As more is being heard from local officials about the formation of Milton County, nothing has been heard for quite a while the issue bas been quiet in the General Assembly.
District 46 State Rep. and Majority Whip Jan Jones (R-Milton) and District 50 State Rep. and Speaker Pro Tem Mark Burkhalter (R-Johns Creek) announced March 18 that they would choose a Milton County steering committee May 7.
The deadline has come and gone without an announcement from the main authors of the Milton County resolution, which would allow a state referendum to decide whether previous counties could be reformed.
If Milton County were re-created it would include the cities of Mountain Park, Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs. The original county seat was Alpharetta.
In the meantime, Alpharetta City Councilmen David Belle Isle and John Monson have founded a website, http://www.miltoncountyrising.com/, and a Facebook page seeking Milton County input from citizens. The website was designed by Roswell resident and District 56 state senate candidate John Albers.
Milton County Rising includes extensive historical data about the north Fulton area, Milton County news links, links to studies concerning the viability of a recreated Milton County and several “coming soon” sections.
The stated purpose of the website is: “An inclusive group of citizens, business men and women, stakeholders and elected officials committed to a solid foundation and exceptional leadership as we create our common destiny in forming the new Milton County.”
The Milton County Rising group page on Facebook has 151 members and a message board to discuss Milton County topics. The group is open to anyone with a Facebook account.