Thursday, February 28, 2013
Cobb commissioner JoAnn Birrell explained the ordinance change to the East Cobb Civic Association.
The day after the Cobb Board of Commissioners voted to adjust its code for chicken owners on small residential lots, opponents of the measure still had plenty of questions. At a Wednesday meeting of the East Cobb Civic Association, District 3 commissioner JoAnn Birrell outlined the new policy before an audience that wasn't thrilled to absorb the news. The ECCA opposed the changes, which would permit owners to apply for a variance that would allow them to keep one female chicken -- but no roosters -- per 5,000 square feet of property. Applicants also must provide written consent from two adjacent neighbors, either in support of or in opposition to their petition. Birrell and Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee voted against the change, but it …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The District 3 Cobb Commissioner is the featured guest at Wednesday's monthly meeting.
Monday, February 25
District 3 Cobb Commissioner JoAnn Birrell is the guest speaker at Wednesday's meeting of the East Cobb Civic Association. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road. The group's business meeting will take place after her remarks. Birrell, a Republican, was elected to serve the Northeast Cobb district in 2010. Last week, she kicked off her re-election campaign.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Cobb Commission Chairman is the featured guest at the Jan. 30 meeting of the East Cobb Civic Association.
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee is the featured speaker at the Jan. 30 meeting of the East Cobb Civic Association. His remarks will begin at 7 p.m. at the East Cobb Government Services Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road. A general membership meeting will follow. Lee, a resident of the Northeast Cobb area, delivered his official State of the County address to the Cobb Chamber of Commerce last week; see the accompanying video for the full speech. Over the weekend The Marietta Daily Journal reported that Lee is requesting a three percent raise for county officials, just as county employees received late last year. Both measures are opposed by East Cobb commissioner Bob Ott. He supported a one-time bonus for employees and told the newspaper that…
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The Cobb Planning Commission voted 5-0 to deny the company's application to operate a metal scrap yard and transfer station on Canton Road.
The Cobb County Planning Commission this morning unanimously rejected an application for a special land-use permit allowing Marietta Recycling to operate a metal scrap yard and transfer station on Canton Road next to the East Cobb Baseball complex. The 5-0 vote against the application, formally made by Snapfinger Properties, means Marietta Recycling has 120 days to cease the operations at the site, which used to be Hope Lumber. Marietta Recycling had been placed on notice that it was violating code without the special use permit, and the enforcement was suspended until the Planning Commission acted, code enforcement officer Kim Wakefield told the commission. The scrap yard had alarmed Northeast Cobb neighbors, and several turned out today …