EDGE Grants Available For Small Business

Are you a Small Business who is just starting up or in its early stages and could use a competitive EDGE? The Delaware Division of Small Business recently unveiled the EDGE grant program. For more information, details and applications visit https://business.delaware.gov/edge-grants/ Application deadline is June 14!

City of Seaford 2019 Election Results

The City of Seaford Appoints New Police Chief

April 9, 2019   – The City of Seaford Mayor and Council voted this evening to appoint Marshall D. Craft, Jr., a 30-year law enforcement veteran, as the new Chief of the City of Seaford Police Department and 911 Center.  The City of Seaford Police Department has 26 sworn officers, 9 dispatchers, and 2 administrative personnel.
Chief Craft started his career in 1989 with the Delaware State Police.  He has served as Patrol Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Deputy Director, before being promoted to Captain in April 2017.  Prior to his law enforcement career, he served four years active duty with the United States Navy and was honorably discharged at the end of his obligation. 
Mayor David Genshaw stated, “I am very excited to have Marshall Craft as our next Chief.  He knows our officers and is committed to make his hometown the best it can be.  He will be tasked to be in the community, to keep our streets safe, and to build depth within the leadership of the Seaford Police Department.  I am confident in Chief Craft’s ability to deliver.  We are looking forward to him being on our team.”
Chief Craft has been a Certified Instructor at the Delaware State Police Academy in numerous capacities, and has advanced his knowledge by attending various trainings, including Stratified Policing Model, an FBI Seminar on Promoting the Law Enforcement Image, Leadership in Police Organizations, and Improving Police-Citizen Contact/Culture Awareness.  In addition to his law enforcement training and certifications, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Wilmington University.
“We are excited to have a public servant and Seaford resident of the caliber of Marshall Craft as our next Seaford Chief of Police.  His leadership experience, education, and service accomplishments are exemplary.  We are looking forward to the many contributions he will make to our Police Department and our community,” said City Manager Charles Anderson.
Chief Craft has resided in Seaford for twenty-four years with his wife, Teresa, and their two children, Ryan and Amy.  As their children progressed through school, Chief Craft volunteered with school-related activities as an assistant wrestling coach at the Seaford High School and a volunteer wrestling coach for the Seaford Middle School.   
When asked about his new career as head of the Seaford Police Department, Chief Craft noted he is “honored and excited for the opportunity to serve as the Chief of Police for the City of Seaford.  The Seaford Police Department and 911 Center are comprised of dedicated women and men who proudly serve our community by following the department’s mission of treating all persons with honesty, integrity, and compassion.  My goal as Chief will be to focus on mutual respect by continuing to build trust-based relationships with our community, local businesses, and counterparts in law enforcement.  My long-term vision is to enhance the Relationships with our community through Ethical practices, Safety, Partnerships, Enforcement, Community outreach and Transparency (RESPECT).  Through mutual respect, I strongly believe we will accomplish our mission to provide fair, compassionate, and impartial police services to the citizens and visitors of the City of Seaford.” 
Chief Craft will be sworn in on Monday, May 6th in the Council Chambers at Seaford City Hall.

New Disconnection Proceedures Begin January 1, 2019

Starting JANUARY 1, 2019 Electric disconnects will be done remotely AND NEW FEES IN EFFECT.
Electric/Water DELINQUENT FEE $40.00 on all payments not received by end of business day on the 5th
Additional Electric Meter Deposit $25.00
*NEW* Electric RECONNECT FEE $25.00 (Business Hours)
*NEW* Water RECONNECT FEE $40.00 (Business Hours)
*NEW* Electric RECONNECT FEE $100.00 (After Hours)
*NEW* Water RECONNECT $60.00 (After Hours)
Cash will NOT be accepted as a form of payment afterhours. Check, Money Order, Or On line payment (payment confirmation must be taken to Police Station or forwarded to: 302-841-7622.
Notices will NOT be left at your door on day of disconnect
Please read your bill for all your payment options.
If you have questions about getting service restored after business hours, please call: 302-841-7622.

