities”. Prior to 2020 our communities were a mix of strength and weakness as well as benefits and burdens and while that is still true COVID-19 has really changed things. Join your neighbors as we discuss the various aspects of housing, safety and relationships in order to build a more resilient, self-determined and prosperous NPU-V together.

This event will be in person and online via Zoom. Only the first 50 people to register and select “in person” will be able to join in person. Food will be provided and mask/social distancing is required.

Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcO6sqT0qGN3pHIKEVsnXZu-Ca4ujkpv-

**IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER WE WILL BE 100% VIRTUAL**

If you do not have internet access, you can dial-in by calling 1-301-715-8592 and using meeting code: 81077476029#

Please direct questions to NPU V Chair Stephanie Flowers via stephanieflowers@bellsouth.net

8th Annual NPU-V Community Forum

Registration for the 8th Annual Community forum is now live!

The theme for the 8th annual community forum is, “The New Norm: Pillars for Building Stronger Communities”. Prior to 2020 our communities were a mix of strength and weakness as well as benefits and burdens and while that is still true COVID-19 has really changed things. Join your neighbors as we discuss the various aspects of housing, safety and relationships in order to build a more resilient, self-determined and prosperous NPU-V together.

This event will be in person and online via Zoom. Only the first 50 people to register and select “in person” will be able to join in person. Food will be provided and mask/social distancing is required.

Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcO6sqT0qGN3pHIKEVsnXZu-Ca4ujkpv-

**IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER WE WILL BE 100% VIRTUAL**

If you do not have internet access, you can dial-in by calling 1-301-715-8592 and using meeting code: 81077476029#

Please direct questions to NPU V Chair Stephanie Flowers via stephanieflowers@bellsouth.net

NPU-V October Virtual Meeting TONIGHT (10/11) @ 7pm!

Join us for our monthly meeting for residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V! NPU-V encompasses the communities of Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Adair Park, and Capitol Gateway.
 

The meeting will be held on Monday, September 13th, at 7pm via Zoom.  Participants will need to register in advance for this meeting via this link:

To join, click: https://zoom.us/j/99211320112
Meeting ID: 992 1132 0112
Dial-In: 646-558-8656, access code, 99211320112#
Call-in participants will be able to “raise their hand” by dialing *9 during the meeting. NPU-V board members hosting the meeting will be able to see any participants with raised hands and recognize them for asking questions or recording tallies for voting matters.

If you have questions about the Zoom meeting, please email npuzoomroom4@atlantaga.gov and the NPU-V board Zoom hosts will be able to help.

You can find the meeting agenda here: https://www.atlantaga.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/52740
The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units or NPUs, which are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues. The NPU system was established in 1974 to provide an opportunity for citizens to participate actively in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the city’s long-term vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years into the future. It is also used as a way for citizens to receive information concerning all functions of city government.
 
See you there!

Protecting Your Home: Identifying Home Scams

October 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society are partnering to bring you a free, informational webinar on how you can protect your home by identifying and understanding common home scams. This webinar will be delivered virtually. Topics will include:

  • Equity theft
  • Home fraud and home theft
  • Mortgage assistance scams, foreclosure surplus scams
  • Foreclosure protections.

Use this link to register.

This workshop is part of the 2021 Home Empower Workshop Series, sponsored by Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Annie E. Casey Foundation.