Pictured from left to right: Eric Darby, Robbie Wilson, John Koerkel, Krystle Clark, Kristy Rogers, Mindy Harrison, Cheryl Plane, John Cornwell, and Bryan Moore
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.”
Attorney General Beau Biden believes in the saying that “sunshine is the best disinfectant.” He is committed to enforcing Delaware’s Freedom of Information Act and ensuring that Delawareans receive the information that they deserve access to under the law.
To help educate members of the public, government officials and government employees about their rights and responsibilities under Delaware’s open government laws, Biden launched the FOIA Roadshow presentations in 2014. The presentations are given by attorneys from Biden’s office who specialize in Freedom of Information Act issues, cover a wide range of FOIA topics and include a question-and-answer session.
A FOIA Roadshow has been scheduled in Milton on December 8, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Milton Library.
Sealed bids will be received on behalf of the Town of Milton, (herein called the “Owner”) at Milton Town Hall, 115 Federal Street, Milton, Delaware no later than November 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Bids will then be publicly opened and read thereafter for the following:
Town of Milton, WATER TOWER #2 FOUNDATION & RELOCATION
Contract No. 2014-1031 Contract Duration 90Consecutive Calendar Days
The work consists of construction of a new foundation for and relocation of an existing Elevated Water Storage Tank to the newly constructed foundation including associated piping and appurtenances as described by the Contract Documents. The work is located on the H.O. Brittingham Elementary School property, just South of S. Spinnaker Lane and represents work consisting of deep foundation pile installation, tank relocation, concrete, water main piping, grading, erosion and sediment control, fence replacement, and restoration.
Drawings and Specifications, including the proposal forms, may be obtained for $100.00 from Pennoni Associates, Inc., 18072 Davidson Drive, Milton, Delaware 19968. Drawings and Specifications Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Plans and specifications are available for review at the following locations:
Each BID must be accompanied by a BID BOND or Certified Check payable to the OWNER for ten (10) percent of the total amount of the BID. No Bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
The right is reserved, as the interests of the Town of Milton may appear, to reject any and all bids, to waive any informality in bids received, and to accept or reject any items of any bid.
A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m at the Public Works Maintenance Building, 210 Front Street, Milton, Delaware; site visit to follow, to allow Contractors an opportunity to obtain information on the project from the Consulting Engineer and the Owner. The Town of Milton reserves the right to extend the time and place of Bid Opening on not less than two (2) calendar days notice by certified delivery, electronic delivery, or facsimile.
Town of Milton, Delaware
Kristy Rogers, Town Clerk
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
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.
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
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).
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.