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City of Milford hires Balog as new Arborist

Environment, Government

Joseph Balog The City of Milford recently hired Joseph Balog as the new Arborist/Urban Forestry Coordinator.  In this role, Balog is responsible for the overall implementation of a City-wide Urban Forestry Program including tree planting, maintenance, related landscaped areas, and enforcement of tree related policies. “The Arborist/Urban Forestry Coordinator position is a welcome addition to the Department of Parks and …

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Citizen survey results released

Government

by Terry Rogers     A survey sent to Milford residents revealed reductions in satisfaction in some areas In January, Milford residents were asked to complete a National Community Survey, a questionnaire created by a nationally benchmarked survey company designed to gauge their satisfaction with municipal services while also learning what residents want to see when it comes to new …

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FOIA rules and changes discussed at council

Government

by Terry Rogers     Milford City Council continues to work out meeting protocol changes Milford City Council continued to discuss potential changes to the way meetings may be run in the future. City Solicitor David Rutt explained more details on how council could shift to a consent agenda as well as how Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules applied …

City Council members sworn in

Government

Mike Boyle was sworn in after winning the only contested race for Milford City Council. Also sworn in were Brian Baer, Archie Campbell, Andy Fulton and Katrina Wilson On Monday, May 2, members of the Milford City Council were sworn into office. Mayor Arthur “Archie” Campbell, Councilmen Andrew Fulton and Brian Baer as well as Councilwoman Katrina Wilson ran unopposed …

City Council OKs 11-acre Food Bank of Delaware campus

Government, Headlines

Milford City Council on Monday evening approved the Food Bank of Delaware’s application to build a new campus on an 11-acre parcel in Independence Commons Business Park on Airport Road.  The facility will include Food Bank of Delaware offices, greenhouses, growing space, a grocery store-like operation and an orchard. The garden and greenhouses will be used to grow produce for …

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City Council approves 340-unit Westwood subdivision

Government, Headlines

The 340-unit subdivision off Williamsville Road was approved by City Council Monday. Milford City Council on Monday evening unanimously approved an application by Ribera Development to develop a planned community on the north side of Williamsville Road. The 130-acre parcel, located behind United States Cold Storage, was already zoned for R-2 residential development – the second least-dense residential zoning type. …

State sets May 3 memorial ceremony for COVID dead

Government, Headlines

A memorial tree and plaque will be unveiled during a Delaware COVID-19 memorial ceremony. Photo by Pascal Muller/Unsplash   The state will hold a memorial ceremony May 3 to remember the Delaware parents, siblings, children and friends  and those who have died so far because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and those whose lives have been affected by those losses. It …

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Incumbent Mike Boyle defeats challenger, others win unopposed

Government, Headlines

Mike Boyle has won re-election to Ward 1 of the Milford City Council. Incumbent Milford City Councilman Michael Boyle has won re-election. Boyle triumphed over challenger Linda Bretzer in the Ward 1 election Saturday, winning 99 of the 119 votes. Five of the nine council seats were up for election, but incumbents Andrew Fulton, Brian Baer, Katrina Wilson and Mayor …

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Masks no longer required on DART buses

Government, Headlines

Dough4872/Wikimedia Commons Masks are no longer required on Delaware’s public transit buses.  A federal judge in Florida on Monday ruled the CDC overstepped its authority and failed to follow proper procedure when it extended the mask mandate for planes and other forms of public transportation. Shortly after, the White House announced the Transportation Security Administration would no longer enforce the …

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City of Milford invites Public to 2022 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Open House

Government, Headlines

The City of Milford will host an Open House on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Public Works Facility (180 Vickers Drive) to discuss a requested change to the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use.  The property owner of approximately 110 acres of undeveloped land east of State Route 1 requested a change from Low …