Faithful Friends


Faithful Friends was founded in 2000, as Citizens for the Protection and Care of Animals, by a group of local animal lovers who believe there is a better way to address the problem of pet homelessness than mass euthanasia.

Currently, about 25,000 pets become homeless in Delaware and over 15,000 are destroyed in Delaware's publicly funded shelters. The vast majority of these pets are destroyed because there are no homes for them immediately available. And these numbers do not take into account the thousands of homeless cats that huddle near dumpsters, living in fear.

Pet overpopulation and homelessness is a community problem, not a shelter problem. It takes a unified effort within the community to solve the problem and to do so in a humane, effective manner. We hope you will join this effort!

Our Mission
Ending the routine killing of dogs and cats through rescue and adoption of homeless pets, affordable spay/neuter programs that target the neediest pet owners in our community, and outreach programs that prevent pet owner relinquishments.

Our Vision
That Delaware will become a state that cares for and protects animal companions, eliminating abuse, neglect and the routine killing of homeless pets.

Our Goals
Significantly increase adoptions of homeless pets by building a state-of-the-art Adoption Center that provides medical care and a homelike setting where dogs and cats can live free of stress and fear until new homes are found for them.

Provide care options for homeless pets that need more time and training to become adopted or who need lifetime care by creating a Sanctuary in Delaware. Here, animals who are difficult to place in homes because of age, illness or temperament can live out their natural lives in safety.

Create therapeutic programs that bring animals and their gifts of unconditional love, companionship and healing to children and the elderly in residential facilities who suffer from isolation, depression or the effects of abuse or illness.

Reduce overpopulation by providing spay/neuter programs which target the neediest pet owners and feral/stray cats.

Reduce pet relinquishments to shelters by offering support, training and alternatives to owner give-ups.



Brookland Terrace Civic Club Meeting

Just a quick reminder Monday 7PM 2nd of March - Brookland Terrace Civic Club Meeting every one should have the Spring 2009 flyer in the next day or so ... Thanks to all the Block Captains who passed out the flyers .

We should have some guest from the county Stephanie Rizzo (Tim Shelden's Legislative Aide) & Officer Browning from New Castle County Police Community Services Unit , The Delaware State Police .. Captain Pulling from Troop 6 is going to try to have someone at the meeting ..

If any one has any questions that might require a bit of research before hand by our guest . We can forward questions to them ahead of time so they can have answers ...

These are some questions that we forwarded to them all ready ...

- Sewer Leak in the park between Armstrong Ave. Centerville & Faulkland NCC Sewer was out this week .

- When & Who did spot repairs of streets Virginia Ave ?

- What is the Time frame for more extensive street repairs ?

- Trent Ave one way in from Centerville a possibility ?

- Arrangements for disposal of trash picked up at ParkCleanUp 25 April

- Is it ok to hold some one until police arrives ?

- What are juristrisction of the police ?

- Update needed from the police on status of issues on the 700 block Armstrong .

- What happens to calls that go into New Castle County Police’s Graffiti Tip Line (302) 571-7332 ?

Looking forward to seeing every one at the meeting

Brookland Terrace Civic Club Meeting

Monday March 2nd at 7 p.m. Marbrook Elementary School
2101 Centerville Rd WILMINGTON, DE 19808

On the agenda

Woodland Run Park
25th of April
10 AM Saturday

We are meeting at the ball diamond

Please Drive Slowly & Stop at the signs

There has been Traffic Enforcement by NCCP in Brookland Terrace at your request

We are asking residents to let us know if to they do call 911 So we can keep track of any police activity in the Terrace

If you would like to participate in the block watch or for more info 463-2239 brooklandterrace@gmail.com

It you see graffiti please call it in to 573-2800
The BTCC AntiGraffitiBrigade has been cleaning up & painting over new graffiti in 72 hours for about a year now
We need you to let us know when there is new graffiti so we can do cleanup
to participate & report for cleanup 463-2239 brooklandterrace@gmail.com

Request for additional stops signs has gone into DelDoT

Ohio & R. I.

Brookland & Armstrong

Armstrong & Maryland

Hillside & Maine .

brought to our attention

Please clean up after your pets

Trash Cans Etiquette

Trash Cans left out on the street at all times is very detrimental to the neighborhood.
It doesn't take a lot of effort to remove them following trash pickup.

