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Forest Park State of City touts Gillem

Butler: “Get on, get out the way, or get run over” by Robin Kemp In her second State of the City address, Forest Park Mayor Angelyne Butler framed the civic duties of her administration in terms of spiritual warfare. And she issued an apocalyptic warning to her political enemies: get on board or suffer the […]

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Old minutes show URA approved Gillem land sales

June, July unapproved minutes cover city liability insurance, dump purchase, land sales at Gillem by Robin Kemp 5:38 p.m.: ADDS MARTA comment on survey Minutes from the June 24 and July 29 Forest Park Urban Redevelopment Authority meetings are still pending approval as September draws to a close–and those minutes contain a lot of information […]

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City pledges to improve Park at Fort Gillem conditions

Butler: Lockhart “stacked” previous city development boards by Robin Kemp UPDATE 8/7 10:26 AM: ADDS drinking water CCWA background, management company name, comment request; minor edits throughout; CORRECTS lack of public transportation; ADDS appointed boards’ functions Officials with the City of Forest Park told Park at Fort Gillem residents during an August 4 town hall […]

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Forest Park holds 2nd Park at Fort Gillem town hall Aug. 4

by Robin Kemp 5:29 p.m.: UPDATES with correct Zoom address 12:28 p.m.: ADDS visuals 11:54 a.m.: ADDING request for comment on Holland Park testing history from Army Corps of Engineers The City of Forest Park will hold its second town hall meeting with residents of the Park at Fort Gillem Apartments, also known as Holland […]

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Mayor: Sampling “complete” at old Gillem apartments

Results in about 3 weeks by Robin Kemp Testing done by Oasis Consulting at the Park at Fort Gillem Apartments is “complete,” according to Forest Park Mayor Angelyne Butler. In a July 12 e-mail to The Clayton Crescent, Butler said, “The sampling is complete and we are awaiting results.” The Forest Park Urban Redevelopment Agency, […]

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Indoor air testing underway at old Fort Gillem apartments

by Robin Kemp Mayor Angelyne Butler confirms that indoor air testing is underway at the Park at Fort Gillem Apartments. On Wednesday, July 7, sources reported that crews with Oasis Consulting were testing some unoccupied units. Two trucks were on site, allegedly testing for lead and asbestos, as well as testing the air and water. […]

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Forest Park to hold Gillem tenants “town hall” Wed. June 30 at 6 p.m.

by Robin Kemp 12:49 a.m.: ADDS Warnock meeting with Clayton County leaders; minor edits throughout On Wednesday, June 30 at 6 p.m., the City of Forest Park will host what it says will be a “town hall meeting” for residents of former Army housing that is run by a private landlord, on land that belongs […]

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Forest Park to hold Ft. Gillem environmental meeting 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 24

by Robin Kemp Forest Park Mayor Angelyne Butler and Ward 3 Councilman Héctor Gutierrez are scheduled to meet with residents of the Park at Fort Gillem Apartments at 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 24. The city has issued a flyer inviting people from other areas around Fort Gillem, as well. In a face-to-face meeting with […]

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Gillem FTG-01 cleanup questions: An alternative?

by Robin Kemp 10:48 a.m.: ADDS institutional controls vs. engineering control definitions 10:35 a.m.: ADDS link to Superfund Community Involvement Handbook, lede graf summarizing story contents 10:18 a.m.: CLARIFIES “remedial action outcome” definition; ADDS 2014 EPA testing/mitigation/cleanup order to Army 2:11 a.m. March 24: Adds video interview The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving […]

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