Panhandlers on Route 113 causing safety concerns

Terry Rogers Headlines, 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 …

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

Terry Rogers Headlines, Milford Headline Story, Police & Fire

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

Terry Rogers Culture, Government, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

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 …

Changes proposed to downtown intersection

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Milford’s Public Works Department has identified several issues with one-way traffic on Southwest Front Street. Many of the issues, according to Mark Whitfield, City Manager, are at the intersection of Walnut Street. For this reason, the department consulted with DelDOT and Century Engineering to develop solutions. “The city went ahead and had Century Engineering do an evaluation of that and …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – August 2, 2022

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Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Ground broken for new Milford Police Station Culture Ladybug Festival a huge success in downtown Milford Baking up a good time: State Fair attracts culinary competitors Business Wawa to pay Delaware 450K over 2019 data breach Government & Politics Former Councilman Morrow recognized Development …

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Development requests approved by council

Terry Rogers Government & Politics, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Requests from three developers were approved by Milford City Council at a recent meeting. Cypress Hall asked for approval of Phase I of their project, Wickersham requested approval for a revised site plan while Milford Ponds requested approval for an extension. Public hearings were held for the Cypress Hall and Wickersham requests. “We are only reviewing Phase I tonight even …