Introduction to Pickleball- Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 10:30 am- 12:30 pm

Date Posted: Friday, June 24th, 2022

The Town of Townsend and the Diamond State Pickleball Club will be hosting an Introduction to Pickleball Event on Tuesday, June 28th from 10:30 am- 12:30 pm.  The event will be held at the Townsend Municipal Park located at 0 Edgar Rd., Townsend. DE 19734. Registration is required as space is limited.  To register email townhall@townsend.delaware.gov or call 302-378-8082. We hope you can join us! TOT Introduction to pickleball- 6-28-22  



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Employment Opportunity: The Townsend Delaware Police Department is currently accepting applications from active State of Delaware COPT certified officers.

Date Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2022

TOWNSEND POLICE DEPARTMENT  141 Main Street, PO Box 223,   Townsend, DE 19734   Office 302-378-8082 / Fax 302-378-7099   EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY  The Townsend Delaware Police Department is currently accepting applications from active State of Delaware COPT certified officers.  This is a unique opportunity to join a newly established police department and serve as the second in command while working in partnership with the Chief of Police to expand the agency from the ground up.   Townsend is a growing town with expanding development’s, potential business growth and outdoor recreation areas. The ideal candidate must have at a minimum the following;  10 years of proven proactive law enforcement leadership experience, with an emphasis in police operations, logistics, information systems  Investigative experience  Federal & State Grant writing experience  Valid Delaware Drivers License  Current DUI Detection & NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test  Employee mentoring and evaluation experience   This is not a desk position, the person selected will be […]



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Notice for Construction – Townsend Tennis & Pickleball Court

Date Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2022

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE Project: Townsend Tennis & Pickleball Court Location: Townsend Municipal Park Developer: Town of Townsend, DE Contractor: Gessler Construction Company, Inc. Dear Resident, This construction notice is being issued to make you aware of construction taking place on the Tennis & Pickleball Court at Townsend Municipal Park. This construction includes some repairs to the exterior fencing & gate access to the court on Friday, June 17, 2022. The court will be closed on this date during the working hours of 7am-4pm. We apologize for any temporary inconveniences you may experience during the construction. The safety of residents, motorists, pedestrians, and workers is our highest priority during construction. Please be aware of any safety signage, barriers, equipment, and workers so that we can maintain a safe and secure construction zone. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Sincerely, Gessler Construction Chas (484) 880-3695



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Notice for Construction: Karins Blvd. & Route 71 Site Improvements

Date Posted: Thursday, June 16th, 2022

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:   ROAD WORK – MILLING & ASPHALT PAVING AT THE ENTRANCE AND EXIT OF KARINS BLVD AND ALONG SHOULDERS OF RT 71 WORK IS SCHEDULED FRIDAY JUNE 17 , 2022 WORK HOURS ARE 7:00 AM TO 4:00 PM PLEASE BE PAITENT – THERE MAY BE DELAYS If you have any questions, comments or special needs during the construction, please feel free to contact us. Crista Gessler-  Gessler Construction Co. Inc.-  610.637.0551-  Certified ‘WBE’ In addition, if you have any questions, comments or special needs that you would like to communicate to the Town of Townsend, please call 302-378-8082 or email townhall@townsend.delaware.gov.  Thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation.



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Statement from Chesapeake Utilities Corporation:

Date Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2022

Beginning June 13, crews will perform work on behalf of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation in Townsend. The crews are working to extend natural gas pipeline to improve natural gas infrastructure for the community. Temporary lane closures may occur. Crews are expected to complete work at the beginning of August, pending unforeseen delays due to weather conditions. We regret any temporary inconveniences you may experience during construction. While every effort will be made to provide continuous automobile and pedestrian traffic while the work is being completed, please be aware of any temporary parking restrictions, road/sidewalk closures or detours that may be posted. The safety of community members and workers is a priority. Please be aware of any safety signage, barriers, equipment and workers so that we can maintain a safe and secure working zone. If you have any questions, comments or special needs during this project, please feel free to contact Vincent […]



