New Castle County Councilman Tim Sheldon’s Ninth District Update

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Burglaries on the Rise
§ There has been a rash of daytime burglaries in Newark/Pike Creek especially.
§ LOCK YOUR WINDOWS AND DOORS!! 42% of all victims do not do so!!
§ Report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or activity by calling the non-emergency number at 573-2800.
§ For other tips on Burglary Prevention, click HERE

Pike Creek Golf Course
§ Superior Court Judge Parkins made a bench ruling that the 1964 and 1969 deed restrictions are enforceable and require a set aside 177 acres for open space.
§ The Court has indicated that it is the Judge’s plan to try to have the opinion written by Christmas, but the Court also advised that there are two other long decisions to be written before the Court can get to our case.

Delaware National Country Club Golf Course
DNREC began their 20-day public comment period November 30th on the remedial action plan for the former golf course site. Site soils have been impacted by 60 years of golf course maintenance and have residual traces of fertilizers and pesticides including: arsenic, mercury, DDT, chlordane, dieldrin, and heptachlor epoxide.

Please send written comments to the DNREC office or contact Stephen F. Johnson, Project Manager, or Robert Newsome, Public Information Officer, at 395-2600. In addition to receiving public comments, DNREC-SIRS will be sponsoring a public workshop at their Lukens Drive office on Wednesday, December 14th from 4:30 to 7:00 PM to address specific concerns.

To see a copy of DNREC’s remedial action plan, click HERE

DSWA Hazardous Waste Event
Taking place Saturday, December 3rd from 8 AM—4 PM at Old Curtis Mill in Newark, DE. For more details on what can be taken, please click HERE

Delaware Hospice
§ They have appealed the Department and Boards’ decisions to Superior Court. No court date has been scheduled.
§ Councilwoman Kilpatrick has put forth an amendment to Chapter 40 (UDC) relating to Institutional Residential Uses, which could affect this application.
§ To read the text of the Ordinance, please click HERE
§ Councilman Sheldon will keep you informed on any public meeting relating to this and/or the text amendment.

Safekeeping of Wills Fee Waived
For the month of December, the Safekeeping of Wills filing fee of $10 has been waived. During this month, residents of New Castle County can file their Will free of charge. For more information, email wills@nccde.org

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