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New Castle County Council Rules - Below are the 15 rules that govern county council:
Click here for the PDF of the entire Council Rules as of 11/16/2012
- Rule No. 1. In General
- Rule No. 2. Ordinances and Resolutions (Collectively “Legislation”)
- Rule No. 3. Sponsorship and Management of Legislation
- Rule No. 4. Regular Council Meetings
- Rule No. 5. Council Committee Meetings
- Rule No. 6. Executive Sessions
- Rule No. 7. Special Meetings and Workshops of Council
- Rule No. 8. Council Members
- Rule No. 9. Public Attendees
- Rule No. 10. Public Notice and Production of Public Records
- Rule No. 11. Posting and/or Publishing Notice Timeframes; Minutes
- Rule No. 12. Expenditures for Trips by Council Members or Employees
- Rule No. 13. Council Grants
- Rule No. 14. Reimbursable Expenses
- Rule No. 15. Contingency Fund Expenditures
BOARD of ADJUSTMENT INFORMATION BOOKLET - Click here to view PDF
This book is intended to be a helpful tool for applicants to the Board of Adjustments, citizens who are interested in providing input to the Board, or anyone who would like to understand the
role of the Board. The book has been designed to be generally informational, not all-inclusive. For a definitive interpretation of any specific matter related to the Board, please contact the
Department of Land Use.
May 2012 - New Castle County Stormwater Management Facility Maintenance and Inspection Program - Department of Special Services - View PDF
March 2012 - Community Economic Development Grant Program - View PDF
New Castle County Instant Ticketing Process Helps County To Protect Community From Blighted Properties
To report a property code violation, call the Department of Land Use at 395-5555. Instead of a protracted process that drags offending property owners through the court system, New Castle County now issues an "instant ticket" warning letter. The property owner has 10 days to fix the problem or face an automatic $50 fine. View details, county code, and appeal form in PDF format.
View the Instant Ticket PowerPoint presented to Council on Tuesday, March 17, 2009.
TOP 10 VIOLATIONS
- High grass and weeds
- Accessory structures (sheds, fences, etc.) in poor condition
- Inoperable and/or unregistered vehicles
- Parking on grass
- Oversized vehicles
- Outside storage of household items
- Not having trash in proper waste container
- Accumulation of rubbish, garbage or debris
- Unsanitary swimming pools, or empty pools not covered
- Overgrown shrubs or trees that extend beyond sidewalk or right of way.
New Castle County’s storm water & drainage programs, legal responsibilities, expenditures & accomplishments
June 2011 - Special Services Presentation to County Council - County Parks (PDF)
2011 Maintenance Corporation enrollment documents
Click here to download as Adobe PDF.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (“Department” or “DNREC”) entered a Notice of Conciliation and Secretary’s Order against New Castle County (“County”) in October 2003 (“Original Order”). During these past five years, the County has completed the comprehensive study of the Brandywine Hundred area as required by the Original Order, which included hydraulic modeling and extensive field testing and data collection. Based on these findings, the County developed the CSO Elimination Plan, which was approved by DNREC in December 2004. In the approved CSO plan, the County’s fiscal and resource commitment to the goals of the Original Order increased significantly from the original $9 million fiscal investment anticipated in 2003 to an estimated $230 million over the course of three Phases.
Read the full order - Read the Press Release
January 2007 - County Finances Task Force
NCC Finance Department's letter: PDF
Task Force Interim Report: PDF
Task Force Hypothetical Scenarios: MS
2006 Sewer Rate Information
information was prepared by the New Castle County Finance Department.
this assists you in answering questions regarding the sewer rate.
provides a useful summary of what is happening and why. Remember
sewer bills are a combination of rate (which went up 39.7% for
customers) and consumption (which varies from customer to customer
water usage), so the individual increases of customers will vary.
View the document
in PDF Format
Brandywine Hundred Sewer Rehab Update - Oct 2006
Over the next 20 to 25 years, over $200 milion dollars (not adjusted
for inflation) will be expended in Brandywine Hundred repairing
our sewer system. The funds will be drawn from our County Sewer
Fund. Here is a presentation that was prepared by the
New Castle County Special Services Department that graphically
demonstrates the phasing of the improvements.
View the document
in PDF Format
Street Light Presentation- Sept 2006
the document in PDF Format