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MADISON — After her husband died, Nicole Hayes, today of Milton, moved from Madison to Fort Atkinson, hoping to raise her 3-year-old son, Julian Patterson, in a smaller, safer community.

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A new city ordinance prohibiting domestic animals from the Milton Cemetery passed June 4 by a vote of 5-1, with Milton City Councilmember Larry Laehn voting against the measure. 

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The City of Milton Common Council in three separate actions approved changes to the Employee Handbook and Policy Manual, job descriptions for employees at city hall, and made updates to the city’s code of ethics ordinance. Approvals came during a meeting held June 4. 

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The City of Milton Common Council passed a resolution June 4 authorizing the city clerk to establish a public hearing date regarding special assessments for curb and gutter replacements on Windsor Court and Front Street. 

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The City of Milton Common Council approved on June 4 five actions all of which were required to hire Portage-based General Engineering Company (GEC) to perform commercial building inspections within the city. 

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Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, today released the following statement on the Joint Finance Committee action on the transportation portion of the 2019-2021 biennial budget:

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry Coordinator Brian Wahl presented the City of Milton Common Council with a plaque honoring the city’s designation for a third consecutive year as a Tree City USA. The award was presented during a city council meeting held June 4.

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The City of Milton Common Council met on May 21 and conducted the following business: 

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Starting Thursday morning (June 6), all Interstate 39/90 traffic will shift onto the northbound side of the Interstate between Townline Road, two miles north of the WIS 26 interchange (Exit 171A) in Janesville, and south of the Rock River bridges near Edgerton. Two lanes will remain open in …

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Representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) listened last Thursday (May 23) as members of the public shared thoughts about three proposed changes to the Indianford Dam’s operating order. The dam, located along the Rock River in the unincorporated community of Ind…

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Understanding how sex traffickers of children and youth operate, identifying victims and learning how to help were among topics discussed during a forum held Wednesday, May 15, at the Milton City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street. 

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A Town of Harmony meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, to discuss chronic flooding in the Starview Heights neighborhood.

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City of Milton Police Department will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign now through June 2.

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The advanced placement program of U.S. Government and Politics at Milton High School gives students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. At the end of the school year, students present what they have learned during a research fair, which is scheduled 7-9…

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The City of Milton Common Council approved on Tuesday, May 7, a façade grant application from Goodrich Antiques and Vintage Uniques owner Terry Wlliamson to aid in the construction of a concrete parking lot at 742 East Madison Ave.

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“Drinking Water Week,” established in 1988, and celebrated this year between May 5 and 11, brings recognition to the “vital role drinking water plays in everyone’s daily lives,” according to a recent Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) press release.

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The top two administrators in the School District of Milton have voluntarily resigned. Superintendent Tim Schigur and Director of Administrative Operations Jerry Schuetz both submitted their resignations earlier last week. Their employment with the school district will end June 30.

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The Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners asked contracted hydrologist Rob Montgomery to investigate alternatives that could be employed to reduce the number of “slow, no-wake” (SNW) days during boating season on Lake Koshkonong and the Rock River.

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After the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District (RKLD) Board of Commissioners meeting was called to order on April 25, board Chairman Steve Proud deviated from the printed agenda to address what he described as comments made “in the local paper attributed to the chair.” 

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The City of Milton Common Council passed on April 16 an increase to wastewater rates. New rates will go into effect after April 26, with the city’s water consumers seeing the impact of the increase represented on their July bimonthly bill, city Finance Director Dan Nelson said.

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By the time President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in 2017, abuse had gradually increased for two decades.

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As of April 17, city council member Theresa Rusch is the chair of the Joint Fire Commission. Previously town chairman Bryan Meyer served as chair. Each year the town and city alternate choosing someone to serve as chair.

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Monday’s Milton school board meeting opened with the oath of office for recently elected school board members. New school board member Rick Mullen went first and was followed by returning board member Mike Pierce.

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The Rock County Sheriff’s Office will be assigning additional deputies to saturation patrol efforts on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, for the annual Break in the Weather Party to be held at The Anchor in Newville.

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The City of Milton Common Council approved on April 16 the transfer of $60,000 from TID (tax incremental finance district) No. 6 to TID No. 10. With the transfer, the city meets the obligations approved earlier this month within a TIF development agreement made with TLC Restorations, 635 Gre…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Rock County Highway Commissioner Duane Jorgenson urges people to drive carefully in highway work zones throughout the 2019 construction season.