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Meals on Wheels program helps seniors in our community

Statistics show that one in six seniors struggle with hunger. Do you know someone who needs help? The Meals on Wheels program strives to promote better health for older adults in Cobb by providing nutritious meals. The program helps keep seniors independent in their homes. Studies show that 84 percent of seniors say it helps them eat better, 92 percent say it helps enable them to remain living at home and 87 percent say it makes them feel more safe and secure.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a Cobb County resident
  • Must be 60 years old or older
  • Must be unable to prepare a balanced meal because of physical, mental or emotional limitations
  • Must complete an assessment by calling 770-528-5364
  • Cost of program determined on a sliding scale fee

If you are interested in helping positively-impact the lives of our seniors by being a Meals on Wheels volunteer, call 770-528-5381. For more information on the program, call 770-528-5364.

Help plan trails and greenways throughout the county

Cobb County is starting an exciting effort to develop a roadmap guiding the expansion of greenways and trails throughout the county. The plan will identify priority corridors for new greenways and trails and provide recommendations for building upon and improving the existing network to make them more accessible to everyone. As part of the process, staff will be reaching out to community members across the county to learn more about your priorities for trails in the future. If you are interested in becoming involved in the process, contact Eric Meyer at Eric.Meyer@cobbcounty.org.

This plan will be updated, with the kickoff in the spring. This planning process will be coordinated with PARKS master planning effort.

Cobb's flood maps have been updated

New flood hazard maps for Cobb County are ready for public review. The preliminary maps are the result of a multi-year project to develop accurate and detailed digital flood maps for the Etowah Watershed based on data from the latest mapping and modeling technologies. The new maps reflect current flooding risks, replacing maps that are based on dated studies.Revisions to these maps include residents and business owners in areas of unincorporated Cobb, Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta and Smyrna.  
    
Residents and business owners should be aware of how the maps changed and how the changes may affect new construction and rebuilding decisions, as well as requirements for flood insurance. The maps are available at www.GeorgiaDFIRM.com.

Traffic Management Plan for SunTrust Park

The Cobb County Police Department, in collaboration with the Cobb County Department of Transportation and other partners, has developed this traffic management plan (TMP) for events at SunTrust Park, with the following guiding principles:

Cobb CDBG to Host Grant Application Workshop

Cobb Community Development Block Grant Program staff will accept program year 2018 applications through April 7 for the Community Development Block Grant, Community Services Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership and Emergency Solutions Grant programs. The last informational workshop will be held:

2 p.m., Thursday, March 30
Switzer Central Library, 266 Roswell St., Marietta

For more information, visit cobbcounty.org/cdbg or call 770-528-1455.