Town of Elsmere, DE
New Castle County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The following is a chronological listing of legislation of the Town of Elsmere adopted since the 1996 publication of the Code, indicating its inclusion in the Code or the reason for its exclusion. [Enabling legislation which is not general and permanent in nature is considered to be non-Code material (NCM).] Information regarding legislation which is not included in the Code nor on this list is available from the office of the Town Manager. The last legislation reviewed for the original 1996 publication of the Code was Res. No. 95-06, adopted 8-16-1995. A complete listing, including disposition, of all legislation reviewed in conjunction with the original publication of the Code is on file in the office of the Town Manager.
Ord. No.
Adoption
Date
Subject
Disposition
326
5-30-1996
Adoption of Code
New legislation pending; see Ch. 1
327
6-13-1996
Cancellation of Special Election
NCM
328
8-8-1996
Subdivision and land development amendment
Ch. 196
329
10-10-1996
Building construction standards
New legislation pending; see Ch. 76, Art. II
330
10-10-1996
Property maintenance standards
New legislation pending; see Ch. 171, Art. II
331
12-12-1996
Zoning amendment
Repealed by Ord. No. 451
332
1-23-1997
Police Pension Plan amendment
NCM; see Ch. 45
333
12-12-1996
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Ch. 215
334
1-2-1997
Mayor's Court amendment
Repealed upon adoption of Code
335
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Not adopted
336
3-27-1997
Personnel policies: filing for public office
Ch. 36, Art. I
337
4-24-1997
1997 Special Election
NCM
338
4-10-1997
Police Pension Plan amendment
NCM; see Ch. 45
339
4-10-1997
Landfill user fee
Superseded by Ord. No. 341
340
5-8-1997
Municipal services fee
Superseded by Ord. No. 341
341
5-15-1997
Solid waste
Repealed by Ord. No. 362
342
6-26-1997
Solid waste amendment
Repealed by Ord. No. 362
343
9-11-1997
Handicapped parking amendment
Ch. 116
344
Abandoned vehicles
Not adopted
345
9-11-1997
Skateboards, skates and roller blades
Superseded by Ord. No. 394
346
9-25-1997
Handicapped parking amendment
Ch. 116
347
9-25-1997
Skateboards, skates and roller blades amendment
Superseded by Ord. No. 394
348
Number not used
349
9-25-1997
Skateboards, skates and roller blades amendment
Superseded by Ord. No. 394
350
12-11-1997
Rental permits amendment
Ch. 182
351
Zoning Map amendment
Tabled
352
2-12-1998
Subdivision approval
NCM
353
4-9-1998
Zoning amendment
Repealed by Ord. No. 451
354
3-26-1998
Abandoned vehicles amendment
Ch. 211
355
3-26-1998
Dogs running at large amendment
Superseded by Ord. No. 407
356
Eliminate Town Manager
Not adopted
357
Number not used
358
Sanitation collection fee
Not adopted
359
Unknown
Realty transfer tax amendment
Ch. 204, Art. II
360
Rental permits amendment
Not adopted
361
Licenses amendment
Not adopted
362
10-22-1998
Solid waste
Repealed by Ord. No. 540
363
10-22-1998
Rental permits amendment
Ch. 182
364
10-22-1998
Business licenses and regulation amendment
Ch. 131, Art. I
366
10-22-1998
Police services fees
Ch. 164
367
12-10-1998
1999 elections
Temporary measure
368
12-10-1998
Noise amendment
Ch. 143
369
Unknown
Senior citizens and disabled tax exemption amendment
Ch. 204, Art. III
370
4-8-1999
Garbage collection amendment
Repealed upon adoption of Code
