NOTE: We would like to thank City Manager Lagerbloom for reaching out to us. We did not contact him prior. We appreciate his quick attention to this matter.
Good afternoon. We talked briefly today about the City and how our staff responds to injured or dead animals near the roadway. First, our staff is committed to being responsive. You should have seen that in action this morning. As soon as the Public Works crews were notified, they handled the removal. I understand there was some confusion this morning about public versus private property; and potentially Milton’s call center interpretation of what that actually is. It’s terribly difficult to write scripts for each and every situation the call takers deal with – but you can be certain there now will be a script for dead animals.
Without a doubt, we are cautious about private property rights and never want to infringe upon a citizens’ rights to their property – at the same time we want to be exceptionally responsive. This is one of those areas where a healthy dose of common sense should prevail. I’m committed to being ultra responsive - and leading a staff with that same attitude. One of our five employee core values is “It’s not in my job description – is not in our vocabulary”. If I can ever be of service, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Christopher J. Lagerbloom
13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107A
Milton, GA 30004