CCOBH Seminar with NCC Officials

CCOBH Seminar series

CCOBH is pleased to continue the agenda from our previous New Castle County Seminars. This seminar will be held Wednesday, March 6th, 6:00 PM-7:45 PM at the Claymont Library.

The details are still being finalized but topics will include:

  • using the New Castle County website (so bring your laptops, etc.)
  • stormwater
  • sewer construction
  • police and emergency services
  • county citizen boards
  • answers to your questions and concerns


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Annual Christina Watershed Cleanup

The 28th Annual Christina Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019 (8:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Naamans Creek Watershed Association (NCWA) has been coordinating its annual cleanup with that of the Christina Conservancy for the past 20 years.

The Naamans Creek volunteers will meet at the back end of F & N Shopping Center (near the Wells Fargo side). Volunteers are invited to meet for lunch at 11:30 AM.

The Naamans Creek contingent usually pulls out over 2 tons of trash each year from the stream and surroundings. This trash includes car tires (last year 42 tires were removed), shopping carts, wire, and wooden fencing. Most of the material is plastic bags and bottles, soda and beer cans and newspaper circulars. We clean about 16 different sites in our watershed. County Councilman John Cartier participated in the cleanup in 2018  1-800-GotJunk picks up our trash.

Flyers for your Organization to help promote the 2019 Cleanup

Please post on your community page.  The Naamans Creek Watershed Association would like input and assistance from residents so we clean as much of the area as we can. There are also quite a few tributaries of Naamans Creek that run through some parkland and some private property. If the main creek or a tributary of Naamans Creek (any small creek entering the Delaware River through Claymont, Perkins Run, or Stoney Run) flows through your neighborhood and has trash collections in it please notify Marianne Cinaglia at mcinaglia@aol.com. The Water Resource Authority puts Perkins Run and Stoney Run in the Naamans Creek Watershed.

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Household Hazardous Waste/Paper Shredding

The next Household Hazardous Waste/Paper Shredding Event will take place on Saturday, March 2nd from 8:30am to 2:00pm.

This recurring event is available on the 1st Saturday of each month at the Delaware Recycling Center

Household Hazardous Waste- Product containers marked with words, “Warning: Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “Corrosive” or “Explosive.” For example; household cleaners, garden pesticides,  paint, nail polish, fluorescent bulbs, or antifreeze.

Paper Shredding- Residents can bring up to 2 file boxes of personal confidential papers for shredding (financial and legal documents, receipts, and tax and medical records). Papers with staples or paper clips are accepted.

Recycling of electronics is available Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm and Saturday 8:30pm-2pm at the Delaware Recycling Center

All events are restricted to Delaware residents and are held rain or shine.

Know the rules. Recycle right. Click here to learn more.

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DSWA Recycling Plant Tour

Have you ever seen a single stream recycling plant in operation?  Delaware Solid Waste Authority has kindly offered to host members of local civic associations on a tour of its facility at 1101 Lambson Lane on Tuesday, March 12 and/or Wednesday, March 13 at 1 PM. For more information about DSWA please check out their webite at DSWA.com.

If you are interested in attending the tour please contact Marianne Cinaglia at mcinaglia@aol.com ASAP so CCOBH can reserve a spot for you. Please state whether you have a preferred date.

If you are interested in attending the tour please contact Marianne Cinaglia at mcinaglia@aol.com ASAP so CCOBH can reserve a spot for you. Please state whether you have a preferred date.



							
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Tree Planting Grants

The Delaware Urban and Community Forestry Program is offering grants up to $5000 for tree planting projects on public land or to help communities complete a professional tree inventory.

This program can also be used to supplement the replacing of trees along community roadways, which is common practice for some of our communities.

For more information, and to get an online application, please follow this link.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

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CCOBH Seminar – “Ask the Lawyer: Your Questions about Your Civic or Homeowner Associations Answered”

CCOBH is pleased, once again, to present, “Ask the Lawyer:  Your Questions about Your Civic or Homeowner Associations Answered,” a returning entry in its series of seminars for assistance to current board members of Civic Associations and Homeowner Associations in Brandywine Hundred.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. CLAYMONT LIBRARY

This seminar is intended to provide Civic and Homeowner Association Board members with answers to their most pressing legal issues involving their community association on which they serve as a member of the Board of Directors. This seminar, to be led by CCOBH President, Robert J. Valihura, Jr., Esquire, will cover topics of concern for the community, and can include:  Corporate formation and compliance issues; intra-board dispute resolution, legal issue involving collection of annual dues and fees, legal enforceability of restrictive covenants and deed restrictions or any other issue of importance which Board members would like guidance about but were reluctant to retain a lawyer.

A former State Representative and a current Adjunct Professor of Law teaching the Delaware Corporate law applicable to corporations and Civic and Homeowner Associations, Bob focuses his practice on representation of communities such as yours up and down the state. 

