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2017 Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing

Date Posted: Friday, May 19th, 2017

milton-comp-plan_part-1_chps-7_053117 milton-comp-plan-part-2_chps-8-10-part_053117 milton-comp-plan-part-3_chps-10-part-appendices_053117 map-a-region map-b-ortho-aerial map-c-roads-and-boundaries map-d1-natural-and-environmental ma-d2-agricultural-lands map-e-existing-land-use map-f-existing-zoning map-g-future-land-use-expansion-area map-h-state-investment-strategy-areas-agriculture-districts map-i-town-center map-j-historic-resources map-k-source-water-resources map-l-water-system-map   LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Milton will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Milton Library, 121 Union Street, Milton, Delaware to receive comment on the following: The 2017 Update to the Town of Milton Comprehensive Plan The documents are available for public inspection at Town Hall located at 115 Federal Street during the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  All interested parties are invited to attend and comment on the application. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted at Town Hall, but must be received prior to the public hearing.  Said hearing may be adjourned without prior notice.  If you have any questions, please contact […]



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Cape Gazette: Kristy Rogers promoted to Milton town manager

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Maddy Lauria January 27, 2017 Kristy Rogers promoted to Milton town manager Position filled for first time since 2013 Kristy Rogers is Milton’s new town manager, a position that has been vacant since 2013. MADDY LAURIA PHOTOS Congratulatory flowers are on display in Kristy Rogers’ office after she was recently promoted to town manager. Kristy Rogers is ready to lead the Town of Milton as the municipality’s new town manager. Town Clerk Kristy Rogers is Milton’s new town manager, after years of doing the job without the official title. Rogers, 33, joined town staff in 2011 as a general accounting clerk. The Georgetown resident was promoted to town clerk in 2013, and also given the authority to execute town manager duties when former Town Manager Win Abbott resigned. That’s the last time Milton had a town manager. Since then, town officials have discussed the need for a town manager, but […]



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Milton hires its new Chief of Police

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Milton hires its new Chief of Police Tuesday, March 29, 2016 The Town of Milton is pleased to announce it has hired     Robert J. Longo as the Milton Chief of Police, following a lengthy but thorough application process.  Mr. Longo brings to the Town his experience in law enforcement, specifically including municipal policing and its elements of developing budgets and policies, writing grants, pro-active community  policing, and managing a police force.  He has received numerous awards, and commendations for his professionalism, leadership, and integrity. Mr. Longo will be sworn in during the Town Council meeting on Monday, April 4th, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Please feel free to join the Town in welcoming the new Chief of Police.  His first day with the Town is April 11th.  



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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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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Roadshow

Date Posted: Monday, December 15th, 2014

Below is an attachment of the Freedom of Information Act Roadshow presentation given by Deputy Attorney General Edward Black December 8, 2014. Overview: Delaware’s Freedom of Information Act Open Records Provisions What documents must be made available for public inspection? Open Meeting Provisions What meetings and discussions must be open to the public? Education (effective July 1, 2015) AG to publish biennially a FOIA coordinator manual, hold annual training seminar and publish on a website all FOIA opinions and summaries thereof. Full PDF here: FOIA Road Show – Milton  



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Milton town clerk named Delaware’s Clerk of the Year

Date Posted: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Kristy Rogers earns recognition for public service By Maddy Lauria | Oct 06, 2014 MILTON — When Milton Town Clerk Kristy Rogers was appointed to take over town manager duties a year ago, she didn’t do it for the recognition. Her hard work has paid off, though, as she earned the title of Clerk of the Year Sept. 23 at the Delaware League of Local Governments’ annual meeting in Dover. “Mrs. Rogers is a poster child for public service,” Milton Mayor Marion Jones wrote in her nomination letter. Prior to serving as the town clerk, a position she assumed at the departure of former Town Manager Win Abbott, Rogers worked as the town’s general accounting clerk. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wilmington College, now Wilmington University. Rogers wasn’t expecting the nomination, and she said her heart began to race when she heard her name called during the award […]



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Delaware Beach Life, featured Milton in “Home-Style History”

Date Posted: Friday, July 25th, 2014

In the July issue of Delaware Beach Life, Milton was featured in “Home-Style History”:   Excerpt: Situated on the banks of the Broadkill River, Milton is not unlike most old towns. Its history is rich, and various industries — from shipping and shipbuilding to button-making and canning —shaped its demographics, culture and architecture. What is special about Milton, named after English poet John Milton in 1807, is its eclectic assortment of homes and buildings, reflecting centuries of varying architectural styles. “We have an incredibly wide variety of architecture for such a small town,” says Allison Schell, executive director of the Milton Historical Society & Museum. “You can literally walk down the street and see two or three completely different architectural styles in one block.” Click Home-Style History to view the article. 



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Choose Milton

Date Posted: Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Town of Milton “Start a Business” Process The Town of Milton is undergoing a transformation and business owners are beginning to view Milton as a place of growth and opportunity.  There are prime available storefronts located in the heart of the downtown for a variety of businesses. As a result, the Town has documented the process to start a new business in the Town of Milton.  This effort was undertaken to help new business owners who want to establish a business in Milton understand what their roles and responsibilities are as well as other involved agencies/committees/organizations.  The process can be found on our printable forms page. This process is meant to be a roadmap for new business owners.  Naturally every business application is different so some steps in the process may be applicable and others not.   This process is to be used as a tool by the new business owner […]



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Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Date Posted: Friday, May 10th, 2013

The Town of Milton has completed the Annual Water Quality Report for the calendar year of 2012. This report provides answers to questions such as “Where does our water come from?” and “How do I get involved?”. The Town of Milton had no drinking water violations related to contaminants monitored by federal and state requirements. We are proud that our drinking water meets or exceeds all standards. Your drinking water is tested 365 day a year!   The report in its entirety can be found on the following four PDF files: 2012 Consumer Confidence Report p1 2012 Consumer Confidence Report p2 2012 Consumer Confidence Report p3 2012 Consumer Confidence Report p4  



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Homecoming in Milton…in West of Scotland!

Date Posted: Friday, May 10th, 2013

A special invitation has been extended by Stuart McMillan, Member of the Scottish Parliament. Homecoming Scotland 2014 promises to be great affair! Excerpt: I write to you as your town shares its name with Milton, within the West of Scotland which I represent. Scotland’s 2009 year of homecoming was a great success, and so the year 2014 has been designated by the Scottish Government and its agencies as the next year of Homecoming in Scotland. Homecoming Scotland 2014 aims to motivate the Scottish diaspora, as well as those who simply love Scotland, to “come home” in 2014 and take part in an inspirational celebration of the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, fantastic active and natural resources, creativity, and cultural and ancestral heritage… To read the full letter click here.  



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