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.


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/  


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, […]


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 […]


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)


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 […]


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 […]


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


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


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 […]