April 17, 2014 

From the President...



MIC's Town Hall Meeting on April 3rd with Commissioner Cupid focusing on transportation issues was a solid success. Folks from all over Mableton came and learned more about current and future construction on Floyd Road and Queen Mill Road and about the new bus service in the South Cobb area. If you missed the meeting, click on these links to access the handouts or website information: Floyd Road, Queen Mill Road, Flex Bus, New Bus Routes.  For an overview of all the DOT projects in South Cobb, click here.  


On the evening of May 8th, MIC will be holding our Candidates Forum, inviting candidates for local offices to appear so that you can ask them questions and inquire about their views on the issues.   So please mark your calendars or your Smartphones!! 


Also, on Saturday April 26th from 10am to 3pm at the entrance of Parkview Apartments at 360 Six Flags Drive, the Cobb County Fire Department, Police Department, CERT, 911, Animal Control and others in the Public Safety community will be holding the Public Safety Education Block Party. There will be hot dogs, chips, drinks, games and a lot of fun activities for the kids.


We have so much happening over the next month here in Mableton! Check out our website for a calendar of events, and if you are not already part of our Facebook group, click here to join. This newsletter is published every two weeks, but with Facebook, we can update you much more often and get your feedback on events, news, and opportunities in our community.


As always, please contact me with any questions about MIC and Mableton.  




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MIC President

(404) 550-0475 



Public Information Meeting about Glore Road Zoning
Monday, April 21st at 7pm 

The owner of 38 acres on Glore Road has applied for rezoning for a new subdivision. The site plan shows 96 homes with some open space and the existing lake in the center of the development. Because of the high level of community interest in this application, the applicant will host a public information meeting on April 21st at 7pm at the South Cobb Regional Library at 805 Clay Road in Mableton. 


You can read the attorney's stipulation letter, review the site plan and look at renderings and floor plans of the homes proposed for this property.  The MIC Board has not taken a position on this application. If you have questions or comments, please email Robin Meyer, MIC's Zoning Committee Chairperson.

Zoning Committee Meeting
Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm 
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MIC's Zoning Committee will meet on Monday, April 22nd at 7pm at Vinings Lake Church at 75 Cooper Lake Road in Mableton.  The Committee usually works via email, but this meeting has been set to welcome anyone interested in joining the Committee. 

If you are interested in zoning, land use, development and/or code enforcement, please plan to attend.  There is a time commitment involved, depending on the volume of zoning cases at any one time.  Some flexibility to attend daytime meetings is also very helpful, but not required.

If you are an architect, builder, landscape architect, or civil engineer, we also need your help.  From time to time, we need specialized knowledge to properly assess plans or zoning applications. 

Contact Robin Meyer with any questions.  We hope to see you there!


Adopt A Mile Clean-Up on Floyd Road
Saturday, April 26th at 9am 
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It takes only about an hour for MIC volunteers to pick up the accumulated trash along Floyd Road from Veterans Memorial Highway to the Post Office and it's an hour well spent! Floyd Road will look a whole lot better when we are done.

We will meet at the Boys & Girls Club on
Fontaine Road at Floyd Road on Saturday, April 26th, at 9am. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring gloves if you like. We provide latex gloves, safety vests, bags -- and a warm welcome. 

For more information, contact Dave McDaniel.


Community Garden News - Open House and Plot Rental
Orchard Dedication to Sam Hicks on May 3rd at 1pm 
On Saturday, May 3rd, the Community Garden at Riverview Landing will host an Open House at 1pm. In addition to greeting the community and prospective members, the gardeners will dedicate a portion of the garden as the Sam Hicks Memorial Orchard. Sam, who passed away in February, was a charter member of this Garden when it was founded in Nickajack Park almost 10 years ago, a long-time MIC member, and the unofficial "mayor" of Johnston's Crossing subdivision. Join with us to honor Sam's memory and the garden to which he gave so much. When the trees bear fruit, it will be donated to a local food bank. The garden is located at 5270 Riverview Road.


