City streetscape plan opened to public comment at next council meeting

Terry RogersGovernment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Milford City Council chose to table a request to approve proposed downtown streetscape upgrades at a recent meeting. Due to some disagreement among council about changes downtown, it was felt that public comment should be accepted regarding those changes at the June 26 meeting. “In October of 2022, the city engaged KCI Technologies, to develop concept plans and streetscape improvements …

Public comment no longer restricted to agenda items at council

Terry RogersGovernment, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Milford City Council recently made changes to their public comment code to allow members of the public to speak about any city-related business during the 15-minute public comment period at the start of every meeting. Mark Whitfield, City Manager, explained that this was at the request of several council members who wanted to increase public input at meetings. “I think …

City council to allow public comment on agenda items at future meetings

Terry RogersGovernment & Politics, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Milford City Council recently updated its council meeting policies and procedures in order to streamline the meetings and to allow the public additional opportunities to address council about their concerns. The new procedure will allow a 15-minute public comment period at every meeting. All public comments must be related to an agenda item and each speaker will be limited to …


Council provided FOIA rules, considers public comment at meetings

Terry RogersGovernment & 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 …


Council discusses changes to meeting procedures

Terry RogersGovernment, Headlines

by Terry Rogers     Milford City Council approved a request to move the financial report to the second week of the month, but tabled other procedural changes Milford City Council recently discussed making changes to their meeting procedures. This included changes to what week some staff reports would be provided to council, executive session procedures and public comment. “There …