Monday, April 29, 2013
Cobb District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott, Cobb Public Safety Director Jack Forsythe and 911 Director Ann Flynn 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.
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 …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The county has used the federal E-Verify program to check on worker status since 2006, but the IMAGE program will go a step further.
The Cobb County commissioners are set to enter an agreement with federal officials Tuesday night to help ensure all county employees are in the country legally and are eligible to work. Cobb is the first municipality in the state to use the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Mutual Agreement, or IMAGE program. Commissioner Bob Ott, who pushed for the program, said he hopes the county can be a leader for others. The county has used the federal E-Verify program to check on worker status since 2006, but Ott said the IMAGE program will go a step further. Though it will initially be used only with county employees, Ott told the Marietta Daily Journal that he hopes that in the future it will be used to prevent situations like the one …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
It is the hoped that the changes will increase redevelopment that doesn't cost the county a dime.
The Cobb County commissioners have before them Tuesday a proposal that could help redevelopment efforts in the county. The Cobb County Development Standards code has been written through the years for new development, said Commissioner Bob Ott. He explained at last week's District 2 Town Hall Meeting that these measures were originally intended to protect undeveloped land and that when the code was being written officials hadn’t considered redevelopment. Over time he said it became more expensive for developers to redevelop an old site than it would be to construct a new one. “So what happens is that’s really why you see a lot of green field development and we’re leaving this trail behind us of worn down, worn out shopping centers and …