Week of Nov. 23-29
Newsletter contents (click on links):
Town hall will discuss proposed Braves deal
In order to keep our residents fully informed on the proposed Braves deal, I will host a town hall meeting 7-8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25, at South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Drive SW, Mableton.
Several resources are available to better understand this proposal with the Atlanta Braves, including:
• summary of the major deal points
• infographic of financing
Cobb Department of Transportation staff created a map that shows all the access points to the proposed stadium site. Also recently added is an information sheet that outlines all planned transportation projects in the area around the proposed site. These documents and more can be found at cobbcounty.org.
The Atlanta Braves have a Web site, www.Homeofthebraves.com, with additional information.
Weekend event offers opportunity to recycle household items
Keep Cobb Beautiful staff will celebrate Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day with a Community Recycling Center on Saturday, Nov. 23. Activities will include electronics recycling, secure document shredding, battery recycling, textile collection and latex paint recycling.
Most activities are free, but there is a $10 recycling fee, cash only, for televisions. There is also a $2 fee per gallon of latex paint, to offset disposal costs. Visit one of two locations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
- Terrell Mill Park, 480 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta
- Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton
For more detailed information, including what will be accepted, click here.
Learn how transportation and park projects will improve quality of life
Cobb County staff has launched a new online tool, "What's In It for Me," that allows people to click on a map or search by address to view a list of transportation and parks projects within a five mile radius. Search for projects near where you live, work and play on any device — desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Cobb projects funded through the 2005 Special Local Option Sales Tax, 2011 SPLOST and non-SPLOST sources, such as Georgia Department of Transportation, Cobb County General Fund and Community Improvement Districts, are listed. Viewing projects from different programs allows people to holistically see more than 430 transportation and parks projects funded throughout Cobb and its six cities.
To use the tool, click here or visit cobbdot.org.
Free workshop will discuss new healthcare law
Residents who want to know more about the Affordable Care Act may attend another free workshop covering details of the new law. The workshop will be held 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Cobb Cooperative Extension Office on the second floor of 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta.
A health navigator will give the presentation. There will be one-on-one sessions, by appointment, for those ready to buy healthcare. There will also be a small group session from 4:30 to 6 p.m., limited to eight people. Registration and appointments are required. Space is limited. Register by calling 770-528-4070.
Enjoy hunting for candy canes at fun family event
Cobb County PARKS staff will host the Candy Cane Hunt 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 7, at Mable House. Families will enjoy decorating cookies, roasting marshmallows, working with ginger bread houses and hunting for 10,000 candy canes. This free event will also include a photo with Santa and is sponsored by the South Cobb Business Association and the Kermit C. Sanders Lodge 13 Fraternal Order.
Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. For more information, call 770-528-8885.
Schedule audition for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration
Those interested in being entertainment for the 28th annual tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will have opportunities to audition. Auditions will be held:
- 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2
- 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4
- 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11
Entertain can include dance interpretations, dramatic readings and musical performances. Auditions will be held at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in the Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. Those interested must RSVP for audition slots by calling 770-425-5757. The celebration will be held Monday, Jan. 20. The event is sponsored by the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP and Cobb County Government.
Registration open for art classes at Mable House
Patrons can now register for winter and spring classes at Mable House Arts Center. There is a large selection of activities for adults, including pottery classes and workshops, jewelry making, photograph and drawing. Performance, theatre, music painting, drawing and pottery classes are available for youth.
Registration is also open for spring break camp at Mable House March 31-April 4. The camp will give students the experience of a week of concentrated art. Each day will be filled with different projects of two and three dimensional multi-media. Register by calling 770-819-3285. For more information, visit mablehouse.org. Mable House Arts Center is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton.
Cupid Around Cobb and Beyond
New contact information to report potholes and other issues
If you need to report a transportation issue such as potholes or maintenance issues in the right-of-way, please contact the Cobb Department of Transportation Work Order Desk at 770-528-3666.
To request sidewalks, please contact Jane Stricklin at the Cobb Department of Transportation at Jane.Stricklin@cobbcounty.org or 770-420-6664.
Floyd Road Construction
Clay Road to Hicks Road – Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 22
Expect periodic lane closures 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with one lane remaining open while the contractor continues installing curb and gutter, sidewalk, storm drainage, grading and signal work. Utility companies will be relocating services. EXPECT DELAYS.
Temporary sidewalks are in place to assist pedestrians while old sidewalks are removed and new sidewalks are constructed along the east side of Floyd Road. Additional traffic barrels and directional signage are in place to assist pedestrians needing access to existing bus stops on the west side of Floyd. All existing bus stops will be maintained during construction. Pedestrian paths may be temporarily relocated during short-duration closures as construction continues. When needed, contractors may escort pedestrians through the work zone.
Ewing Road Sidewalk Construction
Clay Road to Eloquent Lane – Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 22
Expect periodic lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with one lane remaining open while the contractor continues clearing and installing storm drainage and water main. Utility companies will be relocating services.
Pisgah Road Sidewalk Construction
South Gordon Road to Wallace Park – Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 22
The contractor will continue clearing and utility company will relocate services.
Luther Ward Road Sidewalk Construction
Brogdon Drive to Haddonfield Drive – Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 22
The contractor will begin placing advance warning signs and construction layout.
Silver Comet Trail
Cobb Department of Transportation maintenance crews will soon begin wooden board deck replacement on the Silver Comet Bridge over the East-West Connector. The actual start time depends on the delivery of specially cut and treated wooden boards.
Pedestrian traffic will be maintained through the construction site during the deck replacement. Warning signs will be clearly posted on each approach to the bridge advising of construction activity. Bikers should expect to stop and dismount when approaching the bridge for their own safety as well as the safety of construction workers. Since traffic is being maintained during the replacement, the work will take about 45 to 60 days, depending on weather.
Upcoming public events and meetings
• District Four town hall meeting. 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25. South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Drive SW, Mableton.
• Board of Commissioners regular meeting. 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26. BOC Room, second floor, 100 Cherokee St., Marietta.