Town Hall Closed January 20, 2020 for MLK Holiday

Date Posted: Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday.  Trash and Recycling will be picked up Monday per the normal schedule.


Road Construction – Karins Blvd. @ Hwy. 71

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

The Town has just been advised that  CIRILLO BROS  will begin installing the sanitary sewer tie-in work on Karins Blvd. for Lifehouse Church and removing the top several inches of roadway surface on the following date:  ___ Thursday January 2nd, 2020 – weather permitting. UPDATE:  Installation has been rescheduled for Monday, January 6, 2020 due to predicted rain over the next few days. Parking and through-vehicular-traffic will be affected during this time. All work will be performed within the States Right-of-Way (ROW). During this time, all vehicles will need to be moved out of the limits of construction.  If vehicles are not moved by the start of construction, an employee will attempt to make contact with you.  If the attempt is unsuccessful,***The contractor reserves the right to have the vehicle towed out of the construction limits.*** For construction schedule questions and concerns please contact: Cirillo Bros. Inc.  (302) 326-1540 Thank […]


Emergency Sirens To Be Tested 1/7/20.

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Emergency Sirens To Be Tested   (Smyrna) – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Delaware State Police will conduct a quarterly test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and Notification system on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  The sirens will sound at around 10:45 a.m.   The 37 sirens located within ten miles of the Salem/Hope Creek (New Jersey) plants will be activated for three to five minutes.  The siren tests will be followed by a test message of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on local radio stations.    Sirens that will be tested 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 their radios to one of the local EAS stations for important emergency instructions.   […]


Christmas Tree Pick-up – 1/6/20

Date Posted: Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Townsend Tree Disposal Details    


Town Newsletter

Date Posted: Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Mayor and Council hope you enjoy reading the Town’s  Winter 2019 Newsletter  and find the information provided beneficial.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Town Hall.


Christmas Caroling/Tree Lighting – December 8th

Date Posted: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Join us for hot chocolate, cider & cookies as we celebrate the holiday season with Christmas Caroling followed by a tree lighting ceremony at the Town Park on Edgar Road. P.S.  A very special guest in a red suit will be joining us!! Click  here for details.


Holiday Lighting Contest

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

The votes are in and it was a tough choice as there were so many homes displaying really great holiday lights.   Congratulation to the following winners of the Townsend Holiday Lighting Contest, who were announced at the January 8, 2020 Council Meeting: 1st Place –   611 Commerce St. – Carlton Money 2nd Place – 240 Edgar Rd. – Brian & Marissa Holl 3rd Place – 1009 West Founds St. – Joseph & Sheryl Rojas Gift certificates will be awarded to the winners. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* Announcing “Let Your Lights Shine” – Townsend’s 3rd annual Holiday Lights Contest. Let’s shine bright for the holidays.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to the best decorated homes located in the incorporated Town of Townsend.  Contact Town Hall at 302-378-8082 or to register YOUR HOME ADDRESS for consideration.  The registration form may also be faxed to Town Hall on 302-378-7099. Judging will […]


Resident Feedback to New Castle County Master Plan Draft

Date Posted: Thursday, November 7th, 2019

The Town of Townsend is encouraging its residents to review and comment on the proposed New Castle County Master Plan, which will greatly impact the future development and services available to the Town. This rough draft is based on various communications and meetings that the County held over the past year with its partner agencies, advisory committee members and residents. View the draft report here: Your feedback on this plan is valued and important!! Please submit comments by December 16, 2019 to the attention of Rich Hall,  New Castle County Land Use Department –  


Town Hall closed Monday, November 11, 2019

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Trash and recycling will be picked up on Monday, as usual.


Stockings for Soldiers

Date Posted: Friday, November 1st, 2019

“Our brave Troops in Harm’s Way would love to receive stockings  for the holidays.”  The Stockings for Soldiers program runs through the end of November.  If you would like information on the program and how your participation can make a difference, click on the links below.  Suggested Donations K9_Shopping_List Donations and cards may be left in the collection box in the lobby of Town Hall.  Council members will ensure that they reach the Wilmington collection site.