City of New Castle

Delaware

Wednesday Night Summer Concerts in Battery Park

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Wednesday Night Summer Concerts in Battery Park Battery Park, New Castle, Delaware 6:30 p.m. 3rd and South Streets New Castle, DE 19720 Mark your Calendars for the Annual Summer Concerts and Dinner in the Park! 8/24 Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band – (Outlandish Food Truck & Hawaiian Shaved Ice from Pizza History) * Rescheduled from 7/20 rained out concert Historic New Castle Events Generously Sponsored by: 2016 Lafayette Sponsor 2016 William Penn Sponsors Concerts Also Funded In Part By: The Anthony and Catherine Fusco Foundation, St. Anthony’s Club, & Sons of Italy-St. Gabriel’s Lodge



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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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Separation Day – Delaware’s 240th Independence Day!

Date Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Separation Day Friday, June 10th & Saturday, June 11th Delaware’s 240th Independence Day! Website Please Join us for the Separation Day Parade, as New Castle hosts Delaware’s 140th Birthday.   Saturday, June 11th 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Then enjoy all the festivities in Battery Park, and throughout the City. 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Separation Day Book Sale at the New Castle public Library – Website 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. New Castle Sailing Club Regatta – Website 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Colonial BBQ Competition – Website 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Rides in the Battery Park – Website ALL SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE! Friday, June 10th: (Courthouse Square) ACTIVITIES 5pm to 9:30pm: Craft Beer 5pm to 10pm: Food Trucks Live Music and Entertainment ENTERTAINMENT 5pm to 5:45pm: Colonial Music by 1st Delaware Regiment 6pm to 10:00pm: Big Package Band (Funk/Dance) During Music Breaks: DJ American Pie Entertainment Saturday, June […]



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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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Invitation to Bid – City of New Castle Riverfront Redevelopment Pier Project

Date Posted: Friday, March 4th, 2016

INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for the City of New Castle Riverfront Redevelopment Pier Project will be received by the City Administrator until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday March 31, 2016, at the City Administration Building, 220 Delaware Street, New Castle, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.  Bids received after the stated time will be returned unopened.  This project was first bid in December 2015 but a contract was not awarded. The City of New Castle Riverfront Redevelopment Pier Project involves the construction of a fixed dock structure along the Delaware River to accommodate commercial, institutional, and historic vessels.  The fixed dock will extend from the Delaware Street Wharf approximately 170 feet to the navigable channel.  The project will include a fixed 100 foot long dock, access causeway, access ramp and stairs.  The construction will involve mobilization / demobilization; installation of driven piles; erection of steel framing […]



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