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Council to discuss changes to Comprehensive Plan

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by Terry Rogers     The City of Milford is considering changing the Comprehensive Plan to designate properties on Rehoboth Boulevard as green space At a workshop before City Council, City Planner Rob Pierce provided council with details on four proposed amendments to the 2018 Comprehensive Plan. Two of the amendments were initiated by city staff while two others were …

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Parks & Recreation to receive DNREC grant

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by Terry Rogers   At a recent City Council meeting, Brad Dennehy, Director of Milford Parks & Recreation, presented council with the opportunity for recreational grants for the city. The funding would be for a new playground and pickleball courts alongside the Mispillion River in Memorial Park. “This is kind of a no brainer. We got some funding from the …

City approached about Tiny House placement

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by Terry Rogers   At a recent council meeting, City Manager Mark Whitfield mentioned in his monthly report that he, Councilman Jason James and City Planner Rob Pierce met with Sylvia Carson of Positive Points regarding the placement of tiny houses in Milford. The program would provide tiny homes built by vocational students and young adults in Milford. “We received …

Opioid settlement could result in $2.1 million to Milford

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by Terry Rogers As part of a settlement agreement with pharmaceutical distributors of opioids, the State of Delaware agreed to participate in the settlement. City Manager Mark Whitfield explained that several months ago, Milford was contacted about participating in the settlement. “At the time, I thought, well, sure, why not, there may be some money it for us,” Whitfield said. …

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Third Ward Councilperson sworn in

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At the regular City Council meeting on November 8, Nirmala Samaroo was sworn in as Third Ward Councilperson. Samaroo will take the seat vacated by Doug Morrow when he resigned his seat earlier this year. Samaroo was the only candidate to apply for the seat which meant no election was necessary. The Honorable Noel Primos conducted the swearing in of …

City of Milford announces September utility bill delay

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Utility bills for September will be delayed in the Milford due to staffing issues at the billing company The City of Milford’s bill printer is currently experiencing significant delays due to staffing shortages, so all September utility bills were printed in-house last week and delivered to the USPS for distribution on Monday, Oct. 4.  Customers should expect bill delivery within …

Sussex County provides information on property reassessment

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In November 2020, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster ordered all three counties in Delaware to reassess property by 2024 as part of a lawsuit settlement. In May, Laster ruled that the outdated assessments in the three counties violate a constitutional requirement that properties be taxed uniformly. New Castle County last assessed property in 1983, Kent in 1987 and Sussex in …

Milford begins ADA Transition program

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In the spring of 2021, Disability Access Consultants (DAC) began a comprehensive review of programs, services, activities, policies, buildings, parks and other items in the City of Milford to determine what level of compliance the city has under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. This review is the first step in forming the city’s ADA Transition Plan. “DAC began collecting …