Job Opening- Chief of Police

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

Town of Townsend Job Opening Chief of Police CONTACT PERSON: Anthony S. Mangeri, MPA, CPM, CEM TELEPHONE: 302-378-8082 EMAIL: amangeri@townsend.delaware.gov The Town of Townsend, DE is seeking applications for the potential position of Chief of Police.  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 $65,000 to $80,000 DOQ. Those interested in the position should send a resume and cover […]



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DEMA Encourages Preparations for Tropical Storm Elsa

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

 Smyrna, DE – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) along with local, state, and federal partners, are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa.  DEMA continues to coordinate with the counties and key state agencies to ensure readiness if the system worsens.  A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued by the U.S. National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly for Sussex County with expansion of the Watch expected.  The updated track for Tropical Storm Elsa from NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center is slightly further west, which could mean a more significant impact for the state.  The main threats are anticipated to include rain, flooding, and increased rip currents beginning late Thursday.  But as we saw with Tropical Storm Isaias last summer, a variety of threats exist with Tropical Storms including tornadoes, high winds, flash flooding, etc.  Power outages are possible.  Plan ahead now and be prepared. Prepare Your Home Secure loose outdoor items such as grills, trash and recycling […]



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MOVED TO RAINDATE: Town of Townsend & WILMAPCO Walkable Communities Workshop

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

Due to the impending rain and tropical storm predicted for Thursday, July 8th, the Town of Townsend and WILMAPCO Walkable Communities Workshop has been moved to Monday, July 12th from 4 pm- 7 pm.  Please find the updated flyer and information below:  Townsend Invite – Rain Date 07/12/2021 – 04:00 PM Location: Townsend Municipal Park- Park Pavilion Address: 0 Edgar Road Townsend, Delaware 19734 You are invited… The Town of Townsend and the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) invite you to an important event to help make Townsend a safer, more attractive and pedestrian friendly place. Townsend Walkable Communities Workshop: Townsend Municipal Park Pavilion- 0 Edgar Rd.  Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. What is a Walkable Community Workshop? A Walkable Community Workshop is an interactive community workshop designed to bring together key stakeholders such as citizens, land owners, elected officials, and professionals to focus on issues related to […]



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Emergency Sirens Test- Tuesday, July 6th around 7:20 p.m.

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

A test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and Notification System will be conducted by the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and the Delaware State Police on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.  The sirens will sound at around 7:20 pm. The Quarterly Siren Test involves a three-to five-minute sounding of the 37 sirens followed by a test message of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on local radio stations.  The sirens are located within 10 miles of the Salem/Hope Creek power plants in New Jersey, and are the same sirens used to alert the public in the event of an actual emergency at either the Salem or Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations.  In such an emergency, the public would be alerted by the sirens to tune radios to one of the local EAS stations for important emergency instructions. To learn more, please follow this link.  



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Town Hall Closed in Recognition of the Independence Day Holiday

Date Posted: Friday, July 2nd, 2021

  In recognition of the Independence Day Holiday, Townsend Townhall will be closed on Monday, July 5th, 2021. Have a safe and happy holiday!



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Town of Townsend & WILMAPCO Walkable Communities Workshop

Date Posted: Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Townsend Invite- Walkable Communities Workshop- Updated 07/08/2021 – 04:00 PM Location: Townsend Municipal Park- Park Pavilion Address: 0 Edgar Road Townsend, Delaware 19734 You are invited… The Town of Townsend and the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) invite you to an important event to help make Townsend a safer, more attractive and pedestrian friendly place. Townsend Walkable Communities Workshop: Townsend Municipal Park Pavilion- 0 Edgar Rd.  Thursday, July 8, 2021 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. What is a Walkable Community Workshop? A Walkable Community Workshop is an interactive community workshop designed to bring together key stakeholders such as citizens, land owners, elected officials, and professionals to focus on issues related to walkability.  This is part of an effort to make our community more pedestrian friendly.   Who has organized this Workshop? This workshop is presented by the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) and coordinated by Town of Townsend.   What will we […]



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Scientists Investigate Mysterious Songbird Deaths in Delaware, Several Other States and D.C. Area- Public Advised to Temporarily Remove Feeders and Bird Baths

Date Posted: Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Photo Credit: National Parks Service photographer Leslie Frattaroli Public Advised to Temporarily Remove Feeders and Bird Baths State and federal wildlife experts and wildlife rehabilitators are investigating reports in at least six mid-Atlantic and central states, including Delaware, of sick and dying songbirds stricken by an unknown disorder characterized by swollen eyes with crusty discharge, as well as neurological signs such as erratic flight and stumbling. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has observed similar symptoms in Delaware’s avian population and more than 50 dead birds have been reported. Juvenile birds appear to be more affected than adults, with European starlings, blue jays and common grackles as the species most associated with the debilitating event. Investigating agencies including DNREC are working cooperatively with animal health laboratories to find what’s behind this event, with Delaware’s samples sent to the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory in New Bolton Center, Pa., but […]



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Be Safe & Healthy This 4th of July- A Message from the Office of the State Fire Marshall

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Most fireworks are illegal in Delaware. Fireworks can and have caused serious injury. Be safe and be healthy this Fourth of July. The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal reminds all citizens and visitors of Delaware that fireworks can cause serious injuries or death. Projectiles from exploded fireworks can cause eye injuries, burns, and amputations of fingers. An estimated 11,900 people were treated in the nation’s hospitals in 2015 for injuries related to the use of fireworks. The highest number of injuries (8,000) occurred around the July Fourth holiday. The Fireworks law under the Delaware Criminal Code was amended to: Certain fireworks as defined in Title 16/Chapter 69 are illegal to possess, sell, or use in the State of Delaware. Sparklers and ground based items may be purchased by someone that is 18+ years old and sold in Delaware only on these dates: June 4th – July 4th, and December 1st […]



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Expiring COVID-19 Forbearance Relief for FHA Borrowers

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

As you know, hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the economy.  This unprecedented, 18-month event has resulted in a burgeoning foreclosure crisis among FHA-insured borrowers. Currently there are well over 300,000 borrowers who are at least 60-days delinquent on their mortgage and who have not yet sought help from their mortgage servicer to avoid future foreclosure. Please review the flyer and text below, regarding mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT WASHINGTON, DC COVID-19 FHA BORROWER FLYER ENGLISH_SPANISH You will receiving this flyer if your mortgage is a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured mortgage.  If you are current on your mortgage payments or are already on a mortgage payment forbearance, please disregard this letter.  We understand that you may be struggling and unable to make your mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you are having difficulty paying […]



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2021 Town of Townsend Council Reorganization

Date Posted: Monday, June 7th, 2021

2021 Town of Townsend Town Council Reorganization 2021 Town of Townsend Town Council Reorganization On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the Town of Townsend held its annual reorganization meeting.  At this meeting, the three Town Council Candidates Elect were seated in accordance with the Town Ordinance. Per the certification of the 2021 Town of Townsend Election by the Town of Townsend Board of Election, the three candidates with the most votes for the three available Council seats were Eschalla Clarke, Gerald Dove, and Joshua Mertz.  These candidates were sworn-in at the reorganization meeting of the Town Council and their term will expire in June 2023.  After the Councilmembers were seated, the Town Council Elected Councilman Patrick Miller to serve as Mayor of the Town of Townsend.  The Mayor serves a one-year term.  Mayor Miller’s first duty after taking the chair, was to announce his appointments of Councilmembers to Committees.  The following […]



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