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New Safety Initiatives in Milford

Posted: Mar 15, 2019 8:08 PM
By Madeleine Overturf


MILFORD, Del.- The city of Milford has 400 new stop signs and will begin a "Lights on, Milford Strong" program in the near future.
 
The new stop signs are a result of funding from Milford's legislators, replacing old signs throughout town.
 
"The signs were so faded people could go right through them," says Mayor Archie Campbell.
 
In addition to the new stop signs, Milford will take part in a "Lights On" campaign with the HELP Initiative, Inc. The program--which also was put into place in Dover and Seaford--provides free, energy efficient LED lighting to homes in higher crime areas.
 
"Through crime prevention, through environmental design, lighting is one of the most important things," says Milford Police Sgt. Robert Masten. "Whether it's adding additional lighting or taking shrubberies or trees and making the lighting, you have be as maximized as possible."
 
City Manager Eric Norenberg hopes the program creates benefits beyond public safety.
 
"I think this will be a great community building effort as we enable kids and families to do more in their front yards, maybe socialize more," he says. "Kids might be more likely to stay out a little bit later and play in the yard after dusk."
 
Mayor Campbell says both projects are positive for the quickly growing city.
 
"Milford is up and coming. It's the booming town," he says. "Especially in lower Delaware, so for us, [the programs are] like sliced bread."
 
For more on the "Lights On" program, click here



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