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"Improve Milton" formed to bring new business to town
MILTON -- The city of Milton wants to attract new businesses to the area...
So the mayor and city council are forming a non-profit organization called "Improve Milton" to develop new ideas.
New business would be good for the city, only if certain other aspects do not change.
Jim Carmack/Channel 3 News
"Improve Milton" It's both the goal and the name of a new initiative designed to get businesses to come to this area. But residents we talked to say that's fine, as long as some things stay the same."
Mayor Emeritus Clyde Gracey says a lot has changed in Milton over the last few decades.
Clyde Gracey/Milton Mayor Emeritus
"Saturday night was a big night in downtown Milton. You had a couple of barber shops there that were open and you had people from the farms that would come in and get their hair cut and get a shower you know they had showers for the people and you'd have to get down there early to get a good parking place."
So from then til now What makes the city of Milton, Milton?
"Family oriented and a lot of good churches. A lot of good people."
"Quiet, small town atmosphere, not a lot of crime, family here.
The small town feel where everyone is welcome. Some say that aspect might be lost if the city grows too fast. Others say growing is great.
Dianne Wolfe/Born In Milton
"I think change is inevitable and I think it's a good thing. I think you've got enough of the old families here that I don't think you'll lose that."
"I think Milton needs improving, and I think the mayor and council are doing a real good job."
Blanche Shelton/Lifelong Milton Resident
"Never too many people God loves us all. Never too many people The more the merrier. We are growing in Milton, we have grown and we yet growing so yeah, more improvements come on. Let's do it."
"A mix of pride and tradition of the past, with an eye toward the future."