There have been complaints about a large number of cats on Ohio Ave

B.T.C.C. 2009 DUES $10

Over 136 Neighbors have paid the 2009 annual dues. Thank You

$10.00 annual dues pay for snow removal, park clean-up, graffiti clean up , and activities such as the annual community yard sale. & the Christmas party.

How to pay Please make checks payable to the Brookland Terrace Civic Club 2905 Centre Road Wilmington De 19805

For up to date info check out the BTCC Blog

Brookland Terrace Civic Club
Incorporated 1940
2905 Ferris Road/Centre Road
Wilmington Delaware 19805
United States of America



- President-Charles C Stirk Jr
302.463.2239 ccstirkjr@gmail.com

- Vice President-Glen Fuller

- Secretary William Wheatley
302.996.9503 williamwheatley@aol.com

- Treasurer Joyce Grymes


Graffiti Watch Update

We had some new Graffiti on 2800 Ferris Road that showed up between 18:00 -24:00 Tuesday evening 24 February

William of the Brookland Terrace AntiGraffitiBrigade called the graffiti in to 302-573-2800 the Non-Emergency number at 911 this afternoon ..

Dispatcher at 911 knew just what to do with the AntiGraffitiBrigade call ...

With out prompting that dispatcher said she new police would have to be dispatched to photograph & take a report ..

Delaware State Trooper was out very promptly

The trooper even knocked on William's door to let him know it was ok to clean up as he had already taken the photos ..

William & Chuck knocked out the clean up in under 5 minutes ..

We wanted to say Thank You to everyone involved we really appreciate how this went so smoothly ..


Three charged in string of vehicle break-ins ..

Three charged in string of vehicle break-ins .. The two men and a woman arrested Sunday in a two-month string of car break-ins told police they searched through northern New Castle County developments for unlocked cars. ...The three were arrested Sunday after an officer recognized one of the men who was shown on surveillance video using a victim's stolen credit card at a Stanton convenience store, police said.

The suspects stole laptop computers, iPods, purses, wallets, credit cards, gift cards, cash, diaper bags, power tools, GPS devices, loose change, jewelry, radar detectors, lawn/yard equipment and anything not properly secured, said county police Cpl. Trinidad Navarro.

Over the past several weeks, investigators have been tracking car break-ins in Alapocas, Alban Park, Arundel Apartments, Ashbourne Hills, Ashton Condominiums, Bay Pointe, Breckenridge, Breezewood I and II, Brookland Terrace, Brookside Park, Greenbridge, Limestone Hills, Scotch Hills Apartments, Stafford, Weldin Park and William Penn Village.

The suspects have not been link yet to any of those break-ins, police said.

Wilberg told police he does not remember all of the vehicles he broke into because "he was either high or wanted to get high," police said in court records. ..



County Executive Chris Coons, Council President Paul Clark, and County Councilman Sheldon will host a Ninth District listening campaign on Monday, February 23rd at 6 PM at the Millcreek Fire Hall.

It will consist of a presentation on County services and the financial challenges that lie ahead, followed by a group discussion. County officials and representatives from each County department will be present to answer questions. The feedback officials receive from the public will help shape the budget that the County Executive presents to Council in March.

Because of declining revenues, the County’s general operating budget deficit is projected to grow to nearly $40 million next year. The County’s total operating budget for FY2009 is $240 million.
Please plan on attending!

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.


Stephanie Rizzo
Legislative Aide to Councilman Sheldon
800 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801


Graffiti wars Police fight back as battles between taggers get ugly

Graffiti wars Police fight back as battles between taggers get uglyBY TERRI SANGINITI • THE NEWS JOURNAL • FEBRUARY 15, 2009....The cost of cleaning up graffiti in Delaware hits "hundreds of thousands of dollars -- on the low end" each year, state highway officials say.

"What's really troubling is that cleaning up this graffiti is costing materials and manpower at a time when we're limiting litter pickup and grass cutting," said Darrell Cole of the state Department of Transportation.

While the recent spring-like weather lured more taggers out of their lairs, property in Delaware gets vandalized every day, said Misty Seemans, a DelDOT spokeswoman.

