Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Fire Hydrant Flushing Notice

Beginning the week of May 16, 2016, Milton Water Utility will flush all fire hydrants in the City of Milton to make sure they are in good working order and to help flush sediment out of the distribution system.

If you notice flushing in your area, you may see discoloration in your faucet water. Let it run for a few minutes, preferably from your outside hose connection, and it will clear up. The water is safe to drink.  You may not want to do laundry on the day hydrants are flushed in your area.

If you have any questions, please call the City of Milton Water Department at 608-868-6905 or City of Milton Department of Public Works at 608-868-6914 (Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Friday 7:00 am – 10:30 am).

Monday, May 9, 2016

Library Closed May 12 & 13, 2016

The Milton Public Library will be closed on Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, to allow construction crews to work on the lower level of the building. The project, which includes plumbing and remediation, will take two days to complete. The library will re-open (in its temporary location) on Saturday, May 14 with regular hours.

Construction work is currently on schedule, as demolition continues on the first and second floors of the building. Demolition will be complete by the end of May.

Excavation and footings for the new entrance will start next week, with the new foundation added around mid-May.

The library will also be closing a day or two in the summer and again in the fall to complete additional work in the lower level. The public will be notified ahead of time.

Any questions regarding the library construction or services can be directed to library staff at 608-868-7462.

The library is located at 430 East High Street with entrance at the back of the building on Davis Street. Hours are Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Rock County Clean Sweep 2016

Clean Sweep provides free or low cost disposal of hazardous chemicals to all urban and rural residents of Rock County.  There is a program for businesses too (see below; businesses must use the business program).  Drop-off events are held every year in communities around the county.

For 2016, drop-off sites will be:

  • Friday, June 17, Noon - 2 p.m., City of Edgerton Public Works Garage, 315 W. High Street
  • Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m. - Noon, City of Beloit Public Works Garage, 2351 Springbrook Court
  • Saturday, August 20, 9 a.m. - Noon, Rock County Public Works, 3715 Newville Road, Janesville
Businesses, schools, and agencies that produce less than 220 lbs/month or stores less than 2,205 lbs of hazardous waste per year can contract to use Clean Sweep drop-off sites and pay only disposal charges.  

Detailed program information including what items are accepted, which are not, and what to recycle is enclosed and on the Rock County website.  

Clean Sweep is funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection and with donations from many area cities and towns and the county.

I-39/90 and Wis 59 Interchange (Exit 163) Update

Good afternoon,

We want to keep you informed of upcoming ramp changes at the I-39/90 and WIS 59 interchange (Exit 163), near Edgerton and Newville.

What you need to know:

  • Starting this Saturday (May 7), I-39/90 southbound traffic traveling to WIS 59 (Exit 163) must exit BEFORE the WIS 59 bridge on the new ramp.
  • The WIS 59 ramp to I-39/90 southbound is anticipated to be CLOSED starting Thursday, May 12 until Thursday, May 26 as crews build the new southbound on ramp. 
    • Signed detour route: Northbound Interstate to the WIS 73/US 51 interchange (Exit 160) to travel south.
  • Access to area businesses and neighborhoods will be maintained. Please continue to patronize businesses in the project area.
  • These operations are weather dependent and subject to change.
  • Please continue to slow down, be alert for crews working in this area, and drive with caution through all work zones.

Forward this email to family, friends and co-workers and encourage them to sign up for project email updates!

STAY INFORMED: I-39/90 Expansion Project website | Project Facebook page

For more information, contact:
Steven Theisen
I-39/90 Project Communications Manager
(608) 884-1230 | steven.theisen@dot.wi.gov

WisDOT and the I-39/90 Project Team
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Memorial Day Event Planned at Milton Area Veterans Memorial

The Parks & Recreation Commission is planning a ceremony for Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 to unveil the POW / MIA monument.  The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by a Silent March to Milton Junction Cemetery at approximately 8:50 a.m.

The Parks & Recreation Commission is still selling bricks for the Milton Area Veterans Memorial.  Another placement will take place prior to the official dedication of the POW / MIA monument and the Cost of Freedom expansion on July 3, 2016.

The prices for the memorial bricks are as follows:

  • 8x8 Brick - $85
  • 16x8 Brick - $135
  • 16x16 Brick - $235

For additional information contact Inga Cushman, Assistant to the City Administrator, at 608-868-6900 ext. 5 or by e-mail at icushman@milton-wi.gov.

Registration Forms for 2016 4th of July Parade Available Now and Parade Marshal Nominations Open

Registration forms to participate in the 2016 4th of July Parade are now available at Milton City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street, and on the City of Milton website (www.milton-wi.gov/ParadeRegistration).  The 4th of July Parade will take place on Monday, July 4, 2016 at 1 p.m.

The 2016 parade theme is “Moments in Time.”  First, Second, and Third Place awards will be presented to parade participants for “Best Use of Theme.”

In an effort to assist with planning for the event, participants are asked to submit completed applications to City Hall by noon on June 24, 2016.  In the interest of animal safety and to comply with requirements from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, parade entries with horses will be required to show documentation of the current Coggins test during parade line up on July 4th in order to participate in the parade. All motorized vehicles must be driven by a licensed driver.  

The City of Milton is also accepting nominations for Parade Marshal through May 13, 2016 at noon.  Nominations can be submitted through the City’s website (www.milton-wi.gov/ParadeMarshalNomination) or directly to Assistant to the City Administrator Inga Cushman at City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street, or by email at icushman@milton-wi.gov.

For additional information contact Inga Cushman, Assistant to the City Administrator, at 608-868-6900 or by e-mail at icushman@milton-wi.gov.

Community Recognition Picnic – May 26, 2016

The City of Milton will host the 3rd Annual Community Recognition Picnic on May 26, 2016.  This event will serve to recognize citizens and city employees that have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the Milton community through their actions in 2015.  The event is also a chance to recognize the many volunteers the City has serving on the various committees and commissions.

The Community Recognition Picnic will be held at the Milton Community House, 20 Parkview Drive.  The City of Milton will provide BBQ pork sandwiches, BBQ Boneless wings, soda, and water.  Community members are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to pass.

The picnic will start at 5 p.m. and the program will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The City is seeking nominations for Community Awards.  These awards will be given to any citizen, city employee, non-profit organization, or business that has shown an exemplary commitment to the community by way of time, resources, or extraordinary commitment to the betterment of Milton.  Please submit nominations by May 11, 2016 through the City’s website (www.milton-wi.gov/CommunityAwardNomination) or directly to City Administrator Al Hulick at City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street, or by email at ahulick@milton-wi.gov.

For additional information contact Al Hulick, City Administrator, at 608-868-6900 or by e-mail at ahulick@milton-wi.gov.