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Meeting on new landlord fee stays quiet in Milford

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 23, 2007 07:14 AM


A Board of Selectmen meeting last week saw no major problems during a discussion about a new fee being charged to landlords.

A previous discussion of the subject had brought an outburst of booing and yelling from those in attendance, most of them landlords from the Portuguese-speaking community.

During the meeting last week, attendees remained quiet as landlords spoke both for and against the $50-per-unit fee. Money from the fees is being used to pay for a new program to inspect all rental units in Milford for overcrowding.

Selectmen did not make any decision about whether the fee will continue to be charged in future years.

Kyle Alspach

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