Blades

Delaware

Town Clean Up Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Date Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2018

Spring 2018 Town of Blades Town Clean-Up Blades Park 100 E Seventh Street Sat. April 21st 8am to 1pm   Must have proof of residency! Yard Waste & Household trash only! Please call 302-629-7366 with questions. No pick up available!  No chemicals, No paint, no fuel powered equipment! Must provide your own transportation of your waste to the park!



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NO ELECTION on April 2nd, 2018

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

TOWN OF BLADES ANNUAL ELECTION The Town of Blades will not hold an election this year.  There was three (3) council seats up for election and three (3) candidates filed for election therefore no election is necessary. Council members will be sworn in on April 9th, 2018. John Reiss (Incumbent) Jason Hudson (Incumbent) Michael Smith TOWN OF BLADES Vikki Prettyman Town Administrator 3/7/2018



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Blades Household Flushing Plan

Date Posted: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Home Flushing Plan for Town of Blades Residents 02-22-18-Town-of-Blades-Home-Flushing-Plan-Fact-Sheet (3) The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Town of Blades today announced that the town’s new carbon filtration system has significantly lowered perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the town’s water system below the US Environmental Protection Agency’s health advisory level for PFCs, and that the town’s water will be safe for drinking and cooking upon completion of residents’ flushing of their home water systems. Results from testing of the town’s water after carbon filtration returned a PFC level of 3.4 parts per trillion (3.4 ppt) compared to EPA’s health advisory of 70 ppt. Blades has completed the flushing of municipal water through carbon filtration. As the final step in the process for removing PFCs from the town’s water, residents who are on public water are recommended to begin flushing water through their […]



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Public Information Meeting Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 7PM

Date Posted: Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Public Information Meeting Regarding the Town of Blades Drinking Water 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 Blades Fire Hall (Banquet Hall) 200 East Fifth Street Held in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Division of Public Health, and the Town of Blades. The meeting will provide updated information to Blades residents about the town’s interim drinking and cooking water while DNREC and DPH investigate the elevated level of PFCs (perfluorinated compounds) in the town’s drinking wells. The meeting will also speak to concerns of nearby residents outside Blades’ town limits who get their water from private wells. For more information, please contact Vikki Prettyman, Blades Town Administrator, at 302-629-7366, or email vikkiprettyman@townofblades.com. Public Meeting 2018.02.13



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Blades Drinking Water Contamination Issues

Date Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018

Out of an abundance of caution the town of Blades, DNREC, DPH, and EPA, are requesting that no on on our water system consume Blades water.  No drinking and no cooking with it.  DNREC and DPH are providing our citizens with bottled drinking water and then moving to potable water tanks for distribution Sunday morning.   The National Guard is assisting with distribution at the Blades Fire Hall, 200 E Fifth Street, until 10pm Friday, February 9th, from 7am to 10pm for the remainder of this week and next week, and maybe longer, until a temporary filtration system can be installed.  Any questions please call town hall at 302-629-7366 or Vikki Prettyman at 302-853-0997.  Mayor and Council would like to thank Blades Volunteer Fire Company for all their hardwork and dedication to the town and its’ citizens!  The assistance from neighboring municipalities, county council, our State Representative Danny Short, DNREC, DPH, […]



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Planning Fees and Impact Fees Discounted till December 2018

Date Posted: Thursday, February 8th, 2018

To encourage new construction in town, the council has approved a reduction in fees!  R04 430A 2017.12.11 Fee Resolution for PZ Fees Building Permits Impact Fees New Construction



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2018 Election Notice

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

TOWN OF BLADES ELECTION  Candidates wishing to run for the (3) council seats that are up for election in Blades must file a letter of intent with the office of the Town Administrator. Forms may be obtained at the Town Hall or on www.blades.delaware.gov. Candidates must file notice by the close of business at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2nd, 2018.  Candidates filing must have attained the age of twenty five (25) years old; must have been a resident of Blades for six months preceding this election, hold title to real estate, and must be a citizen of the United States of America. All citizens wishing to vote in the April 2nd, 2018 election must register at the Blades Town Hall by the close of business at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018.  All citizens who shall have attained the age of eighteen (18) years on the date of […]



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2017 Christmas Light Contest

Date Posted: Monday, December 11th, 2017

Decorate your home for the Holidays and you could win our Holiday Lights Contest!  Judging will take place the evening of December 22nd, 2017. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017. 



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Frank O’Day Jr. 10th Anniversary

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

At the town council meeting on October 9th, 2017 we honored Frank O’Day Jr., will his 10th Anniversary Award and Certificate.  Congratulations Frank on 10 years with the town.  



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Blades Fall Town Clean-Up

Date Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017

Yard waste and household waste roll-offs will be available at the park for town residents use only on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 7am to 1pm. Proof of residency is mandatory. Paints/Chemicals, tires, large appliances, hot tubs, and other items will not be allowed. Any questions please call 302-629-7366.



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