Delaware

What Should Be The Future For Downtown Delaware?

16 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Main Street Delaware, the City of Delaware, and Delaware County have joined to create a Strategic Action Plan for downtown Delaware.

The finished product will serve as a guide for the downtown area for the coming years. It is also an opportunity to bring together downtown stakeholders (property owners, business owners, professionals, residents), boosters, and city residents to create that vision.

The first step is actually yours! More…

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Delaware Yard Waste Collection Resumes Next Week

10 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The City of Delaware has announced that yard waste collection will resume in the city effective April 12.

If you place leaves in yard waste bags or in receptacles and set at curbside on your regular trash collection day, the City will pick them up.

Remember that yard waste includes lawn trimmings, leaves, vines, brush, and garden waste. Yard waste does NOT include non-biodegradable material. The City provides this service on the scheduled refuse collection day from mid-April through mid- December. More…

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Delaware, History/Tourism

Landmarks Of Delaware County: The Delaware Post Office Building

3 Apr , 2021  

By: 1808Delaware

The early decades of the 20th century saw public buildings built across the country, each making a statement about the importance of institutions housed inside their walls.

And, as a bustling city with a population nearing 9,000 inhabitants, a county seat as well as the location for a prominent liberal arts college, Delaware was exactly the kind of place where those investments were being made.

Over 100 years later, the city and the college are both benefiting from the erection of a classically-designed building that has stood the test of time. More…

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Delaware

Report That Pothole Via Del-AWARE

27 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware, City of Delaware

Last year, the City of Delaware rolled out “Del-AWARE,” a redesigned and modernized mobile app and web portal for its customer service.

This update makes it easier for residents to access City services while improving the user experience. Del-AWARE replaces and improves upon the former MyDelaware app that was no longer available on all operating systems.

“We always strive to improve and perfect the process for navigating City services,” Community Affairs Coordinator Lee Yoakum said. “The new app will simplify and enhance the process for our residents and for City staff.” More…

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Yard Waste Collection To Resume In Delaware

24 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

This week, the City of Delaware shared news that yard waste collection will resume in the city effective April 12.

If you place leaves in yard waste bags or in receptacles and set at curbside on your regular trash collection day, the City will pick them up.

Remember that yard waste includes lawn trimmings, leaves, vines, brush, and garden waste. Yard waste does NOT include non-biodegradable material. The City provides this service on the scheduled refuse collection day from mid-April through mid- December. More…

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Delaware

Council Has Light Agenda For Monday Night

21 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Delaware City Council has a relatively modest number of items on its agenda this Monday at 7:00 PM  for its second meeting of March.

In addition to other miscellaneous items, that agenda includes a proclamation, a presentation, and two public hearings.

The proclamation is for Severe Weather Week present to Fire Chief john Donahue. More…

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Delaware

Planning Commission To Review Delaware Together Plan

14 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Months of work have culminated in a draft Comprehensive Plan for the City of Delaware to be considered before the City’s Planning Commission at a work session on Wednesday, March 17.

In February, Director of Planning & Community Development Dave Efland shared next steps relating to the Delaware Together Plan. He described the plan as a written expression of who and what Delaware wants to be as a community in the next 15 years. The goal of the process, Efland emphasized, is to align fiscal resources with planning.

Some 2,000 ideas were shared in the drafting process, he said, with the draft plan including 6 goals, 60 objectives, and over 230 separate action items. More…

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Delaware Council To Hold Work Session To Talk Development, Energy, And Utilities

28 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

On Monday evening, Delaware City Council will be holding a Work Session to listen to and discuss three presentations on local real estate and energy, and to hold a discussion on a possible utility extension.

The presentation on real estate will be made by Pete DiSalvo of DiSalvo Development Advisors, who will be sharing the Delaware Real Estate Market Assessment. In information shared by Sean Hughes, Economic Development Director, “A real estate market assessment is a tool that looks at current market conditions including community demographics (including labor force), inventory, rates, occupancy, etc. and utilizes that information to provide a feasibility analysis for future development.” More…

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Delaware

Delaware Offering Summer Jobs For Students

25 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The City of Delaware routinely offers summer positions in a variety of areas, many of which are ideally suited for students seeking income.

This year is no exception.

This week, the City issued a call for students — actually, an appeal to their parents — sharing that applications for jobs in multiple departments are currently being accepted.

One key need is in the area of parks and recreation. The City’s Parks and Natural Resources Department operates and maintains 24 parks, 20 miles of trails, a golf course, a 72-acre cemetery, and an urban forest consisting of more than 15,000 trees. More…

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Delaware Council To Consider Legislation Dealing With Property Development And Parking

21 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

During its upcoming meeting on Monday night, Delaware City Council is set to consider three ordinances and two resolutions.

All three ordinances will be considered on their second readings.

Ordinances include measures which would approve:

  • A Conditional Use Permit for a Veterinary Hospital for Central Ohio Mobile Veterinary Surgical Services to be located at 585 Sunbury Road
  • Rezoning of property at 33 West William Street for First Citizens National Bank
  • Combined Preliminary and Final Development Plan for First Citizens National Bank at 33 West William Street

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Delaware Council Committee Gets Update On Speed Sign Project

16 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

You’ve seen them before. Traveling down a street or road, a sign informs you about the speed you have been traveling.

In some cases, the signage is portable. In other areas, however, more permanent dynamic speed feedback signs have been placed, notifying the driver while recording the speed for government bodies seeking to promote traffic safety. Remote data is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Such has been the case during the last nine and a half months along four streets in the City of Delaware — Cobblestone Drive, Carson Farms Boulevard, Executive Boulevard, and Hall Drive. On each, this type of signage has been installed, and monitors also record speeds on sections of each street that do not have them. More…

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Delaware

City Manager Reports To Delaware City Council

9 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

During its regular meeting on Monday evening, February 8, Delaware CIty Manager Tom Homan shared several updates with City Council concerning COVID-19 and other matters.

Those updates included the following:

Health Commissioner Sheila Hiddleson will be in attendance at the next Council meeting on February 22, when she will provide an update on the Delaware Public Health District and on COVID-19 in Delaware County. Joining her will be Heidi Kegley, Superintendent of Delaware City Schools. More…

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