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Despite opposition, proposed Lidl store wins approval in Marietta

July 17, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Despite push back from neighboring property owners and tenants, the German company seeking to build a third grocery store in Cobb County won approval of its project from the Marietta City Council.

How late should food trucks be allowed in Marietta neighborhoods?

July 10, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

The plan presented there would create separate rules for food trucks on residential property than on other zonings such as retail or office.

Marietta considering pruning overgrown yard ordinance

July 9, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

But some citizens complain that the code enforcing yard upkeep is too vague, and Roth said the city solicitor and attorney have agreed more specific language would allow code enforcement to better crack down on libertine lawn owners.

Marietta elementary schools to be monitored by police officers

July 1, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For the first time, two school resource officers from the Marietta Police Department will serve only in Marietta’s elementary schools - thanks in part to a federal grant.

Marietta committee approves $15 million hotel refurb

June 28, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

Under the plan, which was approved by the city’s Finance Committee on Tuesday, the city would receive 6% interest on $15 million in funds. “This is not a loan, this is … an investment,” said Mayor Steve Tumlin.

Marietta allocates nearly $1M for tourism grants

June 27, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New requests of $379,000 for tourism grants have been approved by the Marietta City Council for the new budget year. Additionally, $598,000 in tourism grants have been renewed by the City Council for a total of $977,000.

Marietta mayor wants to use SPLOST to fund downtown parking deck

June 20, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

In the past, the city has discussed floating bonds to pay for downtown parking, but Tumlin said he thinks the project could be funded by a 2022 1% Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which would need to be approved by voters.

Boyce, mayors to discuss possible SPLOST renewal this month

June 17, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

The biggest projects listed on Smyrna’s preliminary five-year SPLOST list include $15 million toward a municipal services annex, $6 million toward road resurfacing, $4.5 million for a downtown parking deck and $8 million toward an aquatic gymnastics and family learning library.

Marietta begins greens conversion at golf course

June 17, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Over the next few months, the greens will be changed from bentgrass to TifEagle Bermuda, she said. With TifEagle being a warm-season grass, it will significantly improve the playing conditions year-round, she added.

Marietta property taxes set to dip slightly

June 11, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

Marietta residents could be in for a pleasant surprise the next time property taxes come due.

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