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Milford City Council Discusses Insurance Details Of Pool Agreement

Mon 6-22-2020

(Milford)-- The Milford City Council Monday evening discussed some formal components to be included in an agreement with the YMCA for the operation of the swimming pool at the former Boji Bay site. City Attorney David Stein, Junior suggested the council consider some protections for the city, which is donating $20,000 toward the attraction...Milford Council01 (2) 

"If the council wants an agreement, then I think you would make it contingent on, you know, you authorize or approve the agreement contingent on having an indemnification clause in there and if we're able to add the additional insured status, if not and the council feels comfortable we move forward any way." 

A motion was made to that affect along with an additional provision that any money not used in the project be returned to the city. As we reported previously plans are still in the works to have the pool open yet this summer with precautions in place for COVID-19.

And when it comes to the pandemic, there was further discussion about reopening city facilities and how it should be done. Mayor Steve Anderson recommended each department develop its own procedure...Milford Council02 (2) 

"I think we make it so department heads are, their boards, like the Library Board, the Community Center Board, the Parks Board, let them kind of make up their minds how they want to run things. The Public Works, I know the Police Department is going to have, they're talking about keeping their doors closed from now on. There's going to be a door bell outside so there's going to be some additional security there."

The City Clerk's Office will also remain closed to the public with businesses continuing to be conducted through the drive up window at City Hall. The council approved a motion to that affect with a provision that the matter be reviewed on a monthly basis.

The Milford City Council also approved a motion pushing back the completion deadline of the Florence Park shelter house project to August 17th. The contractor requested the extension siting issues with the availability of workers.