Tuesday, September 30, 2008

News From Alan Tart; Council Member of District 6 / Milton Georgia

ALERT: 911 Change for City of Milton Residents May Require Action on Your Part

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

The City of Milton will transition its Emergency 911 and Public Safety Dispatching from the Fulton County Emergency Dispatch Center and Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) to the City of Alpharetta Emergency Dispatch Center and PSAP tomorrow, October 1. All wired phones or "land lines" have been changed through a programming process. Citizens that have these phones will NOT need to take any action. It is important to note that citizens who have VOIP (voice over internet protocol) service may need to take action. It is the responsibility of those users to notify their service provider and tell them of the change. The information for the Alpharetta Public Safety E911 Dispatch Center and PSAP is as follows:

City of Alpharetta Dispatch Center
2565 Old Milton Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
(678) 297-6300
Milton's Public Safety Department has been working to transition its dispatch center since its inception in May 2007.

Town Hall Meeting of Highway 9 and Adjacent Citizens

Council Member Tina D'Aversa and I will be co-hosting the first of what we hope to be several meetings for any interested citizen to get involved with community efforts to bring awareness and support to issues facing the Highway 9 area. Highway 9 is the "Gateway to Milton," and as such, it needs greater attention. In addition, this area is somewhat unique to Milton since it is densely populated with both residences and businesses. Outside of the attention dedicated to this area by our city staff, we want to hear your thoughts and ideas so we can work together to make all of Milton the best place in the state to live. Council Member D'Aversa and I want your feedback on what we can do to co-sponsor resolutions, ordinance updates, or other activities to make the Highway 9 area a better place to live, work, and play. More information regarding the date, time, and location of the first meeting will be forthcoming soon. We expect this meeting to occur in the next several weeks. Please plan to attend.

Crossroads at Crabapple Art & Antique Festival

Saturday, October 4 Make plans to attend this year's Crossroads at Crabapple Antique and Art Festival, coming up on Saturday, October 4th! Enjoy an old-fashioned family event featuring American Country Antiques and juried local artists. Date: October 4, 2008Time: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Location: Historic Community of Crabapple
790 Mayfield RoadMilton, GA 30004

This event will feature more than 50 American Country Antiques dealers from eight states, plus 50 juried artists, roaming musicians, food, fun and much more!

Admission and parking is free.

Energy Star sales tax holiday starts Thursday

The annual Energy Star sales tax holiday will start at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, October 2, and run through midnight Sunday, October 5. Georgians will not pay state or local sales taxes on the purchase of energy-efficient or water-efficient products that cost $1,500 or less per item during the sales tax holiday period. Eligible appliances include dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats, refrigerators, doors and windows. Eligible Water-Sense products include high-efficiency toilets and bathroom faucets. For more information, visit or

Next Milton Nights

WHEN: October 25, 2008 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mad Italian Restaurant on Windward Parkway
WHAT TO WEAR: Wear your best Halloween costume. Prizes to best dressed big and little "kids." Come even if you do not want to wear a costume though!
WORTHY CAUSE: Host restaurant Mad Italian has agreed to donate 10% of the evening's sales to the Milton Public Safety fund.

To find out more, please go to and click on the Milton Nights section at the top of the home page.This is a great opportunity for you and your family to get out and meet your neighbors.

Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will occur at Milton City Hall located at 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Building 100, Suite 107, Milton, GA 30004.

To review agendas or materials for upcoming cases, please visit the city's website and view the community calendar.

Click here to view October's calendar

Oct 1: Disability Awareness Committee - 7 p.m.
Oct 6: City Council Regular Meeting - 6 p.m.
Oct 7: Design Review Board - 6 p.m.
Oct 8: Tree Committee - 3:30 p.m.
Oct 13: City Council Work Session - 6:00 p.m. and
Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee - 6:30 p.m.
Oct 20: City Council Regular Meeting - 6:00 p.m.
Oct 21: Board of Zoning Appeals - 7:00 p.m.
Oct 22: Tree Committee - 3:30 p.m.
Oct 27: Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee - 6:30 p.m.
Oct 28: Planning Commission - 7 p.m.
I consider it an honor and privilege to serve you, the citizens of Milton. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Best regards,

Alan Tart
Council Member, District 6 (At Large)
Milton, GA
678-464-8550 (cell)


Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm. He didn't mention anything about the city manager?

Anonymous said...

Just what we all need: to go to one of his meeting and get an earful of his opinion. NOT

Anonymous said...

Tart has been bankrupt himself. Maybe he should learn to take care of his own affairs before he tries to take on our city's problems and give advice.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we could take a look at your personal finances before making a judgement.

Anonymous said...

He should go inspect some meat.

Anonymous said...

And just what kind of meat are you talking about fellow?

Anonymous said...

Probably sausages and beef links.