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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tina D'Aversa, City of Milton News

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Dear Milton Neighbor,

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as your District 5 City of Milton Council Representative. One thing that I am reminded of each Holiday Season is the freedoms we enjoy living in America . We are blessed to have the opportunity to choose to celebrate our faith in different ways. As you celebrate in your way this season, I wish you the very best of Hope, Peace Joy and Love.

Monday, December 15, the City of Milton will host the final Council Meeting for 2008. It is a good time to reflect on all the successes this year.

In a few weeks, you should receive a City of Milton Annual Report. You can read about some of the tremendous accomplishments and enjoy some nice photos and a 2009 calendar. I appreciate our city management, Mayor Lockwood and my fellow council members. Together we have made our citizens proud.

I am most proud of the unparalleled citizen involvement in our community. We host more than 20 distinct citizen committees that are ensuring a balanced voice in our diverse city. I am proud of the Milton Disability Awareness Committee formed in 2007. This group, chaired by Laura Barham and Ann Coggins continues to help and support our city staff in ensuring accessibility and inclusion for all people. The city is also honored to have Marie Latta consulting with our team as we develop new and improved infrastructure throughout the city. You can read about Ms. Latta on the city website.

My commitment to maintaining our unique quality of life has never been more evident than with the citizen committees formed in 2008. Community involvement is the driving force in a strong city. The committee that best exemplifies my desire for a distinctive community that embraces, preserves and enhances its rural character is the Highway 9 Design Board. This committee along with city staff will embark on a Livable Centers Initiative developing a full master plan, resulting in not only a vision but also implementation strategies such as recommended amendments to the overlay, design guidelines, and identify transportation improvement projects. I am proud to sponsor this committee. My vision remains steady for 2009; appropriate development in our community, keeping our citizens safe, controlling traffic and developing our parks.
There are several groups I would like to thank for their hard work this year including our boards and the Comprehensive Plan Committee (CPAC). These volunteer citizens have worked tirelessly all year so that the future of Milton will depict the vision.

I am proud to support these committees and look forward to working with citizens and watching our vision develop in 2009.
May you be blessed with a safe and Happy New Year.

Sincerest regards,

Tina D'Aversa
678-242-2498 Direct
tdaversa@bellsouth.net

For additional information and updates, visit the City of Milton website.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead

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December 15 City Council Agenda

City Council Agenda

City Council Meetings are held at City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Milton, Georgia 30004.

Meeting Calendar of the City Boards and Commissions

Monday, December 15, 2008 Council Meeting Agenda 6:00 PM
INVOCATION - Tass Welch, Community Minister, Community of Christ Church

1) CALL TO ORDER
2) ROLL CALL
3) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (Led by the Mayor) (Agenda Item No. 08-744)
4) APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA (Add or remove items from the agenda)
5) PUBLIC COMMENT
6) CONSENT AGENDA
(Agenda Item No. 08-745) 1. Approval of the December 1, 2008 Regular Meeting Minutes. (Jeanette Marchiafava, City Clerk and Clerk of the Court) (Agenda Item No. 08-746) 2. Approval of the following task orders:
November 19, 2008 - Task Order 09-SSI-01 from Street Smarts, Inc. for traffic calming services for the City of Milton with a total cost of $15,162.27; and

November 7, 2008 - Task Order 09-KHA-01 from Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. for Phase 1 Crabapple Crossroads Southeast Quadrant Study with a total cost of $17,635.00; and

November 25, 2008 - Revised Task Order 09-KHA-01 from Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. for Revised Phase 1 Crabapple Crossroads Southeast Quadrant Study with a total cost of $21,783.00
(Dan Drake, Public Works Director)
(Agenda Item No. 08-747) 3. Approval for Street light acceptance agreement with Crabapple Crossing Subdivision. (Dan Drake, Public Works Director)

7) REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

8) FIRST PRESENTATION

9) PUBLIC HEARING ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE
APPLICATION (Agenda Item No. 08-748) 1. Approval of Alcohol Beverage License Application for Wu & Huang Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Ru San's Milton located at 13085 Alpharetta Highway 9N, Unit #440, Milton, Georgia. The applicant is Kent Wu for Consumption on the Premises - Wine and Malt Beverage. (Presented by Stacey Inglis, Finance Manager) END OF PUBLIC HEARING

