Join Us Tonight: Town of Townsend Movie Night- Featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas

Date Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2021

The Town of Townsend will be hosting a movie at the Town of Townsend Town Park located at 0 Edgar Rd., Townsend, DE 19734 tonight, Friday, October 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to wear mask and social distance. Thank you to our sponsors: Iron Source for donating lights and GFL for providing pumpkins for children! Town of Townsend Movie Night – pdf version _Final  



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Halloween is Here. Be Safe and Stay Healthy!

Date Posted: Monday, October 18th, 2021

The Town of Townsend wants everyone to have a safe and fun Halloween.  Halloween is celebrated on Sunday, October 31st.  Per Town Council, for the safety of all, trick or treating will be held between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm for all those wishing to participate.  All trick-or-treaters in costume should be off of the streets by 9 p.m.  This year, trick-or-treating will be held based on each individual resident’s/family’s preference. If you would like to give out candy to trick-or-treaters, turn on your porch light. Those wishing not to participate, turn off your porch light. Please treat your neighbors with respect and remember safety rules by following these general Halloween guidelines: Only visit houses whose porch/front lights are on.  Wear reflectors, reflective clothing and carry a flashlight for safety. Wear cotton masks, maintain social distancing and wash hands frequently.    Provide treats without direct contact; interact […]



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NEW CASTLE COUNTY REASSESSMENT PUBLIC INFORMATION TOWNHALL MEETINGS

Date Posted: Thursday, October 14th, 2021

View Information Flyer Here: NCC Reassessment Public Information Meetings (002) (002) Wednesday, October 20th – 6pm Register Here Thursday, October 21st – 2pm Register Here Thursday, October 21st – 6pm Register Here Wednesday, October 27th – 6pm*Register Here *Accessibility session with ASL interpreter Thursday, October 28th -1pm Register Here VIRTUAL ZOOM WEBINAR MEETING (see details below) In-Person Location (anchor location): Gilliam Multipurpose Room * *in person registration is limited to 20 attendees (67 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720) This meeting will be accessible via telephone and video conference, utilizing Zoom Webinar. The link to join the meeting via computer, smart device, or smart phone is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82882410392?pwd=aFRGYWowZFE0SHl4b0taTkI2cytXUT09 Webinar ID: 828 8241 0392 Password: 716384 You may also call into the meeting using the following call in numbers: 1-312-626-6799 or 1-929-205-6099. Then enter the Webinar ID: 828 8241 0392 and Password 716384. Additional information regarding phone functionality during the meeting is […]



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Drive Up Free Food Pantry. Wednesday, October 20th @ 11 am

Date Posted: Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Mobile Foodbank 10-20 (003) Drive Up Free Food Pantry October 20th @ 11am 209 Main Street, Townsend DE Volunteer here  https://bit.ly/3jhCSKP  Or Call/text 302-508-0929 Pre-Register: https://bit.ly/2Gvcxuu Rain or Shine



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Town of Townsend Movie Night- Featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas

Date Posted: Thursday, October 14th, 2021

The Town of Townsend will be hosting a movie at the Town of Townsend Town Park located at 0 Edgar Rd., Townsend, DE 19734 on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to wear mask and social distance. Thank you to our sponsors: Iron Source for donating lights and GFL for providing pumpkins for children! Town of Townsend Movie Night – pdf version _Final  



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Trash Delays on 10/11/2021, to be Collected on 10/12/2021

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

The Town of Townsend has been notified by GFL, that there were technical difficulties yesterday that led to trash not being picked up in some areas of Townsend.  GFL is advising that they will be working to pick up trash today, 10/12/2021, from the following areas in need of services.   Main Street Commerce Townsend Station GFL and the Town of Townsend apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.



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Save the Date! Town of Townsend Movie Night- Featuring: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Date Posted: Sunday, October 10th, 2021

The Town of Townsend will be hosting a movie at the Town of Townsend Town Park located at 0 Edgar Rd., Townsend, DE 19734 on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm.   Thank you to our sponsors: Iron Source for donating lights and GFL for providing pumpkins for children! More details to follow.  



