By DOUG NURSE / www.ajc.com
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Sometimes it seems that half the city of Milton is involved in running the city.
On Monday, Milton City Council set up three new advisory committees. Two will have 14 members; the other will have seven members.
“We have a population that’s proud of where they live, who are invested in the community,” said Mayor Joe Lockwood. “I don’t think there will be any trouble filling these committees.”
One of the new panels, the Historic Preservation Committee, will help draft an ordinance to protect old buildings and historic sites in the city of about 20,000 residents.
Another, the Ga. 9 Guideline Committee, has the more delicate task of coming up with design standards for the city’s main business corridor. The council decided to expand that committee from seven to 14 members so that each council member could appoint a homeowner and a business owner.
They also set up a Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee to recommend improvements to parks and come up with a game plan for improving recreation citywide.
People wanting to volunteer should call Linda Blow at 678-242-2489.