April 11, 2016

Electric Division- March Totals
Closed Work Orders/Trouble Service Calls 18
Open Work Orders at End of Month 9
New Electric Services Installed 2
Preventative Maintenance 1
Miss Utility Locates 197
· Fiber Pulled: To Route 1 substation and to Watergate pump station
· Continuing Projects: Bayhealth’s needs assessment continue; proposed Bayhealth water tower electric extension project begun.
· Training: Brad Dean, Jeremiah Curry, Rob Palladino & Dale Breeding received Flagger Certification; Annual Oil Spill Training was attended by crews; Gary Johnston received CEU’s to maintain his Master Electrician certification.

Code Enforcement Division- March Totals
New Cases 92
Closed Cases 7
Open Cases at Start of Period 42
Open Cases at End of Period 126 
        Abandoned Vehicle 8 
        Furniture Violation 6 
        Generic Complaint 1 
        Property Maintenance 6 
        Rental Unit Inspection 1 
        Rubbish & Garbage 15 
        Weeds & Grass 55
Rental Inspections Performed 0
Rental Licenses Issued 10
Vendor Licenses Issued 2
Contractors Licenses Issued 25

Building Inspections Division- March Totals
Commercial Building Permit 3
Demolition Permit 1
Residential Building New Construction 4
Residential Renovation/Accessory 6
Roof/Siding Permit 3
Solar Panel Permit 1
Utility Permit 5
· Received Bayhealth foundation-only permit submittal and coordinated initial building plan review.
· Developed final draft of amendments to Chapter 174 – Property Maintenance and Chapter 88 – Building Construction related to International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) 2015 update and revisions to the Board of Appeals.

Planning & Zoning Division-
· Board of Adjustment approved reduction in the required amount of parking for the Milford Plaza Shopping Center as related to the recent Preliminary Site Plan application.
· Coordinated efforts with Bayhealth related to property exchange, utility easements and early construction start date.
· Began work on the Downtown Development District Application. Collection and analysis of data from varying sources to develop outline of need and impact. Began developing potential local incentive options to be incorporated into the City Code.
· Presented five items to the Community Affairs Committee related to property maintenance codes, building codes, residential rental licensing, and business licenses.
· Presented minor amendment to City Council for the deed restrictions of Independence Commons.
· Presented the proposed Economic Development and Redevelopment Ordinance to City Council which was approved.
· Finalized ESRI hardware and software package for Council approval related to the City’s asset management program (funded through the State).
· Finalized contracts with engineering consultant and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary for the Mispillion River Water Quality Improvement Project.
· Met with potential investors to discuss development and redevelopment opportunities.
· Created and updated planning related GIS files for analysis in comprehensive plan update. Specifically focused on verifying City zoning records, land use data, housing types, age and number of units, crime data and community facilities.

Parks & Recreation Department-
· Coordinated efforts with DMI to have area of parkland used by the Farmers Market reseeded and fertilized (funded by DMI).
· Executed grant documents in order to proceed with design of floating kayak dock.
· Created an inventory list of the planters, hanging baskets and hayracks in the downtown area.
· Met with Rob Pierce regarding the living shoreline proposal and potentially modifying the scope of the project.
· Continue to explore future use of Armory with City Manager and Finance Director.
· Worked on logistics for Bug & Bud Festival including vendor layout, kayak race, new location of paddle boats.
· Due to a storm, several branches and limbs were cleaned up on Goat Island and at the Little League park.
· Four park technicians returned mid-March to begin cleanup at the cemeteries and parks.
· Held a pre-bid meeting for the Goat Island improvements with a number of contractors, however only one bid was received which came in over budget. Since that time we have decided to rebid.
· Gymnastic equipment was picked up and returned from Banneker school after another successful winter tumbling program.
· Park staff changed out the light bulbs alongside the river to green bulbs and the low voltage lights in the park were turned green for the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl event.
· Represented Parks and Recreation at the “Hungry for Help” event where a number of new volunteers were recruited for parks and recreation activities.
· There was a great turnout of parents and kids for the community Egg Hunt which was held at the new location-Bicentennial and Memorial parks. There were many comments that folks liked the new location and the new Easter bunny suit.

Streets & Solid Waste Division- March Totals
Bulk Pick Up 12
New Container Delivery 19
Additional Container -Trash 4
Additional Container -Recycle 1
Additional Container -Yard Waste 1
Damaged/Missing Container Replacement 3
· Tim Webb met with Scott Atkinson of DBF to discuss the upcoming Truitt Ave/Cemetery expansion paving project and to review overseeing the project’s weekly wage rate submissions.
· The catch basin behind Good News Food at 1 N Walnut St has been cleaned out. As a courtesy we will continue to keep an eye on it. Per Tim Webb, this catch basin belongs to Joe Wiley.
· Street crews assisted the Electric Division with digging contaminated soil in front of Silver Hill apartments where a transformer spilled. Two truckloads of soil were taken to Clean Delaware in New Castle to be disposed of properly.
· Spring clean-up week is April 11-15. Representative Harvey Kenton allocated $1000 to help offset the disposal cost for bulk items. Residents have been asked to put out bulk items on their trash day and a second truck will come around and remove the items during this week. No scheduling is necessary.
· Kudos were given to Adam Hurd (driver) from Brian Bullock that resides on N Walnut St for helping to keep the city streets looking good.

Water & Wastewater Division-
· Repaired chlorinator at wells 4 and 5.
· Cleaned sewer main on Washington St by bridge.
· Assisted Electric Division in digging trench to start installing electric to the southeast well site.
· Assisted Clean Delaware with clean out of Truitt Ave pump station.
· Tristate Grouting videotaped sewer mains on Truitt Ave and Park Place.