Important Town News!

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Town of Millington is to enrich the quality of life for all of our citizens.  We pledge to build a secure community with emphasis on public safety,neighborhood livability, responsible planning for economic growth, infrastructure improvements, and to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of our enivronment.

 

 

 

Kent County Public Library Summer Reading Prgram

Oceans of Possibilities

 

KCPL is bringing some really wonderful shows to Millington this summer.  These shows will be held at Town Hall, 402 Cypress Street in Millington.

 

                      June 22, 2022          2:00 PM     Summer Reading Kickoff with Science Guys of Batimore

                      July 6, 2022             2:00 PM      National Aquarium:  Sharks!

                      August 3, 2022        2:00 PM      Bright Star Children's Theater:  The Little Mermaid

                      August 10, 2022      2:00 PM      Summer Reading Finale with Steve Cyphers Trio: 

                                                                         Adventures in Rhythm

 

 

 

 The Town of Millington is looking for volunteers to participate as a

member of the Planning Commission and a soon to be

formed Economic Development Task Force. 

If interested, submit your name to the Town Office.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

 

The Mayor and Council for the Town of Millington will be holding a Public Hearing to consider Resolution 2022-03

Adopting the Budget for Fiscal year 2024 and Resolution 2022-04 Amending the

Town of Millington Fee Schedule.  The Public Hearing will take place on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 6:30 PM

at 402 Cypress Street, Millington, MD. 

By Order of Millington Town Council, 410-928-3880, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

PUBLIC MEETINGS DISCLOSURE

 

At any given time, members of the Millington Council may convene for

County meetings or activities, Town Community meetings or activities,

State meetings or activities, etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT CONCERN - FEBRUARY 2022

The wastewater treatment plant recently removed and repaired a clogged pump due to rags and paper products disposed into our system.  It’s not just paper towels or facial tissues that can cause costly repairs and havoc with a system. There’s actually a wide range of other items and materials that have no business being sent down your toilet. These include:

  • Disposable wet wipes. In spite of their name, these wet wipes aren’t exactly meant to go down your toilet. Like paper towels, wet wipes are simply unable to break down properly, leaving behind fiber scraps that could clog your toilet.
  • Cat litter. Clay cat litter tends to expand when exposed to large quantities of water, so flushing litter could quickly lead to a clogged toilet.
  • Sanitary napkinsPanty liners, pads, tampons, and the like can swell several times their size when exposed to water, so they are unsuitable for flushing.
  • Disposable gloves and other latex products. These products aren’t biodegradable, meaning they can persist inside your home septic or municipal sewer system for long periods of time.
  • Drain cleaner. Chemical drain cleaners may be able to break up certain clogs, but they can also eat away at metal or cast iron pipes, leading to weaker plumbing.

These types of repairs due to negligence by the citizens, increase cost to maintain the system; which is considered during budget time as the Town Council evaluates costs and rate increases.

 

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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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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 within 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.