September 26, 2011
Dear Milton Citizens, Neighbors and Friends,
There are many important events, activities and opportunities over the next few weeks for you to participate in the future and fun of our unique community. This release provides you the details on the following:
Congratulations to our Parks & Recreation Department and our Communications Department for winning the "2011 Visibility & Marketing Award" for a single-event publication from the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association at the group's August conference in Macon. This year's award was in honor of the "Concerts in the Park: Boogie Down at Birmingham". For those of you who were able to participate in the three, free outdoor concerts, you experienced first hand the opportunity to gather as a community to enjoy great music on our evolving 202 acre park. Stay tuned for upcoming ways to participate and contribute to the plans for this parkland and other parks in Milton as our master planning initiatives are underway.
Tuesday, September, 27, Crabapple Transportation Planning Meeting/Open House - 6:00 - 8:00, p.m. Alpharetta Government Center. This open house format will provide citizens a chance to weigh in on several transportation improvements we have contemplated along with our staff, outside experts and the Georgia Department of Transportation to relieve some of the traffic issues in the Crabapple area. Certain of these elements and proposals come from the recently adopted Transportation Master Plan and the Crabapple Visioning Study. We want citizen input so please plan to attend this session.
Naming of the New High School:
The naming process of the Fulton County Board of Education for the new high school in Milton is underway. I was asked to participate in this naming process by the School Board and the new Principal as a member of the City Council. I am serving on this committee along with 24 other residents, parents and business partners. I am a non-voting member of the committee. I am very interested in getting input from the community regarding possible names for the new school. Our newest high school will be a critical element to our community and will be a landmark for years to come. The name of a school is important as it helps to bring the history of an area together with its' future.
Please know that the process for naming a new school is spelled out explicitly by the Fulton County Board of Education. This naming committee makes recommendations, but ultimately the final decision rests in the hands of the Fulton County Board of Education board members.
At this point, the committee has met once with at least two more meetings to take place; the next will be this coming Wednesday. For this reason, I would like your opinions on the names discussed so far by the committee. These names came from a thoughtful discussion of the 24+ folks present and include historical references as well as creative suggestions for ways to bridge the various areas coming together to form our newest high school. Please use this link to review the possible names and email me your input. I will gladly share your views with the committee members as they continue to hone the list.
I appreciate the opportunity to represent your interests and those of your family as I have for the last two decades as a volunteer, steward and your Council Member. I ask for your continued support as we move our wonderful community forward towards a continued bright and financially sound future. As always, let me know if you have any concerns or ideas. I welcome your direct input and feedback.
All my best -
Julie Zahner Bailey
Milton City Council
Crabapple Transportation Meeting
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and City of Milton will hold a public information open house regarding planned transportation improvements to the Crabapple area Tuesday, Sept 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The project is identified as GDOT PI 0007313 Mayfield Road at Mid-Broadwell Road.
This open house will be held at Alpharetta's Crabapple Government Center, 12624 Broadwell Road in Milton (click here for directions). Its purpose is to provide the public with an opportunity to view the proposed project, ask questions and comment on the proposal. There will be no formal presentation.
Click here for more information.
Winter basketball registration is
Registration is now open for the City of Milton/Up With Kids Sports winter basketball league for boys and girls ages 6 to 13.
To sign up for the league, click here.
For more information about the program, visit Up With Kids Sports' Web site at www.myuwks.com.
This program will take place at Hopewell Middle School thanks to an intergovernmental agreement with the Fulton County School System. Cost for residents is $115 and $172.50 for non-residents. That price includes a uniform and once-weekly practices and games for an eight-game season, plus playoffs.
Player evaluations will be held Oct. 23; practices start Nov. 1. Games start Dec. 3 and last through Feb. 11. Games will be held on Saturdays, though Sunday games may be necessary depending on participation. Practices will be held during the week and vary depending on team.
Please consider a donation to Friends of Julie Zahner Bailey
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Naming of New High School, Crabapple Transportation Meeting & Upcoming Events.
Posted by Accessmilton Admin at Tuesday, September 27, 2011