Monday, April 11, 2011

April Events: Crabapple Plans, Rezonings, Library input, Redistricting, Earth Day Festival and more...

Courtesy Julie Zahner Bailey.

April 10, 2011

Dear Milton Citizens, Friends and Neighbors,

For those of you with school age children, I hope you and your family have had a relaxing and safe Spring Break.

This next week in Milton is a busy one with a number of important meetings as well as the upcoming Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 16th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Birmingham Park. I wanted to be sure you were aware of the various meetings regarding Crabapple, upcoming rezonings, the Milton Library and Redistricting as well as fun community activities so you could mark your calendars accordingly. Please scroll down for more details about each of these meetings and the Earth Day Festival.

Monday, April 11th:

Work Session - 5:00 p.m. - Lew Oliver will present his recommendations for Crabapple.

Council Meeting - 6:00 p.m. - Agenda includes the first presentation on six different rezoning matters. While these will not be voted on Monday night, it is the first time they will officially be on our agenda providing citizens with the opportunity to review the items that will be before us for an official vote later in the month.

Tuesday, April 12th:

Library Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - City Hall

Wednesday, April 13th:

Redistricting Meeting - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Alpharetta High School

Saturday, April 16th:
Earth Day Festival - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - at the Birmingham Park located off of Hickory Flat Road, just west of Birmingham Highway.

I encourage you to participate in the above meetings and the Earth Day Festival as citizen care and involvement is one of the important elements that makes Milton so special.

Thank you for the opportunity to represent your interests and those of your family. As always, I consider it a serious responsibility and work hard everyday on your behalf. Please feel free to contact me via email or on my cell phone.

All my best -

Julie Zahner Bailey
Milton City Council
404-310-6344 cell
More information about the Council Meeting
Monday, April 11 - First Presentation of Several Rezonings

The rezoning items include: a) A request for Townhomes on the south side of Highway 9 west of Sunfish Bend near Crooked Creek and Lake Laurel, b) a request by Union Primitive Church on Cox Road for Concurrent Variances to delete undisturbed buffers to allow for the encroachment of an existing driveway, basketball court, cemetery and an enlargement of a Fellowship Hall, c) a request for a reduction in building setbacks for a singular home on one lot in Atlanta National Subdivision, d) amendments to the Highway 9 Overlay, off-street parking requirements and the terms of the members of the Historic Preservation Commission. Details for each of these rezoning items can be found using this link:

Library Meeting, Tuesday, April 12 - City Hall

The Atlanta-Fulton County Library System will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. in Milton City Hall to discuss what residents would like to see in the planned city library. Please note, the location of the new library has not been decided by the Library Board of Trustees. Once they make a recommendation it is sent to the Fulton County Commissioners for a final decision. Indications from the Library Board are that plans are still in place for a new library to be opened in 2013. It will be one of eight new libraries tied to the 2008 referendum passed by voters. Citizen input is an important part of communicating expectations regarding the eventual Milton library to the Library board.

If you are not able to attend, input can also be submitted in the following ways:
Online survey:, see "Building for the Future"
Fax: 404-335-5291
Mail: Branch Services, Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303
Contact Anne Haimes, Group Branch Manager, at 404-730-1881 or if you have any questions about this process.
Earth Day Festival - Saturday, April 16 Birmingham Park

Earth Day Festival - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - at the Birmingham Park located off of Hickory Flat Road, just west of Birmingham Highway.

This is the second annual Earth Day Festival presented by the Milton Grows Green (MGG) Committee and the City of Milton with sponsorships from several local businesses. This is a free, family oriented celebration that is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Attractions will include:
Human "Hamster Balls"
Wagon rides
Horse drawn carriage rides
Electric car rides
Live music by Airsoft 360
Arts, crafts and games for children
Live animals at 11 a.m.
"Green Egg" hunt with environmental goodies
Gardening demonstrations with free vegetable seeds
Farmers market
Local vendors including caricatures, animal rescue, environmentally friendly products and services, food for picnicking and more
Guided history lessons
Hiking trails
Shoe recycling courtesy of Recycle for a Cure
Volunteers are also needed. This is a great opportunity for Beta members, scouts and others to earn hours while also helping the local community. Please e-mail if you would like to lend a hand.

For more information, contact Cindy Eade at 678-242-2509 or

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