Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Early Voting in Rock County Cities begins after Sept. 26th and runs through Nov. 4th

As a result of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recent court decision to deny a motion to stay Judge Peterson’s decision in the One Wisconsin Institute case, several election administration changes will be in effect for the November 8th election. One such change is how in-person absentee voting hours (sometimes referred to as early voting) may be conducted in municipalities across Wisconsin. Under this court decision, the time limits for in-person absentee voting, have been removed except for the Monday before the election.

In an attempt to create some uniformity among voters in Rock County, the Municipal Clerks in the five cities (Beloit, Edgerton, Evansville, Janesville, and Milton) have agreed to carry a consistent message for voters on when they may vote an in-person absentee ballot in the City Clerk’s office.

Beginning Monday, September 26, absentee ballots will be available for request by mail as well as in-person during regular office hours Monday-Friday. Regular hours may vary between jurisdictions, so check with your clerk for specific hours.  For the City of Milton, regular office hours are Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will also be three extended hour opportunities for those who require evening or weekend hours:

  • Wednesday, October 26th until 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 29th, 9:00 a.m. until noon
  • Wednesday, November 2nd until 7:30 p.m.

All in-person absentee voting will end by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4th – no voting will be available November 5th through Monday, November 7th.

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 10 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.

City of Beloit                 City of Edgerton                       City of Evansville
Lori Stottler                   Cindy Hegglund                        Judy Walton
(608)364-668                 (608)884-3341                          (608)882-2266

City of Janesville                             City of Milton
David Godek                                    Elena Hilby
(608)755-3070                                 (608)868-6900         

Monday, September 26, 2016

Crossridge Park Prairie Seed Collection Scheduled for October 15th

The City of Milton’s Parks & Recreation Commission will be hosting the Crossridge Park Annual Prairie Seed Collection on October 15, 2016 from 10 a.m. to Noon.  Participants can enter Crossridge Park from Parkview Drive or Brown Drive.

The Parks & Recreation Commission has been working for over a decade to develop the prairie at Crossridge Park.  The prairie seed collected will be utilized at Crossridge Park and in various locations throughout the City to reduce mowing costs.  The prairie grasses and flowers also create a beautiful, natural landscape with plants native to Wisconsin.  Those who participate can also take seed home for use on their own property.

Seed collection is typically done by hand, but some people find scissors/snips helpful.  Wear clothes that are appropriate for walking in tall grasses and dress for the weather.  Garden or leather gloves are helpful when collecting the seed.  Also consider bringing sunscreen and a bottle of water.

For additional information contact Inga Cushman, Assistant to the City Administrator, at (608) 868-6900 ext. 5 or by e-mail at

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Advertising Opportunities Available in 2017 Milton Tourism Guide

The City of Milton is proud to announce the Tourism Development Committee will be working on developing the 2017 Milton Tourism Guide with CSI Media.  Advertising opportunities are available.  See the letter below from Scott Maenner from CSI Media.  This is a great opportunity to promote your business.

September 14, 2016

Dear Business Owner,

The City of Milton Tourism Development Committee, in cooperation with CSI Media, is developing the 2017 Milton Tourism Guide. The guide will be distributed in Northern Illinois and the Madison and Milwaukee markets through CSI Media’s distribution network.

Representatives from CSI Media will assist in the production and placement of advertisements in the 2017 Guide.  A Price Guide is available on the City of Milton's website that fits every budget.  With every ad the business will receive a FREE listing (additional listings will be $15).

There are a limited number of spaces available, so reserve your ad today and send proofs to

This is a perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to potential customers, continue to build commerce in the Milton Area, and take advantage of a marketing piece that has long term value and return on your investment.

Scott Maenner
Sales Development Manager
CSI Media
262-427-2134 Direct
608-290-9363  Cell