Milford LIVE Weekly Review – May 3, 2022

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This Week’s Top Stories Include: Headlines Milford Bug and Bud Festival returns after two years Culture Council provided options for homeless populations Business City Council approves 340-unit Westwood subdivision Government & Politics City approves Capital Improvement Plan through 2027 Council provided FOIA rules, considers public comment at meetings Weed, taxes, police reform likely to dominate end of GA session Education …

City Council OKs 11-acre Food Bank of Delaware campus

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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

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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. …

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Incumbent Mike Boyle defeats challenger, others win unopposed

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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 …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 22, 2022

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This Week’s Top Stories Include: Headlines Fry Farm industrial park MOU signed Culture Milford’s political star: John M. Clayton Business Peachy Keen Salon open for business Downtown Milford, Inc. Announces New Executive Director Passwaters opens permanent makeup studio Government & Politics City of Milford Launches MyMilford App Council liaison assignments tabled due to FOIA questions Council discusses changes to meeting …

Fry Farm industrial park MOU signed

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by Terry Rogers     The City of Milford entered into an MOU with Tsionas Management and Emory Hill to begin development of the Fry Farm On Monday, February 14, Milford City Council agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Tsionas Management and Emory Hill to provide professional services for a new industrial park planned for the Fry Farm. …

Council sees preliminary plan for Walnut Street Bridge

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by Terry Rogers     An artist rendering of what the Walnut Street bridge could look like after upgrades At a Council workshop, City Manager Mark Whitfield and Public Works Director, Mike Svaby, provided Milford City Council with a preliminary design for the Walnut Street bridge. The goal is to create a speed deterrent, a pedestrian crossing and ADA access …

Tiny Homes offered to Milford for homeless

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by Terry Rogers     An artist rendering of what one of the tiny homes being offered to Milford could look like At a recent City Council Workshop, Sylvia Carson, Director of Positive Points as well as Tim Lamberto, Vice-President of Property Management and Joe Hill, Maintenance Specialist for Arbor Management, presented council members with details on a tiny home …

New meeting schedule and minute process for City Council approved

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by Terry Rogers     Milford City Council voted to change its meeting schedule as well as the process for minutes for future meetings. On Monday, January 10, City Manager Mark Whitfield presented a new meeting calendar for City Council designed to allow for more discussion time. Council meetings would remain on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, …

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City Offices closed to the public through January

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by Terry Rogers     City of Milford offices are closed to the public for the month of January due to staffing shortages and the COVID-19 spike The City of Milford has announced that their offices will be closed to the public throughout the month of January. “We closed buildings to the public for two reasons,” Mark Whitfield, City Manager, …