Snow Emergency Declared at 6 am, Thursday, January 20th, 2022 Has Now Ended

Date Posted: Thursday, January 20th, 2022

The Snow Emergency that was declared as of 6 am on Thursday, January 20, 2022 has now ended as of 4 pm on Thursday, January 20th, 2022.  Thank you to all for your cooperation with removing motor vehicles parked on the even numbered addressed side of the roads within the corporate limits of Townsend.



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Notice: Declaration of Snow Emergency, Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Date Posted: Thursday, January 20th, 2022

NOTICE Declaration of Snow Emergency Due to Weather forecast and in accordance with Section 10.08.010 of the Municipal Code of the Town of Townsend, a Declaration of Emergency has been issued in the Town of Townsend at 6 AM, today, Thursday, January 20, 2022.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 1 pm, today, Thursday, January 20th, 2022.  The area is forecasted for a wintery mix, followed by snow accumulations of 1-2 inches.  Residents are advised of the potential for a slippery commute as the rain turns to snow this morning.  Residents with even numbered addresses are directed to remove all motor vehicles that are parked on the side of any road within the corporate limits of Townsend. Parking of all vehicles on the even numbered addresses side of the street is hereby prohibited and will remain prohibited during the continuance of the snow emergency. Parking […]



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

Date Posted: Friday, January 14th, 2022

In recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Townhall will be closed on Monday, January 17th, 2022.     Municipal waste services will continue to operate on an uninterrupted schedule, with pickup on Monday, January 17th, 2022. 



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Departure of Town Manager Anthony Mangeri

Date Posted: Friday, January 14th, 2022

After almost 3 years of service, Town Manager Anthony Mangeri, MPA, CPM, CEM has chosen to move on to a new position and will be leaving the Town of Townsend effective Friday, January 14, 2021. Ms. Antonina Tantillo, MPA, Deputy Town Manager/Town Clerk, will serve as Interim Town Manager. During his tenure with the Town, Mr. Mangeri was instrumental in professionalizing the Town Administration and fostering an environment of transparency and accountability.  He will be missed. If you have questions or concerns needing the Town’s attention you can reach Ms. Tantillo at Town Hall via phone 302-378-8082 or via email at atantillo@townsend.delaware.gov.   



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Notice: Declaration of Snow Emergency from January 6th, 2022 at 8 pm until January 7th, 2022

Date Posted: Thursday, January 6th, 2022

NOTICE Declaration of Snow Emergency Due to Weather forecast and in accordance with Section 10.08.010 of the Municipal Code of the Town of Townsend, a Declaration of Emergency has been issued in the Town of Townsend at 8 PM, today, Thursday, January 6, 2022, until Friday, January 7th, 2022. Residents with even numbered addresses are directed to remove all motor vehicles that are parked on the side of any road within the corporate limits of Townsend. Parking of all vehicles on the even numbered addresses side of the street is hereby prohibited and will remain prohibited during the continuance of the snow emergency. Parking on the side of Townsend maintained streets bearing odd-numbered addresses is permitted. The Town snowplow contractor has been placed on standby to begin plowing after snow accumulations reaches 2 inches. In addition, residents are requested to remove GFL containers from curbside to allow snow plows to […]



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Winter Weather Advisory Issued Until 10 AM, Friday, January 7th, 2022

Date Posted: Thursday, January 6th, 2022

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until Friday, January 7, 2022, at 10:00AM.  The area is forecasted for snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches for central and northern Delaware.  Residents should plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.  Slow down and use caution while traveling.  The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5-1-1.   Residents with even numbered addresses are advised to move their vehicles to their driveway or to the side of the street with odd numbered addresses. This is to allow for efficient snow removal operations.  A Declaration of Snow Emergency is expected to be issued pending the continued tracking of the storm. In addition, residents are requested to remove GFL Containers from curbside to allow snow plows to safely operate. 



