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Monday, March 04, 2013
This is a huge month at the City of Milton – and it couldn’t come at a better time. I don’t know about you, but I love getting out in March and shaking off the cold of the last few months. It’s a great time to start fresh and enjoy the warmth and daylight afforded by winter’s end.

Let’s take a look at what Milton’s got on tap for March (in addition to our normal slate of City Council, board and committee meetings):

March 14: Library system and City of Milton joint meeting

First up is something I know residents are going to be very excited to learn. On March 14 the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System and the City of Milton’s Community Development Department will hold a joint meeting to discuss the plan for the new library in Crabapple.

This meeting will take place at 7 p.m., and residents will be able to provide feedback on the design of the new library. It should be a great meeting for a great project.

March 16: Bulky Trash Amnesty Day

This twice-annual event is always a hit. From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16, residents can bring their bulky trash items to Roswell’s Public Works facility free of charge. All that’s required is proof of residency. Take a look at the newsletter item to see what’s allowed and what isn’t. And don’t fret – we’ll have a hazardous materials day in May for most of the stuff not allowed.

March 20 and 28: Jerry Hightower open houses

There’s no time better than spring to learn about gardening and building outdoor features to brighten your home. That’s why the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Community Wildlife Habitat Certification Project Committee has lined up renowned park ranger, naturalist and educator Jerry Hightower to hold two free informative and entertaining open houses.

During the first meeting, Wednesday, March 20, Hightower will discuss gardening to ensure proper habitats for wildlife. At the second, Thursday, March 28, he'll explain creating ponds, pools and pergolas to beautify your garden.

March 21: Webb/Deerfield pocket park meeting

This meeting will be especially exciting. Several years ago, Milton was able to purchase about an acre at the corner of Webb Road and Deerfield Parkway for use as a pocket park.

At this meeting March 21, we’re seeking resident input on the idea of a veterans’ memorial park and exercise trail – but nothing’s set in stone, so let us know what you want. Be sure you’re there to take part in our growing parks system.

March 26: Coffee with the Mayor

Of course I’m excited about this one. With the help of Milton High School’s PTSA Family Involvement Committee member Sabrina Moore, we’ve been able to put together a great information night for residents March 26 at 7 p.m. at the school.

I’ll be there with members of council and city staff (plus decision makers from Roswell and Alpharetta) to discuss the city’s progress and answer any questions you might have. See you there.

March 27: Ga. 9 North Visioning Study follow up

Lastly, we’ll have the follow up to last month’s Ga. 9 North Visioning Study meeting. At this follow up, staff will present maps and concepts taken from resident input at the last meeting.

It should be an exciting and informative meeting, so make sure you’re there if you want to know what the community desires for Ga. 9 from Bethany Bend to Forsyth County.

Whew! That’s it for March. Looking back over it all, it’s going to be a busy month! But that’s the way we like it.

As always, let me know what you think – I’m always available.

Mayor Joe Lockwood