The Marietta Fire Department would like to share the following Fire & Shock Hazard recall information regarding Rock Salt Lamps sold at Michael's Stores. The following information was obtained from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Mayor Steve Tumlin presented the City of Marietta's Fleet Maintenance Division and its supervisor, Scott Lawler, with a plaque stating they have received the highly coveted National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence's Blue Seal Shop Designation.
On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Council meeting, Mayor Steve Tumlin, Councilwoman Michelle Cooper Kelly and the Marietta City Council recognized the inaugural legislative body of the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics' Student Council.
Streaming video of the January 11 regular meeting of Marietta City Council is available for viewing online.
On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, during the Council meeting Marietta City Council appointed members to the Marietta Museum of History and the City's Ethics Committee.
On Wednesday, January 11th, Mayor Steve Tumlin made council committee appointments during the City Council meetings.
In order to continue to improve relationships and build more bridges with the community we serve, the Marietta Police Department is reaching out to yet another group; the news media. The news media plays a major role in forming the narrative by which the police relate to the community. The fact is that the news media today works in an environment that involves tremendous time pressure and competition in their field. The continuous news cycle creates a constant hunger for stories and reports and thus reporters now rush from story to story and news assignment editors work in an environment that is fiercely competitive with one another and the social media. Therefore when they are covering stories about the police, they are often frustrated and feel thwarted when they encounter police practices or priorities with which they are not completely familiar.
Veterans' benefits and their pensions are the latest targets of the scammers preying on the elderly. There are a few variations of this scam. In this scam that has been making the rounds, elderly retired veterans are being targeted, some getting financially destroyed by shameless scammers out to make a quick buck. How does the scam work?
Marietta Power and Water would like to remind its customers of its various residential rebate programs.
The City of Marietta's Custer Park Sports and Fitness Center will close early tonight (Friday, January 6th) at 6pm. Additionally, Custer Park will be closed tomorrow (Saturday, January 7th) thus all youth basketball games at Custer Park are canceled tomorrow (Saturday, January 7th).
City of Marietta Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, January 16. The City's sanitation schedule including garbage, brush/yard waste and recycling will change for the week.
Marietta City Council will meet for an agenda work session January 9 and their regularly scheduled meeting January 11.
Marietta Tree Keepers invites volunteers of all ages to help plant trees in the Marietta City Cemetery on Saturday, January 14 at 9:00am. Tools and refreshments provided. Dress for outdoor weather.
The Cobb County Branch NAACP will host the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10 am at Turner Chapel AME Church located at 492 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta, Georgia.
The City of Marietta is offering free Christmas tree pick up service to its customers on Wednesday, January 11th. Residents must have their Christmas tree -- free of decorations, lights, stands, tinsel and nails -- curbside by 7 a.m. to be picked up.
The Marietta Police Department is commending Officer Paul Hill and Mr. Gary Martin Hays and their commitment to improving the safety and education of our elementary school children. Officer Hill has been aggressively promoting the radKIDS® program within our city schools. He set a goal of teaching this program to every child inside the City's school system.
Mark your calendars to ring in the New Year at the Marietta Square on Saturday December 31st. Enjoy free entertainment with family and friends, including food trucks, live music, a mystery object drop at midnight and much, much more!
New Year's Eve is this Saturday and the City of Marietta is gearing up for a fun and festive celebration! The Marietta Police Department, along with several other city departments, have come together to ensure everyone has a wonderful day on the Square for NYE 2017. The city is expecting around 30,000 visitors at this event throughout the day and would like to provide the community with some information and tips.
We are pleased and excited to announce our department being featured in the 3rd annual COPS Office's "Community Policing in Action" photo contest. The photograph below shows Sergeant Dave Collins showing off the department's mascot, Bandit, to a student from a local school. Our photo was selected by the United States Department of Justice and the competition was fierce. According to the USDOJ, this was their toughest year yet which adds to our excitement for receiving this honor.
On December 19th, 2016 multiple Marietta Police Officers, Civilians and Volunteers spent their morning participating in Shop with a Cop at Walmart. Seven children were selected by Marietta School Administrators to join MPD Employees on a Christmas shopping spree. The children that are selected often purchase necessities such as: clothing, shoes, socks, jackets, etc. Many even find gifts for other family members that are in need as well.
The Marietta Museum of History must say goodbye to our popular exhibit, BOOM! Toys of the Baby Boomer Generation. The exhibit ends its extended run on January 16th, 2017. BOOM! truly has been one that has grabbed the attention of those who are young in age and those who are young at heart.
On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, the City of Marietta will host a public meeting regarding the City's Comprehensive Plan from 5:00pm - 7:00pm in the City Hall Lobby located at 205 Lawrence Street, Marietta, GA 30060.
Mayor Steve Tumlin, Councilman Ruben Sands, Chair of the Public Safety Committee, and the City Council will hold a ceremonial Hose Uncoupling Event on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 4:30pm at the Main Fire Station located at 112 Haynes Street, Marietta, Georgia, 30060.
The City of Marietta's Environmental Services Department remains committed to providing cost effective and efficient services while remaining environmentally conscientious. Because plastic bags are not readily compostable, effective January 1, 2017 we will only accept compostable brown paper bags for all grass clippings, pine needles, leaves and similar yard trimmings. As always, customers are permitted to use non-disposable rigid containers for similar yard debris. No other provisions for yard debris service are changing at this time.
On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, during the council meeting, the Marietta City Council appointed members to Marietta's Civil Service Board, Planning Commission and Board of Zoning and Appeals.
On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, during the City Council meeting, the Marietta City Council appointed the chief judge and associate judges to Marietta Municipal Court.
The City of Marietta is pleased to announce that its Department of Human Resources and Risk Management was recently awarded the Georgia Local Government Personnel Associations's Agency Award of Excellence for the Large Agency Category.
Streaming video of the December 14 regular meeting of Marietta City Council is available for viewing online.
Marietta City Council will meet for committee meetings December 21.
This afternoon two of Marietta's finest have been awarded the Governor's Public Safety Award for 2016. Officer Jayson Duncan and Officer Mallen are being recognized by Governor Deal for their quick action during an incident that occurred in May of this year.
Marietta City Council will meet for an agenda work session December 12 and their regularly scheduled meeting December 14.
As the holidays are swiftly approaching so are the Doorstep Thieves! During this time of the year people are scouring the internet to locate that perfect gift. Once the desired item is found, it is off to checkout and then comes shipping. This is where Marietta Police Department wants to provide some safety reminders for you and your incoming holiday gifts.
The Marietta City Council has set Council meeting dates for 2017.
The Marietta Police Department is hosting the first ever Media Police Academy! We are committed to building the relationship between local law enforcement and the local news media. In January of 2017, we will host a four-class training academy for print and electronic media employees and managers only.
On Friday, December 2nd, Mayor Steve Tumlin and City Manager Bill Bruton honored both current and recently retired City employees who have served Marietta for a combined total of 2,043 years. The City Manager also awarded several employees with various prestigious City-wide awards.
As we continue through the Holiday Season, the Marietta Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the need to practice fire safety, particularly when decorating your home and choosing a tree.
The City of Marietta is seeking applications from individuals interested in volunteering to serve on the Ethics Committee. The Committee will make the appointment to fill the vacancy following personal interviews. Applicants must be a resident of the City of Marietta and shall be an attorney in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia.
Marietta City Council will meet for committee meetings November 30.
As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Marietta Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the need to practice fire safety, particularly in the kitchen, moving through this holiday and onto the winter holiday season.
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.