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City of Smyrna Open on Presidents' Day

Schools, banks and the post office will be closed in honor of President's Day, but it will be a regular Monday for city officials including the city council.

Monday is President’s Day, which means the kids are out of school, banks are closed and there will be no postal service today. Kids at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Day School and Whitefield Academy get an extra day off, as Tuesday is a teacher in-service day.

It’s just a regular workday for the City of Smyrna, however, and trash and recycling will be picked up as usual. It also means there will be a Smyrna City Council meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. At the meeting the mayor and council will formally accept Branch Properties withdrawal of the proposed site plans for the Jonquil Village development on Atlanta Road.

In an email to constituents Teri Anulewicz, Ward 3 council member, said Branch Properties would resubmit a retail-only site plan in the coming weeks that will go before the planning commission and ultimately the city council for a vote.

“We have been explicitly clear to Branch that we cannot understate that the ultimate design of this project is extremely important, and Branch is definitely aware of the community input we have received and will continue to receive during this process,” she said in her email.

Items on the consent agenda include approval and adoption of revised personnel policies for annual leave and sick leave, award of a contract to Cobb County Tractor in the amount of $129,573 for the purchase of mini excavators and an amendment to the SPLOST Program Management Services Agreement with Croy Engineering.

The council will also authorize the use of council chambers for two neighborhood association meetings. Bennett Woods Neighborhood will meet in council chambers Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Williams Park Neighborhood will meet the following day at the same time.

The meeting will be televised live on Charter Communications Public Access Channel 19.

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