Drive Up Free Food Pantry- 2/17/2023 9 a.m.

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Drive Up Free Food Pantry 209 Main St., Townsend, DE 19734 February 17th, 2023 at 9 a.m.



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Announcing: 2022 Town of Townsend Annual Holiday Decoration Contest

Date Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2023

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2022 Town of Townsend Annual Holiday Decoration Contest, who were announced at the January 4th, 2023 Council Meeting: Modern Category: 1st Place – 1110 East Founds Street. 2nd Place – 219 Edgar Road Traditional Category: 1st Place – 221 Edgar Road 2nd Place – 740 Tracey Circle  



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Drive Up Free Food Pantry- 1/20/2023 9 a.m.

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Drive Up Free Food Pantry 209 Main St., Townsend, DE 19734 January 20th, 2023 at 9 a.m. Pre- register here:  https://Jan20IMC.eventrite.com Register to volunteer here: https://bit.ly/3jhCSKP Call/Text: 302-508-0929 Mobile Foodbank 1-20-2023



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Municipal Waste Service Guidelines- 2023

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Residents are reminded of the following guidelines for trash, recycling, and yard waste collection.  Please take special notice that only trash should be bagged; recycling and yard waste should not be bagged.  Trash: Please place containers at the curb the night before or no later than 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. Trash must be placed at the curb no earlier than 24 hours prior to scheduled trash pick-up. All trash containers must be removed from the sidewalk area no later than 24 hours after trash pick-up. Trash containers and/or bags should be placed at the edge of the property so as not to block the sidewalk. Pick up times are subject to change. If trash is not picked up as a result of not having it out by the arrival time of the driver; there could be a $25 fee to pick up before your next scheduled pick […]



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Save the Date: Town of Townsend Parade and Fair 2023

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

06/03/2023 Location: Townsend Municipal Park Address: 0 Edgar Road Townsend, Delaware 19734 Save the Date!! Register to be a food vendor here:  2023 FOOD Vendor Registration Form- Town of Townsend Fair Register to be a nonprofit vendor here: 2023 NONPROFIT Vendor Registration Form- Town of Townsend Fair Register to be a private vendor here: 2023 PRIVATE Vendor Registration Form- Town of Townsend Fair Register to be in the parade here: 2023 Parade Registration Form- Town of Townsend Fair Contact: Townsend Town Hall- 302-378-8082 or townsend.delaware.gov for additional information. Prizes, Food, Vendors, & Contests  2023SaveTheDate-Fair



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DelDOT: Townsend Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan & Survey

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) along with its consultants invited the public to attend a public workshop regarding the Townsend Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan.  The workshop was held at Town Hall of Townsend on January 4, 2023, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.  The Town invites you to express your views and suggestions in writing.  They can also be sent to DelDOT Community Relations. Review the public hearing presentation here: Boards_Townsend_PubWrkshp #1_01032023 and provide comments on DelDOT’s analysis of current bicycle and pedestrian facilities within the project area; and Share your ideas and preferences for locations and priorities of bicycle and pedestrian improvements within Townsend town limits. Complete the Townsend Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Public Survey by clicking the link here: https://forms.gle/E8xAY73txv6yDZjm9 This survey will also provide an update on the overall study and schedule.



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02/17/2023 Practice SAT Exam

Date Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2023

The Town of Townsend and the Sylvan Learning Center of Middletown will be hosting a practice SAT exam for Townsend Students in the Classes of 2024 and 2025 on  Wednesday, February 17th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The event will be held at the Town Hall located at 141 Main St., Townsend, DE 19734.  Please arrive at Town Hall between 7:45 a.m. to 7:55 p.m..  Bring number 2 pencils and an approved calculator.  Registration is required as space is limited.  To register please contact Town Hall via email at townhall@townsend.delware.gov or call 302-378-8082.  Upon registering please provide the following: student’s name, graduation year, parent name and address, and email addresses for both student and parent.  Sylvan will offer a free review of the exam results with the family after scores are received. Please click this flyer to review additional details:   



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REMINDER: DelDOT Notice of Public Open House: Townsend Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan & Survey

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) along with its consultants, invites the public to attend a public workshop regarding the Townsend Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan. The public is invited to: Review and provide comments on DelDOT’s analysis of current bicycle and pedestrian facilities within the project area; and Share their ideas and preferences for locations and priorities of bicycle and pedestrian improvements within Townsend town limits. This workshop will also provide an update on the overall study and schedule. The workshop will be held at Town Hall of Townsend on January 4, 2023, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Interested persons are invited to express their views and suggestions in writing. Comments will be received during the workshop. They can also be sent to DelDOT Community Relations. Town Hall of Townsend 141 Main Street Townsend Wednesday 1/4/2023 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM   Review the public hearing presentation here: Boards_Townsend_PubWrkshp #1_01032023 […]



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Happy New Year’s from the Town of Townsend

Date Posted: Sunday, January 1st, 2023

Happy New Year from the Town of Townsend! Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2023! 



