Tuesday, April 9, 2013
If you are a Milford resident, head over to the Milford Highway Department, where compost is piled and waiting to be used.
Just in time for Spring planting, a fresh pile of free compost. The Milford Highway Department has a pile of it ready for Milford residents to pack up. You need to bring a shovel and a container, and haul it away yourself. The pile is located next to the Highway Department headquarters, on Front Street.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Graffiti applied to town buildings and spaces along the Milford Upper Charles Trail was removed Friday.
Graffiti applied to a building at Milford Town Park and along the Milford Upper Charles Trail was removed Friday by the Milford Highway Department. The department's workers used a sandblaster to strip away the spray paint, said Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli, in an email message.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Milford had 87.7 inches of snow this winter.
Did it seem like all you did was shovel and snow-blow the past few months? Well, that's because you did. Milford had 70 more inches of snow this winter, than last. The town had 87.7 inches of certified snowfall, according to records kept by the Milford Highway Department, which is responsible for clearing it from roads and sidewalks. The snow fell 18 times, from Nov. 7, 2012 through March 18. The most substantial — the Feb. 8 blizzard — dropped 26.5 inches. A close runnerup was the March 7 Nor'easter, which dropped 24.1 inches. In 2011-12, Milford had a mere 17.7 inches of snow, including 2 inches that came that October. The previous winter, 2010-11, Milford had 100.3 inches.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The earthen dam is structurally sound but the growth of trees and scrub brush on the dam and surrounding dikes have garnered it a "poor" rating for physical condition.
Growth of small trees and scrub brush on top of the Louisa Lake Dam have garnered it a "poor" physical condition rating, according to an evaluation conducted for Milford by an environmental engineer. Inspectors found no major structural, operational or maintenance deficiencies, according to Milford Town Engineer Michael Santora. But state Office of Dam Safety policy requires a poor rating when an embankment dam has significant vegetation. The Louisa Lake dam was reconstructed in 1979. The town hasn't spent much since to maintain it, Santora said. The dam inspection, prepared by environmental engineers GZA GeoEnvironmental of Canton, indicates repairs could cost $130,000 to $240,000. The other major dam in Milford, the one at Milford Pond, …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Milford lost a $200,000 dump truck to an engine fire Tuesday. The cab was engulfed in seconds, but the driver escaped unharmed.
A Milford Highway Department worker had just enough time to grab a fire extinguisher and his wallet from the cab of his plow truck, before it was engulfed Tuesday morning. The plow driver was not harmed. He first noticed sparks, then flames coming out of the front grill of the truck, and jumped out to investigate. He ran back to the cab. By that time, flames were coming into the interior cab, said Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli. The fire started in the engine. But Crisafulli was not sure of the cause. "It's so burned up we can't tell," he said. The truck was at Route 109 and Route 16, working in the road, when the fire was detected. The 2005 International 10-wheel dump truck was purchased seven years ago for $200,000.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The snow-filled month of February has exhausted the snow and ice removal budget for Milford, now $11,000 in the red. The deficit won't affect snow removal efforts this weekend.
A series of weekend snowstorms, including a blizzard that dropped 27 inches on Milford, has exhausted the town's snow removal budget, if not its workers. The town's $500,000 snow and ice removal budget is gone, almost half of it taken up by the two-day blizzard earlier this month. The account is now $11,000 in the red, following efforts last weekend to remove the 3.5 additional inches that fell, said Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli, in an emailed message. Crisafulli said he contacted the town's Finance Committee about the account status, but the finances will not impact the town's efforts to remove snow that falls this weekend. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Taunton calls for more than 6 inches of heavy, wet …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Maybe you saw the Milford Highway Department machine that scooped up snow from snowbanks, and spit it out into a large truck. Where does it go?
Some of the 28 inches dumped on Milford during the Blizzard of 2013 has melted by now, but a lot of it was hauled away in recent days by Milford Highway Department workers. One machine, operated overnight, sucked up the top of snowbanks and spit them out into a large truck. So where does the snow go? It gets trucked off to Asylum Street, where a mountain of snow and grit is now piled up on town property.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Milford Highway Department has 20 full time workers out today and 45 contractors, who will start plowing when the snow accumulates on the roads, and keep plowing until the blizzard ends.
The Milford Highway Surveyor said he's confident the department is ready for the Blizzard of 2013, which could dump some 2 feet of snow on Milford overnight. The snow started falling Friday morning, but has not yet started accumulating. At its peak, however, it will fall at a rate of 2 to 3 inches an hour. Blizzard conditions are expected by tonight, that's winds exceeding 35 mph for at least three hours. Scott Crisafulli, Milford's Highway Surveyor, said the department has 20 full time workers out today, and will have 45 contractors too, all plowing routes. They will stay on until the snow is cleared. "They stay on until it's done," Crisafulli said. Unlike the National Grid crews, who will not work on lines until the winds subside, the …
Traffic was heavy across Milford on Friday morning and the early afternoon, as residents prepared for the arrival of the Blizzard of 2013. Travel conditions had become slick by 3 p.m.
The grocery stores were jammed. Drivers topped off tanks. The coffee shops had lines. Even the CVS parking lot on South Main Street was packed. Many Milford residents ran around town today, getting last minute preparations done before the blizzard arrives. Snow started falling Friday morning, but as of 1 p.m., no winds yet. The worst of the storm is expected to begin this afternoon. By then, only emergency workers will be allowed on the roads. Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered all non-emergency personnel off the roads by 4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Let the raking begin. The Milford Highway Department has released the 2012 Leaf Schedule.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Editor's Note: the following document was released by the Milford Highway Department. It covers both the schedule for collecting leaves, and the way they need to be kept for collection. Milford Highway Surveyor Scott Crisafulli has released the town's schedule for fall leaf pickup by streets. Regulations for Residential leaf program for the town of Milford are as follows: The bulk of leaves will be vacuumed. Disposal of remaining leaves will be the responsibility of the homeowner. Due to time restraints and inclement weather, we are unable to return for a second pick-up. Residents must have their leaves out on the scheduled date or they will forfeit the service. The Milford Transfer Station located on Cedar Street will be open for your …