New Castle County Residents,
I will be holding a meeting with friends, family and community members to formally announce my intention to run for New Castle County Council President.
If you can fit it into your Saturday schedule, I look forward to having the opportunity tell you about what I hope to accomplish as our Council President and hear what is most important to you, the residents of New Castle County.
The announcement will be Saturday 19 November at 11:30am :Millcreek Fire Hall Community Room 3900 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE 19808
Hope to see you,
Candidate - President, New Castle County Council
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Dover, DE 19901
A Message from State Representative Deborah Hudson November 10, 2011 Dear Neighbor, Important DelDOT Traffic Advisory on the Route 141 Newport
Important DelDOT Traffic Advisory on the Route 141 Newport Bridge
DelDOT is advising motorists to expect intermittent lane and ramp closures on the Route 141 Newport Bridge as Phase 2 of the bridge rehabilitation project gets underway. For more information on what the project will entail and how motorists may be impacted, please see the article below.
If I can be of help to you on a legislative or district matter, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
State Representative Deborah Hudson
DelDOT Press Release -- November 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT - Phase 2 Begins for the Route 141 Newport Bridge Rehabilitation Project
Newport -- As part of the on-going $14 million Route 141 Newport Bridge Rehabilitation Project, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that intermittent lane and ramp closures will impact motorists. Phase 1 of the construction began in June 2011 which consisted of the preparation of a shoulder and median for temporary vehicular traffic.
Phase 2 is underway which introduces the crossover or "cattle chute" that allows bridge repair work to occur while maintaining two open travel lanes on Route 141 northbound from the I-95 ramps to the Boxwood Road Exit ramp. There will be periodic closures of the Route 141 northbound Exit 4 off-ramp and Route 141 northbound on-ramp from James Street.
In an effort to alleviate any traffic issues with morning and evening commutes, the contractor will maintain two travel lanes in each direction during peak hours for the duration of construction. Please be aware of changing traffic patterns, slow moving construction vehicles, and construction personnel in the "work zone."
Variable message signs and detours will be posted to alert motorists. Detours will be intermittent on weekday evenings from 10 PM through 5 AM and on weekends.
The anticipated project completion date is set for summer 2013.
Nov. 9, 2011 -- New Castle County Executive Paul Clark today announced the launch of a new centralized communications resource for the more than 800 maintenance corporations and civic associations in the county. The county's Homeowner Association Help Line - 395-5601 - will give directors of these homeowner groups easy access to answers on everything from storm water management to annual dues to grass-cutting schedules for parks. The goal, Clark said, is to help homeowner associations address questions and concerns quickly and efficiently. "My experience working with maintenance associations and civic groups has made it clear that they need a way to get easily accessible information," Clark said. "We want to help people navigate through the system and get them answers as quickly as we can. It's all about providing exemplary customer service and helping to build community." The county has set up a Homeowner Association Help Line website, www.nccde.org/hahl, as an additional resource for those with questions about homeowner associations. And starting in January the county will hold quarterly information sessions on topics important to homeowner associations. The first session will introduce the initiative and will include representatives from all county departments. "These countywide community outreach meetings will be valuable forums for questions and answers related to homeowner associations," Clark said. "It's important for residents to have this kind of direct contact with their county government." The call center is designated to serve the needs of homeowner associations directors; the county's general customer-service line - 395-5555 - remains the number residents should call with questions or concerns about code violations or general county government services. The call center will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Since the center will use existing county staff, startup costs will be minimal and will come from the existing budget. All calls to the 395-5601 help line will be entered into a database to provide information for county administrators and County Council on the types of calls received, where they came from and how and when they were resolved. The help line's staff will use the call logs to develop a list of common questions and answers. "We presented this program to County Council this week and look forward to collaborating with council members to enhance service to the homeowner associations in their districts," Clark said. Maintenance corporations are legal bodies mandated in some communities to govern issues such as maintaining open space, managing storm water and removing snow. Membership in a maintenance corporation is made part of the deed when a house is purchased, and residents are billed a mandatory annual assessment. Civic associations are voluntary groups of dues-paying residents who sponsor community events and advocate on issues that affect their communities. Some communities are represented by both maintenance corporations and civic associations.