On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Marietta resident, Mr. Ruben Sands was sworn in to fill the temporary vacancy in the office of Ward 5 Councilman for the City of Marietta by Judge Nathan Wade.
Beginning Friday, August 5, 2016, CobbWorks will host a free weekly workshop series on resume writing and interviewing techniques that will last throughout the month of August and will be presented by Terence Norman, a veteran human resource professional and the director of HR at Birla Carbon.
The Marietta Youth Football League is pleased to announce that registration is now open through August 9, 2016 for their youth flag football and youth cheerleading programs.
The Marietta Police Department has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Dr. Curtis McClung Motorola Award of Excellence for the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) seminars.
Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society is pleased to announce on Saturday, August 20th at 4:00pm, they will host The Brumby Chair Company Behind-the-Scenes Tour. The tour will be held at The Brumby Chair Company located on 37 West Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060.
On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Governor Nathan Deal appointed, by Executive Order, Marietta resident, Mr. Ruben Sands to fill the temporary vacancy in the office of Ward 5 Councilman for the City of Marietta.
Scholastic is presenting a popup reading festival at the Switzer Library outdoor plaza located at 266 Roswell Street in downtown Marietta on Friday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. The free Scholastic Summer Reading Roadtrip event for families with children will feature authors, games, crafts and costume characters Clifford, Geronimo Stilton and Dewey, the library's mascot.
Marietta City Council will meet for committees and an agenda work session July 27.
The Marietta Police Department Community Response Unit (CRU) has teamed up with the Cobb County Safe Kids Coalition to ensure the safety of our children in the community. The department has received Safety Kits that can be donated to families in need throughout the city. Officers are able to give out the kits to families with newborns, infants and toddlers to provide a safe home for the child to grow up in. The kits contain outlet covers, cabinet locks, devices to determine if water is too hot, band aids, a post card to receive a free gun lock and smoke detector, a safety tips post card, emergency contacts magnet and other safety pamphlets.
The Marietta Square Farmers Market held in the Historic Marietta Square was recently voted by the readers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution as the Best of Atlanta in the farmer's market category.
The City of Marietta Community Development Block Grant Program Office is pleased to announce it will present a series of informational workshops for homeowners interested in learning about our Housing Rehabilitation Assistance Program.
Please check out this helpful information provided by both the Georgia Department of Public Health and Cobb & Douglas Public Health regarding how to best control the mosquito population and reduces your chances of getting the Zika virus.
On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Mayor Steve Tumlin administered the oath of office to Councilman Griffin Chalfant for the Cobb Marietta Water Authority Board.
On Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the City Council meeting, Council reappointed Susan Connor to the Ethics Committee as the Council Appointment for a two-year term, expiring July 10, 2018.
During the July 13, 2016, Council Meeting, the Marietta City Council adopted a millage rate of 3.61, which is less than last year's rate of 4.046 mills.
Streaming video of the July 13 regular meeting of Marietta City Council is available for viewing online.
The public is invited to help keep Marietta beautiful by cleaning the Loop Saturday, July 16th at 9 a.m. Volunteers should meet on the lower level of the parking deck at City Hall, 206 Lawrence Street. Volunteers are encouraged to make sure your group is represented. For more information or weather-related updates, please call 770-794-5606. For more information, please view the flyer.
The Marietta Police Department is taking a leap forward in preparing for the upcoming school year. With the first day of school quickly approaching, the police department is hard at work to ensure that this year will be as safe as it can be. Currently, MPD is teaming up with school administration, parents and students to provide resources, classes and opportunities to make this happen. Listed below are available opportunities that are organized and put on by the Marietta Police Department.
On Thursday, July 14, 2016, Councilmen Grif Chalfant and Johnny Walker will host a Town Hall Meeting at 6pm in the cafeteria at Hickory Hills Elementary School located at 500 Redwood Drive, Marietta, GA 30064.
The Marietta Museum of History is pleased to continue its Pop-In for Pop Culture series on Tuesday, July 12th from 10:30am to 8pm. This month we will be exploring the fun and history of the Space Race of the 1950s and 60s. All the activities and food tastings are included with the price of a regular Museum admission. This is a great way to explore the Museum and get some fun activities in too!
The Marietta Police Department is continually striving to educate the community on how not to become a victim of criminal identity theft and what to do if it happens to you. Criminal identity theft is described as a type of identity theft in which the thief uses someone else's name when they commit crimes, ranging from traffic violations to larger more serious infractions.
