Milford environmentalists are pushing for making the open space manager a permanent post rather than a seasonal one. While times are tough and money is tight, it seems their request is worth consideration, primarily because the city found a gem in the open space manager hired last year and it would be a shame to lose him.
Steve Johnson is really the reason the job should be made part of the city budget at this time. Johnson has gone above and beyond the call of duty since taking on the seasonal/temporary post. He’s everywhere, it seems, involved in all aspects of city life that even remotely relate to the city’s open space.