Pending Legislation - 2017 - Present

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Text Amendment Ordinances Referred to Department of Land Use Awaiting Return to Council

  • º22-073: To amend Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the “Unified Development Code”), Article 7 (“Transfer of Development Rights and other Incentives and Bonuses”) regarding housing in New Castle County. Introduced by: Mr. Hollins, Mr. Street, Mr. Tackett
  • º22-072: To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (also known as The Unified Development Code or “UDC”), regarding Article 3 (“Use Regulations”), Article 4 (“District Intensity and Bulk Standards”), Article 6 (“Sign Regulations”), Article 8 (“Nonconforming Situations”), Article 20 (“Subdivision and Land Development Design Principles”), Article 22 (“Drainage, Utilities, Septic Systems, Parking, Loading, and Lighting”), Article 23 (“Landscaping, Trees, Plant Maintenance, and Erosion and Sediment Control”), Article 31 (“Procedures and    Administration”), Article 33 (“Definitions”), Appendix 1 (“Application and Plan Requirements”), Appendix 2 (“Fees”), and to establish Article 18 (“Byway Protection”), and Appendix 8  (“Byway Area Resources”) regarding Byway Protection.  Introduced by: Ms. Durham, Mr. Carter, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. Hollins
  • º22-053: To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 6 (“Building Code”), Article 1 (“General”); Chapter 7 (“Property Maintenance Code”), Article 1 (“Standards For Property Maintenance”); and Chapter 40 (also known as The Unified Development Code or “UDC”) Article 8 (“Nonconforming Situations”), Article 30 (“County Council and Administrative Bodies”), and Article 31 (“Procedures and Administration”), regarding newspaper publication of notices. Introduced by: Mr. Tackett, Ms. Kilpatrick
  • º20-097- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (also known as The Unified Development Code or “UDC”), Regarding Article 2 (“Establishment of Zoning Districts”), Article 4 (“District Intensity and Bulk Standards”), Article 18 (“Byway Protection Overlay District”), Article 30 (“County Council and Administrative Bodies”), Article 31 (“Procedures and Administration”), Article 33 (“Definitions”), Appendix 1 (“Application and Plan Requirements”), Appendix 2 (“Fees”), Appendix 6 (“Miscellaneous Items”) and to establish Appendix 8 (“Byway Overlay Area Resources”).  Introduced by: Ms. Durham
  • 20-008- To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 ("Unified Development Code"), Article 3 ("Use Regulations") and Article 33 ("Definitions") Regarding Industrial Uses.  Introduced by: Ms. Kilpatrick

Rezoning Ordinances Referred to Department of Land Use Awaiting Return To Council

  • °22-089: Revise Zoning Map: Brandywine Hundred, southern terminus of Granite Road; rezone 18.56 acres of Tax Parcel 06-136.00-028 from S (Suburban) to OR (Office Regional). Introduced by: Ms. Durham
  • °22-088: Revise Zoning Map: New Castle Hundred, south side of School Bell Road, north side of Pulaski Highway; rezone a portion of Tax Parcel 10-034.00-012, and all of Tax Parcel 10-034.00-013, 0.821 acres from NC6.5 (Neighborhood Conservation 6.5) to CR (Commercial Regional). Introduced by: Mr. Smiley
  • º21-008: Revise Zoning Map: New Castle Hundred, southeasterly corner of Christiana Road (DE Route 273) and DE Route 1 Northbound; 485 Christiana Road, 0.29+ acres of Tax Parcel 10-028.00-030 & 0.03+ acres of Tax Parcel 10-028.00-052, totaling 0.32 acres from ST (Suburban Transition) to ST (Suburban Transition) and H (Historic Overlay Zone) (The property owner is requesting the H (Historic Overlay Zone) for the subject parcels. 2019-0633- S/Z).  Introduced by: Mr. Woods
  • º20-131 (PDF): REVISE ZONING MAP: BRANDYWINE HUNDRED, SOUTHERN CORNER OF BARLEY MILL ROAD AND KENNETT PIKE INTERSECTION; 3510 KENNETT PIKE, TAX PARCEL 07-030.01-007, 2.88 ACRES FROM S (SUBURBAN) TO S (SUBURBAN) AND H (HISTORIC OVERLAY ZONE) (The property owner is requesting the H (Historic) Overlay Zone for the subject parcel. 2020-0617 R/Z.) Introduced by: Ms. Durham
  • º20-111 (PDF) - REVISE ZONING MAP: BRANDYWINE HUNDRED, NORTH SIDE OF MOUNT LEBANON ROAD, EAST OF SEVERN ROAD; 501 MOUNT LEBANON ROAD, TAX PARCEL NO. 06-064.00-030, 1.13 ACRES FROM NC15 (NEIGHBORHOOD CONSERVATION) TO NC15 AND H (HISTORIC) OVERLAY ZONE (The property owner is requesting the H (Historic) Overlay Zone for the subject parcel. 2019-0709 R/Z). Introduced by: Ms. Durham

