Townsend Trick or Treat Hours

Date Posted: Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Trick or Treat Hours for 2019 will be observed on Thursday, October 31st  from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.   Additional information:   Halloween curfews – 2019


Planning Commission Members Needed

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

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 to be appointed to […]


Town Hall Closed October 14, 2019

Date Posted: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 in observance of the Columbus Day Holiday.  Trash and recycling will be picked up on Monday as usual.



Date Posted: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

A series of informal Town Hall meetings will be held by Mayor Tom McDonald to discuss the new tax proposal and  changes in the Town’s billing system.  In order to facilitate communication, an effort has been made to limit the number of people scheduled at any one time.  Meetings are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., as follows: 10/8 – Heart of Town (Main, Ginn, Gray, Walnut, Cannery, Niles, South, Commerce, Taylor, Wilson, Chestnut, Railroad) 10/10 – Townsend Station (Entire Development) 10/15 – TVII – South, Hanson, Melvin, Margist 10/17 – TVII – Karins, Ginn, Esch, Bunker, Barcus 10/22 – TVII – Feret, Andy, Founds, Myers, Wiggins Mill 10/24 – TVI – Merle, Hugh, Jamie, Marilyn 10/29 – TVI – Edgar, Kaitlyn, Helen 11/5 – Additional Meeting


Hydrant Flushing

Date Posted: Friday, September 27th, 2019

Artesian Water has notified the Town that they will be flushing hydrants in the area next week (week ending 10-5-19).   You may notice discoloration in water for a short period of time.


Volunteers needed for Town Fair

Date Posted: Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The Town Fair is only 2 weeks away and we are still in need of volunteers to help with children’s games, vendor sign in and parking lot direction.  If you are available to assist in any capacity between the hours of 8 and 3 (even if it’s only for an hour or two), please contact Councilman Patrick Miller at  Thank you.         


Town Clerk Job Opening

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

The TOWN OF TOWNSEND is accepting applications for the position of  TOWN CLERK. JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is responsible for preparation and maintenance of fiscal, Administrative and regulatory records for the Town. Work is performed in accordance with the Town Charter, ordinances, and general law, and requires initiative and the ability to work effectively and independently with the public and other officials. JOB DUTIES: Under limited supervision, reporting to the Town Manager, serves as liaison between Mayor and Council and the public; serves as custodian of Council’s legislative history and official records; attends and prepares minutes of Council meetings; prepares and manages Council’s meeting agendas and meeting calendar; issues public notice of Council and organizational meetings; provides administrative support to Council. Serves as Election Officer on behalf of Town and as liaison to the Municipal Election Commission; coordinates election activities with County Election Commission and organizes election related events. Manages […]


Town Hall Closed Monday, September 2, 2019

Date Posted: Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Town Hall will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. Trash and Recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, September 3rd.


National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest

Date Posted: Monday, August 5th, 2019

The National Wildlife Federation 2019 Photo Contest begins on August 5th.  The Garden for Wildlife Photo Contest is back and we want to see photos of you and your wildlife garden! We are looking for photos of YOU, birds, butterflies, bees and other backyard wildlife for a chance to win cash and garden themed prizes — including a $1000 Grand Prize! Photographs may be submitted in one of the following five categories: People in the wildlife garden Close-up native plants and their wildlife visitors Wildlife observed where people live, work, play, learn, and worship Certified wildlife habitat landscapes Young habitat photographers *new for 2019! Contest ends October 11th, get started now! Click here here  for details.


Middletown Teens take to the International Stage in Health Sciences Competition

Date Posted: Friday, July 12th, 2019

Middletown Teens take to the International Stage in Health Sciences Competition More than 11,500 Future Health Professionals from high schools and colleges across the USA, China and Canada gathered in Orlando, FL (June 23-26) for an International Leadership Conference sponsored by governing body, HOSA. We’re pleased to announce that Middletown High School’s HOSA Chapter scored Top 10 results in six different competition categories! And the talented, 150-member contingent from the First State enjoyed the opportunity to network with, and learn from, dedicated students, educators and healthcare professionals from around the globe. Please help us celebrate: Jessica Price / 3rd Place Healthy Lifestyle–Individual Competition Kendal Gray, Emma Fisher, James Ivery, Kayla Rispoli, Noah Walsh / 5th Place Public Service Announcement–Team Event Ashten Robino / 8th Place Prepared Speaking–Individual Competition Layalie Alfroukh / 8th Place Interviewing Skills–Individual Competition Majhyaa Everett / 9th Place Interviewing Skills–Individual Competition Sophia Bonfigli / 10th Place Extemporaneous […]