News & Notices

October 1st Deadline to Sign Up for Broadband (Phase 1 Residents)

September 8, 2018

Town of Milton Broadband Expansion Phase I Residents: Have you contacted CCT for a site visit yet? Time is quickly running out and if you don’t respond by October 1st, you will be left behind! Even if you do not plan to sign up for services, you need to notify CCT whether you want a “drop” brought to your home. This would allow you (or the next owner of your home) to hook up to services without significant costs and would also increase the re-sale value of your home.

If you were not able to attend one of the informational meetings and are interested in learning more about the services available, please visit the CCT website at https://cochranetel.com/milton/
Attached is a form you can complete and mail to CCT at P.O. Box 189, Cochrane, WI 54622 to request a site visit. For quicker service, call 608-248-2323.

Phase 1 includes all Town of Milton residents EXCEPT individuals who live on the following roads:

Phase II Residents (The deadline above does not apply to you!CCT Contact Form ):

S2772-S2972 (only) on Waumandee Creek Road
Semling Lane
Pelly’s Rd
Lower Eagle Valley Rd
Kennebeck Rd
Herzberg Rd
Guenther Rd
Geno’s Dr
Engel Rd
Elmer’s Rd
Canada Ridge Rd
Cty Rd G

 

CCT Broadband Informational Letter (8/17/18)

August 16, 2018

Watch your mailbox for an important letter regarding the broadband project. If you cannot wait, see the attached letters. Remember, in general, Phase 1 is along the Highway 35 corridor and Phase 2 is the rest of the township.

Broadband Project Updates (8/13/18)

August 13, 2018

The ribbon-cutting/announcement for the Town of Milton Broadband Project will take place on the afternoon of August 20th at C-FC School, with exact time to be announced. Stay tuned for dates/times of the informational sessions on the Town of Milton Broadband Expansion (which will also be at C-FC School). These sessions will provide important information about the signup process and costs. If you live along the Highway 35 corridor (Phase 1) in the Town of Milton and want to beat the rush, you may contact Cochrane Co-Op Telphone at (608) 248-2323 to schedule a site visit by a CCT technician.

Prairie Moon RR Crossing Closed from 5/31 to 6/4

May 30, 2018

From Thursday, May 31st at approximately 10 a.m. until Monday, June 4th at 5 pm, the railroad crossing near the Prairie Moon Museum will be closed for the installation of new railroad track by BNSF Railroad.  Please use an alternate route to your destination (Indian Creek Road entrance or Cochrane entrance).

Broadband Project Update (4/25/18)

April 25, 2018

Attention Town of Milton Residents:

CCT has contracted with Mid-States for the engineering work on the Town of Milton Broadband Expansion Project. You will see white trucks in the township, gathering needed data to deploy the mainline fiber. Most of their work will take place alongside the road, in the road right-of-way (ROW). If they need to enter onto private land, they will seek permission to do so. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call CCT at (608) 248-2323.

Board of Review – Adjournment

March 16, 2018

Board of Review Notice for Town of Milton

The Board of Review of the Town of Milton will meet on May 9, 2018 at 5:55 p.m. at the Milton Town Hall, W984 Lower Eagle Valley Road, Fountain City, WI 54629 for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 70.47(1).  Due to the fact the assessment roll is not completed at this time, it is anticipated that the Board of Review will be adjourned until a later date, with an Open Book to precede any scheduled Board of Review.

Kalene Engel, Town Clerk

Change of Polling Place for April 3, 2018 Election

March 14, 2018

The Town of Milton Polling Place for the April 3, 2018 election has been moved from the Town Hall to Cochrane-Fountain City High School, S2770 State Road 35, Fountain City, WI 54629. Voters should park in designated parking spaces near the Greenhouse/Agriculture Room Entrance (which is across the parking lot from the football field) and enter through the Agriculture/Tech Ed door. The parking lot will be marked with signs directing you to the voting location and election officials will be monitoring the door. Polling hours are from 7 am to 8 pm.

Assessor’s Notice of Revaluation

March 12, 2018

March12, 2018

            

Town of Milton, Buffalo County

 

Dear Property Owner,

A Revaluation of all Real and Personal Property for theMunicipality will be conducted from June 1, 2018 through October 1, 2018.   Please note the following from the WisconsinDepartment of Revenue:

 

Section70.05(5)(b), Wis. Stats. – Trespass


The trespass bill, which was signed November 12, 2009,states in part “Before a city, village, or town assessor conducts a revaluationof property under this paragraph [Section 70.05(5)(b) Wis. Stats.], the city,village or town shall publish a notice on its municipal Website that arevaluation will occur and the approximate dates of the property revaluation.The notice shall also describe the authority of an assessor, under Section943.13, Wis. Stats. And Section 943.15, Wis. Stats., to enter land. If amunicipality does not have a Web site, it shall post the required informationin at least 3 public places within the city, village or town.”.)

The trespass law entitles the assessor to enter a propertyonce during an assessment cycle unless the property owner authorizes additionalvisits. If the property owner denies the assessor access to the property, theassessor must maintain a list of denied entries. Sections 943.13 and 943.15pertain to the entry onto the property. Assessors and their staff shouldunderstand the conditions included in these statutes. The major conditions forentry are listed below:

-The reason for the entry must be to make an assessment onbehalf of the state or a political subdivision.

-The entry must be on a weekday during daylight hours, or atanother time as agreed upon with the property owner.

-The assessor’s visit must not be more than one hour.

-The assessor must not open doors, enter through open doors,or look into windows of structures.

-If the property owner or occupant is not present, theassessor must leave a notice on the principal building providing the ownerinformation on how to contact them.

-The assessor may not enter the premises if they havereceived a notice from the property owner or occupant denying them entry.

-The assessor must leave if the property owner or occupantasks them to leave.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact ouroffice.  Sincerely, 

 

Eric Kleven, Assessor

217 Skyline Drive

Eau Claire WI 54703

(715) 598-4599

Posting of Meeting Minutes

February 16, 2018

At the Town Board Meeting on February 14, 2018, the Town Board decided that Meeting Minutes would not be posted on the Town of Milton Website until they had been formally approved.  Due to changes on the Board which occurred in January of 2018, and the absence of one of the supervisors from the February 14, 2018 meeting, the January 10, 2018 Minutes and the Minutes from the second meeting held on January 13, 2018 have not yet been approved. Those Minutes will be posted once they have been approved.

USDA Rural Development Loans Available for Buffalo County Residents

February 16, 2018

Does your home need repairs? Would you like to purchase a home? USDA Rural Development has funding available

to purchase and repair homes in eligible rural communities. Interest rates range between 1-3.25%. Grants for repairs are also available to income eligible households over the age of 62. For more information, contact USDA Rural Development at 715-345-7611. Additional information is also available at www.rd.usda.gov/wi

USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity provider, lender and employer.

Stephanie Kelnhofer

Housing Specialist

Rural Development

United States Department of Agriculture

5417 Clem’s Way, Stevens Point, WI  54482

715-345-7613

www.rd.usda.gov/wi | “Committed to the future of rural communities”

Please send all SFH direct loan correspondence to the WI SFH direct email address at [email protected].

Please send all GRH loan correspondence to the WI GRH email address at [email protected].

Questions or comments regarding the GRH Program in WI should be directed to our State Office at 715-345-7623.