Monday, February 8, 2016

Rock County Sheriff Press Release: Hunter Education Course

Sheriff Spoden is pleased to announce that the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Edgerton Conservation Club, is offering two spring D.N.R. Hunter Safety Education Courses starting in April of 2016. It is recommended that participants be at least 12 years of age, or turn 12 shortly following completion of the class.

There is a class fee of $10 per student, which will be collected at the time of registration. A parent/guardian signature is required for all persons under the age of 18 and the underage student must be present with an adult parent or guardian at time of registration.

Class size is limited to thirty (30) students and registration is available online. After completing the online registration, you will receive an email with confirmation and mandatory in person registration information.

Register online at www.co.rock.wi.us/sheriff-hunter-education

This Hunter Safety Education Courses will be held on the following dates:

Class #1:
Mandatory Registration: April 4th, at 6:00 p.m. @ Rock County Sheriff’s Office
Class: April 16th and 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ Edgerton Conservation Club

Class #2:
Mandatory Registration: April 18th, at 6:00 p.m. @ Rock County Sheriff’s Office
Class: April 30th and May 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. @ Edgerton Conservation Club

Any questions concerning registration, or the course itself, should be directed to Deputy Krahn at 608-757-7932.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Milton Area Veterans Memorial Brick Purchase Deadline

The deadline to order bricks for the Milton Area Veterans Memorial in order to have them placed by Memorial Day is March 10, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.

The prices for the memorial bricks are as follows:

  • 8x8 Brick - $85
  • 16x8 Brick - $135
  • 16x16 Brick - $235
The Parks & Recreation Commission is planning a ceremony for Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 to unveil the POW / MIA and Cost of Freedom expansions.  The official dedication for the expansions will take place on July 3, 2016.

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.

Monday, December 14, 2015

2015 Property Tax Bill

First installments are due by January 31, 2016 to the Rock County Treasurer, PO Box 1508, Janesville, WI 53547.

Payments can be made in person at the Courthouse (51 S. Main Street in Janesville) or mailed to PO Box 1508, Janesville, WI 53547. Payments can also be made online with a credit card or electronic check through Rock County's website. It is highly encouraged to pay electronically to avoid mail delays and electronic checks only cost $1.00 and multiple parcels can be paid in one transaction.

All checks should be made out to Rock County Treasurer. Cash payments can only be accepted in person at the Courthouse.

If you have questions regarding the Lottery Credit, please call the Rock County Treasurer at (608)757-5670.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

City of Milton Received Grant for Milton Area Veterans Memorial

Dick Fry and Jarrett Goodman 
accepting the grant award from Milton
Fund Advisory Board Member Bob 
Cullen.
The City of Milton announces that it has received a grant from the Milton Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc. to support the 2016 expansion of the Milton Area Veterans Memorial.

The 2016 expansion of the Milton Area Veterans Memorial includes the addition of two wings.  This grant will specifically be used to fund one of the tablets on the new “Cost of Freedom” side of the memorial.  The tablets will list two or three wars or conflicts and list the number of lives lost and the number of those who were wounded.  For more information about this project please contact Milton City Hall at (608) 868-6900.

This grant is made available from the Milton Fund, an endowment fund created to benefit the community of Milton.  The Milton Fund is a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin.

For more information on how you can support your community through the Community Foundation, please call Jane Maldonis at (608) 758-0833 or 1-800-995-2379 or visit their website at www.cfsw.org.  The Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin serves nine Wisconsin counties: Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock, Sauk, Vernon, and Walworth.  For good.  For ever.

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

Friday, September 4, 2015

Be Ready this Labor Day Weekend - Great tips to keep you and your family safe


Whether you’re headed to the Great Northern Classic Rodeo in Superior, the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw in Prairie du Sac, or just a backyard barbeque with friends and family, everyone will try to take advantage of the last big summer holiday weekend. To help keep your Labor Day weekend safe, Wisconsin Emergency Management has some great tips.

“Planning ahead is key,” said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian Satula. “Making sure you’re ready to meet some of the challenges of the holiday will help you and your family.”
  • Summer heat and humidity will be back this weekend with temperatures forecast to remain in the 80’s Saturday and Sunday, with some cooling Monday. There is also a slight chance of severe storms Sunday in northwestern Wisconsin and Monday in southeast Wisconsin. Make sure you drink plenty of water and limit your alcohol and caffeine intake to help your body deal with the heat. Having a portable NOAA emergency weather radio will help you monitor the storms. 
  • When traveling to and from a holiday destination, never leave people or pets inside a parked car. Even with the windows cracked open, temperatures inside a vehicle can reach 100 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
  • Make sure your car is in shape to make the trip. Having a first-aid kit, bottled water and some energy bars is a good idea in case you get stranded. A car adaptor for your cell phone is also a good idea in case you need to call for help. 
  • Schedule your road trip at times to help avoid the holiday travel madness. Leaving before rush hour Friday or early Saturday and driving back Monday before 4 p.m. or after 10 p.m. should make for less traffic hassles. 
  • We want everyone to come home safely on Labor Day. If you’re feeling tired, drank alcohol, or feel ill, either let someone else drive or postpone the trip. 
  • Check www.511wi.gov or call 511 for the latest traffic and road information on your route. 
For more information go to readywisconsin.wi.gov. For daily safety tips, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/readywisconsin) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/readywisconsin).

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Update and Junction Square Plan

Notice is hereby given that the City of Milton will hold a public hearing on October 6, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street.

The public hearing will be held to gather public input on the draft City of Milton Comprehensive Plan update and the draft Junction Square Plan.

The draft Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for the short-range and long-range growth, redevelopment, and preservation of the City. It will be used by City officials as a policy guide to help make decisions regarding the growth and development of the City over the next 20 years.

The draft Junction Square Plan crafts a vision for the future of Junction Square, develops a redevelopment plan for the area, and establishes an implementation strategy to accomplish the plan’s recommendations.

Both plans are available for review at the following locations:
  • On the City’s website at www.milton-wi.gov/DraftPlan
  • At the City Clerk’s office (710 S. Janesville Street)
  • At the Milton Public Library (430 E. High Street)
Written comments on the draft Comprehensive Plan and the draft Junction Square Plan should be submitted to Elena Hilby, City Clerk at (608) 868-6900 or via email at ehilby@milton-wi.gov.

All written or electronic comments will be forwarded to the City of Milton City Council members for their consideration.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Open House for Comprehensive Plan Update and Junction Square Plan

The City of Milton invites you to participate in an Open House for the Comprehensive Plan Update and Junction Square Plan on Thursday, September 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Milton City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street.

At this Open House, we will share Milton’s master plan for Junction Square and the city’s plan for growth over the next 20 years and beyond. This is your best chance to see firsthand and comment on Milton’s plans and priorities for the future.

The draft plans are available to view on the City's website (www.milton-wi.gov/DraftPlan).

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