Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Saturday JMW Innovation Express Bus Trips Take a Holiday Break

With UW-Whitewater on Holiday Break, the two Saturday trips on the Janesville-Milton-Whitewater “Innovation Express” sponsored by the UW-Whitewater Residence Hall Association and Office of Residence Life will also be “on break” until after the New Year.  December 13, 2014 will be the last day of Saturday service for the Janesville-Milton-Whitewater Innovation Express bus route until the New Year.  Service will resume on Saturday January 24, 2015.

Employees of Generac Power Systems in Whitewater should note that the break in service for the two Saturday runs sponsored by the RHA will have no effect on extra Saturday or Sunday runs operated to support overtime at Generac.  All JMW riders should note that there are no other service changes taking place at this time.  For more information about the JMW Innovation Express, please visit www.ci.janesville.wi.us/jmw or call JTS at 608-755-3150.

Friday, December 5, 2014

City of Milton Meetings - Week of December 8th

Please visit our website for the packet for the following city meeting scheduled for the week of December 8th:
Please note the Community Development Authority meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 9th has been cancelled.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

City of Milton Commission Openings

The City of Milton is looking for volunteers to serve on a few commissions:

  • Police Commission
  • Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Economic Development Commission

In order to serve on a commission, you must be a resident of the City of Milton. If you are interested in serving on any of these commissions, please contact City Hall at (608) 868-6900.  Below is a link to the Committee / Board / Commission Questionnaire that will need to be completed.

Committee / Board / Commission Questionnaire

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Annual Production of "A Christmas Carol" at the Milton House This Weekend

The Milton Historical Society will be hosting their annual fundraising performance of “A Christmas Carol” Friday, December 5th at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 6th at 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 7th at 6 p.m. 

This is a unique production by Creative Outlets Touring Theater Co. of Whitewater, where the audience moves to another location at the Milton House with the arrival of another spirit. 

 Tickets are $12 each, on sale at the Milton Historical Society, Northleaf Winery in Milton, or by calling (608) 868-7772. Seating is Limited, get your tickets today! 

Once a year the spirits come out to play at our National Historic Landmark! The Milton House is located at 18 South Janesville Street, Milton, Wisconsin.

For additional information or to schedule a tour of the Milton House Museum, please contact the Milton Historical Society at 608-868-7772

Press Release from ReadyWisconsin - Tips to Keep You Safe this Holiday Season


Are You Ready for Christmas?
ReadyWisconsin has simple tips to keep the holiday safe.

The joys of the holidays are all around us, but so are the dangers. An average of six deaths and more than 20 injuries occur annually as a result of home fires started from Christmas trees, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).   By taking a little TLC…Tree, Lights and Candle Safety…you can help ensure a safe and happy holiday season for your family.

“T” is for Tree:

Selecting a Tree for the Holiday 
Needles on fresh trees should be green and hard to pull back from the branches, and the needle should not break if the tree has been freshly cut. The trunk should be sticky to the touch. Old trees can be identified by bouncing the tree trunk on the ground – if many needles fall off, the tree has probably dried out and is a fire hazard.

Caring for Your Tree 
Do not place your tree close to a heat source, including a fireplace or heat vent. The heat will dry out the tree, causing it to be more easily ignited by heat, flame or sparks. Be careful not to drop or flick cigarette ashes near a tree. Keep the tree stand filled with water at all times.

Disposing of Your Tree 
Never put tree branches or needles in a fireplace or wood-burning stove. When the tree becomes dry, discard it promptly. The best way to dispose of your tree is by taking it to a recycling center or having it hauled away by a community pick-up service.

Artificial Christmas Trees 
If you are using a metallic or artificial tree, make sure it is flame retardant.

“L” is for Lights:

Maintain Your Holiday Lights 
Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up. Use only lighting listed by an approved testing laboratory.

Do Not Overload Electrical Outlets 
Do not link more than three light strands unless the directions indicate it is safe. Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet. Make sure to periodically check the wires – they should not be warm to the touch. Do not leave holiday lights on unattended.

Use Only Nonflammable Decorations 
All decorations should be nonflammable or flame retardant and placed away from heat vents.

C is for Candle:

Avoid Using Lit Candles 
Candle use increases the incidence of holiday fires. If you do use them, make sure they are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be easily knocked down. Never leave the house with candles burning. Keep candles at a height where children and pets cannot reach them.  Consider using flameless candles that provide the appearance and glow of a candle but are safely battery operated.

Never Put Lit Candles on a Tree 
Do not go near a Christmas tree with an open flame – candles, lighters or matches.

Finally, as in every season, have working smoke alarms installed on every level of your home, test them monthly and keep them clean and equipped with fresh batteries at all times. Know when and how to call for help, and remember to practice your home escape plan.

ReadyWisconsin is a campaign from Wisconsin Emergency Management with a mission to prepare individuals, families and businesses for emergencies and disasters. For additional winter safety tips, visit http://ReadyWisconsin.wi.gov or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ReadyWisconsin) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/ReadyWisconsin)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Public Input Opportunities for City of Milton Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

The Parks & Recreation Commission is working on updating the Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (CORP), which will allow the City to apply for grants for projects through the Department of Natural Resources and other state agencies. In order to gather public input about the parks in the community, the commission developed a short survey and will host a community input session at their February 2015 meeting. 

The Park Assessment Survey is available on the City’s website (www.milton-wi.gov/ParksSurvey). Hard copies of the survey are available at City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street, and the Milton Public Library, 430 E. High Street. The deadline to submit a completed survey to City Hall is 4 p.m. on January 7, 2015. 

The Parks & Recreation Commission also invites the public to attend a community input session on February 16, 2015 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street. This is an additional opportunity for community members to provide the commission with input regarding the parks in the community. The input session will be held in conjunction with the commission’s regularly scheduled meeting. 

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

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dog & Cat Licenses Available at City Hall

City Hall has the 2015 Dog and Cat Licenses available to purchase.  The cost is $8 for a dog or cat that has been spayed or neutered or $15 for a dog or cat that has not been spayed or neutered.  All licenses must be purchased by April 1, 2015 or a $10 late fee will be assessed per animal.

If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at (608) 868-6900.