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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

News from Julie Zahner Bailey - Zoning Hearings, Monday, March 15th.


Dear Milton Citizens, Friends and Neighbors -

I hope this finds you all well. This release is intended to provide a brief recap of activities underway, a listing of upcoming meetings as well as a rezoning overview of two rezonings headed to Council today, Monday, March 15th including a gas station at Bethany Bend and Highway 9 as well as a zoning modification at Braeburn on Birmingham Highway in Crabapple. Please scroll down for details.

It has been busy in the City of Milton with the transition away from CH2MHill completed resulting in significant annual cost savings, the hiring of a new Community Development Director -- Lynn Tully, as well as a new Parks & Recreation Director, Cyndee Bonacci. We welcome these new team members. I encourage you to introduce yourself to them both and to let them know your expectations for your community. They are very interested in your input and are excited to be with Milton representing your interests.

Work also is underway in a number of areas including citizen committees that are helping to draft a proposed Tree Ordinance, an Historic Preservation Ordinance, updates to the the Highway 9 Design Guidelines and a soon to be mailed Parks & Recreation survey. These ordinances and surveys are critical to the future of Milton and require your involvement. The first round of drafts of the Tree Ordinance and Historic Preservation Ordinance have come to the Council during recent work sessions. Several areas of additional research and modifications have been recommended, but it is yet to be seen which of these suggestions will make it into the next round of drafts. I encourage you to review these important draft documents as they are made available.

The work of the Comprehensive Planning Committee (CPAC) continues as they currently are working on various scenarios utilizing a financial model to assess a variety of development build-out options. While financial modeling can provide important assessments, the modeling efforts also are only as good as the assumptions used. It is critical we view these various scenarios with that as a backdrop and don't rely on estimating models as the only consideration in determining where changes to the land use plan should be proposed and eventually adopted. Please stay engaged in this critical process as it will define the future of our community.

You will be receiving a Parks & Recreation survey in your mailboxes in the next week.
Please take the time to fill these out and mail them back as your input is critical to the direction we take as a City regarding the types of parks we have over time as well as the possible programs and financing options that could be pursued. Surveys have to be returned by the City by April 12th to be included in the results and analysis.

In the immediate, there are two rezonings before us this evening, Monday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m.
1. 3105 Bethany Bend (at the corner of Bethany Bend and Highway 9) to develop a gas station.
2. Braeburn Subdivision - Birmingham Highway - Mixed Use - Zoning Modification with 5 concurrent variances increasing the density of some lots and reducing side yard setbacks.

Braeburn applicant is requesting:

a) To modify Condition 1.d which currently allows up to 54 townhomes at a maximum density of 0.86 dwelling units per acre to allow up to 47 townhomes at a maximum density of 0.75 dwelling units per acre based on the total acreage zoned, whichever is less.

b) To modify Condition 1.e., which currently allows up to 45 single-family residential units at a maximum density of 0.72 dwelling units per acre, to allow up to 52 single-family residential units at a maximum density of 0.83 dwelling units per acre based on total acreage zoned, whichever is less.

c) To modify the required minimum lot size in Condition 1.f from 18,900 sq. ft. such that no more than three (3) lots shall have a minimum lot size of 10,890 sq. ft. (approximately 1/4) or above, at least three (3) lots shall have a minimum lot size of one acre or above, and the remaining lots shall have a minimum lot size of 14,500 sq. ft. (or approximately 1/3 of an acre) or above.

d) To modify Condition 2.a to replace the revised site plan received by Fulton County on June 7, 2006 with the revised site plan received by the Milton Community Development Department on February 4, 2010.

e) To modify Condition 3.e to reduce the 15-foot building separation to a 10-ft. building separation with a 5 ft. side yard setback for lots less than one acre.

Use this link

for more details. Please note, for some reason the City website does not show the Rezoning Modification at Braeburn, but it does come to Council tomorrow, Monday, March 15th.

Additionally, the three cell tower cases have not come before Council as there was more research to be conducted. Stay tuned for more information as those cases will return to the Planning Commission on Tuesday, March 23 and then the Mayor and Council.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Your input is critical to all decisions of the City. I have heard from many of you regarding the above items and encourage you provide your input to the Mayor, full Council as well as our staff.

I consider it an honor and privilege to serve you.
All my best -

Julie Zahner Bailey

Milton City Council
770-664-5529 (home)
404-310-6344 (cell)

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

drop dead

Servant of the Most High said...
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Anonymous said...

Did anyone witness what a fool this woman looked like in the Weiland zoning case? Go to the city's website and watch for yourself.

