FIRE/EMS, We Want to Hear Your Questions, Comments and Suggestions

We have set up an E-mail address for questions, comments and suggestions with regard to the Fire/EMS services.  If your not up to date, please read through the postings regarding the break up with the Milton/Milton Township Fire Department.  If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please send us an E-mail and a couple times a week we will try to answer them.  Please ensure you give us your Name and Address in the subject line.  Those that are received without a Name and Address in the subject line will be filed without reading.  Do not attach anything to the email as it will get kicked into spam and deleted.  Here is the E-Mail address

[email protected] 



Open Book and Board of Review Forms

Below are links to forms for the Open Book and Board of Review.  I always recommend attending the Open Book, as this is a time to meet with the Assessor and discuss your valuation.  The Board of Review is a quasi legal proceeding where the Board looks at the information that is provided by the property owner and the Assessor.  

Open Book Request Form.  Please fill out and return to J&D Pounder at [email protected] to make an appointment.  If you just show up at open book without an appointment, just remember that appointments are taken first.

Property owners guide to property taxes.  This is a booklet made by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue to help guide all property owners through Open Book and Board of Review.  A recommended read if you going to Board of Review

Objection to real propertyh Assessment form.  This must be filled out prior to coming to the Board of Review proceedings.  You Must notify the Town Clerk by May 22nd, 2021 if you plan to object to your real property assessment.  Please read through the Property Owners Guide.


Tim Tollefson




Board of Review Date set for May 24th starting at 6pm

Board of Review date is set for May 24th 2021 starting at 6pm and must run at least two hours.  The board of review is a meeting of the Town Board to reveiw any contentions to the value of a property.  After discussing your concerns with the Accessor at Open Book you may elect to attend the Board of Review Session and the Accessor can give you the forms you will need to fill out and turn in prior to the Board of Review Date.  ( I will also be posting those forms on our website)  The Town Board will listen to and see what evidence you are presenting and make a determination.  Keep in mind, that State requires that the board presume that the value set by the accessor is correct and the property owner is responsible to proov that the accessors value is wrong.  That is why I say please do your homework.  I can’t do the work but I am here to help guide you through this process.  Please see legal notice posted below

Legal Posting





Fire/EMS UPDATE Town of Milton Purchases Land for New Fire Department 4-6-2021

The Town of Milton has purchased 6 acres of land East of Hwy 26 and Just off Hwy 59.  Please see the press release from the Fredrick’s Family the previous owner of the parcel and a map showing the location of the purchase.



The link below is a powerpoint we made up to first update the Board Members at the meeting on April 5th.  Please view this powerpoint to get updated on what is happening with our Fire/EMS service.  Let me also say this, We are contracted for coverage through the end of this year and we will have coverage next year.  That is what we are working through at this time.


Sample Ballots for the April 6 Spring Election

See links below to review sample ballots for the April 6 Spring Election.  Absentee Ballots will start to be mailed out on March 23rd and MUST be returned by 8pm on election day.  

Wards 1-6 Milton School District

Wards 1-6 Janesville School District


I90 Construction Updates for Milton Ave between Hwy 14 and John Paul Road

As part of the I-39/90 Project, construction work is underway on WIS 26/Milton Avenue, between US 14/Humes Road and John Paul Road, in Janesville. Early next week, all WIS 26 traffic will shift onto the northbound lanes within these limits.

What you need to know:

  • One lane CLOSED each way on WIS 26/Milton Avenue between US 14 and John Paul Road.
    • 6 p.m. Monday (March 8) to 6 a.m. Tuesday (March 9)
  • Starting Tuesday morning, all WIS 26 traffic will shift onto the northbound lanes. Watch for crews and equipment in the area. 
    • Two lanes will remain OPEN each way with dedicated turn lanes.
    • The speed limit will be reduced to 30 mph. Please slow down!
    • Plan ahead as backups and delays are expected during peak travel times.
    • Access to local businesses is maintained within the work zone.
  • Learn more about the WIS 26 Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), including a narrated animation video.
  • The WIS 26 ramp to I-39/90 southbound remains CLOSED until late August 2021.
    • Use alternate routes such as US 14 to the southbound Interstate.
  • Below are the expected construction staging plans for this year as we convert the interchange to a DDI – subject to change.
    • Early March to late June
      • Southbound traffic shifted onto northbound side
    • Late June to July
      • Northbound and southbound traffic on their own side
    • Late July to mid-September
      • Northbound traffic shifted to southbound side
    • Mid-September to mid-October
      • All lanes open during peak periods and interchange operating as a DDI while off-road work is finished.
  • All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Help us share this information and forward this email to family, friends and co-workers who travel WIS 26/Milton Avenue in Janesville. Encourage them to register for project email updates!

STAY INFORMED: I-39/90 Expansion Project website | I-39/90 Project Facebook page | 2021 Construction Guide | Alternate Route Map

For more information, contact:
Steven Theisen
I-39/90 Project Communications Manager
(608) 884-1230 | [email protected]

WisDOT and the I-39/90 Project Team
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