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 […]


Project Bid Solicitation – Water System Improvements : Atlantic Avenue, and portions of Chestnut Street and Atlantic Street

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

00 10 00 – ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID 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 March 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Bids will then be publicly opened and read thereafter for the following: Town of Milton WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS – ATLANTIC AVENUE AND PORTIONS OF CHESTNUT STREET AND ATLANTIC STREET Contract No. 2021-001 Contract Duration 180 Consecutive Calendar Days The work consists of furnishing and installing approximately 1,200 linear feet of 12-inch, 720 linear feet of 8-inch, and 2,600 linear feet of 10-inch diameter C900 PVC water main in Atlantic Street, Chestnut Street, and Atlantic Avenue respectively. The work is located within the roadway right of way of Atlantic Street, Chestnut Street, and Atlantic Avenue in the Town of Milton. PDF files of Drawings and Specifications, including the proposal […]


2021 Municipal Election Notice

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION NOTICE The Town of Milton will hold an election to fill two seats of Town Council on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The election will be held at Goshen Hall, 116 Federal Street, Milton, Delaware, between the hours of 8am and 6pm. Town Council member candidates running for a 3 year term: John R. Collier Lee Revis-Plank Allen T. Sangree Emory R. West Jr.   QUALIFICATIONS TO VOTE: By reference, Town Charter Section 7(h)(3) incorporates 15 Del. C. 7554, which states: Persons appearing to vote shall present proof of identity and address. The identification shall be 1 or more of the following items that individually or together show the identity and address of the person: A current State of Delaware driver’s license or ID card; A uniformed service ID card; Another current photo ID issued by the State of Delaware; U.S. Government; the voter’s employer, high school or […]


2021 Water System Improvements Referendum Election Notice

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

2021 WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS REFERENDUM ELECTION NOTICE   ELECTION RESULTS: 2021 Water Systems Improvements Election Results   The Town of Milton will hold a Water System Improvements Referendum Election on Saturday, January 16, 2021.  The referendum will be held at Goshen Hall, 116 Federal Street, Milton, Delaware, between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.   The purpose of said referendum is for the Town to borrow funding for water system improvements which is water main replacement under Atlantic Avenue, portion of Chestnut Street (from Front Street to Coulter Street), and portion of Atlantic Street. The Town has received approval for the $1,670,000.00 (Interim interest only payments with 100% principal forgiveness at construction completion) from the State of Delaware. Term of such loan is an interest rate of 2% and a 20-year term. The source of funding is the State of Delaware Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.   QUALIFICATIONS TO […]


2021 Municipal Election, Voter Registration Notice

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021 GOSHEN HALL, 116 FEDERAL STREET, MILTON POLLS OPEN 8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Voter Registration Deadline is Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 5:00p.m.   Eligible residents may register at Town Hall Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday, January 23, 2021 and Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.   When registering to vote, please refer to the below listed requirements: Every applicant for registration shall be a qualified voter if such applicant is all of the following: A United States Citizen who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) on the day of the election next succeeding the applicant’s registration; A bona fide primary resident of the Town for at least 30 days on the day of the election next succeeding the applicant’s registration; Not adjudged mentally incompetent in a judicial guardianship or equivalent […]


2021 Municipal Election, Solicitation of Candidates

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

TOWN OF MILTON   2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION SOLICITATION OF CANDIDATES   THE TOWN OF MILTON IS SOLICITING CANDIDATES FOR THE MARCH 6, 2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTION. THE OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION ARE AS FOLLOWS:   TWO (2) SEATS FOR COUNCILPERSON.   EACH SEAT IS FOR A THREE YEAR TERM.   CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY AND DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY   Residents who have met the following are eligible to run for office: A citizen of the United States of America, and a primary legal resident of the Town of Milton for the period of at least one year preceding the 2018 Annual Municipal Election; At least twenty-one (21) years of age on or before the date of the election; Non-delinquent in taxes, utilities, or any debt to the Town; Has not been convicted of a felony; Had not been adjudged mentally incompetent; Each of the qualifications for Mayor and for Town Council shall be continuing […]


Delaware Historical & Cultural Affairs- Amended Milton Historic District (Information on October 21, 2020 meeting)

Date Posted: Monday, October 5th, 2020

Amended Milton Historic District Nomination Synopsis 7 10 2020 Meeting agenda Meeting Agenda 10 21 2020  


Change in Waste Collection, October 1st

Date Posted: Saturday, September 19th, 2020

September 18, 2020 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 service at the most reasonable cost.  As a result of the bid for services, the quarterly waste collection fee will increase from $56.00 to $58.00.  Effective October 1, 2020, Waste Industries, a GFL Environmental Company, will be the Town of Milton’s residential waste, yard waste, bulk item, and recycle hauling contractor. Beginning October 1st, Town-wide residential waste collection will occur weekly on Wednesday, followed by yard waste collection on alternating Thursdays, and recycle collection every other Thursday.  You will receive a Welcome Letter  (2020-09-10 Milton Collection Calendar and Welcome Letter) directly from Waste Industries which will include a collection schedule for the remaining months of 2020. Please follow the guidelines on the reverse side of the calendar for waste, […]


Press Release: Milton promotes Captain Derrick Harvey to Chief of Police

Date Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2020

   Milton promotes Captain Derrick Harvey to Chief of Police Tuesday, July 28, 2020 The Town of Milton is proud to announce the promotion of Captain Derrick Harvey to Chief of Police. With sixteen years of Milton law enforcement experience, he continues to demonstrate leadership and dedication in serving the Milton community. Chief Harvey portrays unwavering professionalism, leadership, and integrity. The Town looks forward to his continued service, now in this important role. A pinning ceremony is planned on Wednesday, August 5th at 11 a.m. in the Gazebo at Milton Memorial Park. Please feel free to join the Town in congratulating Chief Harvey.   Should you plan to attend the ceremony, all in-effect Delaware State of Emergency guidelines must be followed.   Press Release – Chief Harvey  


DelDOT Marks Opening of New Milton Trail

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: https://www.facebook.com/delawaredot/videos/816708378859468/   A message from DELDOT Press Release — June 29, 2020 DelDOT Marks Opening of New Milton Trail Milton — This morning, Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan was joined by state and local officials to officially open the new Milton Rails to Trails Phase II project for pedestrians and cyclists. “Our growing Sussex County trail system is a great example of our commitment to supporting all modes of transportation, and each new section we complete is another piece of the puzzle as we continue to build a low-stress interconnected trail system for the benefit of our residents and guests,” commented Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan. Town of Milton Mayor Kanakos offered, “I’m glad to see completion of the Rails to Trails Phase II extension. The extended area results in increased connectivity and an area for pedestrian and bicycling use.” State Senator Ernesto Lopez said, “Our […]


Partnership with DNREC – Mosquito Control

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

The Town of Milton partners with Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Mosquito Control section for the spraying of mosquitoes.  To follow is the message received from DNREC-MOSQUITO CONTROL: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Weather permitting, the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Thursday, October 1, 2020: A message from DNREC-MOSQUITO CONTROL Weather permitting, the Delaware Mosquito Control Section is planning an insecticide application of Anvil 10+10 (sumithrin/PBO) within a zone or zones you have subscribed to within the Delaware Notification Service. This application will occur during evening hours tonight with a truck mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes. All insecticides to be used are registered with the USEPA for mosquito control and will be applied according to USEPA approved label instructions. The USEPA has determined that the insecticides to be used do not pose unreasonable risks to human health, wildlife, or the […]