Delaware River and Bay Authority continues to seek public input to rebrand Three Forts Ferry

The Delaware River and Bay Authority continues to accept ideas to rename and rebrand the agency’s Three Forts Ferry Service until Sept. 21.

Individuals are encouraged to participate in the contest for a chance to win $300.  

Last month, members of the Bi-State Coalition, including Delaware River and Bay Authority officials and representatives of Fort Mott, Fort Delaware, Delaware City and Salem County, announced the group’s intention to rebrand and rename the Three Forts Ferry Service on the Delaware River. 

Listen: Emergency Siren

If you hear a steady siren for 3-5 minutes, tune your radio to an Emergency Alert System (EAS) station for information.

The following radio stations are a part of the EAS:
WDEL 1150AM; WNWK 1260 AM; WWTX 1290AM; WDOV 1410 AM; WILM 1450 AM; WAMS 1600AM; WRDX 92.9FM; WSTW 93.7FM;

Delaware Center for Horticulture

The Delaware Center for Horticulture will be in town on Wednesday, June 20th from 4:00-6:00PM to check on the new trees that have been planted around town. You are welcome to join them as they stroll around town in their purple tshirts. They will also be available to answer your questions concerning your new trees.

Healthy Homes

There will be a “Home Health Hazard Workshop” on Wednesday, June 20th in the Community Room at the Library. Through the Department of Public Health’s partnership with Delaware City Environmental Coalition, this event will offer free green cleaning supplies, as well as participants being able to learn how to clean with less toxic products and safer methods of cleaning. At this event, participants can sign up for a free confidential home health hazard assessment through the Delaware Public Health and get $50 of free green cleaning supplies for participating in this assessment. Homes can be assessed for mold, lead, radon, and a variety of other environmental hazards. Available for Delaware City residents only. Residents can also request an assessment by calling 1-800-464-HELP.

Election Results

Delaware City held their elections on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Congratulations to the three newly elected Council Members Betty Barrett, Paul Johnson and Megan Titus. They will serve for two years. They were sworn in on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.

Thanks to Ron Graham who served as a Council Member of Delaware City since 2000.

Approved: C&D Canal Recreation Trail

In the works for nearly seven years, a proposed recreation trail along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (C&D Canal) now has the funding needed to go forward. Governor Jack Markell (D) and Delaware’s Congressional delegation announced Thursday that the state has the $4.2 million need to begin work on phase one of the approximately 14 mile mixed use trail along the north side of the canal. They were joined by former Congressman Mike Castle, who championed the project during his tenure in the House of Representatives.

Eco-Tourism and Ecological Restoration Plan

Main Street Delaware City, Inc. turned to Biohabitats to assess the current status of ecological resources in the project area, establish priorities for the protection of existing ecological infrastructure, and make recommendations for ecological restoration and management measures in order to support a thriving eco-tourism program.

Bi-Weekly Recycling

At the november 21, 2011 mayor and council meeting, the Council voted to change the recycling pick up to every Other week. The change is still in compliance with the State’s new recycling law. The state law reguires every Other week recycling. The new bi-weekly recycling pick-up will begin with monday, December 5, 2011. Your recycling will continue to be picked up On mondays.