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December 11, 2013: Elected NPU-T Officers 2014

The following members have been elected to serve as the 2014 NPU-T Officers:

Chair - Shawn Walton
Vice Chair - Nia Knowles
Secretary - Terry Ross
Recording Secretary - James Nash
Treasurer - Torry Lewis
Sergeant-at-Arms - Sister DeBorah
Parliamentarian - Vacant

November 5, 2013: 2013/2014 Fall-Winter Holiday Pick Up Schedule

The Office of Solid Waste Services will provide collection services as follows for the upcoming holiday season:

Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013
City offices are closed on Monday, November 11, 2013 in observance of Veteran’s Day. Solid Waste Service collections will be postponed by one day for the remainder of the week as follows:

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013
Yes, we are working. The Office of Solid Waste Services will be maintaining the regularly scheduled collection of garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013.

Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2012
Collections will be postponed by one day after the holiday for the remainder of the week as follows:

New Years Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Collections will be postponed by one day after the holiday for the remainder of the week as follows:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2014
Collections will be postponed by one day after the holiday for the remainder of the week as follows:

The Customer Service Call Center can be reached at (404) 330-6333 or by email to, Monday - Friday, 8:15 am - 6:00 pm.

November 4, 2013: Youthbuild Program

Inviting youth 18-24 years of age

What Will Your Future Be Like? Let Youthbuild Help You Plan Your Future! Applications are being accepted until November 30th for the 2014 Fulton Atlanta Youthbuild Program.

YouthBuild Offers


Must be between the ages of 18-24, income eligible, out of school, live in the City of Atlanta or Fulton County, like working outdoors, be drug free, have a strong desire to change your life choices, want to improve your education, want to acquire construction related skills and be committed to at least nine months of full time training.

Call us at (404) 320-0166 or (404) 525-6218. Or Visit our Website at

September 17, 2013: Security Alarm Registration

Register Online at or by phone 1-855-725-7102.


1st false alarm call = No fine (For registered alarms only)

2nd false alarm = $50.00 fine (For registered alarms only)

Fines escalate for each false call thereafter.

$150 fine for unregistered false alarm calls.

May 8, 2013: Mayor Kasim Reed Invites You to Join the Recycling Ambassador Program

Since the kick-off of Mayor Kasim Reed's expanded recycling program CARTLANTA, in October 2012, we are excited to report that it has experienced great success!


To continue the success we are aspiring to increase the city's recycling tonnage even more and we need your help! The city of Atlanta has been awarded a grant to engage volunteers in the city's recycling initiative. I have attached an outline on the Recycling Ambassador program as well as a flyer to be distributed to residents.

We will focus on the following neighborhoods to increase their participation and tonnage rates:

Please review the attached information and join us in recruiting residents to promote the city's recycling program and encouraging others to recycle as much as they can! Our goal is to enlist 325 volunteers to engage 6,500 households and we can't do it without your help!

May 2, 2013: House Bill 226 - Illegal Tire Dumping

Atlanta City Councilmembers Joyce M. Sheperd and Felicia Moore join Governor Nathan Deal for the signing of House Bill 226

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmembers Joyce M. Sheperd and Felicia Moore joined Governor Nathan Deal on Tuesday for the signing of House Bill 226, which requires Department of Environmental Protection-issued decals for used and scrap tire carriers, as well as lowering the amount of scrap tires that may be stored by a person in this state.

The bill also allows for the establishment of a solid waste trust fund that will be used to implement the provisions of a scrap tire management program in the state, particularly related to the cleanup of scrap tire disposal piles and facilities, regulation of scrap tire carriers and other handlers, and disbursement of grants and loans to cities, counties, and other persons to aid in cleaning up illegal dump sites.

The bill was sponsored by State Representatives Randy Nix of the 69th District, Jon Burns of the 159th District, Jay Roberts of the 155th District, Howard Mosby of the 83rd District and Karla Drenner of the 85th District.

In 2011 the Atlanta City Council formed a tire commission to address the issue of abandoned tires throughout the city.

The tire commission formed by Councilmember Sheperd, recommended ways the city of Atlanta might not only manage illegal tire dumping, but also increase the city's code enforcement efforts to clean up illegal dumping sites.

Sheperd said the commission was instrumental in opening the door for discussion with other agencies and the state on what can be done to address the issue statewide.

May 2, 2013: Westlake Avenue Bridge Has Reopened

Repairs are complete for the Westlake Avenue, NW Bridge over CSX Railroad. The bridge was closed December 2012 for emergency bridge repair and reopened as scheduled May 2, 2013.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), who oversees bridge sufficiency within the City of Atlanta, directed full closure to vehicular travel due to public safety concerns. Repairs were needed to the beam structures underneath which were corroded. The project had been delayed until the City received the required agreements with CSX Railroad to grant the City permission to work within the CSX right-of-way. This bridge repair is one of several bridges that are being repaired as part of the City's Emergency Bridge Maintenance Program.

Public Works has begun making some minor road repairs due to increased traffic along the detour route used while the bridge was closed. These include potholes and some more extensive road repairs which should be completed by mid May 2013. The repair schedule for the surrounding roadways is weather contingent and may be subject to change.

Questions and/or concerns related to the closure of the Westlake Avenue Bridge over CSX Railroad may be directed to the Department of Public Works Public Relations Office at (404) 330-6240 or via email to

April 22, 2013: The Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship Fund Scholarship

The Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship Fund offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States


Eligibility Requirements
Qualified applicants must be a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school. All applicants must be a US Citizen and complete the on-line application no later than the published deadline date, which is May 31, 2013.

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. but desire a higher educational opportunity. This group is generally not the recipients of college scholarships and is typically ignored by the Board of Education.

The Shawn Carter Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States who desires a higher education. One of the key questions asked by the Foundation when students apply for a scholarship is: What are your plans to give back to the community?

This scholarship is open to the public. Please apply before the deadline May 31, 2013.

April 18, 2013: New NPU-T Code Enforcement Officers

The following officers are now in charge of code enforcement for NPU-T:

NPU T (A. Sotilleo) 404-276-7574
T01 - Ashview Heights
T02 - Atlanta University Center
T03 - Harris Chiles
T04 - Just Us

NPU T (W. Hopkins) 404-326-7196
T05 - The Villages at Castleberry Hill
T06 - West End
T07 – Westview

April 12, 2013: City of Atlanta False Alarm Program

The City of Atlanta is currently proposing a series of modifications to the City's False Alarm Ordinance which are scheduled to go before the Atlanta City Council for a vote in May of this year. The goal of the proposed changes is three-fold:

  1. Reduce the number of false alarms within the City,
  2. Reduce the amount of time Police spend responding to false alarms
  3. Improve Police response time to true emergencies

In advance of a public outreach session which will be held on Tuesday, April 30th at City Hall, we wanted to share the attached overview of the proposed changes with your members.

We would very much appreciate it if you could circulate this attachment to your members via email or share the content in your next NPU meeting. We also encourage members who have questions to attend the public session on April 30th. The session will be held at 3:00pm in the City Council Committee Room #2. If you have questions, you may contact Emily Love at

April 9, 2013: New Meeting Location - Hammond's House Museum

NPU-T will be relocating its monthly meeting for April, May and June to the Hammond's House Museum. The Hammond's House is located at 503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 (View map.)

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