Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Walton High School.
District 2 Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott, whose district includes Smyrna-Vinings, wants to hear from you. Ott will host a town-hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road. For more information, call 770-528-3316 or visit cobbcounty.org/ott. Next Tuesday, District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell will host a town-hall meeting at 7 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road. In addition to gathering your feedback, county officials will discuss the police K-9 team and Animal Control. For more information, call 770-528-3317 or visit cobbcounty.org/birrell.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Cobb commissioner and other county officials recently participated in firefighter exercises.
A group of Cobb County government officials got to experience what it's like to be a firefighter. Cobb District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott, Cobb Public Safety Director Jack Forsythe and 911 Director Ann Flynn took part in firefighter training exercises last week at the Public Safety Training Center in Marietta. The experience included a ladder climb as well as interior smoke and fire simulations. More than 650 sworn firefighters and 32 civilian employees make up the team at Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services. The department covers 305 square miles of the unincorporated areas of Cobb as well as three incorporated cities including Kennesaw, Acworth and Powder Springs. The team responded to more than 48,000 calls last year.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The District 2 commissioner will meet with constituents tonight at the Smyrna Community Center.
District 2 Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott will hold a town hall meeting tonight. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle. Ott's district includes Smyrna-Vinings and the East Cobb area below Roswell Road.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Check out the latest updates on road constructions, delays and detours around Cobb County.
Here are the latest updates on road work being done around Cobb County, according to Commissioners Bob Ott, Helen Goreham, JoAnn Birrell and Lisa Cupid. Davidson Road to Willow Point Pkwy Willow Point Pkwy to Timber Ridge Road Karls Gate Drive to Lake Fjord Pass GDOT I-285 Top-End Resurfacing Project Expect delays as Georgia DOT continues working on a $56 million resurfacing project on I-285. Crews will resurface 10 miles of I-285 between Paces Ferry Road in Cobb County and Ashford Dunwoody Road in DeKalb County. Most work will take place nights and weekends. The project is scheduled to complete in August 2013. Click here for more information. Detour Scheduled for Multi-use Trail From Monday, Feb. 18, to Monday, March 11, parts of the …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The District 2 commissioner and the Cobb Commission chairman will take the oath of office for their second terms on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott will be sworn in for a second term today. Ott, a Republican who was re-elected without opposition this year, will take the oath of office Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the office of Cobb Superior Court Judge Adele Grubbs, 70 Haynes St., Marietta. His District 2 covers the Smyrna-Vinings area and most of East Cobb below Roswell Road. In an article published in The Marietta Daily Journal on Monday, Ott pointed to his role in a number of commercial redevelopment issues as his main accomplishments, especially in the the Johnson Ferry Road and Powers Ferry Road corridors. On Thursday, Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee will be sworn in. Lee is an East Cobb resident who defeated former chairman Bill Byrne in the Republican …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The District 2 Cobb commissioner will update constituents Tuesday at the new Sterling Estates senior complex on Lower Roswell Road.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
District 2 Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. today at the new Sterling Estates senior living complex at 4220 Lower Roswell Road, next to the East Cobb Government Center. His district covers the Smyrna-Vinings area and portions of East Cobb. Ott, who typically holds a quarterly town hall meeting, is participating once again in the annual Movember Worldwide initiative this month to help raise money and awareness for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. He has been among the more than a million men around the world growing mustaches during November as part of the campaign. Ott's father died of prostate cancer in 2008. Before the town hall meeting, Cobb Department of Transportation staff will host a public …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Here's a roundup of the week's top headlines including stories from Bob Ott's town hall meeting and Smyrna City Council.
Here are some of the week's top headlines from Smyrna-Vinings Patch. The Storify widget does not work in every browser. If this page is blank, try refreshing the page or using another Internet browser.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The District 2 County Commissioner will hear from his constituents at the Smyrna Community Center.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Smyrna-Vinings Patch will post a weekly status update for the Woodland Brook Drainage Project each Friday.
According to Cobb County Distirct 2 Commissioner Bob Ott, excavation and sanitary and utility relocation continues as part of the Woodland Brook Drainage Project. The roadway was closed to traffic on Monday, June 18 and is expected to remain closed until Sunday, July 29. Contractors are working to replace dual 48-inch pipes beneath the roadway with a 25-foot bottomless arch culvert. The improvements are intended to prevent flooding in the area. Local traffic can use Randall Farm Road as a detour while Woodland Brook Drive is closed.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The three Republicans challenging Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee took issue with his stances on both at Wednesday's forum in East Cobb.
For the second time in as many days, the four Republicans running for Cobb Commission Chairman sounded off on what appears to be the most pressing issues during their two-month primary campaign -- property tax increases and the upcoming TSPLOST regional transportation referendum. In a Wednesday forum at the East Cobb Library sponsored by the East Cobb Civic Association, the three challengers to incumbent Tim Lee all took aim at his vote last year to raise the county millage rate. They also questioned his general support for the TSPLOST referendum, which is included on the July 31 primary ballot. Former chairman Bill Byrne, Mike Boyce and Larry Savage, who ran against Lee in 2010 in the Republican race to succeed Sam Olens, all said the …