Marietta police are encouraging Cobb residents to attend an upcoming public workshop on addiction, intervention, mental health and recovery.
Marietta’s planning commission approved a plan to expand the Extension, the nonprofit off Church Street Extension near Bells Ferry Road dedicated to providing residential treatment for homeless addicts.
If Marietta gets a second splash pad, it will likely come to one of two parks in the western portion of the city.
It’s a running joke that visitors from elsewhere are flummoxed by Atlanta’s superfluity of streets named Peachtree, but Kaemmerlen said that name itself may come from a misunderstanding.
Public Works Director Mark Rice said if the project is approved by the committee and the full council, it is expected to take about six to eight weeks to complete, though no dates have been set.
After Marietta city officials submit development plans for the site, then Cobb will conduct a formal plan review process.
A special land use permit from Turner Chapel AME Church to build a new food and clothing pantry was approved by the Marietta City Council on Aug. 14.
Marietta police Chief Dan Flynn decided to get into the business of prevention, which is something no other Georgia police department has done. Now, nine officers are responsible for following up with drug users within 24 hours of their overdose. When the ASSIST team visits, the goal is to help people recover.
City staff are expected to report on the feasibility and cost of building a new splash pad in an existing park at the next Parks, Recreation and Tourism Committee meeting, scheduled for Aug. 27.
Officials are preparing to take the list of potential projects with a combined price tag of over $175 million and whittle it down to fit an anticipated $52.5 million in SPLOST proceeds.