Instructions for Accessing Town Meetings via Conference Call

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Per the Governor’s request, all scheduled meetings will be held via Conference call. There are two meetings scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2020.    6 pm Board of Adjustments (Mayor, Mr. Van-Otoo, Mr. Townsend, Mr. Mangeri-host)  This is an advertised Public Meeting   7 pm Town Council Meeting (All Council, Mr. Townsend. Mr. Van-Otoo, Lt. Lloyd, Mr. Mangeri-Host)  This is an advertised meeting.  You will be able to view documents posted to the meeting tab on the Town website at      To access the above meetings,  dial (425) 436-6359.  When directed, provide the following access code 695201# to enter the meeting.    If you choose to access the meeting online Join the online meeting:   Please remember to log in 10 to 15 minutes before the meeting to assure connection.  Points of Oder for the Meeting:  To assure clarity and coordination, the meeting will be very structured.  Avoid […]


Townsend Continued Response to Coronavirus March 27, 2020

Date Posted: Friday, March 27th, 2020

Townsend Continued Response to Coronavirus Concerns – March 27, 2020 The Town has not been advised of any cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community.  However, we continue to take actions to help manage further spread of the COVID-19 in the State.  Governor Carney declared a State of Emergency on March 18, 2020.  Since then there have been multiple modifications to meet emerging needs and provide clarifications.  The staff and Council of the Town of Townsend have been monitoring the situation and have participated in briefings to understand how the declaration may impact our community. It is important to understand that these measures have been set to assist with managing the potential spread of COVID-19.  In support of the statewide effort to manage the spread of the coronavirus, the Town of Townsend are taking the following precautions. Public Gatherings The Governor’s Declaration request that non-essential public gatherings of 10 people […]


Townsend Municipal Park Open with Limited Use

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

NOTICE Townsend Park Open with Limited Use Effective immediately and until further notice, all playground equipment, the basketball court and skateboard areas are closed for public use for the safety of public health as we all work to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Park walking areas and open spaces remain open for exercise and fresh air.  With the potential spread of COVID-19, park use is limited to individual or small groups.  Gatherings and recreational activities of 10 or more are prohibited.  All are advised to use social distancing protocols while using the park.  We continue to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  Mayor and Town Council Town of Townsend


Request for Proposal for Professional Auditing Services (updated 4/21/20)

Date Posted: Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The Town of Townsend is requesting proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to prepare and audit its financial statements.  These audits are to be performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. To be considered the proposal must be received by the Town of Townsend Town Clerk at Town of Townsend, P. O. Box 223 141 Main Street Townsend, DE 19734 by 2:00 p.m. on May 6, 2020.  The Town of Townsend reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted.  Click here  to view the Request for Proposal in its entirety. Click here for “Addendum to the Auditing RFT 4/21/20, which contains a list of questions and answers from bidders. 


Notice from Waste Industries Re: Trash & Recycling Pick-up

Date Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2020

TOWNSEND RESIDENTS,     Waste collection is an essential job that will continue through this uneasy time. We have to keep our staff safe and healthy in order to keep Delaware neighborhoods clean. Now more than ever it is critical that your trash is bagged and placed in the toter/s provided. We are also requesting that cardboard be broken down, not bagged and placed in the recycle container. Waste Collection is not an easy job but here are some other ways you can help: Please try not to overfill the containers. Do not mix yard waste with trash. Dispose of medical waste properly. Recycle should not be bagged. Hazardous materials and electronics cannot be placed in the trucks. Place toters at the curb the night before. Stay Healthy and Safe during this time of Social Distancing. Waste Industries – GFL Team!    


Town Council Elections – SUSPENDED

Date Posted: Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Please take notice that the election to fill two (2) Town Council seats currently held by Ed Dugan and Patrick Miller will be suspended per the Governor’s directive.  The Presidential primary has been moved to June 2, 2020. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.


Applications Being Accepted for Student Seat on State Board of Education

Date Posted: Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Governor John Carney announced on Thursday the application period for the student seat on the State Board of Education is open through March 20, 2020.  One qualified student applicant will be appointed to the Board to serve as a non-voting member. The student must be a Delaware resident and be enrolled in eleventh or twelfth grade at a Delaware public school during the 2020-21 academic year. Applicants who demonstrate a commitment to ensuring quality education for Delaware students will be given priority consideration.  The non-voting student seat was approved by the General Assembly in 2018 with the passage of House Bill 455.   The Governor annually appoints to the Board an eleventh or twelfth grade student, and a former State Teacher of the Year who also is a current educator.   “When we make big decisions that impact schools in our state, it’s important Delaware students have a seat at […]


Business Expo at Fire Hall March 5, 2020

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

The Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 12th Annual Expo with over 100 vendors, networking, fabulous fare and prizes, not to mention complimentary food and beverages, wine tastings, and samples of some of the menu items from the area’s newest restaurants     Admission is FREE to the public and last year over 1,500 attended.   When: Thursday, March 5, 2020                                        Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm                                                        Inclement Weather Date: March 12, 2020 Location: Townsend Fire Hall,     107 Main Street, Townsend, DE     


Scheduled Town Events for 2020

Date Posted: Friday, February 21st, 2020

Mayor & Council hope you will enjoy the Town events that have been scheduled for this year: 2020  TOWNSEND EVENTS              MARCH 29                       Easter Egg Hunt  (Rain Date April 5)                                          APRIL                                Autism Awareness Event    (Date TBA)                                    JUNE 12                            Movie Night Under the Stars        (Rain Date June 13)            JULY 10                             Movie Night Under the Stars    (Rain Date July 11)          […]


Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Fund

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: The Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Fund and the National Wildlife Federation announce the 11th annual essay contest for the Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Award. The essay competition is open to kids ages 8-18. The award recipient and a parent or guardian, will receive a once-in-a-lifetime experience to attend an outdoor adventure camp at the 2020 Redwood Coast Family Summit July 11-17. Entries are due by Friday, March 20. Encourage your young naturalist to enter today!