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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2020 Municipal Annual Election Notice and Board of Elections Notice

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

2020 Election Notice-revised 2020 Media Election notice- revised



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Construction of Rails to Trails, Phase II (Federal Street to Lavinia Street)

Date Posted: Friday, January 31st, 2020

The Notice to Proceed for the Rails to Trails, Phase II, project has been issued by DelDOT to ADEL Construction to allow work beginning Monday, February 3rd.  During this time, please avoid the trail area as it’s a construction zone and safety to all is of most importance.  Construction hours are the same as in Town code, which is Monday through Friday 7am to 5:30pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm; no work on Sunday or Federal holidays.  Construction will be performed in phases as follows, weather permitting: First – the timber bridge rehabilitation, which is estimated to be complete beginning of April. Second – the Wagamons connector segment into West Shore Drive, which is estimated to be complete end of April. Third – the trail segment from Lavinia Street to the bridge, which is estimated to be complete mid-May. Fourth, the trail segment from Federal Street to the bridge, which […]



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Delmarva Life, Home Town Series segment featuring the Town of Milton

Date Posted: Monday, January 6th, 2020

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2020 Voter Registration Notice

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

2020 MUNICIPAL ELECTION SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020 TOWN HALL, 115 FEDERAL STREET, MILTON POLLS OPEN 8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Voter Registration Deadline is Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 5:00p.m. Eligible residents may register at Town Hall Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00p.m. and on Saturday, January 18th and Saturday, January 25th  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) 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; (B) 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; (C) Not adjudged mentally incompetent in a judicial guardianship or equivalent proceeding; (D) Not incapable of […]



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2020 Town of Milton, Solicitation of Candidates Notice

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

  TOWN OF MILTON   2020 MUNICIPAL ELECTION SOLICITATION OF CANDIDATES THE TOWN OF MILTON IS SOLICITING CANDIDATES FOR THE MARCH 7, 2020 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 2020 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 […]



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Cape Gazette: Milton’s Kristy Rogers named town manager of the year

Date Posted: Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Milton’s Kristy Rogers named town manager of the year Native Sussex Countian has served in post since 2016 Milton Town Manager Kristy Rogers was named Delaware League of Local Government’s town manager of the year. A native Sussex Countian, Rogers has served as Milton’s town manager since 2016. RYAN MAVITY PHOTO Ryan Mavity October 17, 2019 Delaware League of Local Governments has named Milton Town Manager Kristy Rogers as the state’s town manager of the year. Rogers has been Milton’s town manager since 2016, although she has served in town government since 2011. She received the award at the league’s Sept. 26 annual meeting. Rogers said she feels the honor is a validation of how well the town has been performing. “It’s been very important to me to reestablish community connections and community relationships and working with all the nonprofits, businesses and residents,” she said. “I was so surprised to […]



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Sussex County News Release: 2019 Hurricane Season

Date Posted: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Sussex County emergency officials stress preparation as 2019 hurricane season gets underway   Forecasters predict ‘near-normal’ storm season, just days after first tropical system forms off southeastern U.S. coast   FOR IMMEDIATE                                                                               1130 Hours, Thursday RELEASE                                                                                                              May 23, 2019   June is the season of commencements, from graduations to wedded bliss. But it also marks another beginning, one more ominous: the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Still, just like taking those first steps into a new phase of life, be it as a graduate or as a newlywed, the start of hurricane season serves as a reminder that preparedness for the challenges ahead is a must to help ensure success.   As the six-month-long season officially gets underway June 1, the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center is stressing to the public the need to be ready ahead of the forecast. Preparation is critical to […]



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Partnership with DNREC – Mosquito Control

Date Posted: Monday, March 25th, 2019

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 September 26, 2019: 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 environment. For further information, please visit the Mosquito […]



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Milton’s Certified Comprehensive Plan

Date Posted: Monday, January 14th, 2019

Click to view the 2018, Certified Comprehensive Plan: Milton Comprehensive Plan 2018 – Certified



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Press Release: Candidates deemed elected for 2019 Annual Municipal Election

Date Posted: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

For immediate release: January 3, 2019   TOWN OF MILTON 2019 Annual Municipal Election   The 2019 Annual Municipal Election candidate filing deadline was Wednesday, January 2, at 5:00 p.m.  This year’s Election was open for Mayor and two Town Council seats.  One citizen declared candidacy for Mayor: Theodore Kanakos.  Two citizens declared their candidacy for Town Council: Michael Cote and James Garde.   In accordance with Town Charter Section 7(l), which reads “In the event that only one person files for an office for which an election is to be held within the time set forth in Section 6 of this Charter, the person who files shall be deemed to be elected for a full term and it shall not be necessary to have an election”, there will not be an Annual Election.   Incumbent Mayor Ted Kanakos, and incumbent Councilmen Michael Cote and James Garde are deemed elected. […]



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