Both gardens still have space for new members! The cool weather will soon be gone and it's time to get ready for some summer veggies. It's time to get your seeds up and going if you want an early harvest. Take a break from fast food by eating "slow food" - healthy, local, grown in-season produce.   


For more info on becoming a member of MIC's Community Gardens, click here and email the garden leader.


Turner-Sewell Cemetery Sign Unveiling
Saturday, May 10th at 1pm 
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On Saturday, May 10th at 1pm, the community will gather to unveil a new interpretative sign in the historic Turner-Sewell Cemetery at 1490 Veterans Memorial Highway.  Commissioner Lisa Cupid will join MIC, the River Line Historic Area, Inc., and descendents of the Turner family in marking this important event.  Everyone is invited!  Click here for the invitation.

Among the 19th century Cobb County pioneers buried in the cemetery are Robert Turner and his family.  Turner, along with his business partner James Mayson, operated the ferry across the Chattahoochee River near where the Veterans Memorial Highway bridge now stands. 

Funding for the sign was made possible by grant funds provided to MIC and donations from the Turner Family and the community.  Sign content was researched and coordinated by the River Line Historic Area.

Volunteers are still needed to help clear out ivy and dead branches so the cemetery will look its best for the event.  If you can help on April 26th from 10am to noon, please contact Roberta Cook.


Mableton Day 5K Early Registration Ends April 30th
Save Money - Register Now! 
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Registration is open now for the 4th Annual Mableton Day 5K race.  Friends and families around South Cobb and beyond are signing up to run and walk this great course that begins and ends at the Mable House Complex.  The 5K begins at 8am on Mableton Day, May 17th.  Until midnight, April 30th, the early registration fee is just $20. After that, the price rises to $25.

When you sign up online at the Mableton Day website for the 5K, you can also donate $5 and 5 points to your favorite community organization competing for the Community Spirit Program Trophy and cash award. 

As the 5K ends, the Mableton Jr. Fun Run begins!  Limited to only 100 entrants, this event is great fun for kids -- and for adults who prefer the shorter one-mile distance.  Registration for kids is just $10!

Questions about the 5K or Fun Run?  Contact Lee Miller or read the FAQs.


Mableton Day News
Saturday, May 17th from 8am to 2pm 
Community Day group

Each year, the Mable House Complex hosts our community for a day of fun for all ages. The Mableton 5K begins at 8am, followed by the Mableton Jr. Fun Run at 9am. The main stage hosts performances and entertainment back-to-back and the vendor booths are open throughout. There are tours of the historic Mable House, vintage cars in the Car Show, food vendors, the Kids' Corner and arts and crafts demonstrations. Admission to Mableton Day and parking are free.


Want to be in the inside of this great event? Volunteers are needed! Attend the Mableton Day Community Meeting on Monday, April 28th at 7pm at the Mable House Arts Center and learn more. Visit the Mableton Day website for all the details.


Candlelite Concert Season Opens
First Concert is Saturday, May 17th at 8pm 
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A Mableton tradition for 25 years, the free Candlelite Concert series opens on May 17th with Geoff Achison, the rock and blues guitarist.  Organize your friends and family and come listen to great music under the stars in your own back yard!  Bring a picnic dinner and dine in style.

Lawn and covered seating are free, but tables close to the stage can be purchased for the series or single concerts.  More information about the entire series and table purchase are on the flyer.


Register to Vote!
Deadline for Primary Election is Monday, April 21st 

The deadline to register to vote in the May 20th primary election is April 21st. To be voter registration qualified to register in Cobb County, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Cobb County and at least 17-and-a-half years old (but you cannot vote until you turn 18). Any mail-in applications must be postmarked 30 days prior to that election. If you move, you must notify the Board of Elections 30 days prior to the election.  


You can register in person at any Cobb County library.

If you are not already registered, do it now! Our right to vote is precious and every election is important!


Not sure if you are registered? Click here.  For more information, visit the Cobb County Elections website.


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