In 2006 citizens in north Fulton County, GA of Milton, adjacent to the incorporated City’s of Roswell and Alpharetta, GA also voted to incorporate. With a population of over 20,000, covering a geographic area of 40 square miles this rural community represented challenges as a “new City” because it is truly a diverse community consisting of a broad mix of rural horse farms and newer golf course communities. Its citizens take great pride in maintaining the quiet, rural nature of this community and the quality of life it represents. The new City officials also chose the engineering firm of CH2M Hill as their Program Manager to assist in leading their new government.
Under CH2M Hill’s guidance the various City Departments were set up and established, ordinances adopted, a police and fire department was founded and qualified staff hired to fill all these new responsibilities. Optech Monette, LLC (OMLLC) was again selected by CH2M Hill to participate as the prime subcontractor in providing Public Works services to the citizens of this new City. With the kickoff of the new City government on December 1, 2005 Optech Monette was again working for CH2M Hill as part of their new project team in Milton. OMLLC staff report to the CH2M Hill senior management team with their direct accountability to the Milton City Manager and elected officials.
OMLLC services include grass cutting in major rights of way, seven day a week maintenance of all City Parks and ball fields, weekly cleaning and emptying of all public litter bins throughout the City, litter pickup along City rights of way, cleaning and maintenance of the City’s storm drain system, removal of grafitti from public buildings, bridges and roadways, emergency tree and dead animal removal services, staff support during major weather events, freezing roads, snowstorms, etc. as well as staff support for the annual Earth Day Celebration in April. Because of the rural nature of this community, OMLLC public works responsibilities also includes maintenance grading of over 17 miles of dirt and gravel roads as well as calcium chloride treatment for dust control.