MILFORD - Bill Kiger, on behalf of the Historic Preservation Trust asked council to recognize the late Tom Hoff for his work with the Historic Preservation Trust, the Milford Water Authority, the Milford Enhancement Committee and other civic projects within the borough by naming a portion of Pear Alley between 4th Street and Gooseberry Alley as Tom Hoff Way.

A similar memorial was made last year for the late Richard Snyder naming a portion of Catharine Street as Dick Snyder Way.

Council approved the request. There will be signs noting the designation placed on the alley way.

Pear Alley, parallel to West & East Harford Street, is the first alley intersecting Broad Street, as one heads east on Route 6 just past Forest Hall.
Thomas Warner Hoff died January 23, 2015 at the age of 79.

Frein Trial Impact

President Patrick Beck reported that the trial of Eric Frein will begin around April 3 and that will most likely result in some street closings in the area of West and East High Street. The trial is expected to last four to six weeks. The County Sheriff's Department will be assuming the policing of the closures and have asked the borough to supply the barricades.

Frein has been lodged in Pike County Correctional Facility since his arrest in October 2014 for the homicide of a state trooper and attempted homicide of another trooper outside the PA State Police barracks at Blooming Grove on September 12 of that year.

[Other meeting items may be read in the weekend edition of The News Eagle.]
The mid-month Milford Borough workshop meeting will be held on February 21, 11 a.m. at Borough Hall.

The Milford Borough Council meets regularly on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Borough Hall, 109 West Catharine Street, Milford. For more information about Borough matters go online to or call 570-296-7140.