City Of Delaware Receives Ohio Auditor Award With Distinction

13 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Good record keeping has qualified the City of Delaware for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction for its 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

This award is presented for excellence in financial reporting and compliance with all applicable laws for the fiscal year ended in 2019.

“Your exemplary reporting serves as the standard for clean, accountable government, representing the highest level of service to Ohioans,” Auditor Keith Faber said. More…



Affordable Housing Project Highlights Council Agenda

9 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Three public hearings are part of the agenda for Delaware City Council as it holds its first regular meeting of the year.

Of those, two deal with a proposed residential development while the third involves a requested alley vacation.

Delaware City Schools has requested the vacation of an alley at Conger Elementary School. This change would be part of plans to construct additional classrooms at the facility, and to change the location for parking. More…

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‘Unusual Circumstances’ Cause Developer To Seek Planning Delay

6 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Processes used by local governments often include safety valves that cover unanticipated events and occurrences.

Such a set of circumstances will be before the City of Delaware Planning Commission on Wednesday as Grden LLC has asked for an extension until January 31, 2023 for a Final Development Plat and Final Development Plan for Winterbrook Place Phase I (NOTE – Submitted documents also refer to the development as Winterbrooke Place).

The development would include 66 single family lots on approximately 30 acres on Winterbourne Drive, Sienna Glenn Drive, Mahogany Drive, Gardenia Land and Silver Pine Lane. More…

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Delaware City Council Talks Virtual Meetings During A Virtual Meeting

5 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

What better way to discuss all things virtual than to do so during a virtual meeting?

Delaware City Council met online on Monday evening to consider a handful of matters related to this topic, largely led by new City Attorney Natalia Harris.

Harris began the meeting by presenting an overview to Council on Ohio’s Sunshine Law, which includes both laws concerning public records and also open meetings.

The primary focus, Harris said, was to look at public records laws in the context of digital communication and specifically on how those rules apply in the area of social media — what can constitute a public record; benefits and risks of elected officials engaging online; the gray areas between private and public accounts, etc.. More…

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Delaware, History/Tourism

Landmarks Of Delaware County: The Delaware Post Office Building

24 Nov , 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…



November Busy Month For Parks, Paths, And Play Areas

20 Nov , 2020  

November has been a busy month for City of Delaware parks and natural resources projects.

A trail loop at Boulder Park, the City’s newest park at the corner of Houk Road and the Boulder Drive extension, is complete and open for users. The trail is just under one mile in length and curves through woods and a field meadow. The surface is a combination of asphalt, crushed stone and a grass section. The grass section in the northwest corner of the park was left that way for a potential future wetland/pond feature

A more permanent trail section would be extended into the wetland/pond area to add some diversity to the trail. More…



New Year, New City Hall

15 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware, City of Delaware news release

City officials in Delaware are looking forward to starting the new year in newly renovated space.

City Hall renovation progress continues, literally, from the ground up. Work on the 83-year-old municipal building’s basement and first floor spaces is close to completion, while the second-floor makeover commenced this month.

The project began in July to coincide with the building already being closed to public access because of the pandemic. The work is expected to be complete in late January 2021, about five weeks later than planned because of pandemic-related delays. More…

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Unexpectedly Awesome: Delaware Named On Another National List

5 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Yes, your mind is telling you. You know that Delaware County not only has wonderful amenities, but has unique location advantages that highlight its quality of life.

Others tend to notice that as well.

Take, for instance, which recently published a list of 30 “Unexpectedly awesome places to retire across America.”

Included among them was the city of Delaware. More…

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Delaware Again Ranked A “Best Place to Live” By Money Magazine

3 Nov , 2020  

Money Magazine has named the City of Delaware to its 2020 list of the Best Places to Live in America, ranking Delaware at No. 32 overall.

Delaware was the only ranked city in Central Ohio, and one of only two in the entire state, with Mason coming in at No. 21. This is the second time that Delaware has been ranked on this prestigious list, and it is the highest the City of Delaware has ever reached on the list. In 2017, Delaware was ranked No. 71 in the nation.

“We are honored that Money Magazine has again recognized Delaware as one of our nation’s best places to live,” Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle said. “To receive this honor in such a challenging year reminds me what community is about. It’s about neighbors working together, and it’s about caring for each other. We are a great place to live, work, play and raise a family, and I am truly blessed to serve as mayor for such a special community.” More…

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Delaware Council To Consider 2021 Budget In Work Session

31 Oct , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

On Monday night, Delaware City Council will hold a special Work Session to continue its consideration of the proposed 2021 budget submitted by City Manager Tom Homan. The first review was conducted in a public hearing held on October 26.

Just as other local governments are doing this time of the year, the City is considering the impact that business and related changes related to the pandemic have had on income, expenses, and the scope of City operations.

The meeting will take place at 6:30 PM and will be livestreamed on the City’s Facebook Page. More…



City Of Delaware Doing Bulk Item Collection

28 Oct , 2020  

Bulk item collection is offered by the City of Delaware for a fee.

The program is a way for City of Delaware residential refuse customers to periodically dispose of large bulky items that do not fit within weekly collection tip cart containers. Residents are able to schedule a pick-up for the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

The cost is $25 for up to three bulk items per stop. Payment options include exact amount, check or credit card. More…


Newest Section Of Glenn Parkway Opens

26 Oct , 2020