Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Library Site Selection - Citizen Input Requested by Friday, July 31, 2009

Courtesy - News From Council Person Julie Zahner Bailey

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is requesting citizen input on sites for five of the eight new libraries to be built during Phase I of the Library's Facility Master Plan. The Facility Master Plan, approved in the November 4, 2008 general election, will significantly enhance Fulton County's public libraries with 8 new libraries, 2 expanded libraries and 23 renovated libraries. Of the 8 new libraries, 5 have not yet been sited. One of the new libraries is going to be in the City of Milton and another in the City of Alpharetta. Your direct input is requested.Community engagement has been the cornerstone of our Facility Master Plan, and Fulton County is asking for specific recommendations and citizen input for the following library locations from the various communities: MiltonAlpharettaStewart-LakewoodSoutheast AtlantaNorthwest Atlanta Note: Sites have already been identified in the following three locations: Wolf Creek; Palmetto/Chattahoochee Hill Country; and East Roswell. We have been asked to help let people know about this opportunity for input. Citizens should submit library site recommendations by July 31, 2009 to the Library Staff via:
Online:, click on Input on Library Sites
Fax: 404-335-5291
Mail: Branch Services, Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303

Please feel free to contact Anne Haimes, Group Branch Manager at 404-730-1881 or if you have any questions about this process.As always, citizen input is critical to all decisions facing our community. Please take the time to provide input as noted above directly to the Library staff and please send me information as well as to where you believe the new library in Milton should be located as well as input regarding an Alpharetta library. Your input matters. It is an honor to represent you.

Take care, Julie Zahner Bailey
Milton City Council
770-664-5529 (home)
404-310-6344 (cell)

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