Halloween Trick-or-Treating 6pm to 8pm

Date Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Trick or Treat With an Adult Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas […]



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Experiencing Pink or Purplish water?

Date Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016

You may experience light pink or purplish water over the next few days. We are testing our greensand filters and had to shut the flow down to the filters for a short period of time. This caused us to give an extra amount of potassium permanganate into the system. Potassium permanganate is used to treat iron and maganese in our water. If you experience this discoloration it will not cause any harm. Any concerns please call town hall at 302-629-7366.   10/19/2016



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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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