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City of Seaford Certificate of Election April 21, 2018

City of Seaford Launches New Citizen Reporting Tool Powered by SeeClickFix

April 6, 2018 – The City of Seaford has partnered with SeeClickFix to announce a new platform which will allow citizens to report quality-of-life issues and request City of Seaford services.
 
With the free SeeClickFix mobile app and web tools, City of Seaford citizens will now be able to provide staff with pictures, videos, specific descriptions, and more — valuable information needed to get the job done efficiently. In addition, the SeeClickFix platform provides a centralized issue management system to manage issues from creation to resolution — engaging City of Seaford citizens throughout the process.
 
Mayor David Genshaw is excited about this app and notes the “interactive, fast response tool allows our community to be part of making Seaford better and provides us with a measurable tool to the problem resolution”
 
This partnership not only allows City of Seaford citizens to report problems, but also to view, comment on, and vote to fix problems submitted by their neighbors. Citizens can even create their own “watch areas” to receive notifications about all the issues reported in their community, enabling them to follow the progress of all service requests — not just the ones they report.  “See Click Fix is a great technology advancement the City has invested in to better connect us with our residents and businesses. The mobile app is convenient and easy to use” said City Manager Charles Anderson.
 
SeeClickFix officials say they “are honored to partner with Seaford to expand their citizen services. It’s exciting to watch a city partner with their residents to improve their community through better efficiency and transparency. In addition, Seaford launches as the first SeeClickFix partner in Delaware!”  The SeeClickFix mobile app is available for download on Android and iPhone, and then just search for Seaford, DE within the app after is installed.   In addition to the mobile apps, citizens can send reports to the City’s website https://www.seafordde.com and click on the Report Concerns button on the home page and also at seeclickfix.com https://seeclickfix.com/seaford
 
 
About SeeClickFix
 
SeeClickFix was founded in 2008 to empower citizens with tools to publicly document quality of life concerns in their neighborhoods. By radically improving the quantity and quality of this data, SeeClickFix was quickly adopted by local governments, who needed a better way to receive information from citizens.
 
This exchange helped to build one of the largest neighborhood networks in the world — upon which public agencies and public citizens engage to improve communities. Today, SeeClickFix has official partnerships with hundreds of cities, engaging hundreds of thousands of citizens in the resolution of millions of issues.
 
SeeClickFix has worked with government partners to develop municipal management tools on top of this citizen network. As SeeClickFix is adopted into the everyday lives of government users, the benefit of the engaged citizen base continues to grow.
 

The City of Seaford Appoints New Chief of Police

March 27, 2018 – The City of Seaford Mayor and Council voted this evening to appoint Robert F. Kracyla, a 35-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 Kracyla started his career in 1983, as a Patrolman with the Dover City Police Department.  In 1985, Chief Kracyla was hired by the Delaware State Police as a Trooper and was assigned to Troop 5 in Bridgeville.  He worked as a road Trooper, until his transfer in 1986 to Troop 3 in Camden, DE, where he worked as an assistant shift commander.  In 1988, he became a member of the DSP Special Operations Response Team, where he ultimately rose to Team Leader and Team Commander positions and remained on the team his entire career with DSP.
 
In 1990, Chief Kracyla was transferred to the Delaware State Police Training Academy, as a Drill Instructor making an impact and training both State Police classes and Municipal Officer classes.  In 1994, he was promoted the rank of Sergeant and transferred back to Troop 3, where he commanded a patrol shift. He was transferred to Troop 1 in Claymont, as a Patrol Sergeant in 1995, and 1996 he was transferred into the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as a Task Force Officer conducting fugitive apprehensions.  On September 11, 2001, the FBI transferred him to work terrorism investigations until his transfer in 2006 to the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the DSP Firearms Training Unit.  In November of 2008, Chief Kracyla was transferred to be Executive Protection Detail Leader for Governor Markell.  Chief Kracyla remained in the position, as well as with SORT, until his retirement from DSP in February of 2012, giving him 27 years of service with DSP.
 
Chief Kracyla has served as the Deputy Director of Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Unit.  He was the operations Major and supervised all investigations.  He managed a 1.6-Million-dollar annual budget, as well as organizing and initiating an annual Citizens Police Academy and Youth Police Academies working with Community Coalitions to provide funding for those projects.  In 2014, Chief Kracyla attended the FBI National Academy and graduated as a Section Leader for the 258th Session of the National Academy, focusing on Police Leadership. 
 
