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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Holiday Notices From The City Of Delaware

26 Dec , 2020  

Updated with additional information.

Christmas Office Hours and Collections

City of Delaware offices close at noon Thursday, December 24 and remain closed Friday, December 25. Refuse will be collected Thursday, and Friday’s refuse will be collected on Saturday. Questions concerning collections can be directed to the Customer Service Request Line at 740-203-1810 or

Additional Bags of Refuse Collected December 28-January 2

For December 28- January 2, additional non-tagged bags of refuse placed outside of the tipcarts will be collected at curbside. More…


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City Of Delaware Leaf, Yard Waste Collection Continues Through December 14

25 Nov , 2020  

This week, the City of Delaware shared a reminder that residents check that nearby gutters and drains are free of leaves and debris so the storm drains can do their job.

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. Our curbside crews will be collecting bagged leaves or those in bins through the week of December 14.

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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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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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…

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Delaware Council To Consider Development, Capital Improvements, And CARES Measures

12 Oct , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

It’s a good thing that the length of meetings are not always measured by how long the agenda is that goes with them. If they were, Delaware City Council would need to bring their sleeping bags with them on Monday night.

At 7PM Delaware City Council will be considering several measures in its regular meeting. The Council packet which accompanies those pieces of legislation has a whopping 276 pages of information.

Included are approval of a Preliminary Subdivision Plat for Rutherford Acres and Troy Acres considered recently by the Planning Commission, Our story on that proposal can be accessed here: More…

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