TIF vote passes

A ballot asking Milton residents to approve $3.1 million in tax increment financing-funded projects easily passed at the polls 681 to 163 for Tuesday’s special ballot. The measure saw a 10 percent turnout: Of Milton’s 8,289 registered voters, 845 cast …  Read more

TIF vote set for November 14

On November 14, Milton residents have an opportunity to chart the town’s economic development potential, increase safety and improve aesthetics in the town core. At least that’s how town manager Don Turner sees the upcoming Nov. 14 special ballot. The …  Read more

TIF change sent for state approval

Milton’s application to change its tax increment financing spending plan cleared its first hurdle at Monday night’s selectboard meeting when members voted to send proposed changes to the state for review. The 5-0 vote forwarded an edited town core TIF …  Read more

Ask her about TIF

Most people’s eyes glaze over before they finish reading the phrase, “tax increment financing.” But for Milton finance director Sarah Macy, hers light up with excitement. “TIF is the single coolest thing to happen to economic development in the state …  Read more

Officials brainstorm over breakfast

Lawmakers, state and local officials convened last week for Milton’s legislative breakfast, an annual tradition to discuss prominent issues before the legislative session starts. This year’s buffet-style breakfast, held at the town offices December 6, hosted discussion on four central …  Read more

No decision yet for Sawyer project

The selectboard has yet to issue a decision for a local developer’s project that conflicts with temporary zoning rules. Billy Sawyer’s five-building proposal, which includes three residential structures, triggered an extra review at the selectboard this month since the town’s …  Read more

‘It’s Milton’s time’

How does a town create a sense of place? That’s one major question Milton seeks to answer through a new initiative to define its downtown through sidewalk and streetscaping improvements. The town just launched the Milton 4D Project: Defining Downtown …  Read more

Dysfunction junction

Nearly two years after Milton’s Selectboard chose a preferred redesign for one the state’s most dangerous intersections, the state has decided not to fund it. Vermont Agency of Transportation project manager Patti Coburn delivered the news about the Railroad Street/Middle …  Read more

TIF payments start

What was a large headache ended quietly at year’s end: Milton began paying its tax increment financing bill, a holdover from the January 2012 audit that said the town owed $3.4 million to the Education Fund. In the end, Milton …  Read more

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