Monday, January 31, 2011

Severe Weather: Blizzard and City of Milton Cancellations

The National Weather Service and Wisconsin Emergency Management officials notified City of Milton and other regional local government officials this afternoon that pending severe weather conditions are anticipated in Milton and throughout Rock County during the next 48 hours. As such, the City of Milton Common Council meeting scheduled for February 1, 2011 at 7 p.m. has been canceled. The meeting will likely be rescheduled for sometime next week. When the re-scheduled date is known, we will post that information on the blog and the City's website as well as update the City's official notice posting sites throughout Milton.

City of Milton Departments have been preparing for what is anticipated to be a very serious weather event, that includes a forecast that as of 2pm this afternoon called for heavy snow fall to begin late Tuesday afternoon up through Wednesday morning that is scheduled to result in between 12-18 inches of snow accumulation. Wind gusts of between 40-50 mph are also scheduled to accompany this storm on Tuesday night which will likely produce significant drifting, making travel extremely dangerous and ill-advised.

Additional information regarding City cancellations and closures will be broadcast and posted on WCLO and posted on all City communication outlets (Facebook, Twitter, website, and Milton Matters).

The Rock County Sheriff's Office issued a weather advisory and winter safe driving tips. Click here to view the information.

We are asking all residents to plan accordingly for this event, making sure they have necessary food, batteries and flashlights (in the event we experience a power outage) and other necessary household items to sustain your family for a few days in anticipation of this significant snowfall and drifting that may be associated with it, all which could make travel nearly impossible. We also ask that you listen to your radio and/or television for updates and other pertinent information related to this storm event.


-Jerry Schuetz
City Administrator
City of Milton

Thursday, January 27, 2011

City of Milton E-Recycle Days

City of Milton E-Recycle Days will take place Friday, January 28th 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, January 29th 8 a.m. to noon at the Public Works Garage, 620 W. Madison Avenue.

Residents and businesses on the City of Milton Waste Management contract can recycle up to 7 unwanted electronic items during E-Recycle Days. This first collection is FREE, but it may not be free in the future.

Accepted Items:
TVs, computers, monitors, scanners, printers, faxes, stereo equipment, phones, VCRs, and radios.

Not Accepted Items:
Microwaves, household appliances, or smoke detectors. These items can be placed at the curb during monthly bulky trash collections on the first collection day of each month.

Businesses not on the City of Milton Waste Management contract can call Waste Management for cost information for a special collection at 1-800-960-0008.

Click here to view a flyer for the event.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Murder Mystery to Support Historical Society

The Milton Historical Society is hosting a fund raiser that provides some great entertainment, with funds going to a great cause. Please read the article below below from the that Milton Courier that provides all the details about this great event...

So what happened to the Cratchit family since Ebeneezer’s dream epiphany? The public can find out by attending “A Christmas Carol Revisited,” a comedic, interactive murder mystery dinner, hosted by the Milton Historical Society on Friday, January 14, Saturday, January 15, and Sunday, January 16. Finn’s of Newville will cater an Italian feast for the event. The performances will take place at the Milton Historical Society’s Tomah Room, 18 South Janesville Street. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m., Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 each, or two or more for $20 each. Tickets are on sale at The Milton Historical Society and Northleaf Winery in Milton. They can be purchased over the phone with a credit card by calling the Milton Historical Society at (608) 868-7772. Proceeds will benefit the Milton Historical Society/Milton House Museum. Cast members from the area include (Laura Schuler, Kay Pistora, Vanessa Veran and Jeannie Gross,Ron Brown, Scott Vechinsky, Mark Christensen and Val Crofts,Cori Olson and Frankie Colbert.

Monday, January 10, 2011

National Crossing Guard Recognition Week

January 10-14th is National Crossing Guard Recognition week. In the City of Milton, we are fortunate to have a joint partnership with the School District of Milton that has 7 regular part-time and 3 substitute crossing guards who help our children and families get to school safely. In conjunction with national crossing guard week, those men and women will be recognized at our Public Safety Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 11th, 2011 at 6pm with certificates of appreciation.

The job of crossing guard is not an easy one. These folks get up early, brave the elements of Wisconsin weather and traffic, all in the name of helping our kids get to school safely. If you see these dedicated men and women this week who help ensure the safety of our children, please stop and thank them for their dedicated service.



Monday, January 3, 2011

Dog and Cat Licenses Available

Dog and Cat licenses are available at City Hall. All dogs and cats over 5 months old must be licensed by April 1st. Licenses are $8 if the animal is fixed and $15 if the animal is not fixed. After April 1st, there will be an additional $10 late fee assessed per animal.

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