On July 13, 2016, during the regular Marietta City Council meeting, the City will adopt its proposed millage rate of 3.61, which is less than last year’s rate of 4.046 mills. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 205 Lawrence Street.
Marietta City Council will meet for an agenda work session July 7 and their regularly scheduled meeting July 13.
A Public Review Meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the CDBG Program Office located at 268 Lawrence Street, Suite 200, Marietta, Georgia to receive comments on Recommendations for 2017 CDBG Funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Funding received through this programs is allocated to various activities that serve the needs of low and moderate income persons of Marietta, GA.
The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta Museum of History, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art and Gone With the Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square, and the Welcome Center have announced their hours and events for the week of July 4th.
On Thursday, July 7, 2016, Mayor Steve Tumlin and City Council will host a Ward 5 Town Hall Meeting at 4pm (Prior to the Agenda Work Session at 5:15pm) at the City Hall Council Chambers located at 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA 30060.
Marietta City Council will meet for committees and an agenda work session June 29.
The Strand is rebooting its popular Motown musical revue by bringing in new cast members, a wider variety of popular tunes from the Motown era that weren't on the label, and (drum roll please) a LIVE band! This fresh, fun show will be running for two weekends only from July 1st – 10th, so make sure to grab your tickets before they sell out.
North Georgia's premier entrepreneurial incubator IgniteHQ has officially signed a lease to take over the property at 57 Waddell Street, Marietta, GA 30060 for its permanent headquarters.
The Marietta Police Department has presented the nationally recognized CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event) training program several times to packed auditoriums in the last few months to metro Atlanta. While there is no known active threat to the Marietta community, the police department is aware of the continued want and need for preparedness training for the public in light of the recent attacks.
The following information gives the current status of the Ward 5 seat on the Marietta City Council.
n Wednesday, June 8, 2016, the Marietta City Council voted to adopt a balanced budget for fiscal year 2017, which begins July 1, 2016, and ends June 30, 2017. The budget, which was recommended by City Manager Bill Bruton and Finance staff, was passed with no service reductions and no tax or fee increases and includes an overall tax decrease.
On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, Mayor Steve Tumlin and City Manager Bill Bruton recognized the graduates of the City's eleventh Citizens Government Academy. During the free, five-week course, twenty-three graduates received a behind-the-scenes look at the organizational structure of Marietta's government enabling these residents and business owners to familiarize themselves with many of the City's departments.
On June 8, 2016, Marietta City Council appointed members to the Marietta Housing Authority, Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission and Historic Board of Review.
Streaming video of the June 8 regular meeting of Marietta City Council is available for viewing online.
On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, Police Chief Dan Flynn and Officer Paul Hill recognized and congratulated the most recent graduates of Marietta Police Department's Citizen Police Academy during the council meeting.
On June 6, 2016, the American Public Power Association presented Marietta Power the Electric Utility Safety Award of Excellence 2015 for meritorious achievement for their low injury/accident rate in 2015. Marietta Power won second place in Group E for utilities with 110,000-249,999 worker hours of exposure, for meritorious achievement in attaining a low incidence rate during the year 2015. Marietta Power only reported one incident in 2015, for an incident rate of 0.9.
The Marietta Police Department is pleased to announce its upcoming Citizens Police Academy. The bi-annual program provides citizens of Marietta with an opportunity to experience and take an in-depth look at what it is like to be a police officer.
Please join us at Marietta High School this Tuesday June 7th, 2016, at 6:00 PM for a Zone 4 Town Hall meeting. Enter through the main doors of the school and the meeting will be held in the training room located to the left of the stairs. A variety of topics will be covered that include crime trends, personal security, and various other community concerns. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Elizabeth Porter Historic Monument, Art, and Murals Committee will hold its sixth meeting on Monday, June 20th at 5:30pm at Brown Park, located at 358 West Atlanta Street, Marietta, Georgia.
The Marietta City Council will consider the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 8, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The budget recommended by City Manager Bill Bruton and Finance staff is a balanced budget and has no service reductions and no tax or fee increases.
The next installment of the Marietta Square Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 3rd from 5 pm – 9pm and continues the first Friday of the month through November. This year's Art Walk celebrates the vitality of Marietta's diverse cultural Arts scene with artists, businesses, and organizations representing a variety of artistic disciplines. The evening comes alive as performance, dance, culinary and visual Art permeates every corner of the charming Historic Marietta Square.
Marietta City Council will meet for an agenda work session June 6 and their regularly scheduled meeting June 8.