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Town Hall Closed- Monday, October 11th, 2021

Date Posted: Friday, October 8th, 2021

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, October 11th, 2021 in observance of Columbus Day.   Trash and Recycling will be picked up as scheduled.  There will be no yard waste collection.  



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Emergency Sirens Test- Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 around 10:45 a.m.

Date Posted: Monday, October 4th, 2021

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, October 5, 2021.  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. To learn more, please follow this link here.  



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SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS DAY & WALK SUNDAY, SEP 19, 2021- Glasgow Park- Newark

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS DAY & WALK SUNDAY, SEP 19, 2021 1100-1400 hours * Glasgow Park, Pavilion 5 2275 Pulaski Hwy, Newark, DE 19702 Click here to register! View more information by clicking this flyer: 2021-09-19 Suicide Prevention Awareness Day and Walk FLYER



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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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Town Hall Closed in Recognition of Labor Day

Date Posted: Friday, September 3rd, 2021

In recognition of the Labor Day Holiday, Townsend Townhall will be closed on Monday, September 6th, 2021. Have a safe and happy holiday!



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2021 Townsend Town Parade & Festival Postponed

Date Posted: Thursday, August 19th, 2021

After thoughtful consideration and concerns with the increasing COVID-19 Pandemic threat, the delta variant, and the high transmission rate in New Castle County, the Town of Townsend Town Council, has decided to postpone the Town of Townsend Parade and Town Fair, originally scheduled for September 25th, 2021. Town Council, along with the Community Engagement Committee continue to explore options to encourage safe community events.  COVID- 19 information specific to our area can be found at https://myhealthycommunity.dhss.delaware.gov/locations/zip-code-19734.  All are encouraged to get vaccinated.  Vaccination information could be found at https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/where-can-i-get-my-vaccine/.  The unvaccinated and those who may have been exposed can find information on COVID-19 testing at this site: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing/.



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Town of Townsend to Return to Open Public Meetings On-Site

Date Posted: Thursday, August 12th, 2021

The Town of Townsend is returning to open public meetings on-site. In addition, residents or Council who may need to attend virtually may do so with Town Hall serving as an Anchor Site for those that wish to attend in person. The Town Council room has been set up to meet social distancing requirement as prescribed by the CDC and masks must be worn by all participants and witnesses present while in Town Hall. Due to the above requirements, space will be limited. These precautions are necessary as it will not be possible to determine who has been fully vaccinated. Anyone who feels ill or who has been near to someone who has been exposed to or tested positive for the Coronavirus should not attend the meeting in person. If you have tested positive for the Coronavirus you may not attend the meeting in person until you have been tested […]



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8/11/2021 Planning Commission Meeting- To Be Held In Person & Electronically

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Arrangements have been made to hold the Planning Commission meeting for tonight, 8/11/2021 both in person and electronically. Residents may choose to attend meetings in person or via electronic means.  All personnel and visitors entering Town Hall must wear masks and comply with all CDC guidelines, including social distancing guidelines.  Those that are sick or who have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus are asked to not enter Town Hall and may attend the meeting virtually. Those wishing to attend virtually may dial 1(301)715-8592.  When directed, provide following meeting ID ID 407 702 6733# and then the following password 361631# to enter the meeting.  If you choose to access the meeting online click the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4077026733?pwd=TjJ6NmhzMHdOT1dDa3h0Ty8wY0pUQT09  Residents will be able to view documents posted to the meeting tab on the Town website at www.townsend.delaware.gov  or by joining the meeting via computer.



