The Cobb County Board of Commissioners listened to an hour and a half of testimony on Tuesday morning.
After spending about an hour and a half listening to testimony and arguments on Tuesday morning, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners voted to uphold the decisions by the county's License Review Board in two matters. The board voted unanimously to maintain a 30-day suspension levied on the Texaco Food Mart on Cobb Parkway after employee Sujit Kumar PoonMagar sold alcohol to a minor during a compliance check on Sept. 13. Detective Rusty Creamer of the Cobb County Police Department said the minor who purchased the six-pack of beer told PoonMagar she was born on Aug. 20, 1994, her actual birthdate. "He never asked to see an ID," Creamer said. "He never checked an ID. He just asked her birthdate." Although the store's owner, Sultan Ali …
The county is looking for ways to reduce a projected rate increase for the water system.
- Justin Ove
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Cobb County Government is investigating ways to alleviate the projected eight percent increase in water rates that will be passed on to consumers from the Cobb County Water System. Chairman Tim Lee suggested the county look at refinancing the Cobb-Marietta Water Authority's debt. With the current low interest rate, this plan could bring significant savings to the county and its water consumers. As reported in The Marietta Daily Journal, there was a transfer of $20 million from the Water System to the general fund to help balance the budget combined with a rate increase. This shuffling of funds has been decried by several people, including District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell, as a back door tax hike.