During the November 2018 General Election, voters in the Village will be asked to vote on two proposed Charter Amendments.
Charter Amendment #1
The Village Charter now states that each Councilperson and President shall be paid on a monthly basis seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) per meeting of the Council actually attended by him or her, to a maximum of three hundred seventy-five dollars ($375) per year. The proposed amendment would change such compensation to fifty dollars ($50) per meeting of the Council attended by him or her, to a maximum of Fifteen Hundred dollars ($1,500) per year.
This Charter Amendment would increase the pay of elected Village Council members, which has remained at $7.50 per meeting since the adoption of the current Village Charter by voters in 1958.
Charter Amendment #2
Should Section 8.5 of the Village of Milford Charter be amended to replace the current levy of 3.5 mills, as reduced by the required millage roll-backs, set to expire in 2022, and the current levy of 1 mill for the years 2023 through 2032, with a new levy of 2.9 mills ($2.90 on each $1,000 of taxable value), for a period of 14 years, 2019 through 2032, and subject to authorized disbursements mandated by law, for the purpose of defraying the cost of major and local road maintenance, estimated to provide revenue of $708,792 in the year 2019?
This Charter Amendment would alter the 20-year road millage adopted by voters in 2012 to lower the rate to 2.9000 mills and then extend the duration of this revised millage through 2032 to allow for the inclusion of additional road projects within the Village. This revision would lower the millage rate for the first 4 years and then extend the new rate for the duration of the original 20-year period. This would generate approximately $4.3 million in additional funds for Village road projects over this period.
The Village will hold two public information meetings to discuss the revised road millage request. These are scheduled to take place at the Milford Civic Center, 1100 Atlantic Street on the following dates and time.
- Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
In addition to the two public sessions outlined above, the following resources provide additional information and data related to the proposed road millage.