Boro Approves Block Party
MILFORD — At a Public Hearing held at Borough Hall last week, Milford Borough Council approved a Conditional Use permit requested by Pike County Chamber of Commerce for a Block Party Celebration schedule on August 8 on Broad Street to be held by the Dimmick Inn and Steakhouse.
The chamber, chamber members, including the Dimmick Inn and Davis Chant, sought council support for a Conditional Use permit needed to close off part of Broad Street and use the borough street to hold a special event. The original Block Party was part of the spring Milford Music Fest that was held in late June. But, rain that weekend forced the cancellation of some venues, such as the Block Party.
Since the fest is not sponsoring a summer Music Fest, the Dimmick, Davis Chant Realtors, and other chamber merchants in the borough’s downtown business district decided to hold their own music event on July 18. However, the council did not have time to meet legal advertising requirements by July 18. So, the council convened the Public Hearing to July 22.
Council Vice President Joe Casmus chaired the hearing in the absence of Chairman James Price. Chamber President Philly Viscardo represented the chamber. After discussing the issue, the council recommended that the chamber could hold the special music and entertainment event on August 8, with a rain date of Oct. 10, but stipulated that other merchants, besides chamber members, could participate... for complete story, get this week's issue.