New Castle County COVID-19 Testing- Week of August 10, 2020

Date Posted: Monday, August 10th, 2020

Please see the flyers below to find COVID-19 Testing available in New Castle County for the week of August 10, 2020.   August 10 – NCC – English August 10 – NCC – Haitian Creole August 10 – NCC – Spanish Register in advance here. 



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Tropical Storm Isaias Damage Reporting

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

  Smryna – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) Emergency Operations Center is requesting that Delaware residents with damage to their properties fill out the following survey report linked below.  This information is important to help determine eligibility for a disaster declaration.   Delaware Damage Report – Click Here Residents with severe damage or other direct evidence of a tornado should also contact the National Weather Service.  Instructions here National Weather Service Storm Report Treat all downed power lines like they are live and do not drive under damaged power lines.  Contact the utility provider to report outages and downed power lines.  Do not drive through flood water or around barricades, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”. Follow Delaware Emergency Management Agency on Facebook and Twitter. Contact: Jeff Sands, Delaware Emergency Management Agency, 302-659-2211.   Please find this original post here.



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Discontinuation of Garbage & Street Light Utility Fees after July 1, 2020

Date Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2020

  August 3, 2020 To all Townsend Residents and Businesses, Earlier this year, Town Council approved discontinuing streetlight and garbage utility fees in the Town of Townsend effective after September 2020.  Initially, this was scheduled to begin with the 2020-2021 tax billing in in the fall. However, in order to efficiently shift the expense for streetlights and garbage collection to the 2020-2021 tax year, which began July 1, 2020, we are implementing this change effective July 1, 2020.   Those that have already made a streetlight and garbage utility fee payment for the third quarter beginning July 1, 2020, will have the payment credited to their municipal tax account for this year.  The only exception is for those who have an outstanding streetlight or garbage utility fee balance from a previous quarter.  The 2020-2021 tax bill will be distributed in the next few weeks and will reflect any applied credits. […]



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Preparedness for Tropical Storm Isaias

Date Posted: Monday, August 3rd, 2020

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Townsend and surrounding areas.  Tropical storm force winds could lead to tree and power line damage. Gusts of near hurricane force (>73mph) may be possible throughout the day on Tuesday. The primary concern with Isaias remains heavy rain leading to flash flooding. Significant amounts of rainfall may cause flash flooding across the region, Tonight through Tuesday night.  The greatest impacts are expected early Tuesday morning into Tuesday night.  There is a potential for tree damage and power outages due to expected high winds. Residents are advised to remove landscape and outside items that can become airborne in high winds.  Clear outside space by removing anything that can be removed before high winds arrive. This includes trash cans, garden furniture, tools, children’s toys, bicycles, pet cages, and unsecured flowerpots. All of these items could cause serious damage if it were […]



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New castle County COVID-19 Testing- Week of August 3, 2020

Date Posted: Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

Please see the flyers below to find COVID-19 Testing available in New Castle County for the week of August 3, 2020.   Register in advance here.



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New castle County COVID-19 Testing- Week of July 27, 2020

Date Posted: Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Please click the links below to find COVID-19 Testing available in New Castle County for the week of July 27, 2020.   July 27 – NCC – English . July 27 – NCC – Haitian Creole July 27 – NCC – Spanish Register in advance here.



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New castle County COVID-19 Testing- Week of July 20, 2020

Date Posted: Monday, July 20th, 2020

Please click the links below to find COVID-19 Testing available in New Castle County for the week of July 20, 2020.   July 20 – NCC – English July 20 – NCC – Haitian Creole July 20 – NCC – Spanish Register in advance here.



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2020 Town of Townsend Council Reorganization Press Release

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Click here to view the Town of Townsend Council Press Release regarding the 2020 Town of Townsend Council Reorganization.  



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EXTENSION FOR SUBMISSION: The Following is Up for Bid- Townsend Tennis & Pickleball Court Project

Date Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2020

Please click here for updated details: Notice to Bidders Ver2 – Tennis & Pickle Ball Court Project Previous notice for bid:02. DelawareBid Ad.Ver2



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2020 Townsend Town Parade & Festival Canceled; Park Pavilion Rentals Canceled through 9/1/2020

Date Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2020

With an abundance of caution for our residents and visitors, Town Council has decided, at the 7/1/2020 Town Council meeting, to cancel the Fall Parade and Festival, due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Town Council has suspended Park Pavilion Rentals through September 1, 2020 to aid in managing the spread of the Coronavirus in our area.



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Be Safe & Healthy This 4th of July- A Message from the Office of the State Fire Marshall

Date Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2020

Most fireworks are illegal in Delaware. Fireworks can and have caused serious injury. Be safe and be healthy this Fourth of July. Please see this message from the Office of the State Fire Marshall regarding Fireworks: https://statefiremarshal.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/110/2020/06/News-Release-2020-July-4th-Fireworks-in-Delaware.pdf 



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Planning Commission Members Needed

Date Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Planning Commission Members Needed The Town of Townsend is seeking residents to serve as volunteers on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission works with residents and is an advisory board to the Mayor and Council. The Commission oversees the comprehensive planning process, helping to determine aims and ambitions of our community, including reviewing land use, zoning, planning and development applications. The Planning Commission also is responsible to update and prepare a draft Comprehensive Plan for review by the residents, Mayor and Council. Specific information on the Planning Commission can be found at: https://townsend.delaware.gov/committees/ Members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the Mayor and Council. Members  are expected to participate in monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month unless otherwise posted. Come share your knowledge and ideas to better our community. If interested, send a letter of interest to tmcdonald@townsend.delaware.gov. Please provide a statement of why you wish […]



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Cancellation of June and July Movie Nights in the Park

Date Posted: Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Due to current restrictions due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the uncertainty of when the State will lift all restrictions, Town Council voted at its May 6, 2020 meeting to cancel Townsend’s movie nights that were scheduled for June 12 and July 10, 2020.  We are hoping conditions improve so that we will be able to proceed with the movie night scheduled for August 14th.



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2020 Census: We are not done yet!

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

It’s not too late, and it is still essential to Townsend to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends and loved ones to complete the census so we can get the resources we need to thrive. Currently, about half of our households have responded.  Half the response can mean half the resources for our community.  Take a few minutes and help shape our future by going to www.2020census.gov.



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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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New Castle County COVID-19 Testing- Week of July 13, 2020

Date Posted: Monday, July 13th, 2020

Please click the links below to find COVID-19 Testing available in New Castle County for the week of July 13, 2020.   July 13 – NCC – English July 13 – NCC – Haitian Creole July 13 – NCC – Spanish Register in advance here.



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Quarterly Siren Testing 7/7/2020

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

A test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and Notification System will be conducted by the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and the Delaware State Police on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  Sirens will sound at around 7:20pm tonight. The Quarterly Siren Test involves a three-to five-minute sounding of the 37 sirens followed by a test message of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on local radio stations.  The sirens are located within 10 miles of the Salem/Hope Creek power plants in New Jersey, and 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 radios to one of the local EAS stations for important emergency instructions.



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