About Us

Founded in 1962, the Civic League For New Castle County is an organization comprised of community civic associations, umbrella civic groups, good government groups, businesses, and interested individuals. The League provides a forum for education about, discussion of, and action on issues relating to the impact of government on the quality of life in New Castle County

Thursday, September 13, 2018

NCC: Level of Service (LOS) Forum 6-8PM October 1st In New Castle - RSVP By September 28th

Level of Service (LOS) Forum - New Castle County Dept. of Land Use
6 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 1st
NCC Gilliam Building
Multi Purpose Conference Room
67 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720

Please join us for the third public meeting regarding transportation regulations. 
The Department, with input from transportation experts, the community and DelDOT have been examining how travel capacity is reviewed and how its guidelines and regulations are applied. 
Reviewing these regulations to ensure community character and direct economic growth have been central themes of this discussion.  
We will continue the dialog with a focus on transportation improvement districts, their value as an economic tool, and the community safeguards that would accompany a defined geographical area. 
All are welcome, but are asked to register via Eventbrite by 4pm on September 28, 2018.

CLNCC Monthly Meeting: 7 PM Tuesday September 18th In Christiana

Civic League for New Castle County
Monthly Meeting

7 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2108

Christiana Presbyterian Church, 
15 N. Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana, DE 19702

Help us plan an appeal to the 149th General Assembly for a remedy for the disjointed NCC-DelDOT approach to Traffic Impact Scoping for land use applications. 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Updated: 2018 New Castle County Council Democratic Primary Forum Is Next Thursday, 6:30PM At The Mill Creek Fire Hall!


View the forum on facebook at the link HERE

Network Delaware:

1st NCC Council Democratic Primary Forum: Candidates Present Their Visions

The 2018 New Castle County Council Democratic Primary Forum will focus on the Democratic primary races.  

The forum will be an hour and a half with candidates sharing the podium for Q and A via written questions from co-sponsors and then from the general public.   

Half the candidates have accepted invitations.  
President of the Civic League for New Castle Council Nancy Willing said members were eager to hear from council's incumbents and challengers on quality of life issues for residents.  

She added "I will be interested in the candidates' thoughts on potential new revenue streams in lieu of further tax increases and what council should be doing to address land use-related traffic congestion in light of high-density residential development plans in the works for so many northern county golf courses." 

Who: New Castle County Civic League and Network Delaware 

What: New Castle County Council Primary Forum 

When: Thursday, August 23rd from 6:30pm to 8pm 

Where: Mill Creek Fire Company's Chambers Memorial Hall located at 3900 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808. 

Why: To encourage discussion of the role New Castle County Council can play in improving the lives of its constituents

Monday, July 9, 2018

Master Plan Public Information Session For Concord Pike (US 202) Corridor, 6-8PM Wednesday, July 25th In Talleyville

The Civic League for NCC and CCOBH civic umbrella group members should be on top of this issue because this part of New Castle County has to deal with two massive development plans right now: the already-approved Columbia Place and the hoped-for Capano rezoning of the Brandywine Country Club along with the Concord Plaza mixed use plan.

New Castle County Department of Land Use:
New Castle County Department of Land Use, DelDOT, and WILMAPCO are beginning a Master Plan for the Concord Pike (US 202) Corridor, encompassing an area between the City of Wilmington and the Pennsylvania state line. Join us for a Public Information Session on 7/25/18 at Talleyville Fire Company to learn more.

WILMAPCO: Concord Pike Corridor Master Plan Public Information Session

The Master Plan will provide a 20-year vision that identifies cohesive land use and transportation strategies to ensure that Concord Pike will continue to be a safe, accessible and economically thriving place for all. Don't miss the chance to influence the vision for the 202 Corridor for the next 20 years.
SEE: Brewing battle over country club redevelopment

Friday, June 15, 2018

Tell Your State Rep. To Vote YES On HB 456 To Ban The Use Of Lead-Based Paint On Outdoor Structures

Sarah Bucic and Amy Roe have been working on a bill that would ban the use of lead-based paint on outdoor structures.  Lead paint was banned nationwide for residential use in 1978, but it is still legal to use on outdoor structures.  Lead paint can be found on water towers, bridges, fire hydrants and playground equipment. 
They are very excited to announce that HB 456, which is sponsored by Rep. Jaques and Senator Hansen, passed the House Health and Human Development Committee on Wednesday, June 13.  We could have a vote by the House as early as Tuesday, June 19.  http://legis.delaware.gov/BillDetail?legislationId=26820 
Sarah and Amy have put together a list of 25 target Representatives who have not yet said that they support HB 456.  Their emails are listed at the bottom of this email. 
It would be a great help if you could take a few minutes to email each of these Representatives before Tuesday and ask them to vote YES on HB 456. 
If one of these Representatives happens to be your Rep., it would great to include that fact in your email. 
Lead paint talking points:
  • Lead is very dangerous to public health.  It is a neurotoxin and there is no safe level of exposure to lead.
  • Because lead can hinder brain development, exposure is especially dangerous for children
  • When lead paint chips, it creates dust, which when inhaled or ingested, can cause lead poisoning.
  • The half life of lead in human bone is 27 years and becomes mobilized during pregnancy, so girls who are exposed to lead as children can pass their lead poisoning on to their own children when they grow up and become pregnant.
  • Many outdoor structures are located extremely close to homes, parks and schools, where any dust from flaking paint can easily be inhaled or ingested by our kids.
  • Delaware should provide the same level of protection for Delaware kids from lead in outdoor paint as we have in place for residential paint.
For anyone who wants more information, click on the link  below for a journal article published in 2015 in Frontiers in Public Health* about the need to ban lead in outdoor paint.

