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Governor Carney Announces Additional COVID-19 Restrictions

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Gatherings capped at 10 people; restaurant dining indoors limited to 30 percent of fire capacity.  (Click here to go to State Website) WILMINGTON, Del. — Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced additional restrictions statewide to slow community spread of COVID-19 as Delaware and the country experience a surge of cases, hospitalizations and deaths heading into the winter months. The restrictions will be formally issued in a revision to the Governor’s omnibus emergency order later this week. Governor Carney’s order will include the following restrictions, which take effect at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23: Indoor gatherings in homes must be capped at no more than 10 people. Indoor gatherings outside of homes must be limited to 30 percent of the venue’s stated fire capacity, up to a cap of 50 people. This includes all events, such as weddings, funerals, services in houses of worship, performances, political gatherings, and events in public […]


Revised Trash Pick-up Schedule for the week of November 2nd

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

City offices were closed Tuesday, November 3rd for Election Day. Revised Trash Pick-up Schedule for the week of November 2nd Regular Schedule               Revised Schedule Monday, Nov. 2nd                   Monday, Nov. 2nd (No Change) Tuesday, Nov. 3rd                   Wednesday, Nov. 4th    Yard Waste Pick up will be on Thursday, Nov. 5th There will be a citywide recycle pick up on Friday, November 6th    


MSC News Release: Water Rates to be Increased

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Pamela A. Patone Phone: 302-323-2330 For Immediate Release 10/6/20 WATER RATES TO BE INCREASED Municipal Services Commission’s rate design consultant, Utility Financial Solutions (UFS), recommended a 9% overall water revenue increase after reviewing the cost of service study.  UFS also recommended reducing electric rates, which the MSC approved in May 2020.  The electric rate reduction was a result of lower power supply costs.  The water rate increase will result in an average residential customer experiencing an increase in their monthly bill of approximately $4.00.  MSC is sensitive to customers experiencing additional financial burden during this national crisis (COVID-19 pandemic), which is why MSC delayed this rate increase from the recommended effective date of April 2020 to October 2020.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the customer service department at 302-323-2330.  Please stay safe and continue to follow CDC guideline’s to protect you and […]


Press Release – Trash pick up may delayed in some sections of the City week of 9/21

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

September 22, 2020 City Press Release: Please be advised that trash pick-up was delayed for some sections of the City on Monday and Tuesday.  If your yard waste was not picked up on Wednesday, please leave it out for Thursday. Yard waste will be picked up on Thursday, September 24th and recycling will be picked up on Friday, September 25th. PLEASE check the City website for updates and thank you for your patience and understanding. City of New Castle 302-322-9801


Delaware Street Project Work Update

Date Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2020

Delaware Street Project Work Update Work will continue in the 400 block of Delaware Street for the week of September 21st.  Please obey No Parking signs posted on barrels and use extreme caution in the area.  The work in this area should be completed in 2  to 3 weeks.


Phragmites Control Program – Spraying Week of September 21st

Date Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2020

Phragmites Control Program On Monday, September 21st at 7:30 a.m. treatment will begin in the area around the levies beginning at the Sailing Club.  This work should take about 2 to 3 hours, and will close the walking path in the area.  On Wednesday, September 23rd there is a scheduled helicopter application of herbicide by and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Phragmites Control Program beginning with the Gambacorta Marsh. This application should only take 1 to 2 hours. Both these events are subject to change due to weather and will cause intermittent closure of the walking trail in Battery Park on those dates.  Dates and times are subject to change, check the city website and Facebook page for updates. The targeted plant, Phragmites australis, is a non-native, fast-growing, extremely hardy invasive species. Its extensive rhizome and root system can extend down as […]


Patriot Day, September 11th

Date Posted: Friday, September 11th, 2020

Patriot Day, September 11th The City of New Castle joins with residents today to pause and reflect on the events of September 11th, 2001. Patriot Day – September 11th honors the memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims who died on the September 11, 2001 in the terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.  


City offices will be closed on  Monday, September 7th for the Labor Day Holiday

Date Posted: Friday, September 4th, 2020

City Holiday Notice City offices will be closed on  Monday, September 7th for the Labor Day Holiday ********************************** Labor Day Holiday Revised Public Works Schedule Regular Trash Schedule         Revised Trash Schedule Monday, September 7th         Tuesday, September 8th Tuesday, September 8th         Wednesday, September 9th Yard Waste Pick Up will take place on Thursday, September 10th There will be a CITYWIDE Recycle Pick Up on Friday, September 11th


City of New Castle Press Release New Optional Mailing Address for City Residents

Date Posted: Monday, August 31st, 2020

CITY OF NEW CASTLE PRESS RELEASE August 26, 2020 New Optional Mailing Address for City Residents The City of New Castle today announced that, through an agreement with the United States Postal Service, city residents may now begin using “Historic New Castle” as their mailing address. The city has been concerned for some time about the confusion in the public’s mind between the city and the New Castle 19720 ZIP Code.  Incidents in the 62,000 resident ZIP Code area are invariably reported by the State Police as happening ‘in New Castle” (population 5,200).  This means that many more criminal incidents are reported as happening in New Castle than there should be.  There were 42 such incidents in a one year period. The city appealed to the USPS for a new ZIP Code, but was told that operational issues make that impossible.  The USPS offered instead the use of an alternate […]


State of Delaware, New Castle County Launch $100M Grant Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofits Statewide

Date Posted: Thursday, August 20th, 2020

                                                        Delaware Governor John Carney State of Delaware, New Castle County Launch $100M Grant Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofits Statewide DE Relief Grants will assist Delaware businesses affected by COVID-19 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer and the Delaware Division of Small Business on Wednesday announced grant program of at least $100 million to assist Delaware small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-19 crisis.  The DE Relief Grants program announced on Wednesday is a joint initiative of the State of Delaware and New Castle County, and is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  The program is expected to reach more than 3,000 small businesses and nonprofit organizations with grants ranging from $30,000 […]