Citywide broadband not feasible, study finds

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The City of Milford received information from Uptown Services regarding the installation of broadband throughout Milford that would be managed by the city. According to Mark Whitfield, City Manager, Uptown Services specialized in assisting companies with municipal services, such as electric and broadband. Dave Stockton and Neil Shaw provided the city with details of the survey they conducted which determined …

Pedestrian ordinances discussed at city workshop

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Milford City Council continued their discussion about implementing a pedestrian safety ordinance at a recent workshop. The ordinance will appear on a future council agenda for further discussion and vote. City Manager Mark Whitfield wanted to allow council the opportunity to make any adjustments they felt necessary before putting it on an agenda. The new ordinance would make it unlawful …

Mispillion Bridge damaged again

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The Mispillion Bridge, located on Rehoboth Boulevard, has been inoperable since it was damaged by a truck towing construction equipment struck it in December 2021. Initially, DelDOT indicated they did not intend to repair the bridge, leading to lawsuits from the owners of fishing vessels housed at the Vineyard Shipyard over the winter. In July 2022, DelDOT announced they planned …

Community Block Grant program needs applicants

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In December 2022, Brandy Nauman, Director of Sussex County Community Development informed Milford City Council that her organization was seeking applicants for the 2023 Community Block Grant program. This program could award more than $2 million in funding to Kent and Sussex County for housing rehabilitation projects for low-income families. These projects range from sewer and water hookups, handicap ramps, …

Public sees concept drawings to slow traffic on South Walnut Street

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The City of Milford recently held a public workshop designed to present concepts for slowing traffic on South Walnut Street. The plans were created by Century Engineering and included a bike/pedestrian path. The path is part of the Bicycle Master Plan adopted by council in November 2021. This plan was also created by Century Engineering. A similar shared use path …

Pine Haven residents take unsafe conditions to County Council

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On January 3, residents of the Pine Haven development, located on Pine Haven Road near Lincoln, took complaints of unsafe conditions to Sussex County Council. Residents claim that their water is unsafe for consumption, some have no running water at all and there is raw sewage on the ground in some areas. “I’m here on behalf of the residents of …

City employees complete Management Academy training

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Several employees with the City of Milford recently completed the Delaware Municipal Supervisory Management Academy. This is a program the city started in 2019 in partnership with Wilmington University. Katrina White, Deputy City Clerk; Joe Balog, Arborist and Urban Forestry Coordinator; Lisa Levis, Permit Technician I, Shelly Muise, Public Works Administrative Assistant and Julie Eisenbrey, Billing Clerk I all completed …

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Bluhm selected for Leadership Delaware

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Sara Bluhm, Economic Development and Community Engagement Administrator for the City of Milford was recently selected to participate in Leadership Delaware. The organization selects the best and brightest leaders who meet and hear from prominent, accomplished Delaware leaders. The application and interview process is challenging, intense and competitive. “The application process is rigorous,” Bluhm said. “In addition to a multi-page …

City of Milford 2020-21 audit approved by council

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At a recent meeting, City Council approved the audit report for the year ending June 30, 2021, compiled by Zelnekofske Axelrod LLC (ZA), a company that is a chartered global management accounting which indicates they have an understanding of practices beyond standard accounting. Kimberly Stank, CPA, CGMA, and Sandra Reguera, CPA, presented the report to members of council. “The financial …

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Council approves Letter of Intent to USDA for new police station

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On December 12, Milford City Council approved the last items necessary to submit to the USDA in order to finance the new police facility. Council approved unanimously to submit the USDA RD Obligation of Funds & Letter of Intent to Comply with Police Facility Letter of Conditions. “A handful of materials were delivered in early December to the regional and …