City of Milford 2020-21 audit approved by council

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At a recent meeting, City Council approved the audit report for the year ending June 30, 2021, compiled by Zelnekofske Axelrod LLC (ZA), a company that is a chartered global management accounting which indicates they have an understanding of practices beyond standard accounting. Kimberly Stank, CPA, CGMA, and Sandra Reguera, CPA, presented the report to members of council. “The financial …

Council approves self-storage facility

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Milford City Council recently approved a conditional use for a self-storage business, operated by First State Self Storage, on South Dupont Boulevard. The conditional use included changes from an initial plan whose approval had expired. The changes made required the owner to return to council for additional approvals. City Planner Rob Pierce explained that the Board of Adjustments approved an …

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Bid awarded for recreational upgrades in downtown parks

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Milford City Council voted unanimously to approve Gateway Construction as the contractor to install recreational upgrades in downtown parks. The upgrades will include a playground and six additional pickleball courts in Memorial Park. This is phase one of the upgrades planned for Memorial Park which will also include a picnic pavilion, additional walkways and a rain garden. “These are the …

Panhandlers on Route 113 causing safety concerns

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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 …

Economic Development update provided to council

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Sara Bluhm, Economic Development and Community Engagement Administrator for the City of Milford provided City Council with an update on how the city’s economic development efforts were progressing. According to Bluhm, Milford’s economic growth continues to improve although additional efforts are necessary to encourage more businesses to locate or expand in Milford. “Some economic development that is confirmed, of course …

MPD Behavioral Health Unit hopes to expand

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At a recent Milford City Council meeting, Acting Chief Ed Huey explained to council members that Milford Police Department was hoping to expand the Behavioral Health Unit to include victim services. Currently, the department uses Delaware State Police Victim Services, but it was felt that bringing that to the local level would be beneficial. During the meeting, Councilman Mike Boyle …

Trick or Treat night scheduled for Milford

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On Monday, September 12, Milford City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution to designate Monday, October 31 as Trick or Treat Night in Milford. Children may trick or treat from 6 PM until 8 PM throughout the city. Trick or Treat is designed to be a fun festivity associated with Halloween, with children going door-to-door in costume to gather …

Deadline for Police Chief applications approaching

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The City of Milford will accept applications for the Chief of Police position until September 15. The position opened when Chief Kenneth Brown retired the first of August in order to help his wife in her business in Laurel. “We currently have about 19 applicants from a pretty good cross range,” City Manager Mark Whitfield said. “A lot of them …

Bayhealth Sussex Campus to expand with PAM approval

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With City Council approval of a conditional use request, the Bayhealth Sussex Campus will expand with a 74,000 square foot facility that will house PAM Health, an inpatient rehab facility. PAM stands for Post-Acute Medical, a company that already has locations in Dover and Georgetown. They are currently using 40 beds in the Bayhealth building. “This is a leased arrangement,” …

Public bathrooms coming to downtown Milford

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Two interns with the University of Delaware, Alexander “AJ” Nash and Nate Wolhar presented information on two public bathrooms that are planned for the downtown area. The presentation was the result of several public meetings where residents and businesses were able to provide their input into the location, size and style of the public restrooms. “The purpose of this presentation …