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Dear Lindridge Martin Manor Neighbors
 
It has been 12 days since the collapse of the I-85 bridge and all of us are adjusting to new norms when it comes to commuting in and around the city….let alone our neighborhood.  Prior to the collapse, our neighborhood has endured a fair amount of afternoon traffic as drivers use our streets as a cut-through to Cheshire Bridge via Alco.  Distractive drivers speeding through our neighborhood has been an on-going problem and now it has reached unbearable levels. 
 
Since the collapse, I have been in contact with Councilman Alex Wan who has been a huge advocate for our neighborhood with other Atlanta City Officials and the Atlanta Police Department.  I personally have been in contact with Major Shaw and Lt Tony Singh expressing concern and requesting assistance.  At first my request was met with resistance due to the limited resources as all APD officers have been assigned to major intersections of the city directing traffic and keeping main arteries moving.  After nearly having been hit myself, I pressed the issue with Councilman Wan, Major Shaw and a slew of other City Officials. 
 
To my pleasure Lt Tony Singh contacted me and has agreed to meet with members of the neighborhood to hear your concerns.  You may have noticed that we have had an APD officer circling our streets during the busy afternoon hours.  As appreciative as many of us are, we need to keep up the pressure and express our concerns and continue to ask for help.  With that, we are meeting this Thursday, April 13th at 5:30 at the intersection of Pembrook and Cardova in the driveway of The Kenney’s home at 923 Cardova to speak with Lt. Tony Singh with the APD,  We need your help and your voice.  If you are home from work, plan to join us! 
 
Other Reminders
 
LMMNA Spring Fling is set for Sunday, April 23rd 1-3 PM at the Armand Green Space
 
Membership Drive – If you have not taken the time to sign up and contribute, please do so at http://www.lmmna.org/membership
 
General Meeting – Wednesday, May 3rd at 7 PM Taverna Plaka.  Come see the Armand Park plans!  

Thank You!
Kevin Kilbride
President - LMMNA

Monroe Drive/Boulevard Complete Street Project Public Meeting

 

Please join the City of Atlanta and Atlanta City Council for the second community engagement meeting to discuss the future of Monroe Drive/ Boulevard from Piedmont Circle to Woodward Avenue. 

Based on previous community planning studies, the corridor will be transformed into a complete street with improved safety and efficiency for all users and modes of transportation. 

Residents are encouraged to attend to provide their input. We will gather your input using real-time polling. Please bring your mobile phone or tablet so you can participate in the survey. Paper surveys will also be available.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017  6 – 8 p.m. 

Big Bethel AME Church 220 Auburn Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30303

A Note from the LMMNA Board

Dear Neighbors.  I hope that this newsletter finds everyone happy, healthy and ready for the holidays.  We are gearing up for the new year and new opportunities within the Community. We've made a few changes over the past month to our LMMNA Board to best serve the needs of friends and neighbors.  Kevin Kilbride & Carey Sherrell have swapped roles.  Kevin is now acting President and Carey will handle the role of VP for the Community.  For more information on members of the LMMNA Board check out our website http://www.lmmna.org/partners/.  


LMMNA is a volunteer organization and your involvement is much appreciated. Together we can and will make our neighborhood stronger and more relevant within the city of Atlanta. If you would like to get involved, please feel free to contact Kevin at Presient@LMMNA.org.  
Our next quarterly meeting will be held on February 1st at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Sheridan Road.  We will be sure to send out a reminder and agenda the week before.  We hope to see you there.  


Community involves everyone.  I want to personally thank Dorothy & Rich Sussman for spearheading the neighborhood's contribution to providing AFD Station 29's Thanksgiving meal, as well as, all of our neighbor's contribution.  And a special thanks to Catherine Owen for her contributions in writing this newsletter.  Everyone's help is greatly appreciated.  

Toy Drive

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Zone 6 Toy Drive

Please remember that Zone 6 is collecting toys to help children throughout the zone have a happy holiday. New unwrapped toys are needed for children infant to 14 years old. Donations are being accepted now through December 14th, 2016. 
 
You can drop off toys at the precinct or on John Wolfinger’s porch 1054 Vance Avenue.  He will deliver toys to the precinct periodically as he accumulates a full car load. 
 
If anyone is feeling especially generous, it would be great to provide a bicycle and helmet to older children. Last year Virginia-Highland donated four bikes – two for girls and two for boys. 

A Holiday Safety Message from Major Peek

Good evening Zone Six Residents!

I hope and pray that everyone had a great Thanksgiving Holiday. We are truly thankful for the opportunity to serve our citizens with commitment, courage, integrity and professionalism. Thus far, we have experienced another year of overall crime reductions. Currently, we are at an 8% decrease but we do recognize that we have experienced a recent increase in car break-ins over the last couple of weeks. To address the issue, we have increased patrols throughout the affected areas. We have also launched our 2016 APD Holiday Plan which includes moving our administrative officers into the field so that everyone has a part in patrolling and keeping our streets safe. 
 
As we enter into this holiday season at full stride, it is important for you to know what is happening in our community and how we can work together to help make our communities safer for us all. Our goal is to ensure that we have a safe holiday season. So, of course we are asking for each and every citizen to participate by partnering with us. We ask that you always keep your eyes and ears open for suspicious activity and call 911 immediately if you notice what is believed to be criminal activity. Do not engage with criminals! Please call police and allow the officers to engage the suspected persons. 
 
Please see the following tips:

  • When shopping online, if you’re not generally home to receive your packages, please consider having them shipped to a location where someone will be able to receive your packages. Perhaps your work office or a friend/neighbor that may be home. We usually see an increase of thefts where packages are taken from porches after being delivered.
  • When shopping at the malls, please keep your cars clear of any bags or packages. Place packages inside your trunks and if you need to go back into the mall for more shopping, it is a good idea to take enter your vehicle and exit the location and reenter the parking lot and park somewhere else. Criminals will often see victims placing items in their vehicles and when they go back into the mall, they know that they can break into your cars and take the items.
  • When pumping gas, lock your cars have your keys in your pockets. Do not leave your cars with purses and other items on your seats in plain view. Criminals are opening car doors and taking purses while ladies are not paying attention and watching the gas pumps. Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • For our bar and club people, please guard your drinks so that no one can place any intoxicants in your drinks. Also, please do not assume that the person that you have been communicating with through social media only is safe. If possible, take a companion with you and gather as much information as you can on the person. Make the first 2 or 3 dates into double dates. Social media is convenient for good people as well as those who prey on good and innocent people.
  • Do not take strangers home with you. If intoxicated, do not accept rides from people that you have just met. They are considered as strangers until you really get to know them over time.
  • I know that these steps seem to be obvious but we are sharing the tips because we are seeing similar incidents too frequently. Because of the diversity of our community, we can’t assume that everyone is aware of the trends. In closing, we want everyone to have a wonderful closeout to 2016. By doing so will put you in place to have a great start to 2017.
The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to create a safer Atlanta by reducing crime, ensuring the safety of our citizens and building trust in partnership with our community.