Town Council extends discounted impact fees for new construction

Date Posted: Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Town Council voted to extend the discounted impact fees at the council meeting on December 10th, 2018.  The resolution is as follows:  R04 2018.12.10 Impact Fees  


Christmas Eve & Day 2018

Date Posted: Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All,  Town Hall will be closed a half day on Christmas Eve and all day Christmas Day.  We will reopen at 8:30 am on December 26th, 2018. Any water emergencies please call Brandon Slater at 302-853-2002. Any other emergencies please call Mayor David Ruff at 302-841-2650.  


Water Main Connections

Date Posted: Monday, July 9th, 2018

The contractors will be connecting the new main to our existing main on Concord Road, starting 7am, Tuesday, July 10th, 2018. This will affect all of Johnson Avenue and 200 Concord Road to 330 Concord Road. This will take approximately 8 hours. Any questions call town hall at 302-629-7366.


Blades Little Free Library

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

The Town is Blades is happy to announce our Little Free Library, located in front of town hall, is open for business! You can drop off gently used books and pick up something you find interesting to read (family oriented, no adult themes please). This was made possible through the Little Free Library: Kids, Community and Cops program. By investing in our youth we hope to bring the community together through a common love for reading. Stay tuned for future reading events!


Blades 2017 CCR

Date Posted: Friday, May 25th, 2018



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!


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


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 […]


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 Public Meeting 2018.02.13


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, […]