Dear Milton Neighbors, Citizens and Friends -
This email is intended to give you a quick recap and update following the Monday, August 4th Work Session re: Sewer Extension.
1. Thank you to those who attended the meeting and to those who expressed your opinions via email. You sent a strong message to Milton City Council and staff that sewer is a critical issue for citizens and you all are watching closely.It was one of the largest crowds we have had at a Council meeting reflecting the importance of this topic for citizens and developers.
2. A few points of clarification from the Work Session:
There was a suggestion by some that the proposed Fulton County map did not reflect sewer expansion. It was all a bit confusing with the land lot references, but if you listened to our legal counsel closely, it is clear that the new map DOES reflect expansion into areas currently not planned for sewer. This violates our existing No Inter-Basin Transfer Policy and is how negative precedents and "sewer creep" start.
Many of you expressed concerns over the City Manager's proposal that we replace our existing sewer policy based on a model from Prince William County, Virginia. This was not mentioned at the work session, but demonstrates an exposure to new sewer in Milton.
3. Discussions will continue on this critical issue. Please stay tuned. The issue and risks of sewer extension have not gone away.
4. Thank you again for attending the Work Session and voicing your concerns and expectations.
Julie Zahner Bailey
Milton City Council