Town-wide fire hydrant flow testing to begin in October. More Info

Milton Delaware


History of Milton

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

“MILTON, only 7 miles from the Delaware Bay in a direct line but many more by the convoluted Broadkill, is one of the little old Delaware towns that prospered through shipbuilding and shipping in the 19 century. The shipyards have long ago disappeared from the foot of Union and Federal Streets… The business section displays a rare lot of the permanent store awnings, wood or metal roofed, that was used to shade the sidewalk in front of nearly every store in lower Delaware, but have disappeared from main streets. The old part of the town contains many old cypress-shingled houses characteristic of eastern Sussex County.” From Delaware – A Guide to the First State, American Guide Series, 1938 “MILTON – Classic example of life in a small historic town. Extensive Victorian home district in relatively rural area. Its ice cream parlor (King´s Ice Cream at Union and Broad Street, the […]


Hurricane Preparedness Information

Date Posted: Monday, September 10th, 2018

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Town-wide fire hydrant flushing and fire hydrant flow testing

Date Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018

Beginning August 13th, the Town of Milton will be flushing hydrants then proceeding with fire hydrant flow testing.  This annual process identifies the quantity of water and pressure available at each fire hydrant. There are no expected outages or decrease in water pressure.  While the flushing and testing are being performed there may be a period of discolored water due to disturbing sediment in water lines.  Should you experience discoloration, please run inside faucets for approximately 5 minutes to clear the water lines. With any further questions, please contact Greg Wingo at Milton Town Hall, 302-684-4110.


Chesapeake Utilities, Natural Gas Expansion Survey – survey closes October 19th!

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Thank you to those that have completed the Chesapeake Utilities, Natural Gas Expansion survey for the Town of Milton.  So far, we have received approximately 215 responses. The survey will be available until Friday, October 19th.  Please take a couple seconds to complete the survey on your interest in natural gas.  This survey is not a binding commitment, but rather determining interest should natural gas be available. Without your response, the Town and Chesapeake are unable to conclude the community’s interest in natural gas. Here is the link:      


Water System Improvements Referendum – July 21, 2018: Updated with Referendum Results

Date Posted: Monday, June 18th, 2018

REFERENDUM RESULTS: 531 Total Votes; 493 In Support and 38 Against     WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS REFERENDUM Saturday, July 21, 2018 Milton Town Hall 8:00am – 6:00 pm   Notice is hereby given to the residents and to the property owners, including revocable trusts, partnerships and corporations, of the Town of Milton that a referendum for the purpose of voting for or against the borrowing of up to $895,000.00 on the full faith, credit and taxing power of the town.   The borrowing of $895,000.00 is a total of two loans: one loan in the amount of $500,000.00 to fund the Shipbuilders Well and Treatment Facility; and one loan in the amount of $395,000.00 to fund the Wagamons Water Main Extension.  Please note that the inclusion of Shipbuilders and Wagamons in the project titles merely represents location.  The two projects increase town-wide resilience, drinking water quality, fire flow, and the ability […]


Delaware Transit Corporation, DART First State Transit: “Mobility in Motion” Information and Survey

Date Posted: Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Survey participation is helpful to Delaware Transit Corporation in shaping the future of mobility in Delaware. Provide Input Through Our Survey Learn more about the project by visiting, The State of Delaware recognizes the importance of personal mobility. The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC), operating as DART First State Transit, has launched Mobility in Motion. This initiative invites Delawareans to envision and provide critical input on the future of mobility in Delaware. Please take the time to fill out this survey and provide information about your experiences using DART First State transit. Don’t forget to share the survey with your community! Click here to take the survey. Realice la encuesta en línea para proporcionar aportes.


2018 Water System Improvements and Information Sessions for Referendum

Date Posted: Monday, May 7th, 2018

2018 Water System Improvements and Information Sessions for Referendum In 2015, the Town of Milton received a Drinking Water Planning Grant to map and model the water system, and develop a report of water system improvements to increase resilience, fire flow, and the ability to operate during and after a large storm event. After completion of the mapping and modeling of the water system, scenarios were conducted in the water model.  The following water system improvements were the results and recommendations of the water system model: Install the Wagamons water main extension Install a new well and treatment facility Build a new storage facility Replace failing water mains, along Atlantic Avenue / Bay Avenue Chestnut Street Route 16, Atlantic Street, and Orchard / Union Streets Improve low flow hydrants With much consideration of the Drinking Water Planning Grant report and recommendations, all projects were submitted to Delaware Department of Natural […]


Milton – 2nd Safest City in Delaware

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

I am extremely proud to announce that Milton has been named by SafeWise as the 2nd Safest City in Delaware. We were 8th in 2016, and 4th in 2017. (Stats are based upon the crimes from the previous year). Our staff is committed to excellence and we are determined to be the Number 1 Safest City in Delaware. I must say THANK YOU to my staff, our citizens, businesses, houses of worship, schools, town employees, town elected officials and allied agencies. We believe we will accomplish this goal with the continued proactive partnerships we have established within our community. Milton PD sends our congratulations to all those who made the Top 10. Sincerely, Robert J. Longo Chief of Police Milton Police Department


CodeRED Community Notification System Press Release, and registration link

Date Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2018

PRESS RELEASE   March 2, 2018   Town of Milton contracts with CodeRED to provide Emergency Notification Services     Town of Milton, Delaware – Following a thorough evaluation and review of alerting systems, the Town of Milton has implemented CodeRED, a high-speed emergency mass notification service provided by OnSolve, LLC.   The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of the Milton’s emergency communications outreach to businesses and citizens. The system sends telephone calls, text messages, emails and posts to social media channels to inform residents to better protect life and property. CodeRED was selected for its reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s wide spread adoption rates across the U.S.   CodeRED’s robust notification system will provide Milton officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly deliver critical information to our citizens during emergencies. We are eager to use this innovative technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans. […]


“State of the Town” presentation from February 5, 2018

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

2018 State of the Town


Sussex County EOC: Preparedness a must, no matter the season

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Preparedness a must, no matter the season Georgetown, Del. (Thu., Nov. 30, 2017): Storms come and go from one season to the next, but the need to have a preparedness plan is a constant whatever the weather. The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center reminds the public that preparation is a must before any season, whether it’s ahead of hurricane season that ends in November or the nor’easter season that runs from now until to March. Residents and property owners are encouraged to check supplies, monitor weather conditions, and take appropriate action if directed this winter season. “The seasons are changing, but the message remains the same – always have a plan, and always be prepared for Mother Nature no matter the time of year,” Sussex County EOC Director Joseph L. Thomas said. “We were fortunate this year to see little in the way of tropical activity here in Delaware, but just […]