Monday, September 29, 2014

Ald. Lynda Clark to Host Listening Session on October 13th

Alderperson Lynda Clark will be hosting a listening session on October 13, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 715 Campus Street.

Those interested in connecting with other Council members as well are welcome to contact them directly. Follow this link for a listing of all Council members and their contact information:

School District of Milton Community Priorities Survey

The School District of Milton is seeking public input as a part of its stakeholder-driven strategic planning process. The District is seeking public input through the use of a community priorities survey. Please take the short survey, which will help the strategic planning committee in determining stakeholder priorities by clicking the link below.

School District of Milton Community Priorities Survey Link:

Thank you for your help in this process.

Update on Road Construction on Janesville Street and High Street - September 29th

Below is an update on the road construction taking place on Janesville Street and High Street.

Good Morning,

Please see below for a summary of upcoming construction activities that will be occurring on Janesville Street / Milton Road / BUS. 26 - (E. Madison Ave and CTH N) and High Street / Old STH 59 - (Janesville St. - STH 59) in Rock County. The summary of activities is preliminary and may change based on weather and other site conditions. 

The schedule for the week of September 29th includes:
  • Janesville Street/Milton Road is Closed To Through Traffic, Local Access Only. Please use alternates routes if at all possible. 
  • The Otter Creek bridge is closed as of 9/2/14, and will remain closed until the bridge work is completed. 
  • Continued work on the Otter Creek bridge deck replacement. 
  • Concrete removals and concrete repair/replacement will occur on the northbound lane of Janesville St./Milton Rd. from Otter Creek Bridge to Klug Road. Expect lane closures and significant construction traffic. 
  • Full pavement removal/replacement to occur on Janesville St. from E. Madison Ave. to Hudson Street. Expect single lane access and significant construction traffic. Delays can be expected as the removal and replacement occur. Please use alternate routes if at all possible. 
  • Please anticipate construction traffic on High street portion of the project in preparation for curb and gutter removal/replacement. 
If you are aware of any others that would like to be included on these updates, or if you would like to be removed, please contact me at or stop by the field office located at 1141 E. High Street in Milton. The field office phone number is (608) 868-2055.


Brandan Hager, P.E.
WisDOT Sr. Civil Engineer- Transportation

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Historic Walking Tour Scheduled for October 5th at 1 p.m.

The next Historic Walking Tour will take place on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 1 p.m., and the focus will be the Merchant Row Downtown District. The tour will start at Milton Family Restaurant, 541 Vernal Avenue. During the tour, the tour guide will focus on the early years of the Merchant Row Downtown District.

The final walking tour of 2014 will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Milton Junction Cemetery.

The Historic Walking Tours are organized by the City of Milton's Historic Preservation Commission and the Milton Historical Society. 

For additional information contact Assistant to the City Administrator Inga Cushman at (608) 868-6900 or by email at

Friday, September 26, 2014

Voting by Absentee Ballot


Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:
5:00 p.m. on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, October 30th, 2014.

Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

Voting an absentee ballot in person

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.

MILTON, WI 53563
(608) 868-6900
8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. (M-TH)
8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. (F) 

MILTON, WI 53563
(608) 868-6065 (Home)
Call or check for absentee voting hours.

MILTON, WI 53563
(608) 868-2465 
8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. (M-TU)
12:30 P.M. TO 4:30 P.M. (W)
8:00 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M. (TH) 
(Closed 11:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. (M-TH)

AVALON, WI 53505
(608) 883-2419

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:
Monday, October 20th, 2014

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office: 
Friday, October 31st, 2014 

No in-person absentee voting may occur on a weekend or legal holiday.

The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Any ballots received after the polls close will be counted by the board of canvassers if postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday following the election.

Friday, September 19, 2014

City of Milton Meetings - Week of September 22nd

Please visit our website for the agendas and/or packets for the following city meetings scheduled for the week of September 22nd:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fire Hydrant Flushing Notice

Beginning September 15, 2014 through October 10, 2014, 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 (M-R 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and F 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.).