MILTON, Ga. — If you’re looking to put a pool in your backyard, build an addition to your home or have an accessory structure on your property, Angela Rambeau can answer any questions you may have.
Rambeau has been with the city since its incorporation and works as principal planner, reviewing permit applications for compliance with the city’s zoning rules. Her role also includes writing staff reports for variance requests and serving as the staff liaison to the Design Review Board.
Using four considerations, Rambeau incorporates comments from the Design Review Board, writes her justifications and makes a recommendation on the variances.
Rambeau said she acts as the “in-between” for residents and the board. She explains the process to the applicant, puts together information packets regarding the application and takes minutes and action notes as the board’s staff liaison.
“I think it’s really important to strike a balance between the demands of new property owners and developers while still protecting the interests and desires of long-term residents who may not want to see so much change,” Rambeau said.
By effectively and consistently applying the city’s zoning ordinances, all parties are treated fairly, she said.
“I believe that the built environment in a community affects peoples’ day-to-day lives. We strive to create high quality development while respecting the heritage, vision and resources of this beautiful city,” Rambeau said. “It’s great to serve in a city where everyone cares so much about their community.”
Originally from Maryland, Rambeau moved to Georgia in the mid-‘90s and attended Georgia Tech, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in urban affairs and a Master’s Degree in city planning.
Prior to joining Milton’s staff, Rambeau spent eight years working as a planner with Cherokee County and as a development review analyst for Gwinnett County.
She enjoys reading and listening to audio books in her spare time. “A little of everything,” she says. She is also teaching herself to sew and quilt when she is not “chauffeuring around a teenager.”