It was decided in early 2014 to consolidate all departmental lobbies into one large area to better serve Milton residents.
This new concept meant months of construction and rearrangement of city hall, as well as public safety facilities.
The end result has enabled better service and easier access for Milton residents who require in-person assistance.
Included in this project was the renovation of Milton’s two fire stations and police department space to allow each department to house their staff in unified spaces. The project was designed and managed in-house by Milton’s City Architect, Bob Buscemi, and Assistant City Manager, Carter Lucas.
Early in 2014, council decided the city’s defined benefit plan for Milton employees had the potential to create future risk.
At its direction, the Human Resources Department moved to a defined contribution plan, which shifted the risk away from the city. Those employees enrolled in the defined benefit plan were allowed to remain on the plan; however, all new employees have access to the defined contribution plan only.
The Human Resources Department also made cost effective changes to the payroll system. By transferring to Payroll Strategies at a cost savings to the city, the employees enjoy access to their benefit and payroll information from any device, anywhere. It includes improved reporting and is more efficient than the previous system.