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PLEASE COMPLETE THE BUFFALO COUNTY OUTDOOR RECREATION SURVEY Do you like the outdoors? Do you want to see more outdoor activities for you and your family in Buffalo County? The Buffalo County Outdoor Recreation Committee wants to hear your ideas. The Committee is updating the County Outdoor Recreation Plan and wants your input. Please take 5 minutes and go to the link below or the Buffalo County homepage and give them your thoughts! By taking the time to give your input, you will help guide the Committee in prioritizing future outdoor initiatives and programs in Buffalo County. LINKE TO SURVEY: https://forms.gle/BWu1fctjmpWupGHA8

Notice of Caucus (1/13/21)





CAUCUS: A town caucus will be held in the Town of Milton on January 13, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. at the Milton Town Hall, S2794 State Rd 88, Fountain City, WI  54629.  The caucus is held for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the following offices:


Office                                                  Incumbent

Chairperson                                         Ben Adank

Supervisor                                           Pam Jensen

Supervisor                                           Jeffrey Jandl

Clerk                                                   Kalene Engel

Treasurer                                             Jane Baures


BOARD MEETING:  A Town Board Meeting will be held at the Milton Town Hall  at 6:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting will post at the Town Hall and on the town website www.townofmiltonwi.com at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.


Dated:  December 13, 2020


                                                                                    Kalene Engel, Town Clerk





Assessor Annual Notice


Town of Milton Awarded WASB 2020 Business Honor Roll Award

At its October 21st Board Meeting, the Cochrane-Fountain City School Board honored the Town of Milton with a Wisconsin Association of School Board’s 2020 Business Honor Roll Award. The honor roll program recognizes local school district business partners that support their local schools by providing resources or additional learning opportunities for students and staff. The school board provided the following information in support of its request to have the Town of Milton receive the award:
“The Town of Milton, through grants and a partnership with Cochrane Co-Op Telephone, has played an essential role in bringing broadband internet access not only to the C-FC schools but to the families within the township. Free public wi-fi is available in the parking lot of the Town of Milton Town Hall. The Wisconsin Routes to Recovery Grant provided federal funding to every Wisconsin town, village, city, county or recognized Indian tribe to use on COVID-related expenses. The Town of Milton Board voted to use their remaining funds to purchase disposable food distribution products (to-go containers, plasticware, etc.) for C-FC’s Food Service Program. This purchase should provide the supplies needed to package food for C-FC’s food service program for the entire year.”
Karen Knospe, School Board President (far left) and Dr. Jo-Ellen Fairbanks, C-FC Superintendent (far right) are shown presenting the award to Pam Jensen, Supervisor (2nd from left) and Ben Adank, Chairperson (3rd from left) at the school board meeting. Way to go, Town of Milton, on the award!

Board of Canvassers Notice



Notice is hereby given that the Board of Canvassers will meet on Monday, April 13, 2020 at the Milton Town Hall, S2794 State Rd 88, Fountain City, WI 54629 at 4:00 p.m.

This Meeting is open to the General Public pursuant to State Statutes 19.84.

Dated: April 9, 2020

Kalene Engel, Town Clerk

Town of Milton Receives Telecommuter Forward! Certification from the WI Public Service Commission


The Town of Milton has been certified as a Telecommuter Forward! Community by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. The Telecommuter Forward! designation recognizes local units of government that have meet criteria for promoting telecommuting opportunities in partnership with broadband providers, economic development professionals, and the Wisconsin Broadband Office. For more information, please visit https://psc.wi.gov/Pages/Programs/TelecommuterForward.aspx




The Wisconsin Public Service Commission just UNANIMOUSLY approved the Cochrane Cooperative Telephone Company application for the Town of Milton Broadband Expansion!

It was the number 1 ranked application in the state, out of 78 applications, as ranked by the staff of the Public Service Commission, and was fully funded for the amount requested.

For more information, and to access the staff memo and rankings, please visit http://apps.psc.wi.gov/…/eventscalend…/content/EAgenda.aspx…
Go to Item 10 on the Public Agenda and click to access the attachments.

Town of Milton Receives Broadband Forward Community Certification

Town of Milton, Buffalo County has been certified as a Broadband Forward community by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin which distinguishes the township as supportive of increased broadband access by taking steps to reduce obstacles for private and public investment.

Governor Scott Walker signed The Broadband Forward! Community certification bill into law as 2015 Act 287.

“Town of Milton, Buffalo County is a great example of a rural Wisconsin community working hard to ensure their community is connected,” said Governor Scott Walker.  “It’s an important stepping stone into further broadband expansion and economic development.”

“Expanding broadband is critical to Town of Milton, Buffalo County and we need to take all the steps we can to reduce the hurdles for deployment of additional infrastructure,” said (insert name of municipal leader).  “Our Broadband Forward certification sends the signal that we’re serious about working with broadband providers to extend service.”

“The State Broadband Office at the Public Service Commission stands ready to serve as a resource to communities and providers looking to maximize broadband infrastructure investments in Wisconsin—with the goal of bringing broadband service to every corner of our state,” Walker said.

To assist in the expansion of broadband in Wisconsin, Governor Walker created the Broadband Expansion Grant Program in the 2011-2013 biennial budget.  In 2015, Governor Walker and the Legislature tripled the amount of funding for broadband expansion grants to $1.5 million annually; with a total of $6 million allocated from the Universal Service Fund cash reserves, to fund grants over a 4-year period.  “Our current budget allocates a historic $35.5 million in additional spending for broadband expansion efforts via the expansion grant program and TEACH grants,” said Walker.

“In addition to these significant and flexible public-private grants, a six-year, $570 million federal program is providing funding to expand rural broadband access in Wisconsin,” said Walker.  “Any improvement in the speed and efficiency of these investments, such as that provided by the Broadband Forward! Community Program, will make a significant difference in Wisconsin.”