Annual Easter Egg Hunt Cancelation

Date Posted: Friday, March 5th, 2021

Due to the ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Governor’s State of Emergency, the Town of Townsend has decided to cancel the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for 2021. The Town hopes to continue with this annual event next year. Please continue to stay safe and healthy.



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Important News from Delmarva Power: Delmarva Power Says Customers Must Act Now as Millions of Dollars Remain in Assistance Funds to Help Pay Energy Bills

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Contact: Timothy Stokes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Delmarva Power, Communications 866-655-2237 (media hotline) Delmarva Power Says Customers Must Act Now as Millions of Dollars Remain in Assistance Funds to Help Pay Energy Bills Customers who may have never qualified for assistance may now qualify NEWARK, Del. (March 1, 2021) – With millions of dollars in assistance funding available for customers who may be struggling to pay their energy bill, Delmarva Power says customers need to act now to secure these essential funds while they last. Delmarva Power understands the ongoing challenges customers are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is committed to helping every customer meet their energy needs. Delmarva Power works closely with its community partners to connect customers with grants and programs like LIHEAP, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP provides grants in varying amounts based on a household’s income size, type of fuel, and type of […]



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COVID-19 Testing Site- Townsend Fire Department- Saturday, March 6, 2021- 10 am- 6pm

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Please see the Pop up Testing Site at Townsend Fire Department on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 10am- 6pm Please sign up here: https://curative.com/sites/11053?date=2021-03-06



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COVID-19 Testing Site- Middletown High School- Wednesday, March 3, 2021- 10 am- 3pm

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Please see the Pop up Testing Site at Middletown High School on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 10am- 3pm Please sign up here: https://curative.com/sites/161?date=2021-03-03#9/39.4507/-75.6968  



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Delaware COVID-19 Testing-Pop Up Sites- Week of March 1, 2021

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Please click on the flyers below to find COVID-19 Testing available in Delaware for the week of March 1, 2021.   Please remember there are also permanent testing locations which can be found here.



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2021 Town of Townsend Town Council Election- Notice of Solicitation of Candidates

Date Posted: Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Solicitation of Candidates 2021 The annual Town Council election is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There are three Council positions open for election.   If you are you interested in serving as a Member of Town Council, Petitions of Candidacy may be requested by calling Town Hall at 302-378-8082 or by emailing townhall@townsend.delaware.gov Each position serves for a Two- Year term  Applications are available: March 1, 2021- April 1, 2021 *PETITIONS OF CANDIDACY APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT TOWN HALL BY 4:30 PM on Thursday, April 1, 2021 QUALIFICATIONS for CANDIDACY Be 18 years of age Be a Citizen of the United States of America Be a registered voter in the State of Delaware, New Castle County Be a legal resident within the Town Corporate Boundaries for a minimum of twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the filing of Candidacy



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NEWS FROM FEMA: FEMA and Delaware Officials Opening COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Dover

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Tuesday shared the following news from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Health and Human Services (HHS), Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and Dover International  Speedway (DIS) have partnered to open a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site for six days beginning Saturday, February 20, 2021.  FEMA will provide resources and federal staffing support, as well as operational support at this site.   “We’re committed to vaccinating as many Delawareans as possible, as quickly and equitably as possible,” said Delaware Governor John C. Carney.  “This will help us deliver critical second doses of a life-saving vaccine to thousands of Delawareans.  Thank you to FEMA, Dover International Speedway, and all of our partners in this important effort.”    “FEMA is grateful for the outpouring of support and hard work from our […]



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COVID-19 Testing Site- Middletown High School- Wednesday, February 17, 2021- 10 am- 3pm

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Please see the Pop up Testing Site at Middletown High School on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 10am- 3pm Please sign up here: https://curative.com/sites/161?date=2021-02-17



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Delaware COVID-19 Testing-Pop Up Sites- Week of February 15, 2021

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Please click on the flyers below to find COVID-19 Testing available in Delaware for the week of February 15, 2021.   Please remember there are also permanent testing locations which can be found here.



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Town Hall Closed in Recognition of Presidents’ Day

Date Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2021

In recognition of the Presidents’ Day Holiday,  Townhall will be closed on Monday, February 15th, 2021.  



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2021 Craig Tufts Education Scholarship

Date Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2021

The NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION ( NWF) is accepting applications for the 2021 Craig Tufts Education Scholarship.   The Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Fund was established in memory of CRAIG TUFTS, Chief Naturalist of the National Wildlife Federation. Each year the fund grants an award to one youth between the ages of 8 and 18 to attend a week-long summer outdoor educational adventure camp at Family Nature Summits.  The fund provides travel, room and board, and program fees for the award winner and an accompanying parent or guardian.  Deadline to apply is March 19, 2021. The 2021 Family Nature Summit will be held July 10-16 at the Silver Bay YMCA conference and family retreat center in the Adirondack State Park on Lake George in New York. For more information, visit https://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Education-Programs/Craig-Tufts-Educational-Scholarship



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COVID-19 Testing Site- Middletown High School- Wednesday, February 10, 2021- 10 am- 3pm

Date Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2021

Please see the Pop up Testing Site at Middletown High School on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 10am- 3pm Please sign up here: https://curative.com/sites/161?date=2021-02-10



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Delaware COVID-19 Testing-Pop Up Sites- Week of February 8, 2021

Date Posted: Monday, February 8th, 2021

Please click on the flyers below to find COVID-19 Testing available in Delaware for the week of February 8, 2021.   Please remember there are also permanent testing locations which can be found here.



