There will be a Special Election on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 to fill the unexpired term of Alderman Post 3 which expires Dec 31, 2015.
The following individuals have qualified to run for the Post:
Patrick D. Cooney
|C. Kevin Wigington|
Voting will take place in conjunction with the Statewide & County General Primary Election. Your polling place where you will vote will be the location indicated on your Voter ID Card listed as the County Polling Place. No voting will take place at Roberts School.
If you would like to receive an “Application for Official Absentee Ballot”, you may obtain one at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 4415 Senator Russell Avenue or go to www.CobbElections.org - No “reason” is required. Ballots will be mailed starting April 4, 2014.
Advance Voting will be April 28 – May 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. & May 10, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cobb Elections 736 Whitlock Ave, Marietta 30064-4663
Satellite Voting will also be available at NorthStar Church, 3413 Blue Springs Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144, May 12 – May 16, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
For more information go to www.CobbElections.org or call 770-528-2581
In support of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) week, the City of Acworth is partnering with the Cobb CDBG Program Office to host the 2014 Cobb CDBG Day at Roberts School this Thursday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. The program will last approximately 30 minutes and will feature Mayor Tommy Allegood and Alderman Tim Houston. Attendees will learn more about the city's use of CDBG funds over the last 15 years and the history of the Roberts School Facility. Over the last fifteen years the CDBG Grant has funded several significant quality of life improvements for the city. Projects such as the Roberts School renovation and the development of the trail system connecting Cowan Road to School Street were completed with CDBG funding. Next on the Horizon, will be the Logan Farm Park expansion. The improvement will be made near the intersection of Cherokee Street and Taylor Street. The park development will feature expanding parking, a playground, restroom, open play space, and a circular walking track that will connect to the existing trail system.
The Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] Program is a flexible, income-driven program that provides states and local governments with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Since 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to over one thousand local governments and States. The overarching goal of the CDBG program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
For more information on the event, please contact the Acworth Parks, Recreation, and Community Resource Department at 770-917-1234.
Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival - Cauble Park
The North Cobb Rotary Club, City of Acworth, and the Georgia Barbecue Association are proud to announce that the 5th annual Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival presented by Superior Plumbing will be held at Cauble Park on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10. All proceeds will be distributed amongst several local charities, so every come out and help make a difference in your community!
Join us Friday night for a concert under the stars, and again on Saturday for the best BBQ around! Teams from all over the Southeast will compete in professional and amateur divisions to see who will take home the title for 2014. On Friday night, festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. and continue until 10:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. local band The Mustangs will take the stage! In addition to the concert, there will be a special competition called "Lord of the Wings". Each team will be preparing their own special flavor of chicken wings and you get to be the judge! On Saturday, festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. There will be another people's choice competition where you get to be the judge, and taste different BBQ entries from all of the participating cook teams! For a small fee, you can taste your way through some of the best BBQ in the Southeast!
Parking will not be available at the park so please park downtown and use the provided shuttles.
For more information on this event, please visit www.smokeonthelake.org.
Public Works Department - Announcement
Mosquito Spraying for 2014 will commence the week of 21 April and continue until the end of warm weather, approximately 1 September. Spraying will start on the south side of town, from the CSX Rail Line toward the lake on Wednesday 23rd of April. The north part of town will be sprayed the following Wednesday. This alternating two week schedule will be followed until September. The material data safety sheet (MSDA) for the product used to eradicate mosquitoes can be viewed by clicking here.