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City of New Castle Press Release: Delaware Street Update

Date Posted: Friday, August 19th, 2016

City of New Castle Press Release Delaware Street Update August 19, 2016 * The City Engineer is currently completing an evaluation of existing utilities within Delaware Street including an assessment of drainage and options to place “green” practices such as infiltration or bioretention to improve the water quality of runoff.  The study will culminate in late October with conceptual designs for the rehabilitation of the roadway. * Among the findings to date was seepage into an aging brick sanitary sewer manhole which has since been repaired by the County.  The sanitary sewer pipes themselves, though old, are still functioning adequately.  Other findings include the presence of previously unmapped storm sewers that are unreachable due to the lack of access points.  The City will be placing manholes in strategic locations on these storm sewers as part of the annual Citywide paving contract this fall or next spring.  Once installed, special cameras […]



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City of New Castle Press Release: Downtown Development District (DDD) Application

Date Posted: Friday, August 12th, 2016

PRESS RELEASE CITY OF NEW CASTLE August 12, 2016 On Tuesday August 2, 2016, the Cabinet Committee on State Planning Issues met to review Downtown Development District (DDD) applications. The City of New Castle was one of nine applications.  Despite a competitive application and strong District Plan, the City’s application was not one of the five selected for DDD designation. The DDD is a State program, enacted by the Delaware General Assembly in 2014, to help downtowns and neighborhoods become more healthy and vibrant places.  The designated areas qualify for significant development incentives and other state benefits. Wilmington, Dover, and Seaford currently hold this designation, and per the Office of Governor Markell, $14 million in DDD grant funding has leveraged more than $200 million of private investment in these communities since last year. As relayed by staff of the review committee, the City of New Castle had a strong plan […]



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City of New Castle Press Release: City Services Update

Date Posted: Friday, August 12th, 2016

City of New Castle Press Release City Services Update August 12, 2016 The City continues to work diligently to manage our resources and provide a positive experience for both visitors and residents.  Due to recent increased visitation, we are adding some additional measures to address safety, parking, traffic and trash concerns through the following actions: Battery Park Hours Enforcement: Based on recommendation from the Police, and in cooperation with the Battery Park Committee, the City experimented with temporarily relaxing late night enforcement as a way to reduce sidewalk/street pedestrian traffic.  Taking citizen feedback into consideration, City police will resume previous practices, and will continue to monitor. Seasonal Police Officer coverage will be extended into the fall and increased traffic and parking enforcement actions including ticketing will continue. Parking meters and resident sticker options are being evaluated. More trashcans and cigarette butt holders with more frequent pickup are being added to […]



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DHSS Press Release – DELAWARE PUBLIC HEALTH REMINDS PEOPLE TO BEAT THE HEAT

Date Posted: Friday, July 8th, 2016

  DHSS Press Release July 6, 2016 DHSS-7-2016 Rita Landgraf, Secretary Jill Fredel, Director of Communications 302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498 Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us DELAWARE PUBLIC HEALTH REMINDS PEOPLE TO BEAT THE HEAT DOVER (July 6, 2016) – With temperatures expected to rise into the 90’s this week, with heat indexes (‘feels like’) over 100 degrees, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is reminding residents to take precautions.  Hot weather can cause heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and severe respiratory conditions, which can be fatal. On excessively warm days like these, our bodies have less chance to recover, placing everyone at risk for heat-related illness. Sweat ceases to evaporate and the body’s natural cooling system slows down or shuts down completely when temperatures and humidity are extremely high. Extreme heat is especially dangerous for seniors, young children, people with disabilities, and people with breathing conditions and other chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, chronic […]



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PRESS RELEASE: FY2017 Budget

