Tuesday Oct 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Delaware State Police Troop 2, Paris Community Room
100 La Grange Ave Newark, DE


Business Meeting


Brookland Terrace Water Main Renewal Project

There was a meeting Artesian Water , Public Service Commission & Valerie McCartan from Senator Blevins office there was a mix up on the times & the Brookland Terrace Civic Club did not connect with the rest of the group .

As Artesian Water & Public Service Commission representative the was a bit later then expected .

We were a bit bummed the Brookland Terrace didn't have a representative there as I was looking forward to settling some of the issues in one fell swoop .

We also wish to thank Senator Blevins for setting up the meeting we very much appreciate this . I had a nice conversation with Valerie McCartan from Senator Blevins office who did attend the meeting .

And we would like to thank State Representative Deborah Hudson & NCC Councilman Tim Sheldon for all he help throughout this process .

Moving forward as far as the reconstruction ..

- There is a drive way that Artesian Water compensating home owner for , Wording on this agreement needed to be modified exclude separate issue on the property & still needs to be finalized , but Artesian Water has agreed to this .

- Most of the grass issues will most likely be ongoing follow up item for Artesian Water .

After talking with Del-DOT grass has been an issue with many reconstruction projects this summer due to the odd ball weather .

There was a suggestion of rye seed to establish the banks , it is possible some sod might be needed in places though there are pros & cons such as sod needs to be watered .

If any one has any preferences on how the grass should be handled please let us know .

- There is minor road damage on East Brookland Ave that I am sure Artesian will take care of .

- As well as some fill in level of crush & run in the paper road portion of East Brookland Ave . a old piece of water main as well .

These are all the outstanding issues with the Brookland Terrace Water Main Renewal Project that we have been made aware of .

We will talk to Artesian Water about these , we are feeling we are close to the end as far as the outstanding reconstruction issues go .

If any one has any other outstanding issues that we are missing please let us know sooner rather then later .

Brookland Terrace Civic Club

brooklandterrace@gmail.com 302-463-2239


Artesian Water's Response


1. Technivate did not go into the area with the crush and run
2. This is Terra Cotta pipe it is not from our job it is not a material that would be used on any of our jobs.
3. This topsoil was done on Friday 9/16/2011
4. This road damage was not caused by Technivate and the wood is not from them either.
5. This area is covered by trees it will be hard to get grass to grow and it will be taken over by the ivy.
6. The dimples in the road were not caused by Technivate. They could have been caused by the gas company that was there after we left or the private contractor building the garage on this street.

7. Damage to East Brookland was existing before we started. I used Google earth and you can clearly see the damage in their photos.

8. The grass on East Brookland was just planted on 9/16/2011

9. The restoration from the 141 job in 2010 is not Artesians responsibility it was the states contract and their contractor was to restore the area.

10. Beech Ave. this grass was just planted on 9/16/2011 as was the grass on Walnut.

I would also like to add that I viewed the video of the area before Artesian started the job. This area gets very little sun and has a lot of tall trees so it is hard to grow grass and the ivy takes over.

As Charlie mentions, we have just recently (last week) planted grass.

Please let me know if you would like anything further.

Stu Lindner


Monday 19 September at 9:30 Artesian Water , Public Service Commission & BTCC will be inspecting the Brookland Terrace Water Main Renewal Project

Artesian Water , Public Service Commission & BTCC will be inspecting the Brookland Terrace Water Main Renewal Project On Monday 19 September at 9:30 AM .

If there are unresolved issues concerning the reconstruction portion of the project please let us know so we can highlight any ongoing issues & hopefully resolve issues quickly .

brooklandterrace@gmail.com 302-463-2239


Ninth District Update--Pike Creek Golf Course, too...

Pike Creek Golf Course Update

There will be oral argument on the pending motions in the golf course litigation on October 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Wilmington Courthouse, 500 North King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Argument will be presented to the Superior Court Judge assigned to all pending cases. Councilman Sheldon wanted to keep you informed of the progress of this case. This hearing will be open to the public; however, there will not be an opportunity for public comment. If you do attend, you will need to look for the scrolling screens in the lobby that will give the courtroom information for that day. If NCC v. PCRS is not on the screen, please ask the guard at the desk behind the metal detectors for the appropriate courtroom for the 11:00 AM argument before Judge Parkins.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

Have a great weekend!!

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

Grass Cut Centre-Ferris Road


September Newsletter - Meeting 12th of Sept 7PM at Marbrook

Del DOT Archaeology & Historic Background Research Report w Maps .

We found part of a Del DOT Archaeology & Historic Background Research Report with some interesting maps .


Excerpt of the report ..

According to deed record D-29-605, the original Brookland Terrace subdevelopment was platted in 1920 immediately north of the trolley line along Kirkwood Highway. The development encompassed 241.4 acres of land between Faulkland Road and Kirkwood Highway and between Ferris Road and Centerville Road and included the present day communities of Woodland Heights, Davis Terrace, and Brookland Terrace. Lots were platted on a grid with straight streets, multiple access roads, and regular lot sizes measuring 20 feet of frontage by 100 feet deep. The development grew irregularly out from three pockets along Ferris (SR 141) and Centerville roads between 1930 and the early 1950s. House lots varied in size, combining between two and six original parcels. The greatest concentration of construction occurred in the 1930s.
The 25-acre William Frederick Property subdivision, located along the east side of SR 141 immediately opposite Brookland Terrace, was platted in 1931 and developed into the 1950s. Lot sizes included 25 feet of frontage and either 100 or 125 feet of depth. Although by that time the widespread use of the automobile was leading to progressively more park-like subdevelopments with curved streets, limited access, and a growing use of cul-de-sacs, the Frederick landscape design reflects the earlier gridded plats.
Architecturally, these Wilmington suburbs developed concurrently with national trends toward smaller houses with simpler designs. The majority of Brookland Terrace’s building stock dates from the 1930s and was built in the popular bungalow style. Dwellings included Craftsman, Cape Cod, side- and front- gable cottage sub-styles, with some Colonial Revival-style dwellings. The contemporary Frederick development includes a similar mix of styles with a greater emphasis on Colonial Revival-style houses.