Dear Milton Neighbor,
You may have read in the Atlanta Journal Constitution today that some Milton Residents will get a new Zip Code July 1, 2008. A map with the impacted areas is available at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=z9vw7ncab.0.0.ys4lakcab.0&ts=S0343&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cityofmiltonga.us%2F&id=preview. The United States Postal Service recently sent a notice to 256 Milton residents indicating that the ZIP code for their mail delivery has been changed from 30004 to 30009. Residents affected are in the southern portion of ZIP Code 30004, specifically in the areas around Mayfield Road and Bethany Road, up to the intersection at Providence Road. A map is available on the City of Milton web site at http://www.cityofmiltonga.us/ that provides further clarification. According to USPS spokesperson Michael Miles, the change in ZIP Code does not affect the Post Office location that residents use, but is simply an internal change in the physical mail sorting location. Miles emphasizes that the change should be transparent to citizens, beyond the simple change of ZIP Code on the last mail line. Miles also emphasizes that citizens should continue to use "Milton" as their city of residence on their mailing address. The new ZIP Code officially takes effect on July 1, 2008, but residents can begin using 30009 immediately. The USPS will continue to deliver mail improperly labeled as 30004 until July 1, 2009, one year from the effective date of the change. Residents with any questions are encouraged to contact the Old Milton Parkway Post Office location, which can be reached directly at 770-442-3893.
I try to send information and news to you as needed. I thought this was appropriate. Please be sure to visit the City of Milton Web site for news that will impact you. As a reminder, It is important that you attend meetings and send your comments to Mayor Joe Lockwood and the City Council members. It is also vital that you attend meetings to learn more about how city operations, land use, zonings, development, public safety, taxes and other issues will impact you. The council is one of transparent government. We want you to be informed. The better informed you are the better our city will operate.
June meetings are listed below and the complete calendar of council meetings is available on http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=z9vw7ncab.0.0.ys4lakcab.0&ts=S0343&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cityofmiltonga.us%2F&id=preview. The next City Council Work Session Meeting is Monday, June 9th - 6:00 at Milton City Hall - 13000 Deerfield Parkway.
CPAC Planning and Visioning Meetings
Citizens are encouraged to attend June CPAC meetings. Your input is needed as the 25 year comprehensive plan is developed. Three meetings were held in May and additional meetings are listed on the City of Milton Web site.
New High School Resolution
This week the City Council approved a resolution asking the Fulton County School Board to review the future site of a new High School in Milton. The designated site is located on Freemanville Road and has environmental issues that cause citizens, city engineers, city staff and the city council concern. Therefore, we thought it appropriate to send a resolution with these concerns to the Board of Education.
Sewer Policy Review
The city staff and council are continuing to work hard towards a comprehensive sewer policy. This is a critical legal matter for the city's future and your comments are welcomed.
Welcome Alice Wakefield, Community Development Director
This week the City of Milton has a new Community Development Director. Alice Wakefield joined the City of Milton last week with more than 20 years in county and municipal planning and development roles. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Wakefield to our team.
It is getting hot and the heat of summer can be very dangerous. Please make sure to drink lots of fluids on these hot sultry days and use the appropriate protection from the sun. Please don't forget to watch out for your pets. Often we do not realize how hot it is and that our pets need more water than we do when they are outside for long and short periods of time.
You can find information on the watering and outside burning regulations as well as storm watch and safety information at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=z9vw7ncab.0.0.ys4lakcab.0&ts=S0343&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cityofmiltonga.us%2F&id=preview. Do not hesitate to call us if we can be of assistance 678-242-2500 City Hall or Tina D'Aversa 678-242-2498.
Wherever your summer vacation may take you, please be safe.
In faith and service,
Preserving and Protecting Milton