Hard to believe that September is already here - this year is just flying by! Fall is always a busy, but enjoyable time of the year. With the kids back in school, our lives get a bit more hectic with family and school events. This year will be no exception.
On Sunday, September 11, please join with Cambridge and Milton high schools to reflect, remember and honor those who lost their lives 15 years ago. The Milton Fire and Police Departments will once again assist our high school students place flags on the school lawn representing each of the 2,977 victims of this tragedy. These are truly touching events and I encourage you to join in honoring the lives lost and the bravery of the fire, police and EMT first responders.
As our city inches closer to its ten-year celebration, I can't help but reflect on the events that have become (and will become) the traditions of our community. These events have been made possible through the hard work and dedication of our Milton community and city staff. We are fortunate to have an abundance of caring and engaged community members who share a vision for our city and are willing to participate to make Milton the best it can be.
Speaking of the future of our city, members of the community will have a unique opportunity to help preserve some of the beauty that we currently enjoy, for future generations. The Milton Conservation Land, Wildlife Habitat, Natural Area and Trails Bond will be presented for your consideration this November. Funds derived from the proposed bond would be used to create and enhance trails for walking, biking and horseback riding; conserve undeveloped green or open space and parks, and acquire land or easements to preserve the rural views, feel, and look of Milton. This is an exciting time for our City and I will continue to provide information and updates as we proceed.
As always, I'll close by reminding you that City Hall is always open to your concerns, questions and comments. Be sure to take some time this month to stop by and tell us what you think.