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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

The State of Delaware is working with pharmacies, medical providers, hospital systems, employers, and organizations to distribute COVID-19 vaccines.   Visit https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/ or contact the vaccine call center at 833-643-1715 to learn more about the vaccines available to you.   Find a vaccination site here: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/where-can-i-get-my-vaccine/  



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Delaware COVID-19 Testing Sites

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

There are permanent and temporary COVID-19 testing sites throughout Delaware. Find a testing site at this link: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/testing-events/?Filter=0&StartDate=2021-08-10&CurrentDate=2021-08-10&ContentProvider=0 Who should get tested? While everyone can get tested (whether you have symptoms or not) not everyone needs to. However, if you meet any of these criteria you definitely should. Under these criteria, you should also self-quarantine/isolate at home as you wait for your results, and follow the advice of your health care provider or public health professional. People who have symptoms of COVID-19, including those who are fully vaccinated. DPH recommends that unvaccinated people get tested once a week Unvaccinated people should get tested 5-7 days after being exposed to someone with COVID. Unvaccinated people should isolate at home immediately if they develop symptoms of COVID-19, and quarantine at home if exposed to someone with COVID-19. People who have asked or referred to get testing by their health care provider. Learn More People in certain higher-risk jobs (health care, first responder, […]



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Townsend Continued Response to Coronavirus

Date Posted: Friday, August 6th, 2021

Townsend Continued Response to Coronavirus August 6, 2021 On July 13, 2021, Governor Carney lifted the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The same day the Governor also signed Public Health Emergency Order to allow the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs.  The Order authorizes the Division of Public Health (DPH) to direct COVID-19 vaccination, treatment and mitigation measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Rising Concern The Number of new cases in the Townsend area have generally remained low leading to the Governor lifting the State of Emergency. However, the threat to our community has significantly risen over the past two weeks.  Townsend area is identified as an area of concern as cases of the Coronavirus have significantly increased.  Information specific to our area can be found at https://myhealthycommunity.dhss.delaware.gov/locations/zip-code-19734. The average of daily new cases went from .7 cases 14-days […]



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Job Opening- Full- Time Public Works Supervisor

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

The Town of Townsend is accepting applications for a full-time Public Works Supervisor to plan, organize, and direct public works and maintenance activities.  Individual must be able to operate equipment, do physical labor, and communicate to the public in a professional manner.  A drug test, background check, and a valid driver’s license are required.  Individual should have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.  If interested, forward resume, cover letter, and Townsend General Employment Application to Town Hall; Attention Anthony S. Mangeri, Town Manager or email to amangeri@townsend.delaware.gov Townsend General Employment Application (002)



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Summer Bookmobile- Wednesday, July 21 4:00-4:30 pm- Townsend Village Park

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

  ASD’S BOOKMOBILE WILL BE ON THE ROAD WEDNESDAY – JOIN US FOR FREE BOOKS & REFRESHMENTS! A summer ritual – the Appoquinimink Bookmobile – will be making stops at 4 locations tomorrow. We’ll be giving away FREE books and treats. School librarians are there to make suggestions and help you find new titles to expand your collection at home. There are loads of options to choose from. Bring your parents and siblings – we’ve got books for all ages! Open this story for a list of locations and times. 1:00-1:30 pm: Olive B. Loss Elementary, 200 Brennan Blvd., Bear, DE 17901 2:00-2:30 pm: Middletown Village – Doc Levinson Park, 400 N. Ramunno Drive, Middletown, DE 19709 3:00-3:30 pm: Duke Field, 450 Cleaver Farm Road, Middletown, DE 19709 4:00-4:30 pm: Townsend Village Park, 107 Edgar Road, Townsend, DE 19734 *Masks are required and we will follow social distancing guidelines to […]



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Application Period Now Open for LIHEAP Grants to Help Customers Pay Energy Bills

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Millions of Dollars Available As New Round of Energy Assistance Opens for Delmarva Power Customers Application period now open for LIHEAP grants to help customers pay energy bills NEWARK, Del. (July 15, 2021) – Delmarva Power customers facing challenges paying their energy bills can take advantage of the millions of dollars now available as the annual Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) opened July 1. Eligible customers in Delaware and Maryland may receive more than $1,000 in grant support through LIHEAP toward their energy bill by applying for assistance in their state. Any customer who may be behind on their energy bill should review the program eligibility requirements, as customers who previously did not qualify for support, may now take advantage of these funds. “We are committed to helping all our customers meet their energy needs and manage their bills,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. “As our country […]



