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.
The plan presented there would create separate rules for food trucks on residential property than on other zonings such as retail or office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 residents could be in for a pleasant surprise the next time property taxes come due.