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.

Friday, April 15, 2016

City of Milton Community Garden

The City of Milton Community Garden has 20 feet by 25 feet (500 square feet) plots available for residents to use after obtaining a $10 permit from the Department of Public Works. The Community Garden is located in the rear or west end of the Milton Cemetery off Janesville Street. The garden opens on May 1st of every year.

The Community Garden Rules, Regulations, and Permit Application are available on the City’s website (www.milton-wi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/77), at City Hall (710 S. Janesville Street), and the Public Works Facility (150 Northside Drive).

For additional information, contact Brenda Mathews, Administrative Assistant, or Howard Robinson, Director of Public Works, at 608-868-6914 or by e-mail at bmathews@milton-wi.gov or hrobinson@milton-wi.gov, respectively.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Reminder: Two Statewide Tornado Drills Thursday

Reminder: Two Statewide Tornado Drills Thursday
Drills part of Wisconsin's Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week

(MADISON) – Wisconsin Emergency Management reminds you that two statewide tornado drills are scheduled for this Thursday, April 14, 2016. The drills are part of the annual spring severe weather campaign to encourage people in Wisconsin to get ready for possible tornadoes and severe weather.

For the first time, a mock tornado warning will be issued at 6:55 p.m. to give families and businesses a chance to test their emergency severe weather plans. Earlier in the day, a mock tornado watch will be issued at 1:00 p.m. and a mock tornado warning will be issued at 1:45 p.m. Many radio and TV stations across the state will issue the test tornado warnings. In addition, mock alerts will be issued on NOAA Weather Radios and many communities will sound their tornado sirens.

Any changes to the scheduled drills will be issued to local media as well as posted on the ReadyWisconsin website at http://readywisconsin.wi.gov. Updates will also be posted on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ReadyWisconsin), Twitter (www.twitter.com/ReadyWisconsin) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ReadyWisconsin).

Monday, April 4, 2016

Annual Cemetery Clean Up - April 18, 2016

The Annual Cemetery Clean Up is scheduled for April 18, 2016 (weather permitting). During this time, Public Works employees will remove old flowers, wreaths, and other items from the cemetery. New items should be not placed during this time.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at (608) 868-6914.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Press Release - Robbery at Milton Travel Center

On Sunday, March 27, 2016, a robbery occurred at the Milton Travel Center Mobil convenience store.

At approximately 7 a.m., the Milton Police Department and Fire Department were dispatched to the Milton Travel Center on Arthur Drive for an injured male. A customer found the Mobil convenience store clerk bleeding from the head in the bathroom. When emergency personnel arrived, they found the store clerk with a laceration to his head. The clerk was conscious, but confused and disoriented from the injury. He stated that he could not remember what had occurred or how he was injured. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated and held overnight for observation.

A review of the security camera footage revealed the following:

At approximately 6:05 a.m., an unknown male suspect pulls up to the gas pumps and begins fueling his vehicle. At 6:12 a.m., the suspect finishes fueling, enters the Mobil convenience store and walks out of camera view toward the bathroom area. The bathroom area of the store is not covered by security cameras. At 6:17 a.m., the clerk, who was behind the counter, also walks toward the bathroom area. At 6:18 a.m., the suspect walks back into camera range and goes behind the sales counter. The suspect begins filling a plastic grocery bag with various brands of cigarettes. The suspect also attempts to open the cash register, but is not able to gain entry. The suspect leaves the counter area and walks toward the refrigerated coolers. At 6:20 a.m., the male leaves the store, enters his vehicle and leaves the parking lot.

As the employee was off camera when injured, the precise mechanism of injury remains under investigation.

The male suspect is described as a white male wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and light colored shoes. The vehicle he was driving is an early 2000s maroon Pontiac Grand Prix with no front license plate.

The best stills from the surveillance camera footage are below. *Note: The time stamp on the camera footage is not correct as the time in the surveillance camera system had not yet been updated for daylight savings time.

If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Milton Police Department at 608-868-6910. After normal business hours, Milton Police Department can be contacted through the Rock County Communications Center at 608-757-2244. You can also provide information through the Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636 or through their website, http://www.stopjanesvillecrime.com/.

All media inquiries should be made to Scott Marquardt, Chief of Police, Milton Police Department.