New Castle County’s UDC Focus Group – Civic Organizations

You are cordially invited join a workshop for community leaders and civic organizations regarding changes to the New Castle County Department of Land Use Unified Development Code (UDC).

The Focus Group will meet on Thursday, March 26 , 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The workshop will be located at the Government Center – 87 Reads Way, New Castle. Specific room TBD.

Please respond to Mark Veasey, NCC Land Use Administer (302) 395-5510 if you plan to attend the session.

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CCOBH Seminar Topics Survey

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CCOBH Seminar Topics Survey

CCOBH held a series of 5 Seminars over the last few months at the Claymont LIbrary on topics that hopefully were useful for current or future board members and officers of Civic Associations in Brandywine Hundred. The meetings were held on Oct. 7th, 2014 - County Government and Civc Associations; Oct. 21st, 2014 - Homeowner and Civic Associations: The Basics; Jan 13, 2015 How To Run A Civic Organization; Jan 27, 2015 - What To Do When The Big Yellow Sign Goes Up; and Feb. 9th, 2015 - State Government and Civic Associations Seminar. These meetings were so successful that we have decided to do them again. Please take a few minutes to answer this short survey. Your answers will help us plan our future seminars and provide some feedback as to what topics you would like to see discussed.

 

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Bellefonte Centennial Commemoration – March 9th

Bellefonte CentennialThe Town of Bellefonte is Commemorating it’s Centennial at it it’s March 9th Town Commission Meeting. The public and Board of CCOBH are cordially invited.

The Town of Bellefonte Town Hall is located at 901A Rosedale Avenue, Bellefonte, DE 19809. 302-761-9638

The event begins at 6:00PM with a reception and remarks by local officials.

At 7:00, the monthly Town Commission meeting will be held. It will be a short meeting, mostly with events relating to to the Centennial..

At the conclusion of the Town Commission meeting, the reception will resume, with dessert being served.

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Christina River Watershed Cleanup – April 18 from 8am-12pm

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Here is your opportunity to join the Christina River Watershed Cleanup! Make a difference by spending a little time along the Naamas Creek! (Meet behind Sweeney’s Bakery in the F&N Shopping Center).

Also visit: CHRISTINARIVERCLEANUP.ORG or call (302) 838-1897 to register.

Here are some flyers to share with your neighbors and friends:

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Here is a summary of the of what the 2014 Cleanup accomplished:

The Naamans Creek Watershed Cleanup, held annually in connection with the Christina River Watershed Cleanup, pulled out over 1.5 tons of trash from the stream and surroundings.  This trash included car and truck tires, shopping carts, a highway sign, a picnic bench, lawnmower parts and a TV set.  Most of the material was plastic bags and bottles, soda and beer cans and newspaper circulars.  Sixty volunteers cleaned 17 different sites in our watershed. County Councilman John Cartier and State Representative Bryon participated in the cleanup.  Councilman Cartier also contributed $350 to the Cleanup.  Bill Baldwin and Action Environmental Service Corp helped with heavy removals.  Drew Hayes rode the Got Junk truck to help with the pickup.  Got Junk again donated time and dumping fees to the Cleanup effort.  Marianne Cinaglia located 18 sites for cleanup and pickup.  Jack Waslyn contacted food and supply donors including Harry’s Savoy, Sweeney’s Bakery, Acme, Rite Aid, F&N Liquors, Nino’s, and SafeWay.

Almost 700 volunteers participated in the entire 23rd Annual Christina River Watershed Cleanup and eliminated up about 20 tons of trash and recyclables from New Castle County.

Harvey Mill Park

About 30 trees and shrubs were planted in Harvey Mill Park the day of the Cleanup.  They were obtained by Tom Zaleski of the Newark City Parks Department and were paid for by inkind labor to plan and plant.  The effort was lead by Bill Baldwin and Action Environmental Service Corp.

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State Government and Civic Associations-Seminar

The Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred Presents State Government and Civic Associations

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015 AT 6:00 P.M.
CLAYMONT LIBRARY

CCOBH is pleased to present “State Government and Civic Associations,” its fifth in a series of seminars for assistance to current or future board members and officers of Civic Associations in Brandywine Hundred.

This seminar is intended to introduce Civic Association Board members and officers to the variety of services offered by State Government to Civic Associations. This seminar, to be led by State Senator Cathy Cloutier and CCOBH Board members France West and Dan Bockover, will cover those areas where your state elected officials can provide assistance and those areas where state government can provide answers to the questions that routinely arise in the management of the business and affairs of a not-for-profit volunteer organization.

