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  • Milford City Council awards bid for Goat Island project

  • Milford City Council held its regular bi-monthly meeting on March 10 and awarded the Goat Island Nature Trail project to the lowest bidder, set the date for Spring Clean-Up Week, passed impact fee waiver ordinances and took care of some unpaid attorney fees.
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  • Milford City Council held its regular bi-monthly meeting on March 10 and discussed the following items:
    • Milford City Council voted to award a bid to Road Site Construction, Inc., operating as Clean Cut Interlocking Pavers, for Phase 22-1 of the Mispillion Greenway, which is the construction of the Goat Island Nature Trail. The bid went to the company, which was the lowest bidder, for a total contract amount of $449,851. Those funds will come from Parks and Recreation Department funds as well as a grant recently awarded from the Delaware Greenway Council and the Land and Water Conservation Trust Fund. The bid was awarded with a unanimous vote from the council.
    • The City of Milford owes $3,104.90 in fees to cover the bond attorney and the work done to prepare for the recently nixed water system upgrades referendum. Council voted unanimously to pay those fees from water reserves.
    • April 1, 2014 was designated as a Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, in accordance with a national effort to honor service men and women. According to a press release included in the meeting packet, 832 mayors throughout the country participated in last year’s event, which was the first Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.
    • City Council approved three separate ordinances to grant the city manager the ability to waive sewer, water and electric impact fees for new commercial construction. The council also approved an application for these economic incentives, which outlines the stipulations that each company must meet and the amount of impact fees that will be waived according to the jobs generated by the commercial business. Each of the ordinances was passed unanimously.
    • Spring Clean-Up Week was approved by council for March 31 through April 4, with a rain date set for the following week. Spring Clean-Up Week will include the removal of debris, including large and bulk items placed for curbside pick-up. For more information, call 422-3712.
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