10) ZONING AGENDA (Agenda Item No. 08-734) 1. ZM08-08/VC0-07 - South side of Webb Road, To modify condition 2a. and a 2 part concurrent variance to 1) To reduce the side yard setback from 20 feet to 10 feet along the east and west property lines; 2) To reduce the minimum rear yard setback from 25 feet to 10 feet along the south property line. (Presented by Alice Wakefield, Community Development Director) (Agenda Item No. 08-735) 2. RZ08-10, 622 N. Main Street by Larry Singleton, ADT Real Estate, LLC, To rezone from C-2 (Commercial) to C-1 (Community Business) to develop a 28,260 square foot retail home fashion center at a density of 12,504.42 square feet per acre on 2.26 acres. (Presented by Alice Wakefield, Community Development Director)

11) UNFINISHED BUSINESS (none)

12) NEW BUSINESS (Agenda Item No. 08-749)
1. Approval of a Resolution Amending Resolution No. 08-12-54, A Resolution to Create the Milton Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and to develop the Milton Parks and Recreation Ordinance. (Presented by Brad Chambers, Parks and Recreation Representative) (Agenda Item No. 08-750)
2. Approval of a Resolution Amending Resolution No. 08-12-55, A Resolution to Create a Committee to Serve as the Highway 9 Design Guideline Committee for Potential Revision to the Highway 9 Overlay District of the City of Milton Zoning Ordinance. (Presented by Alice Wakefield, Community Development Director) (Agenda Item No. 08-751)
3. Approval of a Resolution Amending Resolution No. 08-12-56, A Resolution to Create a Committee to Serve as the Historic Preservation Committee for Development of a Historic Preservation Ordinance for the City of Milton. (Presented by Alice Wakefield, Community Development Director) (Agenda Item No. 08- 752)
4. Approval of a Resolution Amending Resolution No. 08-04-32, A Resolution Appointing Members to the City of Milton Bike and Pedestrian Path Committee. (Presented by Alan Tart, Councilmember) (Agenda Item No. 08- 753)
5. Approval of a Resolution to Create a Stakeholder Advisory Committee for City of Milton Transportation Plan. (Presented by Dan Drake, Public Works Director) (Agenda Item No. 08- 754)
6. Approval of a Resolution to Create a Citizen Advisory Committee for City of Milton Concept Plans for the Intersections of Birmingham at Providence and Arnold Mill at New Providence. (Presented by Dan Drake, Public Works Director) (Agenda Item No. 08-755)
7. Approval of task orders for concept studies of Birmingham at Providence intersection for $116,434.06 and Arnold Mill at New Providence intersection $70,496.70 with Street Smarts, Inc. (Presented by Dan Drake, Public Works Director) (Agenda Item No. 08- 756)
8. Approval of a Resolution Requesting the Transmittal of the draft City of Milton 20082028 Comprehensive Plan Partial Update to the Atlanta Regional Commission and the State of Georgia Department of Community Affairs. (Presented by Alice Wakefield, Community Development Director) (Agenda Item No. 08- 757)
9. Approval of a Resolution to Adopt the 2009 Zoning and Use Permit, Zoning Modification, Board of Zoning Appeals and the City of Milton Design Review Board Schedules. (Presented by Alice Wakefield, Community Development Director)
13) MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS
14) STAFF REPORTS 1) Discussion of the right-of-way privatization policy. (Presented by Dan Drake, Public Works Director)
15) EXECUTIVE SESSION (if needed) (Agenda Item No. 08-758)
16) ADJOURNMENT

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Committee and Board Nominations

Council members will be nominating committee members this month.

Tina D'Aversa's nominees to date

1) Parks and Recreation Committee -
District 5 Nominee: Tom Mulroy
2) Highway 9 Design Guidelines Committee
District 5 Business Rep Nominee: Adam Orkin
District 5 Citizen Nominee: Roger Festa
3) Historic Preservation Committee.At Large Nominee: JT Adams
District 5 Nominee: Travis Allen
4) Transportation Committee.
District 5 Citizen Nominee: Vic Jones
5) Transportation Intersection Committee
At Large Nominee: Marty Littleton

These committees will begin working if they have not already in early January 2009. The Parks and Recreation Committee is already developing a list of priority review items for early 2009. Public Works Director, Dan Drake and P&R Consultant, Brad Chambers will be the staff liaisons.

Community Development Manager, Alice Wakefield will be working with the Highway 9 Review Board very soon to review the LCI process and to begin setting discussion priorities. We encourage citizens to be involved and attend these meetings. Meetings will be listed on the city website.

Please email the city council member serving your district if you are interested in participating on one of these boards or committees. City Council contact information.

City Council Meeting agendas are posted seven days prior to a meeting.

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