Register now for the "How to do Business with Cobb" seminar scheduled for 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20. Participants will learn how to become a vendor with Cobb County Government and Cobb County Schools and about business opportunities.
There will also be the opportunity to network with other business owners and government personnel who make purchasing decisions.
Major road construction will begin along the Windy Hill corridor later this year. Motorists may wish to consider alternative routes during heavy construction periods.
High crash rates and heavy congestion are the focus of the 2.5-year, $34.5 million dollar multi-project which will include widening roads, adding medians and providing enhanced pedestrian facilities. The main area of construction will take place from the Windy Hill Road and Cobb Parkway intersection to Powers Ferry Road.
In late 2015, the intersection of Windy Hill Road and U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway will undergo safety improvements and a diverging diamond interchange will be added over the Interstate 75 bridge overpass.
Projects are expected to be complete by spring 2017. Updates and information about upcoming Windy Hill Road projects will be provided at www.cobbdot.org.
A ground breaking ceremony for the project will be held Monday, Oct. 20. More details will be posted on the Web site.
Cobb County's fiscal year 2015 proposed budget, and the budget presentation that was recently presented to the Board of Commissioners, are available to the public for review. Both documents are available on the county's home page cobbcounty.org.
The second public hearing for the FY 2015 budget will be held 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26. The budget will be voted on by the Board of Commissioners at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26. All meetings will be held in the BOC Room on the second floor of 100 Cherokee St., Marietta.
Please click here for a copy of the budget presentation.
Please click here for a copy for the FY 2015 proposed budget.
Through a joint initiative, the city of Kennesaw and the Town Center Area Community Improvement District staff are seeking public input to develop a shared vision for the future growth of the area. The Livable Center Initiative study will provide market-based guidance for future growth of Kennesaw and Town Center to create vibrant, walkable, mixed-use centers that address this growing community's needs.
The public is invited to two opportunities to get involved, learn more about the process and share their ideas and concerns:
• City of Kennesaw's Community Open House
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23
Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival
Adams Park, 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw
• Town Center Area CID's Community Workshop
4-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28
O'Charley's Restaurant, 705 Townpark Lane, Kennesaw
The Livable Centers Initiative is a program of the Atlanta Regional Commission that awards grants on a competitive basis to local governments and nonprofit organizations for the enhancement of existing areas consistent with regional development policies. The program also provides transportation infrastructure funding for projects identified in the LCI plan.
Public input is vital to the process. To complete a quick online survey about the project, click here. For more information, visit the project's Web site by clicking here.
The beginning of the new school year is an excellent time for Cobb students and parents to make certain everyone has a Cobb County Public Library System library card.
We encourage students and parents to make sure library cards are up to date. Library cards for Cobb County residents are valid for two years.
Visit any Cobb library location to get a library card -- it is easy and only takes a few minutes. Parents and guardians should visit the library with their children, bring proof of residency and photo identification and fill out a short form.
While you're there, learn how libraries can be part of students' educational and entertainment plans during the busy school year. For more information, please visit cobbcat.org.