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National Wildlife Magazine 50th Annual Photo Contest

Date Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2021

National Wildlife magazine is excited to announce the opening of its 50th annual photo contest. This year the Grand Prize winner will be honored with their Nature’s Witness Award, a cash prize of $5,000 and an SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens (valued at $1,399) from Tamron, a proud supporter of the 2021 National Wildlife Photo Contest. The winner of their new portfolio category will be awarded $750. In each of the eight subject categories, first place wins $500 and second place wins $250. Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, why not share some of your best images of wildlife and wild lands from around the world to your own backyard. Details of the contest may be found here: https://photocontest.nwf.org/menu-home.aspx?comp_id=C01304D4-386F-4A6C-998D-60B6FAF9AE01&fbclid=IwAR1ViNUw8MOs55r-0vAqkkoVXCXbXbnhDkLqDT65Fy2LL2KuF3eDZLpARKQ



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Townsend Playground Equipment Remains Closed & Park Pavilion Rentals Remain Suspended

Date Posted: Monday, January 4th, 2021

Townsend Playground Equipment Remains Closed & Park Pavilion Rentals Remain Suspended for the next six months; or until it is safe to reopen.   With an abundance of caution for our residents and visitors, Town Council has decided, at the 12/23/2020 Town Council meeting, that the Townsend playground equipment, basketball court, and skate park, will remain closed for the next six months; or until it is safe to reopen.  In addition, Town Council has continued to suspend Park Pavilion Rentals for the next six months; or until it is safe to reopen to aid in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus.



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Reminder from GFL Regarding Trash & Recycling Guidelines

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Please see below for guidelines and reminders regarding trash and recycling services in the Town of Townsend, from GFL.   TRASH & RECYCLING GUIDELINES Please place containers at the curb the night before or no later than 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. Pick up times are subject to change. Trash placed at the curb AFTER 7 am will not be picked up if the driver has already been through. Special arrangements may be made for an extra pickup. (Additional charges may apply)  Please place the carts out to the curb with the wheels and handles facing the house and the lift bar facing the road. The carts should be clear of any obstructions such as mailboxes, cars, utility poles, garage doors, etc. The truck and driver must have clear access to the rollout carts. For a regular scheduled service your pick up includes (1) 95 – Gallon cart. Please […]



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Townsend Continued Response to Coronavirus- November 25, 2020

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Please read the document below for an update on the Town of Townsend’s continued response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.   COVID NOTICE V4 11.25.20



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Fight the Flu!

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

With COVID-19 still with us, it’s more important than ever to get a flu vaccine. Make an appointment with your health care provider, go to a pharmacy or find a community flu clinic near you, and help Delaware fight the flu. Find more information at flu.delaware.gov. #FightFluDE Learn more about the Fly by clicking on this Fact Sheet



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DNREC offers the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) at no cost to qualified low-income families to reduce energy costs.

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Weatherization Program Helps Delawareans Invest in Their Homes Program is Free to Delaware Families Who Qualify It’s time for Delawareans to prepare their homes for winter weather. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offers the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) at no cost to qualified low-income families to reduce energy costs. DNREC encourages Delaware homeowners and renters to review the eligibility guidelines at https://de.gov/wap to then receive a free energy audit. An auditor will determine the services to improve the energy efficiency of the homes. Typical services include air-sealing, insulation, heating system repair, lighting upgrades and minor repairs that are necessary to complete energy-saving measures. Last year, 195 Delawareans benefited from this program, with an average estimated savings of $283 per home per year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The program will now be available throughout Delaware by Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA), which had previously contracted […]



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Anticipation in Hiring of a Flexible, Part-time Code Enforcement Officer/ Building Inspector

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

The Town of Townsend is anticipating hiring a flexible part-time Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector to work approximately 15 to 20 hrs. weekly. Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector will be responsible for conducting investigations and ensuring compliance with all Town Codes and related ordinances. The employee may issue citations and bring violators in Magistrate Court and may testify if necessary.  Employee will work under general supervision of the Town Manager.  The Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector will be required to maintain confidentiality and prepare reports and keep appropriate records. Qualified applicants must have excellent communication skills, proficiency with computers, and a valid driver’s license with good driving record. Qualified candidate may be appointed a Code Enforcement Constable pursuant to State law to make actions legally effective.  The ability to perform investigations and appropriate code research to ensure conformance to codes in a manner that effectively communicates, both verbally and in writing violations and […]



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Permanent COVID-19 Testing Locations

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Please see the flyers below to view the new Permanent COVID-19 Testing Sites.   Learn more here.   ENGLISH-New Castle County_Permanent_Covid_Testing_sites ENGLISH-Kent County_Permanent_Covid_Testing_sites ENGLISH -Sussex County_Permanent_Covid_Testing_sites Hatian Creole-Kent County_Permanent_Covid_Testing_sites Hatian Creole -New Castle County_Permanent_Covid_Testing_sites Hatian Creole-Sussex County_Permanent_Covid_Testing_sites SPANISH-New Castle County_Permanent_Covid_Testing_sites SPANISH-Kent County_Permanent_Covid_Testing_sites SPANISH-Sussex County_Permanent_Covid_Testing_sites



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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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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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