Milford LIVE Weekly Review – June 15, 2021

Sonja Frey Milford-live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines MHS holds Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony Culture EasySpeak plans fundraiser for local family …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – June 1, 2021

Betsy Price Milford-live, Weekly Review

Open the Weekly Review PDF Here This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Milford School Board hears tax rate presentation Culture Milford Food Bank location to construct new building Education Milford School District receives federal COVID-19 funding Business East Gate Farm opens for second season Avery Properties to renovate historic building Government & Politics Milford moves forward with TID Plan City …

City Council reviews Southeast Milford Transportation Improvement District

Terry Rogers Government & Politics, Milford Headline Story, Milford-live

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 predict what traffic would look like up through 2045 if the area …

Annexation Committee recommends limit to property request

Terry Rogers Government & Politics

In April, Milford City Council unanimously approved an annexation request from Walter and Sharon Feindt, referring the request to the Annexation Committee for review. On May 10, the Milford Annexation Committee approved the annexation request, but in a two to one vote, recommended that the property remain zoned as R1, residential, and not C1, commercial as the applicant requested. “I …

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DMI requests additional funding from City of Milford

Terry Rogers Delaware Nonprofits, Milford Headline Story

Downtown Milford, Inc. provided their annual report to Milford City Council at their regular meeting March 8. Cat Perfetti and Peggy Reilly presented a video created by the organization detailing their activities over the past year and highlighting some of the difficulties the non-profit has had due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “While COVID has derailed some of our annual events, …