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  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    submitted by MPNCA Member, Brenda Smith


    Seniors reduce property taxes by more than 50% by moving to the following counties/cities in the Metro Area with Senior School Tax Exemptions:

    Carroll:  100% exemption at age 65

    Clayton: 100% exemption at age 65

    Cobb: 100% exemption at age 62

    Douglas: 100% exemption at age 62

    Forsyth: 100% exemption at age 65

    Hall: 100% exemption at age 70

    Henry: 100% exemption at age 70

    Paulding: 100% exemption at age 70

    Walton: 100% exemption at age 65

    DeKalb: 100% exemption at age 70 

    (w/income cap of $82k w/o retirement inc. + assessment freeze)

    City of Decatur: 100% exemption at age 65

    In the last census report, growth in the age 65+ population was 125% for Forsyth, 31% for Georgia, and a low 2% senior growth for Atlanta.  Seniors are actively fleeing Atlanta.  Vinings is flourishing as the “shining tax haven on the hill.” 

    Atlanta could retain and recapture many senior residents by passing a school tax exemption.  A consequence of senior flight is an increased burden on younger residents to pay growing infrastructure bills.  Seniors residents with school tax exemptions would continue to pay city and county property taxes. 

    Seniors mean money.  Surrounding counties understand the economic value of seniors.  Two seniors equal one job.  Each senior generates $59,517 annually in direct and re-spending.  Thus, 1,000 seniors would increase the Atlanta City GDP by $59 million annually and add 500 jobs.  Estimates comparing surrounding metro counties that have senior school tax exemptions indicate Atlanta is losing $32.6 million in tax revenues and fees by not having a senior school tax exemption.  

    Many Atlanta politicians refuse to address this issue for fear of retaliation from APS.  Atlanta’s present building boom is increasing revenue collection dramatically.  In response, Atlanta City adjusts the millage down.  APS does not adjust.  

    Atlanta seniors can forget aging in place with family and caring for grandchildren. 

    Atlanta is not competitive.  In fact, Atlanta is Senior Unfriendly and losing. 

    Atlanta’s tax policies equal, “Push Grandma over the Chattahoochee.”

    For more information, contact BrendaDavisSmith@gmail.com 


  • Monday, June 12, 2017 3:08 PM | Anonymous member

     

    • 1.       Between June 2nd through 4th, a cement mixer was stolen from the 4100 block of Conway Valley Road.
    • 2.      Please remember to call 911 first if you see any suspicious activities or to report a crime.  You are the police’s eyes and ears.   Then, call the Mt. Paran Security Patrol line at 404-538-8946. 
    • 3.     If you are going out of town, then please text 404-538-8946 or email security@MtParanNorthside.com with your house check details.  When requesting a house check, please leave your gate code, dates you will be leaving and returning, cell number, anyone that will be visiting the home while you are gone, whether mail is stopped or needs to be collected, etc. in the email or text to security.    
    • 4.      Please be mindful of locking your doors and not leaving valuables in your car.  Furthermore, please remember to set your house alarms even if you are only going to be gone for a short time.  
    • 5.      Just a friendly reminder that it is not uncommon to see an increase in crime during summer months.  This is not to alarm you.  It is to remind you to please use our out of town service while you are gone, make sure to hold your mail and packages or have your neighbor collect those items for you, and set your house alarm regardless the amount of time you will be gone. 
    • 6.    A special Thank You to Major Shaw of Atlanta Police Department, Zone 2, and Captain Rose of the Sandy Springs Police Department for additional patrols in our neighborhood during the I-85 bridge collapse.  Even though they were overwhelmed with traffic demands, they graciously honored our request for additional patrols due to the safety concerns our members had about the additional traffic in our neighborhood.  Thank You!!

