August 1, 2015 

From the President...



School may be starting back next week, but Summer fun isn't over yet! Last night was the latest installment of the Food Truck events that we have been fortunate enough to have in our area thanks to the South Cobb Arts Alliance. If you have not been, you are missing out..


As you will see in the newsletter articles below, free concerts and movies, Food Truck Thursdays, and MIC's Farmers Market are still going strong. Don't miss the  Atlanta Pops Orchestra and Remember When Rock Was Young  on Saturday August 1st at 8:00PM at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. It's hot outside, but you'll enjoy the time you spend at the Mable House complex, seeing friends and enjoying our community. 


On a more serious note, MIC is co-sponsoring a Neighborhood Watch orientation meeting for the Lane Drive area, the details of which are shown below. MIC has already worked to assist the residents of one area of Mableton already and this will be one of two that we are working on, at present. Neighborhood Watch is sponsored by the Cobb County Police Department and is a time-tested approach designed to get neighbors to work together to reduce crime.  I know many of us have concerns about crime in Mableton. For sure, if you live in this neighborhood, or its immediate vicinity, please make plans to attend! If you live anywhere in Mableton and you are interested in a Neighborhood Watch program for your neighborhood, please come and see what it's all about. MIC is ready, willing and able to help you get started.


I hope to see you all soon. In the meanwhile, please do not hesitate to reach out to me for questions or comments. I am always ready to talk about Mableton!





Joel Cope
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MIC President

(404) 550-0475 


Neighborhood Watch Meeting - Lane Drive & Garner Road
Monday, August 10th at 7pm

Along with Cobb County Police, MIC will host an information meeting aimed at starting a Neighborhood Watch Program in the Lane Drive, Garner Drive and Greer Park subdivision area on Monday night, August 10th at 7pm. The goal of Neighborhood Watch is to educate the community about crime, criminal patterns, and what to do if you are a victim of or a witness to a crime. The neighborhood is then organized and trained in "watch" procedures. This meeting will last approximately 1 hour and will begin a continuing liaison with the Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit. At least 50% of the homes in the area must participate in order to establish the Watch Program.


The meeting will be held at Bethel Church at 324 Lane Drive, Mableton. Everyone is welcome! While the purpose of this meeting focuses on Lane Drive, Garner Road and Greer Park, folks from other areas can learn about the process and see if they are interested in getting a program started in their area.


Questions? Contact Joel Cope via email or at (404) 550-0575.

Mableton Farmers' Market News - Evening Hours and SNAP
Every Thursday, 8:30am to 12:30pm

Only four market days left until the season ends on August 27th.  Come check out the Market locally grown produce, fruit, gourmet seasonings and more!  Enjoy a free sample from the cooking demonstrations.  It just keeps getting better.


Wholesome Wave Georgia and MIC double SNAP (formerly food stamp) EBT card transactions at the Market.  It's like a BOGO!  The Market will also double WIC coupons.


Market vendors will again be at the Food Truck Thursday on August 13th between 5:30pm and 8:30pm.  If you can't get to the market on Thursday mornings, come on the 13th as that will likely be the last time the vendors will be at the Food Truck Thursday this season. 


Visit Market Manager Dave McDaniel any Thursday morning through August 27th or email him with any questions.  
Food Truck Thursdays at the Mable House Complex
Next Event Thursday, August 13th from 5pm to 8pm

The summer fun continues every other Thursday night when the South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) brings Food Truck Thursdays back to the Mable House Complex. The fun continues on August 13th and every other Thursday through early October.  It's cool and shady under the big trees, and plenty of room for the kids to play and music for everyone to enjoy.


There will be something for every taste palate when these rolling restaurants come to Mableton! Invite your friends and neighbors and spend a summer evening under the big trees with good food and good times!  

Summer Movie Series at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
Next Event Friday, August 7th at dusk

The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre concludes its summer movie season with     Annie on Friday, August 7th.  Doors open 7:30pm and the movie begins at dusk. Admission is free for everyone. Bring dinner or dessert, or visit the concession stand.  


The Amphitheatre is located at the rear of the Mable House Complex at 5239 Floyd Road. More information here

Free Candlelite Concert Series Continues
Saturday, August 15th at 8pm

For decades, the South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) has presented free concerts each summer at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. The 2015 concert series continues with Domino - A Van Morrison Experiencean exciting new tribute to Van Morrison featuring Greg Hester on vocals and Keith Jenkins (former guitarist for James Brown) on electric guitar. Hester will be singing the hits such as Domino, Wild Night, Moondance, Into the Mystic, Brown Eyed Girl and many more. 


Bring a blanket and sit under the stars, or take a seat in the covered amphitheatre and enjoy great music in our own backyard!  Tables close to the stage are available for a small fee.  Bring a picnic dinner or visit the new catering company and enjoy a great evening.  Click here for details about the concert.


The Amphitheatre is located at the rear of the Mable House Complex at 5239 Floyd Road. More information here.


Loving Spirit Health and Wellness Fair
Saturday, August 15th from 10am to 2pm

Antioch Loving Spirit Church is sponsoring a free Health and Wellness Fair, offering screenings for diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol, fellowship, refreshments, financial services and a bouncy house for the kids.  Wholesome Wave Georgia will also have a representative on hand to answer questions about the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP - formerly food stamps), and help those who may be eligible apply for benefits.  The event will be on Saturday, August 15th, starting at 10am and ending at 2pm.  The address is 6280 Britt Road in Mableton.  Call 678-632-1266 for more information.


Zoning News
Coming up in August...

An application has been filed by the owner of 5751 Powell Drive (Z-54) for rezoning from residential and planned shopping center zoning categories to CRC (commercial/retail center) for an existing automotive paint and body shop. The MIC Board voted to remain neutral on this application if improvements are made to the property.


The hearing for the application for a subdivision on Old Alabama Road (Z-86) has been postponed again to the August 2nd Planning Commission hearing.  A revised R-15 plan with an open space overlay has been presented that addresses MIC's concerns about the development. 

On August 18th, the Board of Commissioners will consider an Other Business Agenda item filed by Nature's Supply Centre, located at 4419 Floyd Road. The business is requesting that it not be required to install the entire 50 foot landscape buffer adjacent to the neighborhood and the Silver Comet Trail. MIC is continuing to work with the applicant on the Landscape Plan for this property required under their rezoning last fall and expects that any issues can be resolved.


Coming up in September...


Art Frame, LLC, located at 516 Veterans Memorial Highway (near the intersection with Pebblebrook Road) (Z-59) would like to change the zoning of adjacent property from Neighborhood Retail Commercial to Light Industrial in order to expand.  The applicant's attorney met with the Cobblestone Creek subdivision and MIC Zoning Committee. MIC's Board voted to remain neutral if changes are made to the plan and stipulations that would reduce the impact of the expansion and the existing operations on Cobblestone Creek. The stipulations initially proposed are not sufficient to protect the neighborhood and conversations are continuing. The application has been postponed while the plans are being modified.


The Church of the Pentecost USA is requesting rezoning for property located at 5606 Mableton Parkway, the old First Union Bank building. MIC will contact the applicants to learn more about their plans.


Commissioner Lisa Cupid holds meetings each month and everyone is invited to attend. The next meeting will be Wednesday, August 5th at 6pm at the South Cobb Recreation Center, 875 Six Flags Dr, Austell. This meeting will cover only cases to be heard in August. September zoning applications will be discussed at the next meeting in Mableton at the South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Drive, Mableton on August 26th at 6pm.


Questions? Want to get involved? Contact Robin Meyer, MIC Zoning Committee Chair. 


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