Friday, March 17, 2017

City of Milton Committee and Commission Vacancies

The City of Milton has a variety of vacancies on committees, commissions, and boards that need to be filled.  Those interested in serving need to complete and return to City Hall a Committee/Board/Commission Questionnaire.  The questionnaire is available at City Hall and on the City’s website (

Immediate openings include the Parks & Recreation Commission (1 vacancy) and Ethics Board (1 vacancy).  The Parks & Recreation Commission meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. and the Ethics Board meets as needed.

The Board of Review has four vacancies.  In 2016, the Common Council approved an ordinance changing the membership of the Board of Review from exclusively Council members to all citizen members.  The Board of Review is responsible for hearing property assessment objections from property owners.  The Board of Review will meet once in 2017, which will be on May 17, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

There will also be a vacancy on the Tourism Development Committee and an opening for a Milton High School representative to serve an advisory role on the Parks & Recreation Commission beginning on April 18, 2017.  The Tourism Development Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New Property Assessments to be sent in April

The City of Milton contracted with a new assessment company.  The City will now be working with Musser Appraisal from 2017-2021.  Assessment notices are expected to be sent out to property owners around April 1, 2017 for those that changed. If you do not receive a postcard, it means your assessment did not change.

Open Book will be held on April 19, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  To make an appointment for Open Book or to discuss your assessment, call Musser Appraisal at 608-712-0236 or email  You can make an appointment regardless of changes in your assessment.

Board of Review is scheduled to take place on May 17, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Anyone who would like to object to their assessment, can make an appointment to appear at Board of Review with City Clerk / Deputy Treasurer Elena Hilby at 608-868-6900 ext. 2.

If there are any questions on your assessment, please contact Musser Appraisal at 608-712-0236.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Liberty Park and Central Park Outfield Fence Advertising

The City of Milton offers the opportunity for area businesses to advertise on the outfield fences at Liberty Park and Lamar Park.  The advertising fees will go directly to the City’s Park Fund for improvements at the parks.  Applications are available on the City’s website (

The cost is $100 for one year or $250 for three years.  The business is also responsible for purchasing a 4 foot by 8 foot sign.  The sign must be approved by the Parks & Recreation Commission.

The depiction or description of alcohol or tobacco including but not limited to logos, firearms, and products and services not suitable for youth or the promotion of their values, are prohibited.  Restaurants or distributors may advertise their business name provided no prohibited items are included.   If a sign becomes damaged, the City of Milton will require that the sign be replaced at the business’ cost.

Make a Difference Day – April 29, 2017

The City of Milton will be hosting Make a Difference Day on April 29, 2017.  All groups or organizations that are interested in completing projects are asked to contact Assistant to the City Administrator Inga Cushman at (608) 868-6900 ext. 5 or by email at  Participants can choose alternate dates to complete their projects.

Any individual who would like to be involved can assist the Parks & Recreation Commission at the annual Tails n Trails Dog Park Clean Up on April 29, 2017 starting at 10:30 a.m.  Those who participate are encouraged to bring gardening gloves, dog waste shovels/scoops, and plastic bags for waste.

Scrap Metal Drive to Begin April 17, 2017 to Benefit the Parks Fund

The City of Milton will be conducting a scrap metal drive April 17 – April 28, 2017. Proceeds from the scrap metal drive will go into the Park Fund for future improvements.  In addition to raising money for the Parks Fund, the scrap metal drive will also aid in the reduction of mosquito and rodent areas. Collection of these items also reduces unwanted infiltration into the groundwater and adds to the improved look of the neighborhoods by removing items from backyards and other areas of the properties that have outgrown their use.

Please call the Department of Public Works at (608) 868-6914 if you have an item that you would like to donate to the scrap metal drive. Examples of acceptable items include appliances, (refrigerators, air conditions, stoves, etc.), metal siding, metal fence posts, tire rims, cans, scrap metal, tin, pipes, metal tools, wire, Christmas lights, old wires, motors, engines, metal doors or windows, metal fences, light fixtures, and much more. Almost all metal items are collectable. Residents may also take old oil to the City’s Oil Recycle Site located at 620 W. Madison Avenue behind the Fire Station.

Staff will be available to pick up items at business and residential properties or items can also be dropped off at the Public Works Facility, 150 Northside Drive, during this recycling drive Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday – Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. If an owner requests it, the Public Works Department can go into backyards, garages, etc. to collect items that are accessible. If residents are dropping off items on weekends, please call (608) 868-6914 to make an appointment.

City of Milton Seeks Nominations for Community Awards – Due April 28, 2017

The City is seeking nominations for Community Awards to recognize any citizen, city employee, non-profit organization, or business that has shown an exemplary commitment to the community by way of time, resources, or extraordinary commitment to the betterment of Milton.  Please submit nominations by April 28, 2017 through the City’s website ( or directly to City Administrator Al Hulick at City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street, or by email at

The awards will be presented at the annual Community Recognition Picnic on May 25, 2017 at the Milton Community House, 20 Parkview Drive.  The City of Milton will provide BBQ pork sandwiches, BBQ Boneless wings, soda, and water.  Community members are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to pass.

The picnic will start at 5:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Please RSVP to City Hall by May 19, 2017 by calling (608) 868-6900 ext. 5.

Annual Cemetery Clean Up

The Annual Cemetery Clean Up will take place April 15 – 20, 2017. During this time, Public Works employees will remove old flowers, wreaths, and other items from the cemetery. If there are items that you do not want disposed, staff recommends removing the items prior to April 15, 2017.  New items should be not placed until April 21, 2017. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at (608) 868-6914.

Veterans Brick Orders – Due April 14, 2017

All brick orders for the Milton Area Veterans Memorial must be submitted by April 14, 2017 at Noon in order to be placed by Memorial Day, May 29, 2017.  Order forms are available on the City of Milton website ( and at City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street.

Spring Election - April 4, 2017

The Spring Election is on April 4, 2017.  All City of Milton residents vote in the Council Chambers located at City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street.  The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Any resident that would like to register to vote prior to the election can register online, by mail, or in person now through March 15, 2017.  After March 15, 2017, voters may only register in person at the Clerk’s office prior to the election.  The last day to register to vote prior to the election is March 31, 2017 by 5 p.m.  Residents can still register to vote on the day of the election.

The City of Milton will mail absentee ballots to permanent absentee voters no later than March 14, 2017.  In-person absentee voting will begin March 20, 2017 at City Hall.  The last day for most voters (except military and indefinitely confined) to request an absentee ballot by mail is March 30, 2017 at 5 p.m.  All absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on April 4, 2017.

The public test of the voting equipment will be March 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers.

Last day for voter registration prior to the election, in-person absentee voting, and military and indefinitely confined voters to request an absentee ballot by mail is March 31, 2017 at 5 p.m.  No voter registration or in-person absentee voting on April 3, 2017.