Preserving Milton’s Character
Mark and his wife, Amy, live in The Manor with their son, Wyatt, where he serves as the President of their HOA. Mark graduated from the University of Kansas and holds an MBA from the University of Missouri. Mark’s professional career has primarily been with Sprint and Microsoft where he has held leadership roles in Sales, Marketing and Training. Since moving to Milton, Mark has held leadership roles in the community – such as completing the Milton Citizen Government Academy in 2018 and serving on the Board of Directors for the Milton Historical Society.
“I am running for city council because I am committed to protecting Milton’s unique character and quality of life. To me, it is preserving tree tops over growing roof tops. It is what led me to serve on the Board of Directors for the Milton Historical Society. We need to preserve our heritage and charm that is Milton, or it will be lost.”
On The Issues
Milton will be facing many challenges in the coming years stemming from development and growth. Our farms, our trees and our gravel roads are gems in Milton. I will work to preserve Milton’s rural charm and quality of life. We need to protect the tree canopy and buffers from developers. Expanding sewer would very likely lead to more development, density and traffic – that is not what the majority of residents want for the future – and I agree.
Parks and Recreation
Athletics is a big part of who we are in Milton. I support our families and our children’s desire to play. Milton needs more fields for practice and games. We need to consider partnering opportunities with schools and land acquisition to determine what is the best path forward to support our families. I want to enable the participation, joy and success of our children, as well as position Milton for financial success in the years ahead.
The Green Space bond has provided some great assets for Milton. The challenge which lies ahead, is how to make the best use of this space. It may take time for these acquisitions to realize their full potential. That includes incorporating trails and managing facilities in a cost-effective manner. In some cases, it may make sense financially and aesthetically, to just let it be. I encourage residents’ input for guidance to help the City make sound decisions on priorities and invest wisely.
Traffic AND TRANSPORTATION
Easing traffic congestion is a priority. New traffic relief projects should preserve the character of Milton while we move traffic through and around the City. I do not support calls to expand our interior roads, such as Hopewell Rd, as it would be costly, detract from our rural viewshed and ultimately may bring more traffic.
The recently voter approved TSPLOST greatly helps the City with key projects to address traffic congestion. I will work to ensure the projects not only address our needs today, but in the years ahead and appropriately reflect Milton’s character. I believe that we have opportunities to find creative ways to connect residents (and horses) to destinations throughout Milton – which may include the ability to use TSPLOST revenue.
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