Milford City Council Discusses Pandemic-Related Operations; Adopts Ordinance Revisions

Mon 5-11-2020

(Milford)-- The Milford City Council discussed some matters related to the COVID 19 pandemic at their meeting Monday evening. The council approved a proposal for City Administrator Leann Reinsbach and Deputy City Clerk Carrie Funk to once again work together in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. The two had been trading off working from home during the pandemic. The vote by the council wasn't unanimous, however. Councilman Aaron Gebhart voted against the motion, expressing concern over what would happen if both would become ill simultaneously. Notification will be sent to other city departments telling them they can also once again start working together with their employees. The Milford City Hall, however, remains closed to the public in the meantime.

The council also approved a proposal to once again hold council meetings in person beginning with their first meeting in July in the Community Room to accommodate social distancing. The tentative plan discussed Monday evening would have the Milford City Hall re-opening to the public July 1st, if conditions allow.

In other business, the council approved the 1st reading and waived the second and third readings and adopted some ordinance revisions. One allows the use of fireworks during certain times July 3rd and 4th; the other pertains to parking in city parks.