Sunday, December 7, 2017 - Brookwood Holiday Party
Brookwood Community Yard Sale
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 8 AM to 12 PM (rain date August 26th)
Location: Parking lot for ChristChurch Church at 25th and Peachtree Streets
Purposes: Bring our community together, support a local charity, and rid our homes of unneeded items!
How to participate: Click Here to Sign-up! We Need Volunteers!
Brookwood- Peachtree Road Race/ 4th of July Brunch
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Corner of Peachtree and 26th Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Please click here for details -> Brookwood July 4th Brunch
Open to BCA members
Brookwood Civic Association - neighborhood meeting:
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7 pm - 8:30 pm
ChristChurch Presbyterian, Room Number 212
Light snacks and drinks provided
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Brookwood Civic Association - neighborhood meeting minutes:
Minutes from BCA Meeting
May 11, 2017
Held at ChristChurch Presbyterian
(Thank you to Thure and Sallie Gustafson with aquiring this meeting space.)
30 Neighbors in Attendance
Fleming Patterson, the new Brookwood Civic Association president, introduced himself, current board members and welcomed guests. He opened the meeting explaining that the Brookwood Civic Association has been without an active president for about 2 years; there has been a renewed interest in the BCA and its many new neighbors.
Introduced BCA board members present:
Fleming Patterson, President
Paul Lawrence, Vice President
Sharyn Mulqueen, Secretary
Cheryl Pressley, Treasurer
Joe Koufman, Communications Chair
John Guest, Neighborhood Planning Unit Representitve
Dave Sterne, Security Chair
Crawford Humphreys, Social Chair
APD officer Parette presented a discussion of safety and tips. The bulk of crimes in the area (we are in Zone 2, Beat 207) are car break-ins. He advised to not leave ANYTHING in cars, particularly laptops, purses and guns as these are highly valuable. Invest in a security system and keep lights on when possible, particularly if out of town. Keep your front bushes/hedges trimmed as well. Most importantly, report all crimes, even very petty/small ones so the APD can keep records. Also, neighbors should keep an eye out for each other. Get to know your immediate neighbors ask for their phone numbers to call/text them if you see something that doesn’t seem right. Always call 911 in case of emergency– not the zone office.
Officer Parette reported on the high-speed chase on Alden Ave. – it involved a stolen car. The red truck everyone saw was an undercover officer.
We asked the officer to look into:
Speeders on Alden
People not stopping at stop signs
People passing stopped school busses in morning/afternoon
Alden Ave/Deeering Rd graffiti on brick walls
Homeless along Alden Ave/Deering Rd/75 buffers
Local politician, Gabriel Sterling, introduced himself. He is running for Fulton County Commission Chairman. His platform includes: term limits for commission members on boards; expand competition for governmental services; right-size county government; cap the millage rate to prevent property tax increases. He also stressed the need to focus on Grady Hospital, MARTA and courts/jails and other county services. He noted that Fulton County is sprawling and extreme – urban, suburban, exurban and even rural, stretching from North Fulton to South Fulton. He is in his second term as a Councilman in Sandy Springs. Election day is November 7, 2017.
Treasurer Cheryl Pressley presented the BCA budget (see attached). The important issue is that we plan for dues collection from half of the homes, condos and apartments in the neighborhood and we are well-short of that goal. Our critical need is dues collecting as the number one expense is maintaining the green-spaces at 25th Street and the end of Alden Ave. and Deering Rd. We would love to continue the momentum and new energy and work on this. Additional funds are used for doggie bags (for the whole neighborhood) and hopefully for additional social activities. Please contact Cheryl to receive a copy of the BCA 2017 report. email@example.com
We need a membership chair and street captains who can distribute flyers and welcome new neighbors. Alden Ave resident Cecilia Muzik offered to help in this project. Fleming will reach out to her to set up a plan.
Joe Koufman will devise an online survey of neighbors asking them what they are looking for in a neighborhood association, what their concerns are, what activities they would like and other features. Be on the lookout for the survey. We will continue to use both Nextdoor.com and email to communicate, we also have our own website. brookwoodcivicassociation.com
Fleming Patterson returned to the discussion of social activities – we will plan a casual July 4 brunch hosted by Sharyn Mulqueen for the Peachtree Road Race, since Peachree Rd is closed. We will look into additional options such as a cookout, chili cook-off, movie night, etc.
The meeting ended with those in attendance introducing themselves, saying where they live and what they most love about the neighborhood. Answers included walkability to great restaurants, convenience to many other areas of town, history and vibrancy.