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.” 


January 16, 2018 - We extend our sincere apologies to those residents who recently received a letter notifying you of your removal from our Voter Registration Records. An administrative error occurred during the review of the Voter Registration Records. The information relied upon was inaccurate or incomplete property information which led us to flag your record for removal from the Master Voter Registration Record. We have corrected the Master Voter Registration Record by reinstating your record.
Those of you who received this recent correspondence will be able to vote in the upcoming City of Seaford election on April 21, 2018.
New procedures have been implemented to minimize any future errors in the voter registration process. The voter registration listing is, for us, a critical document that has to be accurate for our voters and candidates.
If you have any questions or would like to check the status of your voter registration, please contact our office at (302) 629-9173 immediately.

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, 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 or go directly to 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.