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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2018 Water System Improvements and Information Sessions for Referendum

Date Posted: Monday, May 7th, 2018

2018 Water System Improvements and Information Sessions for Referendum In 2015, the Town of Milton received a Drinking Water Planning Grant to map and model the water system, and develop a report of water system improvements to increase resilience, fire flow, and the ability to operate during and after a large storm event. After completion of the mapping and modeling of the water system, scenarios were conducted in the water model.  The following water system improvements were the results and recommendations of the water system model: Install the Wagamons water main extension Install a new well and treatment facility Build a new storage facility Replace failing water mains, along Atlantic Avenue / Bay Avenue Chestnut Street Route 16, Atlantic Street, and Orchard / Union Streets Improve low flow hydrants With much consideration of the Drinking Water Planning Grant report and recommendations, all projects were submitted to Delaware Department of Natural […]



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Milton – 2nd Safest City in Delaware

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

I am extremely proud to announce that Milton has been named by SafeWise as the 2nd Safest City in Delaware. We were 8th in 2016, and 4th in 2017. (Stats are based upon the crimes from the previous year). Our staff is committed to excellence and we are determined to be the Number 1 Safest City in Delaware. I must say THANK YOU to my staff, our citizens, businesses, houses of worship, schools, town employees, town elected officials and allied agencies. We believe we will accomplish this goal with the continued proactive partnerships we have established within our community. Milton PD sends our congratulations to all those who made the Top 10. Sincerely, Robert J. Longo Chief of Police Milton Police Department   https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-delaware/



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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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“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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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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