Brookland Terrace Civic Club 2011 Meeting Dates : NEXT MEETING Monday February 7th 2011

Brookland Terrace Civic Club 2011 Meeting Dates

Meetings are 7PM at Marbrook elementary school 2101 Centerville Road

Monday February 7th 2011

Monday March 7th 2011

Monday May 2nd 2011

Monday September 12th 2011 (the 5th Sept is Labor Day)

Monday November 7th 2011


HOLIDAY DINER 10 DEC 7 PM at Marbrook

B.T.C.C. HOLIDAY DINER 10 DEC 7 PM at Marbrook

Come out & socialise with your neighbours

Marbrook School 2101 Centerville Road

Turkey & Ham have been donated .

We are asking families to please bring a covered dish .

For more info & to RSVP Phil 357-6802



HSIP NCC, Greenbank Road and Albertson Boulevard Intersection Improvements

Del-DOT Project : HSIP NCC, Greenbank Road and Albertson Boulevard Intersection Improvements

Project Limits:
The proposed safety improvements are located along Greenbank Road from 0.07-mile west of Albertson Boulevard to 0.11-mile west of Centerville Road.
Project Need:
This project was identified in the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) due to high crash rates. The majority of crashes at Greenbank Road and Albertson Boulevard were rear-end crashes related to the absence of a dedicated left-turn lane. Accommodations for pedestrian, bicycle and transit facilities are also not up to current safety standards.

Project Desription:
Proposed improvements include modifying the lane configuration on the westbound Greenbank Road approach to Albertson Boulevard to provide a separate left-turn lane and a shared through/right-turn lane, lengthening the right-turn lane on eastbound Greenbank Road at Albertson Boulevard and improving pedestrian and bicycle safety with crosswalks, sidewalks, bus stops and bicycle lanes.

Anticipated/Actual Start Date
Anticipate to begin Construction in summer 2011

Anticipated/Actual Completion Date
To Be Determined.


NEXT BTCC Meeting Monday 15 NOV 7PM

The next Brookland Terrace Civic Club meeting will be at Marbrook

7 PM Monday 15 November 7:00 PM


Halloween Party A Great Success

Halloween Party was a great success ...

Special Thanks go out to Sharon for planing the event & everyone who pitched in for this great event .

There was a great turn out , very neat costumes & lots of yummy yummy treats ...



BTCC Halloween Party 30 October

12 - 2
PM Woodland Run Park

NCC Police Warn, 30 Guns Stolen from Homes in the Last 30 Days

New Castle County Police Department

Colonel Michael McGowan Chief of Police


Senior Corporal Trinidad Navarro
Media Coordinator’s Office
(302) 395-8005

October 28, 2010

Police Warn, 30 Guns Stolen from Homes in the Last 30 Days

New Castle County Police are warning the public of a rash of gun burglaries that have occurred in various communities since the end of September. A total of eight homes have been broken where guns, along with other valuables, have been stolen.

Investigators would like to share some preventative suggestions for gun owners:

Hiding a gun in a closet, night stand or under your bed are NOT safe locations to store weapons.
Guns should always be stored unloaded and locked in a secure location.
Gun safes (without glass windows) are recommended.
If possible, secure the safe to the wall or floor.
Record all serial numbers of your weapons and keep the records in a safe place.
If you are a recreational target shooter, consider storing the gun at the club.

For home security remember to:

Always lock your doors and windows especially when you are not at home or when you go to bed.
Leave lights on when you go out.
Always remember to keep you garage doors locked and closed.
If you have a garage door opener in your vehicle, ensure your car is locked as well.
Consider installing deadbolts.
Consider installing a residential alarm (make sure you know how to properly operate the system).
Have adequate exterior lighting.
Make sure shrubbery is properly trimmed to prevent concealment of an intruder.
Never leave keys under doormats, flowerpots, mailboxes or other secret hiding places.
Do not keep valuables in plain view from the outside.
Be a good neighbor and call 911 if you witness suspicious activity –trust your instinct


CIVIC LEAGUE FOR NEW CASTLE COUNTY : Wednesday November 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM


Chuck Mulholland, President
7:00 P.M. Promptly
Delaware State Police Troop 2 Building
100 La Grange Ave
Newark, DE

Mike McGrath, Delaware Department of Agriculture
with updated information on the cost of community services
as related to residential development.


NEXT BTCC Meeting Monday 15 NOV 7PM

The next Brookland Terrace Civic Club meeting will be at Marbrook

7 PM Monday 15 November 7:00 PM


CLNCC Candidates Forum - Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 6:30 PM

U.S.Senate : Christine O'Donnell and a representative from the Coons campaign will be in attendance from 6:30 through approximately 6:50 PM.

Civic League for New Castle County Candidates Forum
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 6:30 PM

The Civic League for New Castle County will be hosting a candidate forum on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, beginning at 6:30 PM, to be held in the Paris community room, Delaware State Police Troop #2, 100 LaGrange Ave, Bear.

Candidate(s) for the following offices have confirmed attendance thus far:

State Senate 8th District (Saindon)
State Senate 9th District (Johnson and Peterson)

State Representative 9th District (Marino)
State Representative 15th District (Longhurst and Van Houten)
State Representative 22nd District (Ellis)
State Representative 23rd District (Stritzinger)
State Representative 27th District (Galloway and Jaques)

New Castle County Council – 3rd District (Kilpatrick and Taschner)
New Castle County Sherriff (Hart)
NCC Register of Wills (Poppiti and Sherwin)

We are still trying to contact the candidates for U.S. Senate, but have had limited success scheduling an appearance to date.

