On April 14, 2022, the Town of Milford applied for a planning grant to use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to develop a Water Infrastructure Utility Plan. The intent of the Plan is to study the Town’s water, sewer, and stormwater utility systems to determine their respective capacities and deficiencies with provision of recommended solutions. The Town was notified on May 19, 2022 by OCRA as a recipient of $90,000 in CDBG funding to develop the Water Infrastructure Utility Plan. This grant award and the Water Infrastructure Utility Plan benefits the residential households in Milford to ensure the Town continues to provide quality and affordable utility services.

Approximately 61.7% of the grant award, $55,530.00, is used to benefit low-to-moderate income individuals. Additionally, the Town provided a 10% match amount of $10,000.00 to go towards this project that was used to procure professional engineering and grant administration services to lead the development of the Plan. The selection of the highly-qualified engineering firm, Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. was determined through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

The Town of Milford will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 7:00 PM at the Milford Community Building to provide citizens an opportunity to hear a presentation from Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. on the findings and recommended solutions to the Town’s water utility systems, and share their comments about the Plan prior to seeking approval by the Town Council.

Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding this project either at the public hearing or submitted to the Town by prior written statement. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities or with limited English proficiency can be requested at the contact information below. This project will result in the displacement of no individuals or businesses. Information concerning the proposed project may be obtained from:

Tricia Gall
Milford Town Clerk-Treasurer
Milford Town Hall (8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday)