Special Election November 21st, 2016 2pm to 6pm

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION PUBLIC NOTICE BY THE TOWN OF BLADES, DELAWARE OF A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 21ST, 2016 TO VOTE ON THE PROPOSED ISSUANCE BY THE TOWN OF BLADES OF UP TO $820,000 MAXIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND TO FINANCE WATER CAPACITY IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE TOWN OF BLADES The Town Council of the Town of Blades, Delaware hereby gives notice that: 1. The Town of Blades, Delaware (the “Town”), pursuant to the requirements of the Town Charter, hereby gives notice to the residents of the Town of a Special Election on November 21st, 2016 on whether the Town should borrow an amount of money, not to exceed $820,000, to fund the project as described above. It is anticipated that up to $615,000.00 of the amount drawn on the loan will be in grant funding by the department. The Special Election shall be conducted at […]



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Public Hearing: October 10th, 2016 Crime Free Rental Ordinance

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

PUBLIC HEARING & SPECIAL MEETING Town of Blades October 10th, 2016 7:20 p.m. The Town of Blades will hold a Public Hearing on October 10th, 2016 at 7:20 p.m. in Hardin Hall located at 18 West Fourth Street, Blades, Delaware.  The Public Hearing will be to discuss the Town Council approving the Crime Free Rental Ordinance and the purpose of gathering public opinion.  The Crime Free Ordinance can be viewed at town hall or on the website at www.blades.delaware.gov under News & Notices for this public hearing. The regularly scheduled meeting of council will happen after the public hearing. If you have any questions regarding this ordinance, please be present at the Public Hearing.  If you have any other questions, please contact Vikki Prettyman, Town administrator, at (302) 629-7366. Vikki Prettyman, Town Administrator 433-draft-wording-of-crime-free-ordinance



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Public Hearing: October 10th, 2016 USDA Loan for water expansion project Concord Road

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

PUBLIC HEARING & SPECIAL MEETING Town of Blades October 10th, 2016 7:00 p.m. The Town of Blades (the “Town”) will hold a Public Hearing on October 10th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Hardin Hall located at 18 West Fourth Street, Blades, Delaware.  The Public Hearing will be to discuss the Town authorizing the issuance of up to $820,000 maximum principal amount of a general obligation bond (the “Bond”) in order to finance water capacity improvements. The town anticipates that the USDA will lend the Town the aggregate principal of up to $820,000.00 for a period of forty (40) years at an annual interest rate of one point six two five percent (1.625%). This loan will finance the project. It is anticipated that up to $605,000.00 of the amount drawn on the loan will be in grant funding by the USDA. The regularly scheduled meeting of council will happen after the […]



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3rd Annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Saturday, August 6th, 2016, Reclaim Our River along with Delaware Nature Society, Town of Blades, DNREC, Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron, and BEDCO hosted the 3rd Annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park in Blades, DE.  This event was attended by over 200 people and had 13 boats registered.  Thank you to our sponsors Mow’N Trim, Peninsula Oil, and the Nanticoke River Yacht Club.  Judging for the boats was conducted by Gallery 107 The Nanticoke River Arts Council and the Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron.  Blades United Methodist Church sold food and drinks as a part of their fundraiser for repairs to the bell tower at the church. Here are the winners: • Best Decorated Boat – 82 Marine 1 – sponsored by the Lewes Fire Company and Captained by Sara Esposito • Best Team Effort – Swamp Monster – […]



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VERY Successful 2016 Blades National Night Out

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

August 2nd, 2016 Blades National Night Out The BNO was extremely successful this year thanks to all the efforts of Police Chief Paul Anthony.  The Chief secured sponsorships from GMB, BVFC, Procino Plating, Farnell & Gast, Peninsula Oil, Harbor House, 1st State Lawn & Leaf, Seaford Rita’s Ice, Dukes Lumber, Rommel’s Ace Hardware, ASAP Stuff, Cafe Milano, Laurel Pizzaria, Lankford’s Gun Shop, i.g. Burton, Danny Short, Wal-Mart, & Sussex County Council. We had Delaware State Police Aviation, Sussex County Paramedics, DELJIS, 911 Center, Western Sussex County Youth Soccer Association, Blades United Methodist Church, Blades Elementary School, Blades Volunteer Fire Company brought their smoke house, and WSUX broadcasted live from the park pavilion. We handed out 200 frisbees, 300 t-shirts, 51 pizzas, 128 hamburgers, 200 hot dogs, 700+ beverages, and 200+ cups of Mango Rita’s Ice. We also raffled off 6 bicycles with helmets! The crab raffle raised $700.00 for BNO! […]



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Brandon Slater, Water & Maintenance Supervisor, In recognition of 10 Years of Service

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

On Monday, August 8th, 2016, at the council meeting, Brandon Slater was recognized by Mayor and Council for his 10th anniversary with the town.  Brandon started working for the town on July 24th, 2006.  He has been very successful in advancing his skills and managing the progress for the town.  He has served under various commissioners for the Water Department, Streets Department, and the Parks & Cemetery Department.  Brandon has received many commendations for his snow plowing and streets management during snow events.  He has also been nominated for Water Operator of the Year Award.  He worked with the 100th Anniversary Committee to pull off a very successful weekend of celebration that included a parade and bbq.  Brandon maintains his water and wastewater license and continues furthering his education through training sessions. Whereas, Brandon Slater began a productive and challenging career with the Town of Blades on July 24th, 2006; […]



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2016 Blades National Night Out

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Join us for the 11th Annual Blades National Night Out, Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm, Blades Public Park, 100 E Seventh Street, Blades. Free Food and Giveaways, Bounce House, Costume Photo Booth, Nanticoke Health Services, WSUX is live broadcasting during the event, and much more!                     Thank you to our sponsors! George, Miles, Buhr, LLC Blades Volunteer Fire Company Mayor Robert Atkinson Procino Plating, Inc. Farnell & Gast, LLC Peninsula Oil Company Harbor House 1st State Lawn & Leaf Dukes Lumber, Inc. Cafe Milano Laurel Pizzaria Lankford’s Gun Shop I.G. Burton Rommel’s ACE Hardware Sussex County Council KCI Technologies Burton’s Grand Rental



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2016 CCR BLADES

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

ccrblades2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2015 Town of Blades 20 West Fourth Street, Blades, Delaware 19973 PWSID# DE0000865 June 1, 2016 We’re pleased to present to you this year’s Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our water source is groundwater. Our wells draw from the Columbia Aquifer. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in conjunction with the Division of Public Health has conducted a source water assessment. If you are interested in reviewing the assessment, please contact the Blades Town Hall @ […]



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Town Clean-Up

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Saturday, June 25th from 7am to 3pm at Blades Park 100 E Seventh Street, the town will have a roll-off dumpster for yard waste and one for household waste. Items NOT ALLOWED: Appliances, TV’s, Computers, Chemicals, Motor Oil, Paint, Tires. You must provide identification that you are a resident of the Town of Blades! Any questions please call 302-629-7366



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2016 Election Results

Date Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2016

April 4th, 2016 Town of Blades Municipal Elections The result for the Three (3) council seats for the Town of Blades is as follows: BJ Hardin 54 Votes John Reiss 54 Votes David Ruff 55 Votes Michael Smith 44 Votes Town of Blades will swear in Councilmen-elect Hardin, Reiss, and Ruff on Monday, April 11th, 2016 at the town’s council meeting.



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