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FOIA rules and changes discussed at council

Government

by Terry Rogers     Milford City Council continues to work out meeting protocol changes Milford City Council continued to discuss potential changes to the way meetings may be run in the future. City Solicitor David Rutt explained more details on how council could shift to a consent agenda as well as how Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules applied …

City Council members sworn in

Government

Mike Boyle was sworn in after winning the only contested race for Milford City Council. Also sworn in were Brian Baer, Archie Campbell, Andy Fulton and Katrina Wilson On Monday, May 2, members of the Milford City Council were sworn into office. Mayor Arthur “Archie” Campbell, Councilmen Andrew Fulton and Brian Baer as well as Councilwoman Katrina Wilson ran unopposed …

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Council provided FOIA rules, considers public comment at meetings

Government & Politics

by Terry Rogers     At a recent workshop, Milford City Council heard details from Solicitor David Rutt about clarifications to Freedom of Information Act regulations related to their meetings. Earlier in the year, at the council retreat, a proposal was presented to eliminate committee meetings and simply have selected council members be liaisons to different departments. Based on research …

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Incumbent Mike Boyle defeats challenger, others win unopposed

Government, Headlines

Mike Boyle has won re-election to Ward 1 of the Milford City Council. Incumbent Milford City Councilman Michael Boyle has won re-election. Boyle triumphed over challenger Linda Bretzer in the Ward 1 election Saturday, winning 99 of the 119 votes. Five of the nine council seats were up for election, but incumbents Andrew Fulton, Brian Baer, Katrina Wilson and Mayor …

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City awards police station construction bids

Police & Fire

by Terry Rogers     Artist rendering of new Milford Police Department At a special meeting of Milford City Council, bids for the construction off the new police station were presented. Richard Y. Johnson & Son, the project manager for the product, opened bids for the various aspects of the construction on March 22, 2022, and all bids provided were …

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Milford requests DelDOT study to slow traffic on Walnut Street

Government, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     This section of South Walnut Street could see traffic calming devices which may include all-way stop signs to reduce speeding At a recent meeting, Milford City Council voted to allow the city engineer to request DelDOT conduct a traffic study on South Walnut Street in an effort to reduce speeding on the southern section of …

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Festival funding approved by council

Culture, Headlines

by Terry Rogers Two popular Milford festivals received funding from City Council Two popular festivals received funding from Milford City Council at a recent meeting. The Ladybug Festival, sponsored by Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI), which has been cancelled the past two years due to the pandemic, will receive $30,000 as will the Riverwalk Freedom Festival, sponsored by the Chamber of …

City approves changes to street and sidewalk ordinance

Government

by Terry Rogers     Milford City Council recently approved changes to their street and sidewalk code Milford City Council recently approved changes to their sidewalk ordinance. The changes included the addition of rules for right-of-way, sidewalk excavation as well as the abandonment of streets within the town. One of the reasons for the update was to deal with “paper …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – April 5, 2022

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This Week’s Top Stories Include: Headlines ALDI coming to Milford Culture Milford Museum brings council up to date Council hears annual report from Milford Library Milford City Council hears annual report from DMI Business WIIN Coalition helping develop eco-tourism opportunities Government & Politics Bretzer running for Ward 1 council seat Boyle running for Ward 1 council seat Milford looks at …

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Milford City Council hears annual report from DMI

Culture

by Terry Rogers     DMI hopes to bring back Light up the River this year Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) presented its annual report to Milford City Council on March 28. James Rabe, President of DMI, presented an overview of the past year as well as a look at their future three-year plan. “The total indirect and direct economic impact …