"The same people who are cleaning it up are the same workers replacing lights, filling potholes, fixing guardrails and replacing storm grates," she said. " ... We certainly do not consider graffiti an art at DelDOT." .....
Volunteers clean up

To help erase the damage, New Castle County Councilman Bob Weiner organized the Citizen Anti-Graffiti Brigade that DelDOT has come to rely on.

Created in fall 2007, the group of citizen volunteers regularly tackles graffiti in Brandywine Hundred and the Greenville area, using supplies donated by the state and paint companies to cover up graffiti almost as soon as it appears.

Before getting down to work, the volunteers -- who focus on underpasses beneath I-95, such as Darley Road, Shipley Road and Del. 141 in Greenville -- take photographs of vandalized sites so police can put the wall writers' monikers in a database to help solve the crimes. .....

Delaware last year beefed up its punishments for people caught painting graffiti.
$500 -- Minimum fine that cannot be suspended.
$2,300 -- Maximum fine.
Six months -- Maximum jail term for having tools used to paint graffiti, a misdemeanor.
One year -- Maximum sentence for causing property damage costing less than $1,500, a misdemeanor.
Two years -- Maximum sentence for causing property damage costing $1,500 or more, a felony.


Graffiti Watch clean Up Of BR1-604 & a Sign

Brookland Terrace Civic Club Anti-Graffiti Brigade did a paint over today .. Trooper Evans came out took a report & photographed our underpass report # 0609012829

The first warm weekend weare planing to do a clean up paint over .


Brookland Terrace Civic Club Event Dates

Brookland Terrace Civic Club Meeting

March 2 nd at 7 p.m. at
Marbrook Elementary School

2101 Centerville Road

ParkCleanUp 25 of April

B.T.C.C Spring News letter

We are putting this together now if any one has Ideas & Info to include please let us know ...

I have ParkCleanUp ,Speeding , cAts on Ohio , Dog poo & Trash can edict thus far ..


New Castle County Listening Campaign

Meeting begin at 6:00pm
Monday, February 23 with 9th District Councilman Timothy Sheldon
at the Millcreek Fire Hall 3900 Kirkwood Highway, Marshallton

Brookland Terrace Civic Club

2905 Ferris Road/Centre Road
Wilmington Delaware 19805
United States of America



- President-Charles C Stirk Jr
302.463.2239 ccstirkjr@gmail.com

- Vice President-Glen Fuller

- Secretary William Wheatley
302.996.9503 williamwheatley@aol.com

- Treasurer Joyce Grymes


Construction Advisory Group Route 141 – Kirkwood Highway to Faulkland Road MEETING MINUTES – January 12, 2009

Construction Advisory Group
Route 141 – Kirkwood Highway to Faulkland Road
MEETING MINUTES – January 12, 2009

Date: January 12, 2009
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: DuPont Chestnut Run Plaza, Bldg. 700 Wilmington, Delaware 19805


Mr. Bill Osborne – TMA
Mr. Robert Bristow – DuPont Co.
Mr. Michael Alfree – DSYF/DMSS
Mr. Pete Hayward – Resident
Ms. Charlotte O’Sullivan – Resident
Mr. Charles Stirk – Brookland Terrace
Mr. William Wheatley – Brookland Terrace
Ms. Phyllis Berggnun – Willow Run
Mr. Bernie Berggnun – Willow Run
Ms. Theresa Riddleberger – Willow Run
Dr. Joshua Ayers – Brookland Terrace
Mrs. Edie Realey – Willow Run
Mr. Thomas Slaughter – Willow Run
Mr. John Janowski – NCC
Mr. Al Conner – Berca
Mr. Tom Brooks – DelDOT
Mr. Harry Cooper – DelDOT
Mr. Mark Buckalew – DelDOT
Mr. Robert King – DelDOT
Ms. Misty Seemans – DelDOT

Misty Seemans called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

Tom Brooks discussed old business regarding design:
1. The left turning lane on southbound Route 141 has some drainage problems. The issue would be addressed by DelDOT Maintenance.
2. Traffic is reviewing installing permanent No Parking signs at the intersection of Field Road and Gilpin Drive. (UPDATE: DelDOT’s Traffic Section reported that the parking restriction is justified. The Department processed a parking resolution to officially establish the restriction. The resolution was approved, and a work order was placed to have the signs installed as scheduling and weather permits.)

