Town Hall – Advertisement for Bids

Sealed bids for the construction of a town hall for the Town of Milton township will be received by Ben Adank, S2838 Fern Cir, Fountain City, WI 54629 until 5:00 PM on July 16, 2019. Bids received after that time shall not be accepted. Sealed bids will be opened and read aloud at a Board Meeting on July 16, 2019 that begins at 6:00 PM at the Milton Town Hall (W984 Lower Eagle Valley Rd, Fountain City, Wisconsin). The building is designed as an approximately 1000 sq. ft. single story wood frame structure. See project drawings for exact bid specifications.Lump sum bids will be received on a SINGLE PRIME CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR ALL WORK Including mechanical, plumbing, and electrical work. Well, septic, and site work is not included in this contract.

Project drawings prepared by ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN may be examined at the following locations.

Bidding documents may be also obtained at the office of the ARCHITECT or at office of the CHAIRPERSON.

The Owner reserves the right to waive irregularities and reject any or all bids. No bids may be withdrawn for 60 days from the receipt of the bids.


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

 

 


BROADBAND EXPANSION GRANT APPROVED

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.”