The group that has adopted the BeltLine section north of Park Drive will meet at 10 a.m. at the entryway behind Amsterdam Walk. If parking in this lot, please put a paper on your windshield stating “BeltLine Cleanup” so the Amsterdam Walk security will know you will be gone at noon or shortly thereafter.
Wear long pants, sturdy shoes and bring along your gloves. Tools, trash bags and water will be provided by the organizers. They have arranged for a dumpster and weeds that are to be cut on Friday will need to be picked up, along with the usual litter.
This group is also planning to cut down the bamboo grove in a few weeks that also provides a hiding place for urban campers, and is a safety concern for Orme Circle residents.
For those of you who are not residents of the Amsterdam/Monroe area or Amsterdam Walk business owners and are not aware of what these folks have to endure as a result of the huge crowds attracted by the Loca Luna establishment – read the story at – http://vahi.patch.com/articles/midtown-residents-blast-amsterdam-ave-clamor. As a matter of clarification – the off-duty officers employed to handle the crowd situation are Fulton County deputies, not off-duty APD officers. As a result of the 5/8 meeting – hopefully the Amsterdam Walk landlord, Halpern, will change this arrangement. Thanx to APD Zones 2 and 6 Majors Hobbs and Meadows for attending this meeting along with Captain Gardner from AFR.
This meeting at 7 p.m. at the Hillside School (enter from Monroe Drive or Courtenay Drive) will feature a report from Loca Luna in Amsterdam Walk as to plans for addressing the many complaints from residents and businesses of the Amsterdam Avenue/Monroe Drive area as to noise, traffic, parking problems , etc.
The other report will be about the current school redistricting controversy presented by our own Abby Martin of the Council on Neighborhood Schools (CINS) and Cynthia and Jim Brown from the North Atlanta Parents of Public Schools (NAPPS). If the Browns are as fervent about public schools as Abby is – this should be a great report session.
Those of you who live in the area around Amsterdam Walk that have been affected by the large crowds attending Loca Luna events will want to attend a meeting about this subject, hosted by Councilman Alex Wan at City Hall on 10/26 at 6:30 p.m. in committee room # 1 on the 2nd floor near the elevators.
– Summerfest contest was a piece of art
– My home, my castle and my office (profile of residents who work at home), by Deborah Cox
– Crime down sharply in FBAC area
– More B.S. (that’s bike stuff), by Michael Goodman
– Col. Mustard reviews Red Light Café at Amsterdam Walk
– Full text of updated VHCA bylaws
– Olympic trees, going for the green. Profile of Stephanie Coffin and her tree planting. By Kathy Couch
– Recycle today, by Nan Hunter
– John Howell Park fundraising update, by Jerry Bright
– Kidsfest successful 3rd straight year
– By-laws committee completes its work