PUBLIC MEETING -– The Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park is holding a Public Meeting to consider a rezoning on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at Milton Community Hall, 7 New Glasgow Road-Rte. 224, North Milton. Residents and other interested persons can review and make representation concerning a proposed amendment to the Zoning Map of the 2021 Development Bylaw to rezone Parcel 283325 (16960 Rte. 2, Milton Station) from General Commercial (C1) Zone and Agricultural (A1) to Light Industrial (M1) Zone and to rezone a 1.83-acre portion of Parcel 658799 from Agricultural (A1) Zone to Light Industrial (M1). There is more information online https://miltonvalepark.com/public-meeting-tuesday-may-30-730-rezoning-283325-and-a-portion-of-658799/
The Milton Community Hall invites people to attend the MVP – Most Valuable People Project Launch Day on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the hall at 7 New Glasgow Road-Rte 24, North Milton. Drop in any time to provide input into, and learn about, the project which will see the hall host 150 activities to develop resilience over the next three years. Chat with program leaders, take in a mini class, enjoy snacks, and visit with friends and neighbours… maybe even win a prize! There will be lots of activities in the next three years to build resilience in our residents – Learn life skills, bring joy and build community. Do you have any suggestions for things to do in any of the following areas? Health and Exercise; Relationships, Creativity, Nature and Pets, Life skills, Parental and Family Support, Youth and Social Inclusion. What can the hall and this project do to help you deal with stress? Or bring you joy? Come meet project coordinator Peggy Chen and learn more about this exciting project that is funded through the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being. To help in planning – please register, if possible – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/722PJJT
The ParticipACTION Community Challenge takes place in June – and once again Miltonvale Park is encouraging residents to join us in being active and trying to win the $15,000 provincial prize for being the most active community. We did receive a grant from ParticipACTION (funded by the Government of Canada) which will allow Miltonvale Park to offer many activities and enticements throughout the month.
We ask that residents (and folks who want to support the community by joining Miltonvale Park), please download the ParticipACTION App for the month. It is a free health and fitness app, available here: https://www.participaction.com/app/ It will sync to most fitness trackers and automatically report your active minutes. If you use a Miltonvale Park postal code, your movements count for us! (Eg C1E 0S7)
Tanner is taking on this project and is organizing activities to give folks a chance to be active!
Come Try Line Dancing- Join us Monday June 5th and try line dancing led by Margot Postma from 7:00-8:00 pm. It’s going to be a fun night of dancing and meeting people. Register here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KDWBZQR or call Tanner – 902-368-3090.
Walk to Milton, UK- Join us as we collectively walk (we may need to imagine we are walking on water!) to Milton, in Cambridge UK – 4493 km as the crow flies. Get active and record your active minutes or steps, report weekly, and we can track our progress. We plan to also have group walks so that people can get out together and maybe even find a walking buddy. More information on dates and times for these walks will be announced soon. If you think you would like to host a group walk, or suggest a time that works for you – email Tanner at MiltonvaleParkEngage@gmail.com or call 902-368-3090. Register to get an weekly link to send in your hours or watch for links in emails or our social media.
Move More than the Mayor- Can you move more than the Mayor? Here is your chance to see if you can! The mayor walks his dog Milton several times daily so get out and get moving. We can also convert your active minutes to steps for this friendly competition. PS The goal is not to necessarily win – but the more people who take part in activities, the greater our chance of winning the $15,000 prize!
PEI National Park Passes – We are giving residents of the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park the chance to win one of 40 PEI National Park Passes. The DEADLINE to enter is Tuesday May 30th. If you are interested, please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WQ8B6SB. Pass winners will be announced on May 31 and they can be picked up at the hall, beginning on Saturday, June 3 from 10-12 noon.
Bus Passes – We will also have a limited amount of bus passes for residents, if you are interested, please let us know. We hope these may help folks in the Sleepy Hollow Area access the bus when it starts coming that way, but they could also be used to go to Summerside or the North Shore.
Sunday Morning Softball – Are you interested in Sunday morning pick up ball games at the Miltonvale Community Park? Let us know at the Council Office – so please send Tanner a note if that interests you. MiltonvaleParkEngage@gmail.com.
Yoga happens every Tuesday morning at the Milton Hall. Join Leone of “Light Living with Leone” to practice yoga from the mat at 9 a.m. and enjoy yoga using a chair at 10:30 a.m. $6 for Miltonvale Park residents and $7 for others.
Card parties are being held every Thursday night at 7 :30 p.m. – Auction. Admission is $4.
Volunteer of the Year Nominations are due Friday, June 2 – more details Please nominate a Miltonvale Park resident who deserves recognition at this year’s Canada Day.
Join folks for coffee at the Milton Hall on Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m.
The Milton Hall’s Small Halls Show is SOLD OUT! Monday, June 12.
Margaret Prouse is presenting a Food presentation/demonstration and tasting – Early Foods of PEI on Thursday June 15 at 1 p.m. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fathers of Confederation Car Show – Miltonvale Park is hosting a PEI 150 event at CMP (2744 North York River Rd.) on Saturday, June 17 from 12-4. Canteen available from the Winsloe Lions Club with donations from the North Rustico Food Market. Local music, family games. Registration of cars -$5 takes place at 11 a.m. and general admission by donation, if desired, to the Upper Room Food Bank.
PRE-REGISTER your vehicle here.
Funded in part by Innovation PEI & the Province of PEI.
Rain date – Saturday, June 24
We are looking to hire a face painter (or two) for the car show and Canada Day. On Canada Day we are also looking for jugglers, clowns to create a circus-like atmosphere… If this sounds like something that you or someone you know might be interested in learning more about, please contact email@example.com.
The annual Canada Day Celebration will take place at the Miltonvale Community Park on Saturday, July 1 from 11:30 -2:30 (with the free BBQ starting at 12 noon). Rain location at the Milton Community Hall – games, music, bouncy castle and extra fun this year to celebrate PEI 150! Funded in part by the Government of Canada and Innovation PEI.
There is some space at the community garden at the Milton Community Park – and we may be starting a community garden near the hall – contact Shari if you might be interested – 902-566-3154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
Based on wind and weather projections and to minimize the risk of forest fires, outdoor burning will NOT be allowed in PEI until further notice.
Don’t burn brush until the burn restrictions map gives the all clear.
Get lots more information at No brush burning allowed; PEI sending a crew to assist Nova Scotia | Government of Prince Edward Island
Eligibility cards for the Provincial Dental Care Program (PDCP) expire June 30th, 2023 and Islanders enrolled in the program are encouraged to reapply as soon as possible to keep receiving benefits.
To help Islanders with fallen trees in their yards, government will once again offer tree clean-up service on private residential properties.
Crews will remove trees that are leaning towards residential structures or access to structures. They will also remove trees that have fallen on residential lawns. This does not include stump removal. Deadline to apply – June 16.