June 15, 2014 

From the President...



On Tuesday July 8th, at 7pm, MIC will host the last public meeting for the Chattahoochee River Line Preservation Plan. The meeting will be held at the South Cobb Community Center at 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton. The purpose of the plan is to determine the best and most practical methods by which the battlefield can be preserved and made accessible to historians and the public. Of particular interest to MIC are 127 acres of County-owned property which is slated to become public parks with walking trails and other passive recreational uses.


MIC competed for and won a grant from the National Park Service and has hired a consultant specializing in historic landscapes to complete this Plan, which includes Civil War fortifications in Mableton, Smyrna and Vinings. The Union and Confederate fortifications on this property were abandoned by the troops as the fighting moved to Atlanta on July 10, 1864 - almost exactly 150 years ago.


More information about the Plan and MIC work in the area is on our website. Plan now to come to the meeting and learn more about the important recreational and historic assets we have in our community.  Comments and ideas from the community at prior meetings have contributed to this Plan, and now you can see the results! 


And, of course, if you'd like to contact MIC, give me a call or send me an email. We always want to hear from you and talk about Mableton.




Joel Cope Join Button tan


MIC President

(404) 550-0475   


Paddle and Party on the Chattahoochee
Events in June and July 

The Chattahoochee River flows along the eastern boundary of Mableton and this summer you have a number of ways to enjoy this great amenity. Whether you are a serious paddler or you'd rather lounge by the banks of our river, there are some events for you coming up at Riverview Landing, 6269 Riverview Road in Mableton.  


Saturday, June 21st from 11am to 4pm - Lift Up Atlanta's Summer Fun Festival comes to Riverview Landing with music, vendor fair, carnival games, kids activities and more. Free admission.


Monday, June 23rd at 7:45pm - Paddle Georgia presents a lecture by noted Civil War historian Clarke Otten on the Atlanta Campaign and the Civil War. Located at Riverview Landing, this event is free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Click here for more information.


Tuesday, June 24th at 7pm - Paddle Georgia returns for "The Politics of Water: Epic Battles and Endeavors to Protect Georgia's Water," which includes recognition of legislators who have championed Georgia's water resources. 400 participants in Paddle Georgia's 7-day, 110 mile canoe and kayak adventure will join the event at Riverview Landing. There is no charge, but RSVPs are required. Click here for more information.


Saturday, July 19th - Join the Georgia Conservancy for an 11-mile paddle on the Chattahoochee River, beginning at Riverview Landing and ending near Sweetwater Creek State Park. REI's kayaks have been reserved, but you can still join the group by bringing your own kayak or canoe. Rather not padde? Join the "after party" that evening at Riverview Landing. Click here for details and fees.


Subdivision Proposed for Cooper Lake Road
Planning Commission Hearing on July 1 at 9am 
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A developer has filed an application for an Open Space overlay for 17 acres located at 76 Cooper Lake Road. The property is currently zoned R-20 and would remain in that zoning category. The Open Space overlay ordinance allows a higher density in return for a set-aside of undeveloped land.


The proposal is for 26 homes and 9 acres of open space. The application is scheduled to be heard by the Planning Commission on July 1st at 9am at 100 Cherokee St. in Marietta. The staff has recommended denial of the application because the proposed lots are significantly smaller than surrounding neighborhoods and due to compliance issues with the County's stormwater management regulations.  This property contains a 2-acre lake and a 414-foot tall communications tower, which further limits the buildable area. 


MIC's Zoning Committee is gathering information about this application and will contact the applicant. Residents of Stoneybrook subdivision are planning a meeting for Thursday evening, June 26th.  For details on the meeting or to get involved, email us.  To read the application, click here.   


Mableton Day 5K Race Results and Photos
4th Annual Event was May 17th 
Congratulations to everyone who completed the 2014 Mableton Day 5K!  On this fun but challenging course, finishing is winning, and everyone did a great job and had fun doing it.  Not to be outdone, the young Mableton Jr. participants demonstrated dash and enthusiasm worthy of any sports event. 

Complete 5K race results can be found here. Check out the Mableton Day 5K Facebook page for some great pictures and other details.  Mableton Day 5K organizers look forward to seeing you at the start line next year!  


Mableton Farmers Market News - Food Stamp Enrollment
Tomatoes and More Produce Coming In 

On July 3rd, Wholesome Wave Georgia will be at the Market to answer questions and help eligible folks apply or re-apply or renew for SNAP (formerly food stamp) benefits.  Their service will be free of charge and completely confidential.  Click here for more information about eligibility, benefits and how to get help with an application if you can't come to the Market.  Even if you don't need the benefit, please help pass the word about this opportunity for those who do.  Customers who have SNAP EBT cards to buy produce at the Market will double the value -- thanks to the WWG Double Value Coupon Program. 


Come visit the Farmers Market every Thursday morning through September 4th and check out the fresh Georgia-grown produce and other items of interest.  The Market is in the Mable House Complex parking lot at 5239 Floyd Road



Questions for Dave McDaniel, MIC's Market Manager?  Click here

Outdoor Watering Restrictions
In Effect All Year  

Even though it has been a cool and wet year, Georgia law restricts outdoor water use. You may water landscapes any day of the week, but only between the hours of 4pm and 10am. Other outdoor uses such as car washing and pressure washing are governed by the odd/even schedule. Even addresses may use water for purposes other than landscape watering on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, odd addresses may use water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.


Exemptions for commercial businesses and additional information about the restrictions can be found at the Cobb County Water System website.


Mooovies at the Mable
Next showing on Friday, June 27th at dusk 
Spend a fun summer night watching a family movie at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre right here in Mableton.  Cobb County P.A.R.K.S. continues the popular movie series with "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" on Friday, June 27th.  This popular movie focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

On Friday, July 11th, the fun continues with "Despicable Me 2", in which Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Gates open at 7:30pm and the movie starts at dusk. Click here to see a flyer for the entire series.  Call 770-819-3285 with any questions.


Jazz at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 12th at 6pm 

The Wade Ford Concert Series continues with Smooth Summer Nights, featuring Brian Simpson, Euge Groove, Bobby Caldwell and Nagee at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre at 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton on Saturday, July 12th.  Gates open at 5pm and the music begins at 6pm.


Tickets are available now at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre box office or through Ticketmaster (online or over the phone).  The box office is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm. Click here for more information about the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. 


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