Downtown Development District Application and Office of State Planning

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:18
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Attached is Milton’s Downtown Development District Application, including the evaluation checklist from the Delaware Office of State Planning Coordination.

Milton Downtown Development District Program Application and Comments

Winterization Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:24
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From the Desk of the Public Works Supervisor

Plumbing Winterization Tips and Tricks                                                            

Don’t let frozen water pipes leave you out in the cold this winter.  Cold weather means frozen water and that could mean busted pipes and other major plumbing headaches and expenses. If a pipe bursts in your home, it could spill several hundred gallons of water per hour. The damage could also be costly. Here are a few tips to get your home ready for the winter season:

Inside Your Home:

  •  Keep the garage door closed if a bathroom or laundry room is located above or nearby to maintain maximum heat.
  • If some pipes are located in an unheated garage trying wrapping them. Local hardware or building supply stores offer appropriate pipe wrapping materials.
  • When bathroom and kitchen pipes run along an exterior wall, trying allowing additional heat to circulate near the pipes. This means keeping vanity and cabinet doors open and possibly purchasing a small space heater.
  • On nights when the temperature is expected to drop below freezing, turn on the faucets along the exterior wall to create a small, steady drip. This eliminates the pressure that can build between the faucet and ice blockage, so if they freeze, they may not burst.
  • Important! Know the location of your shutoff valve inside your home and also call Town Hall at the first sight of a water leak. The Public Works Department will turn the main water supply off at the curb or shutoff valve.

Outside Your Home

  •  Take a few minutes to shut off and drain your irrigation system.
  • Disconnect and drain outside hoses and faucets. An overnight freeze can burst the pipe or faucet.
  • Seal and close crawl space vents. Also note any cracks or holes along the outside walls and foundation of your home. Filing holes and cracks can help stop the cold air from coming into contact with your water pipes.

Vacant homes

  • If leaving your home for several weeks or months, it is suggested to shut off the water at the main shutoff valve. You can contact Town Hall for fees and scheduling.
  • Call a Plumber to have the plumbing drained and winterized.

As always, if you should have any questions, please contact Town Hall.

Declared Candidates for the 2015 Milton Municipal Election

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 15:46
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The 2015 Town of Milton Municipal Election will be held on March 7, 2015, from 8am until 6pm at Town Hall.  In order to vote, you must be a registered voter with the Town of Milton.  Voter registration is 8:30am until 5:00pm Monday through Friday, and 9:00am until noon Saturday January 24th and 31st.  The deadline to register is February 5, 2015.  Voter registration notice 2015

A registered voter that is unable to come to the election polls on the day of election, must complete an affidavit prior to receiving an absentee ballot.  The completed affidavit must be received in Town Hall by noon on Friday, March 6, 2015. Absentee ballots can be mailed to registered voters, who have completed an affidavit, starting January 19, 2015 through March 2, 2015.  If the registered voter needs the ballot after March 2, 2015, they must come to Town Hall and pick up the ballot. All absentee ballots must be received by the Board of Election prior to the close of the election polls at 6:00pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

The Solicitation of Candidates filing deadline expired on January 6, 2015.  The following candidates have declared their intention:

For Councilperson (two seats):

Barry Goodinson
Theodore J. Kanakos
Edward A. Kost
Mark J. Quigley
Lorraine Wasserman

Terms will begin April 2015 and end March 2018

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Roadshow

Monday, December 15, 2014 14:36
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Below is an attachment of the Freedom of Information Act Roadshow presentation given by Deputy Attorney General Edward Black December 8, 2014.

FOIA Road Show – Milton

Press Release: Chief of Police

Friday, December 12, 2014 12:27
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Attached is a statement from Mayor Marion Jones regarding Chief Phillips. Press Release

Milton Annual Municipal Election

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 8:49
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The Annual Milton Municipal Election will be held on March 7, 2015, at Town Hall from 8am until 6pm.  Please view the attached documents for Solicitation of Candidates and Voter Registration.  If you have any questions, please contact Town Hall 302-684-4110.

2015 Municipal Election Solicitation of candidates
Voter registration notice 2015

vote

Statement Concerning Police Department

Monday, December 8, 2014 13:01
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Due to the recent media release, please see the attached statement concerning the police department.

Statement Concerning Police Department

Milton town clerk named Delaware’s Clerk of the Year

Thursday, October 23, 2014 15:49
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Milton town clerk named Delaware’s Clerk of the Year

Kristy Rogers earns recognition for public service

By Maddy Lauria | Oct 06, 2014

Rogers, Kristy

MILTON — When Milton Town Clerk Kristy Rogers was appointed to take over town manager duties a year ago, she didn’t do it for the recognition.

Her hard work has paid off, though, as she earned the title of Clerk of the Year Sept. 23 at the Delaware League of Local Governments’ annual meeting in Dover.

“Mrs. Rogers is a poster child for public service,” Milton Mayor Marion Jones wrote in her nomination letter.

Prior to serving as the town clerk, a position she assumed at the departure of former Town Manager Win Abbott, Rogers worked as the town’s general accounting clerk. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wilmington College, now Wilmington University.

Rogers wasn’t expecting the nomination, and she said her heart began to race when she heard her name called during the award announcements. Rogers is one of 41 members of the Delaware Municipal Clerks Association, which represents about 30 Delaware municipalities.

Rogers started working for the Town of Milton in 2011 and said some of her favorite parts of her job are the learning process of her new position and the chance to help Milton residents.

“I love the public service aspect, being able to help the residents, and working with all of the employees and different departments to see things through to the end,” she said. “It’s a great community, a lovely small town, and it’s great to see how things are changing, I think, for the better.”

Rogers’ job hasn’t always been easy, said Delaware Municipal Clerks Association President Pamela Haddick.

“From what I understand … there’s been a lot of upheaval in the administration in the Town of Milton and throughout all of this, even though she was fairly new as a town clerk, she took on their responsibility as well as her own and continued to run the town smoothly,” Haddick said. “She’s very good and very accurate at what she does.”

Despite the challenges, Rogers said she loves being involved with Milton’s inner workings.

“Every day is different,” she said. “I love working for Milton, with the mayor and council for the citizens and all the staff; it’s very important.”

 

Delaware Beach Life, featured Milton in “Home-Style History”

Friday, July 25, 2014 15:41
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In the July issue of Delaware Beach Life, Milton was featured in “Home-Style History”.  Click  Home-Style History to view the article. dblcoverjuly14

Comprehensive Plan Hearings – Updated

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:29
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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.

Comp Plan Meetings – Updated 08/19/14- also view the current meetings on the Milton Homepage for additions or corrections to the meeting dates or agenda items