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Milton is a borough in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River, 50 miles (80 km) north of Harrisburg. Settled in 1770, it was incorporated in 1817, and is governed by a charter that was revised in 1890. Formerly, its extensive manufacturing plants included car and woodworking machinery shops, rolling, flour, knitting, planing, and saw mills; washer, nut, and bolt works; and furniture, shoe, couch, nail, fly net, bamboo novelty, and paper-box factories. In 1900, 6,175 people lived in Milton. In 1940, 8,313 people lived here. The population was 6,650 at the 2000 census.
Milton is home to major industries that provide significant employment to the region. Those industries together with a strong commercial trade and residential properties provide an exceptional quality of life.
DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, a novel coronavirus known as ‘COVID-19’ has been declared a “public health emergency of international concern” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and
WHEREAS, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, has declared a National Emergency under the Stafford Act; and
WHEREAS, through a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania Department of Health declared COVID-19 a public health emergency; and
WHEREAS, COVID-19 has the potential to place the Milton Borough in a significant public health emergency; and
WHEREAS, the COVID-19 has the potential to endanger the health, safety and welfare of a substantial number of persons residing in Milton Borough and threatens to create problems greater in scope than the Milton Borough may be able to resolve; and
WHEREAS, emergency management measures are required to reduce the severity of such disaster and to protect the health, safety and welfare of affected residents and businesses in Milton; and
WHEREAS, this threat of imminent disaster and emergency has the potential to cause significant adverse impacts upon the population, schools, businesses, local government services and others throughout Milton;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Mayor of Milton Borough, pursuant to the provisions of Section 7501 of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Services Code, (35 PA C.S., Section 7501), as amended, and Pennsylvania Borough Code Book Ch. 10A 8 § 10A07 do hereby declare the existence of an emergency in Milton Borough;
FURTHER, I direct the Borough Manager and Chief of Police or their designee to coordinate the activities of the emergency response, to take all appropriate actions needed to alleviate the effects of this emergency, to aid in the restoration of normal daily proceedings, and to take any other emergency response action deemed necessary to respond to this emergency.
STILL FURTHER, we authorize officials of Milton Borough to act as necessary to meet the current exigencies of this emergency, namely: by the employment of temporary workers, by the rental of equipment, by the purchase of supplies and materials, and by entering into such contracts and agreements for the performance of public work as may be required to meet the emergency, all without regard to those time-consuming procedures and formalities normally prescribed by law, mandatory constitutional requirements excepted.
This Declaration shall take effect immediately and shall extend indefinitely until such time that the Mayor or Borough Council deems it appropriate to rescind.