Message from Mayor Joe Lockwood
As the year draws to a close, let me wish everyone in Milton a Happy Holiday season - I'm sure we can all appreciate the good tidings and cheer.
Let's be honest: 2009 has been a tough year for pretty much everyone in this city, county, state and country. At the Lockwood homestead, we've had to cut back financially, and that meant less presents under the tree. But as I sat on Christmas morning with my wife Dawn, daughter Morgan, sons Evans and Charlie and Milton's "first dog," Henry, I realized fewer packages meant more time to cherish what truly matters. That, I learned, was the true meaning of the season.
So now we all look ahead to 2010. The last 12 months have seen a lot of changes in the city, and the next dozen promise even more. Starting Jan. 1 the transition from the public-private form of government will be complete, so expect a few new faces. However, the majority of our hard-working employees chose to stay with Milton, meaning a smooth transition and top-notch services for our citizens.
In the coming year, citizens can expect a completed Comprehensive Plan, implementation of the Transportation Master Plan and planning for our parks. All the while, we'll keep an eye on conservative budgeting and providing our citizens what they have requested - attention to our history, preservation of our trees, building a trail plan we can all be proud of and bolstering our commitment to environmentalism.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call, e-mail or come and visit City Hall. We're always open to all.
Mayor Joe Lockwood