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State of the City 2013

Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Recently, I was asked to give a “State of the City” for a local publication – an assignment I’m always excited to get after.

It probably should not surprise you to hear I think things are going great here in the City of Milton -- better than they ever have, quite frankly.

The reasons are easy to see. First off, we’ve got great residents – residents who care about each other and their hometown, who care about their community. Feeding into that overwhelming sense of community are our fantastic schools and unique local businesses.

Inside the walls of City Hall, things are also pretty spectacular. Thanks to a committed, professional staff, selfless volunteers and elected officials with whom I’m proud to serve, we’ve got a lot of exciting projects coming to fruition.

Here’s a look at just a few of the things Milton’s got on tap (you’ll notice these are similar to my “Look into 2013” list because we’re making our way through the goals – but I thought it’d be good to give a more in-depth update):

  1. Road work: This year residents will see construction of intersection improvements at Ga. 140 (Arnold Mill Road) at New Providence Road and Ga. 372 at both Providence and New Providence roads. The state Department of Transportation is handling the actual construction because of the state routes (we got the projects there), and both should be finished in 2014.
  2. Additionally, we’re bidding on the construction for a roundabout at the intersection of Hopewell, Francis and Cogburn roads and a traffic light at Deerfield Parkway and Morris Road. The light should be installed by fall 2013, and the roundabout will take about a year to complete. For updates and plans on all these projects, please visit www.miltonintersectionimprovements.com.
  3. Public projects: Additionally, in City Hall we’re looking at prioritized funding for a number of public projects, including design and construction of a police, fire and court building on Ga. 9, a Bell Memorial Park redesign and a Deerfield Parkway park space design.
  4. We’ve got construction plans for the police, fire and court building, and we’re in the thick of planning for the Bell Memorial Park expansion and the pocket park. As always, we will involve the public to make sure we’re addressing your needs, so please let us know what you think.
  5. Tornado sirens: Keep an ear out, because we’re quickly moving toward deployment of a severe weather/emergency siren system throughout the city. The fire department will take a multi-phased approach to this project.
  6. What that means is that you’ll hear sirens first at Fire Station No. 43 on Hickory Flat Road, at Bell Memorial Park, at Ga. 372 (Birmingham Highway) and Providence Road, at Fire Station No. 41 on Ga. 140 (Arnold Mill Road) and at the planned fire headquarters on Ga. 9. After that, we’ll locate sites based on under-covered areas.
  1. That’s just a very, very short list of the type of work you can expect from Milton. If you have any questions about what’s happening in City Hall give me a call or come by. Someone’s always here to welcome you and help you in any way we can.

Sincerely,
Mayor Joe Lockwood