The Milton Plan Commission approved on April 16 a site plan as submitted by Janesville-based Backyard Properties of Rock County, LLC, for the addition of a new door which will be installed on the south elevation of a property best known locally as the former bowling alley, 450 South John Paul Rd.
Following the City of Milton Plan Commission’s authorization of the sale of land, the city council approved a tax incremental financing (TIF) development agreement for Badgerland Disposal, LLC. Both actions were approved April 16. Groundbreaking for a nearly 12,500-square-foot office and tru…
The City of Milton Common Council approved a tax incremental financing (TIF) development agreement and authorized closing documents for the sale of city-owned land April 16, clearing a path for Midwest Tennis Center, LLC, to begin construction this spring.
As a result of the recent spring elections, there is one new face on the Milton City Council. After taking the oath of office on April 16 as administered by Administrative Services Director Inga Cushman, newly elected Alder Bill Wilson was officially seated to begin his term in office. Retur…
Milton city officials and staff gathered in solidarity Tuesday holding signs which read: “Stand Against Racism YWCA Rock County,” in advance of two events the YWCA USA will hold on April 25.
A Complaint Dismissal Notice was recently released from the Wisconsin Ethics Commission pertaining to a complaint brought by Milton resident Dave Lader against Milton Mayor Anissa Welch.
The City of Milton Common Council approved April 3 a TIF (tax incremental financing) development agreement for TLC Restorations, clearing the way for construction of a 7,200-square-foot building at 625 Greenman St. Construction is expected to begin this spring.
Rock County Highway Commissioner Duane Jorgenson urges people to drive carefully in highway work zones throughout the 2019 construction season.
A proposed 108-unit rental apartment complex cleared its first hurdle toward development. Milton’s plan commission recommended and the city council approved a request made by Capital Asset Investments, LLC, to rezone just over 13 acres of land, changing the designation from agricultural to p…
While two items regarding steps necessary to build wastewater Lift Station No. 12 were included on the April 3 Milton city council agenda, City Administrator Al Hulick asked council to discuss the items and ask questions, but also asked that no action be taken until April 16, at which time, …
The City of Milton Plan Commission recommended and the common council approved April 3 a plat for the Red Hawk Farms residential subdivision, as submitted by Janesville-based developer Forster Construction, LLC, adding 11 new lots.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice conservative candidate Brian Hagedorn emerged victorious in the statewide race today (April 10), after liberal-backed candidate Lisa Neubauer decided against a recount, calling Hagedorn to offer congratulations.
Official April 2 Rock County election results, posted to the Rock County website as of April 8, at 3:56 p.m. by Rock County Clerk Lisa Tollefson, show that of the 87,678 registered voters in Rock County, 28,911 or 32.97 percent cast their ballots, with official totals representing 100 percen…
The Janesville Fire Department responded last Thursday to a residential fire which had “fully engulfed” a home occupied by Donald Hanson at 1021 N. Henke Rd.
On Sunday afternoon, School District of Milton School Board member Brian Kvapil said he formally retracts any statement he made that directly or indirectly suggested Director of Administrative Operations Jerry Schuetz received payments from the district illegally or against board policy.
On April 5, at about 2:05 p.m., the Milton Police Department received a call from the Milton Middle School. The caller reported there was an upset parent causing a disturbance outside of Milton Middle School.
At approximately 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, a situation involving adults not affiliated with Milton Middle School developed in the parking lot area at the front of the school. Several members of local law enforcement (including Milton Police Department and the Rock County Sheriff’s Office) were call…
City of Milton Common Council members voted on March 19 in favor of appointing councilwoman Lynda Clark and Executive Director of the Milton Historical Society Kari Klebba to the recently formed Milton Area Tourism and Marketing Consortium. A first meeting is set for April, City Administrato…
Although it’s unlikely to become an episode of “Dirty Jobs,” the City of Milton Common Council approved on March 19 sanitary sewer line televising and equipment purchases.
The City of Milton Common Council approved an amendment to city code addressing fire inspections and multi-family dwelling sprinkler systems. These were among several actions taken by the council March 19.
A speed limit reduction to 60 mph will be implemented on sections of Interstate 39/90 from just south of the US 12/18 (Beltline) interchange near Madison to the Wisconsin-Illinois border. One portion of I-39/90 between the Rock River bridges and the US 51 interchange (Stoughton Exit 156) wil…
Candidates running for common council in the City of Milton include: incumbents Larry Laehn and Theresa Rusch and two write-in challengers: Devin Elliott and Bill Wilson. Council member Jeremy Zajac is not seeking re-election.
The City of Milton Common Council approved during its March 19 meeting several actions, including: rezoning acreage owned by The Gathering Place along Rogers Street, a certified survey map combining several lots within that location, and, after holding a public hearing, an amendment to the c…
The City of Milton Common Council accepted, on March 19, the dedication of public improvements made within Phase 2 of the Red Hawk Farms subdivision and authorized the reduction of a letter of credit obtained by the developer on the city’s behalf.
A three-member “Review Personnel” panel has decided against sending a complaint filed against Mayor Anissa Welch to the city’s ethics committee.
At 6:51 a.m. Friday, March 8, the Milton Police Department received information from a local resident regarding a potential threat to Milton High School.
With some minor language changes, the City of Milton Common Council approved a nonprofit contribution policy as recommended by the ad hoc Policy Committee. Approval came during council’s meeting held Tuesday, Feb. 19.
The City of Milton Common Council approved on Tuesday a Residential Exterior Improvement Program as recently recommended by the Milton Community Development Authority (CDA).
The School District of Milton announced Monday (Feb. 18) that it has decided to postpone its participation in the Milton area marketing and tourism consortium.
Attitudes on industrial hemp are changing statewide after the first growing season in more than six decades, leading farmers and legislators to believe that it could be the next “huge cash crop.”
Created to encourage upkeep of homes and mitigate the presence of blighted residential properties, a matching grants program, the Residential Exterior Improvement Program, was recommended for approval by the Milton Community Development Authority (CDA).
The National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Rock County, beginning today (Tuesday) at 4 a.m. The Wind Chill Advisory will escalate to a Wind Chill Warning on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and continue until Thursday, January 31 at noon. In addition to the extreme temperatures, citizens…
The Milton and Milton Township Fire Department will begin providing paramedic service beginning Feb. 1. At the Jan. 16 Joint Fire Commission meeting in city hall, Deputy Chief Pete Mory gave an overview of what this means.
Pete Mory, a Milton and Milton Township Fire Department member since 1998, has been named deputy chief of EMS and is helping the department transition to paramedic service.
Editor’s note: This is the second article in a series looking at the challenges and success of economic development in Milton.