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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Milton Clarifies Sewer Service Question

By DOUG NURSE / www.ajc.com / www.ajc.com /Published on: 08/05/08

During a work session Monday in Milton, Fulton County Commissioner Lynne Riley told a crowd of about 60 people that some businesses on Ga. 9 are eligible for sewer service, but there are no plans to expand it beyond that area.
She also said there is no contradiction between the map of the county's sewer service and its policy on not allowing sewer from one river basin to flow into another basin. Ga. 9 runs along the eastern side of the city.
The perception that there was a discrepancy had fueled concern among many residents that once sewer crossed from the Big Creek basin to the Etowah River basin, the flood gates would open, and sewer would expand throughout the city.
Many residents argue that sewer brings dense development, which would spoil the pastoral feel of the community.
Mayor Joe Lockwood invited Riley to the work session to provide accurate information and dispel rumors."I want to make sure we are supporting our longstanding policies that Fulton County had before we became a city, and that we are not expanding sewer," Lockwood said. "I want to make sure we're on the same page."
Riley's statements indicated that the city could approve sewer to many developments on Ga. 9 without violating policies inherited from the county.
About a third of the crowd addressed the council. Speaker after speaker alternately pleaded and demanded that the Milton City Council limit sewer service to preserve the city's pastoral venues. Some said the meeting had been informative, and laid to rest rumors the council had been planning to expand sewer beyond Ga. 9.
But a few developers pleaded hardship from being at a standstill while the city hammers out its sewer policy.
Another meeting will be required before the question of sewer service on Ga. 9 will be settled.
Then the council must decide whether it wants to stop there, or develop a more expansive sewer policy.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The "Riley" has spoken and clarified everything we need to know. So there now!

Anonymous said...

It's better than a couple of activists that cant see the "sewer for the poop", like JZB and AZB!

Anonymous said...

And the developers would be able to develope their properties in today's housing market....? Not.

Anonymous said...

And we believe Riley because she said so?

Anonymous said...

You should not even think about questioning what The "Riley" said because she knows everything, yes EVERYTHING.

In addition she's a bean counter.

Anonymous said...

"And we believe Riley because she said so?"

No I think you should beleive Chicken Little because she said so.

Anonymous said...

Is "chicken little" JZB or AZB?
Or are they a team?

Anonymous said...

Dear God,

It's too bad people just have to continually cut others down on these type of blogs and its an unfortunate human personality flaw that we all should aspire to overcome one day. Please help those who could use some good vibes.

Amen.

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's the elected politicians who write this dribble and post it. I think the negative post would be greatly reduced if some of these "Elected Officals" would concern themselves with more fact and less hype.

"Sewer causes crime" come on...............let's use our heads here.

Anonymous said...

More privies and less sewer would definitely reduce crime....but increase unpleasant odors. So which do you prefer?

Anonymous said...

The poster about the "elected officials" is right!

Did you see the "sky is falliing", "sky is falling" emails council member Julie Zonner Bailey has been sending out?

Anonymous said...

That's Lynne Riley not Bill O'Reilly. Would someone report the facts so we can decide?