A distinguished member of the Delaware General Assembly since 1998, and having served both in the State House and Senate, Senator Cloutier has established herself as the “go to” legislator for residents seeking answers to their concerns involving Delaware’s State Government. Both Frances West, whose wealth of experience includes service in Delaware State Government at the highest levels, and Dan Bockover, whose role as former President of CCOBH allowed him to work closely with State Government institutions and elected officials, will offer insights and opinions on how best to find answers to problems Civic Association Board members and officers may encounter in their service to the community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know to more effectively and knowledgeably represent your community.   CCOBH hopes to see you on Monday, February 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the Claymont Library.

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Public Mtg-Wilmington University’s Plans for Its Brandywine Hundred Campus

The Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred (CCOBH) invites you to a Public Meeting on Wilmington University’s Plans for its Brandywine Hundred Campus

Presentation by Wilmington University President Dr. Jack Varsalona and the University’s Design Team

WHEN: THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: TALLEYVILLE FIRE HALL

The Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred is pleased to announce that it will hold a public meeting to provide a presentation and a follow up question and answer session for residents of the Brandywine Hundred community concerning Wilmington University’s plans for a standalone Brandywine Hundred campus of the University to be located at the corner of Routes 202 and 92 (The field across from Concord Mall Shopping Center).

This meeting, arranged for by CCOBH, is intended to introduce the community to this new plan, and provide information to residents regarding Wilmington University’s current design ideas and concepts in the development of its new Brandywine campus and to solicit community input into the University’s plan to create a permanent home for the University here in the North Wilmington area.  University President Dr. Jack Varsalona will offer comments and provide the University’s vision for this new educational campus, and the University’s professional team, including those with knowledge of current engineering, building and landscaping plans, will explain the current plans the University has for this focal point of Brandywine Hundred.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and ask questions about what is being proposed here in Brandywine Hundred by Wilmington University.

CCOBH hopes to see you on Thursday, January 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Talleyville Fire Hall.

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Reminder-CCOBH Presentation “How to Run a Civic Association”

Happy New Year!

This is a reminder of CCOBH’s continuation of a series of Seminars devoted to providing information to Directors and Officers of Civic Associations. So, if you are a Civic Association leader, this one is for you.

image001The Seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Claymont Library. The seminar is entitled “How to Run a Civic Association”.

Later in January, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., also at the Claymont Library, CCOBH will be presenting a program on “What To Do When the Big Yellow Sign Goes Up”, a program devoted to providing Civic Association leaders with information and strategies to consider and address development/redevelopment proposals in and around the neighborhood.

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Remember to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle this Holiday Season

Gift boxes, as well as cardboard boxes, and most wrapping paper can be recycled curbside as a part of Delaware’s Universal Recycling Program.

Please take Styrofoam packaging, (clean) take-out containers/plates/cups, and foam packing peanuts to the Delaware Recycling Center in New Castle, or the Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s Milford Transfer Station.

More information on recycling in Delaware can be found in the How to Recycle Guide.

Monthly Tip from Keep America Beautiful: Give with the 3 R’s This Season

REDUCE: Give an experience. Whether it’s a trip for your family, a homemade dinner for your significant other, or an hour of smartphone training for your grandma- the gift of your time is the most valuable thing you can give to your loved ones!

REUSE: Wrap a gift in something that you’re reusing, like newspaper, or something the recipient can reuse, like a dish towel, cookie tin, or basket.

RECYCLE: Make sure your post-celebration cleanup includes recycling.

          • Cardboard boxes and non-metallic wrapping paper can be recycled.
          • Give new life to ribbons and gift bags by saving them for the next gift-giving occasion.

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Thank You from Keep America Beautiful
1030 15th St, Suite 490W, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

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Candidates Forum for State Representative District 4

A Candidates Forum for State Representative District 4 will be held on Wednesday, Oct 29, at 7:00 pm.

It will take place at the Highlands Elementary School, 2100 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington.  (This location is near the intersection of Bancroft Parkway and Delaware Avenue.)

The candidates are Gerald Brady (incumbent)and Robert Keesler (challenger)

The event is co-sponsored by CCOBH, the Highlands Community Association, the League of Women Voters, and the American Association of University Women.

(CCOBH realizes that State Representative District 4 is not part of Brandywine Hundred, but as a community public service we are assisting in co-sponsoring this forum.)

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CCOBH Presentation on Civic and Homeowners’ Associations

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CCOBH Hosts Civic Association Seminars

Bob Valihura Leads Discussion on Basics of Civic Association Responsibilities

Here are some photos from CCOBH’s recent Seminar on Civic and Homeowners’ Associations held at the Claymont Library this past Tuesday October 21st.

CCOBH is pleased to offer its third in a series of Seminars devoted to providing information to Directors and Officers of Civic Associations on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Claymont Library. This next seminar is entitled “How to Run a Civic Association”.

Later in January, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., also at the Claymont Library, CCOBH will be presenting a program on “What to do when the Big Yellow Sign Goes Up”, a program devoted to providing Civic Association leaders with information and strategies to consider and address development/redevelopment proposals in and around the neighborhood.

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