Dear Milton Friends, Neighbors and Citizens,
This is a friendly reminder regarding important upcoming meetings this week both in Milton and at our borders. Monday, March 17th Mayor and City Council meeting includes three requests for rezoning, some of which are requesting withdrawal. Please note while an applicant can request withdrawal once the case has been advertised the public hearing will be held.
Tuesday, March 18th at 7pm at the Canton City Hall in downtown Canton the Georgia State Environmental Protection Division, (EPD) is holding a public hearing on the proposed sewerage treatment plant north of Milton's borders. This public hearing is in response to hundreds of letters received from Cherokee residents and Milton citizens. As noted in earlier releases and as reported by the news this proposed plant would bring increased density, greater stormwater run off thereby negatively impacting the rural character of this region. As you may have read in the newspapers, Cherokee Water and Sewerage Authority has denied its intent to bring sewer service into Milton. Please remember that there is sewer service within a half-mile of Milton in Cherokee County. An earlier document from the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District also notes additional sewerage capacity coming from Cherokee to serve North Fulton for a regionalized approach. If you have not sent a letter expressing your opinion about this proposed sewerage treatment plan please do so. Your opinion still matters. Both letters and attendance at the EPD hearing are critical. A copy of the sample EPD letter for your reference may be found using this link.
Equally important you should have received your Milton Citizens Survey in the mail. It is critical that this survey be completed and mailed in by Friday, March 21st. I appreciate you taking the time to provide your opinion to the Mayor, City Council, Staff and the CPAC. This survey is vital to the Comprehensive Land Use Planning Update process.Also, on Wednesday, March 19th in Forsyth County, a Community Public Information Meeting is being held regarding a proposed development on the borders of Milton and Forsyth, near Bethany Bend Road and McGinnis Ferry. There is a proposal for 87+ acres at this location to become a continuous care facility. The Forsyth County Government Center is at 110 East Main St. Cumming, GA 30040.
Your direct involvement allows me to be even more effective on your behalf.
Julie Zahner Bailey
Milton City Council