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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The Following is Up for Bid- Townsend Tennis & Pickleball Court Project

Date Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2020

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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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Town of Townsend Election Notice- 2020

Date Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2020

Election NOTICE flyer – 2020 Solicitation of Candidates for the 2020 Townsend Election closed at 4:00 p.m. on June 18th, 2020.   In accordance with Title 5 of the Town of Townsend Charter, there are two candidates for the two available Townsend Council Seats.  Fulfillment of these Council Seats will be discussed at the next Town of Townsend Council meeting on 7/1/2020.  



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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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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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Monday June 29th, 2020- COVID-19 Testing at Townsend Elementary

Date Posted: Friday, June 26th, 2020

COVID-19 Testing: 10 am- 2 pm Townsend Elementary School 126 Main Street Townsend, DE 19734   Register to be tested at this link:  https://delaware.curativeinc.com/welcome                                                         



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COVID-19 TESTING

Date Posted: Friday, May 29th, 2020

If anyone wants to get tested for COVID-19, Delaware and New Castle County have created websites to register for testing.  If you have symptoms, you should contact your local physician.   However, asymptomatic residents anywhere in Delaware, including Smyrna and Kent County, can find testing and register for texting sites via: Http://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing.  For New Castle County the following website has been established to register:  https://delaware.curativeinc.com/welcome .  For some, sites in Kent County or Smyrna may be closer and more available.



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Town Council Elections Will Be Held on Saturday, July 18, 2020

Date Posted: Friday, May 29th, 2020

Townsend Board of Election members Lorraine Gorman, Al Harrington, and Terry Mobley have announced that the Town Council Election that was suspended due to the Coronavirus Pandemic has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 18th.  Solicitation of Candidates is re-opened effective 5/29/2020.  Click here for additional information.  



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David Carter Provides News/Updates/Events for District 6

Date Posted: Thursday, May 21st, 2020

What is the status of the new Paramedic Station? Where can food be donated & distributed to the needy? What Grants has the County approved? Which County Departments are open for business? What County services are available during the pandemic? How can you utilize the libraries while they are closed? These are just a few of the questions that are answered in the lastest newsletter posted by New Castle County Councilman David Carter. Copy the following link to view a copy of the newsletter in its entirety. https://mailchi.mp/2746fad3f664/updates-news-and-events-new-castle-countys-6th-district-12407766



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