Milford moves homeless workshop to Feb. 26; vote will be March 11.

Milford moves homeless workshop to Feb. 28; vote March 11

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

The Milford City Council workshop on a tiny house village for the homeless has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 28 from Wednesday, Feb. 14. The change in date is due to Wednesday being Valentine’s Day and also the birthday of the wife of Mayor Archie Campbell. The vote will follow at the council’s next regular meeting, March 11. The …

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Hearing on Milford homeless village is comment-palooza 

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

A Milford City Council hearing on a proposed tiny house village for the homeless packed the council chamber, lobby and a basement overflow room on Monday with people who spent four hours expressing their opinions. No vote was taken. Everyone who spoke agreed that it was important to help the homeless. They also stressed that  the city should do something …

Homelessness in Milford discussion continues

Terry RogersGovernment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Milford City Council continued its discussion regarding homelessness in Milford at a recent workshop. City Manager Mark Whitfield explained that there were four issues related to homelessness in the city, including the lack of affordable housing, Tent City, homeless gathering in downtown parks and panhandling on Route 113. “We can probably easily address the panhandling situation,” Whitfield said. “I provided …

Panhandlers on Route 113 causing safety concerns

Terry RogersHeadlines, Milford Headline Story, Police & Fire, Uncategorized

During the committee and ward report section of a recent Milford City Council agenda, Councilwoman Katrina Wilson commented that she had received several complaints from residents about panhandling at intersections of Route 113. Councilwoman Wilson stated that many people felt the issue was getting out of hand. “I’m assuming they are homeless, but it’s becoming overwhelming,” Councilwoman Wilson said. “I …

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Milford woman creates foundation for the homeless

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines

Lt. Ed Huey and Sgt. Robbie Masten stand with Paige Frey as she donates backpacks with supplies for the homeless Paige Frey and her mother, Lillian, delivered backpacks to the Milford Police Department that will be provided to Milford’s homeless population. Paige, who has created Paige’s Kindness Project as a way to give back to the community, just decided she …