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Latest update on District 1 with Commissioner Helen Goreham *March 4, 2013
Barrett Parkway Construction Update *March 4, 2013
Metro Atlanta Ambulance Ribbon Cutting at Safety Village
Cobb Cuts Ribbon on New Senior Wellness Center
Cobb County Airport Opens New Hangers
The Impact of Utility Relocation on Road Projects
Support 4-H during plant sale and attend free horticulture classes
The last day to order for the Cobb County 4-H Plant Sale is Friday, March 7. About two dozen different types and varieties of plants are available, including blackberry, blueberry, ferns, rasberry, figs, forsythia, heucheras, loropetalum, muscadine, azaleas, virburnum and crape myrtles.
The only time to pick up plants is 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. A check or money order must accompany all plant orders. For a copy of the order form and details about the plants available, click here. All sales are final.
The public is also invited to attend two free horticulture classes at the Cobb Water System Training Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. "Growing and Caring for Ornamentals" will be held 6:30-8 p.m., March 3, and "Growing and Caring for Fruit Plants" will be held 6:30-8 p.m., March 5. Registration is required by calling 770-528-4076.
Spread the word: purchases at local business will help support Price Park
The Book-A-Million store in Acworth is donating 10 percent of purchases on March 8 to support Friends of Price Park projects. Just visit the store, located at 3372 Cobb Parkway NW, Acworth, on Saturday, March 8, buy something and say "yes" when the cashier asks if you would like 10 percent of your purchase to help Price Park. Please also help spread the word to your friends and family.
Discover improvements projects near you
What's in it for me? is a new online GIS web map that allows you to get a listing of transportation and parks projects within a five-mile buffer of the point clicked or address. Discover Cobb County transportation and parks projects near you funded through the 2005 SPLOST, 2011 SPLOST and non-SPLOST sources such as Georgia Department of Transportation, Cobb County General Fund and Community Improvement Districts.
Click here for flyer.
Coyote sightings in your community
Some area residents have reported seeing coyote(s) in their neighborhoods. Our Cobb Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs' Natural Resource Unit offers some good advice and prevention tips for homeowners.
What to do when you encounter a coyote
If you have additional concerns, please contact the Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Wildlife Resources Division at (706) 624-1367.
Video shows how to escape your home in case of fire
Cobb Fire and Emergency Services staff wants to ensure all residents are as safe as possible and prepared for emergencies. It recently released a video portraying how to escape a home in case of fire. The video was produced at the Cobb County Safety Village.
I encourage you to watch this with your family and prepare your family emergency plan. The video is available at cobbcounty.org/safetyvillage.
Recycling drop off available in District One
Keep Cobb Beautiful partnered with Advanced Disposal Services to provide free recycle drop off spots for residents to bring their recyclables from home. There are now four sites, located at fire stations in various parts of Cobb. The location for our district is Station 28, 3858 Kemp Ridge Road, Acworth. Items accepted: mixed paper, plastics (1-7), aluminum, steel cans and flattened cardboard. Glass is not accepted.
For more information on KCB, visit cobbcounty.org/kcb.
• Cobb County 2013 Strategic Plan
TV23 video spotlights road improvements on Barrett Parkway
The Cobb County Department of Transportation continues to move ahead with improvements on Barrett Parkway from Burnt Hickory Road to U.S. Highway 41, Cobb Parkway. The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax project, which will widen the road from four lanes to six lanes and add capacity to the road, is expected to be complete in summer 2013. Details concerning lane closures are available in this Cobb County TV23 report here: http://youtu.be/mZFZ2qK0dLM
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