Water Infrastructure Mapping Phase I to begin March 30th

Friday, March 27, 2015 12:00
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service lineAs discussed in prior Town Council meetings, Milton’s Public Works staff and Pennoni Associates Inc., the Town’s Engineering firm,  were authorized to complete the first phase of surveying and mapping the Town’s water system.  Once the full project is complete, the data will be used for reference,  future water modeling, planning, maintenance, and archival.

This first phase of surveying and mapping, includes the marking of blue paint on the roads and in yards to properly locate service lines.  Town employees and engineers will be conducting the field work, beginning March 30th.  Weather permitting, this process should take approximately one month to complete. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact either Greg Wingo or Kristy Rogers at 302-684-4110.

 

Thank you.

 

Posted March 27, 2015

Statement Concerning Water Situation

Thursday, March 19, 2015 8:52
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To: Town of Milton Residents

From: Greg Wingo, Public Works Supervisor

Date: March 18, 2015

 

At 7:00a.m., on March 10, 2015, I began draining Tower #1 (Chandler St. Water Tower) to start the re-scheduled repairs and maintenance which included sand blasting and painting.  I wanted to wait for a bit before bypassing the Tower completely to monitor the pressures and pumps before completely shutting down the water Tower.

 

Everything was working good and proceeding as planned, so at approximately 9:00a.m., I turned off two valves and one valve on, to complete the bypass. The last valve was found to be stuck in the closed position and I could not free it up. By this time, the water pressures had dropped and the Public Works staff had to dig up the valve and make repairs.  The valve was repaired and reinstalled at approximately 10:25a.m. The water pressure was restored in Town. The Public Works staff checked water pressures and took samples Town wide. The Office of Drinking Water and Delaware Rural Water Association were notified of the water situation.  The water samples were tested by the Office of Drinking Water and everything came back good.

 

The next day, March 11, at approximately 9:50a.m., a line in the manifold in the well-house broke; all water pressure in Town was not totally lost, as well #5 was operating to keep the water pressures around 32 to 42 psi Town wide. The repair was completed around 6:00p.m. A breaker tripped in the well-house on Sunday, March 15, 2015 which caused a drop in water pressure, but this situation was fixed within 15 minutes.

 

Since the first situation occurred, the Public Works staff tested, sampled, and flushed fire hydrants Town wide to make sure the water was safe.  We will be continuing this process for a few weeks.  We’ve also collected special samples which have come back good.

 

If you notice color in your water, open every faucet in your house or business facility and let them run for about five or ten minutes, so the water lines flush completely. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 302 462-1775.

Invitation to Bid – Magnolia Street Parking Lot Curb and Sidewalk

Monday, March 16, 2015 14:07
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 INVITATION TO BID

 

The Town of Milton will receive sealed bids in the Office of the Town Clerk, 115 Federal Street, Milton, DE 19968, until 2:30 p.m. on April 2, 2015, at which time they will be read aloud for the following project:

Town of Milton – Magnolia Street Parking Lot

Remove and Replace Curb and Sidewalk

 

A pre-bid meeting will be held at 9:00  a.m. on March 26, 2015, at the Maintenance Building, 210 Front Street. Attendance at the pre-bid meeting is a mandatory prerequisite for submitting a bid on this project.  Specifications will be emailed to perspective bidders who attend the pre-bid meeting.

 

The Town of Milton may extend the time and place for the opening of bids from that described in this Invitation, in which case notice will be sent by fax or other electronic means to those bidders who obtained copies of the Request for Proposal and attended the pre-bid meeting.  The Town of Milton reserves the right to waive irregularities, as well as to accept or reject any or all bids.

Invitation to Bid – Paving of Hazzard Lane, Manship Street, and Prettyman Street

Monday, March 16, 2015 14:06
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INVITATION TO BID

 

The Town of Milton will receive sealed bids in the Office of the Town Clerk, 115 Federal Street, Milton, DE 19968, until 2 p.m. on April 2, 2015, at which time they will be read aloud for the following project:

Town of Milton – Streets Project

Paving of Hazzard Lane, Manship Street, and Prettyman Street

 

A pre-bid meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on March 26, 2015, at the Maintenance Building, 210 Front Street. Attendance at the pre-bid meeting is a mandatory prerequisite for submitting a bid on this project.  Specifications will be emailed to perspective bidders who attend the pre-bid meeting.

 

The Town of Milton may extend the time and place for the opening of bids from that described in this Invitation, in which case notice will be sent by fax or other electronic means to those bidders who obtained copies of the Request for Proposal and attended the pre-bid meeting.  The Town of Milton reserves the right to waive irregularities, as well as to accept or reject any or all bids.

2015 Municipal Election Results

Saturday, March 7, 2015 19:04
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The Milton Board of Elections certified the municipal election results for the 2 open council seats and report as follows:

 

Theodore Kanakos: 214

Edward Kost: 184

Mark Quigley: 160

 

Declared council-elect: Theodore Kanakos and Edward Kost

2014 State of the Town Presentation

Saturday, March 7, 2015 16:17
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Click the following link, to view the 2014 State of the Town presentation.  2014 State of the Town

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.

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