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 watersquare 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.
Winter Sand Available to Milton Residents
Self-seve winter sand is available to Milton Residents at the Public Works Facility on Ice House Road (south of Arrowhead Lake dam, off US Rt. 7).
The Town's Winter Sand Policy allows Residents to help themselves to 5 gallons of sand per snow event. You will need to bring your own pail and shovel.
To read the guidelines for winter sand distrubution, click here.
The Winter Parking Ban will begin on Sunday, December 1, 2013 (at midnight).
“No person shall, between the hours of 12 midnight and 8 a.m., including Sundays and legal holidays, during the period from December 1st of each year to April 1st of the following year, park any vehicle within the limits of any public highway and/or sidewalk of the Town in such a manner as to interfere with the prompt and orderly removal of plowing of snow, removal of ice, or sand or salting of highways/sidewalks.”
Dear Residents of Milton,
Well, it’s that time of year again. Winter has arrived and with its arrival we would like to remind our Residents of our Town’s winter operations policies and answer a few frequently asked questions.
As of December 1st the overnight winter parking ban is in effect for all Town streets between the hours of 12:00-8:00 am. This ban is strictly enforced. Vehicles violating the ban may be ticketed or towed if interfering with snow removal operations.
It is important to note that the Town does not have a bare roads policy, much like the rest of the State. We follow the practice of “Safe Roads at Safe Speeds”. Salt used for road de-icing is less effective at temperatures below 18°F and when it’s dark out. During extended cold snaps, it is not uncommon to see snow packed roads for several days.
Castles, forts, tunnels and other similar structures cannot be allowed in roadside snow banks. Basketball hoops and other obstructions need to be moved out of the right of way. These items pose a significant hazard to the safety of our residents as well as our Plow Drivers.
When will my street get plowed? The first priority is our major arterial roads such as Westford Road, East Road, Main Street and Lake Road. Second in priority are collector streets such as Barnum Street, Herrick Avenue and Hobbs Road. Following the priorities are developments, dead end and dirt roads and finally cul-de-sacs.
When will the sidewalks be cleared? Sidewalks are a secondary priority to maintaining safe and passable roads. They are usually cleared after the street has been plowed so to avoid repeat trips. The Town does not plow all sidewalks, only those that are contiguous to the town core will be plowed.
Our mailbox got damaged by a snowplow, will the Town repair or replace it? The short answer is no. While mailboxes have a blanket authorization to be located within the right of way, the responsibility to maintain, repair or replace mailboxes lies with the property owner.
Roger Hunt, Acting Public Works Director
Volunteer Openings on Boards & Commissions
Town of Milton VACANCY NOTICE
Registered Voters of Milton:
Have you considered public service on a Town Board, Commission or Committee? The following volunteer positions are available:
Details about each position and application instructions are linked here. These positions are appointed by the Selectboard, and applicants are required to complete an application form. (Printed forms are also available in the Town Manager's Office at 43 Bombardier Road.)
After you have submitted your application, you will be notified of the date, time and location of your interview with the Selectboard. Selectboard Meetings are normally held on the first and third Monday at the Town Municipal Office Building, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Posted by the Town Manager’s Office, Februay 7, 2014
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Economic Development Commission
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Development Review Board
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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.