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Issue 33— Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Milford Borough Looks To Expand Communication
With Community Members

Milford, PA (March 5, 2019) – Milford Borough Council announced last month the formation of a new Communication Committee to keep the residents better informed on Borough news, services, and civic events. This committee will also provide a user-friendly newsletter and surveys for community input into potential future projects and initiatives.
"We have been looking for ways to better communicate with the residents and business owners of the Borough and are grateful that we have a Council member to spearhead this initiative," said Frank Tarquinio, President of the Milford Borough Council.
The Communication Committee is spearheaded by Councilwoman Katrina Foster, a Milford Borough resident and multiple business owner.
"We are excited about being able to have more engagement with the community," said Foster. "It's all of our intention to serve the members in the community in the best way that we can, and in my opinion, one of the best ways to do that is to communicate. The digital communication strategy that we are rolling out will certainly open the lines of communication among the Council and the people it serves."
Newly-appointed Councilwoman, Nancy Schoenleber, along with Milford Borough resident Granger Greenbaum are also members of the Communication Committee.
In the coming weeks, Committee members will hand-deliver postcards to every property in the Borough, inviting both residents and non-residents to become part of the new email list. The first email correspondence can be expected the beginning of April. All those that wish to be a part of the community engagement are encouraged to sign up online as soon as possible.
Residents and property owners that want to sign up before receiving the postcard can do so by visiting http://bit.ly/milford-boro and put in your information and select your status as resident or nonresident.


PennDOT Ups Funding For Local Roads

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has committed $500.7 million in liquid fuels payments to help certified municipalities maintain their roads and bridges.
The March 1 distribution marked an $11.7 million, or 2.4 percent, increase over the $489 million distributed in 2018. Act 89 of 2013 made more funding available for locally owned roadways. Before the law, municipalities received $320.8 million in liquid fuels payments.
There are 120,039 miles of public roads in Pennsylvania. There are 72,992 miles owned by municipalities and eligible for liquid fuels. The formula for payments is based on a municipality's population and miles of locally owned roads.
To be eligible for liquid fuels, a roadway must be formally adopted as a public street by the municipality, meet certain dimension requirements, and be able to safely accommodate vehicles driving at least 15 mph.



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