Neighborhood News

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY INITIATIVE

APS has partnered with American Traffic Solutions to address the problem of illegal passing of school buses that are stopped and boarding or disembarking children. All buses are now equipped with a camera that automatically detects a vehicle illegally passing in either direction and captures video and images of the violator's license plate.
 
The violation video and license plate images are reviewed by law enforcement for approval prior to a citation being issued through the court system.
 
There is a $300 fine for the first violation, a $750 fine for a second violation and a $1,000 fine for a third violation. 
 
 
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent
Click here to read the blog of the APS Superintendent, Meria Carstarphen.
 
 
Playground Safety at Brandon Primary Center
There was an incident at the Primary Center where a parent was picking up her child after school and was hit in the head by a lacrosse ball.  The woman suffered a serious concussion and the incident could have been much more tragic. Hard sports balls such as lacrosse, baseball, golf, etc. are NOT allowed on the Morris Brandon Campus.
 
 
To view pictures of North Atlanta High School (NAHS) as published by the AJC, click here.
 
 
Our APD Security Service

Security is provided by off-duty Atlanta Police Department (APD) officers headed up by Lt. Jeff Baxter. The APD security service provides:

  • Monday through Friday patrol three hours a day within our neighborhood with additional virtual coverage while patrolling in nearby neighborhoods. All member calls are answered by the officer patrolling with a cell phone.*
  • Members receive the cell phone number for patrolling officers. The cell phone is passed to other officers working surrounding neighborhoods when not patrolling in our neighborhood. Patrol officer will respond to MMCA calls if they are patrolling in another neighborhood.
  • Security checks for out of town member residents along with newspaper, trash can removal, etc.
 
MMCA Security Fund
If you would like to contribute additional funds to security, please donate to the MMCA Security Fund on the Make a Payment website page. All funds raised will be used for increased security patrol within the current membership year. Last year the security fund raised enough to increase patrol from three hours to five hours per day for three months! 

 

Thank You to the Generous Contributors to the MMCA Security Fund

Jack and Michal Hillman

Robin and Ralph King

Ann Koros

Nat and Sara Manning

Matt Nanninga and Ann Joiner

Carolyn and Joe Patterson

Francine and Philip Tague 

 

Welcome to our newest MMCA Members:

Shanna and William Bradley
 
Tom and Maureen Becker
 
Allison Cargal
 
Tirath Celwin
 
Mindy and Charles Elrod
 
Graham and Jenna Kelly
 
Kate and Tom Hart
 
Patrick and McKenzie Lawson
 
Zola Lopeman
 
Rachel Somerstein 
 
Tim and Cynthia McVay
 
Austin and Emily Mills
 
Ned and Kate Morgens
 
Duane and Stacie Rapson
 
Frank Stewart
 
Myrna Antar and Matt Thompson
 
Jay and Meredith Gillespie