371
4-22-1999
Satellite dish antennas
Ch. 184
372
4-8-1999
Maintenance of building sites
Ch. 76, Art. I
373
4-8-1999
Zoning amendment
Repealed by Ord. No. 451
374
9-9-1999
Tax delinquent property
Ch. 206
375
9-9-1999
Rental permits amendment
Ch. 182
376
9-9-1999
Garage and sidewalk sales amendment
Ch. 107
377
10-14-1999
Maintenance of right-of-way between public street and private property
Ch. 171, Art. I
378
11-18-1999
Handicapped parking amendment
Ch. 116
379
Number not used
380
Number not used
381
11-18-1999
Spray paint containers
Ch. 189
382
Unknown
Zoning amendment
Repealed by Ord. No. 451
383
4-13-2000
Zoning amendment
Repealed by Ord. No. 451
384
8-10-2000
Snow and ice removal amendment
Ch. 192, Art. I
385
12-20-2000
Zoning Map amendment
Ch. 225, table only
386
9-14-2000
Land development and zoning fees
Chs. 97, 196 and 225
387
1-11-2001
2001 elections
Temporary measure
388
1-11-2001
Zoning Map amendment
Ch. 225, table only
389
2-8-2001
Vehicles and traffic amendment
Ch. 215
390
5-10-2001
2001 elections amendment
Temporary measure
391
5-10-2001
Senior citizens and disabled tax exemption amendment
Ch. 204, Art. III
392
2001 elections amendment
Not adopted
393
7-14-2001
Police Pension Plan amendment
NCM; see Ch. 45
394
9-13-2001
Skateboards, skates and roller blades amendment
Ch. 215, Art. III
395
11-15-2001
Extension of property taxes due date
NCM (temporary measure)
396
12-13-2001
Town Manager amendment
Ch. 34, Art. I
397
1-10-2002
Realty transfer tax amendment
Ch. 204, Art. II
398
1-24-2002
Finance Committee
Repealed by Ord. No. 497
399
2-14-2002
Police Pension Plan amendment
NCM; see Ch. 45
400
3-29-2002
Police Pension Plan amendment
NCM; see Ch. 45
401
6-13-2002
Zoning amendment
Repealed by Ord. No. 451
402
Defeated
403
6-20-2002
Payment of fines
Ch. 98
404
6-20-2002
Abandoned vehicles amendment
Ch. 211
405
6-20-2002
Police Pension Plan amendment
NCM; see Ch. 45
406
7-11-2002
Zoning amendment
Repealed by Ord. No. 451
407
11-14-2002
Animals
Ch. 71
408
Tabled
409
11-14-2002
Extension of property taxes due date
NCM (temporary measure)
410
11-14-2002
Rental permits amendment
Ch. 182
411
Tabled
412
Defeated
413
12-12-2002
Solid waste amendment
Repealed by Ord. No. 540
414
Tabled
415
1-9-2003
Animals amendment
Ch. 71
416
2003 elections
Temporary measure
417
8-10-2006
Property Maintenance Code amendment
Superseded by Ord. No. 420
418
Use of cell phones
Not adopted
419
7-9-2003
Noise amendment
Ch. 143
420
9-18-2003
Adoption of Code
Ch. 1, Art. I
421
9-18-2003
Zoning Map amendment
Ch. 225, table only
422
Zoning Map amendment
Defeated
423
1-15-2004
Police Pension Plan amendment
NCM; see Ch. 45
424
2-12-2004
Rental permits amendment
Ch. 182
425
2-12-2004
Handicapped parking spaces
Ch. 116, Art. II
426
3-11-2004
Graffiti
Ch. 110; Ch. 189, reference only
427
3-11-2004
Peddling and soliciting amendment
Ch. 159
428
Zoning Map amendment
Defeated
429
4-8-2004
Planning Commission amendment
Ch. 38
430
5-13-2004
Nuisance properties
Ch. 145, Art. I
431
4-8-2004
Zoning amendment
Repealed by Ord. No. 451
432
Zoning Map amendment
Defeated
433
6-10-2004
License revocation for ordinance violations
Ch. 60, Art. I
434
10-13-2004
Senior citizens and disabled tax exemption amendment
Ch. 204, Art. III
435
10-12-2006
Dumping of yard waste and refuse
Ch. 127
436
8-12-2004
Business licenses and regulation amendment
