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Town of Milton to study police, court

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Gazette Staff
May 13, 2008
— A committee of Milton Township residents has been charged with gathering information about the town police department and court.

Chairman Bryan Meyer at Mondayís town board meeting appointed a committee to investigate the police and courtís costs and purposes in anticipation of a possible referendum.


Township residents voted 12-6 at the annual town meeting last month to hold a non-binding referendum asking if the town should dissolve its police department and court. Milton is one of four towns in Rock County that operates its own police department.


The town board has the final say on a possible referendum, but Meyer expects the board to schedule one for the fall, he said.


Meyer is recommending the town hold the referendum in September during the fall primaries so the town board can consider the results in its 2009 budget process, he said.


Meyer hopes the committee will report its findings in a month, he said.



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