The Mt. Paran-Northside Citizen Association is open to all those residents living in the neighborhood. The very important and nominal annual dues pay for and provide access to the neighborhood's private security patrol team operated by off duty Atlanta police officers. These amazing police officers conduct out-of-town house checks daily, patrol our streets in a REAL APD police car paid for and donated by a group of MPNCA members. , and save many people false alarm fees. The hours devoted to security patrol are directly related to the dues collected...the more members we have the more hours of security we receive! This is one reason why your membership is so very important.
All members have access to an online directory and can become part of a private MPNCA Members group within Nextdoor where important updates and information is posted. The association also hosts an annual neighborhood social held in a neighbor's private home or neighborhood venue.
For those residents renewing your membership please login to your online account on this website to pay your annual dues online. For first time members who cannot access their online account or if you are new to the neighborhood please email me at membership@mtparannorthside with all of your contact information (name, email address, home address, phone number, cell phone number). Once I receive your information, I can then put you into the system and you will be able to pay online and start receiving our emails.
Alternatively, you may also send a check to:
Mt Paran Northside Citizens Association
PO Box 724153
Atlanta, GA 31139
Your annual dues are $250.00. There is a small fee for paying online through PayPal (which you do not have to actually sign-up for to pay). It is most important that you include an email address. This is how the Association keeps you updated and informed.
Safety, traffic, beautification and government affairs have kept the Mt-Paran-Northside Citizens Association busy for three decades as our area continues to grow. It is essential that we grow our membership base to include all homes, allowing us to expand our security patrol and better respond to our community's needs.
Let 2018 be the year of 24/7 security. It is possible with your help!
Thank you in advance for all your support!
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
Alicia, MPNCA, Security Chair
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Sally Riker, our MPNCA Traffic Chair, has reported that I-85 will reopen by Monday! We are very grateful for the speedy repairs.
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.
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Taryn Chilivis Bowman, MPNCA President
Please consider joining this great endeavor that one of our neighbors and past MPNCA President, John Gordon is spearheading!
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The Mt. Paran~Northside Citizens Association is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization.