Monition Sale To Be Held November 20, 2018

A monition sale of certain properties located within the City of Seaford, will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, DE. For more information click the monition sale link below.


Click here for Monition Sale Information - November 20, 2018

Residents Receiving Smart Energy Mailing

 October 10, 2018 - Several residents received the mailing below today from SmartEnergy. It is addressed to Delmarva Customers and we believe it was sent to our customers simply because of the zip code. This is not a vendor or program working with the City and it appears it does not apply to our utility customers. Any other information we receive regarding this matter we will pass along.

Annual Hydrant Flushing To Begin October 1, 2018

The City of Seaford Public Works Department will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing program Monday, October 1, 2018. Hydrant flushing will take place Monday through Friday between 8 am to 4 pm. The program will start on the west side of the City and work east, and should take between 4 - 6 weeks to complete.  Our towers and wells are interconnected with our distribution system so it is important to check your water quality before washing clothes, running the dishwater or any other sensitive use during the entire period. 
 
Fire hydrant flushing may cause temporary inconveniences such as a reduction in water pressure and aesthetic issues such as discoloration of the drinking water. Flushing stirs up sediment, iron and manganese mineral deposits in the water mains causing temporary discoloration. Discolored water poses no threat to the public’s health, but may stain laundry and if consumed may have an unpleasant taste. If you notice discolored water it is recommended that you first run an outside hose bibb until it clears up.  Resident’s should be certain all discolored water is out of their home’s plumbing lines and hot water heater and that the water is clear before laundering clothes or drinking it.
 
Although residents may experience some temporary inconveniences, the flushing program is necessary to maintain a good water supply for both firefighting and domestic consumption. Your patience with the annual fire hydrant flushing program is appreciated.
 
If you continue to experience discolored water after you allow your water to run for a while to clear up, please contact Berley Mears at the Public Works Department at 302-629-8307. In the event discolored water causes staining problems, do not place stained clothes into the dryer as drying the clothes will permanently set the stains. Rust remover may be available at the Utility Building, 8000 Herring Run Road, during normal business hours. If you have questions about our Fire Hydrant Maintenance Program, please contact Berley Mears, Director of Public Works or Lisa Gillespie, Operations Coordinator of Public Works at 302-629-8307.

Smoke Testing Program Begins September 25th

George, Miles & Buhr, GMB, the City Engineer, has hired Flow Assessment Services, LLC to perform a study of part of the City’s sewer system. The purpose of the study is to locate storm water sources that may be connected to the sanitary sewer system. Connections such as catch basins, roof drains, area drains, broken sewer pipes and open pipe joints will be located through a method called smoke testing.
 
The testing is performed on sewer manholes that are typically located in the streets or near your residence. NON-TOXIC and NON-STAINING white smoke is inserted into the sanitary sewer system by means of a smoke generating device. During the test, smoke will be observed emitting from the manhole covers on the street and vent pipes located on the homes and local business establishments.
 
PLEASE DO NOT BECOME ALARMED; THIS IS NORMAL.
 
Smoke could enter your home if you have a dry trap within the premises. This may be a dry trap or some other unused plumbing fixture. Pouring water down these drains or other seldom-used fixtures now will help assure that smoke does not enter your dwelling during the test. A plumbing defect within a building may also allow smoke to enter. The homeowner may want to address this plumbing defect since odors sometimes develop in the sewer system and could possibly enter the home through this defect.
 
In the unlikely event that smoke enters your building, DO NOT BE ALARMED.
 
Open windows and doors to ventilate the building, and contact the people outside conducting the smoke tests. You will easily recognize them by their bright red vans and brown uniforms. They will try to assist you in locating the source that allowed the smoke to enter your building. If you can’t find the truck, please feel free to phone crew chief Brian Mieldazis at his cell phone: 215-207-4542.  You may also call City of Seaford Public Works at: 302-629-8307.
 
It is not necessary for you to be home while the testing is being performed. Once you have received this notice, the testing will be performed within 24 to 72 hours. Weather conditions (heavy rain) or weekends could possibly shift the testing beyond the 72-hour time frame.
 
The goal of this program is to reduce sewer maintenance costs and minimize flooding. Thank you for your cooperation in this most worthwhile effort.

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.
 

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

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. 


Click here for Bill Pay & E-Bill Options

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.


Click here for FY2015 Audited Financial Statements and Presentation

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.