Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Here are a few new ordinances and changes recently adopted by the City of Smyrna.
The City of Smyrna recently adopted the following ordinances to regulate temporary signs, noise and the Food Truck Tuesday event that is scheduled to make a return at the end of this month. New Temporary Sign Ordinance The new temporary sign ordinance adopted by the Smyrna City Council includes key provisions such as the size and location of the signage. Temporary sandwich signs will be allowed for no more than three total, one-month periods per frontage, annually. Noise Ordinance Revised A new noise ordinance has been put in place to reflect the reality of noise levels more properly. City officials say this will allow the police to enforce decibel levels and find the proper balance for residents and businesses. The new ordinance also …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The city will appoint a new Ward 5 board member to the Parks and Recreation Commission at tonight's meeting.
The regular City of Smyrna council meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the first and third Mondays of each month. Click here to find out how you can watch tonight's meeting online. Call to Order 1. Invocation and Pledge: Pastor Alan Scott, Cumberland Community Church (3110 Sports Ave SE) 2. Agenda Changes 3. Mayoral Report 4. Land Issues/Zonings/Annexations: Please limit speaking time for citizens' input related to the following land issues/zonings/annexations to five minutes. (A)Public Hearing: Zoning Request Z12-009 - Modification of currently approved site plans and building elevations - 6.42 Acre Tract - Land Lots 620 and 677 - 4560 South Cobb Drive - Columbia Properties, Inc. Tabled from February 18, 2013 by …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Although Saturday's much anticipated event is canceled due to weather, you'll still get a chance to hunt Easter Eggs a week later.
Due to the heavy rainfall and possible thunderstorms predicted for this Saturday, Smyrna's Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt & Movie by Moonlight is rescheduled for Saturday, March 30, according to the City of Smyrna. You'll get to enjoy a new twist to a beloved holiday tradition—hunting Easter Eggs at week later at Tolleson Park located at 3515 McCauley Road, Smyrna. Children up to age 10 years are asked bring a flashlight and Easter basket, and will be divided into age groups with the youngest beginning their hunt at dusk. Following the hunt, all are invited to watch the full-length feature film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (PG rated). Click here to register online for the hunt or in person at the Smyrna Community Center or Wolfe Adult …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Fill up on treats, enter contests, hunt for eggs and watch the Easter Bunny skydive, get your face painted and more at these area Easter events.
Enjoy a new twist to a beloved holiday tradition—hunting Easter Eggs in the dark at Tolleson Park located at 3515 McCauley Road, Smyrna. Children up to age 10 years are asked bring a flashlight and Easter basket, and will be divided into age groups with the youngest beginning their hunt at dusk. Following the hunt, all are invited to watch the full-length feature film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (PG rated). Click here to register online for the hunt or in person at the Smyrna Community Center or Wolfe Adult Recreation Center. Registration costs $5 per family, and $10 on day of the event. Call 678-631-5541 for more information. Cobb County’s "Largest Egg Hunt" will take place on Saturday, March 23, at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Starting tonight, residents can stream live and on-demand videos of council meetings.
City of Smyrna council meetings are available for live and on-demand streaming online beginning Monday. Citizens can access the videos through a web portal on the City of Smyrna website. Agendas and minutes of meetings for 2013 forward are also available through the new service. Meetings will be viewable live on most internet connected devices, and videos are time stamped to the agenda, making it easy to find portions of meetings specific to topics of interest. Here's how you can access the new service:
Monday, March 4, 2013
Smyrna's new City Clerk Terri Ann Graham is scheduled to be sworn in at tonight's City Council meeting.
Monday, March 4
1. Invocation and Pledge: Dr. Steve Kimmel, Smyrna First Baptist Church 2. Agenda Changes 3. Mayoral Report: Proclamation in Recognition of Red Cross Month 4. Land Issues/Zonings/Annexations:Please limit speaking time for citizens' input related to the following land issues/zonings/annexations to five minutes. 5. Privilege Licenses 6. Formal business: (A) Approval of the Appointment of the City Clerk (B) Swearing in of the City Clerk (C) Approval to rename Tolleson Park Softball Field B in honor of Judge Ken Nix. (D) Bid Award RFP 13-017 to Green Rock Partners for Parks and Recreation Master Plan for 2013 in the amount of $29,000 and authorize the Mayor to sign and execute all documents (E) Public Hearing - Approval of Ordinance 2013 04 …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The program took home two national awards from the 60th Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, DC.
Monday, February 11
Keep Smyrna Beautiful was recently recognized nationally for its excellence in service to the Smyrna community. The program took home two awards from the 60th Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, DC late January. The recognition include the 2012 First Place Non-Profit Litter Prevention Nationwide Award for Smyrna’s creative use of the “Littering Is Wrong, Too” campaign in addition to Adopt A Mile and other numerous litter prevention and litter cleanup programs. Additionally, Keep Smyrna Beautiful brought home the 2012 Keep America Beautiful – 2nd Place National Affiliate Award (competing in population category 50,001-200,000), recognizing excellence in overall programming and results. Angie Bolton, volunteer and Board …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Georgia District 42 House Representative will be focusing on education related issues at tonight's town hall meeting in Smyrna.
Tuesday, January 29
Representative Stacey Evans of House District 42 will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Smyrna City Hall located at 200 Village Green Circle. Evans will provide an update on the 2013 Legislative Session, focusing on issues concerning education. Evans (D-Smyrna) was re-elected to the State House last November and represents parts of Smyrna, Marietta and Vinings. In 2012, she was among the 40 outstanding UGA graduates from over 400 nominations selected by the University of Georgia Alumni Association as members of the Class of 2012 40 Under 40 Class. For more information, visit www.gahousedems.com.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The City of Smyrna approved Tuesday the hiring of David Lee as its new police chief.
Wednesday, January 23
The Smyrna City Council voted 7-0 at Tuesday's meeting to hire David Lee as the city's new police chief and Mary Moore as the new library director. Lee, Marietta's Deputy Chief of Police, was the sole finalist for the job, after the retirement of Stan Hook, Smyrna's police chief for the past 22 years. Lee is scheduled to begin the new role on Feb. 4, and was hired at $100,000 a year. He has served with the Marietta Police Department for 31 years—started as a patrol officer in 1981, and worked with the Atlanta Police Department, U.S. Army Military Police in his early career. Lee also participated in the Cobb County Police Law Enforcement Explorers while in high school. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration and a …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Take a look at some of the closings in Smyrna-Vinings and Cobb County on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Monday, January 21
City of Smyrna administrative offices are closed today in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Community Center and Wolfe Adult Recreation Center as well as as the Smyrna Public Library will be closed. The Smyrna City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 22, and here's the holiday sanitation schedule: The Cobb County Public Library System and county government offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.