The Home Park Community
Home Park is one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods becoming part of the City in 1909 while providing residences for the Atlantic Steel Company. The Atlantic Steel Company was shut down in the 1990s and it’s 140-acre site was entirely redeveloped into Atlantic Station.
Home Park is now the heart of West Midtown.
Home Park Community Improvement Association
The Home Park neighborhood founded the Home Park Community Improvement Association (HPCIA) in the 1970s. The mission of HPCIA is to provide information, services, and education to the Home Park community. Membership is open to residents, renters, businesses and anyone who owns property in Home Park.
- President: Sene Sorrow: email@example.com
- Community Planning & Development: Jim McCurtain
- Education/Learning Center: Janet Kinard, Paul Fortson
- Business Committee: Ateer Sheth firstname.lastname@example.org
- Land Use Committee: Bob Wood: email@example.com
- Marketing & Communications Committee: Michael Gamble firstname.lastname@example.org
- Public Safety Committee: Kathy Boehmer
- Membership Committee: Mac Young email@example.com
- Events Committee: Richard Bakare firstname.lastname@example.org
- NPU-E Representative: Shaun Green
- Treasurer: Hugh Sanders
- Secretary: Judy Byrd
At the end of each year, around November, elections for the Board of Directors of the Home Park Community Improvement Association (HPCIA) are held. Those who are interested in serving in a Board position or on the Nomination Committee (to assist soliciting and vetting candidates) are encouraged to contact the current Board at email@example.com.
Though all Board positions are up for a vote and volunteers may nominate themselves for any position, we have a particular need for a President (or as in the past 2 years, two Co-Presidents), Membership Chair, and Special Events Chair. Note that according to our By-Laws, presidential candidates should have served on the Board previously, but if we don’t have an active or former board member pursue this role, it will be open for nominations/votes.
The slate of candidates will be presented at the final Community Meeting of the year. Note, that those voting for Board positions and serving in these roles must be active (dues-paying members): Join Now
No compensation is provided for any Board position, these are volunteer positions only.
Deadline to submit an email for consideration is Nov. 11th, 2017
A description all positions is copied below:
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and shall be empowered to call special meetings of HPCIA and to break tie votes of the members. In addition, the President shall be authorized to make expenditures for HPCIA within limit established by the Board of Directors, and serve as general spokesperson and liaison for the association. The President shall notify the Board of Directors of all official activities. The president shall appoint 2 HPCIA representatives to the Board of Directors of HPLC, Inc., one of whom shall serve as a board member-at-large. The president may make other appointments as necessary with Board approval.
Vice President – Community Planning & Development:
The Vice President – Community Planning & Development shall head the Planning and Development Committee and spearhead the process of developing and refining the long-term community plans and goals of the association. The Vice President – Community Planning & Development shall be ex-officio member of all committees, shall encourage regular participation of all active members, and shall such other duties as may be prescribed by the President. The Vice President – Community Planning & Development shall be responsible for arranging topics or speakers for monthly community meetings.
Vice President – Learning Center:
The Vice President – Learning Center shall be one of the two people appointed by the President to serve on the HPLC, Inc. Board of Directors. He shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the President.
The Treasurer shall have the authority and responsibility for the receipt, disbursement and safekeeping of the funds and securities of HPCIA and for keeping the Board of Directors informed at all times as to the financial health of HPCIA. The Treasurer, working with the President, shall make written reports of the receipts and disbursements at each regularly scheduled meeting of the Board. The Treasurer’s records shall always be open for inspection with the exception of personnel records. The Treasurer shall also oversee any audit requested by the Board of Directors and performed by an independent accountant or an accredited certified public accountant. The Treasurer shall be responsible for recommending to the Directors the investment of funds of HPCIA and present a review of the performance of investments at the annual meeting and from time to time.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors and shall cause to be kept the minutes of the Executive Committee meetings and shall be the custodian of all records not specifically assigned to the custody of others. The Secretary shall conduct or be the custodian of all correspondence of HPCIA and shall perform such other duties as the President may prescribe.
Chair of the Land Use Committee and NPU-E Representative (2 positions)
It shall be the duty of the Land Use Committee to oversee all building and development plans as they become known for development in the community for commercial and residential uses, including variance applications. A representative of the Land Use Committee [or NPU-E Representative] shall represent HPCIA Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) E meetings. This committee shall hold public monthly meetings and operate under the rules of NPU-E and the City of Atlanta.
Chair of the Business Committee
It shall be the duty of the Business Committee to work actively to encourage membership and involvement from private businesses and organizations in the Home Park area. This committee shall work closely with the Planning and Development Committee to ensure long-term development goals are communicated clearly with the business community.
