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Posted on: May 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Final schedule of Community Town Halls and budget updates announced


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Visit to view impact of proposed budget on individual property tax bills

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New Castle, DE – Community Town Halls and county budget updates continue across New Castle County on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Delaware State Police Troop 2 multipurpose room, 100 Lagrange Avenue, in Glasgow. No registrations are required. Each town hall features an informational presentation and a review of the County’s fiscal challenges, followed by a question and answer session and discussion about County priorities as work is under way to enact a balanced budget.

Following the March 27 release of his Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget, County Executive Matt Meyer hit the road with members of County Council for a series of Town Halls in every council district to discuss the budget plan with residents and get their input. The April 11 Community Town Hall is hosted by County Council member Dave Tackett. Additional Town Halls are scheduled for:

Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m. at Talleyville Memorial Hall, 2919 Concord Pike, Talleyville

Monday, April 30, 6 p.m. at New Castle County Gilliam Building, 77 Reads Way, New Castle

Tuesday, May 1, 6 p.m. at Delaware City Fire Hall, 815 5th Street, Delaware City

Wednesday, May 2, 6 p.m. at Stanton Middle School, 1800 Limestone Road, Wilmington

Thursday, May 3, 6 p.m. at Minquadale Fire Hall, 129 E. Hazeldell Ave., New Castle

Monday, May 14, 7 p.m. at Townsend Fire Hall, 107 Main Street, Townsend

Tuesday, May 15, 6 ,p.m. at Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Road, Newark

Thursday, May 17, 6 p.m. at Salesianum School, Longwood Lecture Hall, 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington

“Hundreds of residents attended our first Community Town Halls to learn about the budget challenges we were handed and our balanced budget proposal, the county's first in six years,” County Executive Meyer said. “Please attend our upcoming Town Halls and bring your questions. Visit and view the impact of our proposed budget on your individual property tax bill.”

Since 2013, New Castle County government has spent more than it has raised in revenue, and when the Meyer administration took office in 2017 it assumed over $70 million of additional expenditure commitments over the next ten years without the revenue to pay for them. Over the past year, the Administration reduced annual spending by over $6.1 million without reducing county services. The proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget includes more than $4 million in additional cost cutting, along with a state revenue package that has been presented to legislators in Dover and a modest county property tax increase. Balancing the budget through cuts alone would dramatically decrease police, paramedic and 911 services, as well as parks and libraries.

Learn more about the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 New Castle County budget by clicking HERE

Watch a video of the County Executive’s March 27 budget presentation by clicking HERE


Contact: Jason Miller, Director of Communications, 302-545-1462

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