Auction Auction Auction!!!

I’m sure you’re tired of seeing these signs throughout our neighborhood- I know I am… but let’s go see what all the fuss is about. Can you really get a home for 5K at an auction? Let’s find out on 10/25- also you can finance these homes too! BUT come pre-qualified, I would hate for you to lose any money if the financing does not go through at the end… you WILL lose your down payment!

In our neighborhood, the property I see that may be a good find- 551 Lawton St- starting bid 49K

When: Saturday Oct. 25, 2008
Where:  Georgia World Congress Center – Thomas Murphy Ballroom – Level 5 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta GA 30313
Time: Registration Starts Promptly at 8:00 a.m. Auction starts promptly at 9:30 a.m. <!–
All homes Open for inspection –>

AUCTION REMINDER: $2,500 cashier’s check or cash, a personal checkbook and photo ID is required to Bid for this auction.

NPU-T Bylaws Committee Meeting notice!

The NPU-T Bylaws Committee will hold its final bylaws review session for the general body on Monday, September 29th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the West End Public Library on Peeples Street. The review session will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp and can take no longer than two hours because the library closes at 8:00 p.m. and we must vacate the building at that time. We have provided a copy of the most recent draft of the proposed bylaws for your review in advance (see attached). In the interest of time, please come prepared.

This will be the last opportunity for comprehensive discussion and comment on the bylaws before a vote is taken at the next general body meeting in October. At that meeting, discussion will be limited because of the number of other agenda items requiring our attention. I strongly encourage everyone who has expressed interest about the bylaws review process to attend this important meeting on Monday, September 29th.
 
Oni Holley
Chair, NPU-T Bylaws Committee
oaholley@hotmail.com
 

Which station has Gas??

Suggestion to help us all-I saw this on East Atlanta Village usergroup.  

You can post it here or within your neighborhood’s usergroup but post the Station Name/ Station Address-Location/ Date & Time of Gas Purchase/Cost Per Gallon in the Subject line of emails or posts so that we can all stay current on where there is gas around our neighborhood.

For example if you purchase gas at the Exxon Station at the corner of
Oak & Joseph Lowery on Sept 27th at 10:00 AM and paid $4/Gallon the Subject
Line of your email/ post would look like this:

Exxon/Oak& J Lowery /Sept 27th 10:00 AM/$4.00

This way we could easily see where people were finding gas and all other relevant information, without even having to open up the email.

(Thanks Ed Gilgor of EAV, I hope you don’t mind us copying your idea! )

Simple Steps Help Georgians Conserve Fuel:From Gov Perdue

            ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue today asked Georgians to help with fuel conservation in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike by taking practical steps to improve fuel efficiency.  With gasoline prices rising and crude oil supplies in the Gulf of Mexico temporarily disrupted, fuel conservation is a necessary tool to help manage the supply of fuel and reduce the impact of higher fuel costs.    

“Georgians have been through this before with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and we’ll manage the temporary effects of Hurricane Ike through common sense and conservation,” said Governor Sonny Perdue.  “We can all help by reducing unnecessary travel, carpooling and using mass transit, telecommuting, driving a little slower, and fueling only when low on gas.”  

            Some practical fuel efficiency tips for drivers include:

  • Drive sensibly:  Speeding, rapid acceleration (jackrabbit starts), and rapid braking lowers gas mileage. 
  • Choose the right vehicle:  If you own more than one vehicle, drive the one that gets better gas mileage whenever possible.
  • Decrease speed:  Gas mileage decreases rapidly when driving more than 60 miles-per-hour.
  • Avoid idling:  Idling gets zero miles per gallon.  Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas while idling than cars with smaller engines.
  • Inflate your tires:  Keeping tires properly inflated improves gas mileage.

 Commute alternatives are also a useful way to conserve fuel, including telework, carpool and transit options, and flexible work schedules.  More information is available about commute alternatives at www.CleanAirCampaign.com.

Fuel efficiency tips are provided by the Drive Smarter Challenge.  The Drive Smarter Challenge (www.DriveSmarterChallenge.org) is a partnership between the Alliance to Save Energy and the National Association of State Energy Officials.

Contact: Office of Communications                404-651-7774        , Shane Hix, GEFA                (404) 584-1043