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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Employment Opportunity: Certified Police Officer

Date Posted: Monday, September 30th, 2019

Certified Police Officer Immediate Position for Hire The Milton Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Certified Police Officer. The Milton Police Department operates on a rotating 12-hour shift. The Town of Milton offers a competitive salary based upon experience and a full range of benefits, to include: Health, dental and vision insurance Life insurance State of Delaware-County/Municipal Police Pension Paid vacation and sick leave Holiday pay Take home vehicle Applications are available at the Milton Police Department, Milton Town Hall located at 115 Federal Street, and may be downloaded from the Town of Milton website www.milton.delaware.gov. Applications must be submitted to the Milton Police Department by October 31st at 5:00 PM. The Town of Milton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  



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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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Voter Registration Notice

Date Posted: Monday, December 3rd, 2018

2019 MUNICIPAL ELECTION SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019 TOWN HALL, 115 FEDERAL STREET, MILTON POLLS OPEN 8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Voter Registration Deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019 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 19th and Saturday, January 26th  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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2019 Annual Municipal Election: Solicitation for Candidates Notice

Date Posted: Monday, December 3rd, 2018

TOWN OF MILTON   2019 MUNICIPAL ELECTION SOLICITATION OF CANDIDATES THE TOWN OF MILTON IS SOLICITING CANDIDATES FOR THE MARCH 2, 2019 MUNICIPAL ELECTION. THE OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION ARE AS FOLLOWS:   ONE (1) SEAT FOR MAYOR; AND 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 […]



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Hurricane Preparedness Information

Date Posted: Monday, September 10th, 2018

Red Cross: Get Ready for Disasters Hurricane Preparedness Pet Preparedness Tips Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Checklist



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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:  http://www.chpkgas.com/      



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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 […]



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