Unanticipated Disruption in Trash Services

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Late yesterday afternoon Townhall was notified that there were difficulties in collection of garbage and recyclables in a portion of Town.  All garbage and recyclables should be collected by the end of today.  The Town Manager has been in touch with GFL to assure that plans are being put in place to manage any disruption in service.  The delay is being caused by the temporary closure of the Pine Tree Solid Waste Transfer Station for improvements.  This means that trucks must travel over an hour and a half each way to offload in Felton, DE. GFL is working with the Town to assure that there is a proper contingency plan in place until the Pine Tree Solid Waste Transfer Station reopens.



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Delaware COVID-19 Testing-Pop Up Sites- Week of September 21, 2020

Date Posted: Monday, September 21st, 2020

Please see the flyers below to find COVID-19 Testing available in Delaware for the week of September 21, 2020.  Register in advance here.  Please remember there are also permanent testing locations which can be found here.             



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Time is running out, respond to the 2020 Census Now.

Date Posted: Monday, September 21st, 2020

Complete the Census here.  



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State of Delaware Launches COVID Alert DE Mobile App

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Delaware Governor John Carney State of Delaware Launches COVID Alert DE Mobile App Free app uses Google/Apple platform and protects user privacy; Available for download today in App Store or Google Play   WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) on Tuesday launched COVID Alert DE – a mobile app available in the App Store or Google Play that will help Delaware fight community spread of COVID-19.  The free mobile app – available to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or attends college in Delaware – uses Bluetooth technology from Google and Apple to securely and anonymously alert users who have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.   By downloading COVID Alert DE, Delawareans can use their phones in the fight against COVID-19 without compromising privacy or personal information. COVID […]



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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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Governor Carney Announces Updates to Statewide Testing Sites

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Delaware Governor John Carney Governor Carney Announces Updates to Statewide Testing Sites Protect your loved ones: know your status, get tested today WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) on Friday announced updates to the State of Delaware’s testing strategy, expanding access to free COVID-19 statewide and providing consistent options for Delawareans to get tested. The State of Delaware will shift COVID-19 testing from mobile to fixed sites beginning Monday, September 14, 2020. The transition to more permanent, fixed testing sites will expand testing opportunities and provide more testing locations across the state. Testing sites will be located in several areas throughout Delaware, and include eight (8) drive-through Walgreens locations (five of them newly added), five (5) State Service Center sites; and six (6) Public Health clinics. Testing services will be offered five to seven days per […]



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Notice to Bidders- The Following is Up for Bid- Townsend Tennis & Pickleball Court Project

Date Posted: Friday, September 4th, 2020

02. Notice to Bidders- September 2020 Notice to Bidders Townsend Tennis & Pickleball Court Project Town of Townsend The Town of Townsend will receive sealed bids online for the Townsend Tennis & Pickleball Court Project. Online bids are to be received via PennBid™ on October 5, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST at which time they will be opened and read aloud at the offices of the Town Engineer, Remington & Vernick Engineers, located at 262 Chapman Road, Suite 105, Newark, DE 19702. All documents and solicitation details are available at no cost at PennBid™- www.PennBid.net. For assistance with using or accessing PennBid™, please call (610) 693-4769 between the hours of 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM (EST). A certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of the Town of Townsend, negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (at par value), or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable […]



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Townsend Playground Equipment Remains Closed & Park Pavilion Rentals Canceled through 10/15/2020

Date Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2020

With an abundance of caution for our residents and visitors, Town Council has decided, at the 8/19/2020 Town Council meeting, that the Townsend playground equipment will remain closed at the current time, until this can be revisited at the first Town Council Meeting in October.   In addition, Town Council has suspended Park Pavilion Rentals through October 15, 2020 to aid in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus.



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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- Week of September 7, 2020

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Please see the flyers below to find COVID-19 Testing available in Delaware for the week of September 7, 2020.  Register in advance here. 



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LABOR DAY HOLIDAY OBSERVANCE

Date Posted: Friday, September 4th, 2020

Town Hall will be closed for business on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. Trash and recycling pick-up will be delayed until Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.



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Delaware COVID-19 Testing- Week of August 31, 2020

Date Posted: Monday, August 31st, 2020

Please see the flyers below to find COVID-19 Testing available in Delaware for the week of August 31, 2020.  Register in advance here.   



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