July 11, 2016

ADMINISTRATION / FINANCE
    The City has sold two addition vehicles/equipment via GovDeals.com with total sales to date of $22,690.95 (net). 
    Streets and Solid Waste Division - 2 vehicles = $10,360.00 (net) 
    City Manager and Planning & Economic Development Coordinator met with a representative of Country Life Homes related to concerns of residents related to drainage and related matters. Additional follow up is expected in July.

PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
    Assisted with successful events: Kids Fest, Brewgrass Festival. 
    Participated in a promotional video for the Governor’s office to highlight trail systems state wide, including showcasing Milford’s Riverwalk.    
     Received a $500 donation from the Milford Garden club (funds to be used to replace meeting room tables). 
     Received a $700 donation from the Milford Lions Club (funds to be used to offset the cost of summer camp). 
     The Summer Playground Day Camp is in its 3rd week. Averaging 55-62 kids each week. We have a great group of High School and college students as our Group Leaders. 
     The first of two Field Hockey clinics was held successfully June 20-23. The second session is scheduled for July 18-21 at MHS. 
    The first session of Tennis was cancelled due to lack of enrollment, however Session II is a go and is scheduled for July 11-14 at MHS. 
     Renovated the landscaping at the Public Works facility, including removing the old shrubbery and mulch, regrading of flower beds, installing 150 new plants and the addition of 18 tons of lava rock. 
     Ongoing maintenance of parklands, sporting fields and flower beds, including mowing, weeding, fertilization and irrigation.     
     Repaired faucet at Dog Park, re-mulched trees and dog play area. 
     Installed patriotic red/white/blue banners alongside Riverwalk in preparation for July 4th.

PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Enforcement & Inspections Division 
     Code Enforcement Case Activity 
         New Cases: 50 
         Closed Cases: 66 
         Open at Start of Month: 256 
         Open at End of Month: 240 
 
     Code Enforcement Violation Activity 
         Abandoned Vehicle: 3 
         Dangerous Tree: 1 
         Furniture: 1 
         Generic: 2 
         Property Maintenance: 1 
         Rubbish & Garbage: 5 
         Weeds & Grass: 34 
         Zoning Use: 3 
         Total: 50 
 
     Rental Inspections Performed: 0 
     Rental Licenses Issued: 8 
     Vendor Licenses Issued: 1 
     Contractors Licenses Issued: 22 
 
     Building Permits Issued 
         Commercial Foundation: 0 
         Commercial Building Permit: 8 
         Demolition: 8 
         Residential New Construction: 5 
         Residential Renovation/Accessory Structure: 8 
         Roof/Siding: 2 
         Solar Panels: 1 
         Utility (Electric/Water): 2 
         Total: 34 
 
     Staff investigated and resolved several minor property maintenance issues without issuing violation notices. 
     City entered into an agreement with First State Inspection Agency for on-call commercial building plan review and inspection. FSIA will specifically assist the City of Milford with the inspection of the new Bayhealth hospital. 
     Annual sprinkler test for City Hall has been completed. 
     Developed proposed scope of work for City Hall maintenance and repairs. Getting quotes from different contractors to perform work.

Planning & Economic Activities Division     
     City signed contract with the University of Delaware, Institute of Public Administration for assistance with the Comprehensive and SE Master Plan Update. 
     State of Delaware provided written Pre-PLUS comments related to certification requirements for the Comprehensive Plan Update. 
     Planning Commission met to review draft community questionnaire that will be part of the public participation requirement of the Comprehensive Plan Update. Questionnaires will be distributed to the public prior to beginning public workshop sessions. 
     City Council appointed two new members to the Planning Commission. 
     Community Affairs Committee met to discuss the addition of business licenses and modifications to the rental operating license and peddling, soliciting and transient merchant licensing chapters of the City Code. 
     Planning Commission reviewed and recommended approval of the Crop Production Services Preliminary Conditional Use Site Plan. Applications will be heard by City Council in July. 
     Planning Commission reviewed draft rules and procedures to be adopted at the next meeting. 
     Staff continued to update GIS database related to utilities as part of the Asset Management Incentive Grant Program from the State of Delaware. 
     Consultants continued work on conceptual plan for Mispillion River Water Quality Improvement Project.

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Streets & Solid Waste Division 
     Pick Ups and Deliveries
         Bulk Pick Up: 38 
         New Container Delivery: 34 
         Additional Container-Trash: 1 
         Additional Container-Recycle: 1 
         Additional Container-Yard Waste: 1 
         Damaged/Replaced Container Replacement: 10 
         After Hours Calls: 0 
 
     Truitt Avenue/Cemetery Expansion Project Update: On schedule; plan to mill on July 7 and pave July 14. Notices will be hand delivered to residents within 48 hours of work being done. 
     Applied for a DNREC Grant for 80 dual trash/recycle containers to be placed in parks in the downtown area. 
     Power washed front steps of City Hall. 
     Cold patch pot hole repairs completed: James Drive, NW Fourth Street, Boys & Girls Club 
     Underground pipe repaired on Maple Avenue that was causing a sink hole. 
     MPD parking lot prepped for paving. 
     Street sweeper repaired and back in operation. 

Water & Wastewater Division 
     Lowered meter pits on Truitt Avenue for contractor. 
     Replaced fire hydrant on SE Second and S Walnut Street. 
     Fixed water leaks on Milford-Harrington Highway, NE Second Street and SE Second Street. 
     Replaced aerator trays. 
     Helped take out old chlorine unit at Tenth Street Water Facility so new one could be put in. 
     Disconnected services to houses on Shawnee Road for demolition. 
  
                                                                                 Solid Waste/Recycling/Yard Waste Diversion* 

 

Solid Waste Tonnage

Curbside Recycling

Drop Off Recycling

Yard Waste

Total

Diversion

2013

3903.34

617.90

213.77

473.85

5208.86

25.1%

2014

3206.04

645.88

243.90

472.08

4567.90

29.8%

2015

3077.95

642.20

407.07

304.55

4431.77

30.5%

2016 (YTD)

1223.31

251.00

155.47

148.16

1777.94

31.2%

  

 

Solid Waste Tonnage

Curbside Recycling

Drop Off Recycling

Yard Waste

Total

Diversion

March

247.33

57.22

32.74

30.59

367.88

32.8%

April

258.50

44.77

30.34

43.58

377.19

31.5%

May

263.14

51.01

34.19

45.61

393.95

33.2%


*The amount of waste diverted from the landfill through the recycling and yard waste programs.