PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:30 MONDAY
MILFORD – Reflecting the same concerns debated in Cooperstown in recent weeks, the Village of Milford is planning a hearing on a temporary moratorium on short-term rentals at 6:30 p.m. Monday the 22nd in the Village Office, 64 South Main St.
The village is not opposed to short-term rentals during the summer to Dreams Park families and other visitors, said Mayor Brian Pokorny. However, he added, residents have asked that the matter be looked into to ensure the community remains in balance.
After sharing his story of survival and endurance when cancer struck at age 49, Art Boden, popular manager of New York Pizza in Coopertown, leads cancer survivors on the first lap of the Otsego County Relay for Life this morning at Milford’s Wilber Park. To the left of Art is Allison Wilber, the Relay leader this year. Boden’s family, dad Art Jr. (Art himself is III), stepdaughter Brianna Brass, daughter Emily and son Daniel were on hand, sometimes tearfully, at they reflected on their father’s ordeal. At left, Cooperstown’s Joanne O’Brien smiles as Boden single her out during his keynote: He ran into her at Taylor’s earlier this week and was inspired by her optimism. Unable to stage the Relay this year at the traditional site, Dreams Park, or the Clark Sports Center, the fundraiser relocated to Milford at the invitation of the new village mayor, Brian Pokorny. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)