Audited Financial Statement for the Period Ending June 30, 2018 Now Available 

At a City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, members from S B & Company, LLC presented the Audited Financial Statements for the period ending June 30, 2018 to the members of the City Council and public. The complete information can be found below. 

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City Offers Bill Pay and E-Bill Options

Did you know the City of Seaford offers several bill pay options for your utility services?  We also offer electronic billing too!  For more infomration about these options and a description of our billing and collection process, please see the document below, or visit the Admistration Department page. 

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FY2015 Audited Financial Statement Now Available

At a Council meeting on Tuesday, November 25, a member of Pigg, Krahl and Stern presented the FY2015 Audited Financial Statements to the members of Council and the public.  The complete information can be found below.

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Sussex County Launches Smart911 Service For Public

Sussex County wants the public to be smart when it comes to preparing for the worst.
The County, in partnership with Delaware State Police, the Sussex County Volunteer Firefighters Association and the Seaford and Rehoboth Beach 9-1-1 dispatch centers, announced Thursday, Sept. 11, a new high-tech tool designed to give first responders critical information about those in need when seconds count.
Called Smart911™, the online service allows any Sussex County resident to create a Safety Profile for his or her household, and pre-load information in that profile should someone ever need to call 9-1-1. The service, which is completely voluntary and free to use, is unique in that it allows users to control their information, which travels with them wherever they may go in the United States, so long as another jurisdiction uses the Smart911™ program. The service, available at www.smart911.com, is especially helpful for people with specialized conditions, young children, or mobile phones, which unlike a home or business, do not have a physical address.
For instance, a diabetic with asthma could include his or her specific medical information in a Safety Profile, which would also include that person's mobile telephone number and home address. If the user ever dials 9-1-1, the pre-loaded information will display on a dispatcher's screen at any 9-1-1 center that uses Smart911™ - whether in Sussex County, Del., or King County, Wash. Meanwhile, parents can include pictures of their children in their household profiles that could be used to give first responders an instant image should a child ever become lost.
Information is encrypted and never released publicly, and is only relayed to dispatchers when a phone number associated with a household's pre-loaded profile calls 9-1-1.
"Taking a few minutes now to answer some basic questions could be a life-saver when you or someone in your family needs help," said Sussex County Council President Michael H. Vincent, who is also a longtime volunteer firefighter and former Seaford fire chief. "What Smart911 allows the public to do is to plan ahead, when people are calm and thinking clearly. They answer many of the same questions dispatchers would ask during an emergency call, when the situation might be chaotic, and it all can be done in just a few minutes. That could save precious minutes later on when timing is everything."
Smart911™ provides details that otherwise would have to be collected in the moment of crisis, which can affect the type and speed of response when an emergency call is placed. That can mean the difference between life and death.
Sussex County is providing the new service to the public at no cost to individual users or families. County Council included funding for the service beginning in the FY2014 budget.
"The Smart911 service represents another critical investment Sussex County has made in public safety," County Administrator Todd F. Lawson said. "Public safety is the single-biggest, and arguably most important, investment the County makes each year, from our award-winning EMS service and state-of-the-art 911 center to our partnerships with local fire companies and local and State police. We're proud to be able to offer this life- and time-saving service to the people of Sussex County."
Developed by Rave Mobile Safety and launched in 2010, Smart911™ is available in more than 1,000 communities in 35 states. In Delaware, Sussex County is the second jurisdiction to implement Smart911™; New Castle County has utilized the service since 2013.
"Smart911 allows a person to add cell phone numbers, pictures of family members, and any conditions or information that they believe would help dispatchers send the appropriate response," Sussex County Emergency Operations Center Director Joseph L. Thomas said. "This will be especially helpful for those visiting our communities. If you are here on vacation and have a Smart911 profile, and an unfortunate emergency arises, this tool will give our 911 dispatchers the information they need to assist quickly in a time of need. We're proud to be able to offer the peace of mind that Smart911 provides."
To learn more about Smart911™ or to sign up, click the Smart911™ badge on the Sussex County website at www.sussexcountyde.gov or go directly to www.smart911.com. For residents without Internet service, Smart911™ information and registration is available at any library in Sussex County.
For further information or assistance, please call (302) 855-7801.