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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Per Your Request-Your Recent Home Purchase...



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By Tim Enloe; Accessmilton.com


This past month, the City of Milton Georgia purchased a historic home built in 1805 on three acres for $250,000.00. The purchase was paid for by the tax payers and is located at 15690 Hopewell Road.


At the time, an article posted written by Patrick Fox of the Atlanta Journal Constitution titled "Milton buys old landmark for parks system" received over 40 comments; both for and against the move.


Resident Norman B was thrilled with the purchase commenting "The purchase of the property is great news for historic Milton. The council has done well in acquiring this piece of history."


However, the overwhelming majority of those comments were heavily against. "These purchases are so irresponsible and serving some bizarre whim of a few people who are in, in my opinion, the very dangerous position of spending our very limited parks and recreation resources. This cannot continue!!" shared one individual. Another stated "Who pays for the taxes, insurance, electricity and general lawn maintenance for this property? Tax payers of course. When did we ever say we wanted to buy and renovate old houses that fit less than 20 people?"And finally "This is just one more disgraceful, irresponsible use of power by our city officials to satisfy there personal whims. Bring on election day!"


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With such anger from those that pay the bills as well as numerous emails to Accessmilton.com wanting more information and requesting a tour showcasing the "good" and the "bad", we reached out to the City of Milton asking the same - A guided tour, both inside and out, of the tax payers' recent home purchase. Our goal was to give the residents more information as well as a city perspective on this issue. We were told that "Once our FAQ document is done, you are more than welcome to link to it on your site."


With no time table given and with the tract now being owned by all residents of Milton, we took it upon ourselves to go for a visit and video the grounds of this public property ourselves and hopefully answer many of the questions you, the taxpayers of Milton, are seeking.


Going forward, we encourage our readership to continue to point us in the direction they seek for information much like they have done here. Accessmilton.com was created for the citizens of Milton so that their voices may be heard. Always for the people - by the people.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a joke!

"Accessmilton.com was created for the citizens of Milton so that their voices may be heard. Always for the people - by the people."

Give me a break! Accessmilton was created by Mr. Enloe, who by the way does not live in Milton but in adjacent, Alpharetta, for profit from ads and the hope someone will purchase one of his .com addresses, period. The only way he can get people to read his blog is to light a fire, hope it gets out of control, then sit back while everyone else dances around it, trying to put it out.

What started out as an information blog, is now just a negative, whiny, ranting, with a smattering of ads. Notice the help wanted sign at the top? Someone interested in cold calling businesses to place ads here? Make big money...NOT!

Anonymous said...

Previous poster you are a joke and so is this purchase of a historical piece of junk at the expense of the taxpayers in Milton. Now are they going to spend our tax money or "parks and rec" funds. What is out of control is our City council and the wasteful spending of our money when our roads in disrepair and our city needs tornado sirens for our safety, but NOOOOO they have to go spend our money on this bullshit. The first poster is obviously someone from the city who was behind or for this purchase and has a case of the ass with Enbloe for exposing this absolute and utter waste of our money. Tim I want to know which council members were behind this decision and pushing this purchase to waste our money asap. I also want to know what citizens were pleading that this had to happen for parks and rec, aka "our historical society" that needs a labotomy. The city is going to have to spend 200,000 dollars to fix this eyesore up to even let anyone come and see it, and then they will have to charge admission to refund the taxpayers for their foolish purchase. In a down economy that we have today, as our community and it citizens are hurting to get by, this is where the city puts it priorty. Time to vote the entire lot out and replace some city staff that is tainted and corrupt.
Its a negative blog to you because you fail to see in this video how dilapitated and in utter poor shape this house is? Blind blind blind. You want to deflect the actual problem of the purchase of this house onto Tim and his blog which based on your comments you frequent often. If it's such a bad website then why do you keep coming back to it? He has such mind control over you!

I think its absolutely awesome that you did this Tim, we need real stories like this and more exposure of the poor decisions by our government.


- Joe Citizen

Anonymous said...

hey joe you can check the city website to see how the vote went down

Anonymous said...

Joe Citizen, take your meds today?

Anonymous said...

tim you are not truly representing the state of the actual house fairly by spending over a third of the video looking at the nasty old barn workshop and old boards and those have nothing to do with what shape the house is in

Anonymous said...

Hey, looking at the driveway, where do you park and turn around?On the grass it looks like! This place should be demolished, what an eyesore!!! By the way maybe council members should have a clean up day and remove all the debris from the barn and yard so tax payers are not paying for that.

Anonymous said...

maybe not purchased by the city but why do you say to tear it down? we should try to preserve our historic buildings not get rid of them. or are you just another nimby with no ties to the area who would just as soon see 4 lane roads everywhere?

Anonymous said...

How is this house historic, age is the only criteria? Did John Milton ever sleep there? Maybe. Tell me something historically important worth spending $250,000 of our tax money and now who knows how much more just to make it safe for visitors. I am completely against the city spending one more cent of our money on this. I bet it was unanimous vote by council. Maybe Julie can have MGG clean it up, I bet there is asbestos in that house and that would make it so unsafe. Did it ever have asbestos abatement in any of it's renovations?
I know there are plenty of struggling families in Milton who would appreciate the city buying their home in distress.

