The City of Harrington through the Kent County Levy Court is looking for participants for a housing repair program. Funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) are used to make necessary repairs to owner occupied houses for homeowners with low to moderate incomes. CDBG Income Limits effective March 2015. For more information or to apply, call Kent County Planning Services at 744-2480.
Cities make sure residents receive the services essential to a good quality of life. Many of these services are so much a part of our daily lives and are so dependable, that we rarely give them a second thought. Whether directly or through partnerships, cities are responsible for make sure residents can rely upon: Clean drinking water Sewer systems and water treatment processes Trash collection and […]
1.) Valuable items, such as televisions, stereos, and computers should be inscribed with an identifying number unique to its owner (do not use your entire social security number). 2.) Create an up-to-date home inventory including make, model, serial numbers, other detailed descriptions, and photographs of items of value (including jewelry). This inventory should be kept somewhere safe, out of the house. 3.) If possible leave […]
In 1780, Benjamin Clark, a descendant of the area’s first European settlers, built a home and tavern at the corner of what were then the Frederica and Milford roads. The tavern became a stop for stagecoaches; farmers came to exchange news and barter their goods. It was a logical place for a railroad stop when the Delaware Railroad put a junction there in 1856…
Collection of delinquent taxes The City of Harrington submits all accounts with unpaid balances one (1) year and a day past the due date to the City Solicitor for collections, as is stated in the City Charter, Section 15, Collection of Taxes. This means that taxes billed on July 1, 2014 and having a due date of October 31, 2014, may be sent to collections on November 1, 2015. In […]
Starting with the October billing, the City of Harrington will be billing water and sewer rates based on usage. All the water that passes through your water meter in the months of July, August, and September will appear on the October utility bill. If you would like to reduce the amount of gallons that you use and are billed for, check out our brochure of […]
As of January 1, 2011, yard waste is banned from being disposed of in Delaware landfills. Please do not mix grass, leaves, tree limbs, shrubs, or garden material with regular household garbage. Trash containers with any yard waste in them will not be collected. The trash hauler can be fined $500 for disposing of yard waste at the landfill. Residents of the City of Harrington […]