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Hello, neighbors!  Welcome to the August Underwood Hills Neighborhood Association (UHNA) newsletter.  Highlights for this month will cover:
  • Back to School Reminders
  • Fire Station 23 Back to School Drive
  • Saltyard Neighbor Happy Hour
  • Sterigenics Meeting + City Council Resolution
  • Scooter Safety + Upcoming Mobility/Safety/Shared Streets Town Hall Meeting
  • Underwood Hills Park Upcoming Events + Planning
Back to School Reminders
School starts on Monday for APS!  We all want our neighborhood kids to get to and from school safely. With that in mind, here's how we can help:
  • The school buses come through our neighborhood multiple times in the morning beginning just after 7:00 am and in the afternoon beginning around 2:45 pm.
  • Many of our streets are narrow and it is often challenging for the bus drivers to navigate the streets - particularly since so many of us park on the street.
  • Please be mindful of where you park overnight and during the day.
  • Please do not park directly across from another car as the bus likely will not be able to fit. If you park diagonally across from another car, please be sure the bus can fit through the space left on the street. If you have guests, tenants, childcare, etc. parking on the street please ensure they are mindful of the buses when they park.
Thank you!
Donate Your Extra School Supplies
A note from  Captain Ronald Slatton of Atlanta Fire station 23, B shift on Howell Mill Road:  We are your neighborhood fire station at 1545 Howell Mill Rd NW.  We are taking donations for school supplies for the less fortunate, now through the the end of August.  The Fire Station will be donating these items to My Sisters House at 921 Howell Mill Road. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. For questions, contact Cynthia Williams at madamew@hotmail.com.
Another School Year, Time for a Beer
Our neighborhood sponsor Saltyard is hosting us on Saturday, August 17th for light appetizers and adult beverages. Under new ownership, they've revamped their menu and are excited to meet the neighborhood!

When: Sat, Aug 17th
Time: 5-6:30 pm
Where: 1820 Peachtree St NW
Parking: Garage parking, validated at the restaurant, but you must know your license plate.
Contact Lee@saltyardatlanta.com with any questions about this event.
Underwood Hills Security Patrol
It's time to renew your annual Security Patrol membership.  Below are some stats of 2018 vs 2019 crime reports for Beat 204, which includes UH.
  • Residential burglary decreased by 82%
  • Car break-ins decreased by 29%
Membership is easy:
  • A single family home membership is $250, which pays for the security patrol. You receive a yard sign, crime report emails and access to the security officer's cell number. If you leave town, you can notify the patrol and they will make sure to monitor your home and hide packages.
  • If you are already a member, you should have received a PayPal renewal invoice for $250.
  • To pay electronically, you can PayPal securitypatrol@underwoodhills.org.
  • To pay by check, make it payable to Underwood Hills Neighborhood Association and mail to P.O. Box 19914, Atlanta, GA 30325 or email to receive a drop off address. If you pay by mail, please email your name, address and contact phone number so that we can look out for it.
If you have questions, contact Anu Piduru, Underwood Hills Security Patrol at securitypatrol@underwoodhills.org. 
New Atlanta e-Scooter Laws
In Wake of Recent E-Scooter Deaths, A Statement from Atlanta City Council President-Felicia Moore and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
 

August 2: City Council Announcement 
August 8: Keisha Lance Bottoms promises safer streets are on the horizon: 

Sterigenics Plant Pollution: Let City Council Know You Care
Last week our City Councilman, Dustin Hillis introduced a resolution for immediate consideration that requests updated air quality testing and modeling be conducted by the CDC's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, that requests the Georgia EPD investigate past and current emissions at the facility and take appropriate actions, and for the Mayor to direct our Chief Health Officer to investigate and assess the possibility of conducting independent air quality testing/modeling in coordination with other affected local governments. It was co-sponsored by 13 other Councilmembers and passed 13-0. For more information on the resolution, click here. 
 
It Takes a Village: New Mentorship Initiative
Councilman Dustin Hillis is supporting The Creative Villages Initiative, which is a program that assists youth in developing leadership skills, preparing them to enter the workforce and pursue in demand trades such as welding, plumbing, carpentry and electrical.

Sign up here to attend the info session on Sunday, August 18th at the Fire Station at 1925 Hollywood Rd NW (NOT Howell Mill) from 4-6pm.
Beautification Update 
  • We found a box turtle when cleaning up Mantissa Nature Reserve
  • There's also native bamboo and river grass along the creek there and salamander
  • After many months (first reported in January)  the toddler swing which had rotted at the base, and the steps between tennis courts and climbing frame are due to be replaced in August
  • With the community's and our Councillor's support will hopefully see more action on maintenance items in the Park over the coming months
  • The Trees Atlanta monthly Greenspace Guardians workdays continue every second Saturday, 9am-12pm
New Bulk Trash Pick-Up Rules

You now have to schedule bulk up at least 24 hours ahead of time.  It MUST be done via ATL311 (download the free app, www.atl311.com or call 311 within the city limits). 

Neighborhoody Info

Neighborhood Sponsorship 
Do you own a business you'd like to advertise in the neighborhood or know someone who does? Check out our Sponsorship Offerings and get in touch. If you help make the connection, we'll make the ask.

Mobility & Safety Town Hall Meeting

Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
  Atlanta City Council
55 Trinity Ave SW Ste 2900, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Neighborhood Store
Like the koozies above? Get one in our online store.
Neighborhood Planning Unit
The next NPU-D Meeting is Tuesday, August 27th, from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at the Agape Center at 2210 Marietta Blvd. 
Join UHNA to Support Advocacy & Other Neighborhood Projects
Join UHNA
UHNA Gold Sponsors
Sponsor Directory
President: Heather Sheets
Vice President: Bryan "Beau" Grant
Secretary: Steve Whitlock
Land Use & Planning: Ben Hudgins
Treasurer: Michael Arndt
NPU-D Rep: Eva Cary Nason
Sponsorship: Kristin Olson
Communications: Hilary Murdock
Safety: Hemant Piduru & Anu Piduru  
Traffic: Jeremy Blair
Elections: Mary Anna Chiles
Park + Beautification: Steven Lindsay
Membership: Adam Karcz
Social/Welcome: Chris Lecraw
Play Group: Macayla Peterson
Contact UHNA
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