July 4th, 2012 Town Hall Closed

Date Posted: Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Town Hall will be closed on Wednesday July 4th, 2012.  We will re-open on Thursday at 8:30am.  Any water emergencies please call Brandon Slater at 302-853-2002.  Any other town emergencies please call the Town Administrator, Vikki Prettyman, at 302-853-0997.   Happy Independence Day!!!!!!


Flag Day 2012

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Town of Blades June 14th, 2012 Flag Day 6:30PM Blades Park 100 Seventh Street Boy Scout Troop 381 will be conducting a Flag Ceremony at the Blades Park on June 14th, 2012 at 6:30PM. The Troop will be retiring the flags that have been given to them and the Town. This is a very powerful event that serves as a reminder of our National Pride. Please join us as we retire our nation’s flag. Dignitaries and Groups need to RSVP to Vikki Prettyman @ 302-629-7366 or vikkiprettyman@bladesde.com For further Information contact Town Hall @ 302-629-7366


2012 Arbor Day Celebration

Date Posted: Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

On Thursday May 3rd, 2012 the Delaware Forest Service held it’s annual Arbor Day Celebration at Delaware State University. The Governor presented awards to the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners, the communities which have received Tree City USA status from the National Arbor Day Foundation, and Blades Elementary School as Delaware’s first TREEriffic School.  Presentation was also made to Delaware State University for being Delaware’s first Tree Campus USA. Governor Jack Markell & Mayor Michael J Smith Governor Jack Markell, Mayor Michael J Smith, Town Administrator Vikki Prettyman & Urban Forester Marcia Fox Press Release from the Arbor Day Foundation ArborDay.PR2012 Blades Elementary Tree-Riffic 2012


Cemetery Care Bids Opened and Awarded

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

At the council meeting on April 9th, 2012 the sealed bids received by the Town Administrator were opened.  The winning bid has been awarded to Affordable Lawn Care, 8972 Bacons Road, Delmar, Delaware 19940; Randall Chapman, Owner.  The winning bid is for $215 per cut, with the option of going to $225 per cut if fuel prices rise over $4.50 per gallon.


April 21nd, 2012 DNREC Scrap Tire Drop Off State Fairgrounds

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/News/Pages/Next-DNREC-Scrap-Tire-Drop-Off-Day-set-for-April-21-at-the-Delaware-State-Fairgrounds.aspx DNREC’s next Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day set for April 21, 2012 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds   DOVER (April 2, 2012) – DNREC will host its eighth Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day recycling event Saturday, April 21, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Residents are encouraged to recycle scrap tires from passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks, with participation helping to reduce environmental and health hazards associated with scrap tires in the state’s communities.   Seven previous DNREC – sponsored drop off events have collected more than 14,080 scrap tires (weighing nearly 176 tons). Residents are invited to bring up to 10 passenger or light-duty truck tires per household for disposal and recycling. Larger tires or tires on rims will not be accepted. Each person dropping off tires should be prepared to show proof of Delaware residency with either a driver’s license […]


April 2nd, 2012 Annual Municipal Election Results

Date Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012

April 2nd, 2012 Town of Blades Municipal Elections The result for the three (3) Town of Blades Council positions is as follows: Incumbent Christena King 39 Votes Incumbent Robert Atkinson 55 Votes John Reiss 46 Votes Lee Benningfield 14 Votes David Ruff 41 Votes Town of Blades three (3) Councilmen are Robert Atkinson, John Reiss, and David Ruff. They will be sworn in on April 9th, 2012.


Back-Up Well Referendum Passes

Date Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012

March 19th, 2012 Special Election Results Referendum Election for proposed borrowing up to $375,000.00 made available by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services through its Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.  The proposed project consists of the installation of a third back-up well and ancillaries along with a new raw waterline.  The loan will be amortized over thirty (30) years at an interest rate of 1%, with accrued interest payable during construction of the proposed project (42.8% of the loan (up to an amount equal to $160,500) will be forgiven and not have to be repaid by the Town).   Votes FOR:  56 Votes AGAINST: 5   The referendum has been passed by the property owners in the Town of Blades.


Good Friday: Town Hall Closed

Date Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Town Hall will be closed on April 6th, 2012 in observation of Good Friday. We will re-open on Monday April 9th, 2012 at 8:30am.


Cemetery Mowing & Trimming Bids Due

Date Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012

NOTICE The Town of Blades will be accepting bids for the mowing and trimming of the grass at the Town Cemetery on Market Street. All bids must be submitted by April 9th, 2012 by 4:30pm to the Town Administrator. Copy of your Business License & Insurance Certificate must be attached with the bid. For more information please contact the Town Administrator at 302-629-7366.


Cemetery Clean Up Notice

Date Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012

NOTICE Town of Blades Please remove all Christmas and other Holiday Flowers & Decorations from the grave sites and stones at the Town Cemetery on Market Street by March 16th, 2012 or the Town will remove and dispose of them. The Town will not be held liable for any holding frames removed, damaged, or disposed of.