Neighborhood Safety Information
Neighborhood safety is everyone’s responsibility. If you encounter non-residents on Olde Ivy property or in buildings in The Manor, do not confront them. Call 911 and report the problem. Police will respond and handle the situation. Additional, non-emergency contact information is available.
All residents should follow basic safety principles:
- Do not open gates to unknown individuals who call you from the gate.
- In The Manor, do not open outside doors to unknown individuals who call you from the door call box.
- Do not provide gate or door access codes to anyone.
- Do not leave your residence without securing doors and windows.
- Always lock your vehicle and store valuables out of sight.
More information regarding Emergency Numbers, Traffic Safety, Outdoor Grills, Pool Safety, Smoke Alarms, Power Interruptions, Street Lamp Repair, and Tornado Preparations can be found on this page.
- Police/Fire/Rescue/Emergency: 911
- Cobb County Animal Control: (770) 499-4136
- Cobb County 24-hour Non-emergency police dispatch: (770) 499-3911
- HERO (Highway Emergency Response Operators): 511
- Colonial Pipeline 24-Hour Emergency Response Line: (800) 926-2728
Cobb County Police Precinct 3 is located at 1901 Cumberland Parkway near the intersection with Beech Haven Trail. The police ask residents to call to report any immediate criminal or suspicious activity. If there is any doubt about the nature of the behavior, the precinct captain says he would rather we call and be safe.
Other Cobb County Police numbers (during business hours):
- Cobb County Police switchboard: (770) 499-3900
- Cobb County Police Precinct 3 office: (770) 499-4183
Street address for Olde Ivy Pool and Clubhouse:
4735 Ivy Ridge Dr SE
Smyrna, GA 30080-6645
The speed limit at Olde Ivy is 15 miles per hour. Many of our residents are walkers and runners. Some families enjoy walks with the baby in a stroller. There are lots of dog walkers. And, there are plenty of blind curves . . . Please drive slowly and with great care.
Condos: The use of gas and charcoal grills is prohibited in the Condos, including on balconies and decks. You may use electric grills, but please be extra considerate of your neighbors and careful about fire safety.
Manor: The use of gas and charcoal grills is prohibited in the Manor, including on balconies and patio/lawn areas. You may use electric grills, but please be extra considerate of your neighbors and careful about fire safety.
Townhomes: The prudent and conscientious use of outdoor grills is not specifically prohibited in the Townhome documents, and county restrictions on grills do not apply to townhouses, but please use extreme caution and consideration. Noise, odors, pests associated with food handling, and many other potential side effects of outdoor grills are restricted. Safety considerations are paramount.
All Associations: Fire safety remains a top priority in the neighborhood, especially around balconies, wooden decks, and pine straw mulch. We have experienced significant fire losses in the neighborhood, inadvertently caused by seemingly innocuous practices. Any open flame poses a risk, as does the storage or use of flammable materials.
Pool Safety and Security
The Neighborhood Pool is one of our most cherished amenities, but it is available only to Olde Ivy residents, their family, and no more than two guests per visit per family. Since it’s a community resource, it’s important that everyone who uses the pool or the pool area follows these basic rules for security, safety and courtesy. Pool hours are 6:30 AM to 11:30 PM. Official pool rules are available here.
- To enter the pool area, use your grey fob, to open the gate. If you do not have a grey fob or yours does not work, please contact your property management company representative.
- Close the gate after you enter or leave the pool area. Please do not let anyone into the pool area that you do not know.
- Enter the pool area from one of the gates. Do not enter or leave the fitness center through the fitness center glass doors.
- Pool parties are not allowed unless pre-approved by the Neighborhood Board of Directors.
- There is no lifeguard. Please supervise children carefully whether in the pool or in the pool area.
- For emergencies, use the special-purpose telephone to dial 911. It is located on the far left column supporting the back porch of the clubhouse.
- Do not bring any glass or other breakables into the pool area.
- There is no pool attendant. Please use the trash receptacles for your trash. Don’t leave water bottles, sunscreen tubes, food wrappers, and the like behind.
- Please remove all of your personal belongs such as towels and toys when you leave the pool area.
- Please keep the bathroom areas clean. Do not put paper towels in the toilets.
- If you notice a broken chair, lounger or umbrella, please place it to the left of the fitness center door.
- If you observe problems in the pool area, please notify your property management company representative.
Smoke alarms are installed in each unit, hard-wired into the electrical system. Residents may not tamper with them, except to change the battery that powers the unit.
Occasionally, Olde Ivy residents experience power interruptions related to storm damage. Georgia Power responds quickly to repair problems, but to make it easier to wait through a power interruption, you may want to have the following on hand:
- Battery-powered lantern
- Battery-powered radio
If the power outage affects the whole complex, the entry gates will automatically open. They will close when power is restored.
If you live in The Manor, be aware that:
- The emergency lighting in hallways and stairwells may not last for more than 30 minutes.
- The garage doors and front doors will automatically open. They will close when power is restored.
Street Lamp Repair
The street lamps in our neighborhood are maintained by Georgia Power. If a lamp is malfunctioning, you can report it directly to Georgia Power using this link. Usually they respond within a few days.
Georgia Power makes repairs during daylight hours when the lamp normally won’t be on. To make it easier for Georgia Power to find the problem lamp:
Try to locate the unique numeral or letter stenciled somewhere on the lamp base, so you can include that identifier in your report, along with closest street number to the lamp.
Mark the post with some bright tape or a ribbon (be sure to use something that can be easily and completely removed!).
Georgia has experienced many strong storms recently, including the occasional tornado. In the event of an approaching tornado, Cobb County sounds a siren to warn residents.
To prepare for possible tornadoes, it’s a good idea to designate a Safe Area in your Olde Ivy home. This could be an interior room with no windows, such as a bathroom, or a stairway or garage area away from windows.
This article at ready.ga.gov provides useful safety suggestions.