Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Walton High School.
District 2 Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott, whose district includes East Cobb, wants to hear from you. Ott will host a town-hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road. For more information, call 770-528-3316 or visit cobbcounty.org/ott. Next Tuesday, District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell will host a town-hall meeting at 7 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road. In addition to gathering your feedback, county officials will discuss the police K-9 team and Animal Control. For more information, call 770-528-3317 or visit cobbcounty.org/birrell.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Next Wednesday's meeting with constituents begins at 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 2
District 2 Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott will hold his next East Cobb town hall meeting next Wednesday, May 8, at Walton High School. The meeting will take place in the auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. At his town halls, Ott typically updates constituents on developments in Cobb County government and the community and takes questions from the audience. Walton is located at 1590 Bill Murdock Road.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The East Cobb Commissioner got a first-hand experience during exercises this week.
Saturday, April 27
From Cobb County Government: From left, Cobb Public Safety Director Jack Forsythe, 911 Director Ann Flynn and Commissioner Bob Ott took part in firefighter training exercises April 23 at the Public Safety Training Center. The experience included a ladder climb as well as interior smoke and fire simulations. Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services is a team of more than 650 sworn firefighters and 32 civilian employees. The department covers 305 square miles of the unincorporated areas of Cobb as well as three of the six incorporated cities within Cobb: Kennesaw, Acworth and Powder Springs. In 2012, the department responded to more than 48,000 calls.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The District 2 commissioner will meet with constituents tonight at the Smyrna Community Center.
Tuesday, April 16
District 2 Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott will hold a town hall meeting tonight. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle. Ott's district includes Smyrna/Vinings and the East Cobb area below Roswell Road.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The current East Cobb Commissioner has made Thea Powell his full-time assistant.
It may seem like a novelty, and perhaps even a stroke of audacity, but District 2 Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott calls his hiring of a former colleague "a natural fit." That's what Ott told The Marietta Daily Journal, which reported Tuesday (subscription) that the East Cobb Republican had hired former District 3 Commissioner Thea Powell as his full-time assistant. Powell, a Republican who served the Northeast Cobb district now represented by JoAnn Birrell from 1997-2001 and on an interim basis in 2010, succeeds Renee Nichols, a 20-year commission assistant who has retired. The newspaper noted Powell will have to step down as a member of the Development Authority of Cobb County, a post to which she was appointed by Ott. Ott and Powell didn't …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Corridor project guidelines were presented to East Cobb residents Wednesday night.
Nearly two years after the approval of the Johnson Ferry Urban Design Plan, East Cobb residents on Wednesday got a closer look at proposed Road Design guidelines for the project. At an informational meeting attended by around 50 people at the East Cobb Library, Cobb officials provided details for the portion of the Johnson Ferry Road corridor south from Roswell Road to the Chattahoochee River. The provision that drew substantial interest would have business owners incorporate such amenities as street lights, widened sidewalks, trees, green buffers and other improvements into their plans if their property comes up for redevelopment. Existing business owners who do not go through the rezoning process will not affected. "A guideline is a …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Check out the latest updates on road constructions, delays and detours around Cobb County.
Here are the latest updates on road work being done around Cobb County, according to Commissioners Bob Ott, Helen Goreham, JoAnn Birrell and Lisa Cupid. Davidson Road to Willow Point Pkwy Willow Point Pkwy to Timber Ridge Road Karls Gate Drive to Lake Fjord Pass GDOT I-285 Top-End Resurfacing Project Expect delays as Georgia DOT continues working on a $56 million resurfacing project on I-285. Crews will resurface 10 miles of I-285 between Paces Ferry Road in Cobb County and Ashford Dunwoody Road in DeKalb County. Most work will take place nights and weekends. The project is scheduled to complete in August 2013. Click here for more information. Detour Scheduled for Multi-use Trail From Monday, Feb. 18, to Monday, March 11, parts of the …
The upcoming Sope Creek Bridge replacement on Paper Mill Road will be detailed on Tuesday.
Monday, February 18
Both East Cobb-area Cobb commissioners and a local school board member will be holding town hall meetings in the coming week. District 2 commissioner Bob Ott and Post 6 Cobb Board of Education member Scott Sweeney will hold a joint town hall meeting Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. at Sope Creek Elementary Schoool. Among the topics are the March 19 Cobb Education SPLOST referendum and the replacement of the Sope Creek bridge on Paper Mill Road that will affect East Cobb traffic this summer. Sweeney's SPLOST advocacy was in the news earlier this week. State law mandates that public officials cannot lobby for or against a referendum in public facilities, including schools, or use taxpayer resources to do so. The Marietta Daily Journal recently …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
East Cobb's commissioner and school board member will have a joint appearance Feb. 19 at Sope Creek Elementary School.
Saturday, February 2
East Cobb citizens will be updated on county government and education developments at a Feb. 19 town hall meeting at Sope Creek Elementary School. District 2 Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott and Post 6 Cobb Board of Education member Scott Sweeney will meet with constituents and answer questions. The town hall begins at 7 p.m. The school is located at 3320 Paper Mill Road. Among the topics are Paper Mill Road improvements, the Sope Creek bridge replacement and the March 19 Cobb School SPLOST IV sales tax referendum.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Robert's Fruit Stand is slated to make way for traffic improvements in the Lower Roswell-Johnson Ferry corridor.
"Come in the house!" Robert Cornely greets each customer the same way with his gentle, inviting drawl, letting them peruse an assortment of fresh produce and Mason jars of relish, pickles, jams and preserves. As they reach the counter, he tempts them with samples of baked goods made by his wife and business partner, Cindy Cornely. When Robert Cornely helps a customer to her car, carrying a cardboard tray of fruits for her, she's noticeably impressed. "Service with a smile," she says. "You don't get that very often." Since the mid-1980s, the Cornelys have operated Robert's Fruit Stand at the northeast corner of Lower Roswell Road and Woodlawn Drive, and have made it part of their business to offer an extra touch and a relaxed slice of life …