UPDATED: Milton Votes APPROVE Water Referendum

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UPDATED – 1/17/21 – Milton voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum for water systems improvements in the town. 341 voters approved borrowing over $1.6-million for several projects – including replacing several water mains, repair of system leaks and addressing water flow and lead contamination. Only 4 voters said no. Residents will not see any fee or tax increases with this funding.

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Milton is holding a referendum this Saturday January 16th on a proposal to borrow more than $1.6-million for water infrastructure improvements.

Goshen Hall on Federal Street is the polling place. Voting hours are 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Proposed improvements include water main replacement under Atlantic Avenue, Chestnut Street from Front Street to Coulter Street, and a portion of Atlantic Street.

The town has been approved for a loan from the Water Infrastructure Advisory Council, and is 100-percent forgiven at the end of the project. The town would make interest payments of about $16,700 but residents would not face a tax increase or a fee increase.

The Delaware Drinking Water State Revolving Fund is making the funds available.

More details about the referendum and voting eligibility are at the Town of Milton website: CLICK HERE

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