News & Notices:

Downtown Development District

On August 10, 2016, Governor Jack Markell announced the City of Harrington’s designation as a Downtown Development District (DDD). Qualified investors in the designated District will be eligible for a variety of incentives from the State of Delaware, Kent County, and the City of Harrington. Grant rebates of up to 20% of construction costs from the State of Delaware for qualifying projects over $15,000 are available, […]


Mayor’s Corner – Water System Improvements Referendum

I am writing this note to the citizens of Harrington to ask for your support in the upcoming referendum on funding water system improvements. The importance of this cannot be understated. In the last three years, we have completed much needed repairs and improvements to the sewer system. The water system is also in need of repairs and updating for increased quality and safety. We […]


Maintaining Infrastructure: The Story of a Water Leak

Yesterday (September 15), you may have seen Harrington’s Public Works’ crew working on the shoulder of DuPont Highway in front of Liberty Plaza. They were there to fix a water leak, and it took all day. We are going to use this real world example to better understand both the importance of infrastructure maintenance and the upcoming referendum on water projects. Repairing the Leak On […]


Trash Collection Reminders

This is a friendly reminder that the following rules regarding trash collection must be followed: All garbage containers must be placed for collection between 3 pm the day before and 6 am the day of collection If possible, please do not block sidewalks with garbage containers All garbage containers must be removed from the collection area by 11:59 pm the day it has been emptied […]


New Council Members Sworn In

On June 6, 2016, two new Council Members assumed their positions on Harrington’s City Council. Representing District 1 is Robert Dean Helsel, and representing District 3 is Micah Parker. Appointed on June 6 to fill the vacant District 5 seat and sworn in on June 27, 2016, Charles W. Baugher, Jr. has also joined the City Council.    


Thank you to Rep. Outten for Hanley Street Repair Funding

The City of Harrington would like to thank Representative Bobby Outten for Community Transportation Funds in the amount of $85,630 for repairs to Hanley Street.


2016 Annual Report to the Electors of the City

The Annual Report to the Electors of the City was presented by Mayor Anthony R. Moyer on June 6, 2016. It is my honor to give the State of the City address and to welcome Mr. Helsel and Mr. Parker. I would like to thank them, as well as the rest of Council, for their service and dedication to the people of this City. I […]


Harrington Enacts Juvenile Curfew

After much debate, a town hall meeting, and 2 public hearings, the Harrington City Council adopted a curfew for juveniles. Please review the entire Ordinance 16-03 for detailed information on the new curfew. Some of the highlights include the following: The curfew applies to juveniles 16 years old and younger The hours of the curfew are 10:00 pm to 6:00 a.m. There are several exceptions to the […]


2016 Municipal Election Results

District 3 Election results are as follows: Micah Parker     23 Ethan Simpson  16 Election Certification – District 3 There was no voting in District 1, because there was only one candidate, Robert Dean Helsel.


Property Maintenance – Common Code Violations

Check your property for easy ways to beautify your home and avoid Property Maintenance Code violations: Grass kept at 6” or less (more information about grass cutting and yard waste) Trash cans should not be visible from the street Sidewalks should be free of debris and weeds Peeling paint should be removed and repainted Broken windows should be repaired Indoor furniture cannot be placed outside […]