SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN! The Cranston Heights Fire Company is continuing their annual SANTA RUN in our area. Below are the developments we are visiting on specific dates. If you do not see your development, please let us know!
12/12 Brookland Terrace
12/11 Albertson Park, Faulkland Heights, and Spice Mill Run 12/12 Brookland Terrace, Woodland Park, Tybrook, and Stoney Crest 12/13 Stonewald, Breidablik, Wooddale, and Brook Valley 12/14 Limerick, Anglesey, Sedgley Farms, and Greenville Overlook 12/17 Brookmeade 1 (3:30pm) and Brookmeade 2 & 3 (4:30pm) 12/18 Cranston Heights, Avalon, and Woodland Heights 12/19 Cedars, Brandywine Springs, Fairway Estates, and Tall Trees 12/20 Ramsey Ridge, Autumn Hills, Fox Hollow, and West Riding 12/21 West Minster, Highlands of Westminster, and Winterbury
We will make every effort to reschedule any trips that need to be cancelled due to weather or emergencies. We hope to post any rescheduled dates on our website and social media.
DNREC Public Meeting on Dec. 7th for the former GM Wilmington Assembly Plant Site
- 7 Dec 2017 at 6 pm Five Points Fire Hall
Please be informed that DNREC will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed redevelopment of the former GM Wilmington Assembly Plant Site on December 7, 2017 at 6 pm at the Five Points Fire Company Memorial Hall located at 209 S. Maryland Avenue in Wilmington. The attached notice provides additional information on the public meeting.
Please let us know if you should have any questions or concerns.
Christina Wirtz, P.G. Outreach Ombudsman Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control 391 Lukens Drive New Castle, DE 19720 phone: 302.395.2515 fax: 302.395.2555 firstname.lastname@example.org
The installation of a barrier wall will cause a temporary lane closure on SR 48/Lancaster Pike overnight Friday (November 17th)
DelDOT crews will be closing the right lane and shoulder on SR 48/Lancaster Pike westbound after the intersection of SR 141. The installation of the barrier wall is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 17 and continue until 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, pending weather.
After the barrier wall is installed, crews will be removing and replacing drainage pipe behind the barrier wall. During the replacement of the pipe,a new traffic pattern will occur where motorists turning onto Route 48/Lancaster Pike from SR 141 southbound will yield to oncoming traffic. The work is anticipated to be complete by mid-January, pending weather.
Variable message boards will be posted advising motorists of the new traffic pattern.
Advisory regarding Notices to Appear in criminal cases in the Court of
The Delaware Court of Common Pleas has learned that Notices to Appear in some criminal cases
were not mailed. Delaware’s Department of Technology and Information (DTI) – the state agency that
handles the processing, printing and mailing of Court of Common Pleas criminal case notices – is
investigating this issue.
The Court of Common Pleas and the Judicial Information Center (JIC) – the
technical support division of the Courts – contacted DTI about this issue after receiving complaints,
prompting the investigation.
DTI has informed the Court that approximately 9,500 Notices to Appear for criminal cases were
not mailed out between June 1, 2017 and October 3, 2017.
The 9,500 notices represent about 20 percent of the more than 46,000 criminal notices that were
sent out by the Court of Common Pleas during that same period.
DTI’s investigation regarding the root cause and the scope of this problem is ongoing. In the
interim the following actions are being taken.
DTI has put into place additional measures to ensure that all Notices to Appear are being printed
and mailed and since October 3 all notices have been printed and mailed.
The Court has identified the following potential scenarios that might have occurred as a result of
Defendants who were scheduled for court events and did not appear during this time period
may have been issued a capias for failure to appear.
A case may have been dismissed by the Court under Criminal Rule 48(b) for a witness’s
failure to appear.
Individuals with capiases issued as a result of the notice failure may have been subject to
arrest on the capias and required to post bond and to pay the associated $20 capias fee.
Defendants who failed to appear may have been subject to driver’s license suspension.
The Court is taking the following actions to address the affected cases that have been identified:
In traffic arraignment cases, where notice was not sent and a capias issued for the defendant’s
non-appearance, the Court is withdrawing these capiases and rescheduling the cases to an
upcoming arraignment calendar.
In criminal cases, where notice was not mailed to the defendant and the defendant did not
sign for in-person notice, the Court will withdraw the capias and reschedule the case.
In criminal cases where notice was not mailed but there is a signed bond order or the
defendant signed for notice in Court, the capias will remain active.
In all cases, where a capias has already been returned by the Court and notice was not
provided and a capias fee was assessed, the capias fee will be refunded or credited back to the
In cases where an individual’s drivers license was suspended as a result of non-appearance
and a notice was not provided, the Court will contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to
have the license reinstated without cost.
