Committees

Community Relations Committee:

Chair: Councilwoman Cindy Cook


Finance Committee:

Chair: Councilman Jermaine Hatton


Human Resources:

Councilwoman Lorraine Gorman

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Land Use & Development Committee:

Co-Chair: Councilman Jermaine Hatton

Co-Chair: Councilwoman Lorraine Gorman


Parks & Recreation Committee

Chair:  Councilwoman Lorraine Gorman


Public Safety Committee:

Chair: Councilman Steve High


Public Works Committee:

Chair: Mayor Rudy Sutton


Veterans Committee:

Co-Chair   Councilwoman Cindy Cook

Co-Chair   Councilman Steve High

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Planning Commission:

The Town of Townsend is governed by the people and for the people, making citizen participation and contributions important to the Town’s future. 

The Planning Commission meets in a public forum, working with the residents, serving as an advisory board to the Mayor and Council.  The Commission oversees the comprehensive planning process, helping to determine goals and aspirations of the community which directs public policy for Townsend.  Reviewing land use, zoning, planning and development applications within the municipal boundaries, requires annual updates of the Comprehensive Plan.  The Planning Commission conducts meetings and hearings, and invites residents to share their visions and/or concerns at these public gatherings.  The Planning Commission amends and prepares a draft of the Comprehensive Plan for review by the residents, Mayor and Council.  The Plan then goes to the Office of State Planning.  The Plan, is reviewed for compliance and accepted by the State, creating our approved public policy.  Every ten years the Comprehensive Plan is completely evaluated, reviewed by the Office of State Planning and other State agencies for the future of Townsend.

The Planning Commission consists of five (5) volunteer members, who have accepted the tasks and are appointed by the Mayor and Council.

Current members of the Planning Commission are:

Troy Geiger, Chair – 2019

Gary Rittereiser, Co-Chair – 2020

Regina Albert, Secretary – 2019

James Reyes – 2020

Sheryl Rojas – 2019

The Planning Commission meets monthly, on the second Wednesday, in the Town Hall located at 141 Main Street, at 7:00PM, unless posted otherwise on the calendar.  The meeting agenda are posted, as required by law, seven (7) days prior to the scheduled meeting, at the Post Office.

Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate at meetings and hearings.  The Planning Commission needs the comments and concerns of the citizens expressed at the scheduled meetings and hearings.  We offer the opportunity and encourage, for those unable to attend meetings and/or hearings, to send an email to the Planning Commission at – planningcommission@townsend.delaware.gov – Emails will be read and entered as public record, as citizen comments on the agenda.

2020 Town of Townsend Comprehensive Plan is Coming Soon…your participation is important!

Ref.  Ordinance-No-16-03-Planning-Commission.

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Board of Adjustment Members:

Mayor Rudy Sutton
Town Engineer Owen Hyne
Town Solicitor Fred Townsend