2015 Municipal Election Notice

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 16:06
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Inspector:                    Susan Mathe of 236 West Shore Drive, Milton, Delaware

Alternate Inspector:    Lynn Ekelund of 406 Union Street, Milton, Delaware

Judge:                         Robert Howard of 217 Chandler Street, Milton, Delaware

Judge:                         Kathleen Garde of 115 Sassafras Lane, Milton, Delaware

Judge:                         John Oates of 115 Arch Street, Milton, Delaware

Judge:                         Barbara Wagner of 409 Federal Street, Milton, Delaware

Alternate Judge:         Neil Sands of 111 Mill Pond Avenue, Milton, Delaware




The Town of Milton will hold an election to fill the two seats of Council member on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  The election will be held at Town Hall, 115 Federal Street, Milton, Delaware, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.


Candidates for the 3 year term are:

Theodore Kanakos

Edward Kost

Mark Quigley



Milton Municipal Charter, Section 7 (i): If voting in person on Election Day, one must provide a current State of Delaware driver’s license or ID card. The only exception is personal recognition by a majority of the Election Officers in the polling place, which can attest to a voter’s identity and address. (j) At such Annual Municipal Election every person, male or female, who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years on the date of the Annual Municipal Election and who shall be a citizen of the United States and a bona fide primary legal resident of The Town of Milton shall have one (1) vote, provided he or she is registered on the “Book of Registered Voters” of The Town of Milton. The Town Council of The Town of Milton shall provide one (1) register to be known as the “Book of Registered Voters” which is to be kept at the office of the Town Clerk with a back up on the computer at Town Hall. The Book of Registered Voters shall contain the following information for each registrant: The name of the registered voter arranged in alphabetical order, the address of the voter, the birth date of the voter, the date the registrant became a citizen of the United States, the date the registrant became a resident of The Town of Milton, and any other pertinent information. No person shall be registered upon the Book of Registered Voters unless he/she has acquired the qualifications to vote in the Annual Municipal Election for the year in which he/she registers. A person shall be required to register only one time. The Book of Registered Voters shall be maintained in the office of the Town Clerk and shall be conclusive evidence of the right of any person to vote at the Annual Municipal Election. A person may register at the office of the Town Clerk during the regular business hours of such office until the close of business of such office thirty (30) days prior to the date of the Annual Municipal Election by completing such forms as may be provided by the Town.  (k) All votes offered at the Annual Municipal Election shall be offered in person or by absentee vote submitted in accordance with rules and procedures governing absentee ballots as set forth by Title 15 Del. Code.




A registered voter that is unable to come to the election polls on the day of the 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 Election Board by the close of the election polls at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015.


Posted by the Town Clerk on February 10, 2015

Donate Shoes – Save Lives

Friday, February 6, 2015 16:27
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downloadWATER STEP – Training & Technology to Heal a Thirsty World

Over 800 million people suffer without access to safe drinking water.  A child dies every 60 seconds due to water-bourne illnesses.  Let’s join forces with Emma Rider & Quenching Soles Project to change this!  WaterStep, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, uses funds from new and gently used pairs of shoes and cash donations to fund water projects in developing countries around the world.  Clean out your closets and ask your neighbors to do the same.  Sneakers, high heals, boots, cleats, and any style or size of shoe is useful.  World Water Day is March 22.  Collecting shoes helps make a difference in our world.  Emma, now a senior in high school, hopes to fill a trailer load by the end of March.  This will be her 6th trailer load.  There is a shoe collection bin a Milton Town Hall, until March 15th.  Visit www.waterstep.org for more information. Please join in the efforts of safe drinking water!

Additional information attached:  WaterStep-Side 1 WaterStep-Side 2

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

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