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FY 2017 Budget Presentation

For the Week of October 31, 2016   altView All

Cobb County Water System staff is committed to delivering you water that meets or exceeds federal and state quality requirements, demonstrated by the 2018 Water Quality Report. This federally-mandated report covers the period of January to December 2017, and provides residents with information about the quality of our drinking water. The water system’s priority is to deliver safe water to your home and business every day. It also makes significant efforts to protect water resources for both existing needs and future generations.

To read the full report, visit cobbcounty.org/waterqualityreport. For more information, or to receive a paper copy of the report, call 770-419-6200.

Registration is available for the Cobb Police Athletic League's free football camp. This non-contact camp is open to boys and girls 8-17 years old and will be held 6:30-8 p.m., June 19-21, at Tramore Park. The camp, led by Cobb County police officers, will enhance participants' skills, speed, agility and endurance. Register now at cobbcounty.org/pal.

The fifth annual Paul Oliver Life Skills Football Camp will also be held on Friday, June 22, at Harrison High School. The bus will leave Tramore Park at 8:15 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. This activity is also free to PAL athletes. Tramore Park is located at 2150 East West Connector, Austell For more information, visit cobbcounty.org/pal or call Alicia Hicks at 770-499-3921.

Cobb residents showed overwhelming support this past winter during the Cobb Police Department's "Giving the Gift of Warmth" coat drive. The Community Affairs Unit is calling everyone to rally for another great cause -- Book Bag-Palooza, which is an effort to gather as many book bags and school supplies as possible. Donations will be distributed to county students in need at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, which is only two months away.
 
Donations can include new book bags, paper, folders, pencils, crayons, glue sticks and markers. Any items that a student, from elementary to high school, would need to start the school year out prepared and ready to learn. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) at any of the Cobb precincts:

  • Precinct 1: 2380 Cobb Parkway NW, Kennesaw
  • Precinct 2: 4700 Austell Road, Austell
  • Precinct 3: 1901 Cumberland Parkway, Atlanta
  • Precinct 4: 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta
  • Precinct 5: 4640 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs
  • Headquarters: 140 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta

If a business or club collects a large amount of school items, one of the Community Affairs' officers will be happy to arrange pick up. For more information, call Sgt. Jeff Tatroe at 770-499-3981.

Chairman Mike Boyce gives a preview of his message about the budget he will deliver in his town halls

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TOWN HALL MEETING DATES:

Monday June 18 7:00 pm
Town Hall Meeting
East Cobb Senior Center - 3332 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta 

Tuesday June 19 7:00 pm
Town Hall Meeting
North Cobb Senior Center - 3900 South Main St., Acworth

Wednesday June 20 7:00 pm 
Town Hall Meeting
Wellness Center Marietta Senior Center (located in Senior Wellness Center) - 1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 100, Marietta

Monday June 25 7:00 pm
Town Hall Meeting
Freeman Poole Senior Center - 4025 South Hurt Road, Smyrna

Wednesday June 27 7:00 pm
Town Hall Meeting
West Cobb Senior Center - 4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs 

Thursday June 28 7:00 pm
Town Hall Meeting
South Cobb Community Center - 620 Lyons Club Dr. Mableton 30126

Monday July 9 7:00 pm
Town Hall Meeting
Sewell Mill Library  - 2051 Lower Roswell Rd. 30068

Tuesday July 10 9:00 am
Public Hearing/Board of Commissioners Meeting - BOC Meeting  Room

Tuesday July 17 6:30 pm
Public Hearing - Board of Commissioners Meeting Room

Wednesday July 25 7:00 pm
Public Hearing/Budget Adoption - Board of Commissioners Meeting Room

While cleaning around the house, we often are unsure how to best dispose of some hazardous household waste. Keep Cobb Beautiful staff is making it easy by hosting a special recycling event 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 23, at Jim Miller Park. Early arrival is recommended. This is free for Cobb County residents, but no commercial vehicles are allowed. Residents are limited to 10 gallons of paint per vehicle.
  
Items accepted include mercury, aerosols, batteries, adhesives, flammables, photo chemicals, lawn care products, fluorescent light bulbs, hobby and artists' supplies, paint and paint-related products, cleaners and swimming pool chemicals. Items not accepted include ammunition, pharmaceuticals, agricultural waste, radioactive materials and biohazardous/biomedical waste. Miller Park is located at 2245 Callaway Road NE, Marietta. For more information, visit keepcobbbeautiful.org or call 770-528-1135.

Cobb County Sheriff's Office staff is offering free gun safety classes at the following locations:

  • Thursday, June 21
    Windy Hill Community Center, 1885 Roswell St., Smyrna
  • Thursday, Sept. 13
    Ron Anderson Community Center, 3820 Macedonia Road, Powder Springs
  • Thursday, Oct. 11
    Boots Ward Recreation Center, 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs

Each class will begin at 6 p.m. and last about two hours. During these classes, you will learn about gun safety and storage, gun types, choosing the right gun for you, gun ownership/transfer laws, use of force, firearm alternatives, Georgia Weapons License and requirements and active shooter situations. There will also be time for questions from class participants.

This is a classroom instruction/familiarization class only with no live fire training. You do not need to register for the class. Each class participant will also receive one free safety gun lock. If you have any questions, please email Glenn.Daniel@cobbcounty.org.

The Summer Movie Series, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will kick off with a free screening of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" on Friday, June 8, at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. Pre-movie festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. and include games, music and arts and crafts. The movie will start at dark. Picnics are encouraged and food options will be available to purchase. Blankets are allowed, but no lawn chairs.
 
Other upcoming movie screenings in the series include "Wonder" on Saturday, June 16, at Sewell Mill Cultural Art Center, "The Greatest Showman" Friday, June 22, at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, "Peter Rabbit" Saturday, July 14, at Seven Spring Water Park and "Coco" Thursday, July 26, at the Art Place Mountain View.

Come tour Sparky's House, enjoy safety games and up-close views of emergency vehicles at Family Fun Safety Days throughout the summer. There will be fun and educational activities for children of all ages. These events will be held at the Cobb County Safety Village 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, Tuesday, June 19, and Tuesday, July 17. The cost is $5 per person, with a $20 per family maximum. Group rates are available for 20 or more people. Please call 770-852-3270 for that information. The Cobb Safety Village is located at 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta.