Milford Officials Visit Devastated Shorefront; Schools Closed This Week

Milford Schools are closed on Thursday and Friday. Mayor Blake and others surveyed the damage on East Broadway.


Mayor Ben Blake joined Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman to view the damages done down on East Broadway. 

State Senator Gayle Slossberg and State Representatives Paul Davis and Kim Rose were down at the site, speaking with people who've lost everything. 

East Broadway resident Nate Hall called Hurricane Sandy "twice as worse" as Irene. He also said that he was "shocked they didn't have a night crew," noting that he thought more should be done to remove wreckage and get people back in their homes.

FEMA representatives were flown in from as far as South Dakota and Idago to survey the damage. A team of six from FEMA are in Milford, including IA's (who offer individual assistance) and PA's (who deal with infrastructure. PA stands for public assistance).

RONALD M GOLDWYN November 01, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Dear Mayor, Are you going to enforce the fee schedule to repair the homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy, just as you voted when our residents had severe damage when you were an Alderman a short time ago? The Republicans were correct two years ago. Lets hope your thinking has changed with maturity.
C.S. November 01, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Ron could you please elaborate in this fee schedule.
john mofitt November 02, 2012 at 07:14 PM
I'll be happy to. The city charges a fee for the building permit needed to repair a home. That fee is part of the contractors estimate and is covered by the homeowner's insurance company. Even though the fee is paid for by the insurance companies and is part of the home repair process, some politicians, mostly republicans, voted to waive the fee, saving the insurance companies, not the homeowners, a bit of money. The homeowners pay their deductible, whatever it is, with or without the fee. Ron's comment was nothing more than a stunt to politicize a regional tragedy.
Robert Stempert November 02, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I grew up at 858 East Broadway. Are there any photos of this particular house. I graduated from Milford High school in 75. I still like to keep up with what is going on. If you have pictures you can share please email them to me at rstempert@yahoo.com. Robert Stempert
RONALD M GOLDWYN November 03, 2012 at 12:35 AM
John, I don't believe in stunts and I don't believe in give-aways to insurance companies. It is the homeowner who must go to the Parsons building and pay the fee in order to obtain a building permit to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. This year it will be the Democratic Mayor and his Democratic BOA to tell the Milford taxpayers who sustained massive damage that the Republican BOA and Mayor were willing to relinquish the permit fees that normally went into the coffers of the City of Milford and instead stayed in the homeowner's pocket. REMEMBER IT IS THE HOMEOWNER AND NOT THE INSURANCE COMPANY THAT MUST FILE THE PERMIT APPLICATION AND PAY THE REQUIRED FEE, AND NOT THE INSURANCE COMPANY BEFORE A PERMIT IS ISSUED.


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