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, November 20, 2014

CLNCC To Co-Sponsor DelCOG's 2014 Elected Officials Reception 5:30PM December 1st In Wilmington

Update: yes, it is confirmed that all are welcome Monday night - no prior RSVP will be necessary so come on out!

The Civic League for New Castle County will be a co-sponsor of this year's event! RSVP is due today but I'm sure people will still be welcome at the door. I am checking with John Flaherty on that today.

Delaware Coalition for Open Government

invites you to attend the . . .

2014 Elected Officials Reception

Ed Oliver Golf Club
800 North DuPont Road
Wilmington, Delaware

Monday, December 1, 2014

5:30 – 8 p.m.

Open to the public
Hors d’oeuvres  ~  Cash bar
Nominal charge: $3.00 at the door

All State, County and Municipal officials will be invited
 to attend this “meet and greet” with the public. 

If you wish to attend this years event, please let us know by November 20 
at jdf0000@aol.com   Thank you
Keeping government accessible . . . and accountable

Monday, November 17, 2014

Proposed NCC Traditional Neighborhood Housing Program To Replace Workforce Housing Legislation

The CLNCC will be discussing a Resolution in opposition to the proposed Traditional Neighborhood Housing Program ordinance as written at our meeting Tuesday night in New Castle. You can read the comments in the CLNCC newsletter November 2014 County Comments 

There is more information posted on the Delaware Way HERE.

And two meetings of interest this week:

At 9AM Tuesday ~
NCC Planning Board Business meeting 9AM Tuesday
New Castle Room Department of Land Use
87 Reads Way
New Castle Corporate Commons

New Castle, DE 19720

2014-0606-T.  To Revise Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code – UDC), Article 7 (Transfer of Development Rights and Other Incentives and Bonuses) and Article 33 (Definitions) Regarding Elimination of the Current Workforce Housing Regulations.  Ord. 14-108 is a text amendment that will eliminate the current workforce housing regulations.  County Council sponsor: Penrose Hollins. 
2014-0607-T.  To Amend Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code – UDC), Article 7 (Transfer of Development Rights and Other Incentives and Bonuses) Regarding the Creation of a Traditional Neighborhood Housing Program.  Ord. 14-109 is a text amendment that will create a new traditional neighborhood housing program.  County Council Sponsor: Penrose Hollins.

And 7PM Wednesday ~ Housing Legislation and Transportation proposals discussed

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 PM
850 Library Avenue, Suite 100, Newark
The League of Women Voters of New Castle County is hosting the double bill event described below. This event is an opportunity to give voice to your experience in accessing adequate transportation and moderately-priced housing and how your options could be improved. The experience you bring and your comments are important elements in tailoring transportation and moderately-priced housing planning now being proposed.

New legislation is being proposed to increase the supply of Moderately Priced Housing. Presentation of proposal by New Castle County Land Use Department General Manager Eileen Fogarty and County Councilman Penrose Hollins; comments and questions from the public to follow.

WILMAPCO is seeking your feedback on the draft of its 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. WILMAPCO's Heather Dunigan will present the plan; comments and questions from the public will follow.

No advance registration needed.
For directions call WILMAPCO at 302-737-6205 during business hours.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Pike Creek Golfcourse V. NCC On Deed Restrictions

Good news from Tim Sheldon today! This victory in the courts is welcome news for communities protected with deed restrictions. 

Good morning Concerned Citizens,
On November 12, 2014, the Pike Creek Golf Course (formerly Three Little Bakers Country Club) case went before the Delaware Supreme Court after the owners of the golf course filed an appeal following the Superior Court’s ruling.  The case involved the proposed development of the golf course and the property formerly known as The Three Little Bakers. 
Yesterday the County received the ruling.  Our office is pleased to announce that the Delaware Supreme Court is in complete agreement with Delaware Superior Court’s opinion.  The County won the case which means the owners of the golf course must adhere to the deed restrictions that were signed between the Pike Creek landowners and the County in 1964 and 1969 which requires 130 acres of open space that could be used as a golf course. 
We would like to thank all County staff who worked vigorously on this case.  And a special thanks to County Executive Tom Gordon and former County Executives Chris Coons and Paul Clark.  Also, thank you to everyone for believing in us. 
Have a wonderful weekend.
Tim Sheldon
New Castle County Councilperson
9th District

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Attention: Civic groups of New Castle County
*this notice is from land use attorney Larry Tarabicos and the meeting has been organized by the applicant*
The owners and representatives of the proposed CVS invite you to attend a public meeting which has been organized to discuss the proposed construction of a CVS store on the property presently containing Whiteman’s Garage, located at the intersection of Corner Ketch Road and Paper Mill Road. The purpose of the meeting is to review the Plan for a neighborhood CVS store which has been discussed recently in local focus group meetings. We hope to gather information from the community about this proposal
Where: The Independence School  Multipurpose Room 1300 Paper Mill Road 
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014  
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: Sophia Tarabicos
Tarabicos Grosso, LLP
One Corporate Commons
100 West Commons Boulevard
Suite 415
New Castle, DE  19720
W: 302-757-7808

Monday, November 10, 2014

CLNCC Monthly Meeting Set For 7PM November 18th In New Castle

The Civic League for New Castle County's November monthly meeting will conduct General Business with a presentation by WILMAPCO.

7PM - Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Paul J. Sweeney Public Safety Building
3601 N. DuPont Highway New Castle, DE 19720