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Town of Townsend Tennis/ Pickleball Court Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony- Flyer You’re invited To the Town of Townsend Tennis & Pickleball Court Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9 a.m Townsend Municipal Park- Tennis & Pickle Ball court 0 Edgar Rd. Townsend, DE Special Thanks to DNREC and New Castle County Brief Remarks and the First Pickleball Match will be held between Mayor Miller and County Executive Meyer   1



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High Quality Preschool Opportunity

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

High Quality Preschool Opportunity If you are looking for preschool for your four-year old and would benefit from tuition support, please contact Dr. Kim Brancato, Principal of the Appoquinimink Preschool Program at kimberly.brancato@appo.k12.de.us. Four year old programs at Appoquinimink Preschool Center AND Brick Mill Early Childhood Center Hours: 9:30-3:40 If eligible for tuition support, breakfast, lunch and transportation included. July 2021_APC_4-Yr Old Program Flyer



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2021 Town of Townsend Town Council Appointment & Committee Reorganization

Date Posted: Thursday, July 8th, 2021

2021 Town of Townsend Town Council Appointment & Committee Reorganization In accordance with the Town Charter, Town Council appointed Mr. Scott Lobdell to fill the vacant Council seat at the Town Council Workshop meeting on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021.  The appointment was confirmed at the Town Council meeting on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021, by the unanimous approval of Resolution 2021-009, a Resolution to affirm the appointment of Mr. Scott Lobdell as Interim Town Councilman.  As previously announced, on Thursday June 3, 2021, there was a vacancy in the Office of Town Council, due to the resignation of a former Councilman.    Councilman Scott Lobdell was previously elected to Town Council in the 2019 Council election, serving his term until 2021.  Councilman Lobdell previously served on the Public Works, Land Use and Development, Community Relations, and Parks and Recreation Committees.  Councilman Lobdell also ran in the 2021 Town Council election and […]



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Job Opening- Chief of Police

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

Town of Townsend Job Opening Chief of Police CONTACT PERSON: Anthony S. Mangeri, MPA, CPM, CEM TELEPHONE: 302-378-8082 EMAIL: amangeri@townsend.delaware.gov The Town of Townsend, DE is seeking applications for the potential position of Chief of Police.  The Chief of Police is responsible for development, planning and directing all functions and operations of the Townsend Police Department, once approved by Town Council. The Chief of Police is also responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances, prevention of crime and protection of life and property in the Town. A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Administration or related field with a minimum of five years of command or supervisory experience in law enforcement equivalent of Lieutenant or above is required. Experience in lieu of a degree may be considered.  Salary anticipated to be in the range of $65,000 to $80,000 DOQ. Those interested in the position should send a resume and cover […]



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DEMA Encourages Preparations for Tropical Storm Elsa

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

 Smyrna, DE – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) along with local, state, and federal partners, are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa.  DEMA continues to coordinate with the counties and key state agencies to ensure readiness if the system worsens.  A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued by the U.S. National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly for Sussex County with expansion of the Watch expected.  The updated track for Tropical Storm Elsa from NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center is slightly further west, which could mean a more significant impact for the state.  The main threats are anticipated to include rain, flooding, and increased rip currents beginning late Thursday.  But as we saw with Tropical Storm Isaias last summer, a variety of threats exist with Tropical Storms including tornadoes, high winds, flash flooding, etc.  Power outages are possible.  Plan ahead now and be prepared. Prepare Your Home Secure loose outdoor items such as grills, trash and recycling […]



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MOVED TO RAINDATE: Town of Townsend & WILMAPCO Walkable Communities Workshop

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

Due to the impending rain and tropical storm predicted for Thursday, July 8th, the Town of Townsend and WILMAPCO Walkable Communities Workshop has been moved to Monday, July 12th from 4 pm- 7 pm.  Please find the updated flyer and information below:  Townsend Invite – Rain Date 07/12/2021 – 04:00 PM Location: Townsend Municipal Park- Park Pavilion Address: 0 Edgar Road Townsend, Delaware 19734 You are invited… The Town of Townsend and the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) invite you to an important event to help make Townsend a safer, more attractive and pedestrian friendly place. Townsend Walkable Communities Workshop: Townsend Municipal Park Pavilion- 0 Edgar Rd.  Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. What is a Walkable Community Workshop? A Walkable Community Workshop is an interactive community workshop designed to bring together key stakeholders such as citizens, land owners, elected officials, and professionals to focus on issues related to […]



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Emergency Sirens Test- Tuesday, July 6th around 7:20 p.m.

