Welcome to the Town of Elsmere, DE

Welcome, the Town of Elsmere is proud to present this website for our residents and all of those who visit. Our motto is “A Wonderful Place to Live.” We are proud of our history, our government, and our community.With a small town ambiance and big city convenience, Elsmere, is one of the best communities in New Castle County.

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10/27/17 – News Release – All Saints Catholic School “Serve-A-Thon”

On Friday, October 20th, All Saints Catholic School students volunteered 500 hours making PB&J sandwiches and blankets for the Emmanuel Dining Room, cleaning up Elsmere parks, reading to daycare children, entertaining Veterans at the Veteran’s Hospital (playing piano and cards), and making breakfast for the community.

Service is at the heart of our Catholic faith,” said Dr.

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10/13/17 – Bark Park Reopens

Town’s Dog Park Reopens

At 8:15 this morning October 13, 2017 the Town of Elsmere Bark Park reopened.  The park had been closed for approximately one month while the Town investigated concerns over the pesticide that was used at the park from one of our citizens.

The Town reached out to the State of Delaware Department of Agriculture for assistance in determining what the results of testing collected by our citizen actually meant. 

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9/7/17 – Elsmere Bark Park Closure

Bark Park Closure Memo

FROM:       John Giles, Town Manager

DATE:        September 7, 2017

RE:             Elsmere Bark Park



Due to a complaint made by one of our citizens alleging there may be harmful chemicals in the park,

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8/25/17 – Hurricane Preparedness Information

It’s that time of year..

The Town of Elsmere has provided some great tips on Hurricane Preparedness for your reference.

Please follow the attached links for more information.

Hurricane Preparedness

Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Checklist

Pet Preparedness Tips

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8/7/17 – Yellow Yard Waste Containers


As mentioned in our monthly message and on our website, Waste Management has issued yellow yard waste containers to all homes within the Town of Elsmere.

This can is to be used for yard waste only, this includes items such as grass clippings,

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6/27/17: Elsmere Police News Release “Coffee For Cops”

FROM: Chief Giles
DATE: June 27, 2017
REF:  “Coffee For Cops”

Today (6/27/17) Natalie Vandzura and her mom, Carri stopped by the police station to give us $5 gift cards from WAWA and Dunkin Donuts.

After Cpl. Ballard’s death Natalie told her mom she wanted to do something for police officers to show how much she appreciates what they do for the communities they serve.

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6/14/17: Mosquito Fogging (This Week)

Please see the attached link for information from the State of Delaware (DNREC) for annual mosquito fogging that will occur in the Town of Elsmere this week.

Delaware Mosquito Control Section

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5/8/17: Local Government Access Channel

The Town of Elsmere is proud to present our Local Government Access Channel. This channel provides informational videos, Town-wide event notifications and also emergency announcements.

At this time the Government Access Channel is available to Comcast Customers on Channel 966, and to Verizon FIOS Customers on Channel 31.

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05/01/17: DelDOT Route 100 Bridge Repair, Current Information

Please follow the link below to DelDOT’s website for the most up to date information regarding the Route 100 bridge repair.


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(302) STOPPIT Water Pollution Hotline

New Castle County Partners with City and State to Launch
(302) STOPPIT Water Pollution Hotline
The Double P means “Prevent Pollution”


(New Castle, Delaware) New Castle County, the City of Wilmington, and the Delaware Department of Transportation announced today that they have launched the (302) STOPPIT water pollution hotline for residents to report pollution going into or coming out of the storm sewer system.

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