    Warmest Regards,

    Alicia, MPNCA, Security Chair

    For more MPNCA news click here
  • Sunday, June 04, 2017 5:42 PM | Anonymous member
    • 1.       On or about May 15th, a gas line was hooked up to the wrong side of the resident’s gas meter on the 800 block of Davis Drive.
    • 2.      On or about May 20th, a Burglary occurred on the 900 block of Buckingham Circle.  Nothing was taken.  The home is and has been on the market for sale.
    • 3.      On or about May 26th, a theft of lawn equipment occurred on the 1500 block of Cave Road.
    • 4.      On or about June 1st, a mailbox was damaged on the block of 1000 W. Conway Drive.
    • 5.      Alarms
    • Please note our security patrol is not on duty 24/7, and we do not want to discourage you from calling 911.
    • Furthermore, false alarms are a bit tricky in how they are coded with 911 so although security does not want you to incur a false alarm fee, there is not a clear process for them to follow to help prevent it completely.
    • Here is an option for our members with alarms and contact information:
    • 1.  Give the alarm company the Patrol phone number and have them call it after attempting to get in touch with you. 
    •     a.  If you do not answer and Patrol is not on duty (patrol doesn't answer) have them call 911. 
    •     b.  If the alarm company calls and you answer, then tell them to call 911.
    •     c.  Then, you Call Patrol phone after that if we are on duty we will handle it.
    •     d.  Then, You Call the alarm company back and cancel alarm. 
    • This is why it is so important for us to have all of your contact numbers.  Please don't provide a house phone when you going to be out of town or not home.  If we hear the alarm over the radio, then we can call you on our way so you can call alarm company and cancel it so you do not get charged. 

         Drew Bahry
    • 6.      Please remember to check your mail daily and be alert.  If you suspect mail theft or fraud, then please contact the U.S. Postal Service.

    https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/mailtheft/ReportMailTheft.aspx

    • 7.      Please remember to call 911 first if you see any suspicious activities or to report a crime.  You are the police’s eyes and ears.   Then, call the Mt. Paran Security Patrol line at 404-538-8946. 
    • 8.     If you are going out of town, then please text 404-538-8946 or email security@MtParanNorthside.com with your house check details.  Please do not use the .org email anymore.  DO NOT call the security line for house check details unless you do not have the capabilities to text or email.  When requesting a house check, please leave your gate code and cell number in the email or text to security.    
    • 9.      Please be mindful of locking your doors and not leaving valuables in your car.  Furthermore, please remember to set your house alarms even if you are only going to be gone for a short time.  
    • 10.  Just a friendly reminder that it is not uncommon to see an increase in crime during summer months.  This is not to alarm you.  It is to remind you to please use our out of town service while you are gone, make sure to hold your mail and packages or have your neighbor collect those items for you, and set your house alarm regardless the amount of time you will be gone. 

     

    Warmest Regards,

    Alicia, MPNCA, Security Chair

    For more MPNCA news click here

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:57 PM | Anonymous member

     

    • 1.       No reported crime in our neighborhood this week!  Woo-hoo!
    • 2.      Alarms
    • Please note our security patrol is not on duty 24/7, and we do not want to discourage you from calling 911.
    • Furthermore, false alarms are a bit tricky in how they are coded with 911 so although security does not want you to incur a false alarm fee, there is not a clear process for them to follow to help prevent it completely.
    • Here is an option for our members with alarms and contact information:
    • 1.  Give the alarm company the Patrol phone number and have them call it after attempting to get in touch with you. 
    •     a.  If you do not answer and Patrol is not on duty (patrol doesn't answer) have them call 911. 
    •     b.  If the alarm company calls and you answer, then tell them to call 911.
    •     c.  Then, you Call Patrol phone after that if we are on duty we will handle it.
    •     d.  Then, You Call the alarm company back and cancel alarm. 
    • This is why it is so important for us to have all of your contact numbers.  Please don't provide a house phone when you going to be out of town or not home.  If we hear the alarm over the radio, then we can call you on our way so you can call alarm company and cancel it so you do not get charged. 
      Drew Bahry
    • 3.      Please remember to check your mail daily and be alert.  If you suspect mail theft or fraud, then please contact the U.S. Postal Service.

    https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/mailtheft/ReportMailTheft.aspx

