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Annual Meeting -- Monday, April 30th

posted Apr 28, 2018, 12:29 PM by Pine Hills

Zoning -- Security -- Greenspace -- Traffic
 
Monday, April 30, 2018
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Brookhaven Christian Church
4500 Peachtree Road NE

 
Join us for our Annual Meeting
Get the latest updates about zoning issues, discuss our security program and park/greenspace initiatives, and vote in a new slate of officers. Catch up with neighbors and bring forward any concerns and ideas for action.

New Location
Note that we are in a new location.  Brookhaven Christian Church is on Peachtree Road one block north of Oglethorpe University.

Proxy Voting
We know that our residents may not always be able to attend meetings.  A bylaws change now permits proxy voting.  Each PHNA household may vote and vote for a maximum of two proxies.  Proxies must be in writing and include the name, address and signature of the PHNA member granting the proxy.

Childers Road Widening/Repaving

posted Mar 23, 2018, 3:19 PM by Pine Hills

A message from Councilman Joe Gebbia (District 4, City of Brookhaven)

Dear Pine Hills Neighbors,

After an extensive engineering review, Childers Road is finally about to undergo its much-needed upgrade. Here’s the recap of the improvements to take place:
1. Widening of the road from N. Druid Hills Rd to the current cement curbing;
2. Installation of granite curbing from NDH Rd to the current cement curbing;
3. Repositioning of the catch basin;
4. A complete rebuild of Childers Rd as the street construction did not include installation of a base before the blacktop was put down. Brookhaven will do the project correctly to ensure a long life with maximum economic payback;
5. Completion of the sidewalk from NDH Rd up to the current sidewalk;
6. The “Pine Hills” monument will be maintained as the sidewalk has been designed to go around it;
7. Every effort has been made to save as many trees as possible.

I want to assure you that the City is taking every precaution to save the Old Growth Tree that adds so much beauty to this entryway. Special care will be taken to ensure the roots will not be compromised to the point of harm during the installation of the sidewalk.

Work to rectify the paving and widening recently started with identifying underground utilities. It’s the necessary first step in performing what is called a full-depth reclamation. In layman’s terms, it’s striping the existing road all the way down to the dirt, and literally building a new road from the ground up. You get a new subsurface, and two inches of fresh asphalt on the top. The repaving work begins Monday, March 26. Weather permitting, this should be done in less than one week. During this time, the City needs residents on Childers Road to be sure to remove parked cars and other private property from the right-of-way area.

Installation of the sidewalk will begin after the widening, paving and curb installation is complete as this is processed under a separate bid. To view these bids, or any other bid, visit the City website at www.BrookhavenGA.gov. Click the “City Hall” tab, then, “Bids and RFP’s”. The sidewalk competitive bid process will wrap up on April 20, with work to begin in late May or Early June. Our bid process is time-consuming, but it ensures that the City, as stewards of your tax dollars, is getting the best value possible.

Residents that live on Buckhead Valley Lane NE, Childers Place and Childers Court will be able to get in and out and will be guided by the construction crew. Door hangers are being distributed to inform all affected residents.

Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this process. The new look should be impressive.

Sincerely,
Joe Gebbia
District 4 Councilman, City of Brookhaven

Annual Meeting -- (April)

posted Mar 18, 2018, 6:47 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 7:40 AM ]

We have had some space and scheduling challenges for our Annual Meeting.  Two dates/locations have fallen through and we are working on scheduling a meeting for late April.   Please keep checking the website and we will post and send out information as soon as we have a confirmed date and location.

