Monday, November 03, 2014
If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in your community, this November is the perfect time. Whether you’re interested in general knowledge about your community, our parks progress, our unique style of government, county politics, veteran’s issues, sports, writing, green initiatives or photography – we’ve got something for you this month.
First, please take a look at the steps our fire-rescue department is taking to ensure we’re prepared for any outbreak of Ebola. I know this is a hot topic, so I’d like to commend our hard working public safety folks for taking the initiative to prepare. Not every community can say this, and I know we’re lucky to have the forward-thinking, professional service folks we count on every day.
Next, check out our new partnership with Milton-based Local Life Publishing to produce an expanded and better-distributed Newcomer’s Guide. I think you’ll find all sorts of great info in it.
Then we’ve got a couple of great videos – one of drone footage in Bell Memorial Park, the other of Milton’s unique partnership government model.
Now we come to some of the really cool things you’ll only find in Milton. First, on Nov. 6, is a Town Hall meeting with Fulton County Commissioner-Elect Bob Ellis. Then for Veterans Day we’ll have a brief but moving ceremony thanking our servicemen and women.
If the written word is your thing, we’ve got a free writer’s workshop with Georgia Author of the Year 2013 Kimberly Brock, a Milton resident, Nov. 16. This workshop is brought to the community by our volunteer group Better Together, who always have something fun up their sleeves.
Just four days later Better Together will work with Milton Grows Green to host a septic system workshop. More than three quarters of our city is on septic tank (by land area) so we know this will be a popular offering.
Looking into December, we’ve got another Bulky Trash Amnesty Day, again brought to the community by Milton Grows Green (we sure are lucky to have these folks working hard for their home town, huh?).
Lastly, I want you to take a look at the tree photo contest we’re kicking off this month. It’s open to everyone, and I can’t wait to see the creativity and flair for the visual our residents will bring to the community.
OK, well, that’s it for this month. See you out in the community! And if you can’t, just give me a ring or shoot me an e-mail sometime. I’d love to hear from you.
Mayor Joe Lockwood