2021 Town Council Candidate Biography- Eschalla Clarke

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Eschalla Clarke has been a public servant for over 20 years, the last 15 years was committed to residents of Delaware. Employed by the State of Delaware, she serves as a Senior Administrator overseeing social service programs, and has contributed to the delivery of higher education, healthcare, transportation, and public safety across the state. In this capacity, Eschalla manages boards, committees and workgroups; she currently sits on the Overdose System of Care Rural Subcommittee and chairs the Medication Assisted Treatment Workgroup. As a passionate volunteer, Eschalla works with underserved veterans in Delaware and has dedicated the past five years to helping children in Foster Care have a voice inside courtrooms. She serves on an Appoquinimink public school Parent Teacher Association (PTA), is a Townsend based entrepreneur providing transformational consulting services to businesses, and advocates for women’s rights. Eschalla is a mother, sister, and daughter to residents of Townsend. Her children […]



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Delmarva Power Offers Free Trees to Help Save Energy

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

From Delmarva Power:  We are giving away nearly 1,000 trees to residential customers through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. For the 10th year in a row, this Earth-friendly and environmentally focused initiative can help you reduce your energy use and save money. You can reserve one free tree per household by visiting arborday.org/delmarva.  You can choose from several species, including Bald Cypress, River Birch, Red Maple and White Oak. Your one-gallon tree will arrive at your home via mail by the end of May. In addition to saving energy, trees provide benefits to a community including: Improving air quality Improving water quality Reducing stormwater runoff Adding to the visual appeal of your neighborhood Trees will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Through the Arbor Day Foundation’s website, you will have the power to explore interactive tools that can help you determine the best location on your property […]



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Delaware COVID-19 Testing-Pop Up Sites- Week of April 12, 2021

Date Posted: Monday, April 12th, 2021

Please click on the flyers below to find COVID-19 Testing available in Delaware for the week of April 12, 2021.   Please remember there are also permanent testing locations which can be found here.



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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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Absentee Ballot Request Form

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Please click here to view the ABSENTEE VOTING Procedures Please Click Here to View the Absentee Ballot Request Form- Town of Townsend Please complete and return the Absentee Ballot Request form to Town Hall via email at townhall@townsend.delaware.gov, mail to PO Box 223, Townsend, DE 19734, or drop off at the Town’s drop-box, located at 141 Main St., Townsend, DE 19734.     



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Town of Townsend Notice of 2021 Election

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Please click here to view the flyer: All in one flyer for 2021 Election Town of Townsend 2021 Election Date:  Saturday, May 1, 2021 Time:   8:00 am – 6:00 pm Place:  Townsend Town Hall, 141 Main Street Townsend, DE   CANDIDATES Eschalla Clarke Gerald Dove Scott Lobdell Joshua Mertz There are three (3) Council seats open and four (4) candidates – voters will vote for three (3) seats. BOARD OF ELECTION MEMBERS Lorraine Gorman- 302-378-2338 Albert Harrington- 302-383-1826 Terry Mobley- 302-384-3691   VOTER REGISTRATION & ELIGIBILITY Register to vote online at ivote.de.gov Must be registered to vote by April 17th, 2021. Must be 18 years of age. Must be a registered voter in the State of Delaware. Must be a citizen of the United States. Must be a resident, or own property within the “incorporated” limits of Townsend for 30 days prior to election. ALL VOTERS WILL BE ASKED TO […]



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2021 Town of Townsend Election- Candidate Names

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Please click here to view the flyer: CANDIDATE NAMES FLYER – 2021 2021 Town of Townsend Election SATURDAY – MAY 1, 2021 Residents of the Town of Townsend: Four (4) candidates have filed for the three (3) open Council seats.  They candidates are as follows: Eschalla Clarke Gerald Dove Joshua Mertz Scott Lobdell   DATE:  SATURDAY, May 1, 2021 POLLS ARE OPEN:   8:00 AM – 6:00 PM PLACE:  TOWNSEND TOWN HALL, 141 MAIN STREET, TOWNSEND, DE 19734 LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – VOTE



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Town of Townsend 2021 Notice of Elections

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Please click here to view the flyer: Notice of Election – 2021 ***** Townsend Residents*****  Notice of Election The Town of Townsend will be having its Town Council Election on May 1, 2021.  There are three (3) Council seats open, and four (4) candidates have filed to run.  The Candidates for Council are: Eschalla Clarke Gerald Dove Scott Lobdell Joshua Mertz   All incorporated Town residents are eligible to vote in the Town of Townsend Election if you:  Are a registered voter in the State of Delaware, New Castle County. Are 18 years of age. Are a citizen of the United States. Are a resident within the Incorporated Town limits for a minimum of 30 days prior to elections and own or rent property in the incorporated Town limits. Register to vote online at ivote.de.gov You must be registered to vote by April 17th, 2021. Polls are open at the […]



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