 Time to Ban Lead in Industrial Paints and Coatings - NCBI - NIH

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Civic League For New Castle County Monthly Meeting - 7PM Tuesday, June 19th

Civic League for New Castle County 
7 - 9 p.m. 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Christiana Presbyterian Church 
15 North Old Baltimore Pike 
Christiana, DE 19702 

Call for nomination and 
Election of Directors 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Civic League For New Castle County Annual Meeting: 7PM Tuesday, May 15th In Christiana

Civic League For New Castle County Annual Meeting 

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 
Time:   7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Guests:  Delaware Treasurer Ken Simple  - NCC Councilman Tim Sheldon 
Location: Christiana Presbyterian Church
15 North Old Baltimore Pike
Christiana, DE 19702
Meeting Information- Speakers 
We are pleased to announce that two current elected officials will be presenting on issues important to our communities. 
State Treasurer Ken Simpler will be presenting on the state of our finances, sharing different initiatives he is involved in, and taking your questions. 
County Councilman Tim Sheldon will be presenting on the status of delinquent sewer tax bills, and how it is affecting the fiscal year 2019 budget.  

CLNCC - Call for Nominations of Officers

Dear Members of the CLNCC,  
The time has arrived to nominate officers for the next term of the Civic League for New Castle County.   
The Civic League officers consist of a president, 3 vice presidents, treasurer, and secretary.   
The election will occur at the next board meeting on May 15, 2018.   Please forward any nominations to the nominating committee at:  heeltoetoe@gmail.com.  
Frances West and Nick Wasileski
Nominating Committee 

Read the County Comments newsletters HERE 
Become a CLNCC member HERE

CLNCC Contact Info  
President Jordyn Pusey President@CivicLeagueforNCC.Org (302) 388-1101 
Vice President Bill Dunn bill_done@msn.com (302) 994-9334  
Vice President Nancy Willing nancyvwilling@yahoo.com (302) 294-1939 
Treasurer Scot Sauer treasurer@civicleagueforncc.org (302) 996-9075 
Secretary Barry Shotwell cnb.shotwell@yahoo.com (302) 584-2242

Friday, April 13, 2018

CLNCC Monthly Meeting Set For 7PM Tuesday In Christiana

Civic League For New Castle County

April Meeting

Date: Tuesday April 17th , 2018  
Time:   7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Guest Speakers:  
  • Eileen Butler, Natural Areas Program Manager, DNREC  
  • RJ Miles, Vice President, CCOBH 
  • Matthew Morris, Claymont Revitalization Project
Location: Christiana Presbyterian Church
15 North Old Baltimore PikeChristiana, DE 19702
Community Alert  --  Transportation Improvement Districts
By: Tom Dewson 
In a recent forum on traffic requirements related to new development, there was discussion about the "benefits" of Transportation Improvement Districts (TIDs). Citizens need to be watchful. Typically, a traffic impact study (TIS) looks at an individual development project and its impact on nearbyroads. TIDs, on the other hand, look more broadly. They consider all land use plans and traffic impacts within a defined geographic area. 
Conceptually, TIDs – properly constructed --may be appropriate in selected situations. As is usually the case, though, the devil is in the details. 
When DelDOT was changing their regulations (re traffic studies and TIDs) in late 2012, major civic organizations wrote to DelDOT to express their serious concerns with TIDs. We made the points that 
1. The TID Infrastructure Program is Fundamentally Flawed. As proposed, developers would pay an assessment to DelDOTand then be free to proceed with development. This sets up a situation where developers can pay pennies on the dollar for improvements, the improvements never get made, and the public is left with a traffic nightmare that the taxpayer ends up eventually funding out of our own pockets. 
There needs to be Direct Linkage – needed improvements are identified up front, and developers make (and fully pay for) the required upgrades concurrent with the build-out of their projects. DelDOT can apportion the work across the responsible parties, but the developers must fully fund and implement the work as a condition of occupancy. This is the only way to protect the public. 
2. The TID Default Contribution Formula is a Major Subsidy to the Developers. As proposed, in situations in which a TID exists and no formula for developer contributions has been defined, the default formula for contributions is proposed to be based on % of total traffic (vs % of increased traffic). By definition, this math shifts a large portion of the cost of needed upgrades to the taxpayer, a major subsidy for the developers. 
In most situations in northern New Castle County, traditional Traffic Impact Studies – properlydefined and implemented – may be the best approach. In those (selected) situations where TIDs may be appropriate, the TIDs must be constructed such that needed improvements are fully funded by the developers and implemented concurrent with the build-out of their projects. 

May Annual Meeting Speakers 
We are pleased to announce that two current elected officials will be presenting on issues important to our


State Treasurer Ken Simpler will be presenting on the state of our finances, sharing different initiatives he

is involved in, and taking your questions. 

County Councilman Tim Sheldon will be presenting on the status of delinquent sewer tax bills, and how it

is affecting the fiscal year 2019 budget.