Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Important Milton Meetings - Parks, Trails, Zoning Agenda, Crabapple Zoning Overlay, etc.

November 29, 2011

Dear Milton Citizens, Neighbors and Friends -

I hope you all had a blessed and safe Thanksgiving.

This release is intended as a friendly reminder about a number of important meetings, including Parks & Recreation planning sessions, Trail update meetings and Council zoning agendas and public hearings. The first of these meetings is tonight as we all continue to work towards a master park plan for our wonderful community. Please review these various meetings and plan to attend so that your voice and opinions are a part of important upcoming decisions. There are many critical meetings noted with issues being discussed that will have a forever impact on the future of our collective community. Please be engaged.

Tuesday, November 29th, 7:00 p.m. (City Hall) - Parks and Recreation Master Plan Workshop meeting
Wednesday, November 30th, 7:00 p.m.(City Hall) - Trails Plan update Workshop meeting
Saturday, December 3, 7:00 p.m. (corner of Webb Road and Highway 9) - Milton Tree Lighting
Monday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. - City Council Meeting Unfinished business and Zoning Agenda - use this link to review details
Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 - Stakeholder Group Meeting for the Crabapple Zoning Overlay District
This group, composed of 12 Crabapple business, resident and appointed citizen representatives, plus four Milton staffers, two consultants from project partner Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates and a planner from the Atlanta Regional Commission, is tasked with creating a form-based zoning overlay district and incorporating regulations for transfer of development rights. This meeting is open to the public.
Stakeholders noted on the City website can be reviewed by using this link.
Please note, other than one 10 minute presentation on "form-based zoning" there has been no detailed discussions in public regarding moving in this direction for the Crabapple area. This is a departure from current zoning practices and will require the involvement of all citizens.
Monday, December 12, 6:00 - City Council Work Session
Wednesday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. (City Hall)Birmingham Park Conceptual Plan Workshop
Thursday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. (City Hall) - Birmingham Park Conceptual Plan Workshop
Saturday, December 17, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Christmas in Crabapple
Monday, December 19, 6:00 - City Council Meeting Unfinished business and Zoning Agenda
This agenda includes the zoning agenda item for the creation of the controversial Historic Zoning Category along with other items.
Citizen involvement in the future of our unique community has never been more important. Please stay engaged and involved in all the opportunities and issues facing our community today and into the New Year and beyond.

As always, it is an honor to represent your interests and those of your family.

All my best -

Julie Zahner Bailey

Milton City Council

404-310-6344 cell



Bubba Hotep said...

i dont find it very professional that we have a city council member calling something on the agenda controversial so if she wonders why she wasnt relected then i would think that perhaps lack of professionalism was part of it

Anonymous said...

You'd have to be living under a rock not to know that this topic is controversial.

Anonymous said...

January 1st can not come soon enough.

Anonymous said...

She wont be able to send these out then. Besides for all purposes she is already off of council. I doubt she even shows up to the meetings?

Anonymous said...

Oh, she'll still be sending out news releases and emails for sure. She'll go back to being the rabble rouser she always was... The question is whether this website or any other medium will pay attention to her anymore.

Anonymous said...

let us hope not. Her time has passed.

Anonymous said...

Unprofessional to share with the public what is really going on at City Hall? Julie has been the only Council member willing to send out important information to the the community. The first amendment allows for such privileges.

Anonymous said...

unprofessional? not quite...unbiased? evidently not.

Anonymous said...

All the information is sent out and available from the city as it is supposed to be done. She is just so paranoid. If you look at any other cities, they usually dont have a whack job duplicating, and adding a twist, to the city's business? Bless Bill's heart now as he will have to be her channel.

Anonymous said...

Julie's emails are far more detailed and informative than the city's. I hope she'll continue to send them after she leaves office as a way of keeping critical information transparent to all.

Anonymous said...

Julie, the people of Milton should be told what is actually going on at city hall. This includes the misconduct that I have heard about for quite some time. Yet, it continues. We need to clean house.