Road Work on Commerce Street

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Repair work began January 13, 2020 on the curbs and sidewalks on Commerce Street.  The project will improve our community and enhance safety.  The work will last approximately two weeks, conditional on the weather.  This work should have minimal impact on traffic in the area.        



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Welcome to the Town of Townsend!

Date Posted: Monday, February 9th, 2015

Welcome to the Town of Townsend!  Please take a moment to review our updated website to better serve our “Small Town Community”.  Please note, we have taken extraordinary efforts to present the most accurate and up-to-date content and reliable information. This website is a valuable resource for our citizens as they explore our Town, our services, and our community.  Thank you for visiting us online, and please come back soon for continuously updated content. You can also visit our Facebook page for additional information on community events.  Town Hall is open Monday – Friday,  8:00 am – 4:00 pm, stop and visit any time or call with any comments or concerns at (302) 378-8082.



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National Wildlife’s 2020 Photo Contest

Date Posted: Saturday, January 18th, 2020

NATIONAL WILDLIFE magazine is excited to announce the opening of its 49th annual photo contest. Be one of the first to enter the National Wildlife Photo Contest today! Deadline for entries is March 29, 2020. Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, they would love to see some of your best images of wildlife and wild lands, from around the world or your own backyard. Cash prizes will be awarded. Details may be found at: https://photocontest.nwf.org/menu-home.aspx…



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1st Quarter 2020 Newsletter

Date Posted: Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Councilman Patrick Miller announced at the January 8, 2020 Town Council Meeting that newsletters would be prepared quarterly.  The 1st Town Newsletter of 2020 may be found here.



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Town Hall Closed January 20, 2020 for MLK Holiday

Date Posted: Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday.  Trash and Recycling will be picked up Monday per the normal schedule.



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Road Construction – Karins Blvd. @ Hwy. 71

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

The Town has just been advised that  CIRILLO BROS  will begin installing the sanitary sewer tie-in work on Karins Blvd. for Lifehouse Church and removing the top several inches of roadway surface on the following date:  ___ Thursday January 2nd, 2020 – weather permitting. UPDATE:  Installation has been rescheduled for Monday, January 6, 2020 due to predicted rain over the next few days. Parking and through-vehicular-traffic will be affected during this time. All work will be performed within the States Right-of-Way (ROW). During this time, all vehicles will need to be moved out of the limits of construction.  If vehicles are not moved by the start of construction, an employee will attempt to make contact with you.  If the attempt is unsuccessful,***The contractor reserves the right to have the vehicle towed out of the construction limits.*** For construction schedule questions and concerns please contact: Cirillo Bros. Inc.  (302) 326-1540 Thank […]



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Emergency Sirens To Be Tested 1/7/20.

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Emergency Sirens To Be Tested   (Smyrna) – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Delaware State Police will conduct a quarterly test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and Notification system on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  The sirens will sound at around 10:45 a.m.   The 37 sirens located within ten miles of the Salem/Hope Creek (New Jersey) plants will be activated for three to five minutes.  The siren tests will be followed by a test message of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on local radio stations.    Sirens that will be tested are the same sirens used to alert the public in the event of an actual emergency at either the Salem or Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations.  In such an emergency, the public would be alerted by the sirens to tune their radios to one of the local EAS stations for important emergency instructions.   […]



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Christmas Tree Pick-up – 1/6/20

Date Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Townsend Tree Disposal Details    



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Town Newsletter

Date Posted: Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Mayor and Council hope you enjoy reading the Town’s  Winter 2019 Newsletter  and find the information provided beneficial.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Town Hall.



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Christmas Caroling/Tree Lighting – December 8th

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Join us for hot chocolate, cider & cookies as we celebrate the holiday season with Christmas Caroling followed by a tree lighting ceremony at the Town Park on Edgar Road. P.S.  A very special guest in a red suit will be joining us!! Click  here for details.



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Holiday Lighting Contest

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

The votes are in and it was a tough choice as there were so many homes displaying really great holiday lights.   Congratulation to the following winners of the Townsend Holiday Lighting Contest, who were announced at the January 8, 2020 Council Meeting: 1st Place –   611 Commerce St. – Carlton Money 2nd Place – 240 Edgar Rd. – Brian & Marissa Holl 3rd Place – 1009 West Founds St. – Joseph & Sheryl Rojas Gift certificates will be awarded to the winners. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* Announcing “Let Your Lights Shine” – Townsend’s 3rd annual Holiday Lights Contest. Let’s shine bright for the holidays.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to the best decorated homes located in the incorporated Town of Townsend.  Contact Town Hall at 302-378-8082 or townhall@townsend.delaware.gov to register YOUR HOME ADDRESS for consideration.  The registration form may also be faxed to Town Hall on 302-378-7099. Judging will […]



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