The Week Ahead in Smyrna-Vinings
A controversial zoning amendment and two candidate forums are coming up in the week ahead for Smyrna-Vinings.
The city of Smyrna’s Planning and Zoning Board meets Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The meeting’s agenda is short, but one controversial item is sure to result in lengthy discussion. The board will consider a text amendment to the city’s R15 zoning ordinance that would make the requirements for day nurseries in a residential area more specific.
This item has been put on the agenda after residents of Cheney Woods neighborhood in Smyrna’s Ward 5 raised concerns about the expansion of Oxford Academy, a private daycare center owned by former Ward 5 City Council Representative Jimmy Smith and his wife Cindy. Neighbors are concerned the daycare will negatively impact their property values as well as increase traffic volume and drainage issues.
Last week at an informational meeting about the daycare expansion organized by current Ward 5 Council Representative Susan Wilkinson some Cheney Woods residents indicated they’d attend the Planning and Zoning meeting. Smyrna-Vinings Patch will have coverage of the meeting Tuesday.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners meets Tuesday at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place at the county’s offices at 100 Cherokee Street in Marietta.
Also on Tuesday, Cobb County Republican Women’s Club will hold the first of three candidate forums. Republican and non-partisan candidates are invited to answer questions and voice their views on the issues facing Cobb County.
The first forum is Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. and the second candidate will be Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. A third forum will be held the following Tuesday. All forums will be televised on Charter Channel 23.