Council passes Senior Citizen Tax Relief

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Milford City Council recently passed a measure that would provide tax relief for those who are 65 and older. The updated regulation includes initial changes to increase income thresholds in response to inflation and include additional changes requested by council at a recent public hearing. The new tax relief ordinance retains an inflationary adjustment to $20,000 for a single owner-applicant …

Knight’s Crossing final subdivision request approved

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Milford City Council approved a final subdivision plan for Knight’s Crossing, a development which will be located on Beaver Dam Road. The development had previously been denied as they requested single family units to be only 10 feet apart. The developer redesigned the project to allow for the required 16 feet, requiring them to reduce the number of single family …

Ward Redistricting plan approved by council

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On Monday, October 24, Milford City Council approved a plan that would redistrict the four wards within the city. Redistricting is required under the city charter in order to confirm that wards have balanced populations. Ward 1 will have 2,823 people with 150 transferring to Ward 2 and 234 to Ward 3. Ward 2 will have 2,727 people, moving 150 …

City hears street improvement update

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City council recently heard from James Puddicombe, City Engineer, regarding updates to the street improvement plan. The updates included the 2020 streets project approved about eight months ago. “We’ve completed a pretty substantial part of North Street all the way to the northern end of town,” Puddicombe said. “We have also completed others, including Kings Highway and others that were …

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Development requests approved by council

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Requests from three developers were approved by Milford City Council at a recent meeting. Cypress Hall asked for approval of Phase I of their project, Wickersham requested approval for a revised site plan while Milford Ponds requested approval for an extension. Public hearings were held for the Cypress Hall and Wickersham requests. “We are only reviewing Phase I tonight even …

Chief Brown recognized by council

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Milford City Council presented retiring Chief Kenneth Brown with a proclamation signed by Mayor Archie Campbell at a recent meeting. Chief Brown will retire on August 1 after being with the force since 1986. “Chief Brown was born and raised in Milford, starting his career with Milford Police Department in 1986 as a part-time dispatcher and later was hired as …

Ground broken for new Milford Police Station

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On Wednesday, July 27, city and state officials broke ground for the new Milford Police Station which will be constructed across the street from the current station. Construction is expected to be completed by March 2023. “This is a big day for Milford,” Mayor Archie Campbell said. “It is great for us to be building this police station right here. …

Milford looks at contracting trash services

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Recently, City of Milford residents were notified that their trash, recycling and yard waste pickups may be delayed. The delay was caused by several factors, according to Mike Svaby, Director of Public Works. At a recent council workshop, Svaby asked council for permission to issue a Request for Proposal to get a feel for whether it would be more cost …

Ground broken for Milton overpass

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The last traffic light between I95 near Wilmington and Route 9 in Lewes will be a thing of the past once a grade-separated intersection is completed at Route 1 and Route 16 in Milton. Ground was broken for the project on Tuesday, June 21 after comments from Governor John Carney, DelDOT Secretary Nicole Majeski, Senator Dave Wilson and Representative Steve …

City council to allow public comment on agenda items at future meetings

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Milford City Council recently updated its council meeting policies and procedures in order to streamline the meetings and to allow the public additional opportunities to address council about their concerns. The new procedure will allow a 15-minute public comment period at every meeting. All public comments must be related to an agenda item and each speaker will be limited to …