At the hearing this morning, both April cases before the Cobb County Planning Commission were postponed until May 1st. Punky Pooh, LLC (Z-3) is an application for townhouses next to the fire station on Mableton Parkway. The MIC Zoning Committee is hoping for more details on this project, so that we can better understand its impact on Glore Circle and how the buildings might best be placed on the property. Aziz Farista (Z-11) has applied for commercial zoning for the Old Bankhead Clinic at 1021 Veterans Memorial Highway SE. This property was mistakenly designated as residential years ago when the county adopted its zoning code. MIC has asked for additional conditions on any approval, in order improve the appearance of the property and to avoid certain uses, such as liquor stores, used tire sales, etc. For more information about these cases and other MIC Zoning Committee work, email us.
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The HOA Network (HOAN) Board held its first community forum for HOA-governed and non-governed communities on March 1. It was a great start, with a standing room only crowd. Board members from 19 HOAs and several non-HOAs represented their neighborhoods to hear best practices on community safety. Special thanks to Major Stuart VanHoozer, Cobb County Precinct 2 Commander; and Louis Defense, Smyrna’s Public Information Officer, accompanying officers; and Flock Safety Systems, who gave outstanding presentations on what HOA’s can do to better monitor and protect their neighborhoods. Currently, we are working on building out the HOAN infrastructure, including website page and gathering resource information for you. Stay tuned for more to come soon! Questions? Email Ray Thomas.
Following its Election Year tradition, MIC announced the 2018 Candidates Forum to be held May 3rd at 7pm at the South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton. Candidates running in the May 22 primary for the state legislature, school board and countywide offices representing Mableton will be invited to meet the public and answer their questions. Mark your calendars now and be sure to attend. Are you a candidate? Contact Joel Cope for more information.
The Marietta-Roswell Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a nonpartisan organization, will be at MIC’s Annual Meeting on March 26th to register new voters for the upcoming primary and general elections this year. If you are already registered, but have moved or changed your name, they can help with that too! Be sure to bring your government-issued ID.
Georgia’s Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 22nd. Are you registered to vote? Our ability to select our leaders is the bedrock of our democracy – and YOU need to be a part of it. If you are not registered to vote – or if you have moved since you last voted – now is the time to register.
The election on May 22nd will be to choose the Democratic and Republican candidates for the General Election in November. In Mableton, there are multiple candidates from one party for School Board Post 2 (Susan Thayer is not running for re-election) and several legislative seats, too.
For more information about voter registration and the primary election, visit Cobb County Elections online.