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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

February already?

Courtesy Mayor Joe Lockwood

Here we are, February 2013. It’s hard to believe we’re already into the second month of the new year, isn’t it? Time moves so fast when we’ve got such great things going on in our community.

First, let me give a heartfelt “thank you” to everyone who came out and donated items to the victims of the deadly tornado in Adairsville. I love that we can partner up with our sister city, Alpharetta, and allow our residents to make a significant difference in the lives in our neighbors up north.

And the boys of Cub Scout Troop 1429 learned an important lesson, as well – when tragedy strikes, all you’ve got to do is get to work and help out. Because assuredly we’ll be knocked down by forces out of our control, but what matters is that we keep getting back up and helping others to get back up, too.

Looking at what we’ve got coming up this month, I’m emboldened all our work to build an inclusive, business-friendly, environmentally conscious community is working. All over this city people are getting together, with and without our help, to create the kind of lives they can be proud of.

Maybe they brought bits of their old home towns with them, maybe they grew up here and want to keep things the way they remember – whatever it is, we’re seeing a level of community involvement and input that just isn’t found in other towns.

This month alone we’re holding or a part of three public meetings and events all over town – and this is the shortest month of the year. We’ve got our City Manager, Chris Lagerbloom, talking to residents at the Crabapple Community Association get together, a Ga. 9 planning meeting, of course, my favorite – the Mayor’s Run.

And it’s not going to slow down as we move into spring, with school meetings, bulky trash days, Earth Day and much more.

I’m just glad to be here and have the opportunity to take part in the many fun activities our community promotes – to me, all that activity is proof Milton is doing great. So next time you see me out, let me know what you think. I’d like to hear how you feel Milton’s doing, as well.

Sincerely, Mayor Joe Lockwood

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