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App makes submitting DOT work requests quick and easy
A new smart phone and Web based tool, YourGOV, allows residents to submit non-emergency service requests directly to the Department of Transportation work management system. By accessing the YourGOV Web site or using the smart device app, residents can photograph a problem and request that work be completed at a specified location.
YourGOV service requests relate to roadway issues like potholes, traffic signals, debris, signs, storm drains and sidewalks. People are able to track the progress of their requests and receive automatic updates throughout the lifecycle of the requests. YourGOV is for reporting non-emergency issues only. If immediate police or fire department response is needed, please call 911.
For more information, visit here.
Library hours expanded to better serve residents
To best serve Cobb residents and meet the needs for access to libraries and services, public libraries are expanding and adjusting hours of operation at all branches. Larger facilities, including South Cobb Regional Library, will be open 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays through Wednesdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays.
Medium sized libraries, including Powder Springs and Stratton, will be open 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Mondays through Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays and 1-6 p.m., Saturdays.
Smaller libraries will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Mondays through Wednesdays, closed Thursday and Friday and open 1-6 p.m. Saturdays. Sweetwater Valley Library will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Mondays through Wednesdays and 1-6 p.m. on Thursdays.
A summary of new hours for all library branches is available at cobbcat.org.
Atlanta Braves in Cobb
There are several resources are now available to better understand this proposal with the Atlanta Braves.
The Atlanta Braves have a Web site, www.Homeofthebraves.com, with additional information. You can also find links on www.cobbcounty.org. or click here
Parents as Teachers program helps prepare children for school
Families with children up to five years old are invited to join Parents as Teachers, a program of Communities in Schools Marietta/Cobb County. This program gives parents the support and information needed to raise happy, healthy and successful children. There is no travel required because parent educators come to the home. Monthly or bi-monthly visits are done during the day, depending on the parents' schedules.
Cobb Senior Services offers many great programs for older adults
Cobb Senior Services is recognized as one of the leading county-based senior agencies in Georgia. It provides an array of services to improve the quality of life our senior citizens. The primary goal is to assist clients in their efforts to remain independent through affordable transportation, nutrition, education, socialization and in home services. Many classes and activities are held at the various facilities, including nutrition seminars, fun field trips, drivers safety classes, blood pressure screenings, cooking classes and dances. For more information on these and other activities, visit cobbseniors.org or call 770-528-5355.
Coyote sightings in your community
Some area residents have reported seeing coyote(s) in their neighborhoods. Our Cobb Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs' Natural Resource Unit offers some good advice and prevention tips for homeowners.
What to do when you encounter a coyote
If you have additional concerns, please contact the Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Wildlife Resources Division at (706) 624-1367.
Video shows progress of major project in south Cobb
The county is the final stages of completing a 5.5 mile tunnel that will meet future water treatment needs. South Cobb Tunnel is the largest capital improvement project in Cobb Water System's history.
Construction started in July 2008 and is on track to be completed this summer, which is a year ahead of schedule. TV23 staff recently took a tour of the tunnel, and a video, available at http://youtu.be/aovFJAaqTaU, gives an update on this major project.
• Cobb County 2013 Strategic Plan
Cobb County has been working on developing a strategic plan. I would appreciate your thoughts and input on this draft document as we work to develop a framework for Cobb's future.
Austell Community Taskforce
First Monday of each month
Austell Community Taskforce Partnership
First Thursday of each month
Mableton Improvement Coalition
Third Thursday of each month
Powder Springs Taskforce
Fourth Monday of each month
Appointments to volunteer county boards, committees and authority
I am pleased to announce my appointments to various volunteer boards, committees and authorities. I thank these individuals for investing their time and effort to enrich and improve our district through community service.
·Antwyn Brown, One Percent SPLOST Citizen's Oversight Committee, Post 9
·Steve Williams, One Percent SPLOST Citizen's Oversight Committee, Post 8
·Stuart Winston Wells, Jr. Plumbing Advisory Board, Post 4 (reappointment)
·Lance Charles Lamberton, One Percent SPLOST Citizen's Oversight Committee, Post 7
·Flora Tommie, Transit Board, Post 9
·Michael M. Murphy, Public Library Board, Post 2
·Marta G. Stewart, Home Builders Advisory Board, Post 5
·James E. Darden, Sr., Transit Board, Post 7 (reappointment)
·Howard T. Morrow, Animal Control, Post 6
·Trisa Long Paschal, Keep Cobb Beautiful, Post 10
·Anthony T. Le, Public Library Board (starting January 2015)
·Lawrence King, Transit System Advisory Board, Post 11 (reappointment)
·Elliott Hennington, Recreation Board – Post 9
·Pearle Roberts, Neighborhood Safety Commission, Post 14 (reappointment)
·Galt Merlin Porter, Planning Commission, Post 1
·Carolyn Turner, Board of Tax Assessors, Post 3
·Heather Thayer Culligan, Historic Preservation Commission, Post 5
·Angela Ellsberry, Keep Cobb Beautiful, Post 12
·Derrick Crump, Keep Cobb Beautiful, Post 11 (reappointment)
·Brunessa Drayton, Community Relations Council, Post 10
·Thomas Eugene Creely, Community Relations Council, Post 11
·Dyann Wilkerson, Community Relations Council, Post 12
·Mike Jones, Cemetery Preservation Commission – Post 5 (reappointment)
·Arlene Williams, Neighborhood Safety Commission – Post 13
·Blake Kenya, Development Authority
·Dale Kaetzel, South Cobb Redevelopment Authority*
*Dale Kaetzel is the new president of Six Flags Park. He assumed the term of the prior board member, Melinda Ashcraft who was the president of Six Flags park and resigned from the Authority upon her retirement. Terms of other positions on the South Cobb Redevelopment Authority have yet to expire.
The positions below are still open:
Board of Adjustment and Appeals (Must be a commercial builder)
Electrical Advisory Board (Must hold current Class II State Electrical License)
Heating and Air Conditioning Advisory Board (Must hold current Class II State Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning License)
The positions below are not yet filled since current board member terms have yet to expire:
Board of Zoning Appeals (current board member term expires December 2013)
South Cobb Redevelopment Authority (2 current board member terms do not expire until 2015 and 2016)
(Applications for positions are still being accepted for positions)
Interested in volunteering?
Commissioner Cupid is looking for volunteers to assist within the office and on special projects around the district. If you are interested in volunteering, please download and fill out the volunteer packet by clicking here. Please let us know when you have submitted a completed packet so we can arrange a time for your to come in and complete the process with the Human Resources Department.