Ch. 131, Art. I
437
10-13-2004
Parades and special events amendment
Ch. 148
438
Roadway obstructions
Not adopted
439
10-13-2004
Zoning amendment
Repealed by Ord. No. 451
440
Rental permits amendment
Not adopted
441
Solid waste amendment
Withdrawn
442
1-13-2005
Vehicles and traffic: traffic signal violation monitoring program
Ch. 215, Art. IV
443
3-10-2005
Business licenses and regulation amendment
Ch. 131, Art. I
444
3-10-2005
Collection of fees for delinquent taxes
Ch. 204, Art. V
445
3-10-2005
2005 elections
Temporary measure
446
4-14-2005
Police Pension Plan amendment
NCM; see Ch. 45
447
Renting to and employment of illegal aliens
Defeated
448
6-9-2005
Parking of certain vehicles amendment
Ch. 152
449
Vehicles and traffic: stopping, standing, and parking; tow-away zones; fire lanes amendment
Defeated
450
8-11-2005
Senior citizens and disabled tax exemption amendment
Ch. 204, Art. III
451
11-10-2005
Zoning
Ch. 225
452
11-10-2005
Finance Committee amendment
Repealed by Ord. No. 497
453
10-13-2005
Incident management
Ch. 31
454
10-13-2005
Rental permits amendment
Ch. 182
455
11-10-2005
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
456
Finance Committee amendment
Defeated
457
12-8-2005
Streets and sidewalks: roadway obstructions
Ch. 192, Art. III
458
12-8-2005
Property Maintenance Code amendment
Ch. 171, Art. II
459
12-8-2005
Stormwater management
Repealed by Ord. No. 628
460
1-12-2006
Curfew amendment
Ch. 87
461
2-9-2006
Zoning Map amendment
Ch. 225, table only
462
4-13-2006
Zoning Map amendment
Ch. 225, table only
463
5-11-2006
Police Pension Plan amendment
NCM; see Ch. 45
464
5-11-2006
Handicapped parking amendment
Ch. 116, Art. I
465
6-8-2006
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
466
6-8-2006
Vehicles and traffic: stopping, standing, and parking; tow-away zones; fire lanes amendment
Ch. 215, Art. II
467
8-10-2006
Emergency operations
Ch. 21
468
7-13-2006
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
469
9-14-2006
Adoption of Zoning Map
Ch. 225, Attachment
470
10-12-2006
Vehicles and traffic: stopping, standing, and parking; tow-away zones; fire lanes amendment
Ch. 215, Art. II
471
11-9-2006
Property Maintenance Code amendment
Ch. 171, Art. II
472
11-9-2006
Handicapped parking amendment
Ch. 116, Art. I
473
11-9-2006
Police pension fund amendment
See Ch. 45
474
11-9-2006
Tax payment installment plan
Ch. 204, Art. IV
475
1-11-2007
Doubling of license fees for failure to obtain licenses or pay fees
Ch. 60, Art. II
476
3-8-2007
Senior citizens and disabled tax exemption amendment
Ch. 204, Art. III
477
4-12-2007
2007 elections
NCM
478
5-10-2007
Senior citizens and disabled tax exemption amendment
Ch. 204, Art. III
479
6-14-2007
Concealed BB guns, air guns, and toy guns in public
Ch. 99, Art. V
480
7-12-2007
Police pension fund amendment
See Ch. 45
481
Animals amendment
Withdrawn
482
11-8-2007
Adoption of building, residential, plumbing mechanical and fuel gas standards amendment
Ch. 76, Art. II
483
Rental permits amendment
Not adopted
484
11-8-2007
Property maintenance standards amendment
Ch. 171, Art. II
485
11-8-2007
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
486
Zoning amendment
Defeated
487
1-8-2009
Elections
Ch, 19
488
3-13-2008
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
489
3-13-2008
Police pension fund amendment
See Ch. 45
490
4-10-2008
