Special Update

October 7, 2014 

From the President...



Over the next two weeks, there are several events we wanted to highlight, so we are sending out this Special Update.  I hope you will have the chance to attend. 


In the meantime, if you'd like to talk about Mableton, give me a call or send me an email.  I hope to talk with you soon!




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MIC President

(404) 550-0475   


Commissioner Cupid To Hold Town Hall Meeting
Monday, October 13th, 7pm

District Commissioner Lisa Cupid will hold two Town Hall meetings this month, and the Cupid first one is close to Mableton.  Located at South Cobb High School at 1920 Clay Road, Austell, the meeting will give residents a chance to learn more about government in their community and the opportunity to provide feedback to the county.


Want to share your thoughts on traffic, public safety, economic development, senior services, parks or other County government functions?  This is a great way to learn more and get your questions answered.  


MIC Community Meeting --Learn More about SPLOST 2016
Tuesday, October 14th, 7pm

The 2016 SPLOST referendum will be on the November ballot. If approved, shoppers will not notice a difference in sales tax at the cash register because the 2016 SPLOST referendum will begin just as the current SPLOST ends. The SPLOST is a 1% sales tax that funds capital improvements, such as roads, sidewalks, trails, parks and libraries. For a complete list of projects proposed for the 2016 SPLOST, click here.


On October 14th at 7pm, MIC will hold an informational community meeting at the South Cobb Community Center at 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton to provide information about the SPLOST to the citizens of Mableton. We will have speakers who can address the pros and cons of the SPLOST so those in attendance can listen for themselves. Everyone is welcome to come and learn more about this important issue so please put this on your calendar.  Click here for a one page overview.


Of direct benefit to Mableton are these projects included in the 2016 SPLOST: 

  • New Fire Station to replace one on Mableton Parkway near Veterans Memorial Highway intersection
  • Improvements to Mable House Complex
  • Development of Chattahoochee River Line parks
  • Improvements to South Cobb Regional Library in Mableton
  • Replacement bridges for Brookwood Drive at Clay Branch and James Road over Pine Creek
  • Roundabout at Hicks and Concord Roads in lieu of turn lanes
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle improvements, including sidewalks and transit stops
  • Silver Comet bridge repairs
  • Improvements to Oakdale, Dickerson and Riverview Roads
Storytelling Festival at the Mable House
Saturday, October 18th, 11am to 4pm 

Preparations are underway for the annual Storytelling Festival, set for October 18th storytelling festival from 11am to 4pm at the historic Mable House. Not only are there amazing storytellers, but also hayrides, pony rides, fun and games, and BBQ from the South Cobb Lions Club, too. Click here to watch a video of one of the past Storytelling Festivals and plan now for a great time this fall.


New for 2014 is the chance for kids to take part in Mike Snowden's Cigar Box Guitar Workshop.  There is a $25 fee for the kit, and registration is required.  Click here to learn more.


This great family event is presented by the Friends of the Mable House (part of the South Cobb Arts Alliance) and is supported by individual volunteers, Cobb P.A.R.K.S. and Cobb Travel and Tourism.


October Haunt "After Hours" Business Network Event
Tuesday, October 21st, 4:30 to 8pm

Six Flags Over Georgia is once again the location of the October Haunt After Hours event sponsored by our own South Cobb Business Association and 14 other business associations. 


Business owners from all over Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Counties will converge on South Cobb for this fun event.  Enjoy a sampling of Six Flags' rides, live entertainment, a costume contest, refreshments, games and networking.  It's a great opportunity to meet your peers, but not suitable for children.


Advance tickets are just $15; $30 at the door. While you are there, visit the MIC booth and learn more about our work.  For additional information about the event, click here.


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