Friday, April 24, 2009

As I See It News From Tina D'Aversa

Dear Milton Neighbor,

Happy Earth Day! I hope this note finds you safe and enjoying this beautiful day.


Remember that if you see unsafe activities in Milton, call 911 or contact the city with non-emergencies at 678-242-2500. The Milton Public Safety Department is here to keep citizens safe. They cannot prevent every crime but they are responsive and will make sure you are protected. The City of Milton and Mayor Lockwood posted a letter about our safe city. You can read the letter by clicking on this link.

I hope to see you all out this Saturday for the Great Milton Clean Up at Birmingham Park.

The clean up takes place this Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The project, spearheaded by Milton Grows Green and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is part of two national clean-up programs, "The Great American Cleanup" and "Day of Service." You are encouraged to join in this major park clean up by contacting

The Economy

A recent newspaper article called attention to a possible revenue short for the city of Milton. While there will likely be a short fall in part because of lower tax collections, there is no reason for alarm. City Manager Lagerbloom along with the Mayor and Council are working closely to ensure that we are conservative with your tax dollars. The current budget is available on the city web site.
The city of Milton is like many cities feeling the impact of a down national economy. However, Milton is in good financial condition. I can tell you that I have not approved areas of spending that reach outside our required balanced budget. And, I expect our city to continue to provide a high level of service as the council and staff review ways to reduce costs and increase revenue.

Many citizens and business have felt the impact of the economy and are paying their taxes later than in the past. The finance staff will continue to work with citizens to ensure collections.

As we continue to manage the most unique city in Georgia, lets all be thankful for the blessings we have around us. Take time to stop and look around at our beautiful city. We must reach out to our neighbors who need support and lend a hand. And we must take some time to take care of ourselves.

Milton Milers

You are invited to join the Milton Milers each Sunday for a walk around Milton for fun and health. We will meet at 3:00 at the Bethany Road Starbucks to walk 3 to 5 miles.

And remember, If you have any questions about your city, do not hesitate to contact me or meet me during the Milton Milers walk.

Milton Milers Health Tip - If you are facing tough financial times or other challenges in your life, you are not alone. Keep your faith and continue to take care of yourself by exercising at least 3-4 times per week.

Health experts agree that exercise is a wonderful stress reducer. A healthy, strong body supports a healthy, strong mind.

Events in Milton

Several important meetings of the City Council are listed below. The next City Council Meeting is Monday, April 27 6:00 at Milton City Hall (13000 Deerfield Parkway).

Be sure to visit for additional information and to help support our re-election campaign.

Wishing you good health and prosperity!

Tina D'Aversa
678-242-2498 Direct

"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

Events Click on the event title for additional information

Clean-up Milton Day! The Great American Clean-up Day of Service is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th. This project, spearheaded by Milton Grows Green and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is part of two national clean-up programs, "The Great American Cleanup" and "Day of Service." It will be a terrific day of community service and citizen camaraderie as we all come together to spruce up the 202 acres of the Birmingham Parkland. Many local churches, boy scouts, girl scouts, civic organizations and more are planning to join in for this community wide volunteer park clean up event.

Gravel Roads

For those of you living on a gravel road in Milton or interested in efforts to preserve the unique gravel roads please join us for a Gravel road review meeting, Thursday, April 30th 6:00 - 8:00 pm at City Hall.

Milton Roundup Logo Contest

Milton High School students are being asked to design the logo for the annual Milton Round-up T-shirts. The student with the winning design will receive a $100 cash prize. The entry deadline is 5/1. Visit City of Milton to enter the contest and for additional details (link to

Bulky Trash Day - On April 18 from 8a.m. - 2 pm. Milton residents can take large items for recycling that otherwise cannot be donated. The location for drop-off of such items is just around the corner from the Roswell Recycling Center at 1790 Hembree Rd. This is an amnesty day so there is no charge for Milton, Alpharetta and Roswell residents.

Highway 9 Design Committee Meeting
If you are Interested in ensuring development guidelines for the area along Highway 9 are appropriate, please attend a future meeting of the committee. May 7, 4:00 pm, Milton City Hall.

Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting

April 30, 6:00 pm City Hall
Milton Milers Walking Club
April 26, 3:00 pm. Milton walkers meet at Starbucks at Bethany Road and Highway 9 each Sunday and walk for health wellness and camaraderie.
City Council Meeting April 27, 2009
City Council Meetings are held at City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Milton, Georgia 30004.

Ethics Board Meeting April 27, 2009, 6:00 at Milton City Hall
Meeting Calendar of the City Boards and Commissions

Planning Commission April 28, 2009. 7:00 at Milton City Hall

Join us each Sunday at 3:00 at the Starbucks on Bethany Road in Milton.
Milton Milers Walking Club Kick-Off
Join city council member, Tina D'Aversa, and many other members of the Milton team for the Milton Miler Walk around Milton.


Anonymous said...

How many times does somebody have to tell you morons that it's on Bethany Bend...NOT ROAD!

Anonymous said...

Are you a Bethany Bender?

Anonymous said...

I thought the walk was Julie's?

Anonymous said...

The Birmingham Park clean up was all Julie's.

Anonymous said...

not a Bethany Bender, just can"t stand it when people don't take the time to get it right

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Julie's son, Jon, as he helped put on the walk.

Anonymous said...

Julie doesn't have a son named Jon you ignorant jerk

Anonymous said...

Jon is her brother I think.

Anonymous said...


This announcement was from Tina D'Aversa, not Julie, yet you're falling all over yourselves to make this site about Julie. Ironic that YOU'RE the ones keeping her in the limelight.

Anonymous said...

Can we Clean up the National Govermnent next?

Anonymous said...

She wants to be in the limelight so they are just helping her with her desires. Jon is not her son or brother. Some refer to him as her boy.

Anonymous said...

Rumor has that Jon is running for Council this November against Karen Thurman.

Anonymous said...

I'll drink to that!

Anonymous said...

So will he!

Anonymous said...

I think Gordon Hunter will support Jon?

Anonymous said...

If Julie gets her "boy" in then she will have 1-1/2 "bpys" to control!

Anonymous said...

I was in Crabapple Bed and Bones, which Jon McPhail owns, and they said they had a lot of support from customers to have him run.

Anonymous said...

Anybody But Karen 'Sewer Extention Sal' Thurman.

Anonymous said...

Yea, Jon might be a good un?

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