Rental permits amendment
Ch. 182
491
4-10-2008
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
492
4-10-2008
Business licenses and regulation amendment
Ch. 131, Art. I
493
7-10-2008
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
494
9-10-2009
Utility construction
Ch. 192, Art. IV
495
9-10-2009
Roadway construction
Ch. 192, Art. V
496
9-11-2008
Property maintenance: adoption of standards amendment
Ch. 171, Art. II
497
10-9-2008
Finance Committee
Ch. 27
498
10-9-2008
Code Enforcement Officer amendment
Ch. 34, Art. II
499
10-9-2008
Waiver of building permit fees
Ch. 76, Art. III
500
11-13-2008
Planning Commission amendment; Tree Advisory Board repealer
Chs. 38; 55, reference only
501
1-8-2009
Town Manager amendment
Ch. 34, Art. I
502
2-9-2009
Collection of fees and costs for delinquent taxes amendment
Ch. 204, Art. V
503
4-9-2008
2009 elections
NCM
504
4-9-2009
Graffiti amendment
Ch. 110
505
6-11-2009
Property maintenance: adoption of standards amendment
Ch. 171, Art. II
506
9-10-2009
Licensed businesses: disorderly establishments and entertainment clubs
Ch. 131, Art. II
507
6-11-2009
Abandoned vehicles amendment
Ch. 211
508
6-11-2009
Finance Committee amendment
Ch. 27
509
7-9-2009
Procedure for removal of Police Chief
Repealed by Ord. No. 575
510
8-11-2009
Public hearing rules for termination of Police Chief
Repealed by Ord. No. 575
511
10-8-2009
Use of cellular telephones while operating motor vehicles
Ch. 215, Art. V
512
1-14-2010
Peddling and soliciting amendment
Ch. 159
513
10-8-2009
Open burning
Ch. 79
514
2-11-2010
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
515
5-13-2010
Realty transfer tax amendment
Ch. 204, Art. II
516
12-9-2010
Excavation and grading
Ch. 93
517
8-12-2010
Update of Comprehensive Plan
NCM
518
8-12-2010
Vehicles and traffic: enforcement
Ch. 215, Art. VI
519
8-12-2010
Licensed businesses amendment
Ch. 131, Arts. I and II
520
8-12-2010
Rental permits amendment
Ch. 182
521
8-12-2010
Vacant property: registration
Ch. 209, Art. I
522
8-12-2010
Payment of fines amendment
Ch. 98
523
9-9-2010
Parks and recreation areas amendment
Ch. 155
524
11-11-2010
Vacant property: registration amendmentt
Ch. 209, Art. I
525
11-11-2010
Satellite dish antennas amendment
Ch. 184
12-9-2010
Elections amendment
Ch. 19
526
2-10-2011
Rental permits amendment
Ch. 182
527
Defeated
528
3-10-2011
Cancellation of 2011 biannual election
NCM
529
4-14-2011
Nuisances: nuisance properties amendment
Ch. 145, Art. I
530
Defeated
531
5-12-2011
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
532
5-12-2011
Special election
NCM
533
6-9-2011
Street name change
NCM
534
Defeated
535
6-16-2011
Police pension fund amendment
See Ch. 45
536
7-14-2011
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
537
7-14-2011
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
538
8-11-2011
Police Secondary Pension Plan
See Ch. 45
539
8-11-2011
Employee Retirement Plan
See Ch. 45
540
8-11-2011
Solid waste
Ch. 187
541
9-8-2011
Smoking or use of tobacco products
Ch. 186
542
9-8-2011
Property maintenance: adoption of standards amendment
Ch. 171, Art. II
543
12-8-2011
Payment of fines amendment
Ch. 98
544
2-9-2012
Realty transfer tax amendment
Ch. 204, Art. II
545
3-8-2012
Tax payment installment plan amendment
Ch. 204, Art. IV
546
4-12-2012
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
547
4-12-2012