    • 4.      Please remember to call 911 first if you see any suspicious activities or to report a crime.  You are the police’s eyes and ears.   Then, call the Mt. Paran Security Patrol line at 404-538-8946. 
    • 5.      If you are going out of town, then please text 404-538-8946 or email security@MtParanNorthside.com with your house check details.  Please do not use the .org email anymore.  DO NOT call the security line for house check details unless you do not have the capabilities to text or email.  When requesting a house check, please leave your gate code and cell number in the email or text to security.    
    • 6.      Please be mindful of locking your doors and not leaving valuables in your car.  Furthermore, please remember to set your house alarms even if you are only going to be gone for a short time.  
    • 7.      Happy Memorial Day weekend to you all.  I will not be sending out a report on May 28th.  I will report again on June 4th.
    • 8.     Just a friendly reminder that it is not uncommon to see an increase in crime during summer months.  This is not to alarm you.  It is to remind you to please use our out of town service while you are gone, make sure to hold your mail and packages or have your neighbor collect those items for you, and set your alarms regardless the amount of time you will be gone. 

     

    Warmest Regards,

    Alicia, MPNCA, Security Chair

    For more MPNCA news click here

     

  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 2:41 PM | Anonymous member
    • 1.       No reported crime in our neighborhood this week!  Woo-hoo!
    • 2.      Alarms
    • Please note our security patrol is not on duty 24/7, and we do not want to discourage you from calling 911.
    • Furthermore, false alarms are a bit tricky in how they are coded with 911 so although security does not want you to incur a false alarm fee, there is not a clear process for them to follow to help prevent it completely.
    • Here is an option for our members with alarms and contact information:
    • 1.  Give the alarm company the Patrol phone number and have them call it after attempting to get in touch with you. 
    •     a.  If you do not answer and Patrol is not on duty (patrol doesn't answer) have them call 911. 
    •     b.  If the alarm company calls and you answer, then tell them to call 911.
    •     c.  Then, you Call Patrol phone after that if we are on duty we will handle it.
    •     d.  Then, You Call the alarm company back and cancel alarm. 
    • This is why it is so important for us to have all of your contact numbers.  Please don't provide a house phone when you going to be out of town or not home.  If we hear the alarm over the radio, then we can call you on our way so you can call alarm company and cancel it so you do not get charged. 
     
    Drew Bahry

     

    • 3.      Please remember to check your mail daily and be alert.  If you suspect mail theft or fraud, then please contact the U.S. Postal Service.

    https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/mailtheft/ReportMailTheft.aspx

    • 4.      Please remember to call 911 first if you see any suspicious activities or to report a crime.  You are the police’s eyes and ears.   Then, call the Mt. Paran Security Patrol line at 404-538-8946. 
    • 5.      If you are going out of town, then please text 404-538-8946 or email security@MtParanNorthside.com with your house check details.  Please do not use the .org email anymore.  DO NOT call the security line for house check details unless you do not have the capabilities to text or email.  When requesting a house check, please leave your gate code and cell number in the email or text to security.    
    • 6.      Please be mindful of locking your doors and not leaving valuables in your car.  Furthermore, please remember to set your house alarms even if you are only going to be gone for a short time.  
    • 7.      Happy Mother’s Day to all!

     

    Warmest Regards,

    Alicia, MPNCA, Security Chair

    For more MPNCA news click here. 

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    Sally Riker, our MPNCA Traffic Chair, has reported that I-85 will reopen by Monday!  We are very grateful for the speedy repairs.

  • Monday, April 24, 2017 11:07 AM | Anonymous
    Show your neighborhood unity and get an official MPNCA Car Magnet while you still can.  For the members who order a magnet now, you will get an updated "year" sticker every year with your membership renewal.  Don't forget to order multiples for all of your cars!


    NEW MPNCA Car Magnet Only $5!

    Pre-order your official MPNCA car magnet today! All proceeds will go toward extra security hours for our neighborhood. Once you have your magnet, the yearly sticker to replace the "17" will be automatically sent to you through the mail upon membership renewal.


    Order now at 

    www.paypal.me/MPNCA/5





    Thanks,

    Taryn Chilivis Bowman, MPNCA President


  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    Please consider joining this great endeavor that one of our neighbors and past MPNCA President, John Gordon is spearheading!

    Please click image for more details:




  • Monday, January 23, 2017 11:41 AM | Anonymous


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Mt. Paran~Northside Citizens Association
P.O. Box 724153
Atlanta, GA 31139

tech@mtparannorthside.com

(404) 848-9898


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