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A look ahead to 2016

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 at 1:51 PM

It’s hard to believe 2016 is here. But I guess time flies when you’re working as hard as Milton building the future of our great city. The coming year is going to be huge for us, and today I want to tell you about some of the great things you can expect. 

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1. New facilities: From the reopening of Providence Park to working on our new City Hall, in 2016 we will see a lot of projects moving forward or to completion in Milton. We have a wealth of information at the city’s Web site about exactly what’s going into these projects, so I encourage you all to visit and take a look.

2. Leading the standard in local government: We continue to strive for innovation in the ways we connect with you on a daily basis and provide services, and 2016 will be no different. We’ll be implementing our new Strategic Plan, which will guide our city over the next five years with goals focused on preserving what makes Milton unique, continuing to build community connections and provide rich and engaging experiences for all residents. Each one of these goals gives Milton’s staff and elected officials the exciting opportunity to interact with residents on a new and deeper level. We are also currently exploring the possibility of bringing a bond referendum question to the voters in Nov. 2016 which would add one more layer to our green space preservation initiatives.

3. Moving around Milton: In 2016 you’ll see us take serious steps toward improving your trips through Milton at heavy commute times. Early summer will bring completion of the Hopewell Road at Birmingham Road roundabout. Construction is slated to begin on a major overhaul of the Crabapple Crossroads– one of our most requested projects. As part of this project, we’ll break ground on a new road to relieve some of the traffic in our downtown area. Walkability in Crabapple will also see improvements with the construction of sidewalks along Mayfield Road to our new Milton Library.

Well, that’s all the space they’ll give me. But, I want to make sure that each and every one of you knows that Milton’s City Hall is your city hall. This staff is your staff. We’re here to serve you. Don’t ever hesitate to contact us or a staff member to find information.

Here’s looking to a great 2016!

Sincerely,

Mayor Joe Lockwood