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The Residential Exterior Improvement program will be funded for a second year. Members of the City of Milton Community Development Authority (CDA) approved updates to the program with some language and procedural changes made during a meeting held Sept. 30.

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Officials from two Wisconsin state agencies and the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District say surveying efforts are underway to determine how much and in what year debris recently found underneath the Indianford Bridge was placed in the Rock River.

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City officials expressed confidence about marketing initiatives executed thus far in 2019 by the Janesville Area Visitors and Convention Bureau (JAVCB). Executive Director Christine Rebout, in an update given during a city council meeting Oct. 1, reviewed first-year marketing steps and assoc…

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Eager for new listening material while making your daily commute? Two Milton podcast teams are hoping you’ll give the fast-developing new medium a try.

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Mayor Anissa Welch is among than 100 local government officials from over 70 jurisdictions and 30 states are calling on McDonald’s to take concrete action to stop sexual harassment in its stores. In a letter to the company’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, the officials decry McDonald’s failure to pr…

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The Milton and Milton Township Fire Department has never had full-time employees. That will change if the budget recommended by the Joint Fire Commission Sept. 25 is approved by the City of Milton and the Town of Milton.

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Last week CBS, Viacom, and WarnerMedia announced they would no longer run e-cigarette advertising on their networks. That was followed by a Time Magazine cover featuring the headline “How Juul Hooked Kids and Ignited a Public Health Crisis." Finally Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, an…

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Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) newly elected treasurer Mark Meyer presented a financial report, outlining fund balances, potential dollars available for future projects, expenditures, both real and forecasted, and suggested areas of savings within the district’s budget. The report was …

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A Minnesota-based firm will be tapped to develop a request for proposals (RFP), outlining project parameters to be used by engineering firms looking to construct a sluiceway and Tainter gate system on the east side of the Indianford Dam powerhouse. The proposed modification will be made in b…

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The City of Milton Common Council approved the following actions on Sept. 17:

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After a third round of discussions, proposed restrictions for parking tractor-trailer trucks within the city limits were postponed during the City of Milton Common Council meeting held Sept. 17. Revisions are expected to return for a third reading during the council’s next meeting scheduled …

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How old do you have to be to buy e-cigarettes (vapes)? It depends on what state you’re in.

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State Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, is seeking nominations for a First Responder of the Year Award. This October, which is First Responder Appreciation Month, the State Assembly will be honoring a first responder from each of the 99 Assembly Districts.

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Final steps were approved by the City of Milton Common Council, clearing the way for the construction of a 13,000-square-foot addition at Milton East Elementary School. The three separate actions were approved Aug. 20 and included:

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The City of Milton Common Council approved on Sept. 3 a total bid of $91,980, submitted by Janesville-based Rock Road Companies, Inc., for pavement work at the Milton Public Library and an extension of Putman Parkway.

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The City of Milton Common Council approved on Sept. 3 a resolution levying assessments on properties along Front Street and Windsor Court where curb and gutters were recently replaced. 

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The Town of Harmony will be reviewing and updating the town’s comprehensive plan as required by state statute to be reviewed and approved every 10 years. A copy of the comprehensive plan is available on the town’s website townofharmony.com under ”Government” and then “Municipal Code.” The pu…

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A public hearing held Aug. 20 during the City of Milton Common Council meeting regarding curb and gutter assessments on Windsor Court and Front Street was left open, with no action taken, until Sept. 3. Council voted in favor of leaving the hearing open to give affected property owners addit…

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The City of Milton Common Council approved on Aug. 20 overnight Merchant Row on-street parking restrictions. The measure came after council, during an Aug. 6 meeting, opted to pass a first reading of new language within an ordinance, hoping, in the interim, council members said, to learn mor…

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The City of Milton Common Council voted Aug. 6 to explore forming a US Census Complete Count Committee (CCC). The committee would be charged with helping to facilitate a full count of Milton residents during the 2020 Census.

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Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, Sen. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, along with Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville, and Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Mason, recently unveiled legislation to improve access to telehealth health services for Medicaid recipients. 

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The City of Milton Common Council approved on Aug. 6 a bid for $204,170 submitted by Plover-based Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, LLC, for the purpose of preventative maintenance in the form of crack filling, seal coating, infrared patching and chip sealing, for “over 5.25 miles” of city roads, acc…

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Gov. Tony Evers this week called on President Donald Trump to listen to farmers and put an end to the unnecessary trade war between the United States and our international partners, including China.

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The City of Milton Common Council passed on Aug. 6 a first reading of language within a city ordinance affecting on-street parking restrictions on the east and west sides of Merchant Row. Two more readings, unless council waives the third reading, are required before the new language is codified.

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Challengers Jim Jelinek and Mark Meyer have been elected to the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners. The seats, each carrying a three-year term, were among items decided during the district’s annual meeting of electors held Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Fort Atkinson High…

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Operation Deer Watch, an annual citizen-science survey that collects information on Wisconsin's white-tailed deer, gives residents an engaging opportunity to assist with deer herd management efforts.

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Businessperson and Kenosha native Josh Pade, 39, announced this week he intends to run for the 1st District seat in the House of Representatives. Pade will challenge freshman Republican Bryan Steil, 38, in the 2020 election.

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Several actions regarding the “land swap” between the City of Milton and the Milton school district were recommended by the city’s Plan Commission and approved by the city council. The commission and council both met on Aug. 6.

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The Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners annual meeting of electors will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at Fort Atkinson High School, 925 Lexington Blvd. Registration of electors will begin at 8:30 a.m. The meeting is scheduled to run between 9 and 10:30 a.m. 

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An 1,800-square-foot pavilion will soon be built in Veterans Park, 440 Hilltop Drive. The structure will be placed north of the park’s war memorials, at the corner of Hilltop Drive and Orchard Row. An anticipated completion date is Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, with a dedication ceremony, giving t…

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Republican lawmakers dialed back both the spending and tax increases in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ budget, but left one key aspect largely unchanged: a drawdown of hundreds of millions of dollars in reserves in the state’s main fund.

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The City of Milton Plan Commission approved on July 16 a site plan submitted by First Community Bank of Milton, 202 Merchant Row. Facade renovations and improvements, along with updates made to outdoor leisure space used by bank employees, are included within the plan.