City of Milton delivers annual report to residents' doors
By DOUG NURSE www.ajc.com.
City officials are mailing copies of its 2007 annual report to about 9,000 households this week, and they have tried to make it user-friendly, said Lisa Maggart, city spokeswoman.
Rather than just produce a financial spreadsheet, city staff simplified the financial aspects to two pages with graphs, and included contact names and numbers, the history of the city, a map of the city and a 2008 calendar.
"We wanted something people could hang on their wall and put down things like soccer dates so it would be useful all year," Maggart said.
The 38-page mailing is chock-full of photographs of residents at various citywide events, she said. The report came later than city officials would have liked —two months of the calendar are already passed— but that's because of problems with a vendor and an unavoidable late start in putting it together, Maggart said.
The report lists the old City Council but that was deliberate, she said. Because this is the inaugural report, it made sense to have the inaugural City Council depicted, Maggart said. The annual report also is available at City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, and will be posted online today or tomorrow at
The cost of the $20,000 annual report was born by CH2M Hill-OMI, a private firm hired by the city to provide day-to-day services.