Pending Legislation

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

  • 16-144 (PDF)- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (“Administration”), article 5 (“Departments and Offices”), division 2.05.500 (“Department of Administration”), section 2.05.503 (“Office of Finance”) to clarify county investment law.
  • 16-088 (PDF)- To Revise New Castle County Code, Chapter 40, (also known as the Unified Development Code or "UDC") regarding impact fees for fire and rescue.
  • 15-096 (PDF)- To amend Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code or "UDC") regarding the adoption of a new Appendix 7 to provide guiding principles for development.
  • 15-084 (PDF) To revise Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also know as the Unified Development Code - UDC) regarding the establishment of an open lands (O) zoning district.
  • 12-087 (PDF)- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (Unified Development Code) regarding council record plan review
  • 11-115 (PDF)- To amend the New Castle County Code Chapter 40 (also known as the Unified Development Code or UDC) regarding institutional residential uses (type II).

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

  • 19-088 (PDF) - Revise Zoning Map: Brandywine Hundred, North Side Of Silverside Road, South Side Of Wilmont Drive; 3203 Silverside Road, Tax Parcel No. 06-052.00-232, 0.35 Acres From NC15 (Neighborhood Conservation) To NC15 And H (Historic Overlay Zone).
  • 19-009 (PDF) - Revise Zoning Map: White Clay Creek Hundred, East Side Of North Old Baltimore Pike, Directly Across From Brown’s Lane; 0 North Old Baltimore Pike, Tax Parcel No. 09-030.00-110, 12.97 Acres From Nc21 (Neighborhood Conservation) To St (Suburban Transition) (The Exploratory Major Land Development Plan for Eagle Hunt proposes to rezone the property to ST for development of 24 townhouse lots on 12.97 acres. 2018‑0581-S/Z.). Introduced by: Mr. Woods
  • 18-129 (PDF) - Revise Zoning Map: Mill Creek Hundred, East Side Valley Road, 2100’ North Of Limestone Road; 701 Valley Road, Tax Parcel No. 08-012.00-032, 1.56 Acres From S (Suburban) To Cn (Commercial Neighborhood) And To Amend The Comprehensive Plan Consistent Therewith (The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan for Hockessin Commons proposes to rezone the property to CN for development of an 11,760 square foot retail building on 1.56 acres. 2018‑0076-S/Z.). Introduced by: Ms. Kilpatrick
  • Substitute No.1 to 16-044 (PDF)- Revise Zoning Map: Brandywine Hundred; south side of Silverside Road, west of March Road, and north of Glenside Avenue; 3.29 acres from NC15 (Neighborhood Conservation, single family detached dwellings) to CN (Commercial Neighborhood) and 8.17 acres from NCSD (Neighborhood Conservation, single family detached dwellings) to CN; and to amend the 2012 comprehensive plan consistent therewith. (The Exploratory Major Land Development Plan and Rezoning for Forwood Commons proposes to rezone the 11.46 acres to CN to construct a mixed use development with 38 townhouse units and 33,200 square feet of commercial, retail, and restaurant gross floor area. The property consists of eleven tax parcels to be consolidated into one parcel and is located at 2212 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE; 2015-0867-S/Z.)
  • 15-074 (PDF)- Revise Zoning Map: Pencader Hundred, Southeast Side Pulaski Highway (US 40), Southwest of East Scotland Drive and Northeast of the Norfolk and Southern RR; 0.8665 Acres From I (Industrial) to CN (Commercial Neighborhood). (The Exploratory Minor Land Development Plan for Advance Auto Parts proposes to construct a 6,889 square foot auto parts store on 0.8665 acre; 2015-0093-S/Z).
  • 10-100 (PDF)- Revise zoning map: New Castle Hundred, east side of East Main Street, north of SR 273, and west of SR 1; 4.28 acres from NC15 (neighborhood conservation) to CN (commercial neighborhood); and, to amend the 2007 Comprehensive Plan update consistent therewith. (Exploratory plan for the East Main Street Hotel proposes to construct a three-story 15,390-square-foot 70 room hotel on 4.28 acres with 3.06 acres of open space. 2010-0584-S/Z.)
  • 10-098 (PDF)- To revise Article 8 (Nonconforming Situations) of Chapter 40 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Unified Development Code or UDC) regarding redevelopment of approved but unbuilt structures.

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.
  • 12-067 (PDF)- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (Administration), Article 3 (Officers and Employees), Division 2.03.100 (Code of Ethics) regarding acceptance of gifts.
  • 10-115 sub 1 (PDF)- To amend Chapter 26 of the New Castle County Code relating to the employees' retirement system and the county employees' pension plan to provide for service retirement annuity after 25 years credited service for Emergency Medical Service Division employees or Emergency Communications Division employees and providing for increased employee contributions from employees and further amendments related thereto.

