Smyrna council to vote on food truck regulations
by Bridgette Bonner
March 30, 2013 12:00 AM | 2557 views | 25 25 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Smyrna City Council will award a food truck coordinator and vote on all regulations for food trucks this season Monday.

Last year’s food truck event was on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m., according to former project director Bettie Cagle.

Part of each year’s proceeds go to a nonprofit, she said. Last year’s beneficiary was the Smyrna Education Foundation. The project is seasonal and usually lasts through October.

The council will also approve Atkins Park as the location for the 11th annual crawfish boil April 27 and 28. The meeting is Monday at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.
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mk-voice of reason
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April 03, 2013
I know the friendly web editor is reading and aware.

I, as a citizen who actually does care about my city and neighborhood & believe that if Smyrna would allow citizens to be an active part of the decision making, we would have seen more growth & businesses wanting to locate here.

Using other thriving cities as examples are merely a suggested tool that city leaders should be using to theirfurther their best interest.

I have tried w/ all my might to simply ignore the meanspirited comments addressed towards me as my only intention is to continue to ask questions of elected officials , hoping that one day they will recognize the essential need for ALL citizen involvement for a path to success.
anonymous
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April 03, 2013
To web editor. Don't just stop at Smyrna. Mary Kook comments on most everything you print about Cobb County negatively with comparisons to outside areas, and she has done so in just about every article you produce about Cobb County and all cities in Cobb County. Never are the comments on the topic you printed. Peachtree City, Dunwoody, Gwinnett, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Roswell, and Tootty Town, does this and that. Tired and way over it. She went way far over the line on the post that accused the Mayor of Smyrna getting drunk with teenagers.
I get it
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April 01, 2013
These comments are SM's April Fool's joke. Funny! But at the same time inappropriate.
I don't get it
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April 03, 2013
Who is SM?
mk-real truth
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March 31, 2013
Let's talk about what families in Smyrna need. Foremost, they need good schools, which at this time Smyrna lags far behind any acceptable level.

Compare Suwanee in most recent 2012 rankings-

Suwanee has 5 elementary schools in the top 25.

They are-

Sharon Elementary,#6

Settles Bridge,#8

Johns Creek,#15

Riverside,#20

Level Creek,#25.

Top rankings, like in Suwanee attract Fortune 500 companies, new businesses, and an educated, high income workforce & citizenry!!

To find Smyrna rankings, one must go down to ranking 170, King Springs and further down to #369 for Teasley. Belmont Hills, # 700 & Norton Park follow at # 813.

As a city, including all school levels, Suwanee ranks # 4 and Smyrna ranks # 195 out of 342 cities.

Until the mayor(& his minions) can grasp this reality, nothing will change for Smyrna.
State of Denial
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March 31, 2013
The mayor and the clown council have no grasp on reality. The city has been in decline for a long time. And Smyrna is not known for its schools. Thanks for posting the rankings because it shows what still needs to be done in that city.
ionLSp unravelled
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April 01, 2013
There you go again. This is about food trucks, vinegar.
anonymous
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April 01, 2013
Troll. You looked up an entirely different 2012 ranking than I did that showed Cobb far, far superior to Gwinnett. Go away. You can't win. Your despised Cobb County and Smyrna are here to stay and thrive no matter how much you hate it and try to stomp it down. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day for you. Maybe you will be in a good mood. Do you GET IT YET that NO ONE except for Pat H EVER agrees with you?
Friendly Web Editor
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April 01, 2013
Mary,

Consider this your first warning. Continued off-topic posts to every Smyrna story will result in a temporary revocation of your posting privileges.
anonymous
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March 30, 2013
You go, Smyrna. Families will enjoy these events. Great community building!
Can we get an answer
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March 30, 2013
They'll probably have 10% of the proceeds go to The Smyrna Education Foundation Inc. again. This "nonprofit" seems to be only a web site page. If it's going to benefit in any way from the food trucks people need to know what this group is and where their funds go.
mk-wheres the $$$$
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March 30, 2013
Maybe the MDJ could report the amount of proceeds that went to the Smyrna Education Foundation. Also, please report to us how the money was spent and the balance remaining. Would also be interested in what is the purpose of the Smyrna Education Foundation. All I can find is it is collecting money to promote?? Smyrna schools?? Huh??

To skew perception?? I think test scores reflect Smyrnas rankings. They are low.

I believe the Smyrna Education Foundation will be the beneficiary this year , also. And next year, etc. The article seems to mislead a bit and makes the reader think every year 'a' (as in diiferent) nonprofit is selected(which actually would be a much better idea).

MDJ should also report Smyrna is charging $5 & $10 for the kids easter egg hunt. How darn pathetic is that??

Also , the MDJ skipped the zoning request happening Monday nite. Very telling about Smyrna that the highly visable South Cobb/East West Conn. has only attracted interest of a Del Taco/Krispy Kreme/Auto Zone, adding to the devalue of surrounding property value.



Shutttt Up
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March 31, 2013
They are a non profit, negative person posting out here again. They don't have tell you a dang thing. How pathetic is how you pounce on everything with a negative attitude. Mankind has never seen a positive thing come out of your keyboard.
$$$$
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March 31, 2013
We have the money here in Smyrna. Sorry you missed the boat.
Whaaaa
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March 31, 2013
This is about voting on food truck regulations. Have you asked your doctor about ADD?
DeltaDawm
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March 31, 2013
You ask how is the MDJ skipping the zoning request on Monday very telling about Smyrna, then you go into a rant about South Cobb and the East West connector about an article about food trucks? Honey, Bacon will never love you. Stop trying.
MK LetUsKnow
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March 31, 2013
When you have a happy day. We look forward it.
Mind Wanders
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March 31, 2013
What does this article have to do with zoning request?
MK Tell Me
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March 31, 2013
Do you live there? By South Cobb and the East West Connector?
I Wanna
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March 31, 2013
I want Auto Zone and Del Taco and Krispy Kreme.
dumb bunny
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March 31, 2013
For a person that calls a city high dollar with a per capita income of twenty nine thousand where you live in a city of almost triple that you sure are one dumb bunny. I admit your posts are entertaining. Keep the stupids coming.

Answer Please
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March 31, 2013
Somebody answer Kookendall.
ShutUP2
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March 31, 2013
Why don't you just go away. Maybe the majority of people WANT Del Taco, Krispy Kreme, and Auto Zone. Your own self is not the only person that lives in Smyrna. You bought into what thousands of other people bought into across the entire country, not just Smyrna. Declining housing values. Why don't you just shut up and take up bird watching instead of Cobb County watching or something where you make useless comments. The MDJ probably missed the zoning meeting to avoid your behind. Very telling that all you have to do with your miserable life is to find the negative and flaws in everything you see. I am not SEAN or BACON. When, if ever, you can make a positive contribution to society, please return. Until then, we are all tired of your belly-aching.
Yee Haw
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March 31, 2013
Where are your kudos for high dollar Swaunee in your $29K high dollar world?
anonymous
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April 03, 2013
Among other things, where the H did a statement about a kids easter egg hunt come from in an article about food truck regulations?????????
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