Milton addresses park, green space plans

The Milton City Council took action on park and green space development Monday night.

The council approved 7-0 a resolution authorizing city officials to move ahead with legal groundwork aimed at a possible November park and green space bond referendum. If the Council makes a final decision to put it on the ballot, voters would be asked to OK issuance of at least $25 million in bonds to fund buying park land and green space and making improvements.

The Council also unanimously approved a $30,000 professional services agreement with the Trust for Public Land for conservation finance research. The nonprofit group will look into the feasibility of using bonds and other revenue streams for park and green space preservation and their financial impact on the city.

The TPL will also do a public opinion survey to gauge voter support for conservation funding and what needs Milton residents feel are most compelling.