Wednesday, May 27, 2009

As I See It From Tina D'Aversa

Dear Milton Neighbor,

I am proud to formally announce my intention to seek re-election as your City Council Member from District 5. It has been my honor to serve you the last four years. In 2006, I served as the Parks & Recreation Chair for the city steering committee. I have served from November 2006 to present as your District 5 City Council Representative and was appointed Mayor Pro Tem in January 2008. Thank you for your many notes requesting and encouraging me to continue my service to the City of Milton. I appreciate the support very much. I love the city of Milton and all that the city vision represents.
promise to continue to serve you proudly, always be accessible and always do my best to ensure a fiscally responsible, safe community while preserving the unique rural and equestrian character that is Milton.

Throughout my life, I have been a public servant. I enjoy volunteering and take I take pride in the community initiatives I have accomplished over the last 20 years
(City of Milton Bio).
My tenure as chairman of the North Metro Miracle League gave me the opportunity to learn so much about our neighbors with disabilities. I have coached dozens of youth sports teams and served on many recreation boards but nothing gave me the feeling accomplishment as seeing children of all abilities play baseball.
The first year as a city council member, I help to create the Milton Disability Committee (MDAC) in Milton. Since that time, we have accomplished many tremendous efforts leading the charge for an inclusive community accessible and enjoyed by all citizens. See below for the next committee meeting and join us to learn more about our goals and successes.

Save The Date

Please join me, Joe Lockwood and Milton City Council Members at the Old Blind Dog in Crabapple - Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM!
We want you to help kickoff our 2009 Re-Election! Stop by and enjoy a taste of Milton at the Old Blind Dog.
News and Information

Milton Receives Safe Routes to School Grant
The City of Milton applied for the Safe Routes to School Grant last December and received a portion of the requested $500,000 to be used to increase safety for school children who are biking and walking to school in Milton. The funds will be used to create safe passages, sidewalks and pedestrian crossing areas in and around the Crabapple Crossing Elementary School, Northwestern Middle School and Summit Hill Elementary School zones.
Details will be available from the city soon.

Possible uses of the federal funds include: installation of new sidewalks along Crabapple Road from Crabapple Crossroads to Green Road. The city also plans to install a new section of sidewalk on Birmingham Highway across from Northwestern Middle School and on Kensington Farms Drive. The grant may also fund raised crosswalks at Northwestern Middle School; safety signage for both Crabapple Crossing and Summit Hill; a gravel trail on Providence Road connecting existing sidewalk in front of Summit Hill Elementary to Cowart Road; a gravel trail connecting Freemanville Road to Summit Road and a gravel trail on Redd Road connecting existing sidewalk on Thompson Road to Brittle Road.

New Speed Limit for Bethany Road

The City of Milton Public Safety Department has been successful in having the State Department of Transportation approve the speed limit reduction on Bethany Road. The speed limit is reduced from 45 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour. This is a good first step as we strive to reduce speeding throughout the city. The signs will be installed this week. The city manager and public safety department is continuing to work with citizens to ensure that speed limits are reduce on all Milton roads.

Milton County

One of the reasons we incorporated the North Fulton Cities was to ensure that we move closer to creating Milton County.

Although discussion on the possibility of a reformation of Milton County has been tabled for the current legislative session, a viability study was released in March 2009 by the Georgia State University Fiscal Research Center and the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The study is available for download
Milton County Study

I appreciate the opportunity to serve you and the citizens of Milton and look forward to all that the future holds.
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
Meetings and Events
Click on the event title for additional information or the Calendar link below.

City of Milton May Meeting Calendar of the City Boards and Commissions

City Council Meeting June 1, 2009, 6:00 PM
City Council Meetings are scheduled three Mondays a month at City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Milton, Georgia 30004

Milton walkers meet at Starbucks at Bethany Bend and Highway 9 each Sunday at 3:00 and walk for health wellness and neighborly conversation

Disability Awareness Committee Meeting June 3, 2009, 7:00 PM, Milton City Hall

City Council Meeting June 8, 2009, 6:00 PM

Comprehensive Plan (CPAC) Meeting City Council Meeting June 15, 2009, 6:00 PM

Highway 9 Design Review Committee Meeting June 28, 2009, 4:00 PM, Milton City Hall.


Anonymous said...

Does that party at the OBD mean that D'Aversa and Lockwood are endorsing each other? Kind of surprising since they haven't seen eye to eye on several issues.

Anonymous said...

Good leadership for our city means that all people on council and the Mayor shouldn't always agree on everything, that is why there are more than one person involved in governing our city. I am glad they are endorsing each other.

Anonymous said...

Who's running againts these 2 that worries them so much that they need to announce that they are running?

Who's gonna run against Tina?

Michael Stephens? That jerk from Crooked Creek?

Anonymous said...

Yes Poster 2, but from a political perspective it could be damaging to a candidate if they are seen as being aligned with someone with whom they differ on key issues affecting the city.

Anonymous said...

I thihnk OB is running for Mayor!

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