City Hall offices and buildings will remain closed to the public through May 31, 2020. Milton Activity Center and Community Building will remain closed, along with public bathrooms and playgrounds. Stay Home, Stay Healthy!
Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order went into place on March 23rd and will remain in place through May 31st. The Governor has released a phased approach to re-opening our State. We are currently in Phase 1. Additional information can be found on the Governor’s website.
We have listed guidelines for re-opening that pertain directly to the City of Milton. Additional guidelines and details for the reopening of businesses can be found on the Governor’s website.
Phase 1-Religious, spiritual, and faith-based drive-in guidance
Phase 1-Resuming Vehicle Vessel Sales
Phase 1-Construction Guidelines
Phase 2-In Store Retail Guidance
Phase 2-Restaurant Industry Re-Open
Phase 2-Personal Services (Hairstylist, Barbers, Nail Salons)
Phase 2-Fitness & Training
Phase 2-Professional Photography
- City Hall, Milton Activity Center and Community Building will remain closed to the public through May 31st. In an effort to keep employees healthy, we are operating with limited staff on site. We are also working remotely, so please allow extra time for response.
- All boards and commission meetings have been cancelled through May 31st.
- Playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis court and public bathrooms will remain closed until further notice.
- All Fife School District ball fields, tracks and playgrounds remain closed until further notice.
Mayor’s Message: “The Milton community is one of compassion, strength and determination; we will get through this together. I ask that you follow Stay Home, Stay Healthy. Please limit your contact to those within your household and only leave when pursuing essential activities and/or to exercise. Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines when leaving your home. It will take each and everyone one of us following these guidelines to get through this.
Covid-19 has affected many of our neighbors financially. To help aid in relief, I have authorized the suspension of water and electric shutoffs for nonpayment. There will be no late fees in March through June, as well as payment options for those who fall behind in payments.
I will continue to work with the Governor’s Office, Health Department, our State and Federal Representatives, as well as local leaders to navigate through Covid-19. The City of Milton is committed to serving you during this time and we will continue to adapt as necessary. Your health and safety is always a top priority.
This is a time for compassion. Have compassion and patience for our overworked healthcare providers, grocery store employees, truck drivers, delivery drivers, public works employees, law enforcement and fire department. Continue to check on your neighbors and our elderly population. Consider taking part in our Senior Letter Writing Project. In the words of Mr. Rogers, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, look for the helpers”. Milton is full of helpers and I know as a community we will take care of each other.” ~Mayor Styron Sherrell
Utility Billing: We recognize this is a stressful time for many and we are taking the following steps to help our residential and business customers who might be worried about paying their utility bills:
- We are temporarily suspending water and electric shutoffs for nonpayment.
- We are waiving late fees for utility bills for March, April, May and June.
Our Mayor has authorized an Emergency Policy and Procedure for collecting utility bills during Covid-19. We will be working with our customers to establish payment plans. Please return our Utility Customer Payment Agreement or contact Utility Billing Customer Service via email or by calling 253-922-8733.
We urge customers to do their best to continue paying their bills. The additional steps taken above do not relieve customers from paying their bills, but allows for spreading out payments over a longer period of time. If you are in need of utilities assistance, the community organization United Way may be able to connect you with programs in this area to assist in bridging the financial gap. United Way may be reached by dialing the 2-1-1 Help Line.
Having trouble paying your garbage bill? Customers impacted by Covid-19 may set up payment arrangements. Contact Murrey’s to learn how at 253-414-0345 or email@example.com
Need help during Covid-19? Here are some helpful links:
United Way-Pierce County
Comcast Offers Free WiFi
The Federal Small Business Administration offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Unemployed?-Washington State Employment Security
Mayor’s Office & Public Record Request: 253-517-2705
Payment/Billing Questions: 253-922-8733
Water, Storm, Streets & Electric: 253-579-4731 or 253-255-8854
Planning & Building: 253-922-8738 or 253-345-9892