Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Milton News From Julie Zahner Bailey

Dear Milton Citizens, Friends and Neighbors -

May has been a busy month and continues to be as the end of the school year approaches. I wish all students good luck on their finals, fun during this weeks Field Days and a heart felt congratulations for those graduating whether that be from elementary, middle school, high school or college. Our youth are the future of our community and we are proud of all of you!On the City front, there are important meetings taking place this week in an effort to engage citizens before they travel for Memorial Day or early summer trips.

Please take special note of the Community Visioning Meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, May 20 at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. This interactive planning session is tied directly to the Comprehensive Land Use Update Plan which will help chart the course for the future of our Milton community; how it will look and feel for years to come. The Visioning Workshop will include a review of the planning process to date, a presentation of new data collected, Milton's character areas and a visioning exercise. This is a public input forum to discuss the comprehensive plan policies, issues and opportunities, likes and dislikes.

Your participation is vital. Other important meetings this week include Monday's May 18 City Council meeting and Tuesday's, May 19 Special Called meeting dealing with our Parks & Recreation planning initiatives. Details of all of these meetings and others are outlined in the right margin of this release.The City of Milton also will be hosting the second annual Memorial Day celebration at City Hall on Monday, May 25 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to participate as we gather to honor our great veteran's and war heroes for whom we all are so thankful. Use this link for more details regarding this special service:

In closing I want to thank all those who participated in the Great American Clean-up and a Day of Service on April 25 to help clean-up some of the most beautiful parkland of Milton. This event -- co-sponsored by Milton Grows Green and the Church of Latter Day Saints - resulted in the following:

350 volunteers coming together for the benefit of all of Milton, Five dumps removed,
1.5 miles of barbed wire fence removed (times four strands), 3/4 mile roadway right-of-way cleared, Six acres of pasture bush-hogged and cleared of excess tree growth, House on site cleaned inside and out, roof and back porch repaired. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that span so many initiatives throughout Milton. Without the hundreds of folks that contribute their time, energy, talents and care each and everyday, Milton would not be the very special place that it is.

It is an honor and privilege to represent you and your family. Please let me hear from you with any questions or comments. Your input matters to me very much.Please be safe.

God bless you all!

All my best -

Julie Zahner BaileyMilton City Council770-664-5529 (home)404-310-6344 (cell)

Upcoming Rezonings/Use Permits


Frank Schafer, 13120 Arnold Mill Road (Deferred from 4/27/09 to the 5/18/09 Council meeting)Requesting a use permit for a landscaping business on 1.74 acres at a density of 3,908.04 square feet per acre (Article 19.4.27). Applicant is also requesting a 3-part concurrent variance: 1) To delete the 50' buffer and 10' improvement setback along the west property line from the right-of-way for a distance of 140' (12H.3.1 Section C.1).2) To delete the 50' buffer and 10' improvement setback along the east property line from the right-of-way for a distance of 140' (12H.3.1 Section C.1).3) To allow a sign located less than 10' from the right-of-way (Article 33 Section 21.C).

Use these links to view the two analyses prepared by staff on this case. The first link provides the initial staff analysis followed by a changed analysis as found in second link.Staff analysis of 2/24/2009Staff analysis of 3/24/2009


Rob Nestor, 15150 Birmingham Highway/Taylor Road, (Deferred to June 2009)Requesting a use permit for a landscaping business on 3.926 acres at a density of 387.92 square feet per acre (Article 19.4.27).Applicant is also requesting a concurrent variance to allow access from a local street (Article 19.4.27.B.1).Use this link to view the Staff analysis

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Decided not to attend the Community Visioning Meeting last night because I had my annual eye exam a couple of months back and didn't think this free one would help.