The Town of Milton is accepting applications for the full time and part time position of a COPT Delaware Certified Police Officer through August 18, 2014. The applicant must have 2 plus years’ on the job experience. Salary ranges are negotiable depending upon experience. The Police Employment Application is available at Town Hall, as well as under the Human Resources Department webpage.
Interested candidates must complete the application and background authorization form. All applications must be sent or delivered to: Town of Milton, Attn: Town Clerk, 115 Federal Street, Milton, DE 19968.
In the July issue of Delaware Beach Life, Milton was featured in “Home-Style History”. Click Home-Style History to view the article.
Milton Announces Series of Public Hearings…
To Engage the Community in its Comprehensive Plan
Proposed Community Planning Meetings
Series of Meetings will delve into a range of subjects, ranging from the use and preservation of the Broadkill River to Affordable Housing and Community Development
Click here for more information regarding the Comprehensive Plan Process
In addition to the weekly concerts in Memorial Park, there are other events taking place in Milton. Please see the attached for details:
The Town of Milton will be reviewing and updating its Comprehensive Plan over the next several months, starting with the first of four Planning and Zoning Commission public hearings to be held on Monday, May 12 at 6:30PM in the Milton Public Library. The contributions and comments of the residents of Milton are considered to be an integral and extremely crucial part of this process as the Plan impacts all facets of the Town of Milton, particularly its future growth. The public hearings have been scheduled on different days, both in the evening, as well as during the day, and includes a Saturday session for those who cannot attend at other times. Please check the Town website for details.
The Comprehensive Plan is a working, living document that should represent the desires and input of the majority of the residents of the Town of Milton. The public is invited, and strongly encouraged to attend these public hearings, and any other workshops that may be scheduled, so that their voices may be heard and have an impact on the future of Milton.
Click here to view the 2010 Comprehensive Plan, 2014 Pre-Plus Comments and any updates as they become available.
Proposed Community Planning Meetings- also view the current meetings on the Milton Homepage for additions or corrections to the meeting dates or agenda items
At the Town Council meeting on April 21st, an Ordinance was adopted to create a tax exemption for geothermal loop heat exchange well systems, wind energy, and solar energy systems. The following is section 3, which pertains to filing a rebate for the assessed value relating to the installation of geothermal loop heat exchange well systems, wind energy and solar energy systems:
Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately and shall apply to the 2013-2014 fiscal year. In the event that an improvement which is part of a geothermal loop heat exchange well system or wind energy or solar energy system was fully included in an assessment, the property owner shall notify the Town via an application for a rebate no later than 90 days after the date of this Ordinance’s adoption. Failure to do so shall constitute waiver of this tax exemption for the 2013-2014 tax year. However, this section shall not be construed to limit a property owner’s right to appeal an assessment to the Town Council sitting as the Board of Appeals in subsequent years.
2014-003 Ordinance on geothermal solar and wind exemptions
Town of Milton ‘Start a Business’ Process
The Town of Milton is undergoing a transformation and business owners are beginning to view Milton as a place of growth and opportunity. There are prime available storefronts located in the heart of the downtown for a variety of businesses.
As a result, the Town has documented the process to start a new business in the Town of Milton. This effort was undertaken to help new business owners who want to establish a business in Milton understand what their roles and responsibilities are as well as other involved agencies/committees/organizations. The process can be found at the Town of Milton web site: http://milton.delaware.gov/forms/
This process is meant to be a roadmap for new business owners. Naturally every business application is different so some steps in the process may be applicable and others not. This process is to be used as a tool by the new business owner to help ensure a smooth and timely completion of the steps necessary for opening their new business.
One of the main issues that impact the execution of the process is getting timely approvals from various Town committees and organizations. Due to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules and planned meeting schedules, getting hearings and approvals can be time consuming. However, this issue is a common one that the Town of Milton is looking for ways to help minimize. In addition, there are steps in the process that are not under the control of the Town. Depending on which County or State government agency is involved will impact the timeliness of the completion of the step.
As with all processes, communication is critical between the new business owner and all agencies and organizations involved. This cannot be emphasized enough.
This business process activity was one of several key initiatives identified by the Milton Economic Development Committee (EDC).
Shake off those winter blues and join the 4th season of the Milton Farmers Market. Where we LOVE it LOCAL, Local food, local vendors, local entertainment, local everything. Fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, flowers, jams, jellies, baked goods, meat, fish, etc. The farmers market is every Friday from 3pm until 6pm, beginning April 18th until October 3rd, located at the corner of Union and Magnolia Streets. Click the following link to view the Farmers Market Entertainment Schedule: FarmersMarketEntertainment2014
Neighborhood Watch is neighbors helping neighbors. They are the extra eyes and ears for reporting crime or suspicious activity. Members meet their neighbors, learn how to make their home more secure, watch out for each other and the neighborhood, and report activities that raise their suspicions to the police. There is no commitment – you “watch” during your normal day to day activities. Be alert! Be observant! Call the police! Attend a meeting and learn how you can make a difference. Click here to view the attachment.
Neighborhood Watch is sponsored by the Milton Police Department and Sussex County Citizens Corps.