Sue Citzen

Anonymous said...

How many more old junkie buildings are we as the city of milton going to buy? Where was this on the survey?

That's not a park said...

No way the City can restore this house for public use--with any degree of historic relevance--for $200,000.

The City should sell the property to the do-gooders who pushed to buy it. This is an appropriate project for a charitable trust, not the taxpayers of Milton.

Anonymous said...

i asked different people from the historic committee and they say they never asked the city to by this property so whose idea was it

Anonymous said...

Someone intelligent.

Anonymous said...

couldnt have been anyone posting on this site then expecially sue or joe citizen

Anonymous said...

6:35, I agree with you. This blog is similar to the Jerry Springer show. Tim is constantly trying to stir up controversy, and he usually has an agenda (even though he claims not to). Unfortunately, important issues that are written about on this blog may not be taken seriously given the negative nature of it.

Tim Enloe said...

6:35 & 7:32:

I do live in Milton; check out a map.

Any media outlet in existance today relies on advertisers. This has been true since radio was invented.

The majority of the time, readers like you send me requests and I pursue them just like I did in this case. I have not shared an opinion in the purchase of the historic home. If anything, I respect history having minored in Southern History in college.

If you consider Accessmilton.com to be negative, then blame it on your neighbors who voice their opinion on various issues to which they have every right. Suffice to say, don't shoot the messenger (but we know you will anyway because, hey, it's me!)

However, I have always believed that citizens have the right to be heard since they pay taxes; even if their opinions differ from mine personally. A prime example is both of your posts still existing even though both take swipes at me.

Get used to Accessmilton.com and more sites like this one being activated. I respect your choice not to visit, but others might disagree with your decision.

Finally, I believe the visitors to Accessmilton.com are far more intelligent than the average Jerry Springer fan.

I would love to discuss your angst on video for our readers. Give me a call if you feel like sharing.

Tim Enloe
Accessmilton.com
770 653 0552

Anonymous said...

Go to miltonville website, if it's still there, and see who wrote a lovely piece about this house a few years ago, and who now was recently appointed to the Historical society.

Nah it wasn't pushed at all.

1+ 1= 2

Anonymous said...

Why dont you just tell us?

Anonymous said...

why hasnt the historic committee responeded?

Anonymous said...

Looks like they may have anonymously comment 5.
Www.miltonville.org ? Or com?

Anonymous said...

Miltonville.com

Anonymous said...

Burn this place for practice, like on South Thompson Rd. This will save many tax dollars.

This Deal Reeks said...

According to public records, this property certainly does have a history.

From 2001-2005, the property was owned by Lew Oliver, the City's Crabapple masterplanner and head cheerleader.

In 2005, Lew Oliver sold it to JT Adams, the failed Crabapple developer, who then lost it in foreclosure.

Isn't that a coincidence?

Anonymous said...

No that is pure corruption!! Not coincidence.
Bring back the firing squad.
Oh what a tangled web we weave when you practice to deceive.

Thanks Tim for creating this problem for the city. Whoops, I meant exposing another round of intertanglment between city officials and those who stand to benefit.

I demand an ethics investigation. Let's try out this new lawyers the city wants to pay to investigate them. Oh can't do that the city can't pay them that's a conflict.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tim. You keep us posted on what is "actually" going on behind closed doors at city hall. You and I know for sure that Joe Lockwood knew about the "change of hands". Let's put it back on the market.
By the way "What a joke", know what you are talking about before posting. You are unbelievable and a nasty little person. Try cleaning your house for a change.

Anonymous said...

their loss our gain i say

Anonymous said...

Tim did not create this problem. Place blame appropriately on the city manager and the mayor and the city council. Those responsible for this purchase should reimburse the Milton tax payers for monies ill spent.

Anonymous said...

If you dont like it just vote Julie and Alan out this November?

Anonymous said...

will someone from the historic committee respond i know you are reading this

Anonymous said...

Guess what the market keeps falling so the dump is worth even less now. Enjoy your fixer upper mayor.

Anonymous said...

House is nicer than mine and yes sir, I live in your Milton City..right up here on mountain road......can the city buy mines please?????

Anonymous said...

I bet Mr. Mayor ends up moving in to that house!

Anonymous said...

Noooooo. Mr. Mayor can hardly move and walk a straight line.

Anonymous said...

Is it legal to use taxpayer money to purchase a "historical" house or other, to then use tax payer money to fix up said property, then charge admission to the exact same taxpayers to see said house, which the city should be reimbursing the said taxpayers?

Based on the video it looks like they will need to spend another $100,000 of tax payer money to fix up this eyesore. We will NEVER be reimbursed. Maybe our great great great great grandchildren can go through this waste of money for free but we won't! At $10.00 per admission for one person it would take 35,000 visitors to break even! As if that will happen in 100 years! Atrocity in spending!

The entire City council voted in favor of this! Whatever!!!
Someone tell me if its legal, any lawyers out there, there has to be a legal expert who can comment.

Anonymous said...

Where are the tornado sirens??

What waiting on cell towers to piggy back tornado sirens on? Really? This won't happen since the city is anti-cell towers. So what are you going to do about tornado siren's City Hall? Run out of our money yet? Oh that's right it was probably a grant you spent not our money!