At Monday night's Board of Aldermen meeting, Milford Mayor Ben Blake answered questions from Aldermen members about Hurricane Sandy funding, as the Aldermen voted to approve additional allocations for overtime costs and tree removal by the City of Milford.
"It's really been part of the national debate -- Storm Sandy funding," Mayor Blake said. "I am confident that we will have between 75% to 100% compensation for all of the damage we have had thus far."
"The money right here that we're voting on is for overtime costs for City departments. This should be the final allocation for all costs overtime and tree removal. The hope is that in six months the general fund will be embursed," Blake added.
Board of Aldermen member Bryan Anderson asked Mayor Blake about funding that would provide Milford citizens living on the water with the ability to elevate their homes.
"Folks want something definite," Mayor Blake responded. "We're going to be pushing FEMA to change the whole process. We're going to push FEMA, push the members of Congress, so that people aren't waiting years and years to find out if they're eligible in the first place."
Mayor Blake pointed out that over $100,000 have been donated by United Way of Milford to help those in Milford who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.