Milford LIVE Weekly Review – July 27, 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 Stories Include: Headlines State Fair opened Thursday with honor-system COVID masking Culture Mispillion, Cedar Creek watersheds worth …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – June 22, 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 Stories Include: Headlines Milford School Board discusses return to school plan Culture Eleanor Soltner Golf Outing planned …

City Council approves Kent County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Milford City Council approved updates to the Kent County Hazard Response Plan On June 14, Milford City Council approved the March 2021 Update of the 2015 Kent County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The update was the culmination of recommendations by a consultant hired by the Emergency Management Division of Kent County. “There was no cost to the city for this update,” …

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 …

Avery Properties to renovate historic building

Terry Rogers Business, Government & Politics

The former Josephine Keir location in downtown Milford will soon house four retail spaces and three luxury apartments On May 24, Milford City Council approved a request to convert a retail single occupancy property in downtown Milford to a mixed-use development. The building, located at 27 South Walnut Street, currently houses Josephine Keir Ltd., but Avery Properties has purchased the …

City Council completes review of Capital Improvement Projects, tables action

Terry Rogers Government & Politics

City Council completes review of Capital Improvement Projects, tables action Milford City Council held a second workshop on Apr. 26 to discuss planned Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) through FY2026. This workshop was an extension of one that began on Apr. 12. City Finance Officer Lou Vitola reminded council that the CIP plan was not a budget but simply a plan …

City of Milford approves conditional use application

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines

The Barker House was approved for a conditional use On April 26, Milford City Council approved a conditional use application for 219 South Walnut Street. The building has housed Lofland Funeral Home, People’s Place and, most recently, the medical offices of Zarraga and Zarraga. “We kind of fell in love with Milford,” Brad Schlotterbeck, who is in the process of …

Council approves investigation of annexation request

Terry Rogers Government & Politics, Milford Headline Story

After a unanimous vote, Milford City Council approved a request from Walter and Sharon Feindt to allow the Annexation Committee to investigate the annexation of three parcels of land on the east side of Rehoboth Boulevard, The property butts up against Windward on the River, a mixed-use development. “This land is currently zoned as Agricultural Residential (AR-1) and the land …

Milford Museum provides annual report to Council

Terry Rogers Culture

Claudia Leister, Executive Director of the Milford Museum, presented an annual report to Milford City Council at their regular meeting on March 22. City Council requires all non-profit organizations who receive funding from the city to present an annual report on their activities throughout the year. “First, I want to thank Mark Whitfield and the city for allowing the museum …

Land exchange approved between City, Library

Terry Rogers Government & Politics, Milford Headline Story

On Feb. 22, Milford City Council voted to complete a land exchange between the city and the Milford Public Library. This exchange was related to a survey prepared in 2009 filed with the Sussex County Recorder of Deeds. “The northern part of the library parking lot is owned by the city while a portion of the amphitheater is owned by …