Delaware

City Of Delaware Recovery Program Surpasses $50,000 In Grants

4 Jul , 2020  

The City of Delaware’s COVID-19 & Spring Flood Small Business Recovery Grant Program this week surpassed $50,000 in grants for local small business relief.

City Council approved the program May 26 and funded it with $100,000 from the City’s Economic Development Reserve fund. The grant program provides an outright reimbursement for eligible local businesses dealing with the one-two punch of the pandemic and the May floods. More…

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Delaware

City Of Delaware Shares Tax Reminders

27 Jun , 2020  

From The City of Delaware

Remember when April 15 came and went and you hadn’t filed your taxes (well, at least many of you)? That time is now right around the corner.

The City of Delaware has posted a handful of reminders to guide you through that process: More…

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Delaware

Delaware City Hall Renovation To Begin

25 Jun , 2020  

City Hall is a downtown Delaware icon. The 83-year-old building has grown and adapted over time but has not been updated in almost 30 years.

On July 6, interior renovation work at City Hall begins. The project was adjusted to coincide with the building already being closed to public access because of the pandemic. The renovation is expected to be complete by late fall 2020. More…

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Delaware, Delaware County

Fairgrounds Changes Approved

23 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware

Public hearings were held by Delaware City Council on Monday evening related to proposed changes at the Delaware County Faigrounds.

Not only were the four proposals well received, each was subsequently passed after receiving a vote to suspend rules and move to a final reading.

Those adopted measures included: More…

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Delaware

Delaware Council Hears Updates

9 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

During its virtual meeting held on Monday evening, members of Delaware City Council heard a series of updates from City officials related to financial, law enforcement, COVID, and other matters.

Leading the updates was City FInance Director Justin Nahvi, who discussed the current status of tax revenue collection. More…

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Delaware, History/Tourism

Landmarks Of Delaware County: The Delaware Post Office Building

7 Jun , 2020  

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

Delaware Fireworks Postponed Indefinitely

5 Jun , 2020  

Because of state restrictions on large attendance events amid the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Independence Day concert and fireworks in the City of Delaware have been postponed indefinitely.

The annual July 4 parade, organized by Citizens for The Fourth, had previously been cancelled.

“We don’t foresee the state of Ohio’s large gathering requirements being reduced significantly enough by early July to allow for our community’s Independence Day celebrations,” Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle said. “We are disappointed that we are not able to celebrate July 4 with our traditional fireworks display.” More…

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Business, Delaware

Applications Coming In For New City Grant Program

2 Jun , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

It’s still the consensus of Delaware City Council that the new Business Assistance Grant Program is a great idea.

They just need a bit more time to put all of the pieces in place.

During Council’s Virtual Work Session held on Monday evening, the measure was up for consideration on a second reading. Assistant City Manager Kyle Kridler that the wording of the ordinance has not changed since its first reading on May 26, and that it is clear that the word is getting out about the new program. City Economic Development Director Sean Hughes shared with Council that eight applications have been received to date. More…

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Delaware

Delaware Police Chief Sends Message To Community

30 May , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff; Delaware Police Department

On Friday afternoon, Delaware Police Chief Bruce Pijanowski sent an open letter to the citizens of the city of Delaware.

The communication came after a dramatic and unsettling 24 hours with protests taking place in Minneapolis, Columbus, and other US cities resulting from the death of George Floyd while in custody of local law enforcement.

About 150 people attended a vigil in downtown Delaware on Friday night in support of Floyd. More…

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Delaware

Jack Florance Pool Closed For Season

28 May , 2020  

In a Facebook post this week, the City of Delaware announced that Jack Florance Pool will remain closed for the 2020 season.

The decision to keep the pool closed this summer was not a decision made lightly or in haste. It was based on a number of factors, including very strict federal, state and local guidelines; economic feasibility; and restrictions on pool operations, including the requirement that social distancing be observed in the water. More…

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Business, Delaware

Downtown Delaware Businesses Urgently Need Your Support

21 May , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

There’s a clear message right now going out to all in the Delaware community:

Downtown Delaware needs you.

The merchants, professional businesses, restaurants and bars, and other Downtown Delaware operations, already hit by the COVID-19 restrictions that saw many shutter their doors for weeks, are now facing the aftermath of flooding that has caused property damage and loss.

Main Street Delaware is spearheading a response to this double-whammy in two ways. More…

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Delaware

Delaware’s COVID-19 Financial Impact Slowly Beginning To Emerge

15 May , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

The unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the uncertainty of the economy in times such as these, makes it difficult to create precise financial predictions.

Nevertheless, as the pandemic has now had several weeks of impact, members of Delaware City Council’s Finance Committee received some indications at their meeting on Wednesday about the possible impact on City finances, at least as of the end of April.

Finance Director Justin Nahvi reviewed the City’s major funds for the Committee. In each, he shared observations on what those numbers indicate in terms of impact. More…

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