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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Power Outage at Townsend Town Hall

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Due to a power outage at Townsend Townhall, services are limited today 6/1/2021.  The Town is working with Delmarva Power to restore power as soon as possible.   For any questions or concerns, please email townhall@townsend.delaware.gov



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Town Hall Closed in Recognition of the Memorial Day Holiday

Date Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2021

In recognition of the Memorial Day Holiday, Townsend Townhall will be closed on Monday, May 31st, 2021.     



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Trash, Recycling, & Yard Waste Pickup Delayed to 6/1/2021 Due to the Memorial Day Holiday

Date Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2021

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, the pickup of trash, recycling, and yard waste will be postponed to Tuesday, June 1, 2021.   Please remember to follow the guidelines for trash and recycling, which could be found here: https://townsend.delaware.gov/files/2021/02/Service-Guidelines.pdf  Additionally, please remember to follow the guidelines for yard waste, which could be found here: https://townsend.delaware.gov/2021/04/26/yard-waste-guidelines/ Memorial Day Flyer – GFL 



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Delaware COVID-19 Testing-Pop Up Sites- Week of May 17, 2021

Date Posted: Monday, May 17th, 2021

Please click on the flyers below to find COVID-19 Testing available in Delaware for the week of May 17, 2021.    



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File 2020 Tax Return with the IRS to Receive Missing Economic Impact Payments

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

News Release SOCIAL SECURITY File 2020 Tax Return with the IRS to Receive Missing Economic Impact Payments The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) in April.  Most Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients should have received their EIPs by now.  If a person is missing their first or second EIP, they need to file a 2020 tax return with the IRS and claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) as soon as possible. Any person who did not receive his or her EIP, or the full amount of their EIP, please read this carefully.  To get any missing first or second EIPs, file a 2020 tax return with the IRS and claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) immediately. People should file the 2020 tax return even if they have no income to report for 2020. When the tax return […]



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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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2021 Town of Townsend Official Election Results

Date Posted: Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Town of Townsend 2021 Election- Official Results TOWN OF TOWNSEND THE OFFICIAL RESULTS FOR TOWN COUNCIL May 1, 2021 ELECTION   These are the official results of the 2021 Town of Townsend Town Council Election, as certified by the Town of Townsend Board of Elections   Eschalla Clarke- 46 votes*** Gerald Dove- 53 votes*** Scott Lobdell- 41 votes Joshua Mertz- 43 votes***   The new Council Members will be sworn into office on June 2, 2021.  The Town Council will then nominate and appoint a Mayor for a 1-year term.    *** Official Winners of the 3 Council Seats for Election



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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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Town of Townsend Board of Elections

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Please click here to view the flyer: BOE Members – 2021 2021 TOWN OF TOWNSEND  BOARD OF ELECTIONS Lorraine Gorman – 302-378-2338 Albert Harrington – 302-383-1826 Terry Mobley – 302-384-3691    



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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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Delaware COVID-19 Testing-Pop Up Sites- Week of May 10, 2021

Date Posted: Monday, May 10th, 2021

Please click on the flyers below to find COVID-19 Testing available in Delaware for the week of May 10, 2021.   Please remember there are also permanent testing locations which can be found here.



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Delaware COVID-19 Testing-Pop Up Sites- Week of May 3, 2021

Date Posted: Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Please click on the flyers below to find COVID-19 Testing available in Delaware for the week of May 3, 2021.   Please remember there are also permanent testing locations which can be found here.          



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