Friday, July 31, 2009

News from Council Member Alan Tart

Courtesy - News from Council Member Alan Tart

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

Be sure to take advantage of the savings this weekend during Georgia's annual Sales Tax Holidays for the back-to-school season. See details below.

Tomorrow is the final day to make your wishes known regarding the location of the Milton library.

The 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. For example, they will make a recommendation later this year to the BOC on the site selection for the new Milton library. The Fulton County BOC ultimately decides where the new Milton Library site will be.

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to the Library Facility Master Plan (April 2009 Version),
click here.

As stated in the FAQ, 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, daycares, 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

I have heard from many of you already on where you think the library should go. Although the Milton city council does not determine the location of the new library, we can weigh in to these deliberations. I would like to hear from those of you who I have not heard from.

Please send this newsletter to others who might want to receive it. They can register to receive future newsletters from me.

I consider it an honor to represent you. Please
contact me with your views on any issue that needs to be addressed or whenever I can be of service.


Alan TartCouncil Member (District 6, At Large)
Cell: 678-464-8550

Couldn't make it to the last city council meeting? Watch it on-line now!
Click here.

Georgia Sales Tax Holiday Started Today

Legislation adopted during the 2009 session of the General Assembly provides for a sales tax exemption from both state and local sales taxes for certain items purchased July 30 - August 2, 2009. HB 120 also provides an exemption for specific energy and water efficient products purchased October 1 - 4, 2009. Information related to that holiday will be available at later date. Remember to support your city's businesses!During the "Back to School" sales tax holiday period, a sales tax exemption applies to purchases of tangible personal property in the following categories: Articles of Clothing: The exemption applies to articles of clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100 or less per item. Clothing accessories such as handbags, umbrellas, cuff links, handkerchiefs, jewelry, key cases, wallets, watches and watch bands, and ponytail holders and/or similar hair products are not exempt. See lists of exempt items. Personal Computers: A single purchase of $1,500 or less of personal computers and/or related accessories is exempt. If the single purchase exceeds $1,500, the entire transaction is taxable. See list of exempt items. General School Supplies: The exemption applies to the purchase of general school supplies with a sales price of $20 or less per item. See list of exempt items. The exemptions are intended for an individual's personal use. The exemptions exclude items rented, leased, purchased by businesses, or purchased for resale. The exemptions do not apply to items sold at theme parks, entertainment complexes, hotels, restaurants, and airports.
More information . . .


Anonymous said...

Alan, this is all great but since the council meetings are now being viewed on the web, please stop acting like you hate everyone and show us some respect. Remember we voted you in?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree. Alan knock off the terrible attitude. It does no one any good, and makes you look foolish.