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

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 6, 2021.  The sirens will sound at around 7:20 pm. 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. To learn more, please follow this link.  



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Town of Townsend & WILMAPCO Walkable Communities Workshop

Date Posted: Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Townsend Invite- Walkable Communities Workshop- Updated 07/08/2021 – 04:00 PM Location: Townsend Municipal Park- Park Pavilion Address: 0 Edgar Road Townsend, Delaware 19734 You are invited… The Town of Townsend and the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) invite you to an important event to help make Townsend a safer, more attractive and pedestrian friendly place. Townsend Walkable Communities Workshop: Townsend Municipal Park Pavilion- 0 Edgar Rd.  Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. What is a Walkable Community Workshop? A Walkable Community Workshop is an interactive community workshop designed to bring together key stakeholders such as citizens, land owners, elected officials, and professionals to focus on issues related to walkability.  This is part of an effort to make our community more pedestrian friendly.   Who has organized this Workshop? This workshop is presented by the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) and coordinated by Town of Townsend.   What will we […]



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Scientists Investigate Mysterious Songbird Deaths in Delaware, Several Other States and D.C. Area- Public Advised to Temporarily Remove Feeders and Bird Baths

Date Posted: Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Photo Credit: National Parks Service photographer Leslie Frattaroli Public Advised to Temporarily Remove Feeders and Bird Baths State and federal wildlife experts and wildlife rehabilitators are investigating reports in at least six mid-Atlantic and central states, including Delaware, of sick and dying songbirds stricken by an unknown disorder characterized by swollen eyes with crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs such as erratic flight and stumbling. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has observed similar symptoms in Delaware’s avian population and more than 50 dead birds have been reported. Juvenile birds appear to be more affected than adults, with European starlings, blue jays and common grackles as the species most associated with the debilitating event. Investigating agencies including DNREC are working cooperatively with animal health laboratories to find what’s behind this event, with Delaware’s samples sent to the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory in New Bolton Center, Pa., but […]



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Expiring COVID-19 Forbearance Relief for FHA Borrowers

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

As you know, hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the economy.  This unprecedented, 18-month event has resulted in a burgeoning foreclosure crisis among FHA-insured borrowers. Currently there are well over 300,000 borrowers who are at least 60-days delinquent on their mortgage and who have not yet sought help from their mortgage servicer to avoid future foreclosure. Please review the flyer and text below, regarding mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON, DC COVID-19 FHA BORROWER FLYER ENGLISH_SPANISH You will receiving this flyer if your mortgage is a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured mortgage.  If you are current on your mortgage payments or are already on a mortgage payment forbearance, please disregard this letter.  We understand that you may be struggling and unable to make your mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you are having difficulty paying […]



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2021 Town of Townsend Council Reorganization

Date Posted: Monday, June 7th, 2021

2021 Town of Townsend Town Council Reorganization 2021 Town of Townsend Town Council Reorganization On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the Town of Townsend held its annual reorganization meeting.  At this meeting, the three Town Council Candidates Elect were seated in accordance with the Town Ordinance. Per the certification of the 2021 Town of Townsend Election by the Town of Townsend Board of Election, the three candidates with the most votes for the three available Council seats were Eschalla Clarke, Gerald Dove, and Joshua Mertz.  These candidates were sworn-in at the reorganization meeting of the Town Council and their term will expire in June 2023.  After the Councilmembers were seated, the Town Council Elected Councilman Patrick Miller to serve as Mayor of the Town of Townsend.  The Mayor serves a one-year term.  Mayor Miller’s first duty after taking the chair, was to announce his appointments of Councilmembers to Committees.  The following […]