Chief Kracyla is an adjunct instructor at Delaware Technical and Community College.  He is currently the Vice President of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association.  He is a certified Firearms Instructor and TASER instructor.  He has numerous SWAT certifications and has worked security details in the Middle East.  Chief Kracyla serves on the Bail Enforcement Board as a Use of Force Specialist, in an advisory role.  Chief Kracyla has received numerous awards and accolades during the course of 35 year law enforcement career , including DSP SWAT Service Award, Governor of the State of Delaware Excellence Award, Department of Treasury Bureau ATF Award and 2 Federal Bureau of Investigations Awards.
 
Mayor David Genshaw stated “Rob brings to the Seaford Police Department an incredible background in training and leadership development that I believe will rise up our next generation of potential Chiefs.  His lifelong commitment to law enforcement and the protection of the people of Delaware will align with our local officers and their devotion to the same principles here in Seaford.  I look forward to working with Rob and the continued excellence from our Seaford Police Department.”   Charles Anderson, City Manager stated, “We are glad to have a dedicated public servant with the list of impressive accomplishments that Rob Kraycla brings to the Seaford Police Department as our new Chief.  He will be a great addition to lead our talented staff.”
 
Chief Kracyla is the proud father of 5 sons, ranging in age from 37 – 13, and he recently became a grandfather to two beautiful granddaughters.  He enjoys coaching youth football and basketball in his off time and enjoys fitness training.   When asked about is new career as head of the Seaford Police Department, Chief Kracyla noted he is “incredibly honored and proud to have been named the Police Chief for the City of Seaford.  I look forward to providing fair, compassionate and impartial police services to the community consistent with the Departments mission of treating all persons with dignity and respect.  I look forward to building relationships with the community through outreach, transparency and ethical practices, in order to build trust and legitimacy between the police and the community we serve.” 
 
Chief Kracyla will be sworn in on Monday, April 16th at the Seaford Police Department.
 

State agencies’ cautionary testing confirms Seaford water supply safe for everyday use

 
SEAFORD (Feb. 19, 2018) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Division of Public Health (DPH), and the City of Seaford confirmed today the city’s public water supply is safe for drinking, cooking and other everyday use. DNREC and DPH worked with the city to sample Seaford’s drinking water for perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), and none were found. The agencies’ testing in Seaford was done out of an abundance of caution after all three municipal wells in the nearby Town of Blades recently tested above the national health advisory level for PFCs as established by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
 
CONTACT: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9064

The City of Seaford Promotes 10 Year Assistant City Manager to City Manager

January 23, 2018 – The City of Seaford Mayor and Council voted this evening to promote Assistant City Manager Charles D. Anderson, a 27-year employee with 10 years’ service as Assistant City Manager, to
the position of City Manager effective March 1, 2018.  The City of Seaford employs 79 full time employees.
 
Assistant City Manager Charles D. Anderson was hired by the City of Seaford as an Inspector for the Code Department.  Throughout his career he has held many leadership positions: Building Official, Director of Operations and Assistant City Manager.  He was promoted to his most recent position, Assistant City Manager, on July 1, 2007.  During his tenure with the City of Seaford he has served in numerous capacities working with engineers, attorneys, our business community and our residents.  He was appointed in 2013 by then Governor Markell, to serve a two-year term on the DE Water Infrastructure Advisory Council.  Governor Markell re-appointed him again in 2015, for an additional two-year term.   When asked about his promotion, Charles stated “I am very humbled by the confidence our Mayor and Council have in my ability and I am appreciative of them placing their trust in me, to carry our City into the future.  I look forward to continuing to work with the dynamic staff, that works every day already, to support and promote our great community”.
 
Charles received his Master’s in Business Administration from Wilmington University and resides in Seaford, Delaware with his wife, Laurie, of 20 years.  He has a stepdaughter, Nicole and they have a son, Tyler.  Both he and Laurie enjoy spending time with their four (4) grandchildren and spending time at the beach.
 
Mayor David Genshaw stated “Charles brings unmatched knowledge of the City of Seaford, along with a clear understanding of the direction we are going, now and into the future.  We are excited to have him as our City Manager and look forward to the great results he will bring.”
 
Dolores Slatcher, City Manager stated, “I have had the privilege of working with Charles for almost three decades and the City would be hard pressed to find another candidate, who cares so deeply about this community, the elected officials and the employees, and who would be as knowledgeable about its infrastructure and services.  He can take off and provide a new direction for the City.” 

Audited Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017

At the Regular Mayor and City Council Meeting on January 9, 2018 S B & Company, LLC presented the Audited Financial Statements for the Fiscal Year that ended on June 30, 2017.


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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.