City Council approves FY2021-22 budget

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines

On June 14, Milford City Council adopted the proposed FY2021-22 budget as presented as of June 9. The budget is for over $47 million and includes a tax increase of $0.0275, bringing the total property tax rate to $0.48275 for every $100 of assessed value. City Manager Mark Whitfield explained that information will be sent out in future electric bills …

Council reviews final version of budget during workshop

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Milford Headline Story

City Council reviewed a final version of the FY2021-22 budget which includes a tax increase. A workshop was held for Milford City Council in order to review the final version of the FY2021-22 budget. The final version discussed on June 7 will be presented for vote on June 14 at the regular council meeting. It includes a tax increase of …

City of Milford enters agreement for possible purchase of land for industrial/business park

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Milford Headline Story

Aerial view of Fry Farm purchased by the City of Milford as an industrial park The City of Milford City Council recently authorized City Manager Mark Whitfield to negotiate the possible purchase of the 182-acre R&C Fry Farms LP on the corner of Rt. 14 and Rt. 15 (Canterbury Road) in the northwest section of the city for the purpose …

The Honorable Reneta Green-Streett is sworn in as Superior Court Judge

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Milford Headline Story

The Honorable Reneta Green-Streett is sworn in as a Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware The Honorable Reneta Green-Streett was sworn in as a Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 3 p.m. in a small, private ceremony at the Kent County Courthouse in Dover. Judge Green-Streett …

Milford moves forward with TID Plan

Betsy Price Government & Politics

Proposed improvements in the Southeast Milford TID plan Rendering of proposed roundabout at South Rehoboth Boulevard and Kirby Road as part of the Southeast Milford TID At their regular meeting on May 24, Milford City Council held a workshop regarding the proposed Southeast Milford Transportation Improvement District (TID) plan presented by Susan Coakley, AICP, Principal Planner for DelDOT on May …

Avery Properties to renovate historic building

Terry Rogers Business, Government & Politics

The former Josephine Keir location in downtown Milford will soon house four retail spaces and three luxury apartments On May 24, Milford City Council approved a request to convert a retail single occupancy property in downtown Milford to a mixed-use development. The building, located at 27 South Walnut Street, currently houses Josephine Keir Ltd., but Avery Properties has purchased the …

City Council approves change of zone request

Terry Rogers Government & Politics, Headlines

The former office of Dr. William Kaplan, located at 302 Polk Avenue, has been rezoned as residential On May 24, Milford City Council approved a request to return zoning of a building on 302 Polk Avenue to residential at the request of the owner. The property had been rezoned commercial at the owner’s request in 2019 as they anticipated selling …

Brady re-elected Delaware GOP chair amid talk of party unity

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines

Jane Brady, back to camera, talks to Republicans Saturday at state convention. Photo by Ethan Lang   Jane Brady was re-elected as chair of the Delaware Republican Party Saturday, beating 2020 gubernatorial candidate Julianne Murray to hold on to her office. The vote came during the party’s convention, which featured a spirited debate between Brady and Murray, as well as …

City Council reviews Southeast Milford Transportation Improvement District

Terry Rogers Government & Politics

The City of Milford reviewed DelDOT’s Southeast Milford Transportation Improvement District recommendations In March, the City of Milford entered into an agreement with DelDOT to review the area surrounding the new Bayhealth Sussex Campus and make suggestions on how to improve traffic flow. The Southeast Milford Transportation Improvement District (TID) was created using traffic studies, software and other tools to …

City Council completes review of Capital Improvement Projects, tables action

Terry Rogers Government & Politics

City Council completes review of Capital Improvement Projects, tables action Milford City Council held a second workshop on Apr. 26 to discuss planned Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) through FY2026. This workshop was an extension of one that began on Apr. 12. City Finance Officer Lou Vitola reminded council that the CIP plan was not a budget but simply a plan …