January 18, 2016 

From the President...


Welcome to winter! Though the temperatures are low, economic activity in Mableton seems to be picking up if zoning applications are any indicator. For February, there will be 8 zoning cases under consideration by the Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners.
How can you find out more about zoning applications? It's easy!
  • Read this newsletter! The first newsletter of each month lists all the zoning cases recently decided and pending. Click here to read the January 1st newsletter.
  • Join our Facebook group. MIC Zoning Committee members post information about zoning cases and you can read the conversations about them, too.
  • Attend Commissioner Cupid's monthly community zoning meetings in Mableton on the last Wednesday of each month at 6pm at the South Cobb Community Center. The next meeting is January 27th.

The MIC Zoning Committee analyzes each application, then makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors as to MIC's position on each case. Both the Zoning Committee and the Board want to hear from you, so please be in touch on Facebook or via email to Robin Meyer, MIC's Zoning Committee Chair.

Stay tuned to this newsletter and our Facebook page for all the news about Mableton. As always, feel free to give me a call or send me an email - I'm always ready to talk about Mableton!

Joel Cope
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Panel Discussion on Code Enforcement
Wednesday, January 20th at 7pm
The Cobb Neighborhood Safety Commission will hold a panel discussion on code enforcement with an emphasis on public safety. The discussion will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, January 20th in the Board of Commissioners' Meeting Room at 100 Cherokee St., Marietta.

The panel members will be Dana Johnson, Director of the Community Development Agency; Jerry Lanham, Code Enforcement Manager; Cathey Pickett, Code Enforcement officer; Sgt. Lennox Clark, Quality of Life Unit; Judge Philip Taylor, Magistrate Court; and moderator Kim McCoy, Director of the Victim Witness Unit Office. This event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. The discussion will also be televised live on government access channel CobbTV23.
Help Clean up Floyd Road
Saturday, January 23rd at 9am
Our first Adopt-a-Mile of 2016 will be Saturday, January 23rd, starting promptly at 9am. We will meet in the Kroger Shopping Center parking lot area adjacent to the Autobell Car Wash on Floyd Road.  Autobell will host this event and will provide refreshments for those who "finish the course".  
With the first phase of the Floyd Road improvement project complete with the added medians, it's a bigger job than before, so your help will be greatly appreciated.  It ta kes only about an hour for MIC volunteers to pick up the accumulated trash and it's an hour well-spent! Floyd Road will look a whole lot better when we are done. Wear a warm coat, sturdy shoes or boots and bring gloves if you like. We provide latex gloves, safety vests, trash bags, bottled water - and a warm welcome.  

Please contact Dave McDaniel if you plan to participate or if you have any questions/concerns.  If we know you're coming, we'll keep you posted in case of inclement weather.

Presidential Primary Voter Registration 
Last Day to Register is February 1st
The state Presidential Primary is March 1st. You can register to vote or update your voter registration address online  by clicking the "Register to Vote" link. You can also download an App for that! Look for the free App called GA VOTES at your Apple or Android App store.

Make sure your voter registration is up to date so you can vote in the correct precinct. Go online or use the GA VOTES App and enter your name, county, and birth date. Your voter registration will be displayed along with other available voting information such as your assigned polling place, advance voting information, and sample ballots. You can even print a copy of your precinct card or have a copy sent to your email. The last day to register for the March 1st Presidential Primary is February 1st. If you need additional information, contact the Cobb County Elections office at 770/528-2581 or at their website.

If you miss the February 1st deadline, you can still register and vote in primary and general elections later in 2016. Don't wait! Act quickly and exercise your precious right to vote!

Celebrating Diversity Exhibit at Mable House Arts Center
Through January 21st
The Cobb County School District presents the Celebrating Diversity Art Show at the Mable House Arts Center. The show closes on January 21st, so be sure to stop by this week. 

The exhibit showcases the work of student artists across the district and their interpretations of what diversity means to them. The artwork celebrates everything from our county's diverse population and history to the diversity of media in the visual arts. The show features 3-D works from high schools and 2-D works from middle and elementary schools. 

Have Fun and Learn at the South Cobb Library
805 Clay Road in Mableton
The South Cobb Regional Library located here in Mableton offers a wide variety of learning experiences for children and adults alike. Here are just a sampling of events coming up on their calendar:
  • Computer Basics (for adults)
  • Homeschool Resources Fair
  • Budgeting and Money Management
  • Story Time for Babies through School Age Kids
  • MSC Job Fair
  • Chess Night
Additional information about these events and more can be found at the Library's website. You can look just at the South Cobb Library or expand your search to include other libraries in the Cobb County System. The South Cobb Regional Library is located at 805 Clay Road, adjacent to the Mableton Post Office.

New Businesses in Mableton
In December, 2015
In December 2015, 15 new Mableton businesses submitted a request for their business licenses from Cobb County. Those new Mableton businesses are HELP Enterprise, HBFitness LLC, Jacks Furniture/Hadida Furniture Design LLC, TS Tax & Accounting Services LLC, Capital City Community Services, LLC, Imani, YoFigure, German Autowerks, TNT Fireworks/American Promotional Events, CDC Construction, Crest Tire LLC, Goshen Bookkeeping & Consulting LLC, Home Lifestyle Consulting LLC, Onyx Management Consulting LLC, and Shatter Master Cellphone Repair.
Click here  for more information compiled from the county's website. A warm welcome to these new companies.

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If you'd like to become a MIC Sponsor, please contact Joel Cope.

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