Events

    March 7, 2015
    3rd Annual St. Patrick's Dance
    03/07/2015 - 07:00 PM
    New Castle Senior Center
    400 South Street New Castle

    3rd St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
    Saturday, March 7
    New Castle Senior Center River Room
    7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

    $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
    Proceeds benefit the New Castle Senior Center.

    Join the New Castle Senior Center for their 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, featuring traditional music by the acclaimed Irish music group Seven Rings. There will be dancing, raffles and more!  Bring your own food or purchase food from the Mean Green Smokin’ Cuisine Food Truck, which will be onsite.  A cash bar will be available; no outside beverages allowed.  


    March 10, 2015
    City Council Meeting
    03/10/2015 - 07:00 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    City of New Castle Delaware
    Regular Council Meeting at Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street – New Castle
    Tuesday – March 10, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.

    Agenda
    Roll Call
    Approval of Minutes by Date: 2/10/2015 Regular Meeting
    Approval of Treasurer’s Report
    Report from the City Administrator
    Approval of Staff Reports
    Grant Review
    Communications
    Business from the Floor (concerning agenda items only)
    Business from the Mayor:
    Business from the Council President

    Old Business
    1. Discussion regarding Verizon Antenna. (Councilperson Cochran – Posted 03/03/15)

    New Business
    1. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution No. 2015-08 accepting Cricket Wireless proposal of $7,000.00 to leave all equipment on site, after they vacate their lease. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 03/03/15)

    2. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution No. 2015-09 for the placement request of Bayberry Farms as a vendor operating within the City limits. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 03/03/15)

    3. First reading of Ordinance 502, An Ordinance to amend Chapter 166, Section 166-6 A (5)(c) relating Permissible Noise Levels in Industrial Districts (Council President Ratchford – Posted 02/03/15

    4. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-10 A Resolution to approve disposing of city surplus property. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 03/03/15)

    * 1999 Infiniti Q45 S/N -JNKBY31A9XM603959, seized in a drug transaction.

    The following vehicles are from the Military Law Enforcement Surplus Program L.E.S.O. They have been in the City’s possession for one year and are at this time eligible for disposal.
    * 1985 AM General 6X6 Wrecker S/N – NLOK36-C536-00836
    * 1986  D-7 Caterpillar bull dozers S/N – 61G00891
    * 1986  D-7 Caterpillar bull dozers S/N – 61G307
    * 1979 6×6 Dump Truck 5-ton S/N – C529-01401

    5. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-11 A Resolution to Appoint Tree Commission Members. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 03/03/15)

    6. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-12 A Resolution to Approve Mayor’s Planning Commission Appointments. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 03/03/15)

    7. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-13 A Resolution to approve a Coastal Management Matching Grant from the State of Delaware and a 21st Century Project Matching Grant from The NCCD. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 03/03/15)

    8. Motion, Discussion and Vote on Resolution 2015-14 A Resolution to approve disposing of city surplus property, Parcel # 210020019, 0 Buttonwood Ave (Council President Ratchford – Posted 03/03/15)

    9. Discussion concerning possible annexation and donation of portion of Army Creek Dike currently owned by PrintPak. (Council President Ratchford – Posted 03/03/15)

    10. Comments from the floor.

    11. Executive Session to discuss personnel issues

    Next Regular Meeting Date: April 14, 2015
    Posted: Posted 03/03/15
    Note: This agenda as listed may not be considered in sequence, including executive sessions.


    March 11, 2015
    Ecumenical Lenten Soup Supper
    03/11/2015 - 06:00 PM
    Immanuel Parish Hall
    Harmony St. & The Strand New Castle, Delaware

    Ecumenical Lenten
    Soup Suppers
    Join your friends and neighbors for dinner and fellowship at this year’s Ecumenical Lenten Soup Suppers. Each year churches from New Castle join together to observe the season of Lent.

    Each Wednesday night from February 25th through March 25th a host church will serve a soup supper followed by a short presentation; all are welcome. All dinners start at 6:00 p.m.

    3/11-Immanuel Episcopal Church – Parish House- 100Street
    3/18-St. Peter’s Church – 515 Harmony Street
    3/25-Hope Lutheran Church  – 230 Christiana Road


    March 12, 2015
    Historic Area Commission Meeting
    03/12/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    HISTORIC AREA COMMISSION
    New Castle Town Hall
    2nd & Delaware Streets
    March 12, 2015- 6:30 p.m.

    NOTE NEW DATE AND TIME!!!

    EACH APPLICATION IS A SEPARATE PUBLIC HEARING

    AGENDA

    Roll Call Discussion of administrative matters.

    OLD APPLICATIONS:
    NEW APPLICATIONS:
    1. D. Shane – 47 W. 3rd Street
    Originally approved on 10/18/13 for two story addition with porch. Amending to just porch with same footprint and materials..

