City of Harrington
Annual Report to the Electors of the City
The Mayor and Council of the City of Harrington will present the Annual Report to the Electors of the City concerning the business of the City for the past year and plans for upcoming improvements at the City Council Organizational Meeting. The Organizational Meeting will be held at City Hall, 106 Dorman Street, immediately following the Swearing In Ceremony, which begins at 6:00 pm on June 3, 2013. Any questions can be directed to the Clerk of Council, Kelly Blanchies, at (302) 398-4476.
The results of the May 7, 2013 are as follows:
Harrington’s Farmers’ Market will be opening this Saturday, May 4, at 9 am. Free strawberry treats will be served by the Girl Scouts.
The market will be on on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm through September 28 in the downtown lot on Commerce Street (next to Happy Tails).
The farmers’ market is a great way to enjoy fresh produce and products while supporting local businesses and farmers. Stop by on Saturday and see all that the Harrington Farmers’ Market has to offer!
The topics discussed in this issue of Hello Harrington are Water and Wastewater Revenue, 45 Clark Street, Proposed Infrastructure Projects, Water Meter Installation and Usage Based Billing, and Development and Growth. Click Hello Harrington for April 2013 to read the full text.
Preliminary Flood Plain Maps are available at City Hall for viewing. Ask at the front counter if you would like to view it. The maps can also be viewed online at http://maps.riskmap3.com/DE/Kent.
The Community Cats program in Harrington has been a success. So far, 256 cats from 25 locations have been spayed/neutered and vacinated. Visit the Community Cats TNR Program page for more information on what the program is and how it works.
History of the Program
There are an estimated 600 free-roaming cats in Harrington. Concerned citizens brought the issue to the City, and the Humane Society proposed a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program, which has been proven to be an effective long term strategy to manage feral cats. The City of Harrington updated the ”Animals” chapter in the City’s Code to allow for the TNR program. Volunteers from the community formed the City Cat Crew to organize the TNR program and run trapping efforts. Delaware SPCA secured a grant from Petsmart Charities to cover the cost of spaying/neutering and vacinating the cats.
Your Help is Needed
The program still needs your help to reach the goal of spaying/neutering and vacinating 600 cats. There are several ways to help:
- Report areas that have free-roaming cats so that they can be included in the Community Cats program. Call Tom Carroll, Code Enforcement Officer, at 398-4428.
- Know someone that feeds feral cats? Talk to them about the program or let us know who they are so that program volunteers can discuss the program with them. This program improves the health of the cats, while reducing nuisance behaviors, and relies on caretakers to monitor cat colonies once the cats have been neutered and vacinated.
- Donations are needed to keep the program running. Food, such as tuna in oil and sardines in oil, are especially needed in order to bait traps. Monetary and non-monetary donations are accepted at City Hall, 106 Dorman Street.
- Volunteers are needed for various jobs. Any help is appreciated! Contact Tom Carroll, Code Enforcement Officer, at 398-4428 to volunteer.
A Public Hearing will be held for comments on the 2013 Final Draft of the City of Harrington’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan on April 17, 2013 at 6:30 pm at Harrington City Hall, 106 Dorman Street, Harrington, DE. The public comment period will remain open until 4:00 pm on May 30, 2013. Written comments are being accepted by the Clerk of Council in City Hall. The Plan can be viewed at City Hall located at 106 Dorman Street or the Harrington Public Library at 110 E. Center Street. The Plan is also available on the City’s website, http://harrington.delware.gov (click here). Contact Clerk of Council Kelly Blanchies with questions at (302) 398-4476.
Harrington’s Farmers’ Market will be back again starting in May! The market will be open from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays from May 4 to September 28 in the downtown lot on Commerce Street (next to Happy Tails).
Are you interested in being a vendor at Harrington’s Farmers’ Market? Please complete the vendor application and return it to Harrington City Hall, 106 Dorman St, Harrington, DE 19952. The market is especially in need of home made items like breads, cheeses, jams & jellies, and baked goods.
There will be also opportunities for civic organizations to hold fundraising events.
Please contact the Farmers’ Market Manager, Jim Cooper, at 398-8188 for more information or with any questions.