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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 …

City of Milford Celebrates Economic Development Week with New Website

Business

Screenshot of new Economic Development website created for the City of Milford The City of Milford marks the week of May 9 to May 13, 2022, as Economic Development Week with the launch of their new economic development website, www.growinmilford.com.  The site features state and local business resources, a step-by-step guide on how to open a business in Milford, links …

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Council provided FOIA rules, considers public comment at meetings

Government & Politics

by Terry Rogers     At a recent workshop, Milford City Council heard details from Solicitor David Rutt about clarifications to Freedom of Information Act regulations related to their meetings. Earlier in the year, at the council retreat, a proposal was presented to eliminate committee meetings and simply have selected council members be liaisons to different departments. Based on research …

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City approves Capital Improvement Plan through 2027

Government & Politics

by Terry Rogers     The City Capital Improvement Plan includes two new public restrooms as well as investigating the installation of public broadband in Milford Milford City Council approved a Capital Improvement Plan for FY2023 through FY2027, providing guidance for capital improvement projects over the next few years. Over several meetings, council discussed various sections of the plan, adding …

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City awards police station construction bids

Police & Fire

by Terry Rogers     Artist rendering of new Milford Police Department At a special meeting of Milford City Council, bids for the construction off the new police station were presented. Richard Y. Johnson & Son, the project manager for the product, opened bids for the various aspects of the construction on March 22, 2022, and all bids provided were …

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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 …

City approves changes to street and sidewalk ordinance

Government

by Terry Rogers     Milford City Council recently approved changes to their street and sidewalk code Milford City Council recently approved changes to their sidewalk ordinance. The changes included the addition of rules for right-of-way, sidewalk excavation as well as the abandonment of streets within the town. One of the reasons for the update was to deal with “paper …

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City of Milford Awarded Site Readiness Funds

Business, Government

The Fry Farm The City of Milford recently received approval for their Site Readiness Fund application from the State of Delaware Council on Development Finance.  The application totaled $100,000. According to the Delaware Division of Small Business, the Site Readiness Fund, established through Senate Bill 127, “promotes economic growth and stability by investing in the development or improvement of commercial …