Milton to consider permitting change

Milton’s City Council will consider a proposal that would streamline the process for those seeking to stage special events such as community festivals and 5K runs.

The plan puts the city’s regulations on such events, currently in two different sections of the city code, entirely under the zoning department, city spokesman Jason Wright said.

The plan also calls for the city communications department to hire a public outreach coordinator to provide “concierge service” to those seeking a permit, Wright said. Currently, those applying can wind up talking with one of several people in the community development department and in turn be referred to other city officials to deal with specific issues.

Although he’s not aware of a particular issue with the permit application process, city officials felt the need to refine it, Wright said. The council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107.

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