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Job Opening- Administrative Assistant

Date Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2022

Job Opening Administrative Assistant CONTACT PERSON: Antonina Tantillo, MPA, Town Manager Telephone: 302-378-8082 Email: atantillo@townsend.delaware.gov The Town of Townsend, DE is seeking applications for the position of Administrative Assistant.   JOB DESCRIPTION: The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative functions for the Town. The position requires the ability to communicate information from the Town Charter, Codes, general law and policies to businesses, citizens, and employees, and ensure that municipal services are provided in an effective and efficient manner. This position takes direction primarily from and reports initially to the Town Clerk and the Town Manager. This position is one of the initial contacts for the public to the Town. This position requires the ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods, to assist the public at the front desk, and to ascend and descend stairs to access Town records, stock supplies, and file records.  JOB DUTIES: The Administrative Assistant […]



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Save the Date: Town of Townsend Parade and Fair

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

09/24/2022 – 10:00 AM Location: Townsend Municipal Park Address: 0 Edgar Road Townsend, Delaware 19734 Save the Date!! Register to be a vendor here: 2022 Vendor Registration Register to be in the parade here:2022 Parade Registration Contact: Townsend Town Hall- 302-378-8082 or townsend.delaware.gov for additional information. Prizes, Food, Vendors, & Fun 2022 Town Fair & Parade Save the Date



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2022 Town of Townsend Town Council Reorganization

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

2022 Town of Townsend Town Council Reorganization On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the Town of Townsend held its annual reorganization meeting.  At this meeting, Scott Lobdell, one of the Town Council Candidates for a two-year term was sworn in and seated in accordance with the Town Ordinance. His term will expire in June 2024.  Following the swearing in of Councilman Lobdell there were two remaining vacant seats on Council, the sitting Councilmembers appointed two members to one-year Council terms, in accordance with the Town Charter.  Appointed members were Edgar Dugan and Sheryl Rojas.  Both Edgar Dugan and Sheryl Rojas were sworn-in at the reorganization meeting of the Town Council and their terms will expire in June 2023.  After the Councilmembers were seated, the Town Council elected Councilman Scott Lobdell to serve as Mayor of the Town of Townsend.  The Mayor serves a one-year term.  Mayor Lobdell’s first duty after taking […]



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Townsend Wildlife Photo Contest

Date Posted: Monday, June 6th, 2022

The Town of Townsend is hosting a Wildlife Photo Contest!  Please submit photos of local wildlife by June 20th, 2022.  Up to 3 photos can be submitted in one of two ways: 1. Facebook using (hashtag) #TownofTownsend.  Please include the location of where the photo was taken in Townsend (19734) and the date of when it was taken.  OR 2. Email to Townsend Town Hall at townhall@townsend.delaware.gov Please include the location of where the photo was taken in Townsend (19734) and the date of when it was taken. Winners will be chosen to win a free 1- year certification of a National Wildlife Federation Habitat/ Garden and will have their photo showcased at Townsend Town Hall through May 30th, 2023.   Wildlife photo Contest- June 2022 flyer  



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Townsend Community Walking Club

Date Posted: Monday, June 6th, 2022

The Town of Townsend is pleased to announce the Community Walking Club!  Join your neighbors and members of Town Council every Thursday in the months of June, July, and August at either 6:00 am or 6:00 pm for a walk through Town.  Walks will begin and will finish at Townsend Town Hall located at 141 Main Street.  Bring a friend and connect with your community! The Townsend Community Walking Club will meet on the following dates and times: June 9th—–6 AM June 16th —– 6 PM June 23rd —–6 AM June 30th  —– 6 PM July 7th —–6 AM July 14th  —– 6 PM July 21st  —–6 AM July 28th  —– 6 PM August 4th  —–6 AM August 11th  —– 6 PM August 18th —–6 AM August 25th —– 6 PM Please contact Townsend Town Hall at 302-378-8082 or via email at townhall@townsend.delaware.gov with any questions.   Townsend Community Walking Club […]



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Non-Perishable Food Collection for Our Daily Bread

Date Posted: Monday, June 6th, 2022

The Town of Townsend will be holding a non-perishable food drive for Our Daily Bread, until July 1st, 2022. There will be a collection bin at Townsend Town Hall at 141 Main St., Townsend, DE 19734.    Thank you for your donations.   