    2. P. Hannum – 18 E. 4th Street
    Close in existing rear 14’x14’ porch structure.

    3. R. Weber – 126 Harmony Street
    Install handrail at front door steps.

    4. DeAscanis Homes – 225-227 Second St.
    House plans submission for HAC approval.

    EMERGENCY REPAIRS:

    ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS:
    Discussion of Historic Area Review Committee (HARC) design guidelines update work.

    The agenda items listed may not be considered in sequence.
    Posted: 2/24/15
    Revised: 3/4/15
    Final:


    March 18, 2015
    Ecumenical Lenten Soup Supper
    03/18/2015 - 06:00 PM
    St. Peter the Apostle Church
    515 Harmony Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Ecumenical Lenten
    Soup Suppers
    Join your friends and neighbors for dinner and fellowship at this year’s Ecumenical Lenten Soup Suppers. Each year churches from New Castle join together to observe the season of Lent.

    Each Wednesday night from February 25th through March 25th a host church will serve a soup supper followed by a short presentation; all are welcome. All dinners start at 6:00 p.m.

    3/18-St. Peter’s Church – 515 Harmony Street
    3/25-Hope Lutheran Church  – 230 Christiana Road


    March 21, 2015
    New Castle Hundred Lions Club Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale
    03/21/2015 - 08:00 AM
    New Castle United Methodist Church
    510 Delaware Street New Castle

    Saturday, March 21st 8:00 -121:30 a.m.
    New Castle United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
    510 Delaware Street
    Parking behind the church off 5th Street

    Tickets available from any Lion, and at the Door; $6.00 adult, $3.00 children under 12.
    Take outs available.


    March 23, 2015
    Municipal Services Commission Meeting
    03/23/2015 - 04:00 PM
    Municipal Services Commission’s Office
    216 Chestnut Street New Castle, DE 19720

     NOTICE OF MEETING
    OF THE
    MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMISSION

    The next monthly meeting of the Municipal Services Commission will be held March 23, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. at the Commission’s office at 216 Chestnut Street, City of New Castle. Copies of the agenda are posted seven days in advance of the meeting on the Municipal Services Commission’s bulletin Board at 216 Chestnut Street.


    March 23, 2015
    Planning Commission Meeting
    03/23/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    NEW CASTLE PLANNING COMMISSION
    Town Hall, 2nd & Delaware Streets
    MEETING AGENDA
    Monday, February 23, 2015
    6:30 p.m.

    1. Roll Call
    2. Review and Approval of Minutes
    3. Budget Status
    4. Other Business
    5. Minor Subdivision Review- West 4th Street and South Street: Parcel 21-015.30-104 (Parcel A) Trustees of the New Castle Common; Parcel 21-015.30-098 (Parcel C) James R. Keller & Sharon W. Keller

    6. Demographics Update

    7. Tourism
    8. Commissioners Comments
    9. Comments from the Public

    The agenda items as listed may not be considered in sequence.  All meeting materials and/or exhibits are available for view in advance of the meeting by contacting City Hall.  Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations to attend this meeting should contact the City Office in writing 72 hours in advance of the meeting, stating their needs, in order to have them addressed under the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
    Posted:  02/13/2015


    March 25, 2015
    Ecumenical Lenten Soup Supper
    03/25/2015 - 06:00 PM
    Hope Lutheran Church
    230 Christiana Road New Castle, DE 19720

    Ecumenical Lenten
    Soup Suppers
    Join your friends and neighbors for dinner and fellowship at this year’s Ecumenical Lenten Soup Suppers. Each year churches from New Castle join together to observe the season of Lent.

    Each Wednesday night from February 25th through March 25th a host church will serve a soup supper followed by a short presentation; all are welcome. All dinners start at 6:00 p.m.

    3/25-Hope Lutheran Church  – 230 Christiana Road


    March 30, 2015
    Municipal Services Commission Special Meeting
    03/30/2015 - 04:00 PM
    Municipal Services Commission’s Office
    216 Chestnut Street New Castle, DE 19720

    NOTICE OF MEETING

    OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE

    MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMISSION

    A Special Meeting of the Municipal Services Commission to review the Cost of Service Study report from the consultant Utility Financial Solutions will be held March 30, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. at the Commission’s office at 216 Chestnut Street, City of New Castle. Copies of the agenda are posted seven days in advance of the meeting on the Municipal Services Commission’s bulletin Board at 216 Chestnut Street.