Chair of the Public Safety Committee
It shall be the duty of the Public Safety Committee to maintain relationships with city and county public safety officials and to communicate with them on issues affecting quality of life in Home Park, including traffic and crime enforcement, condition of streets and sidewalks, and housing code violations.
Chairs of the Membership and Special Events Committees (2 positions)
It shall be the duty of the Membership & Special Events Committee to plan events and activities that shall encourage participation by members of the community. It is also the committee’s responsibility to plan and implement programs that benefit the community and to recommend to the Executive Committee any funding needs that may become necessary for implementing these programs. It shall also be the duty of this committee to maintain the membership roster and to work actively to increase the membership of HPCIA from private residents and businesses.
Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee
It shall be the duty of the Communications Committee to oversee the production of the newsletter and other communications vehicles and promoting HPCIA to the appropriate agencies. E-mail shall be considered an acceptable means of communications. Official communications shall represent the goals and mission of HPCIA and shall be approved by the Board of Directors prior to dissemination.
The newsletter shall be published no less than four times annually and shall be mailed or otherwise delivered to HPCIA membership. At least one newsletter per year shall be distributed to the neighborhood and businesses in the Home Park area.
The Home Park Community Improvement Association meetings are open to all. The meetings start at 7 PM and are held at the Georgia Tech G. Kirk Landon Learning Center located at 1015 Tumlin Street , at the intersection of Tumlin and Calhoun Streets. Parking is available in front of the Center on Calhoun Street or along Tumlin Street.
The HPCIA Board Meetings are only open to active Board Members of the HPCIA. The meetings start at 7 PM and are held at the Georgia Tech G. Kirk Landon Learning Center. If there is a topic you would like the HPCIA Board to discuss, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Land Use Meetings
The HPCIA Land Use meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday on a monthly basis and start @ 5:30 pm. Land Use meetings are open to those residents or businesses that are seeking variances to building permits or want to share their ideas or plans for land use in Home Park. Meetings will be held at the Relapse Theatre: 380 14th St. Atlanta, GA 30318 at the southeast corner of 14th and Mecaslin St.
APD Housing Code Enforcement and Neighborhood Quality of Life Issues
Department Chief, Gregory L. Pace 404-330-6147 email@example.com
Graffiti or Tagging Vandalism
Officer Brad Etterle
Recycling ReCART 888-727-2978
Solid Waste Services 404-330-6236
Watershed Management 404-658-6500
Household Trash Pickup 404-330-6333
Weekly trash pickup for the green (household waste) and blue (recycled waste) carts is on Mondays. Please roll your carts to the curb on Sunday evenings.
Please remember to roll your carts away from your front yards down your driveway, side yard or alley on Monday evenings.
Bulk Trash/Rubbish Pickup 404-330-6333
Bulk trash pickup for old furniture or other large waste occurs the first week of each month. Please be sure to separate the bulk items from yard trimmings as the City requires them to be separated. They dispatch different trucks at different times for bulk trash and yard trimmings.
Problem Trash Piles and Herbie Curbies
The City of Atlanta has a division within Public Works called the “SWEET TEAM.” “SWEET” stands for Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Team that addresses problems with Herbie Curbies left on the street or sidewalks after City pickup days, discarded furniture, illegal dumping, illegal signs, and improperly contained waste disposal.
If you see a problem, call 404-330-6333 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city will be able to follow up much better if you can provide them with the address and the contact information you have for the owner of the property.
Moving with Pets
When moving with pets, it’s worth taking the time to make sure you are following the rules and regulations of your new city.
Animal Services 404-613-0358
NextDoor Pet Directory – make sure you register your pets on the Home Park community NextDoor Pet Directory.
- 1 year unaltered animal = $25
- 1 year spayed/neutered animal = $10
- 3 year spayed/neutered animal = $60
- Late fee (after 30 days) = $25
- Replacement tag = $2
- City Licensing Info
|License or registration required?||Dogs: Yes||Cats: Yes||Ferrets: No||Birds: Yes||Rabbits: Yes|
|Additional details||Dogs: Certificates of Veterinary Inspection only required if entering by plane. Animals 12 weeks or older must have proof of a current rabies vaccination. Both 1- and 3-year vaccinations are recognized.||Cats: CVI only required if entering by plane. Animals 12 weeks or older must have proof of a current rabies vaccination. Both 1- and 3-year vaccinations are recognized.||Ferrets: CVI not required. Ferrets 12 weeks or older must have proof of current rabies vaccination. Ferrets 7 months or older must be sexually altered prior to entry except those exempted by license or permit.||Birds: CVI required. Exotic and pet birds require a permit. All exotic and pet bird exhibitions and sales are required to obtain a permit at least 21 days prior to the opening of the exhibition or sale.||Rabbits: CVI required.|