Mark Buckalew updated the group on the project’s progress during construction:
1. (UPDATE: Dates changed to Thursday and Friday Jan. 22 and 23): The week of Jan. 19, Route 141 traffic will be shifted from the old pavement to the new pavement. This means that four lanes of traffic will be open, 2 lanes in each direction, on the eastside of Route 141. This traffic switch will allow work to begin on the old pavement on the westside of Route 141. Four travel lanes will be maintained after the switch, which will last for 1 year. Expect delays between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. while work takes place. The traffic switch is weather dependent. Message boards have been set up notifying drivers of the shift. Work will begin north of Faulkland Road and move south along Route 141. Work needs to be done to the pavement and waterline.

General discussion ensued:
· A Beech Avenue resident asked whether maintenance would be maintained to Brookland Terrace. Mark said yes.
· A resident asked when the ramp from westbound Route 2 to northbound Route 141 would open. Mark said after the traffic switch.
· A resident asked about the timeline for the traffic switch. Mark said at least 1 year.
· A representative of the Ferris School asked what company’s water line will be worked on. Mark said Artesian Water.
· A resident asked if the City of Wilmington water line is tied in on Faulkand Road. Mark said it is but the City of Wilmington thinks there is a leak. Mark said that the line has passed the tests and he doesn’t think there is a leak. If there is a leak, it will be addressed. Contractors will be in the field for 2 years.
· A resident asked about the status of Montgomery Road. Mark said Montgomery Road will remain closed because a retaining wall still needs to be built. The retaining wall cannot be built if traffic runs next to it. Montgomery Road will be open within the next 2 years.
· A resident asked about the schedule. Mark said the project is a little bit behind schedule but DelDOT is trying to catch up. The fall 2010 completion date is still expected.
· A representative of DuPont Co. asked about DelDOT’s work zone safety culture. Mark said that the couple of car crash-related injuries have been non-construction related. The representative asked DelDOT to examine barricades to increase safety. The speed limit is 35 mph and speeding through the work zone is an enforcement issue. (UPDATE: The project team has discussed installing a temporary electronic speed sign that tells motorists how fast they are going, per a resident’s request. Tom spoke to DelDOT’s Traffic section and the Route 141 contractor about renting an electronic speed sign. Misty contacted the Delaware State Police about coordinating enforcement with the electronic sign.)
· A resident said motorists are driving from Greenbank Road onto Route 141. Harry Cooper said traffic violations are an enforcement issue. (UPDATE: Tom has contacted DelDOT’s Traffic section to review signage at this intersection. Traffic reviewed the location and reported that additional signing is needed. They have put in a work order to produce and install more signage.)
· A resident asked how far the traffic switch will go. Mark said residents from west of Route 141 who are turning onto Route 141 will have to cross the existing median. A resident asked what would happen to the old curb. Mark said it would be demolished. A resident asked whether residents in communities like Brookland Terrace will have a difficult time turning onto the new pavement after the traffic switch. Mark said left turns (to go north on Route 141) would be restricted but it is already difficult to turn onto Route 141 from the communities west of Route 141. He said the restriction would be posted.
· A resident asked about the potholes in front of the Ferris School on Route 141. Mark said the traffic switch from the old pavement to the new pavement will allow DelDOT to repair these potholes since the road will get a new surface. The resident said the pot holes are getting deeper. Harry said the traffic switch will eliminate this issue.
· A resident asked if the No Parking sign at the intersection of Gilpin Drive and Willow Run will stay. It has helped the situation. Mark said it will stay for the time being. Tom said Traffic will have to review whether it should be permanent. (Please see update on Page 1.)
· A resident said there is a dumpster at the entrance of Willow Run. Mark said this is a private entrance. Harry said the dumpster does not belong to the State. The property owners’ would need to remove it. DelDOT will talk to them. (UPDATE: Tom spoke with the property owner who will contact the tenant about removing the dumpster.)