Neighborhood Watch Training

posted Mar 18, 2018, 6:37 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Mar 18, 2018, 6:43 PM ]

The Atlanta Police Department appointed Ms. Marshall (Marsha) Stevenson as our new Zone 2 Crime Prevention Inspector.  She is announcing two initiatives:

  • The first Annual Citywide Neighborhood Watch Training will be held on Saturday, March 31st at the Public Safety Headquarters located at 226 Peachtree St, SW Atlanta at 8:45am to 1:30pm. In our recent survey, many residents expressed an interest in forming Neighborhood Watch Programs on your street.  This APD training is the first step in getting started for those in the City of Atlanta side of the neighborhood.  For more information, see the attached flyer.  Contact Inspector K. Hebert by March 26th to register:  kehebert@atlantaga.gov
  • City of Atlanta residents can arrange a free home security assessment (see attached form) by contacting Inspector Stevenson directly at mstevenson@atlanta.gov
    The City of Brookhaven has a similar initiative: Residential Security Checks

North Fork Peachtree Creek Watershed Meeting

posted Feb 3, 2018, 4:44 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Feb 3, 2018, 4:50 PM ]

The City of Brookhaven’s Public Works department will host a public meeting on the North Fork Peachtree Creek Watershed Improvement Plan on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Highway.  In Spring 2017, Brookhaven City Council approved a study that will identify projects to improve water quality in the North Fork Peachtree Creek. The project will follow the city’s Peachtree Creek Greenway master plan.  PHNA continues to monitor these plans and invites everyone to attend.  We need to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our watershed and involvement in projects that affect our neighborhood.

North Fork Peachtree Creek Watershed Improvement Plan

Public Meeting

February 7th

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Latin American Association

2750 Buford Highway

Time to Renew!

posted Dec 28, 2017, 1:40 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Feb 3, 2018, 2:29 PM ]

Renew your Pine Hills Neighborhood Association and Security memberships today.  For a little less that $1/day you can help keep our community safe and strong. 

As the year ends, we would like to thank you for being a member of the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association.  Your dedication to our neighborhood is what keeps us such a special community.  It has been a busy year for PHNA with the board working hard to bring value to your membership.  This was a major year for advocacy with on-going zoning and green space initiatives in Atlanta and Brookhaven.  With an increase in mail and package thefts and car break-ins, our membership voted to expand our security program.  This year we will add surveillance cameras, new neighborhood signs, Court Watch, and safety education to our police patrol.  PHNA will also help those who wish to develop a Neighborhood Watch program for their street or cul-de-sac.  Learn more about the expanded program here: Pine Hills Security Program

To renew, you can pay online Online Payment - Quick Link or you download the attached invoice and pay by check.

Neighborhood Security -- Open Meeting

posted Dec 2, 2017, 3:39 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Dec 9, 2017, 5:22 PM ]

Please join the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association on Wednesday, December 13th from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Latin American Association for a discussion of neighborhood security. This meeting is open to all neighbors.

PHNA has been working since January on a security plan that addresses crime patterns and vulnerabilities in our neighborhood. The plan has several components including surveillance cameras that would supplement the license plate readers Brookhaven and City of Atlanta maintain, increased off-duty police patrol, neighborhood watch, improved signage, and others.  We have collaborated with police departments in both cities as well as Georgia Power to develop our plan.  Some of the proposed options carry significant costs that we will outline at the meeting. 

PHNA would like your thoughts and suggestions before proceeding with this addition to our security program.Your participation is critical to the safety and security of our neighborhood. We will vote on some options.  Members may bring a written proxy for two member households.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Wednesday, December 13th
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Latin American Association
2750 Buford Highway

Atlanta and Brookhaven Project Updates

posted Nov 2, 2017, 6:12 PM by Pine Hills

Please vote!  BUCKHEAD REdeFINED and the Peachtree Creek Greenway are both moving forward.  Both of these projects depend on council support in our respective cities and it is critical that we have a strong Pine Hills voter turnout to show our elected representatives our power at the polls.  PHNA makes no candidate endorsements – what is important is that you vote and that when we approach our representatives with requests, they know that Pine Hills residents turn out for elections.

City of Atlanta

BUCKHEAD REdeFINED – the final report is complete and available on the web: http://livablebuckhead.org/community/buckhead-redefined/   The report lists GA400 Interchange Improvements as a top priority and highlights a feasibility study of a new interchange at GA400 and East Paces Ferry Road.  We will continue to monitor this and report to the neighborhood.  Any interchange at this location requires Atlanta City Council approval.