It is our intention to hold each office forum to NO more than a half hour each in which the candidates will be asked a series of questions from both members of the League and the audience. If a candidate has confirmed, but there opponent has not, we will still provide them a time slot to address the audience.

If you'd like to attend, it’s FREE. However; we request your help in further planning this event by completing the RSVP/survey and providing us with any questions you may have in advance of the event at the link below:

RSVP to Civic League Candidates Forum

You may get updates on the October 20th, 2010 candidate forums by checking the CLNCC Blog.

We look forward to your attendance and support of what we hope is a lively interaction with the candidates.

Chuck Mulholland
Civic League for New Castle County


Del-DOT : 141 Project is very near completion

The Route 141 – Kirkwood Highway to Faulkland Road Project is very near completion ..

Once the weather clears final paving will begin expect delays & plan alternate routes

& Del-DOT was out with the street sweeper today

New Graffiti BR1-604 SK

Thanks for the heads up William ..


Woodland Run Park

New Castle County Parks was out spreading mulch today .
Last week they re coated & re lining of the basketball courts .


Election Workers Needed!

For more information on becoming a paid Election Officer this election season, click on: http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/poll_workers/pw_info.shtml.


NEXT BTCC Meeting 20 Sept 7PM

The Next Brookland Terrace Civic Club Meeting

7PM Monday the 20th of September

At Marbrook Elementary


Civic League for New Castle County Minutes of the June 15, 2010 Meeting

Civic League for New Castle County
Minutes of the June 15, 2010 Meeting
The June 15, 2010 meeting of the Civic League for New Castle County was held at the Paul
Sweeney Public Safety Building, 3601 North DuPont Highway.
President Dan Bockover called the meeting to order at 7:15 P.M.
A quorum was attained with 17 directors/officers in attendance
Secretary’s Report
Minutes of the May meeting were accepted with the following corrections:
- Marion Stewart’s name was omitted from the May minutes in the listing of directors for 2010-
- In the General Discussion section concerning what happens if the County Executive resigns
during his term, the following corrects the order of assumption : The County Council President
assumes the office of Chief Executive if vacated midterm.

Treasurer’s Report
The Treasurer’s report was accepted as submitted.

Election of Officers and Directors
Frances West reported that although a quorum was not obtained at the May meeting, proxy votes
were received subsequently by email and telephone, totaling twenty one votes for the slate as listed
in the May County Comments. Officers to serve from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 were
sworn in at the conclusion of this meeting.

Dan Bockover reflected on his three year term as President, summarizing highlights and challenging
the directors to continue unfinished business. He thanked Frances West for all her assistance and
support during his tenure.

• Dave Bailey commented that the postage for bulk mail has increased. The new executive board
will review the membership form to assess if changes should be made to include a selection box
for email notifications for announcements, renewal reminders and the County Comments.
A suggestion was made to accept advertisements, such as business cards, in either the County
Comments or the Membership Directory. The Executive Board will review this suggestion also.
• Dave Carter advised that DNREC public meetings concerning deepening the channel in the
Delaware River, hosted by the Attorney General’s Office, will be held on July 12th and July 13th
in Dover.
• Chuck Mulholland announced that the upcoming September 15th and October 20th Civic League
monthly meetings will be held at the State Police Troop 2 building on Route 40 in Glasgow. The
September meeting will include a candidate forum. Submit any question for legislators to Chuck
via email prior to the meeting.

• Dan Bockover commented that the Shoppes at Brandywine Hundred complex on Concord Pike
and Naamans Road is no longer one of the four Stoltz projects before County Council.
• Dave Carter will distribute, via email, a survey concerning priorities for the Civic League in the
upcoming year. Charlie Weymouth suggested that the Civic League should concentrate on
governance responsibility. Chuck Mulholland stated, as President, he will encourage civic and
maintenance associations, as well as individuals, to work with the Civic League. Dave Carter
will coordinate work groups that will be formed for specific projects.
• Chuck Mulholland stated that public money was not being spent efficiently by the county. The
audience at the “Listening Campaign” series of public meetings, held during election years, was
“staged” to influence the outcome and justify tax increases. At these meetings, Mark Blake had
presented a list of cost saving proposals but none of his ideas have been implemented. The News
Journal is not publishing articles concerning the escalating cost of government. The Civic
League will consider using various electronic media such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs, to
contact its members and promote discussion. A suggestion was made to add a section on the
Civic League website titled “Not in the News” containing articles on governance topics that are
not published in the newspapers. The County Comments should be used to intrigue members to
visit the website for the more complete article.

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 PM

Date of next meeting – September 15, 2010
Submitted by: Ronni Romanelli, Secretary


DE National plan (2010-0176-S).  It is scheduled for September 7, 2010 at 7 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room

There has been a Planning Board Meeting scheduled for the DE National plan (2010-0176-S).  It is scheduled for September 7, 2010 at 7 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room at 77 Reads Way, New Castle, DE.
This would be the time to come out and speak to the developer and the Department of Land Use directly expressing your concerns.  Please remember that this is a meeting being hosted by the Planning Board. No vote would be taken by the Board since the proposed subdivision is permitted by right in the residential “S” zoning district and no variances are being sought.  Regardless, this is an exploratory plan and once you state your concerns, they would be noted and addressed by the developer and/or the Department of Land who will be in attendance.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Thank you,
Stephanie Rizzo
Legislative Aide to Councilman Sheldon
800 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801