In the event, that someone is incarcerated as a result of non-receipt of notice, the Court will
immediately contact the Department of Correction to order the defendant’s immediate
If you believe that you, as victim or witness in a criminal case, failed to receive proper notice
and your case was dismissed, please go to the website set up by the Court of Common Pleas
(https://de.gov/notice) to determine if your case was affected. Court staff will advise you
and the Attorney General’s Office if your case was affected.
If you believe that you, as a defendant in a criminal case, failed to receive proper notice and a
capias was issued for your failure to appear, please go to the website set up by the Court of
Common Pleas (https://de.gov/notice ) to determine if your case was affected. Court staff
will advise you and your attorney of record, if any, if your case was affected
The Court of Common Pleas Judicial Staff are aware of the details surrounding this system
failure and are addressing issues that come before them accordingly.
The Court is working to identify all of the cases and parties affected and to implement the
actions provided above as soon as possible.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Court Administrator for the Court
of Common Pleas, Stephanie Fitzgerald at 302-255-0870 or Stephanie.email@example.com
October 24, 2017 from 7-9 PM at the Delcastle Golf Clubhouse.
On behalf of the Director of Policy and External Affairs for the Delaware Office of Management and Budget (OMB) I am writing to inform you of an upcoming public meeting regarding the Emily P. Bissell Hospital site.
Through state legislation, OMB was given the responsibility to complete an analysis assessing the condition and functionality of the facility and making recommendations for its adaptive reuse. That assessment has been completed and a report can be found athttp://dfm.delaware.gov/misc/ncc-facilities-mp-analysis.pdf.
The legislation requires that the public be a part of the process. The State will be holding a public meeting to discuss the future of the Emily P. Bissell site onOctober 24, 2017 from 7-9 PM at the Delcastle Golf Clubhouse ( 801 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 ). At this meeting they plan to review the site, the current conditions, the draft report including recommendations for reuse, and thentake comments from the public on the recommendationscontained therein.
Landowners can appeal or comment on updated flood risk maps through November 12
New Castle, DE– New Castle County reminds landowners that November 12 is the deadline to appeal or comment on updated federal flood risk maps that are set to take effect next year. Appeals and comments may be submitted in writing with supporting documentation to the New Castle County Land Use Department, New Castle County Government Center,87 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720, or by e-mail toLandUse@nccde.org(please include “Flood risk map appeal” or “Flood risk map comment” in subject line). To be considered, submissions must be received by the close of business on November 12.
Federal flood risk maps provide 100-year flood risk information for watersheds statewide and revised draft preliminary maps released earlier this year include several New Castle County streams that had not previously been mapped for flood risk. As the local land use and planning agency, New Castle County’s Land Use Department is working with the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to alert landowners affected by proposed changes in the maps and provide information to those who have flood risk, flood mitigation and insurance-related questions.
“Our goal is to prepare in every way for emergencies,”County Executive Matt Meyer said. “When there is an unexpected flood, communities and property owners should be prepared, and viewing and understanding these flood maps is part of that effort.”
This past May, New Castle County notified 6,300 landownerswhose properties lie within or adjacent to floodplain boundaries and providedpersonalized property maps to help them compare floodplain boundaries on the current maps and the proposed preliminary maps. On May 23, staff from New Castle County, DNREC, and FEMA met with 360 landowners at an open house to answer their questions about the draft federal flood risk maps. On June 15, FEMA releasedrevised preliminary flood risk maps that reflected three minor neighborhood modificationsto its original drafts. During a 90-day appeal period that began on August 15,any landowner or lease holder who believes his or her property rights will be adversely affected by an updated flood risk map can submit a written appeal to New Castle County’s Land Use Department. New Castle County will forward appeals it receives by the November 12 deadline to FEMA for consideration.
Please note: Under federal law the sole basis for an appeal is knowledge or information that a proposed flood risk map is scientifically or technically incorrect.
The updated floodplain maps, when finalized by FEMA or federal authorities, will guide federal, state and local floodplain management measures across New Castle County. The final revised floodplain maps are expected to become effective in the Fall of 2018.
Residents with questions should contact John Gysling, New Castle County Floodplain Administrator in the Department of Land Use at (302) 395-5400.
- Spring, 2017 preliminary updated flood risk maps, including a search function to review individual property parcels:www.de.gov/floodplanning
FEMA’s flood risk maps are used to establish insurance rates and by local communities to develop and enforce local floodplain codes. New Castle County’s flood ordinance includes higher floodplain development standards, such as building elevation, additional setbacks, limiting development in the floodplain and flood resistant foundation designs.
Standard homeowners insurance does not cover damage incurred by flooding, however, all property owners can purchase flood insurance and FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program makes flood insurance available to local property owners. Homeowners interested in how the proposed changes could impact the cost of their flood insurance premium should contact their insurance agent. Mortgage lenders require borrowers whose properties are located in a designated special flood hazard area to purchase flood insurance as a condition of receiving a federally backed mortgage loan.
Jason Miller Director of Communications New Castle County | County Executive Matthew Meyer