March 13, 2017
Parks & Recreation
-Three staff attended the annual Delaware Parks and Recreation Society two day conference in Newark, including a tour of the University of Delaware athletic facilities.
-The Recreation Supervisor attended the Soccer Champion coach’s clinic in Uncasville, CT.
-Work continued on the new spring brochure which went to print and was delivered to all the schools for the kids to take home.
-Work continues on creating a new park brochure with up to date information, photos, and new addresses for the associated parks.
-Lil Buc's wrestling program was held twice a week for six weeks for school age children in grades 1st-6th concluded.
-Over 50 kids participated in the gymnastics and tumbling program which was held on Saturday mornings at the Banneker gym.
-Routine winter maintenance of mowers and line trimmers continued over the month of February.
-Youth instructional basketball and youth basketball league concluded. We received many compliments on the quality of our instructional program for our 6-7 year olds which focuses on fundamentals, such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and kids playing small 2/3 sided games.
-Advertising, interviews and selection of a new park technician were undertaken.
-Youth indoor soccer league concluded with 16 teams of kids aged 6-13 participating.
-"Doggie box" stations at the dog park were relocated from inside the park to the outside of the gates as you enter to encourage more use. An additional "doggie box" was installed in Bicentennial park.
-Staff met with the Lions Club to discuss grant opportunities for the coming year.
PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Enforcement & Inspections Division
Code Enforcement Case Activity
New Cases: 18
Closed Cases: 25
Open at Start of Month: 97
Open at End of Month: 90
Code Enforcement Violation Activity
Abandoned Vehicle: 5
Dangerous Tree: 2
Property Maintenance: 6
Rubbish & Garbage: 2
Weeds & Grass: 0
Zoning Use: 0
Rental Inspections Performed: 0
Rental Licenses Issued: 424
Vendor Licenses Issued: 0
Contractors Licenses Issued: 52
Building Permits Issued
Commercial Foundation: 0
Commercial Building Permit: 8
Residential New Construction: 2
Residential Renovation/Accessory Structure: 3
Solar Panels: 4
Utility (Electric/Water): 3
Planning & Zoning Division
-Planning Commission approved the Final Site Plan submission for the Bayhealth Health Campus project at the February meeting.
-Planning Commission continued its work on updates to the Comprehensive Plan. The February workshop reviewed potential future land use changes, including those that would result in change of property zoning. Discussed City “Open Space” areas and the possibility of pursuing a master plan for the Northeast Neighborhood.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
-Met with architect and HVAC engineers on possible improvements to the PW facility.
-Met with Matt Carter of University of Delaware regarding engineering intern opportunities with Milford.
-Met with DELDOT and DBF regarding truck traffic on Walnut Street.
-Finalized new vehicle logos for all PW vehicles.
-Investigating new uniforms using ANSI 3 reflective striping.
-Reviewed various PW department reorganization schemes including cost analysis.
Power Outages: None.
Poles replaced due to either age, rot or damage: 1
Closed Work Orders: 4
Trouble Service Calls: 23
New Electric Services Installed: 4
Preventative Maintenance/Trees Trimmed: 7
Miss Utility Locates: 104
-Completed lights and bases at Touch of Italy parking lot.
-Negotiations held with International Brotherhood of Electric Workers (IBEW) union.
-Removed Christmas lights.
Water & Wastewater Division
-Completed water line for Touch of Italy.
-Dealt with various problems at SE Water Tower and well facility, including high chlorine and discolored water.
-Assisted Town of Greenwood with a repair band on water leak, water and sewer inspections.
-Removed hydrant on SE Second Street.
-Repaired service line at Silver Hill Apartments.
-Repaired water leak at 101 Valley Drive.
-Repaired sewer back up at Valley Run Apartments.
Streets & Solid Waste Division
Bulk Pick Ups: 15
Additional Containers: Trash-0; Recycle-0; Yard Waste-0
Service Terminated: 0
Change Container Size: 2
Damaged/Replaced Container: 4
After Hours Calls: 0
-Cleaned, backfilled new curb and filled island with topsoil at Touch of Italy.
-Met with consulting engineer regarding upcoming Airport Road repaving project.
-Cold patch laid on several streets.
-W Clarke Ave curb painted.
-No Parking signs installed along East and Eighth Streets intersection.
-Leaf vacuum truck was cleaned and stored for the season.
-Storm drains cleaned throughout the City.