Mayor Ben Blake announced today that he has met with Ordinance Committee Chairman Frank Smith to address the process, scope, legal and logistical issues concerning the potential for a Permitting Fee Waiver designed to assist victims of natural disasters.
"We need to ensure a fee waiver is in place quickly for the hundreds of Milford residents who sustained property damage, many of whom are nowdisplaced, as a result of Storm Sandy,” Blake said.
“This program must be timely but also workable and well defined. Ideally, Milford should adopt a permitting fee waiver which will address rebuilding from Storm Sandy, and all future declared disasters," Blake continued.
Blake said he wants to resolve the outstanding issues associated with past fee waiver proposals and get the new program in front of the Board of Aldermen for their December meeting.