Frequency of meetings discussed:
· Misty asked the group about the need for bimonthly meetings. She asked the group whether they would find project updates online more helpful than in-person meetings or whether the group would like to have a meeting every 3 months instead of every 2 months. The project does not have frequent updates. This will also save the Department any costs associated with the 2 less meetings this year. A resident said in-person meetings are important so that the project team can explain issues with the use of a map. Discussion ensued. The group voted by raising hands. An overwhelming majority decided to have a meeting every 3 months. The next meeting will be at 5 p.m. Monday, April 13.

General discussion ensued:
· Charlotte O’Sullivan asked to go on record to thank the Department for installing a fence along the construction limits.
· The discussion turned to litter problems along Route 141. Mark said that when the Department redoes the retaining wall some of it will be cleaned up. The construction is not the source of the litter. Litter from other places gets caught in this area and most likely will continue, therefore requiring continual maintenance. The resident asked whose responsibility it is to clean up the litter. Mark said DelDOT is responsible for cleaning up along the side of the road, not the side on private property. The resident asked who to talk to, to get this cleaned up. Harry said the fence that is acting like a net for the litter is privately maintained. He said the DelDOT Maintenance and Corrections crews that clean up litter along roadways have limited time and resources and have statewide responsibilities. (UPDATE: Misty spoke to the Maintenance section about assigning a Corrections road crew to the Route 141 area. The supervisor said he would add it to the list. The list is very long.) Misty recommended the residents contact the Adopt-A-Highway program to more immediately address the problem. The coordinator’s number is (302) 760-2080. Bob King said there are costs associated with sending a Corrections crew. For instance, paying the supervisor.
· A resident asked if the new retaining wall would replace the fence. Bob said the wall will go in front of the fence, no matter what its condition. A resident asked where it would go. Tom said it would be in the state’s right-of-way. A resident asked about mowing in between the wall and fence. Tom said the wall would be right next to the fence. Tom said the new fence installed by DelDOT would be rod iron. Property owners will still have to maintain fences on their land.

The meeting ended at 5:39 p.m.


Monday, APRIL 13th - 5:00PM

DuPont Chestnut Run Plaza
Building 700
Directions: Use Route 141 entrance, north of the Faulkland Road intersection
Travel on South Mall Road
Left on Third Street
At stop sign, left on North Mall Road
Parking is available on all four sides of Building 700
The main entrance faces North Mall Road


New Castle County Council Monthly Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes have all been updated!!!

Links to each ordinance and resolution on Council's Agenda are now included. To view a specific ordinance or resolution, just click on the link included on the agenda.

Please contact me with any questions, comments, etc.



Tara Finnigan


Event Dates

New Castle County Listening Campaign

Meeting begin at 6:00pm
Monday, February 23 with 9th District Councilman Timothy Sheldon
at the Millcreek Fire Hall 3900 Kirkwood Highway, Marshallton
See below for more info

Brookland Terrace Civic Club

Our next meeting is set for 2nd of March at 7 p.m. at Marbrook Elementary School
2101 Centerville Road .

There is a ParkCleanUp scheduled for the 25 of April

We are sorting out the details of Music in the Park over the summer .

Public Workshop Route 52 & Route 82 Intersection Improvements

Public Notice

Public Workshop
Route 52 & Route 82 Intersection Improvements

A.I. duPont High School
50 Hillside Road
February 24, 2009
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces a public workshop for proposed improvements to the Route 52 & Route 82 intersection. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at the A.I. duPont High School, 50 Hillside Road, Greenville. The public is invited to attend any time between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Attendees will be able to view and discuss the proposed intersection improvements at Route 52 & Route 82, which include adding a separate left-turn lane, thru lane and a right-turn lane on northbound and southbound Route 52. As part of the design process, nighttime construction is also being considered to address traffic and safety issues during construction.

Interested persons are invited to express their views in writing, giving reasons for support of or in opposition to, the proposed project. Comments will be received during the workshop or can be mailed to DelDOT Public Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903. When applicable, we offer the opportunity to fill out a questionnaire online which will automatically get emailed to Public Relations.
This location is accessible to persons having disabilities. Any person having special needs or requiring special aid, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, is requested to contact DelDOT by phone or mail one week in advance.

For further information contact Public Relations at 1-800-652-5600 (in DE) or 302-760-2080 or write to the above address.