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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Updated: CLNCC Debate Of UDC Revision Ordinances Set For 7PM October 20th In Christiana

Charles Stirk, President 

Amended Agenda:
Board Workshop To Debate Ordinances Revising the Unified Development Code

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
at 7:00 PM

Christiana Presbyterian Church 
15 North Old Baltimore Pike 
Christiana, DE 19702

Link to map -

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

2015 Membership Drive And Message From The President!

Membership drive and update from the President:
Join us today! 
Renew your membership!
  • Individual and non-profit organizations, $25
  • Business -
    • 99 employees or less, $25
    • More than 100 employees, $50 
    Click HERE for more information 
    • Mail your payment to:
      Civic League for NCC
      P.O. Box 5562
      Marshallton, DE 19808
    Or pay online HERE
TO: Members and Potential Members of the Civic League for New Castle County FROM: Charles C. Stirk, Jr., President

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Updated: Open Space Council Public Workshop For NCC Set For 5PM September 29th In The Brandywine Hundred Library

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Update: Draft of Standards and Criteria for State Resource Areas (SRAs)

In accordance with the Land Protection Act, 7 Del. C., Ch. 75, to be considered for inclusion in a map/listing of SRAs, land and/or water areas must exhibit one or more of the following:
  • Property that contains endangered, threatened, or ecologically significant species , Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) as defined in the Delaware Wildlife Action Plan , or natural ecosystems;
  • Property with a significant potential to support endangered, thre atened, or e cologically significant species, SGCN, or natural systems;
  • Property that is important because of its historical or cultural value or its proximity to an historically significant area;
  • Property that includes or enhances important wildlife habita t or migration corridors, as well as potential wildlife habitat or migration corridors;
  • Property with forest resources that are significant;
  • Property with wetlands, flood plains, or other lands necessary for the protection of water resources;
  • Property that contains significant or unique ecosystems, natural features, or geological features;
  • Property which is an inholding or contiguous to or nearby lands already preserved by federal, state, local, or other conservation agencies;
  • Property that will provide pu blic outdoor recreation;
  • Property that will allow natural systems or plants and animals to accommodate or adapt to climate change or other large - scale changes in ecosystem processes ; or
  • Property that would otherwise further or satisfy any of the purposes of the Act.

Homeowner Association Board Leader Development Workshop 8:30AM Saturday In New Castle

From the Common Interest Community Ombudsman

Board Leader Development Workshop
Please join us on September 26, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, for a workshop for HOA board members and residents.  The information will be helpful whether you live in a condominium, a deed restricted subdivision, or a cooperative, if you have a mandatory annual assessment to support your community’s common areas.
The Delaware Department of Justice, Common Interest Community Ombudsman, and the Community Associations Institute are teaming up for this workshop.  It is the first workshop offering in Delaware for both.  A specially reduced fee is offered because of a generous donation.  The fee covers the cost of food, a book and other materials available to attendees.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Joint Civic Meeting Tonight: Presentation On CVS Deed Restriction Amendment - 7PM Old Millcreek Fire Hall

(News Journal image)

Joint Meeting tonight of the Pike Creek Valley Civic League, Millcreek Limestone Civic Alliance and the Civic League for NCC.

Thursday Sept. 17, 7:00 PM at the Mill Creek Fire Company OLD Fire Hall. The red brick one at 3902 Kirkwood Highway. 

Topic: There will be a presentation on the proposed CVS Deed Restriction Amendment for Whiteman's Garage. 

Bill Dunn's giving a Power Point presentation with a number of slides covering: "Public vs. Private Deed Restrictions, modifying or lifting deed restrictions, Traffic Study requirements based on building size and CR zoning, what power a community holds with the Deed Restrictions in place and the process CVS will have go thorough to get Council to vote on changes, just to name a few".

Tonight's meeting will serve to better prepare and organize a unified community resistance against this proposal when it comes before the NCC Planning Board on October 6th ~

NCC Planning Board Public Hearing
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Multi-Purpose Room Gilliam Building
77 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 10720 
App. 2015-0505-D.  West side Paper Mill Road (SR 72), north side Corner Ketch Road.  To Amend a Declaration of Restrictions dated April 28, 1998 by Gladys W. LaFountain/Dempsey Corporation in association with a rezoning from NC21 (Neighborhood Conservation) to CR (Commercial Regional) by Ordinance 97-173.  The proposed amendment will expand Paragraph 1 of the declaration by adding drug store and pharmacy to the list of permitted uses on the premises.  CR (Commercial Regional) zoning district. CD 3.


Monday, September 7, 2015

UDC Revision Presentation By DLU - CLNCC Monthly Meeting Set For 7PM September 15th

Charles Stirk, President 

Guest Speaker  
NCC Department of Land Use
UDC Revision Update 

Annual Meeting and Election of Officers 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
at 7:00 PM

New Location:

Christiana United Methodist Church

21 West Main Street, Christiana, DE
Enter at door number 7

CLNCC's September program will be a presentation by the NCC Department of Land Use to talk to us about revisions they're planning to make to the Unified Development Code. Link HERE to view related items DLU has posted online

We've asked for a very detailed discussion - basically a look at the draft of the text amendment ordinances, now planned for introduction at the September 29th regular meeting of New Castle County Council.

See CLNCC predictions and questions from the community about the UDC Revision Economic Empowerment Districts HERE.

See meeting details HERE.