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Snow Emergency on January 3, 2022, ending on January 4, 2022

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Thank you to all that worked hard to clear the sidewalks and areas of our Town.  The Snow Emergency was issued the morning of January 3, 2022, and ended this morning, in accordance with § 10.08.010 of the Town Code.  Unfortunately, some vehicles were not moved in accordance with the order. This significantly delayed slow removal operations. Residents are reminded that failure to remove vehicles as directed in a snow emergency may result in the vehicle being towed in accordance with the Town Code, § 10.08.020 Impoundment of Vehicles Parked on Streets During Snow and Ice Emergencies. This is a reminder that residents are required to clear all sidewalks of snow and ice following a snowstorm.  Residents are also urged to not park their vehicles across the sidewalk. This limits the ability of residents, including individuals with disabilities, to safely walk in our community.  It is a violation of Town […]



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GFL to Collect Christmas Trees for Disposal on Monday, January 10th, 2022

Date Posted: Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Santa and his elves will be back Monday January 10, 2022 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’ 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: 2022 Tree Disposal – Townsend.docx



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Emergency Sirens To Be Tested on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 at approximately 10:45 am

Date Posted: Monday, January 3rd, 2022

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, January 4, 2022.  The sirens should sound at approximately 10:45am. 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. Learn more by clicking here



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Snow Emergency Declared for Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Date Posted: Monday, January 3rd, 2022

A Snow Emergency has been issued in the Town of Townsend.   Residents with even numbered addresses are directed to remove all motor vehicles that are parked on the side of any road within the corporate limits of Townsend.  Parking of all vehicles on the even numbered addresses side of street is hereby prohibited and will remain prohibited during the continuance of the snow emergency. Parking on the side of the Townsend maintained streets bearing odd-numbered addresses is permitted.  Also, due to impending severe weather, there will not be trash collection today. Trash and recyclables will be collected tomorrow, Tuesday, January 4th, 2022. Do not put trash cans out today as it will interfere with snow removal operations.



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Delay in Municipal Waste Service Due to Impending Severe Weather

Date Posted: Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Due to impending severe weather, there will not be trash collection today, Monday, January 3rd, 2022. Trash and recyclables will be collected tomorrow Tuesday, January 4th, 2022   Do not put trash cans out today as it will interfere with snow removal operations.



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Pending Severe Weather Conditions

Date Posted: Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

Weather forecasts are reporting a Severe Winter Storm to begin overnight in our area. Current forecast is for rain turning to snow by 4 AM Monday. Snow is expected throughout the day with the potential for heavy accumulation. The Town snowplow contractor has been placed on standby. Residents are requested to remove their vehicles from roadways by 7 AM to allow for efficient snow removal operations. Townsend offices will be closed to the public. Staff will be working remotely to meet the needs of our residents.



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Town Hall Closed in Recognition of the New Year Holiday

Date Posted: Thursday, December 30th, 2021

In recognition of the New Year Holiday, Townhall will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2021.     Municipal waste services will continue to operate on an uninterrupted schedule, with pickup on Monday, January 3rd, 2022. 



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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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Town Hall Closed in Recognition of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Holidays

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

In recognition of the Christmas Holidays, Townhall will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2021 and on Monday, December 27, 2021.     Municipal waste services will continue to operate on an uninterrupted schedule, with pickup on Monday, December 27th, 2021.      



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Stay Safe This Holiday Season

Date Posted: Monday, December 20th, 2021

The happiest holidays are the ones we celebrate safely. Keep your loved ones safest by getting vaccinated for against COVID-19, staying home if you’re not feeling well, getting tested 1-2 days before gathering, wearing a mask at events or if you’re around others, and washing your hands frequently. Learn more: de.gov/holidays



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2021 Town of Townsend Tree Lighting & Caroling Event

Date Posted: Monday, December 20th, 2021

The Town of Townsend Town Council hosted a Tree Lighting and Caroling Event on Sunday, December 12th.  The Town of Townsend extends its sincere appreciation to Immanuel United Methodist Church  for providing support for the event and to GFL for their donation of trash receptacles during the event.  Pictures of the event can be found in the Town’s photo gallery, which can be found by clicking here.    



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COVID-19 Cases are Increasing in Delaware. Learn How to Protect Yourself & Others Here:

Date Posted: Monday, December 13th, 2021

COVID-19 cases are increasing in Delaware. Here is what you can do: Get vaccinated – 1st dose, 2nd dose, and booster dose. Wear a mask indoors when out in public. Socially distance from others. Test as recommended. Stay home if you have COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID. NEW: 16- and 17-year-olds are now eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 booster. Learn more at de.gov/boosters. The State of Delaware advises that: All Delawareans are STRONGLY ADVISED to wear face coverings indoors, regardless of vaccination status.  



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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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