By DOUG NURSE / www.ajc.com / Published on: 08/12/08
A Milton man, tired of the City Council's refusal to let him connect to sewer that surrounds his property has asked to be kicked out of the city.
At a work session Monday, the City Council seemed reluctant. Dennis Potts, who is assembling a 10-acre parcel partly in Milton and partly in Alpharetta, asked the City Council to de-annex him so the entire property could be in Alpharetta.
Mayor Joe Lockwood argued Potts' situation was unique. Tart and others questioned whether the city should allow property owners to de-annex just because they don't like city policies. And some, such as Council member Karen Thurman, expressed reservations about letting go of commercial property when the city's tax digest is so lopsided toward residential taxpayers