Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer time, summer time, sum sum summertime.

Welcome to June! After a strangely cool spring, it’s been really nice to see the sun come out and heat things up a bit. We’ve finally got that pool weather.

With summer comes some fantastic things in Milton. The first I want to talk about is our Memorial Day Ceremony, held Monday, May 27 at City Hall.

This year’s ceremony was the biggest we’ve ever had, with a crowd of more than 500. We’ve all received a big outpouring of support and good feedback from residents about this year’s program, so if you’ve never attended, you’re missing out.

You can check out what happened by visiting our flickr page and scrolling through the tons of great photos we host.

Now on to June itself. It’s always a big month around City Hall, because we kick off our summer camps as soon as the kids are out of school. This year, we’ve got general camps, plus specific camps for basketball, flag football, lacrosse and rugby. And it’s not too late to sign up. There are spots available all summer, so make sure to check out our recreation guide to see what your child might enjoy.

In the first week of the month, we’ve got something happening nearly every day. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 4-6, we’ll host three public meetings and input sessions for our Arnold Mill Visioning Study.

This important process is the first step in determining the future of this important commercial corridor, so if you’re invested in the area make sure you stop by and let us know what you think.

Also on Thursday, June 6, we’ll have the second public input meeting for the Bell Memorial Park expansion. This meeting will happen at City Hall at 7 p.m.

So far, we’ve gotten a huge amount of incredible input from residents and stakeholders, and we want everyone in town to be involved in this important growth opportunity. So make sure you come by and take a look at what we’re proposing for the expanded park.

Then on Saturday, June 8, we’ve got both a Bulky Trash Amnesty Day and the kick-off of our Flicks and Flurries summer event series at Friendship Community Park.

We’ll show “The Goonies” at dusk, but starting at 7 p.m. we’ll have a fun, festival atmosphere with a bounce house from Milton Chiropractic & Massage, face painting from Good Friend Mortgage, and crafts from The School Place of Roswell. Come check it out!

Things slow down a bit later in the month, but as you’ll see in the newsletter, there’s something exciting happening most weekends.

OK, I’m going to let you go. But as always, if you have any questions, concerns or comments, we’re here to listen. Swing by City hall or use one of our many opportunities to contact online.


Mayor Joe Lockwood

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