Milford City Hall Celebrates 100 Years

From a press release from Milford City Hall

Mayor Ben Blake is pleased to announce that Milford City Hall will celebrate its 100 year anniversary with fun-filled, community events scheduled for February 19, 2016 (date on which a fire destroyed the former Town Hall 101 years prior).

  • On Friday, February 19, 2016, residents are invited to Milford City Hall from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm for a remarkable evening that remembers the cold, winter day over a century before when “the local fire department fought desperately, but a high wind defeated all attempts to check the blaze.”
  • Following the outside fire and ice exhibitions, residents are invited into the “one-story red brick structure with a trim clock tower, in modern colonial style,” for a history lesson and a comedy hypnosis show by certified Master Hypnotist, Dan LaRosa.
    • Admission to the show (by Dan LaRosa) is free, but seating is  limited.  Please be sure to reserve seats through the Recreation Department’s website www.milfordrecreation.com.  Kindly print and bring ticket receipts to the evening’s show.

For assistance or if you have any questions please contact Julie Nash, Director of Economic and Community Development, through email at jnash@ci.milford.ct.us or by phone at 203-783-3230.

Mayor Blake encourages a visit to City Hall to discuss local matters or tour the architecturally significant building opened Monday-Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

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Ben Blake Serving As Chair of South Central Regional Council of Governments

920x920The South Central Regional Council of Governments unanimously elected Milford Mayor Ben Blake to be chairman of the 15-municipality regional government agency for the next year.

Blake, who had been the council’s secretary for the past year, succeeds North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda, who served for the past year.

Freda passed the gavel to Blake in a ceremony at the council’s regular monthly meeting on January 27th, 2016.

“Like Mike has done, I’ll try to make sure that these meetings are efficient as possible,” Mayor Blake said. “I appreciate the support of the 14 other towns and I look forward to being productive” and showing the leadership to “bring new businesses and new corporations into South Central Connecticut.”

In the article, published by the New Haven Register, it is noted that the South Central Regional Council of Governments includes the chief executives of 15 Greater New Haven cities and towns. They include New Haven, West Haven, Hamden, East Haven, North Haven, Milford, Meriden, Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison, Wallingford, Orange, Woodbridge and Bethany.

The SCRCOG region covers over 570,000 people (1/6th of the state’s population!). The council provides provides a platform for intermunicipal coordination, cooperation, and decision making.

Congratulations to our very own Mayor, Ben Blake, on this new responsibility as Chair of the South Central Regional Council of Governments!

For more information on the SCRCOG, their website can be found here.