Town-wide fire hydrant flushing to begin August 13th and fire hydrant flow testing to begin August 27th. 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 […]


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

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

  To access the survey, cllick the following link:  


Press Release: Route 5 & Municipal Parking Lot Closure

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Memorandum TO:                  Milton Town Council & Town Administrator FROM:            Hans Medlarz, P.E., County Engineer RE:                 Milton Library, Bulkhead Replacement & Foundation Repair DATE:            July 17, 2018   At the Milton Public Library, portions of the southerly exterior wall exhibit both vertical settlement and lateral displacement. The root cause of the problem is a compromised bulkhead along the Broadkill River allowing soil erosion under the foundation during high tidal events.   On May 22, 2018, Sussex County Council awarded a construction contract associated with the repairs. Under the contract terms the County agreed to assume the permitting and implementation of two 1-day detours of Union Street to mobilize and demobilize the required barge, set the equipment on the barge and stock it with the initial material.   The detour required Town Council concurrence since it utilizes part of the municipal street system. Said concurrence was granted during the June […]


Invitation to Bid and Specifications – Orchard Street and Front Street Projects

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

INVITATION TO BID The Town of Milton will receive sealed bids in the Office of the Town Manager, 115 Federal Street, Milton, DE 19968, until 2 p.m. on July 26, 2018, at which time they will be read aloud for the following projects: Front Street Curb/Sidewalk Project Front Street Paving Project Orchard Street Paving Project Specifications for each project are posted below and available at Town Hall, 115 Federal Street, Milton, DE 19968.  Each project must be bid individually. The Town of Milton may extend the time and place for the opening of bids from that described in this Invitation.  The Town of Milton reserves the right to waive irregularities, as well as to accept or reject any or all bids. RFP – Orchard Street Specifications 070318 RFP – Orchard Street Bid Form RFP – Front Street Paving Specifications 070318 RFP – Front Street Paving Bid Form RFP – Front Street […]


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 […]


Heritage Creek: Paving Notice

Date Posted: Friday, June 8th, 2018

Asphalt preparation work will conclude on Monday, June 11, 2018, and paving will begin thereafter.  The following streets will be affected: Falcon Lane, 200 block of Heritage Blvd., Tiller Lane, Garden Street (from Falcon to Arch Street).  Click the following link to view the project area: Paving – Streets Map  Please do not move or drive around any traffic barriers, cones, and signage during this time. With any questions please call Greg Wingo, Milton’s Public Works Supervisor at 302-684-4110.


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. […]