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Millington Town Office
402 Cypress Street P O Box 330
Millington, MD  21651
(410) 928-3880
millington@millingtonmd.us

 Important Town News!

 

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, all Town meetings are closed to the public. 

To participate in the meetings, follow these instructions: 

1.  Call in to the meeting 701-802-5458, enter access code 415929.

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

The Mayor and Council for the Town of Millington

will be holding a Public Hearing to consider

Resolution 2020-11 Road Names and Address Display Ordinance.  

Resolution 2020-11 is for the Town to provide a uniform system

of road addresses for all properties and buildings,

in order to facilitate provision of adequate public safety and emergency response services

and to minimize difficulty in locating properties and buildings

for public service agencies and the general public.  Resolution 2020-09 Amending

the Sewer Ordinance and Resolution 2020-08 Amending the Water Ordinance

to clarify the Town's responsibility regarding repairs to utility laterals.

The Public Hearing will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM.

 

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“ONLY RAIN IN THE DRAIN”

               The Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 requires the reduction of the amount of stormwater pollution conveyed into public waters. The Clear Water Act was established to “restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation’s waters”. Per reporting by EPA, the Upper Chester River is considered to be “impaired” due to degraded aquatic habitat and murky water.

               There are ways to assist with these issues and increase the rating of the Upper Chester River. These include but are not limited to not removing streamside vegetation; avoid filling stream pools, wetlands, or other waters; keep natural shorelines intact; leave some rocks, logs, or native aquatic plants as cover for fish and wildlife, and route rainwater runoff to areas where it can soak in rather than runoff directly into the River. As part of the Town’s program to maintain compliance with these two acts the Town:

                              -              sweeps the streets;

                              -              works with other Federal, State, and local agencies to eliminate

                                             the discharge of pollutants.

                              -              works with Federal, State, and local agencies to eliminate erosion and

                                             sediment runoff issues;

                              -              inspects and clean storm drains;

                              -              provides park maintenance; and

                              -              trash management at public buildings.

               Unfortunately, the Town is NOT in compliance with this Act, one reason is the continual blowing of grass and leaves into the streets by property owners. Both federal and state guidelines designate grass and leaves as illegal pollutants. Fine particles and pollutants from run-off, atmospheric deposition, vehicle emissions, breakup of ground surface and impervious surface materials, littering, and sanding can accumulate in between rainfall events on lawns, sidewalks, and streets. This results in an accumulation of pollutants such as sediment, nutrients, metals, hydrocarbons, bacteria, pesticides, trash, and other toxic chemicals entering the Town’s storm drains which empty into the Upper Chester River.

               Council asks that everyone do their part to help the Town improve the rating of the Upper Chester River. Bag the excess grass, create a compost system, or use as mulch in your yard; do not blow it out in the streets.

 

 

 

                       

        

 

 


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The Town of Millington through it's partnership with MES (Maryland Environmental Services) has compiled the data required for the annual Consumer Confidence Report for the Millington Water System.  Contact the Office if you would like to receive a copy of the report or view by opening the attached document - 2019 Consumer Confidence Report

 

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Town of Millington Community Center and Free Library 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hours are subject to change

Residents

The residents of the Town of Millington envision making our town a desirable place to live, work, and play. Millington is a place of beauty, diversity and pleasant memories. A self-sufficient, caring small town with a tradition of rural living and slow, controlled, growth; Millington is a community of opportunity for its many locally-owned small businesses.

History of the Town of Millington

The Town of Millington, a municipal corporation under Maryland law, was originally chartered as a town by the Maryland General Assembly in 1798. The town was incorporated in 1890. Millington grew up as a small village located on the Chester River, sharing shores with both Kent and Queen Anne's County. The land on which it is located was settled in the late 17th century. Over the years, the name of the town has changed - originating as Head of Chester, to Bridgetown around 1724, and finally in 1818 to become known as the Town of Millington.

Prior to the Civil War

The Town of Millington was a busy seat of commerce and agriculture. Millington was located in the center of a large corn, wheat, and fruit growing area. Downtown commerce included a hardware store, clothing and supply shops, a bank, hotels, and mills. In the late 1860s, the railroad was constructed connecting Wilmington and Philadelphia to Millington and points further south. The Kent and Queen Anne's Railroad enabled Millington to become one of the largest peach shippers in the county for many years.

Millington Today

Today, Millington is still a small town with strong echoes from the past. Millington is a walkable, self-contained town with a clear rural character and atmosphere. The town has two public parks and a skateboard park within the town limits. The Millington Ballfield Association, in conjunction with the Millington Lions Club, has a facility on the Kent County Board of Education property close to the town limits. The Millington Swim Club facility, with a swimming pool and tennis court, is located partially in the Town limits and is owned and operated by the Kent County Parks and Recreation for public use. Also, the head of the Chester River runs through the Town of Millington, offering lovely public fishing areas with perch spawning in the spring, and catfish, spot, sunfish, yellow perch and the occasional striped bass throughout the remainder of the season.