Tabled Legislation

  • R19-133 (PDF): 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
  • 19-063 (PDF):  To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (“Administration”) Regarding the Fees for The Sheriff’s Office. Introduced By: Mr. Smiley
  • 19-033 (PDF): 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
  • 19-024 (PDF): 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
  • 19-015 (PDF) - To Amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (“Administration”), Section 2.03.004 (“Fees For Recorder Of Deeds”) Relating To Certain Changes To Fees Of The Office Of The Recorder Of Deeds. Introduced by: Mr. Smiley, Mr. Cartier

  • 17-096 (PDF)- Revise Previously Approved Preliminary Major Land Development Plan With Rezoning For Vista At Red Lion – Section 2; Red Lion Hundred; South Side Of Old Porter Road, West Of Red Lion Road, East Of Grissom Lane. (The Revised Plan For Vista At Red Lion – Section 2 Proposes To Revise The Previously Approved Design Of The Subdivision. This New Plan Will Supersede The Previously Approved Preliminary Plan And Rezoning. Former Section 40.31.114 Of The New Castle County Code (Which Applies To Former Process Plans) Requires That All Subsequent Land Development Plans To A Previously Approved Preliminary And Rezoning Plan Be In Strict Conformity With The Development On The Approved Preliminary Plan That Was Relied Upon By County Council When It Granted The Rezoning. County Council Adopted Ordinance 09-092 In March, 2011. St (Suburban Transition) Zoning District; Application 2008-0003-S/Z)
  • 17-095 (PDF)- Revise Previously Approved Preliminary Major Land Development Plan With Rezoning For Vista At Red Lion – Section 1; Red Lion Hundred; North Side Of Old Porter Road, West Of Red Lion Road, East Of Grissom Lane. (The Revised Plan For Vista At Red Lion – Section 1 Proposes To Revise The Previously Approved Design Of The Subdivision. This New Plan Will Supersede The Previously Approved Preliminary Plan And Rezoning. Former Section 40.31.114 Of The New Castle County Code (Which Applies To Former Process Plans) Requires That All Subsequent Land Development Plans To A Previously Approved Preliminary And Rezoning Plan Be In Strict Conformity With The Development On The Approved Preliminary Plan That Was Relied Upon By County Council When It Granted The Rezoning. County Council Adopted Ordinance 09-091 In March, 2011. St (Suburban Transition) Zoning District; Application 2008-0002-S/Z)
  • 17-046 (PDF) - To amend the New Castle County Code Section 26.03.503 ("Method of Filling Vacancies") regarding elimination of vacant positions.
  • 17-031 (PDF)- 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.
  • 16-118 (PDF)- To amend the New Castle County Code Chapter 2 ("Administration") to restrict the hiring, reclassification or other movement of New Castle County political appointees/unclassified service employees into protected New Castle County Merit System positions during an administrations' lame duck session.
  • 16-064 (PDF)- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 7 ("Property maintenance Code") to strengthen the protection of private and public property from the damaging spread of bamboo.
  • R16-034 (PDF)- To amend a Declaration of Restrictions for tax parcel no. 08-044.10.388, located along the north side of state route 7 (Limestone Road), Mill Creek Hundred, to reduce the existing thirty (30) foot required landscape buffer along the rear property between the automotive service building and residential properties in the community of Sheridan Square to a minimum of seven and one-half (7.5) feet to accommodate nineteen (19) new parking spaces.
  • 15-063 (PDF)- To amend the rates of pay for unclassified employees of County Council and to revise the FY16 approved operating budget to appropriate $19,100 to County Council for salaries and wages.
  • 15-057 (PDF)- To amend the rates of pay for unclassified employees of County Council and to revise the FY16 approved operating budget to appropriate $12,500 for salaries and wages.
  • R14-128 (PDF)- Consenting to the appointment of J. Neil Greenstein to the New Castle County Hockessin Design Review Advisory Committee.
  • 13-066 (PDF)- To amend New Castle County Code Chapter 2 (Administration) to extend and in instances expand executive branch department and office monthly status and/or progress reports to council and to the public to enhance transparency and accountability for services and projects of keen interest to residents.
  • R12-139 (PDF)- Requesting that the New Castle County sheriff and New Castle County deputy sheriffs be commissioned as constables
  • R12-136 (PDF)- Plan of Delaware Hospice: Mill Creek Hundred; southwesterly side of Polly Drummond Hill Road and Fox Den Road; proposal to subdivide the existing parcel into two lots; construct a 24-bed, 59,978-square-foot hospice facility and associated site improvements; S zoning
  • 11-073 (PDF)- To revise Chapter 7 of the New Castle County Code (also known as the Property Maintenance Code) regarding instant ticketing.
  • 11-006 (PDF)- Amend the annual operating budget: revise Special Services.
  • 10-120 (PDF)- To declare surplus certain lands of New Castle County associated with the New Castle County airport and to permit their dedication to the Delaware Department of Transportation for roadway improvements.