MALFORD – Four contests have been decided and one will be contested by the city council on Saturday.
Rivals Lisa Bretzer and the current Mike Boyle are vying for a Ward 1 City Council seat, which will be decided by ward residents and non-eligible property owners.
Incumbent Mayor Arthur Campbell and councilors Andrew Fulton (Ward 2), Brian Bayer (Ward 3) and Katrina Wilson (Ward 4) are running unopposed.
Bretzer, 67, a 12-year-old Milford resident, said the city’s biggest issue is infrastructure.
“Millions of homes are being built to attract people to Milford while they pay their taxes,” she said.
“The city needs to address the needs of the people first. Many low-income, one-story nursing homes, self-help homes, and perhaps low-income individuals should buy these exorbitant rents. Why not renovate abandoned homes for real estate buyers?
He added, “Overcrowding is causing traffic congestion on our roads. Traffic jams from north to south will no longer apply to traffic from west to east.
In a demographic study, Ms. Bretzer said, “I believe a supermarket and / or retail store near a nursing home will be of great benefit.
“Milford is my home,” said Councilman Boyle. I want it to prosper, to preserve the beauty and values of the small town. I have the character and the understanding to get results.
“My time in the Planning Commission and the City Council has given me a better place to serve Ward 1 residents.”
Asked why she was a member of the council, Bretzer replied, “Because I love my city and want to see some change. I want to be clear to those in my ward. I want to hear if they have a problem.
According to Councilman Boyle, the three most important issues are to expand employment opportunities, manage growth efficiently and improve the quality of life of residents.
“Milford’s recent acquisition of Industrial Park (on Dell 14 and Canterbury Road) attracts the manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and service industries, which provide quality work, financial security and personal satisfaction to our residents, especially our younger ones. ” he said.
He added, “Milford, with its growing population of 12,000, has challenges to meet the growing needs of a growing community. It is important to implement integrated programs to control growth while maintaining an environment that supports the economic growth of new and existing businesses while maintaining the historic values of our city.
According to Councilman Boyle, “Milford is improving the quality of life for all of our residents by developing a strong working environment with a vibrant and caring community, a variety of affordable housing options, a strong and viable infrastructure, an expanded and improved park. System, … Primary Police Department ensures a safe society and a good education system.
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Councilor Boyle, who has lived in Milford since 2006, retired from the U.S. military for more than 28 years and worked as a contract policy analyst for the Department of Defense for 17 years. He did not specify his age because “it is not necessary in today’s speech.”
Ms. Bretzer is a college graduate with a master’s degree at Delaware Technical Community College, where she is studying Spanish.
Elections for the city will open on Saturday at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Department of Public Works at 180 Vickers Drive at Grater Milford Business Park.
The City Secretariat Office at 302-422-1111, ext. 1300 or ext. 1303. In addition, the office – at City Hall, 201 S. Walnut St. – Open at 8pm and 4pm on weekdays 30pm.
All missing documents (Voter Application and Voting) must be mailed to the city clerk by 4 p.m. “The best way to ensure that your ballot papers are delivered on time is to visit the town hall,” the city news release suggests.
All candidates must submit a nomination petition signed by at least 10 registered voters in their ward, and all voters must register by March 24.
The current terms have expired and the new terms will begin on May 2.