A request for sewer extension filed by Mr. Dennis Potts was received by City of Milton staff on October 24, 2007. Mr. Potts filed this same request -- along with other developers John McMillan and Ken Morton -- earlier this year and then withdrew it surrounding public outcry and controversy among certain council members who were prepared to vote for sewer extension as reflected in the meeting minutes and as reported by the Milton Herald on May 9. This weeks Herald also highlights the issues of sewer vs septic, Wright, Jason. "Experts look at the facts about Milton's septic vs. sewer debate." Milton Herald 11/01/2007:10. As was discussed during earlier meetings on this issue this request for sewer extension is in direct conflict with the long-standing no sewer, no inter-basin transfer policies of this area.
Furthermore, as stated by Community Development Director for Alpharetta, Diana Wheeler, Wright, Jason. "Experts look at the facts about Milton's septic vs. sewer debate." Milton Herald 11/01/2007 : 10, "There is no question about it" she said. "You have to have an acre for septic, with sewer there's no land relationship." She went on to say that, "she has not seen a case where sewer did not mean more density."
Please communicate your opinions and plan to attend the Thursday, December 6th Milton City Council meeting where this will be discussed. This is yet another reason that the upcoming, Tuesday, November 6th elections are so critical for the future of our collective community. We need strong, positive leadership that is citizen focused...not just through words but through demonstrated actions.