Anonymous said...

I did and it is just sad.

Anonymous said...

Evan Alan has seemed to distance himself from her?

Anonymous said...

Let's not let Karen Thurman skate free with delinquent taxes and close ties to an illegal loan company that preyed on soldiers.

Where there's smoke there's fire folks!

Anonymous said...

Milton is a desirable destination for those seeking a unique place to live, yet there is a group of people on this board that will not stop spewing their hatred toward those that dedicate their lives to protect the rural character of Milton. From what I have observed is Julie is one of the few people on the council that actually listens to her constituents.

The only explanation for the spreading of misinformation and hurling of venom on this board has to be coming from those that will profit once they accomplish their mission of turning Milton into another Alpharetta. I hope the people of Milton wake up before it’s too late.

Anonymous said...

How do you all sleep at night? You viscously attack those that work to protect Milton and you defend those that don’t pay their taxes and make their fortunes at the expense of our military families. Do you have any values other than making money and be dammed with whoever gets in your way.

Anonymous said...

To the last two comments above mine: First off, I live in Julie's district. I have nothing to gain here. I don't want to live in Alpharetta. I want Milton to be the best that it can be.

I have asked multiple times to be put on your mailing lists. I have filled out forms etc. I want to hear what she says. But truth is, because she knows that I don't agree with her 100% of the time, she won't add me to her list. She will listen to my options only when she has to.

Sorry, but Julie does not listen to her constituants. She only listens to those people that agree with her option.

Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Last poster: same happened to me!

Anonymous said...

Know who this is?

“In 2006, the year after the State of Tennessee filed suit against the Debtor, Mr. Wilson and Mr. Collins set up a parallel (non-debtor) corporation, Rome Finance Corporation (GA) LLC (“Rome LLC”), owned 45% by each of them and 10% by Jody Mohammed, carrying on a business identical to the Debtor’s business. The Debtor has been shifting the Debtor’s business to the non-debtor entity since that time. …..The Debtor also carries on parallel businesses for the benefit of Mr. Collins’ IRA.”

SOURCE:

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
OAKLAND DIVISION
In re: Case No. 08-45902 J
Chapter 11
ROME FINANCE CO., INC.
Date: January 15, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: U.S. Bankruptcy Court
1130 Clay Street, 2d floor
MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF ACTING U.S. TRUSTEE’S MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEE

Anonymous said...

More unpaid taxes for Karen Thurman. $1539.67 2009 fulton county on her residence 310 Lake Bend Ct Milton Ga 30004

Anonymous said...

Someone really has a personal vendetta against Karen. Get over it and move on with your life! No one cares. How is that comment even pertinent to the article?

Anonymous said...

what's personal about public records? Just the fax, man.

Anonymous said...

Believe you do care or you wouldn't be posting, right.

Anonymous said...

The nasty spam against Karen always seems to appear in response to a negative comment about JZB. Draw your own conclusions.

Anonymous said...

Illogical conclusion. I tested your theory and found the facts about Thurman dispersed throughout this blogsite.

Anonymous said...

You have succeeded in dispersing your annoying spammy comments throughout this site, but try to find a single negative comment about you that is not followed by your anti-Karen BS.

I think the conclusion is dead-on.

Anonymous said...

We'll contact the tax commissioners in Fulton, Cherokee and Flagler County, FL to let them know to stop publishing "spammy".

Anonymous said...

Have the Bailey's really split up or is that just a rumor?

Anonymous said...

Since John Weilands zoning request for higher and more density passed, Karen's family will be a ble to start paying back soome old taxes.

Anonymous said...

I talked with a close friend of the Bailey family and they confirmed that Bill and Julie are seperated, although living in the same house (he is staying in the office building next door), and trying to work through this.

Please keep the Bailey's in your prayers.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for their kids. Before, during and after their troubles

Anonymous said...

The kids will be fine once things are all settled out, as children are very resilient. Maybe their father will get to spend some quality time with them and not have to talk about density alll the time, and Julie might wake up one day and realize she should have made more time for them. Hopefully Wed nights and every other weekend she will spend quality time with them.

Anonymous said...

The kids will be fine once things are all settled out, as children are very resilient. Maybe their father will get to spend some quality time with them and not have to talk about density alll the time, and Julie might wake up one day and realize she should have made more time for them. Hopefully Wed nights and every other weekend she will spend quality time with them.

Anonymous said...

But will Karen's children be okay when they learn their money was invested in a loan company selling illegal securities and targeting soldiers?