Alpharetta, Milton to share courtroom, city clerk

Milton and Alpharetta will share court services and a city clerk at the Milton Public Safety Complex. (Courtesy City of Milton)
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Milton and Alpharetta will share court services and a city clerk at the Milton Public Safety Complex. (Courtesy City of Milton)

In September 2020, the Milton City Council approved a short-term agreement with Alpharetta to share a Municipal Court Clerk while a study was conducted to determine the feasibility of a longer-term partnership where the two cities would continue to share the court clerk and court services in the Milton Public Safety Complex, 13690 Ga. 9.

Milton staff evaluated five focus areas to determine the viability of sharing physical space, IT infrastructure, cashiering, personnel, and what cost considerations should be considered when sharing these resources. The cities have determined they could meet the needs of both Alpharetta and Milton with a favorable cost-benefit to both cities.

Neither city has court sessions every day, so sharing the courtroom is feasible. Alpharetta will also share about 5,420 square feet of workspace, resulting in a 60/40 split of expenditures (with Alpharetta paying the higher). Alpharetta will pay monthly rent for the use of Milton’s court facility at $6,775 ($81,300 annually), and 40% of the court clerk’s salary and benefits annually (approximately $62,400).