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

June 28, 2016 City of New Castle FY2017 Budget Press Release Yesterday City Council passed a balanced budget of $5,313,838 and grant budget of $1,183,200 with no tax increase.  The budget includes about $500k of needed street repairs throughout the City, storm drainage enhancements and improved civic access for people with disabilities. The City also increased its working capital and reserve cash funds by about $200k or 15%.  Due to efficiency improvements and staffing decreases through attrition, the City has maintained approximately the same employee expenses since FY2013 even with wage increases and rising health care costs.   The City will continue to identify efficiencies while maintaining services to its citizens and businesses. Street re-paving projects approved:   East 12th Street from Moores Lane to Baldt Avenue               East 9th Street from Delaware to Clayton Street       Foundry Street from 3rd Street to 4th Street                                      Karlstad Road (portion)                                                                   Tremont Street near 7th Street                                                                    […]



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PRESS RELEASE: Delaware Street Pier Project

Date Posted: Friday, June 10th, 2016

PRESS RELEASE CITY OF NEW CASTLE June 10, 2016 The City of New Castle has been entrusted by the State of Delaware with $1,025,000, for the purpose of building a pier at the end of Delaware Street.  In addition, the City has received funding for this project from the Delaware City Refinery in the amount of $10,000.  The City also anticipates the receipt of $145,000 from FEMA under a federal program payment for the damage to the former pier, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy; for a total of $1,180,000. With the funds provided by the State, the City has an obligation and commitment to the State to utilize these funds as judiciously as possible, and to construct the pier. Since the project was put to public bid with the experienced contracting firm of Dissen and Juhn as the lowest bidder, we have had numerous meetings with representatives of the contractor, City […]



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City of New Castle Downtown Development District Plan

Date Posted: Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Downtown is a place for people, a destination for residents and visitors, and a hub of activity throughout the year. The Downtown Development District (DDD) Plan identifies assets, challenges, and opportunities within the City of New Castle’s Downtown, establishes goals and objectives for community and economic development, and recommends implementation strategies to achieve these.  This District Plan was submitted as part of the application for Downtown Development District (DDD) designation by the State of Delaware. Click on the link below to view the Downtown Development District Plan City of New Castle Downtown Development District Plan  8/12/2016 – Press Release: Downtown Development District (DDD) Application



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Historic New Castle Colonial BBQ Competition in Battery Park

Date Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016

DON’T MISS THE FIRST ANNUAL COLONIAL BBQ COMPETITION! Saturday, June 11th, 2016 12:00 – 5:00 In Historic New Castle At Battery Park Website Gates are open to the Public at Noon This Kansas City Barbecue Society (www.kcbs.us) sanctioned event is the first ever event associated with Separation Day in Delaware! Competition teams, vendors, musicians, sponsors and the public are invited to enjoy all the fun that comes with competition barbecue, live music, beer and beverages of all kinds, and vendors selling really cool stuff! Come meet and see the BBQ teams in action, watch a cooking demonstration, buy mouthwatering sauces and spice blends to try back home, and watch as student teams from area high school culinary arts programs compete against one another! Fun for the entire family! *New Castle Charities is a local organization dedicated to making improvements to Battery Park and supporting the arts in the City of New […]



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Trash Schedule for the week of May 30th

Date Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Due to City Offices closing on Monday, May 30th, an alternate trash schedule will be implemented the week of May 30th. Monday’s trash will be collected  on Tuesday, May 31st. Tuesday trash will be collected  on Wednesday, June 1st. There will be NO Yard Waste collection on Wednesday, June 1st. Recycling Pick-up will remain on its regular Thursday & Friday schedule. Please call Public Services at 302-322-9801 if you have any questions. Thank you



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City Notice: Resolution Withdrawn

Date Posted: Friday, March 4th, 2016

City Notice: Resolution withdrawn Resolution 2016-05; “A Resolution to impose a moratorium on new land development applications in the Downtown Gateway Zoning District for 60 days, to permit review by a City Planner and the City Solicitor, for the purpose of recommending amendments to land use regulations to regulate mixed use development and enhance quality of life for residents,” has been withdrawn from the March 8, 2016 Council agenda. Thank you – Linda Ratchford, Council President



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