Ordinances Referred to Boards & Commissions Awaiting Return to Council

  • 18-013 (PDF) - To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 ("Administration") Article 4 (Boards, Committees and Commissions") Division 2.04.100 ("Ethics Commission"), Section 2.04.103 ("Investigations") to Deter Frivolous Complaints.
  • 18-012 (PDF) - To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 ("Administration"), Article 4 ("Boards, Committees and Commissions"), Division 2.04.100 ("Ethics Commission"), Section 2.04.103 ("Investigations") to Ensure Proper Notification.
  • 18-011 (PDF) - Amending Section 2.04.103 L (Confidentiality) of the New Castle County Ethics Code to Allow the Same Free Speech Rights Afforded the Complainant to the Subject of the Complaint.
  • 18-010 (PDF) - Amending Section 2.04.103 A (Complaint of the New Castle County Ethics Code to Require the Ethics Commission to Provide the Name(s) of Any or All Complainants to the Subject of a Filed Complaint.
  • 17-042 (PDF)- To Amend New Castle County Code, Chapter 2 (“Administration”), Article 3 (“Officers And Employees”), Division 2.03.100 (“Code Of Ethics”), Section 2.03.102 (“Definitions”), Regarding Prohibitions Of An Official Or Employee Using His Or Her Authority To Benefit Immediate Family Members.

Tabled Legislation

  • °22-092: To authorize the abatement of New Castle County Real Property Taxes and Penalties and Interest on the property of The Heaven's Gate Bible Fellowship Inc., located at 431 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE, Tax Parcel Number 09-037.00-027. Introduced by: Mr. Tackett
  • °22-091: To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 6 (“Building Code”), Article 10 (“Energy Conservation Code”) Relating to new commercial construction and the future installation of rooftop solar power. Introduced by: Ms. Durham, Mr. Carter, Mr. Cartier, Mr. Tackett
  • R22-106: Urging the Delaware General Assembly to authorize New Castle County Government to consider certain environmental criteria in connection with the procurement practices of New Castle County.
  • R22-102: Correcting the descriptions associated with Parcel Numbers 0801800023 and 080180058. Introduced by: Ms. Kilpatrick
  • °21-103: To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (“Administration”), Article 5 (“Departments and Offices”) relating to the provision of free feminine products.  Introduced by: Ms. Hartley-Nagle
  • R21-102: Recognizing and supporting the growing need for affordable senior housing and eliminating blight. Introduced by: Ms. Hartley-Nagle
  • °21-036: To amend the 2012 Comprehensive Development Plan Update for New Castle County to establish a New Community Master Plan Element and amend The Sewer Service Area Map and Future Land Use Map for Specific Community Master Plan Areas.  Introduced by: Mr. Cartier, Ms. Durham
  • R20-234: Urging the County Executive to negotiate in good faith towards the execution of an agreement to accept a donation of land at 2822 Shipley Road from Shipley Road Investments, LLC for land preservation. Introduced by: Ms. Durham, Mr. Cartier, Mr. Carter, Ms. Hartley-Nagle, Mr. Street
  • º20-115: To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (“Administration”), Article 5 (“Departments and Offices”), Division 2.05.300. (“Department of Public Works”) to create a New Castle County Open Space Conservation Commission.  Introduced by: Ms. Durham, Mr. Carter
  • º20-114: To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (“Administration”), Article 5 (“Departments and Offices”), Division 2.05.100. (“Department of Land Use”) to establish a New Castle County Agricultural Land Preservation Commission and The New Castle County Farmland Preservation Advisory Board.  Introduced by: Ms. Durham, Mr. Carter
  • º20-087:Amend the Grants Budget: Appropriate an additional $25,000,000 from the United States Department of Treasury to The Coronavirus Relief Fund Grant for Healthy Communities Delaware, to be administered by the Office of Finance. Introduced by: Mr. Cartier, Mr. Carter
  • R19-133: Authorizing the Execution of One Purchase Order Contract for The State of Delaware, Department of Health and Social Services for Animal Control Services as Mandated by The State of Delaware for the Department of Public Safety in The Amount Of $1,575,666.00.  Introduced by: Mr. Smiley, Mr. Cartier
  • º19-108: To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (also known as The Unified Development Code or “UDC”), Article 22 (“Drainage, Utilities, Septic Systems, Parking, Loading, And Lighting”), regarding on-site wastewater treatment (septic) systems. Introduced by: Mr. Carter.
  • º19-102: Amend the FY2020 Approved Operating Budget: Appropriate $10,000 In Funding Received from The Clerk of The Peace Technology Fee Account to the Contractual Services Budget Line Item for a Clergy Registration System. Introduced by: Mr. Smiley, Mr. Cartier
  • º19-063:  To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (“Administration”) Regarding the Fees for The Sheriff’s Office. Introduced By: Mr. Smiley
  • º19-033: To Amend the Pay Plan and Rates of Pay for Non-Union Classified Service Employees and Revise the Class Specification for The Position of Payroll Supervisor. Introduced by: Ms. Hartley-Nagle
  • º19-024: To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 14 (“Finance And Taxation”), Article 5 (“Abatement Of Property Taxes And Penalty”), Section 14.05.003. (“Authority”) Relating To Authority. Introduced By: Mr. Smiley
  • º17-046: To amend the New Castle County Code Section 26.03.503 ("Method of Filling Vacancies") regarding elimination of vacant positions.
  • º17-031:To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 14 (“Finance and Taxation”) to require a ten-thirteenths vote to expend funds from the Tax Stabilization Reserve Account and the Sewer Rate Stabilization Account.