Code Enforcement Revitalizing Neighborhoods

by Terry Rogers  In 2017, the City of Milford released the results of a survey conducted by the National Research Center that measured the livability of Milford. Residents identified code enforcement as an area that needed improvement. At the time Eric Norenberg, City Manager, said that the City took steps to improve code enforcement with […]

Notice of Solicitation of Candidates

City of Milford Special Election Filing Deadline for City of Milford Second Ward Council Seat Notice is hereby given that a Special Election will be held in the City of Milford on THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the Special Election is to fill a vacant council seat […]

DMV Announces New Driver License

On June 4, 2018, The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will release a new, more secure, card design for driver license and identification cards (DL/ID). This new design release is a part of the DMV’s continuous effort to provide customers with the latest in available document security to combat fraudulent attempts to alter or […]

Delinquent Tax Program Collects $200K

by Terry Rogers  As of August 1, 2017, the City of Milford had $500,058 in delinquent taxes, code violations and penalties owed by property owners. As of April 2018, the City has collected over $200,000 of the delinquent amounts owed thanks to a new procedure established when the City Charter was updated in 2017. “We […]

Downtown Bike, Pedestrian Paths Planned

by Terry Rogers  On Monday, April 23, DelDOT and engineers from McCormick and Taylor presented Milford City Council with designs for a new bike and pedestrian path to be located along Northeast Front Street in Milford. The project is part of the DelDOT Transportation Alternative Program and will be included as part of Milford’s Streetscape […]

Wilson Selected as Legislator of the Year

The Delaware Association of Conservation Districts (DACD) recognized State Rep. Dave Wilson recently as the 2017 Legislator of the Year. The group cited Rep. Wilson’s advocacy of conservation activities and programs — both in Sussex County and statewide — as the reason for his selection. The May 1st presentation in Dover was part of the […]

Two Development Requests Approved

by Terry Rogers   On Monday, April 23, Milford City Council approved two amendments to developments in Milford. Both were amendments to planned developments while one also requested revisions to their site plan. One of the developments, Milford Ponds, was approved in 2006 but hit delays when the original developer was unable to complete the project […]

PETA asks Slaughter Beach to Change Name

On May 1, 2018 Ingrid E. Newkirk, President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to Mayor Harry Ward of Slaughter Beach, DE requesting that the town change its name. The worldwide organization suggested that the town consider changing its name from Slaughter Beach to Sanctuary Beach. “Not only is […]

Campbell, Boyle Win Milford Election

by Terry Rogers On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the City of Milford held an election for Mayor as well as an open Council seat in Ward 1. Arthur “Archie” Campbell was elected Mayor while Michael Boyle will represent Ward 1 for the next two years. The Mayor seat became available when Mayor Bryan Shupe stepped […]

Riverwalk Decking Replacement Scheduled

by Terry Rogers Residents will soon notice changes to the Milford Riverwalk as deck boards are scheduled for replacement. According to Brad Dennehy, Director of Milford Parks and Recreation, all deck boards on the elevated wooden areas of the Riverwalk will be replaced. Wooden guardrails will be pressure washed with areas identified as needing it […]

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