Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Community Visioning Charrette for the Junction Square Plan and Comprehensive Plan Update

JUNE 22, 2015, 6:00-8:00PM

Community Visioning “Charrette” 
for the Junction Square Plan 
and Comprehensive Plan Update

What: The City of Milton is hosting a Charrette to discuss the Junction Square Plan and the Comprehensive Plan Update
When: Monday, June 22 from 6pm-8pm 
Where: Milton West Elementary, 825 W. Madison Avenue

The City of Milton is creating a plan for Junction Square and is updating the citywide Comprehensive Plan. As part of the planning process, the City is hosting a visioning “charrette” to provide you with an opportunity to learn about preliminary plan ideas, share your input, and describe your vision for the future of the city.  Some of the topics to be discussed include: 
  • Junction Square public space improvements 
  • New vision for Junction Square
  • Communitywide vision for the City of Milton
This will be a lively, informal, and highly-interactive event with multiple opportunities for you to share ideas.  

Please join us!

If you have any questions, please contact: City Administrator Al Hulick at (608) 868-6900 or AHulick@milton-wi.gov.

Parkview Drive Construction

The City of Milton will be repaving Parkview Drive this summer. Prep work has started, which includes concrete and utility improvements. The actual repaving work will begin on July 7th and should be concluded (weather permitting) by July 21st. During the project, Parkview Drive will remain open at all times. Additionally, the public parking lot along Parkview Drive near the Splash Pad will be repaved and restriped, but will remain open as well during the project.

If you have any questions about the project scope or timeline, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works
at 868-6914 or City Hall at 868-6900.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Press Release - Attempted Telephone Scam Involving Back Taxes and Foreclosed Property

On June 9, 2015, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Rock County Treasurer’s Office of an attempted phone scam involving unpaid taxes and foreclosed property. The victim received a call from an unknown person claiming to be from the Rock County Treasurer’s Office and demanded the victim provide their credit card information over the phone in order to pay overdue taxes. The caller told the victim if they did not provide their credit card information, the Sheriff’s Office would foreclose and sell their property. According to the victim, the caller was extremely aggressive in trying to obtain their credit card information.

The victim did not give out any credit card information and reported the attempted scam to the Treasurer’s Office immediately.

Sheriff Spoden would like to remind everyone that Rock County will never ask for credit card information over the phone for any reason. The Treasurer’s Office also does not call citizens until they are at least three years past due on their taxes and they never take payments over the phone. The Treasurer’s Office uses a third party payment source called Gov Tech Services Inc. to collect all credit card tax payments. For more information on tax payments you can visit the Rock County Treasurer’s Office website at www.co.rock.wi.us/treasurer.

If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from Rock County and they ask for any credit card information, do not give any information out and call the Sheriff’s Office to report the incident.


Press Release - Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day, June 11th

Heat can kill. That’s why Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the National Weather Service are reminding people of the dangers associated with extreme heat and to promote community safety and health. Heat Awareness Day is Thursday, June 11th.

Summer heat waves have been the biggest weather-related killers in Wisconsin for the past 50 years, far exceeding tornadoes, severe storms and floods combined. Heat is also a major weather-related killer in the United States. People at higher risk of a heat-related illness include:

  • Older adults
  • Infants and young children
  • People with chronic heart or lung problems
  • People with disabilities
  • Overweight persons
  • Those who work outdoors or in hot settings
  • Users of some medications, especially those taken for mental disorders, movement disorder, allergies, depression, and heart or circulatory problems.

Many victims of heat-related deaths are socially isolated maintaining little contact with family and friends. This is why it is vitally important to check in on family, friends, and neighbors during extreme heat, especially those who are particularly vulnerable, like families with very young children, the elderly, and people who are on medications that could make them more susceptible to injury from extreme heat.

Many cities and counties across Wisconsin open Cooling Centers during periods of extreme heat. These centers are a great place for people to come into an air conditioned facility and get some relief from the heat. ReadyWisconsin will post a list of open Cooling Centers on our website at readywisconsin.wi.gov.

Stay informed on impending heat dangers by following us on Facebook and Twitter:
www.facebook.com/readywisconsin and www.twitter.com/readywisconsin

For more information, visit http://ready.wi.gov/news/2015/Heat_Awareness_Day_2015.pdf

Monday, June 1, 2015

Alliant Energy Line Clearance Crews in Area

Alliant Energy will have line clearance crews in the Milton area within the next 12 weeks.  Read more in the letter linked below:

Alliant Energy - Line Clearance Crews 2015

Press Release - Siren Test Wednesday, June 3

Sheriff Spoden reminds all Rock County citizens that the monthly testing of the Outdoor Warning System occurs Wednesday, June 3rd at 12:05 pm. In the event of inclement weather, siren testing will be postponed until 12:05 pm on the second Wednesday of the month.

The test signal will be 1 - 2 minutes in duration. Please tune in to your local radio stations or weather radios for all weather related information and instructions when the sirens are sounded.

In the event of an actual tornado warning, the sirens sound steadily for three to five minutes. This lengthy alert tone will indicate that citizens should immediately take shelter and tune in to local broadcasting stations or weather radios for further information.

Test Signal vs. Tornado Warning

  • Test Signal: Steady tone lasting 1 – 2 minutes 
  • Tornado Warning: Steady tone lasting 3 – 5 minutes 

Citizens are reminded that they should not call the Rock County 911 Communications Center or local radio stations for weather information. If citizens find that the siren in their area is not working properly, please contact the Rock County Sheriff’s Office – Emergency Management Bureau at 608-758-8440. For further information on the Outdoor Warning System, please visit www.co.rock.wi.us/emergency-management-alerts-warnings.