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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer is busy in the City of Milton.

Friday, May 30, 2014

I can’t believe its June already. The kids are out of school, vacations have started, the temperatures topping out in the 90s.

It seems like just a few weeks ago we were getting ready for Spring Break! Where does the time go? I guess it flies, though, when you’re as busy as we are in Milton this summer.

I mean, just look at this newsletter.

First off, we’ve got some of the most exciting news I think I’ll ever get to share as Mayor of City of Milton – we’re moving forward with our City Hall complex in Crabapple. Council recently secured $10 million in revenue bonds to help pay for City Hall, plus the Bell Memorial Park Expansion and the Court, Fire and Police Complex on Ga. 9. Soon we’ll have plans to share, meetings for residents to gather input – the whole nine yards. Until then, just keep an eye out and we’ll make sure to let you know everything we’ve got coming up with this exciting development.

Next we’ve got photos from our Memorial Day Ceremony. This year’s was our biggest yet, and it was the first one we’ve had at Freedom Park. What an experience. Take a look at the pictures if you weren’t able to make it out there.

Then we’ve got an exciting new blog from our conservation consultant, Milton resident Laurel Florio. She’ll write twice-monthly articles explaining important terms and concepts in the preservation of Milton as part of her “Destination Conservation” blog. I hope you enjoy it.

After that we’ve got our always popular Bulky Trash Day, then articles highlighting the hard work of our dedicated firefighters and our summer movie and food trucks series. This year we’re showing Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Princess Bride in June, July and August – complete with gourmet food trucks.

It should be the perfect summer event for the whole family in our beautiful and safe Friendship Park.

We follow that great news up with another Better Together business connection event – this time at Robeks Juice – tons of summer camp information, and lots of great community features. Just make sure you read all the way to the bottom to learn about our continuing roadwork and the grants MGG recently gave to local schools.

Like I said, it’s a busy summer here in Milton. I can’t wait to see you out in the community.

That’s it for this month. As always, I’ll close by saying your City Hall is always open to your concerns, questions and comments. Be sure to take some time this month to stop by and tell us what you think.

Sincerely,

Mayor Joe Lockwood

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