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GFL to Collect Christmas Trees for Disposal Monday, January 9th, 2023

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

Santa and his elves will be back Monday, January 9th, 2023 to collect the holiday trees! Tree collection is not an easy job but you can help: Please remove all lights and decorations. Cut down any trees over 6 feet tall. Tree bags are not allowed in the sleigh. Place the trees at the curb the night before Please click this flyer to review additional details:



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Winter Weather Tips

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

As we move into the winter season the Town of Townsend would like to share the following information and tips to ensure a safe winter season.  In accordance with Townsend Municipal Code Section 10.04.020 Snow And Ice On Sidewalks” “It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of any premises in the town immediately in front of, beside or behind a sidewalk to permit or allow snow or ice to remain thereon for longer than 12 hours after daylight after it shall have ceased snowing. The town may have snow remaining in violation of this section removed immediately and charge the cost of removal to the owner or occupant of his property abutting the sidewalk.”  Residents are reminded to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice in the event of a snow storm.  Please visit the Mayo Clinic website for tips how to stay safe when shoveling snow https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/safety-tips-when-shoveling-snow/  […]



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Global War on Terror Memorial- Eagle Scout Project

Date Posted: Monday, October 17th, 2022

Logan Ament an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 204 Odessa, Delaware has shared his Eagle Scout Project with Townsend Town Council.  The mission of this service project is to construct a memorial at VFW Post 3 792 in Townsend, Delaware. The memorial will honor those who served in the Global War on Terror. The design will consist of three parts: a monument, small flower bed, and a walkway. By purchasing an engraved brick, you are investing in honoring those who served as well as assisting with an Eagle Scout Service Project. By purchasing a brick, you will be honoring the men and women that served in the Global War on Terror.  Please find out more information here: FLYER _ Global War On Terror Memorial Order a Brick using this order form: Brick Order Form _ Global War On Terror Memorial



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New Castle County Reassessment

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

From New Castle County Councilman Dave Carter,   As part of a law suit settlement, New Castle County has begun undergoing a property tax reassessment countywide.   Residents may have begun to see data collectors making their way through New Castle County to reassess parcels.  New Castle County has engaged Tyler Technologies to conduct the reassessment project.  Beginning on or around July 18, property owners should be on the lookout for data collectors in our community. They will be making their way through Southern New Castle County, visiting every parcel and collecting data. The data collector may also ask the occupants about the property such as the year it was built, the number of bedrooms, or square footage. Once the data has been collected, a data mailer will be mailed to the property owner with the information that was collected. Please contact the County assessment office (302-395-5520) if there is an error or […]



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Townsend Town Meetings to Temporarily Return to Virtual Format & Town Hall to be Closed to the Public

Date Posted: Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

With substantial increases in the positivity rate and number of new positive cases in and around the Town, Town Council will be returning to a virtual meeting on January 5 at 7:30 PM. In addition, staff will be available via telephone and email and will be scheduled to assure services to our residents. Individuals who have payments or other items to drop off at Town Hall are asked to mail materials to Town Hall or use use the dropbox which will be monitored daily.   Currently, the positivity rate in our zip code is approximately four times greater than the state 7-day floating average. In addition, there have been approximately 90 new cases in our zip code over the last seven days. The floating average is approximately 13 new cases per day in our zip code.  This variant of the COVID-19 virus is showing a breakthrough rate at over 21%.  Residents […]



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New Police Chief Takes Office in the Town of Townsend

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

After extensive review, the Town of Townsend is pleased to announce it has hired Mr. Robert J. Longo as the Chief of Police. Chief Longo began his duties on November 1, 2021, and is working to build a community based and efficient public safety program for the Town.  Chief Longo brings with him an extensive career in law enforcement.  His experience in municipal policing includes grant writing, developing budgets and building community based policies and procedures.  He is an advocate for pro-active community  policing and engaging the community to ensure safe neighborhoods.  “We are very pleased and fortunate to have found such a highly qualified professional as Chief Longo.  We are confident he will build a public safety team with the right balance of professionalism and community centered policing”, said Townsend Mayor Patrick Miller.  Chief Longo has prior military experience, having served in the Army National Guard.  Throughout his career […]



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Town Hall Closed in Recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Date Posted: Friday, January 13th, 2023

In recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Townhall will be closed on Monday, January 16th, 2023.     Municipal waste services will continue to operate on an uninterrupted schedule, with pickup on Monday, January 16th, 2023. 



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REMINDER: DelDOT Notice of Public Open House: Townsend Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) along with its consultants, invites the public to attend a public workshop regarding the Townsend Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan. The public is invited to: Review and provide comments on DelDOT’s analysis of current bicycle and pedestrian facilities within the project area; and Share their ideas and preferences for locations and priorities of bicycle and pedestrian improvements within Townsend town limits. This workshop will also provide an update on the overall study and schedule. The workshop will be held at Town Hall of Townsend on January 4, 2023, from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Interested persons are invited to express their views and suggestions in writing. Comments will be received during the workshop. They can also be sent to DelDOT Community Relations (contact information below). Town Hall of Townsend 141 Main Street Townsend Wednesday 1/4/2023 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM



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