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Milford will continue with park at center of eminent domain case

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Milford plans to refine its comprehensive plan and continue to build the park at the center of this month’s controversial eminent domain case, the city manager said Friday.  Mark Whitfield said he’s neither shocked nor surprised by the decision this week to terminate the eminent domain action on Annette Billings’ land.  “I’m here to facilitate what they ask me to …

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City to court: Don’t postpone March 1 eminent domain hearing

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

The city of Milford is opposing a move by Annette Billings to postpone a March 1 hearing on the eminent domain case that would take 8 acres of her property for a park and bike trail. The city argues in a document filed Monday, Feb. 19, that Billings has launched a “campaign to besmirch and disparage the city of Milford, …

MilfordLIVE Weekly Review – February 20, 2024

Sonja FreyMilford-live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Milford goes green Award-winning photographer works available for purchase at Milford Museum Food Bank programs look beyond handing over box of groceries State programs like EDGE help women-owned businesses grow Billboard mocks Milford mayor, council as wanted for theft Education groups costing ⅓ of state budget face JFC Bayhealth to build new childcare center in …

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Billboard mocks Milford mayor, council as wanted for theft

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

“WANTED – MILFORD CITY COUNCIL – ATTEMPTED THEFT” says a billboard featuring photos of Milford’s mayor and seven council members that went up Friday on Del. 113 at the south end of town. It’s the most recent reaction to the council condemning eight acres belonging to Annette Billings and then using eminent domain to take her property for $20,000.  That’s …

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Milford Council limits comments on eminent domain case

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Larry Passwaters chided the Milford City Council Monday night over its decision to declare eminent domain over 8 acres of property owned by a chicken-raising widow so it could create a park. “If this was a Hallmark movie, you’d be the bad guys,” Larry Passwaters scolded council members. His comment was met with cries of support from the crowd of …

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Milford moves to condemn widow’s property for bike path

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  This report has been updated. The Milford City Council has voted to condemn eight acres of a widow’s property and pay her $20,000 for it, so the city can access the adjoining acres that it paid her brother more than $500,000 for. Milford wants the property to install bike and pedestrian paths that would help connect the town to …