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 […]


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 […]


Emergency Preparedness Links

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fact Sheet – Hurricane Preparedness Excerpts from “Disaster Supplies Kit” developed by FEMA and the American Red Cross – Pet Preparedness Tips FEMA and American Red Cross “Emergency Preparedness Checklist” – Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Checklist   Delmarva Power Storm Preparation Handbook Weathering the Storm Fact Sheet Power Restoration Process Video Mobile App Outage Map    


Cape Gazette: Emergency home repair program launched

Date Posted: Friday, August 18th, 2017

Emergency home repair program launched July 16, 2017 The Delaware State Housing Authority has announced that qualified homeowners in need of assistance to keep their homes livable can apply for assistance from the new Statewide Emergency Repair Program. The new program is administered by the Milford Housing Development Corporation, which was awarded $600,000 by DSHA to streamline the application process. DSHA had previously funded repairs through a number of partners, depending on jurisdiction. The Statewide Emergency Response Program has a single point of contact and operates in all three counties. The new program is designed to address emergency conditions threatening the health or safety of eligible Delaware homeowners and members of their households. Qualified applicants must own their home, have lived there for at least one year, and meet income guidelines. Situations that qualify for assistance include immediate health or safety threats such as heating system repairs, plumbing repairs, electrical […]


Milton Turns the Town Teal

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Milton participates for the second year, in “Turn the Towns Teal” September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  Milton participated in the national campaign to promote awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms by hanging teal ribbons on light poles, signs, and trees along Federal and Union Streets, and in Memorial Park. We are thankful for the volunteers that assisted in raising awareness of this deadly women’s disease.  Know the symptoms: visit   Photo credit: Maddy Lauria, Cape Gazette    


Public Notice: Water rates (09/13/17: updated with final schedule of rates)

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Posted on September 13, 2017, at 1:21pm: Water rate public notice – final rates   Click to view the Public Notice related to water rates effective October 1, 2017: Water rate public notice    


WMDT: Milton Creates Blue-Lines to Support Law Enforcement

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Click here to view WMDT’s news segment that showcases Milton as the first Sussex County town to paint blue lines within crosswalks in support of law enforcement officers: Milton Creates Blue-Lines to Support America’s Law Enforcement


Guide to Rehabilitation and Construction in the Milton Historic District

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Guide to Rehab and Constr in the Milton Historic District


Press Release: ACLU Complaint (updated 09/21/17)

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

  Updated 09/21/17: Press Release   Click the following link to view the Press Release: Press Release – ACLU Complaint


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 […]