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2nd Edition 04/13/2021
Thank you!
A very special thank you to all of you who shared and/or took the time to email us regarding how pleased you are with the newsletter! It is our hope that each edition will be filled with information that is advantageous to you. Looking forward to warmer weather and don't forget this week started our annual Spring Clean Up!
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The City of Dover "At Large" Election is coming up! Mark your calendar and remember to vote on April 20, 2021.
For additional voting information and to see a list of the candidates please go to City of Dover Elections.
The election is being held at the Elks Lodge #1903 (Entrance at rear of building) 200 Saulsbury Road - Dover, DE 19904. This is for the AT LARGE position, so all districts are able to vote. Directions for the Elk's Lodge can be found by clicking here. DIRECTIONS
Formal Property Assessment Appeal Deadline is April 30, 2021
The 2021 Assessment Register is available here, please note that the deadline for appeals is April 30th, 2021 and information can be found at the link below.

Call the Tax Assessor's office at 302-736-7022

Please do not touch the tulips - A LOT of time, effort and money goes into maintaining our beautiful flower beds every year. We all LOVE the way the tulips look, but over this past week, many planters and flower beds are being dug up! Every year we evaluate which bulbs can be recycled for another season to help alleviate the costs and still have beautiful flowers all around Dover.

When/if there are bulbs to giveaway, we will be sure to let everyone know the logistics so we can socially distance and safely share bulbs with those interested.

In the meantime, be sure to get out there and see the flowers, take pictures and send your favorite ones to
so I can share some in the next edition!

Many thanks!
The Design Committee has matching grant funds available for quick action repairs, improvements, maintenance, and clean-up to building façades. Beginning April 2021 with completion by December 2021, or until funds are no longer available! APPLY TODAY!
Stop by the DDP Office and see Diane or Tina today!
An Authentic Coney Island Hot Dog/Hamburger Shop in the middle of downtown Dover! They are excited to serve the local community and Capital complex! Eat in - Take out - or Delivery!

APRIL 29 2pm-6pm
Employers. Are you looking for that “right person?” Job seekers. Are you looking for a new or different career?  If you answered “yes” to either question, join us at the Pitts Center in Schutte Park for the Dover 2021 Job Fair. Several of Dover’s top organizations including Dover Downs, WSFS Bank, The City of Dover, Kent County and St. Francis Ambulance Services are ready to talk to you about new and exciting job opportunities. Bring your resume and a face mask. If you are an employer, there’s still time for a booth. NO cost to you!  Contact Kristina at for additional information on signing up!

Annual hydrant flushing has started! This is done to proactively pull out discolored water from our distribution system. While the water may be discolored, it is tested regularly and meets all local, state and federal requirements related to drinking water. Thank you for understanding as we continually work to improve our infrastructure. CLICK HERE FOR FULL SCHEDULE.
Please note the dates are approximate and each day the City will post it a map on the City of Dover Facebook page found by clicking here City of Dover, Delaware - City Hall facebook page
Dover Skate Park
Traction is growing to build a first class skate park in Dover. Last week the City was advised that we’ve received a small recognition grant from Tony Hawk’s Skatepark Foundation. For those who aren’t into skating, by many Tony Hawk is considered the premiere skateboarder in the world.
We are hopeful the recognition grant will lead to other possible funding opportunities to make the Dover Skate Park a reality.
Dover is on the Move!
Our friends from the
posted the following on their
Facebook page the other day!

A little smaller this year, but still a BANG!

The Dover 4th of July Committee is moving forward with a smaller celebration for 2021, including a patriotic parade sponsored by the American Legion and a fireworks display. We are closely watching the situation and hope to add some additional surprises as we get closer to the big day. Public health and safety will guide our decisions as we move forward. Please continue to monitor our website and Facebook page for updates.

The Dover 4th of July celebration is funded by donations from individuals and local businesses. We recognize the financial impact this pandemic has had on so many of our friends and neighbors and we ask that you consider a donation in whatever amount you can afford.
Visit our website for sponsorship options or to donate on-line

Caught you doing something GREAT!
A special shout out to the Holy Cross Jr. Honor Society students who help keep Silver Lake Park clean and looking great for everyone to enjoy! They were there March 6th and will be back on Saturday,
April 17th for a second clean up effort.

We appreciate your dedication and willingness to serve our community by giving back!!!
Spring Cleaning?
Dispose of Excess Properly!
Decluttering is a great way to spark joy this spring…if you do it the right way! Be sure to properly dispose of common hazardous waste like aerosols, cleaners, nail polish, mercury thermometers, moth balls, etc. Practicing responsible disposal helps protect your family, community and environment. Learn more at DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection

In Dover, we pay by the number of cans picked up for recycling versus the weight (like we do for household trash). Not only is recycling the right thing to do, it saves you and the city money by reducing the cost we pay at the landfill.
Last year we saw an increase of 53.52 TONS of recycling (that's 107,040 pounds!)
Let's keep it up and encourage everyone to recycle more!
For more information on what can be recycled CLICK HERE
EARTH DAY - APRIL 22, 2021
Earth Day 2021 will mark the 51st anniversary of this holiday. Typically, Earth Day is assigned a different theme or area of focus each year; this year’s theme is “Restore Our Earth.” The Old Farmer's Almanac has 10 great ideas on what you can do to celebrate Earth day. More info can be found at this link

A recent U.S. Census survey indicates households with members who teleworked more frequently reported higher levels of income and education and better health than those in which no one changed their typical in-person work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
So one take away is get outside more often! 
Visit a Dover Park today.!

Registration is open for summer camps - Space is limited
For more info ONLINE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE Or call: (302) 736-7096 
Looking for some excitement in your life? How about free training and experience that could lead to a career in the Fire Service?
The Dover Fire Department is accepting applications for New Members and Ride Alongs!
Anyone over the age of 13 can apply! If your are interested or have questions please email the Personnel Director at
Dover Fire Department is 100% Volunteer!
According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 54% of all amputations are the result of vascular disease and 45% are trauma related. The remaining 1-2% of amputations are the results of cancer or a congenital deformity. In addition, the Amputee Coalition of America estimates there are 185,000 new lower-extremity amputations each year in the U.S. alone.
Realizing the need in our area and seeing an increase in patients, Ashley McKenna, PT, DPT, MS, COPT, recently joined Premier Physical Therapy, located at 642 S. Queen Street in Dover as the Director of Limb Loss Services. Ashley has started a support group for those with limb loss and invites anyone to join them at their next meeting on May 22nd 10am-12pm. This is free for all to attend, you do not need to be a patient or client to participate. Everyone in Dover affected by limb loss is welcome.
Latest information on COVID-19
Follow the latest news from the State of Delaware regarding COVID-19 tests, vaccines and other information.
COVID-19 Assistance Available for Renters impacted by COVID.
Are you a renter that has fallen behind on rent due to COVID-19? You may qualify for assistance, please go to DEHAP Rental Assistance for more information or click for more information.

USDA Increases Emergency SNAP Benefits for 25 million Americans
Starting this month, households that had not received at least $95 per month in increased benefits through emergency allotments during the pandemic – because they were already at or close to receiving the current maximum benefit – will now be eligible to receive additional benefits. Benefit levels will remain unchanged for households that have been receiving increased payments of at least $95 per month. States may need a few weeks to update their systems and get the additional benefits to participants.
Mayor and Dover City Council
City Hall
15 Loockerman Plaza
Dover, DE, 19901