Newsletter

June 1, 2020
June 9 is Election Day - Let's Vote!
On the ballot are state legislators, judges, the sheriff, and the county commission chair, district 4 commissioner and presidential preference primary. There is a lot at stake!
Early Voting This Week
Monday - Friday, June 1-5
Riverside EpiCenter
and other locations
Absentee Ballots
Mail your ballot so it's received by June 9 or drop it off
Voting in Person on Election Day
Polls Open 7am to 7pm
Expect lines due to health precautions
What if you aren't registered to vote?
The General Election is November 2. There is plenty of time to register now so you can vote in the fall.
Mableton Square Playground
The Board of Commissioners approved funding for a playground for the Mableton Town Square. Completion is expected this fall. A playground was one of the top suggestions made by residents at the Imagine the Mableton Square event in 2018.
Discovery Park at the River Line
That's the new name for our new 103-acre park on Discovery Boulevard! And thanks to MIC's advocacy, SPLOST dollars are at work there now, building restrooms and a small parking area. Walking trails with signage are coming to this new passive park.
June 20 @ 9am - Clay Road
Adopt-A-Mile Cleanup
Meet Jeff Padgett, MIC's Adopt A Mile leader, Kim Landmon, and other volunteers for our quarterly trash pick-up on Clay Road. We will meet in the Library parking lot at 9am. Jeff will have masks for all volunteers and "social distancing" will be the order of the day!
Make Mableton Count in the 2020 Census
The 2020 Census is happening now! If your household received a mailer from the federal government, use that information to fill out your form today.

Or, you can just go online to https://my2020census.gov/ and get started. You can use a computer, tablet or phone. Get your kids to help so they understand how important this is.
How important is it? This is how the federal government counts the number of people living in various places around the county. Those numbers are used to decide how many representatives Georgia has in Congress, how many legislators for Cobb County at the state capital, and how Commission and School Board districts are drawn for Cobb County. The same numbers are used to allocate federal funds that are critical to so many important programs. Right now, South Cobb is lagging behind the rest of Cobb County. Do your part today! Complete the census!
Cobb County Coronavirus Resources
Up-to-date information about state and local government requirements, park openings, food pantries, and more can be found on the county's website. Read the FAQs and ask your own questions. A downloadable Resource Guide is also available, with information applicable to businesses and families.
SPLOST Renewal Project List
The Board of Commissioners approved a SPLOST project list that will be considered by voters this November. Cobb residents will be asked to renew the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax when it expires at the end of 2021. Mableton projects include park funding, library upgrades and a restroom building for the Mable House property.
June 5, 2pm - 4pm
Summer Reading Program Parade
Summer reading is here! A fun parking lot parade will be held 2-4 pm, Friday, June 5, at South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road. Stay in your car and wave to your favorite librarians for the kick off of this year's summer adventure "Imagine Your Story."
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Financial Assistance for Tenants Facing Eviction
Cobb County has allocated $1.5 million to provide tenant assistance to moderate income families living in qualified apartment communities. If you are a tenant of a Cobb County apartment with difficulty making rent payments as a result of COVID-19, please let your landlord know about this program, operated by Star-C, a nonprofit organization.
Financial Assistance for Small Business Impacted by Pandemic
Cobb County has allocated $50 to help Cobb small businesses with an employee size of 100 or less that have not received federal funding in response to COVID-19.
HOA Network Coronavirus Guide
MIC's HOA Network has published the “HOA Network Coronavirus Guide” to help HOA officers manage their communities during this difficult time. The guide is easy to read and provides resources and practical guidance on how to deal with this pandemic for HOAs.
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WorkSource Cobb has Gone Virtual!
In response to economic impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and residents, WorkSource Cobb has launched a virtual talent recruitment and training assistance program.
Mableton Farmers Market Opening Delayed
The Mableton Farmers Market hopes to begin its 11th season at the Mable House Complex in July. Applications are being accepted now from area farmers interested in selling at the market.
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Zoning News
The Planning Commission hearings are the first Tuesday of each month and the Board of Commissioners Zoning Hearings are the third Tuesday of each month. Both are at 9am at 100 Cherokee Street just off the Marietta Square. Virtual participation is also available.
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MIC expects this application to be heard by the Planning Commission on June 2:

On June 16, the Board of Commissioners is expected to hear the application above and:

These applications are expected to be heard in July:

There is more information about these zoning cases on MIC's website . Please email the MIC Zoning Committee with any questions.
MIC Membership Counts
Your membership is important because it enables MIC volunteers to continue serving the community by covering our administrative expenses.

We make our newsletter, website and community meetings open to everyone - members and non-members alike - because we want to involve anyone interested in improving Mableton. 

Annual memberships are just $10 - it's a great investment in your community.