The Town of Milton is accepting applications for the full time position of Project Coordinator through July 24, 2014. The Employment Application and Job Description are available at Town Hall, as well as our Human Resources Department web page. Interested candidates must complete the application and authorization form. Submit those forms to: Town of Milton, Attn: Town Clerk, 115 Federal Street, Milton, DE 19968.
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids for the 2014 Town of Milton Residential Waste Collection will be received from qualified bidders at Town Hall, 115 Federal Street, Milton, Delaware 19968 until 2:00pm on July 28, 2014, at which time they will be opened and read aloud.
The Request for Quotations will be emailed to prospective bidders at their request via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or obtained at Town Hall. No payment is required for one copy.
The Town of Milton reserves the right to waive any informalities, as well as to accept or reject any or all bids.
July 22, 2014
For Immediate Release
Milton Comprehensive Plan to
Consider Broadkill River at
July 28 Public Meeting
The Town of Milton’s Planning and Zoning Commission invites the community to learn about projected Broadkill River water level increases and water quality issues, as part of the town’s comprehensive planning process, on Monday, July 28th @ 6:30 pm.
The meeting is part of a nearly year-long planning process that will develop a Comprehensive Plan that will guide the town’s development over the next decade.
At the July 28 meeting — which will take place at Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front Street — the community will hear a presentation by Susan Love, a Planner with DNREC’S Delaware Coastal Programs. A sea level rise expert, Love will discuss how increases in sea level and precipitation will impact the Broadkill River, adjacent riparian buffers and floodplains, and the town’s commercial center. She will also discuss the river’s water quality and ways in which it can be improved.
For more Information Contact: Barry Goodinson: 703-606-4948
Milton Announces Series of Public Hearings…
To Engage the Community in its Comprehensive Plan
Upcoming Comp Plan 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
“A Walk Down Union Street”
The 15th Annual Garden and Home Tour will be Saturday, July 12th beginning at 9am. Tickets are $15.00. For any questions or to purchase tickets, please call 443-617-0617
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.
Upcoming Comp Plan 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