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Open Position- Part Time Maintenance Employee

Date Posted: Monday, May 3rd, 2021

The Town of Townsend is accepting applications for a Part Time Field Maintenance person. This position is for 12 to 24 hours per week, based on need. Individual must be able to operate equipment, do physical labor, and communicate to the public in a professional manner. Drug testing, background check, a valid driver’s license is required. Individual should have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. If interested forward resume and cover letter to Town Hall Attention Anthony S. Mangeri, Town Manager or email to amangeri@townsend.delaware.gov   Townsend General Employment Application (002)



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Townsend Town Hall Open By Appointment

Date Posted: Monday, May 3rd, 2021

As we move to safely reopen our community during this Pandemic State of Emergency, we will be reopening the Town of Townsend Townhall by appointment.  Residents are still encouraged to use the Townhall drop box located at the entrance of the parking lot.  Anyone needing the services of Townhall are asked to contact the staff by calling (302) 378-8082 or via email at townhall@townsend.delaware.gov to schedule an appointment.   Anyone entering Townhall is required to wear a face covering in accordance with the Governor’s State of Emergency. 



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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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Yard Waste Collection in the Town of Townsend

Date Posted: Monday, April 19th, 2021

The Town Of Townsend is happy to announce that we have added yard waste collection as a new service effective the first week in May. The Town of Townsend has negotiated to offer yard waste every other week. This additional service is provided at no cost to our residents. In order to achieve this GFL, our municipal waste service provider,  will be distributing yard waste containers for each resident in Town, beginning this week. Yard waste will be collected from May 1 through December on a bi-weekly basis. Guidance relating to the yard waste collection will be provided shortly.  



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Delaware Vaccination Open to 16+

Date Posted: Friday, April 9th, 2021

Waitlist open to all Delawareans aged 16 and older; Delawareans 16+ eligible for vaccine at pharmacies, mass vaccination events, and community sites  Delawareans who are 16+ may register on the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination waiting list at vaccinerequest.delaware.gov. Invitations to state vaccination events will be contingent on supply and prioritized based on age and other risk factors, including pre-existing medical conditions.  Pharmacies have begun vaccinating Delawareans who are 16+. Medical providers – including primary care doctors, specialty providers, and hospital systems – will continue to vaccinate only Delawareans aged 16-64 with moderate- and high-risk medical conditions and disabilities. Click here to view a list of updated medical conditions.   



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Town of Townsend Park Re-Opens as of 4/8/2021

Date Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2021

At the 4/7/2021 Town Council Meeting, Townsend Town Council voted to re-open the playground, Basketball Court, Skatepark and Pavilion in Town Park.  The use of all Town Park facilities are at your own risk.  The Town does not maintain a cleaning or sanitization schedule and users are encouraged to wipe down surfaces before and after their use.  Face Coverings are to be worn in accordance with the Governors’ Emergency Orders.  Additionally, social distancing (6 feet between people) should be maintained to the greatest extent practicable at all times, particularly when face coverings cannot be worn. 



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Anticipated Job Opening- Chief of Police

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Town of Townsend Anticipated Job Opening Chief of Police CONTACT PERSON: Anthony S. Mangeri, MPA, CPM, CEM TELEPHONE: 302-378-8082 EMAIL: amangeri@townsend.delaware.gov In anticipation of a potential opening, the Town of Townsend, DE is seeking applications for the potential position of Chief of Police. This position is pending Town Council approval.  The Chief of Police is responsible for development, planning and directing all functions and operations of the Townsend Police Department, once approved by Town Council. The Chief of Police is also responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances, prevention of crime and protection of life and property in the Town. A Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science, Public Administration or related field with a minimum of five years of command or supervisory experience in law enforcement equivalent of Lieutenant or above is required. Experience in lieu of a degree may be considered.  Salary anticipated to be in the range of […]



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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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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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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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