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
548
4-12-2012
Police Pension Plan amendment
See Ch. 45
549
5-10-2012
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
550
4-12-2012
Licenses and permits: failure to comply with intent of permit
Ch. 60, Art. III
551
Defeated
552
5-10-2012
Property maintenance: adoption of standards amendment
Ch. 171, Art. II
553
5-10-2012
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
554
7-12-2012
Rental licenses amendment
Ch. 182
555
7-12-2012
Licensed businesses: licenses and regulation amendment
Ch. 131, Art. I
556
7-12-2012
Rental licenses amendment
Ch. 182
557
7-12-2012
Streets and sidewalks: utility construction amendment
Ch. 192, Art. IV
558
Tabled
559
9-13-2012
Property maintenance: adoption of standards amendment
Ch. 171, Art. II
560
Defeated
561
11-8-2012
Property maintenance: adoption of standards amendment
Ch. 171, Art. II
562
Tabled
563
3-14-2013
Vacant property: registration amendment
Ch. 209, Art. I
564
4-11-2013
Streets and sidewalks: roadway obstructions amendment
565
4-11-2013
Collection of fees for delinquent taxes amendment
Ch. 204, Art. V
566
4-11-2013
2013 biannual municipal elections
NCM
567
7-11-2013
Vacant property: registration amendment
Ch. 209, Art. I
568
7-11-2013
Rental licenses amendment; zoning amendment
Chs. 182; 225
569
Defeated
570
Defeated
571
10-10-2013
Rental licenses amendment
Ch. 182
572
10-10-2013
Vacant property: registration amendment
Ch. 209, Art. I
573
12-12-2013
Realty transfer tax amendment
Ch. 204, Art. II
574
Defeated
575
3-13-2014
Public Safety Department repealer
Ch. 48, reference only
576
4-10-2014
Base tax credit
Ch. 204, Art. VI
577
4-10-2014
Streets and sidewalks: snow and ice removal amendment
Ch. 192, Art. I
578
Defeated
579
5-8-2014
Swimming pools
Ch. 199
580
5-8-2014
Personnel policies: resignation upon filing for elected office amendment
Ch. 36
581
8-14-2014
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
582
9-11-2014
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
583
9-11-2014
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
584
9-11-2014
Parks and recreation areas amendment
Ch. 155
585
10-9-2014
Parades and special events amendment
Ch. 148
586
11-13-2014
Floodplain management; zoning amendment
Ch. 102; Ch. 225
587
12-11-2014
Police Secondary Pension Plan amendment
See Ch. 45
588
12-11-2014
Police Pension Plan amendment
See Ch. 45
589
2-12-2015
Zoning Map amendment
Ch. 225, table only
590
2-12-2015
Subdivision and land development amendment
Ch. 196
591
2-12-2015
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
592
3-11-2015
Floodplain management amendment
Ch. 102
593
3-11-2015
2015 biennial municipal elections
NCM
594
5-14-2015
Abandoned vehicles amendment
Ch. 211
595
6-11-2015
Zoning amendment
Ch. 225
596
6-11-2015
Animals amendment
Ch. 71
597
7-9-2015
Licenses and permits: failure to comply with intent of permit amendment; payment of fines amendment; nuisance properties amendment; property maintenance: adoption of standards amendment
Ch. 60, Art. III; Ch. 98; Ch. 145, Art. I; Ch. 171, Art. II
598
8-13-2015
Relinquishing claim over portions of Medori property
NCM
599
8-13-2015
Vacant property: mortgage defaults, foreclosures, tax liens and transfers
Ch. 209, Art. II
600
9-10-2015