    April 5, 2015
    Easter Parade on the Green
    04/05/2015 - 01:00 AM
    The Green
    2nd & Delaware Streets New Castle, DE 19720

    April 5, 2015
    Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service on the Wharf
    04/05/2015 - 06:00 AM
    New Castle Wharf
    1 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    April 6, 2015
    Tree Commission Meeting
    04/06/2015 - 05:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    April 9, 2015
    Historic Area Commission Meeting
    04/09/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    April 12, 2015
    St. Anthony's Club Spaghetti Dinner
    04/12/2015 - 12:00 PM
    St. Anthony's Club
    1017 Gray Street New Castle, DE 19720

    St. Anthony’s Club Spaghetti Dinner
    Sunday, April 5th from  Noon-6 p.m.
    Every First Sunday of Each Month* October -May
    Salad, Roll, Spaghetti and two meatballs!
    $8.00

    *April 12th (2nd Sunday) due to Easter Holiday


    April 12, 2015
    New Castle, Delaware and the Lincoln Conspiracy
    04/12/2015 - 02:00 PM
    The Arsenal on the Green
    30 Market Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Lincoln

     New Castle, Delaware  and the Lincoln Conspiracy

     On the evening of April 14, 1865,  John Wilkes Booth and his accomplices executed a plan to murder  the leadership of the United States government and possibly reignite the Civil War. The aftermath  of that night would affect the lives of men and women from large cities to small towns across the  country, including New Castle, Delaware.

     On Sunday, April 12, 2015, the story of the New Castle connection to the Lincoln Conspiracy will be  told by Brian Cannon, Lead Interpreter of the New Castle Court House Museum. The presentation  will be held at 2:00 pm at the Arsenal, 30 Market St, New Castle, DE. The presentation is free, but  seating is limited and reservations can be made by calling (302) 323-4453.


    April 14, 2015
    City Council Meeting
    04/14/2015 - 07:00 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    April 24, 2015
    Arbor Day
    04/24/2015 - 10:00 AM
    Historic Penn Farm
    807 Frenchtown Road New Castle, DE 19720

    April 25, 2015
    Annual Spring Clean Up of Battery Park – YOU CAN HELP!
    04/25/2015 - 09:00 AM
    Battery Park
    New Castle, DE 19720

    Annual Spring Clean Up of Battery Park – YOU CAN HELP!
    Improvements Continue This Year!
    Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 9:00 to noon

    The New Castle Sailing Club and the New Castle Community Partnership are co-sponsoring the annual spring Battery Park Beach Clean-Up on Saturday, April 18th, from 9:00am to noon.  The park has had numerous repairs in the past few years, and it has truly become a beautiful place for all to come and enjoy the river and local scenery. You can help keep the park pristine and beautiful!  Please join friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues in cleaning up the Battery Park beaches.  Coupons will be available for volunteers, for a discount at local restaurants for lunch on day of clean up.  Trash bags and gloves will be available, however, please bring your own work gloves, if possible.  Volunteer certificates will also be available if needed.  On the morning of the clean-up, please sign in at the registration table located by the New Castle Sailing Club sailhouse at the end of West 3rd Street.  Questions?  Contact Kristin 907.252.9062 or Irene 302 328-1709.

    As a community we all enjoy the beautiful and picturesque Battery Park; so let us work as a community to ensure it stays beautiful!  Thank you!


    April 27, 2015
    Planning Commission Meeting
    04/27/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    April 28, 2015
    Board of Health Meeting
    04/28/2015 - 06:00 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    May 1, 2015
    May Market Plant and Garden Sale
    05/01/2015 - 12:00 AM
    Market Square behind Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Arasapha Garden Club Plant and Garden Sale.


    May 3, 2015
    St. Anthony's Club Spaghetti Dinner
    05/03/2015 - 12:00 PM
    St. Anthony's Club
    1017 Gray Street New Castle, DE 19720

    St. Anthony’s Club Spaghetti Dinner
    Sunday, May 3rd from  Noon-6 p.m.
    Every First Sunday of Each Month October -May
    Salad, Roll, Spaghetti and two meatballs!
    $8.00


    May 4, 2015
    Tree Commission Meeting
    05/04/2015 - 05:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    May 12, 2015
    City Council Meeting
    05/12/2015 - 07:00 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    May 14, 2015
    Historic Area Commission Meeting
    05/14/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    May 18, 2015
    Planning Commission Meeting
    05/18/2015 - 06:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    June 1, 2015
    Tree Commission Meeting
    06/01/2015 - 05:30 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted


    June 5, 2015
    New Castle Library Friends Book Sale Preview!
    06/05/2015 - 06:00 PM
    New Castle Public Library
    424 Delaware Street New Castle, DE

    Library Book Sale Preview

    Frdiay, June 5, 2015
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
    New Castle Library Friends will hold its Preview Book Sale in combination wth the City’s Art Loop.

    books


    June 9, 2015
    City Council Meeting
    06/09/2015 - 07:00 PM
    Town Hall
    201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720

    Agenda to be posted