Friday, April 30, 2010
This discussion is in the very early conceptual stages. On April 20th the Common Council formally endorsed the concept, and instructed City staff to put together a draft agreement between the Milton Soccer Club, Inc. and the City. This draft agreement will be reviewed by the Council on May 4th. I would anticipate a couple more meetings before all of the final details are worked out, so there will still be time for public input on this project. If you would like to share your opinion on this project with the whole Common Council you can send an e-mail to email@example.com.
As always, the full Council meeting packet can be viewed on the City's website. Next week's meeting packet is online at http://ci.milton.wi.us/document_detail.aspx?document_id=3202.
Completed applications and permit fees can be dropped off at the Public Works Garage located at 620 W. Madison Avenue. Forms and fees can also be mailed to City Hall at 430 E. High Street, Suite 3. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Director of Public Works Howard Robinson at (608) 868-6914 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Please take a moment to visit one or all of these links for more information on the dangers of Carbon Monoxide and what you can do to protect you and your family.
- http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/466.html - US Consumer Product Safety Commission website. This site includes a variety of Q&A with straight-forward information.
- http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/464.pdf - Also from the CPSC website, this brochure includes a diagram of a home which shows the possible sources of CO gas.
- http://www.silentshadow.org - This website is committed to providing useful information about CO gas and how to prevent poisoning.
Monday, April 26, 2010
WHAT: Law Enforcement Community Recognition Dinner
WHEN: Saturday, May 15th, 2010, (National Peace Officers Day)
WHERE: The Gathering Place, 715 Campus St., Milton WI, 53563
The community recognition dinner is designed to celebrate national police week and the efforts of our police officers citizens and local businesses working hard to keep Milton safe. The Milton Police Department annual awards ceremony for police officers and citizens will also take place after the dinner. Several officers and civilian staff will be recognized for their work. We are also recognizing local citizens and businesses that have assisted us in our mission of Keeping Milton Safe. They are being recognized with what are known as “Community Partner Awards”. The partnerships that our citizens and businesses have with the police department help maintain our quality of life in Milton, and we felt some of these continued efforts are worthy of recognition.
The dinner is also being used as a fundraiser for the Milton PD’s crime prevention fund and promotes local business in Milton as a silent auction highlighting many Milton businesses is being held in conjunction with the event. Many City of Milton businesses have donated gift certificates and other items of value that will be auctioned off after the awards ceremony. All proceeds from the dinner and the silent auction support our crime prevention fund.
Tickets are $25, and only 150 tickets to the event will be sold. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or donating an item for the silent auction please contact Support Services Manager Becky Sexe at 608-868-6910 ext. 22 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
- Curbside Yard Waste Collection is being conducted from March 8-April 25. You are not allowed to rake yard waste or leaves into the curb during the Spring. Please place your yard waste in open containers (plastic bags, leaf bags, etc.) for collection. The bags are collected as time and weather allow.
- Brush Collection will continue through April 25. Brush placed at the terrace will be collected as time and weather allow. Please follow these basic guidelines... Brush shall be no longer than 10' and have no diameter larger than 6". Brush shall be placed butt-end toward the street in the terrace right-of-way area, in neat and organized piles. For ease of collection, please stack the brush in organized piles.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
DATE: Monday, April 26th
TIME: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Milton Public Library, Heritage Room (just to the left of the library circulation desk)
Ald. Frazier welcomes any citizens to visit with him during his office hours. Citizens with questions or concerns about City business may meet with Ald. Frazier for an informal, face-to-face conversation during this time. Going forward, he plans to continue holding office hours on the fourth Monday of every month.
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: http://www.ci.milton.wi.us/Mayor--City-Council.aspx.
I would also encourage you to check out MACCIT's website at http://www.maccit.com/.
If you join Friends of the Library, you can shop first at the Friends Only Sale on Thursday, April 22. Memberships will be available at the door.
Contact the Library with questions at 868-7462 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, April 19, 2010
The event is sponsored in large part by Air Products of Milton. However, the YMCA is looking for more sponsors for the event. If you or your business is interested in being a sponsor, contact Desh Sherman-Moeller at (608) 754-6654 ext. 110 or by e-mail at email@example.com. To view the flyer for the event, go to the YMCA's website at http://www.ymcajanesville.org/tropical-fiesta.aspx.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
On May 27th from 5:30-9 pm, the City, MACCIT, and Vandewalle & Associates will be holding an interactive community meeting called a "charrette" in the fellowship hall of Seventh Day Baptist Church (720 E. Madison Avenue). This will be an opportunity for community members, civic leaders, and the business community to learn about preliminary ideas for the district and also give their input. It will be a lively, informal, and highly interactive format. Click here to view the "Save the Date" invitation.
Refreshments will be provided, and participants are free to be come and go as needed. Be sure to mark your calendars if you think you may have interest in this topic. We hope you will be able to participate!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Congratulations goes out to Ald. Dave Adams on his reelection to City Council. And, we welcome two new members to the Council - Robert McLinn and Nancy Lader. On behalf of the City staff, we look forward to working with all of you.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The purpose of this study is three-fold:
- To review and assess the facility needs of the Department, taking into account both current and future needs; and
- To perform a review of and offer recommendation on possible site alternatives with a cost/benefit analysis of each potential site; and
- To prepare a preliminary cost estimate and construction timeline for facility construction in order to assist the City in financial planning for the project.
You can view the complete Request for Proposal which goes into greater detail on this project on-line at http://www.ci.milton.wi.us/document_detail.aspx?document_id=3076.
Milton Reads 2010 begins April 1. This year's selection, Sun,Stone, and Shadows, is a wonderful collection of short stories written by some of the best Mexican writers of the last century. The stories represent a remarkable array of Mexico's rich literary history. There is also a companion children's book, My Life with the Wave. Library events include book discussions, Mexican cuisine, and kid's events. Go to http://www.miltonpubliclibrary.org/ for more details. Below is a picture of many wonderful Milton-ites who gathered to celebrate our Kick Off of the Milton Reads program.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
The video replay of the recent Common Council Candidate Forum is now available on-line if you would like to see and hear the five candidates who are running for three seats on the Common Council. Click on this link to view the forum: http://rhm.milton.k12.wi.us/city/index.html.
In this first picture Donnie Zimmerman described all the features of the big snow plow truck. He answered many different questions, including "How much does the tire weigh?", "What does it cost?" and "Are you the guy who hit my mailbox?"
In the next picture Ken Viereck shows off the street sweeper. He showed the giant brushes and the large hopper which holds all of the "sweepings". His questions ranged from "How much do you make?" to "Can you sweep up a kid with that?"
Howard Robinson, the Milton Public Works Director, hands out hard hats featuring the City of Milton logo to all students who participated. Howie polled the crew to find out what some of the other questions were that we heard from our new friends. Here's our favorites:
- Can it lift a bear?
- Can girls run this?
- How many pieces of salt are in the back of the truck?
- How many bristles on the broom?
- Why is it rusty?
- And our favorite... "My dad is the Police Chief."
Here's a pic of Sydney and I dancing like crazy. Heard a lot of songs I didn't recognize, but all the girls in the room seemed to know them pretty well. Then there was the Chicken Dance - I knew that one. Hey dads, mark your calendars for Feb. 18, 2011... That next year's Daddy/Daughter Dance. See you then.
Here's a sneak peek at a few items... The first pic shows a few oriental fans designed by second graders at Milton East. My daughter, Sydney, made the top-right fan. Great job Syd! The second picture is of a few students checking out some of the other creations on display.