Garage and sidewalk sales amendment; dumping of yard waste and refuse amendment; peddling and soliciting amendment; satellite dish antennas amendment; streets and sidewalks: snow and ice removal amendment; subdivision and land development amendment; abandoned vehicles amendment
Ch. 107; Ch. 127; Ch. 159; Ch. 184; Ch. 192, Art. I; Ch. 196; Ch. 211
601
Defeated
602
9-10-2015
Animals amendment
Ch. 71
603
Defeated
604
10-8-2015
Firearms and weapons: regulation in municipal buildings and police stations
Ch. 99, Art. VI
605
10-8-2015
Vacant property: registration amendment
Ch. 209, Art. I
606
11-12-2015
Nuisance properties amendment
Ch. 145, Art. I
607
11-12-2015
Special election
NCM
608
Defeated
609
12-10-2015
Cable television franchise amendment
Ch. A230
610
12-10-2015
Relinquishing claim over 600 and 612 Colonial Avenue
NCM
611
1-14-2016
Taxation: senior citizens and disabled tax exemption amendment; base tax credit amendment; review of income levels and discounts
Ch. 204, Art. III; Ch. 204, Art. VI; Ch. 204, Art. VII
612
3-10-2016
Licensed businesses: licenses and regulations amendment; registration of home occupations; zoning amendment
Ch. 131, Art. I; Ch. 131, Art. III; Ch. 225
613
4-14-2016
Rental licenses amendment
Ch. 182
614
Defeated
615
6-9-2016
Licensed businesses: registration of home occupations amendment
Ch. 131, Art. III
616
7-14-2016
Minor subdivision
NCM
617
9-8-2016
Zoning Map amendment
Ch. 225, table only
618
9-8-2016
Reverse subdivision approval
NCM
148 Del. Laws, c. 430
10-6-2016
Charter amendment
§§ C-405, C-406.1, C-406.2
619
10-13-2016
Licenses and permits: failure to comply with intent of permit amendment; tax-delinquent property amendment
Ch. 60, Art. III; Ch. 206
620
11-10-2016
Minor subdivision and reverse subdivision approval
NCM
621
Defeated
622
3-9-2017
2017 elections
NCM
623
3-9-2017
Vacant property: mortgage defaults, foreclosures, tax liens and transfers amendment
Ch. 209, Art. II
624
3-9-2017
Police Pension Fund amendment
NCM; see Ch. 45
625
3-9-2017
Property maintenance: adoption of standards amendment
Ch. 171, Art. II
626
3-9-2017
Nuisances: public nuisance receivership
Ch. 145, Art. II
149 Del. Laws, c. 7
4-13-2017
Charter amendment
§ C-405
627
5-11-2017
Building construction: waiver of building permit fees amendment
Ch. 76, Art. III
628
6-8-2017
Stormwater management: illicit discharges to municipal separate storm sewer system
Ch. 190, Art. I
629
6-8-2017
Subdivision and land development amendment
Ch. 196
630
6-26-2017
Police Pension Plan Amendment
See Ch. 45
631
1-11-2018
Police Secondary Pension Plan Amendment
See Ch. 45
632
Defeated
633
3-8-2018
Payment of Fines Amendment; Property Maintenance Amendment
Ch. 98; Ch. 171
634
4-12-2018
Zoning Amendment
Ch. 225
635
4-12-2018
Zoning Amendment
Ch. 225
636
3-8-2018
Professional Fees
Ch. 169
637
4-12-2018
Procedure for 2018 Special 4th District Municipal Election
NCM
638
4-12-2018
Police Pension Plan Amendment
See Ch. 45
639
10-11-2018
Elections Amendment
Ch. 19
640
10-11-2018
Solid Waste
Ch. 187
641
10-11-2018
Streets and Sidewalks: Roadway Obstructions Amendment
Ch. 192, Art. III
642
Tabled
643
Ch. Withdrawn
644
2-14-2019
Procedure for 2019 Biennial Municipal Elections
NCM
645
4-11-2019
Handicapped Parking Amendment
Ch. 116
646
5-9-2019
Animals
Ch. 71
Ord. No.
Adoption Date
Subject
Disposition
Supp. No.
647
12-12-2019
Salaries
NCM
10
648
3-12-2020
Rental Licenses Amendment
Ch. 182
10
649
3-12-2020
Vehicles and Traffic Amendment
Ch. 215
10