IMPORTANT:  The issues which are likely to be covered will focus on what the Board can and cannot do, so please come with a copy of your certificate of incorporation, your bylaws, your community’s deed restrictions and, if applicable, any Declaration that binds your community. Because of CCOBH’s focus on representing civic and homeowner associations, this seminar will not address individual homeowner issues, including disputes that are just between homeowners or homeowner disputes with their homeowner or civic association.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know to more effectively and knowledgeably represent your community. CCOBH hopes to see you on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:00 p.m. at the Claymont Library.

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Neighbors of the Edgemoor Port – Survey

The following is shared from the Neighbors of Edgemoor Port:

Dear Brandywine Hundred neighbors:

Construction will begin at the site of the old DuPont Edgemoor Plant, for a new second port, within the next two years.  Large box containers will be transported by rail and truck into and out of the DuPont Edgemoor Plant site.  There will be significant truck transport, with primary method of transport by rail.  Port operations (large cranes, lights, etc.) will be conducted around the clock, seven days a week.  Neighbors of the Edgemoor Port was formed to partner with the port authorities to determine ways to enhance our community, and help mitigate any negative community impacts.  We need your input now!!  Please like our facebook page, Neighbors of the Edgemoor Port, and take our brief survey below.  Your feedback is very important.

Click on the below link to take our brief survey:
https://edgemoorportneighbors300017653.wordpress.com/survey/

DelawareOnline.com 4/18/18 State endorses Wilmington port privatization –The Delaware General Assembly has given its final endorsement of a proposal to allow Emirati port operator Gulftainer to privatize the Port of Wilmington and develop a new container port at Edgemoor. https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/04/24/general-assembly-endorses-port-privatization-plan/548149002/

DelawareOnline.com 3/29/18 $580 million Wilmington port takeover could add over 5,000 jobs International port operator Gulftainer wants to invest $574 million to retool the existing Port of Wilmington and build a new container terminal on the Delaware River at Edgemoor, Peter Richards, CEO of the company, said in an interview. https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2018/03/29/port-operator-pitches-580-million-investment-delaware/470570002/

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CCOBH Seminar – Homeowner and Civic Associations: Beyond the Basics_ Monday, January 14th, at 6:00 PM in the Claymont Library

CCOBH Seminar seriesCCOBH is pleased to present, ”Homeowner and Civic Associations:  Beyond the Basics,” a repeat of its well-received advanced seminars for assistance to current or future board members of Civic Associations in Brandywine Hundred.

This seminar is intended to provide Civic Association Board members with information and processes beyond the basic legal and structural aspects of serving on a non-profit Board of Directors.

This seminar, to be led by CCOBH President, Robert J. Valihura, Jr., Esquire, will cover in depth the following topics:  Dispute resolution, collection of annual dues and fees, including pursuit of collection in the Justice of the Peace Court, and enforcement of restrictive covenants and deed restrictions.

A former State Representative and a current Adjunct Professor of Law teaching the Delaware Corporate law applicable to corporations and Civic Associations, Bob focuses his practice on representation of communities up and down the state concerning these types of structural Board issues.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know to more effectively and knowledgeably represent your community.   CCOBH hopes to see you on MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Claymont Library.

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CANDIDATES FORUM: District 2, NEW CASTLE COUNTY COUNCIL

The Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred (CCOBH) and Eastern Brandywine Hundred Coordinating Council Presents

CANDIDATES FORUM: District 2, NEW CASTLE COUNTY COUNCIL

When: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Where: Talleyville Fire Hall

The Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred and the Eastern Brandywine Hundred Coordinating Council are pleased to present a Candidates Forum in which the two candidates vying for the District Two, New Castle County Council seat, current Councilman, Bob Weiner, and challenger, Dee Durham, will be publicly answering questions from a panel of members from the two organizations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear what these candidates for office have to say about their candidacies and the issues that are important to you.

The Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred and the Eastern Brandywine Hundred Coordinating Council hopes to see you on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Talleyville Fire Hall.

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CCOBH Seminar – Homeowner and Civic Associations: The Basics Monday, October 15, 6:00-8:00 PM Claymont Library

CCOBH Seminar seriesCCOBH is pleased to present, “Homeowner and Civic Associations:  The Basics,” a repeat of its initial seminar in a series of seminars for assistance to current or future board members of Civic Associations in Brandywine Hundred.

This seminar, focusing on the fundamentals, is intended to introduce Civic Association Board members to the legal and structural aspects of serving on a non-profit Board of Directors.  This seminar, to be led by CCOBH President, Robert J. Valihura, Jr., Esquire, will cover the structures of Civic Associations and Homeowner Associations, the integration of Delaware law and a community’s controlling documents, the role of the Board of Directors, including fiduciary duties imposed on board members, reporting obligations, the limitation of liability of directors and some of the basics of addressing the Board’s role in overseeing deed restriction enforcement.

A former State Representative and a current Adjunct Professor of Law teaching the Delaware Corporate law applicable to corporations and Civic Associations, Bob focuses his practice on representation of communities up and down the state concerning these types of structural Board issues.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know to more confidently, effectively and knowledgeably represent your community. CCOBH hopes to see you on Monday, October 15th at 6:00 p.m. at the Claymont Library.

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