Are you prepared for the hurricane? Unfortunately, it sounds like Fiona will be nasty.
Prepare for the worst and hope for the best – gas in car, water in tubs for toilet flushing and in pots for drinking, food to eat that doesn’t require refrigeration, cash, fill your freezer (with water to freeze, or blankets, to help it stay colder longer), take photos of your property before the storm, in case you need to make an insurance claim, plug in your sump pump, have medication refilled, take in or tie down anything that may blow, charge your phones and laptops…. and stay inside during the storm.)
The Milton Community Hall (7 New Glasgow Road, in North Milton) has a generator and after the storm is over will be opened by the municipality as an emergency warming station, if required. People can charge devices, get water, use the washrooms, have some coffee, etc. We will announce the opening on the Facebook pages and Twitter for the Milton Community Hall and Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park. If the phones are working, you could also call the hall 902-566-3154 or municipal office 902-368-3090 to see if the hall is open. In an emergency, you can contact me at 902-213-0597.
There are two outside taps at the hall that can be used at any time (on each of the long sides of the hall – on the parking lot side it is under the 4th window). There is also an exterior plug at the rear of the hall, if you need electricity and the hall is not open.
The municipality joins with the PEI EMO in recommending you stay at home/indoors during the storm, and even afterwards, to allow Maritime Electric and other clean up crews to work without interference.
In municipal and provincial emergency planning Individuals and families are responsible to be prepared for 72 hours.
Keep safe. This is PEI Neighbour Week – please check in with your vulnerable neighbours.
Other upcoming events:
Monday, Sept 26 (if things are back to normal!) – 11 a.m. Melanie Melanson, PEI’s Seniors Navigator will be at the hall to talk about the programs for seniors from the PEI Government. Please RSVP. Melanie intends to drop in to Coffee first-10 a.m. Part of the Year of Canada project.
Yoga – on the mat (8:30) and from a chair (10:00 a.m.) happens at the Milton Community Hall on Tuesdays with Leone Curtis. Residents can try their first class for free (Please contact email@example.com if you need to borrow a mat). Residents -$6 and non-residents -$7.
Monday and Friday Exercise Class with Michele Gallant resumes at 9 a.m. Monday, October 3.
Tues. Oct 4 – The Wheatley River 4-H Club will hold their first meeting of the year at the Milton Community Hall at 7 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit https://pei4h.ca to learn more about this youth organization.
Wednesday, Oct 5 at 1 p.m. Join home economist Margaret Prouse as she presents recipes from New Brunswick. Please RSVP by noon on Oct. 3 to email@example.com or 902-368-3090. Part of the Year of Canada project.
Thursday, Oct 6 at 2 p.m. – Representatives from Lobster PEI will share information on Lobster Fishing, and the Industry on PEI. Free. Please pre-register to firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-368-3090. Part of the Year of Canada project.
Wednesday, October 12– Nominations Open to run for Council and Mayor for the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park. More information to follow -or check out https://peimunicipalelections.ca/ Nominations must be received by Oct. 21.
Planning Board Meeting – Wednesday, Oct 12 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to the Council office.
Scrapbooking your Family History – Join Julie Watson and Sandra Bruce for lunch and a workshop on Thursday, Oct. 13, and a hands-on session on Thursday afternoon October 20 at the Milton Community Hall. Funded in part by the PEI Seniors Secretariat. Pre-register at email@example.com or 902-566-3154. More details to follow.
North Milton WI Meeting -Monday, October 17 at 7 p.m. New members welcome!
Council Meeting -Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. RSVP to the Council Office.
Saturday, afternoon, Oct. 29, – Municipal Hallowe’en Drive Through Event at the Milton Community Hall. More details to follow.
Municipal Elections – Advance Poll Saturday morning, Nov. 5 and Election Poll, Monday, Nov. 7.
Milton Community Hall Christmas Craft Fair – Fri. Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12. Applications for vendors are now being accepted at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GR5G5QM and decisions on vendors will hopefully be made this weekend.
The municipality will be preparing and distributing a special election issue newsletter in the next few weeks with more information.
The Year of Canada project is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program
Take care and stay safe!