NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

The annual meeting of the Virginia-Highland Civic Association (VHCA) will be held on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Inman Middle School auditorium at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Park Drive. The agenda includes election of directors for the 2000-2001 term, proposed amendments to the VHCA Bylaws, VHCA community donations and annual awards. The proposed bylaw amendments have been approved by the VHCA Board subject to approval at the annual meeting. The proposed amendments would:

  • change the beginning of the fiscal year of the VHCA from October 1 to January 1
  • increase from $200 to $1,000 the size of check that would require two signatures
  • revise the minimum vote required to amend the Bylaws to conform to Georgia law
  • permit the Board to designate a location other than the Ponce Library for storage of VHCA records
  • permit notices to Board members to be sent via email
  • permit alternate directors to attend Board meetings and participate (but not vote) in Board discussions
  • provide for the manner in which Board members may resign from the Board
  • conform the procedures for electing directors to previous Bylaw amendments
  • correct typographical errors and reflect name changes

The VHCA Board recommends approval of these proposed amendments. All residents of Virginia-Highland over the age of 18 are eligible to vote and we encourage you to attend. We have invited city and state representatives to attend and look forward to seeing you there.

If you wish to run for the VHCA board, please submit your name and qualifications to membership@vahi.org.

Great news for the neighborhood–and our trees!

The Ga. Supreme Court accepted the Virginia-Highland Civic Association’s appeal concerning the removal of trees on the property on Ponce de Leon and Freedom Parkway. The court issued a stay pending the resolution of the appeal! That appeal could last about a year.

This issuance is a great interim victory and means no activity can happen at the property until the appeal is resolved.

Thank you for all your support!

Local Business Owner Files Lawsuit Against VHCA Board Member

A lawsuit has been filed by INTOWN RESTAURANT CORP. d/b/a THE DARK HORSE TAVERN, VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS ASSOCIATES, INC. d/b/a NEIGHBOR’S PUB, URBAN MARKET, INC. and DOUGLAS F. LANDAU against VHCA board member WINNIE CURRIE. A copy of the lawsuit is available for review. The VHCA board of directors met to discuss this matter and is in full support of Ms. Currie. The VHCA will support a vigorous defense of Ms. Currie.

The defense money will come from the VHCA budget which is funded largely by Summerfest proceeds. To preserve these proceeds as much as possible we will accept donations to defray legal costs. Please send your donations to support the defense of VHCA board member Winnie Currie to:

Virginia-Highland Civic Association
P.O. Box 8401, Station F
Atlanta GA 31106

Please make checks payable to the Virginia-Highland Civic Association and indicate “Legal Fees” on the memo portion of your check.

Thank you for your support.

Slow down Atlanta!

Let’s keep our streets safe for children and pedestrians! Aaron Gross, Public Safety Chair, has 48 “Slow Down Atlanta” signs on his porch for pick-up and use along the streets in Virginia-Highland. No tools or stapling are required to install the signs. Please feel free to stop by and pick one up for your street. Aaron’s address is 1076 Rosedale Drive, just off North Highland Avenue.