Milton was Chartered June 8, 1763 and currently functions under a Selectboard -Town Manager form of government. The Town offices moved to a new municipal complex July 8, 1995. The building is home to the Town Manager, Assessor / Listers, Town Clerk & Treasurer, Finance, Town Engineer, Water & Wastewater, Building & Grounds, Police, Planning & Zoning and Recreation Departments and the Library.
Milton is located 14 miles north of Burlington, with a population of 10,352 residents (based on the 2010 US Census). Milton covers approximately 38,336 acres, 60.9 square miles,with an altitude of 320 feet. Land square miles equal 51.5 and water square miles equal 9.4.The Highway Garage is located at 17 Ice House Road.The Fire Station is located at 47 Bombardier Road. The Rescue Building is located at 49 Bombardier Road.
The Town of Milton's new K-9 has recently graduated from training and is on duty full-time. Hatchi is shown on Thanksgiving day sitting by a cruiser.
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Town of Milton Vermont has a Social Media Policy approved by the Selectboard on August 12, 2012.
This document outlines the policies and procedures for and Town of Milton use of social media sites. The purpose of this policy is to provide standards and procedures for the appropriate use of social media when conducting town business. The Town of Milton may utilize social media and social media sites to communicate information related to the business of the town directly to the public. The Town of Milton encourages the use of social media to further the goals of the town, the missions of its departments and public bodies, and to contribute to the overall vibrancy of its community and degree of participation by its citizenry, where appropriate.
Information posted to town social media sites is public information, and there should be no expectation of privacy in regards to the information posted on town social media outlets. Town officials are expressly prohibited from disclosing any information via social media posts that may be confidential.
Town officials are discouraged from using personal accounts to comment on or post information to town social media sites, and/or posting information regarding official town business on other social media sites. All social media site comments and posts by town officials are subject to Vermont’s Public Records Law, Open Meetings Law, and all other applicable laws, rules, policies, charter provisions and regulations.
Town officials should have no expectation of privacy regarding anything created, sent or received on the town’s electronic equipment. The town may monitor any and all transactions, communications and transmissions to ensure compliance with this policy and to evaluate the use of its equipment.
It is the responsibility of authorized town officials to ensure that information communicated by means of social media is accurate and up-to-date. Department/division heads or their designee will monitor the content posted by town officials on each of the town’s social media sites to ensure it complies with this policy for appropriate use, messaging and branding, consistent with the goals of the town.
Users and visitors to town social media sites shall be notified that the intended purpose of the site is to serve as a mechanism for communication between authorized town officials and members of the public.
A comment posted by a member of the public on any town social media site is the opinion of the commentator or poster only, and publication of a comment does not imply endorsement of, or agreement by, the town, nor do such comments necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the town.
Comments by authorized town officials shall be allowed on town social media sites only when consistent with the provisions of this policy. Comments by the general public shall be allowed on limited public social media forums only when consistent with the provisions of this policy.
View the entire Social Media Policy.