Milton Delaware

Milton

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 […]



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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. […]



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2018 Citizen of the Year and 2018 Lifetime Volunteer Awards

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Citizen of the Year & Lifetime Volunteer Award   Nomination deadline is March 15, 2018                       The Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Milton are currently accepting letters of recommendation for 2018 Citizen of the Year, and 2018 Lifetime Volunteer Award. Nominees must be residents of the Town of Milton who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer commitment. The deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2018.   Nomination letters must include a supporting explanation on how the nominee has displayed significant contributions to the Milton community during the past year, or a “lifetime”.                Letters can be mailed to “2018 Citizen of the Year” or “2018 Lifetime Volunteer Award”, Attn: Kristy Rogers, Town Manager, 115 Federal Street, Milton, DE 19968, dropped off at Town Hall, or emailed to Kristy Rogers (krogers@ci.milton.de.us)  



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

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

2018 State of the Town



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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 […]



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2018 Annual Municipal Election

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

For immediate release: January 10, 2018   TOWN OF MILTON 2018 Annual Municipal Election   The 2018 Annual Municipal Election candidate filing deadline was Tuesday, January 2, at 5:00 p.m.  This year’s Election was open for two council seats.  Two citizens declared their candidacy for the 2018 Election:  incumbent Councilmen Charles Fleetwood and G. Kevin Kelly.   Since the number of qualified candidates equals the number of seats open for election, there will not be an Annual Election.   In accordance with the Town Charter, Mr. Charles Fleetwood and Mr. G. Kevin Kelly are deemed elected.   Mr. Charles Fleetwood and Mr. G. Kevin Kelly will be sworn-in at the April 2, 2018 Town Council meeting, which will be held at the Milton Library beginning at 6:30 p.m.  



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Snow Removal and Ice Control Process; Reminder to clear snow and ice from sidewalks

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

The purpose of this post is to communicate the process and level of service for snow removal and ice control for the Town of Milton. The Town of Milton, Public Works Department, is responsible for snow removal and ice control on municipal streets and sidewalks within the Town limits. The goal of the Public Works Department is to remove snow and ice from streets and sidewalks as safely and efficiently as possible, all while keeping roads open for essential travel. Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT) is responsible for snow removal on State streets which are Federal, Union, and Mulberry Streets, as well as a portion of Front and Atlantic Streets. When snow removal begins in Milton, primary streets, defined as streets that have ingress and egress points on the above mentioned State streets, are cleared first.  After primary streets are passable, secondary streets are cleared, then followed by streets within […]



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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Extreme Cold Safety Tips

Date Posted: Thursday, December 28th, 2017

 For additional information click the following link: https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather 



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Winterization Tips and Tricks

Date Posted: Thursday, December 28th, 2017

From the Desk of the Public Works Supervisor Plumbing Winterization Tips and Tricks Don’t let frozen water pipes leave you out in the cold this winter.  Cold weather means frozen water and that could mean busted pipes and other major plumbing headaches and expenses. If a pipe bursts in your home, it could spill several hundred gallons of water per hour. The damage could also be costly. Here are a few tips to get your home ready for the winter season: Inside Your Home:  Keep the garage door closed if a bathroom or laundry room is located above or nearby to maintain maximum heat. If some pipes are located in an unheated garage trying wrapping them. Local hardware or building supply stores offer appropriate pipe wrapping materials. When bathroom and kitchen pipes run along an exterior wall, trying allowing additional heat to circulate near the pipes. This means keeping vanity […]



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Effective October 1st, Change in Residential Waste Services

Date Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2017

as mailed on September 18, 2017:   Greetings! Every three years, the Town of Milton advertises to receive Request for Quotations relating to residential waste collection services to assure our citizens are given the best services at the most reasonable cost.  As a result of the bid for services, the quarterly waste collection fee decreased from $57.00 to $54.00.  Effective October 1, 2017, Charlie’s Waste Services, LLC, dba Blue Hen Disposal, will be the Town of Milton’s residential waste, yard waste, bulk item, and recycle hauling contractor. Town wide residential waste collection will occur weekly on Tuesday, followed by yard waste collection on alternating Wednesdays, and recycle collection every other Thursday.  Included in this mailing is a Collection Calendar to serve as your guide for each week’s collection.  Please follow the guidelines on the reverse side of the Collection Calendar for waste, yard waste, and recycle.  For the pickup of […]



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Emergency Preparedness Links

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fact Sheet – Hurricane Preparedness Excerpts from “Disaster Supplies Kit” developed by FEMA and the American Red Cross – Pet Preparedness Tips FEMA and American Red Cross “Emergency Preparedness Checklist” – Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Checklist   Delmarva Power Storm Preparation Handbook http://www.delmarva.com/uploadedFiles/wwwdelmarvacom/DelmarvaStormPreparationHandbook.pdf Weathering the Storm Fact Sheet http://www.delmarva.com/uploadedFiles/wwwdelmarvacom/PHI0377D_ERIP_FactSheet.pdf Power Restoration Process Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpXlfZXqO3s Mobile App http://www.delmarva.com/connect-with-us/outage-center/download-mobile-app/ Outage Map http://www.delmarva.com/pages/connectwithus/outages/outagemaps.aspx    



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