Planning Commission Members Needed

Date Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Planning Commission Members Needed The Town of Townsend is seeking residents to serve as volunteers on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission works with residents and is an advisory board to the Mayor and Council. The Commission oversees the comprehensive planning process, helping to determine aims and ambitions of our community, including reviewing land use, zoning, planning and development applications. The Planning Commission also is responsible to update and prepare a draft Comprehensive Plan for review by the residents, Mayor and Council. Specific information on the Planning Commission can be found at: Members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the Mayor and Council. Members  are expected to participate in monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month unless otherwise posted. Come share your knowledge and ideas to better our community. If interested, send a letter of interest to Please provide a statement of why you wish […]


Cancellation of June and July Movie Nights in the Park

Date Posted: Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Due to current restrictions due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the uncertainty of when the State will lift all restrictions, Town Council voted at its May 6, 2020 meeting to cancel Townsend’s movie nights that were scheduled for June 12 and July 10, 2020.  We are hoping conditions improve so that we will be able to proceed with the movie night scheduled for August 14th.


2020 Census: We are not done yet!

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

It’s not too late, and it is still essential to Townsend to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends and loved ones to complete the census so we can get the resources we need to thrive. Currently, about half of our households have responded.  Half the response can mean half the resources for our community.  Take a few minutes and help shape our future by going to



Date Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

The GFL staff is working hard to continue to provide support to our communities during this difficult time. The health of staff is very important.  We are doing everything we can to keep them safe while they do their jobs.  Even though staff is provided Personal Protective Equipment, we still need your help.  We are requesting that you place all of your waste inside trash cans to eliminate the need for the GFL Team team to touch the bags. For the same reason, we are asking residents to minimize the amount of bulk items that they put out.  


Town Hall Closed Friday, April 10, 2020

Date Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2020

Town Hall will be closed for business on April 10, 2020 in observance of Good Friday.  


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!