Community meeting this Wednesday 3/11…see more details following.
WMC BLOCK WATCH A NCCP officer will again go over the procedures and provide training on how to operate the community block watch. He will again explain the benefits of the program including how it may stop Wynthorpe from being a ‘soft target’ for vandalism and petty crimes – the assault on our park equipment and reported car burglaries, are respectively examples of such.
He will also remind participants that they are passive observers and as such will not have to confront situations in person. The participant’s role will be to observe from the privacy of home and to anonymously report suspicious activity.
Board Retirement: The current board members will not be returning to serve next year (2010). They would have served two(2) consecutive years and so it is only fair that other community members take a turn at serving their community. Elections for a new board will be held in fall 2009 and more information will follow as that time draws near. However you may at any time before then, reach out to the existing members if you have an interest in serving in 2010.
THE COMMUNITY IS CAUTIONED that if a board is not elected the county will assume the affairs ofWhythorpe. This will mean that assessment fees and maintenance cost to the community will no longer be determined by member vote. They will instead be dictated by what ever county rules and mandates dictate.
Assessments: New Castle County will be mailing out bills on March 20th.
Community meetings: Only two(2) meetings will be heldthis year. Those dates are March 11 and September 23rd.Meetings will be held 7:30 PM at the Ommelanden Range Conference Room: 1205 River Road (Rt.9) Across from the Kirkwood Soccer Fields
Did you know? New Castle County began its new instant ticketing program July 1, 2008.Under this new program, after a complaint is received by the Office of Code Enforcement, a courtesy letteris sent to the property owner in violation.The property owner will have 10 days to resolve all violations before an officer performs an official inspection. If any violationsare observed during that first inspection, a $50.00 fine will be assessed to the property owner for each violation. The “ticket” must then be paid to avoid the doubling to $100 per violation. Here ia a link to the County information: http://www.co.new-castle.de.us/countycouncil/home/fileuploads/images/instant%20ticketing2.pdf