Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Digging Begins

The digging officially started for the new Public Works Garage.

Heat Awareness

This is one of the hottest weeks Milton has seen all summer, and it's important to be knowledgable about potential problems that can arise.

Rock County has a page on their website that provides heat safety tips and information about heat related illnesses.  Follow this link to access the information: http://www.co.rock.wi.us/current-news/1028-heat-awareness--keep-cool--heat-related-illness-symptoms.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Another Fantastic Concert in the Park

The Gathering Place held another fantastic Concert in the Park last night featuring the Jack Farina Band at North Goodrich Park.  The concert was sponsored by Rock Paint, Milton Senior Living, Northleaf Winery, and Ott Schweitzer.  Come to the final Concert in the Park on August 16, 2011.  Piper Road Spring Band will be performing from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Here are some pictures from last night's event.

The Jack Farina Band
The Gathering Place selling brats and hotdogs.
The crowd listening to The Jack Farina Band.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Parade Winners Announced

Here is a Celebrate Milton press release from last week that announces the Milton Fourth of July Parade Winners.  Congratulations!


Photo of the trophies the winners will receive
The Celebrate Milton Committee is proud to announce the winners of the trophies for “Best Use of Theme” during the Fourth of July Parade that was held on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 1 p.m. in Milton. The theme was “Stars and Stripes.” 

After a significant amount of deliberation due to the fact that so many excellent floats and parade entries incorporated the parade’s “Stars and Stripes “ theme, the following award winners were announced: 

First Place award for theme use went to Milton Paintball Park. The float’s dynamic interactive display did a superb job of incorporating the Stars and Stripes theme. The Second Place award went to Milton Senior Living whose float decorations incorporated the Stars and Stripes theme quite well. The Third Place award went to Friends of Noah and their ever playful canine companions who accompanied them down the parade route. 

All three award winners will receive a trophy commemorating their experience in the 2011 Milton Fourth of July parade presented by Air Products. 

The Celebrate Milton Committee thanks all of those who participated in the parade and who made this year’s parade such a tremendous success. The committee hopes that everyone will register to participate in the Fourth of July parade again next year.

For additional information, please contact Jerry Schuetz at (608) 868-6900 ext. 4 or by e-mail at jschuetz@ci.milton.wi.us.

Compost and Yard Waste Drop-Off Site Rules

Compost and yard waste may be brought to the Department of Public Works Garage at 620 W. Madison Avenue.  There is a designated container at the Public Works Garage.  All non-biodegradable containers must be emptied and taken home by the people dropping off compost or placed in the trash can next to the drop-off site.  There is no fee for compost and yard waste drop-off. 

Accepted Items: Grass clippings, leaves, small twigs (not more than 1/2 inch diameter), raw garden waste, tree seeds, pine cones, flowering plants and other materials deemed acceptable by a Public Works representative.

Non-Accepted Items: Food waste, tree branches, firewood, plastic bags, paper bags, cardboard, trash and other items deemed unacceptable by a Public Works representative. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Free Summer Concert Series Continues

Grab your lawn chairs and bring your neighbors to an old fashioned concert in the park, this Thursday evening, July 14th. The Jack Farina Big Band will perform from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The concert is free and a 50 - 50 raffle will be conducted as well as a drawing for free tickets to a performance at UW-Whitewater's Young Auditorium.

Concessions will be available for purchase. The Gathering Place will have grilled brats and hot dogs for sale, the Milton Band Parents will be selling soda and water, and the Friends of the Library will be selling root beer floats.

In case of rain the concert will take place at The Gathering Place, 715 Campus.

For more information contact The Gathering Place at 608-858-3500.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What a Great Weekend in Milton

As we start up the shortened Holiday work week, I wanted to take a brief moment to thank all of our residents, businesses and visitors for what truly was an outstanding 4th of July weekend celebration in Milton.

My family and I spent the weekend striving to enjoy as many of the great events our City offers throughout the weekend as possible and boy it sure did keep us busy. Some of the highlights included playing in a great softball game between the police and fire department and watching so many from our community start of the weekend watching our public safety employees play ball while raising money for a good cause.

Later in the weekend my wife and I and our neighbors watched some of the softball tournament from the FFA beer tent while talking to and supporting our FFA alumni in their fundraising efforts. I enjoyed the chance to swim a mile on Sunday (much more difficult than I thought) and ran another one with my three kids on Monday while my wife ran the 10 K. The best part about each of those events are the volunteers who make them work and how the community's participation in them supports our non-profit organizations like the Milton FFA, local swim club (Mile Swim) and the Optimist Club (fun run). A lot of great people doing a lot of great things make those events fun and successful for all to enjoy.

I tried disc golf in King Park (An event coordinated by our Parks and Recreation committee) and look forward to later this summer when the course gets permanently installed over there. Unfortunately I am no better at that sport then I am at regular golf but my wife and kids loved the game, in particular because they were much better than Dad...

Monday afternoon saw some great weather and another great parade. I wanted to personally thank all those who were involved in coordinating the parade , in particular those on the Celebrate Milton committee who, under the direction of Community Services Manager Inga Jacobson put on a great event that was enjoyed by all. Corporate sponsors secured by the Committee assisted in funding some new activities this year and helped promote some of our already great events throughout the weekend.

I also want to recognize all of our City employees, many who work the holiday weekend to ensure that our residents, businesses and visitors enjoy all Milton has to offer throughout the weekend safely. While public works, police and our fire departments have been long standing workers in these events, I must also thank our library and city hall staff who also joined in this year to help promote and/or coordinate various parts of the celebration.

Finally, these great things we have to offer and enjoy over the Fourth of July weekend celebration don't go on without the work of our City's greatest asset...our people. Whether your support was as a volunteer, a business person, a patron or a participant, the 4th of July weekend is something very special for all of us to enjoy. Thanks to all of you for making Milton's 4th of July such a wonderful celebration of our community and our great nation.