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Televising Pipe Notice

Date Posted: Friday, June 3rd, 2022

TELEVISING PIPE NOTICE Project:                         Townsend Surface Water Matching Planning Program | Televising Pipe Project Location:          Townsend, Delaware Development:               Townsend Station Contractor:                   Standard Pipe Services, LLC Hello, This notice is being issued to make you aware of televising pipe activities in your development for the project listed above.  The project consists of investigating the existing condition of the interior of the stormwater pipes in the Townsend Station development. Standard Pipe Services will be using a camera to record the condition of the interior of the pipes. There will be several trucks and machinery on site during this project. No repairs will be made at this time. This project is only to obtain the condition of the pipes. The Town of Townsend will implement a plan of action to complete the necessary repairs at a later date. The televising of the stormwater pipes of this project is scheduled to begin June 6th […]



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Job Opening- Town Clerk

Date Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2022

Job Opening Town Clerk CONTACT PERSON: Antonina Tantillo, MPA, Town Manager Telephone: 302-378-8082 Email: atantillo@townsend.delaware.gov The Town of Townsend, DE is seeking applications for the position of Town Clerk. JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for preparation and maintenance of fiscal, administrative and regulatory records for the Town. Work is performed in accordance with the Town Charter, ordinances, and general law, and requires initiative and the ability to work effectively and independently with the public and other officials. The Town Clerk shall have the power to certify town documents including, but not limited to, the town map, ordinances, resolutions, regulations, amendments, contracts, planning documents, rules and by-laws. The Town Clerk shall have charge and custody of the Town Seal. The Town Clerk shall have charge and custody of books, journals, records, papers and other effects of the town and shall keep the same in a safe and secure place. It shall […]



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Town of Townsend 2022 Election- CANCELLED

Date Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2022

Election cancelled flyer – 2022 The Town of Townsend Election scheduled for May 7, 2022 has been:  *****CANCELLED ***** Only two candidates filed for the two two-year term, open Council seats The two Council members filling the two-year Council seat terms are: Patrick Miller and Scott Lobdell **No completed candidate packets were received for the one-year council term, leaving a vacancy which will be appointed by Council after the start of the new Council term in June 2022.   



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Municipal Waste Service Guidelines- 2022

Date Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2022

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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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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Municipal Waste Service Guidelines

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

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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Yard Waste Guidelines

Date Posted: Monday, April 26th, 2021

Please find the guidelines below from GFL regarding Yard Waste Collections.   Collection will begin on Monday, May 3rd, and will continue every other week through December 2021.  Yard Waste is collected on the same weekday as trash and recycling.  Please find a sample municipal waste collection schedule below: Monday, May 3rd: Collection of Trash, Recycling, & Yard Waste. Monday, May 10th: Collection of Trash & Recycling.  NO Yard Waste Collection.  Monday, May 17th: Collection of Trash, Recycling, & Yard Waste Monday, May 24th: Collection of Trash & Recycling.  NO Yard Waste Collection.  Yard waste must be placed loose inside the provided container. Absolutely NO bags can be placed in the can or beside it. Lids on cans must be able to close, nothing sticking or hanging out of the can. GFL does not take sand, dirt, sod, mulch, rock or large thick tree trunks. Branches no thicker than 3” in […]



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The TOWN OF TOWNSEND Invites you to Celebrate Flag Day

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Please join the Town of Townsend as the Middletown High School JROTC provides flag folding demonstrations to recognize flag day! Tuesday, June 14th 5 pm- 6 pm Townsend Municipal Park Gazebo 0 Edgar Road Townsend, DE 19734 Flag Day 2022 Flyer



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