June NPU-V Meeting TONIGHT!

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, June 14th, 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.

June MCA Meeting TONIGHT 6/7!

MCA zoom

The next monthly Mechanicsville Civic Association will take place on Monday, June 7th at 6:30pm. The meeting is normally held at Dunbar Recreation Center, Room 207, but will be held virtually due to COVID-19. You can find more information about the meeting here and below: https://fb.me/e/ljZuWJXUA

Please use the following information to join our next meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 844 6812 5603
Passcode: 564274
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As always, meeting dates are subject to change pending holidays and important events affecting meeting space availability.

We hope to see you there!

MARTA Public Hearing Notice: Proposed FY 2022 Operating & Capital Budgets effective July 1, 2021

Public Hearing Notice: Proposed FY 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets effective July 1, 2021.
Virtual hearings will be held Monday, May 10 at 11:00am and Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30pm. To participate, visit itsmarta.com.

May MCA Meeting on 5/3!

Just a reminder that the Mechanicsville Civic Association will be meeting on Monday, May 3 at 6:30pm. The meeting is normally held at Dunbar Recreation Center, Room 207, but will be held virtually due to COVID-19. You can find more information about the meeting here and below: https://fb.me/e/1eWEXWnqi

Please use the following information to join our next meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84468125603?pwd=cllOOWRWYnhzUXdxYVRyVDd6QmlHdz09

Meeting ID: 844 6812 5603
Passcode: 564274
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As always, meeting dates are subject to change pending holidays and important events affecting meeting space availability.

We hope to see you there!

MARTA TO RESTORE BUS ROUTES SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19

ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will restore 58 previously suspended bus routes on Saturday, April 24, after completing the installation of state-of-the-art air filtration and purification systems on all buses and receiving support from the federal government to enforce mask wearing. MARTA suspended 70 of its 110 bus routes on April 20, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic was intensifying and the need for maintaining social distance was paramount to reducing the spread of the virus. In the months since, 12 routes have been reinstated as conditions allowed

“We understand the reduction in bus routes created a hardship for many of our customers, and we are appreciative of their patience as we balanced providing a service with protecting public health,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker. “Public transit by its very nature goes against social distancing and by placing all 540 buses in our fleet on a reduced number of routes a year ago, we were able to provide more room for our customers and hopefully slow the spread of the virus. With the installation of filters that rid the air of harmful pathogens and the new federally mandated mask requirement, we feel we can now safely return to full bus service.”

Over the past few months, MARTA has installed Bipolar Ionization air filters on all buses, in addition to the antimicrobial filters already in place. These newest air-filtering devices eliminate airborne pathogens and deliver clean air every 75 seconds, without producing ozone or other harmful by-products. All buses will continue to be thoroughly disinfected every 24 hours, as well as cleaned mid-service as needed. Protective polycarbonate shields remain around all bus operator cabs and free masks are available on board every bus, either through a mask dispenser located near the front door, or from an operator when dispensers are running low.

“Protecting the health of our customers and the bus operators who have continued to work throughout the pandemic providing an essential service, was our first priority,” said MARTA Deputy General Manager of Operations Collie Greenwood. “It was imperative that every bus was equipped with an advanced air filtering system and that all customers were masked before returning to pre-COVID bus service levels.”

MARTA’s Bus Operations and Planning Department will spend the next few weeks preparing for full route restoration by updating digital and print bus schedules, removing signage from previously closed bus stops, and assigning routes to operators.

For bus route information and videos detailing the restoration of service and COVID-19 protocols visit https://www.itsmarta.com/servicerestoration.aspx. For real-time service alerts follow @MARTAservice on Twitter or download the MARTA On The Go app.

April Virtual Mechanicsville Civic Association Meeting (4/5)!

Just a reminder that the Mechanicsville Civic Association will be meeting on Monday, April 5 at 6:30pm. The meeting is normally held at Dunbar Recreation Center, Room 207, but will be held virtually due to COVID-19. You can find more information about the meeting here and below: https://www.facebook.com/events/1957278701094160/

Please use the following information to join our next meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84468125603?pwd=cllOOWRWYnhzUXdxYVRyVDd6QmlHdz09

Meeting ID: 844 6812 5603
Passcode: 564274
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,84468125603#,,,,*564274#

As always, meeting dates are subject to change pending holidays and important events affecting meeting space availability.

We hope to see you there!

Atlanta Watershed Learning Network Looking for 2021 Class Members

The 2021 Atlanta Watershed Learning Network class of 2021 will be starting soon.
Please reach out to your circle of friends, relatives, community members: share your learning experience and invite them to apply for membership in the upcoming class.

Use the attached flyer for details and download these links to share with those interested in applying:

 The link to the My Pledge document is here

The link to the Pre-Post Evaluation is here.

Atlanta History Center Survey

Hello,

My name is Kelsey Fritz, I am the Manager of Exhibition Planning and Concepts at the Atlanta History Center. Atlanta History Center is one of the premier history educational organizations in the Southeast, featuring a 150,000-square-foot museum, three historic houses, Kenan Research Center, the 1886 cyclorama The Battle of Atlanta, and other facilities on a 33-acres of interpretive gardens located on our campus in Atlanta.  https://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/.

We are currently exploring potential new topics for our exhibitions and are looking for community input. This brief survey below gauges interest in potential exhibit topics.

At the end of the survey there is also the option to opt in to receive invites to future virtual input sessions for those willing and interested in providing us more in depth feedback. These future sessions will allow for more in depth small group discussions and will be held virtually this spring.

All feedback we receive from the community helps us define the stories we can tell in our galleries and provides insight into how exhibitions at the History Center can meet the needs of the community.

The Atlanta History Center is trying to get broad community input at this stage in the process, so in addition to posting the survey on our social media sites, we are also reaching out to Metro Atlanta neighborhood groups to reach folks who might not be as familiar with our institution.

If you can, I would greatly appreciate you forwarding this email and survey to the Mechanicsville Neighborhood Association email list so that members of your community also have a chance to participate. I hope you are doing well and staying safe during this crazy time, and that I get a chance to speak with you at one of our virtual input sessions!

Here is the link to the survey.

Thanks so much,

Kelsey Fritz

Manager of Exhibition Planning and Concepts

kfritz@atlantahistorycenter.com