Monday, May 13, 2013
The Cobb Board of Commissioners will review County Manager David Hankerson's recommendation of a new senior services department head for the county.
Cobb County Manager David Hankerson is expected to recommend the Board of Commissioners to hire Jessica Gill as the county's new senior services director at Tuesday's regular board meeting. Gill, who currently works as the area manager of business development for Sunrise Senior Living of Atlanta, has more than a decade of experience in the senior care industry, said county spokesman Robert Quigley. Gill also served as a public health advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), president of the company Aging by Design and health and wellness director for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging. Established in 1972, Cobb County's Senior Services Department operates eight facilities including three …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Cobb Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to accept a state grant to establish the county's first mental health court.
The Cobb Board of Commissioners gave the green light to funding the county’s first mental health court at Tuesday's meeting. The board voted 3-2 to accept a state grant to create the mental health court, with commissioners Helen Goreham and Bob Ott opposed. The new court will be overseen by Cobb Superior Court Judge Mary Staley, using a $53,615 state grant commissioners accepted for the remainder of the fiscal year through June 30, said county chairman Tim Lee. The mental health court will serve as a problem-solving court similar to drug courts and domestic violence courts, where offenders are offered long-term community-based treatment instead of being prison-bound. Lee said the current grant can pay for 10 participants, but it is …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Cobb County Government is accepting applications for its police officer positions.
The Cobb County Police Department is seeking candidates for its police officer positions. Currently certified officers, as well as candidates with no previous law enforcement experience, are welcome to apply. Successful candidates will patrol the county and respond to calls for service, investigate crimes and render assistance to residents as necessary. Applicants must meet the following requirements: Pay and benefits include: How to apply: Entry level tests will be administered from April through November. Applicants must submit an application on the first Monday of every month prior to the test. Click here to submit an online application.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The county approved Tuesday to hire Willie A. Hopkins, Jr. as its new support services director, and tabled court officials' request of a grant to fund the county’s first mental health court.
The Cobb Board of Commissioners recognized volunteers and community leaders, and made a new hire to its management team Tuesday night. The board approved the appointment of Willie A. Hopkins, Jr., the assistant city manager of Pompano Beach, Florida and former director of general services for Fulton County, as Cobb's new support services director. The position manages a staff of 320 people in the area of property management, information services purchasing, and government service centers. Former director Virgil Moon retired last September to become the chief financial officer at Cobb and Douglas Public Health. Hopkins is expected to start in his new role on April 15, and receive a salary of $136,000, said Cobb County spokesman Robert …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Chairman Tim Lee said the county is in strong financial standing.
Cobb County was recently recognized for its fiscal responsibility by the top three bond rating agencies, Fitch Ratings, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s. Fitch assigned its highest rating for tax anticipation notes issued to Cobb, and also affirmed the AAA rating on bonds issued by Cobb Solid Waste Management Authority. The rating agency stated in a press release that the county’s “general fund operating results were strongly positive for the second consecutive year in fiscal 2012.” According to Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee, some of the key rating drivers include sound cash flows, stable operating results, low debt, credit profile, a favorable economic profile and budgetary balance in fiscal 2013 and 2014. "This confirms the county’s …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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The following two positions are available at the Cobb County Government. Equipment Operator Recreation Leader
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
In need of work? Check out the latest Local Job Alert.
Cobb County Government is seeking candidates for the following positions in its Public Safety Department. Property/Evidence Control Tech Click here to find out more, or to apply online. Emergency Communication Operator Click here to find out more, or to apply online
Monday, January 14, 2013
Cobb County will be providing final relief to victims impacted by the 2009 floods.
Monday, January 14
Cobb County officials say they are working with state and federal officials to garner grant funding and provide final relief to property owners impacted by the 2009 floods. Federal Emergency Management Agency funds should total more than $2.6 million and will be used to acquire the final 21 flood-prone properties that were substantially damaged. "During an emergency, our first priority is to help our residents," Chairman Tim Lee said. "Even after the immediate impact has passed, we continue to help residents recover as much as possible. We are working diligently with state and federal agencies and should begin to acquire the final phase of flood-damaged properties this year." In 2009, historic floods decimated much of Austell. Since then, …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Public schools are out of session starting Friday and will resume on Jan. 8.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Cobb County Government offices will be closed on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec., 24, as well as Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25. All government offices also will be closed on New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1. These services include all Cobb County Public Library branches, which will be open on New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31, until 5 p.m. Also due to the holidays, Cobb Community Transit has made some changes for its Express Service routes on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Local routes remain unchanged. Passengers planning to leave work early on those two days should note that mid day trips have been added for their convenience. For more information on specific changes, visit cobbcounty.org/cct. There will be no CCT service on Christmas Day …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The roundabout at Holly Springs and Davis roads was completed this summer.
Although some Cobb residents weren't sure what to think about a roundabout being installed at the intersection of Holly Springs and Davis roads, District 3 Commissioner Joann Birrell said during Tuesday night's Board of Commissioner's meeting that she has heard nothing but positive feedback since the project has been finished. "Not everyone was sure about it when we started," Birrell said. "It's been a great improvement." The Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a final change order for the project with a savings to Cobb County of $47,577.68, which was due to variations between the original and final plan quantities, including an overrun in construction allowance. The project was an intersection safety and operational improvement …