Friday, July 31, 2009

Milton Public Library Site Selection

Courtesy - News From Council Person Tina D'Aversa

News From Tina D'Aversa

This is an update to my newsletter sent earlier this month.
Today is the deadline to share your comments with the Fulton County Commissioners so they can make the best choice for the new Fulton County Library to be located in Milton, Georgia Please share this information with your neighbors. All Milton residents should consider provide to the site selection for the new Fulton Public Library in Milton.

Dear Milton Neighbor,

Before your summer is over and as the kids plan to go back to school, take a few minutes to provide your comments to your local government decision-makers.
It is an exciting time to live in Milton, Georgia. Your Milton Mayor and City Council are considering a permanent City Hall location since the lease for the current City Hall is nearing the end. At the same time, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners are considering a location for the new Milton Public Library. It is important that citizens provide input to the preferred locations for both City Hall and the Library. The Mayor, City Council and City Manager should have your input before making a decision on a permanent City Hall.
Please contact the Milton City Council and tell them your preference for Milton's City Hall.

Two of the areas being considered:
Crabapple (Southern Interior of Milton)
Highway 9 Deerfield (Northeastern Milton Gateway)
There may be other sites you feel should be considered.
Now is the time to let your opinions be known on where you think our City Center and City Hall should be and why. Please e-mail me or the other council members with your preference. - Mayor - District 1 - District - District - District - District - District 6

Proposed Milton Public LibraryThe Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library Board of Trustees plays a critical role in advising and making recommendations to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) on library matters. They will make a recommendation later this Summer to the BOC on the site selection for the new Milton library. The Fulton County Commissioners decide where the new Milton Library site will be.

The likely site selection criteria that will be used by the Library Board of Trustees include: close proximity to public transportation; pedestrian and bicycle friendly access; high visibility and easy identification; proximity to neighborhoods, schools, daycare centers, and other educational institutions; and area for adequate green space.
Please submit your site recommendations by July 31, 2009 to the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System via the following ways:

Online:, click on Library Site Input

Fax: 404-335-5291
Mail: Branch Services, Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303
Input on New Library Sites? The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System requests citizen input on sites for five of the eight new libraries to be built during Phase I of the Library's Facility Master Plan. If you have a recommendation for a site for any of the five libraries listed below, please let us know by July 31, 2009.
Visit the website by clicking here to provide your input to the location of the Milton and Alpharetta Libraries.
Site selection applies to the five of eight new library sites where a parcel of land has not yet been identified:

Southeast Atlanta
Northwest Atlanta

Wolf Creek (site has been identified)Palmetto/Chattahoochee Hill Country (site has been identified)East Roswell (site has been identified)

The Library Bond Referendum, approved on November 4, 2008, in the general election vote, will significantly enhance Fulton County's public libraries with 8 new libraries, 2 expanded libraries and 23 renovated libraries. The library system is currently developing a timeline for Phase I of the Facility Master Plan, which includes construction of eight new libraries and expansion of two libraries. Library staff is working with Fulton County Land Division to research possible sites for the new libraries, with the goal of making selections by mid-2009 so that design can begin in late 2009. A project management firm will be selected in 2009 to assist in Phase I of the Facility Master Plan, and the selection of architects and engineers is expected in late 2009.
Information from previous newsletters is available on my web site at

I hope this update helps keep you better informed of our city news. We have a City Council Meeting Monday night, August 3, 2009, 6:00 PM, If you would like to stop by with your comments at that time, please know that you are always welcome at Milton City Hall!

Join me tomorrow, August 1st as we celebrate and honor our veterans and their families at the Old Soldiers Day parade! It is my honor to serve as your city council representative from District 5. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Tina D'Aversa
Milton City Council Member
District 5 at large
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


July Meetings and Events Click on the event title for additional information or the Calendar link below.

July is National Parks and Recreation Month

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

Milton Milers Walking Club
Milton walkers meet at Starbucks at Bethany Bend and Highway 9 each Sunday at 7:00 PM and walk for health wellness and neighborly conversation

Crabapple Farmers Market

Join your neighbors each Saturday morning in July and August at the open area adjacent to the Faire La Belle Salon and Olde Blind Dog Tavern 12650 Crabapple Road. Saturday 9 AM to 12 noon.


Parks & Recreation Town Hall Meeting July 16, 2009, 6:00 PM, Milton City Hall


Community Planning Charrette

Saturday, July 18, 2009, Session 1: 9 AM to 12 noon Session 2: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Milton City Hall City Council Chambers

PAST City Council Special Called Work Session - Transportation Planning - July 27, 2009, 6:00 PM

Tax Free Holiday

July 30, 2009 - August 2, 2009
Every little bit helps! Remember that today through Sunday, August 2, 2009, you pay no tax on many items for back to school including school supplies and computers.

Old Soldiers Day Parade
August 1, 2009, 9:00 Main Street, Alpharetta, Georgia
City Council Meeting August 3, 2009, 6:00 PM
Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Milton, Georgia 30004


Please join me at the home of Paul and Dani English Saturday, August 15, 2009, for some "southern" food and spirits. The English are hosting a celebration on my behalf and you are all invited. Watch for invitations coming next week.

Saturday, August 15, 2009, 7:00 PM at the English Home on Thompson Road.

Casual summer attire is appropriate.

Featuring Entertainment by Milton's own: RYE

Join us each Sunday at 7:00 PM at the Starbucks on Bethany Bend Road, Milton. The walk is 3.5 to 5.5 miles.

Milton Milers Walking Club Kick-Off


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If Starbucks is on Bethany Bend Road, is the road between Hagood Rd and Hopewell Rd called Bethany Way Road and the road between Mid Broadwell Rd and Hagood Rd called Bethany Road Road?

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