Monthly Archives: August 2016

Draper Memorial Park Field of Flags Honoring Veterans and Active Military Personnel Planned for This Veterans Day

Citizens for Milford is partnering with the Milford Corps of the Salvation Army to organize the Draper Memorial Park Field of Flags, a tribute acknowledging the service and sacrifice of our veterans and active military personnel with a display of American flags to be placed in Draper Memorial Park on five patriotic holidays every year: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Veterans Day.

Citizens for Milford and the Salvation Army are launching this new project for Veterans Day, November 11, 2016.

Details on how you can sponsor an American flag (3′ x 5′ flag on a 10′ tall staff) to be placed in Draper Park in honor or memory of a loved one will be announced soon.

Learn more on the Draper Memorial Park Field of Flags page.

Town Meeting Working Group Initiates Meetings

Milford Town Meeting June 2013 Photo (c) Mary MacDonald for Milford Patch

Milford Town Meeting June 2013 Photo (c) Mary MacDonald for Milford Patch

In 2015 Citizens for Milford proposed to the Board of Selectmen that a working group be formed to identify opportunities to improve the quality and efficiency of Town Meeting. The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved this proposal and gave Citizens for Milford the green light to establish a Town Meeting Working Group (TMWG), which will periodically report progress to the Board of Selectmen. The TMWG held its first meeting in June and defined the following as its mission statement:

The objective of the TMWG is to evaluate the entire process and to improve upon the methods of presenting information to Milford residents while maintaining a pleasant and informative forum to hear their concerns and opinions.  It is essential that precinct members have ample opportunity to understand the issues and be better prepared to make rational decisions.

More information about the TMWG, as well as a link to the group’s meeting minutes, is available on the Town Meeting Working Group page.