Property Assessment Appeal

Friday, November 21, 2014 15:28
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Milton Town Council, sitting as the Board of Appeals, will have a public hearing January 12, 2015, relating to Property Tax Assessment appeals.  To submit an appeal, a Property Value Appeal Form must be filed at Town Hall no later than 5:00pm, December 26, 2014.  Appeals received after December 26, 2014, will not be considered. The first link below is a list of  current assessed values for all property located in Milton Town Limits (this list can also be viewed at Town Hall), the second link is the Property Value Appeal Form.  Please contact Kristy Rogers, Town Clerk, at 302-684-4110, with any questions.

 

2014 Assessed Values

Property Value Appeal Form

2nd Annual Park Lighting – Memorial Park

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 15:02
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holiday poster Join in Milton’s 2nd Annual Park Lighting event on November 29th beginning at 6pm in Memorial Park.  There will be train rides, entertainment, and seasonal refreshments.

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

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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.”

 

FOIA Roadshow, Presented by the State of Delaware Attorney General’s Office

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 13:35
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Attorney Generals Office 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.

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

2015 Comprehensive Plan

Monday, June 23, 2014 8:24
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Milton Announces Series of Public Hearings…

To Engage the Community in its Comprehensive Plan 

Comp Plan Meetings – Updated 08/19/14

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

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

Choose Milton!

Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:11
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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).

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2014 Municipal Election Results

Monday, March 10, 2014 7:38
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This Municipal Election report is provided on behalf of the Town of Milton Board of Elections. The Board of Elections scheduled a meeting on March 3rd   to certify the election results, but had to postpone until March 4th due to the weather which caused the Town to be closed.

 

On March 1, 2014, the municipal election was held at Town Hall between the hours of 8am and 6pm, for the three year term of two Councilmember seats. The election was conducted under the guidance of Election Officer Inspector Ken Kaye. In addition to Mr. Kaye, there were four Election Officers Patricia Kost, Janice Nunziata, Larry Savage and Doug Welch.  The Board of Election Inspector Susan Mathe and Judges Barbara Wagner, John Oates, Kathleen Garde and Robert Howard convened at 4:30pm for the absentee ballot process and at the close of Election polls, Board of Elections Inspector Susan Mathe announced the results outside of Town Hall.

 

There were three candidates, Councilman Emory West Jr., Councilwoman Esthelda Parker-Selby and challenger Gwendolyn Jones.  The official election results are Emory West Jr. 132 votes, Esthelda Parker-Selby 176 votes and Gwendolyn Jones 72 votes.

 

Section 8 of the Town of Milton Charter specifies that, “At the first regular meeting in April following the Annual Municipal Election, the Mayor and Town Council shall meet at the usual meeting place of the Mayor and Council and the newly elected officers shall assume the duties of office, being first duly sworn or affirmed to perform their duties with fidelity”.  The April Town Council meeting will be April 7, 2014, beginning at 6:30pm in the Milton Library.

Homecoming in Milton…in West of Scotland!

Friday, May 10, 2013 12:58
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A special invitation has been extended by Stuart McMillan, Member of the Scottish Parliament. Homecoming Scotland 2014 promises to be great affair!

To learn more, read this letter Homecoming Scotland Invitation .