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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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Public Hearing- December 7, 2020 to propose borrowing of up to $1,670,000 to finance public water system improvements (interim interest-only payments pending 100% loan forgiveness) and to order the referendum to be scheduled

Date Posted: Monday, November 9th, 2020

LEGAL NOTICE   Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Milton will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., at Grace Church, 512 Union Street, Milton, Delaware on Resolution 2020-020, to propose borrowing of up to $1,670,000 to finance public water system improvements (interim interest-only payments pending 100% loan forgiveness) and to order the referendum to be scheduled. Resolution 2020-020 to purpose borrowing of up to $1,670,000 to finance public water system improvements can be viewed at Milton Town Hall or on the town’s website: www.milton.delaware.gov All interested parties are invited to attend in-person or virtually, and comment on this item.  If unable to attend this public hearing, written comments will be accepted at Town Hall until 4:00pm on December 7, 2020.  Said hearing may be adjourned without further notice.  If there are any questions, please contact Town Hall […]



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2021 Property Value Appeal

Date Posted: Monday, November 9th, 2020

LEGAL NOTICE The Milton Town Council, sitting as the Board of Appeals, will hear Property Value Appeals on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the Grace Church, 512 Union Street, Milton, DE 19968 at 6:30 p.m. Any taxable person or entity may submit a property value appeal by filing a completed Property Value Appeal Form at Town Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 22, 2020. The application must state the reason or reasons for the appeal. Once such form has been filed, the Town of Milton shall notify the appellant of the date, time and location of the hearing via certified mail. A current list of the Town of Milton property value assessments may be viewed at Town Hall, 115 Federal Street, Milton, DE 19968 or as linked here: 2020 Property Assessments THE LAW The Delaware Constitution mandates that there be uniformity in tax assessments.  There is no requirement, […]



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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  



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DelDOT – Press Release September 21, 2020: Front Street Crossroad Pipe Replacement

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

A message from DELDOT Press Release — September 21, 2020 TRAFFIC ALERT – Closure of Front Street for the Replacement of Crossroad Pipe Milton — Traffic Information: DelDOT announces to motorists that Front Street will be closed for the removal and replacement of a failing crossroad pipe. Times and Dates: 7:00 a.m. on October 5, 2020 until 11:00 p.m. on October 23, 2020, pending weather. Location: Front Street between Collins Street and Walker Drive, Milton. Detour Routes: Eastbound: Motorists on Front Street eastbound will be detoured to Federal Street and turn left onto Atlantic Street/Cave Neck Road and return to Front Street. Westbound: Motorists on Front Street westbound will continue west onto Atlantic Street/Cave Neck Road to Federal Street and turn right to Front Street. Detour signage has been posted for motorists. View full press release at: https://www.deldot.gov/About/news/index.shtml?dc=release&id=8317



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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, […]



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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  



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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 […]



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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 […]



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Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Declaration Postponing Town Council Actions and Public Hearings

Date Posted: Monday, April 27th, 2020

Proclamation of Civil Emergency and Declaration Postponing Town Council Actions and Public Hearings UPDATE: Proclamation Amending the Civil Emergency Declaration



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EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 2020 TOWN OFFICES CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 2020 TOWN OFFICES CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS Based on the State of Emergency declarations and information available from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Division of Public Health, the Town of Milton is closing to public access beginning at 8:30am on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  These measures are in place to decrease the spread of COVID-19 all while maintaining Town services. Residents are encouraged to follow all communications from Federal and State Agencies to slow the spread of COVID-19.  The Town will be taking any and all necessary steps to protect our employees and our community. Until further notice, payments can be made online through OfficialPayments.com (jurisdiction code 1809), mailed, or placed in the mail-slot in the back-door of Town Hall. Information that needs to be provided to a Town employee can also be placed through the mail-slot in the back door of Town Hall or […]



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