CITIZEN ALERT New Castle County Police Remind Citizens of When to Call 9-1-1


New Castle County Police Remind Citizens of When to Call 9-1-1

New Castle County Police and Government Officials would like to remind citizens to call 9-1-1 in emergency situations only. 

New Castle County residents can use 302-573-2800 for non-emergency police related situations, so that the 9-1-1 lines will be available for true in-progress or life threatening situations.

The non-emergency number is an ideal way for residents or visitors to report events that do not need an immediate response by a public safety agency.

Police would also like to remind citizens that the following are non-emergency police numbers for Kent and Sussex County in Delaware:

Kent County:              302-739-4863
Sussex County:           302-856-5680

With the arrival of “Hurricane Sandy” we ask that the public contact the
Delaware Helpline at (800) 464-4357,

The New Castle County non emergency call center at (302) 395-5555

The City of Wilmington’s Emergency Operation Center at (302) 576-CITY (2489),

With any storm related questions. Also, updated information will be available on the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) website at dema.delaware.gov

The county’s website at nccde.org, county police facebook (New Castle County Police Department)

And twitter (NCCPD_DE) pages, as well as on NCCTV, the county’s information TV channel

Comcast Channel 22, Verizon Channel 29).


Proposed Trash Ordinance Change Councilman Tim Sheldon Wants Your Opinion

Proposed Trash Ordinance Change There are some changes proposed relating to the collection of trash and rubbish that will be considered at the next Council meeting on October 23rd at 7PM.

 The meeting is held in Council Chambers at the City/County Building, 800 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. 

Please click on this LINK to read the Ordinance in its entirety. 

This Ordinance sets time and place parameters for removal of trash cans in order to safeguard the public health and safety. 

Basically, the trash cans must be removed from the point of collection by the end of your trash day. 

If not, a complaint would need to be called in and a code officer would respond. 

If the trash can is still there, a violation notice will be posted (or mailed) and the property owner would be given a few days to remove the trash can. 

There would be a reinspection and if the violation still exists, court charges would be filed. 

I want to hear your thoughts on this change. 

Do you support or oppose this legislation? 

Please respond as it will determine how I will vote on this Tuesday. 

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. 

Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond. 


New Castle County Councilman Tim Sheldon 





Civic League County Candidate Night ... County Comments", the Newsletter of the Civic League for New Castle County

The Civic League for New Castle County is hosting a County Candidate Night 

New Castle County Candidates Forum Set For 7PM Oct. 17th At Cranston Heights Fire Hall

7 - 9 PM  Wednesday, October 17th at the

Cranston Heights Fire Hall 3306 Kirkwood Highway near  Prices Corner 

Moderator: Allan Loudell WDEL  Radio

We'll  be taking questions from the audience so come prepared!

First Panel (7 - 7:45 PM)
New Castle County Council Candidates

Tim Sheldon Councilman District 9 Democrat


Scott Sauer-  Republican Candidate Council District 9 Candidate

Chris  Bullock  - Democratic Candidate Council President Nominee

Mike Protack - Republican Candidate Council President Nominee

Break (7:45 - 8:15 PM)
Senate-Level Candidates' introductory remarks

Second Panel (8:15 - 9 PM)
New Castle County Executive Candidates

Tom Gordon - Candidate Democratic County Executive Nominee

Mark Blake - Republican Candidate County Executive Nominee

The October 2012 edition of the "County Comments", the Newsletter of the Civic League for New Castle County, is now available for viewing and for printing directly from our website: view or download 


Halloween Party Oct 20th Noon

Halloween Party October 20th Noon 508 Armstrong Ave Rain or Shine

Halloween Party  October 20th Noon  508 Armstrong Ave  Rain or Shine

For more info or to help please call 994-1642

Next BTCC Meeting Tuesday the 13th of November 7PM

brooklandterrace@gmail.com  http://brooklandterracecivicclub.blogspot.com


Ball Field is Getting Refreshed

The little league ball field in Woodland Run Park is having some work done by NCC Parks  ..

Curb Issues N. Woodward and 141 Centre Ferris Rd.

Dear Budd. While I was walking this morning, I decided to change my route so that I would not have my back to traffic at the dangerous corner at the intersection of Centre Rd and North Woodward. As I turned right onto North Woodward from Centre Rd, I saw a Deldot pickup also turning right.  I stopped him to see if he was coming to address the safety issues and remove the still impaled sign [he was actually there on other business]. I learned that he was on the painting crew that "fixed" the problem a few weeks ago with additional striping, and I needed to talk with the Engineering group to address my concerns.

While we were talking, we heard a loud bang, and saw a sudden slowdown of cars as they funneled through the one lane road at the corner. A car was stopped 100 feet ahead just beyond the impaled sign, and the owner was rolling back a tire that had broken off and traveled another 100 feet. Turns out he had hit the curb with the side of his wheel and the aluminum casting had broken at all the spokes, so his disk brake rotor was now sitting on the road. He was pretty shaken, and insisted he was not speeding, though clearly he was not attentive to the loss of the lane.  I waited with him for 45 minutes, as his cell phone had no reception, while he called to get a tow truck and his wife to pick him up.  The car is a brand new VW with 500 miles, and hopefully there is no damage beyond the tire and the destroyed aluminum wheel.

While waiting, we saw two more cars nearly hit the same curb area as they tried to avoid the end of the turning lane area. An occupant at 2809 Centre Rd immediately next to the damaged VW arrived home at the time, and said another car had also hit the curb yesterday at 5 PM and had blown a tire, He said that every day there is another event like this.

I had been thinking about this issue for some time and recommend, first of all, the Route 2 sign that keeps getting knocked down should not be replaced, as it serves no purpose. Now we know it can be a lethal weapon when it is hit, in addition to causing unnecessary property damage to cars. Today's and yesterday's events show that the Route 2 sign is not the cause of the confusion, and the current warning signs and striping are inadequate to prevent future collisions.

One possibility is to remove the new curb, sidewalk and grass area, and reconnect the turning lane with the open lane in front of 2809 Centre Rd, which is now occasionally used for parking. However, this approach seriously encroaches on the property on the house at the corner of N. Woodward and Centre Rd.

I was wondering if another possible fix is to install a series of rubber posts in the road similar to what are used at the turning intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Berkeley Rd in Westover Hills. A physical obstruction may be helpful, or may prove to be a headache if it is frequently hit, but may be worth a try.

I am happy to meet and any time with Deldot engineers, who if they take a few minutes to monitor this dangerous intersection may come up with a much better solution. Otherwise, it is just a matter of time until there is a serious injury or fatality, as numerous families with young children walk this route from the Woodland Apartments to Prices Corner.

Regards, Steve Beare


Meeting - FEMA Floodplain Mapping Update Tuesday, October 16 4 – 6 pm 6 – 8 pm

Meeting - FEMA Floodplain Mapping Update The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the process of updating the flood maps for a number of streams in New Castle County including; Belltown Run, Mill Creek, White Clay Creek and Red Clay Creek. A total of 1,666 properties are affected by these map changes. New Castle County has scheduled an informational meeting and is encouraging all interested persons to come by and obtain information related to the updated extent of these floodplain limits. Representatives from New Castle County, DNREC, and FEMA will be present to answer any and all questions related to the revised maps and how they relate to your property.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Public Meeting Room in the County’s Gilliam Building located at 77 Reads Way, New Castle, DE.

There will be two meeting times as described below: 4 – 6 pm 6 – 8 pm

Please contact John Gysling at (302) 395-5473 or Mike Clar at (302) 395-5457 if you have questions regarding this meeting.

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