Zoning “Quick Fixes” – the Planning Department is holding a series of open houses to get community input on a number of proposed quick fixes to the zoning code.  Their website lists the sessions with the upcoming open houses on November 8th, 9th, and 15th: http://www.where2goatlanta.com/events/10509863-Department-of-City-Planning-Zoning-Re-write-Open-House/

City of Brookhaven

Peachtree Creek Greenway – Pine Hills residents turned out in force for the October public meeting presenting the design of the first section of the Peachtree Creek Greenway.  The first section begins at an entry point off the Salvation Army parking lot and ends near Northeast Plaza on Buford Highway.  Main features include 12 foot concrete pathways narrowing to 10 feet in some areas, open fencing along the paths and bridges, limited parking at defined areas, and integration with play areas and apartments adjacent to the path.  The designers indicated that individual meetings with adjacent residents are part of the implementation plan to determine access and privacy needs. Presenters did not address questions posed about crime prevention, referring concerns to Brookhaven Police and City Manager. Planners also indicated that a path along Buford Highway has become the ‘preferred option’ for Pine Hills instead of the path shown on the master plan (following the creek).  This change is good news and we will continue to follow this closely.

North Fork Peachtree Creek WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT PLAN – Kimberly Shorter, Principal Engineer of Sustainable Water Planning and Engineering (SWP&E) presented a study and recommendations focused on the North Peachtree Creek basin.  Problems include fecal coliform contamination, stream buffer encroachment, invasive species, trash and detritus, downed trees, urban infrastructure, fences and “armoring”, erosion and sedimentation. Ms. Shorter identified approximately 40 projects and the City of Brookhaven will prioritize and fund their implementation.  Citizens are encouraged to contact Kimberly Shorter with questions or concerns at kim@sustainablewaterplanning.com 404-410-1188 (O) 404-482-7460 (M). Bruce Williams, chair of the PHNA Creekwatch Committee will continue to follow the plan and advocate for projects in Pine Hills.

Peachtree Creek Greenway - Public Meetings

posted Oct 15, 2017, 3:49 PM by Pine Hills

We would like to inform you of two public meetings this week concerning the Peachtree Creek Greenway.  These are open to everyone impacted and are opportunities to have your opinions heard.

Public Meeting #1:  Peachtree Creek Greenway

Give your input to the final design plans for Peachtree Creek Greenway at Brookhaven/PATH's Public Meeting about the "Model Mile" to be built near REI.

Monday, October 16th
7:00 PM

Salvation Army Temple Corps
2090 North Druid Hills Road

Public Meeting #2: North Fork Peachtree Creek WATERSHED IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Learn about project, data collected to date, next steps.  Brief presentation and time for discussion. 

Tuesday, October 17th
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Latin American Association
2750 Buford Highway

To stay informed about what is happening with the Peachtree Creek Greenway, you can add your email address to the distribution list at:  http://www.peachtreecreek.org/

Neighborhood Safety and Security

posted Sep 3, 2017, 2:03 PM by Pine Hills   [ updated Sep 3, 2017, 2:06 PM ]

PHNA has been working since January on a security camera plan to supplement surveillance provided by the license plate readers awaiting installation by the Atlanta Police Foundation and the City of Brookhaven.  PHNA cameras will enhance our neighborhood police patrol and safety education efforts.  Total camera costs vary widely based on estimates from different monitoring companies.  Watch for announcements for a neighborhood meeting where we will present and discuss the plan and its cost; we are aiming for early October.

Meanwhile, if you are not yet members please consider joining our subscription police patrol program (https://sites.google.com/site/mypinehills/security-alerts ). Our local  law enforcement leaders and research on crime confirm that the strongest crime prevention is active presence of police patrols.  All of the money from the subscription service goes to Atlanta and Brookhaven officers conducting the patrol so please consider joining and increasing their presence in our neighborhood.  Education efforts through programs like Neighborhood Watch help community members to increase personal and home safety and to alert residents to problems in the neighborhood.  If your street or section of a larger street is considering a watch program, please let us know and we will help you to organize (mypinehillsnh@gmail.com ).  

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