Category Archives: City of Dover

Making Dover Prosper Initiative Passes Key Test

Dover City Council Committee of the Whole recommends adoption of Making Dover Prosper Initiative  10-0 The resolution authored by Councilman Anderson in collaboration with Co-sponsors Councilmen Hare and Cole, Director of Planning and Community Development Dave Hugg and many in the community was inspired by the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce's "Vision 2020".   It started 2 years ago with an effort by Anderson to bring Dover closer to "one stop shopping" in order to start, move or expand a business in the city. The resolution will cause the creation of a "road map" to guide the city's customers for ease following the process for permits, zoning, or opening a business.  It authorizes Mr. Hugg's goal of making it easy for people to track the progress of their permits via an automated system.  It also creates working groups to bring citizens including business people together with Read more

The Shooting of Terrance Fletcher By Dover Police, Justified?

Conflicting Reports By Different News Agencies and The Dover Police Dept. Causes Anger in Dover's Black Community. After reading conflicting reports about the shooting of Terrance Fletcher 21, by Dover police on the 100 block of South New Street on August 28, I decided to attend an open meeting of community residents and leaders at 6pm Saturday to get closer to the real story of what happened. According of the Dover Police media release Friday afternoon: At approximately 1:24pm (Friday) Chief Bernat notified the mayor to inform him of shots being fired at 111 South Ne, the details are still coming in however, a perpetrator confronted two Dover officers with a handgun and was told to put the gun down and he did not comply. One of the officers fired several shots. Subject has now been transported to Bayhealth condition is unknown at this time. Chief Bernat, Dep Chief Mailey and Read more

Dover Update: The “Forgotten” Taxpayer is no longer forgotten.

I am pleased that free market and fiscal restraint has taken hold in the Capital city.  We are closing a 3.6 million dollar shortfall without layoffs, tax increases, or utility rate increases.   We have reduced the amount taken from the electric fund and are giving back money in the fuel adjustment as scheduled.   I am honored to be part of some important committees right in the middle of the struggle to improve our future.  Legislative and finance, Parks. Recreation, and Community Enhancement (which includes the federal block grants),  and tonight the mayor appointed me to be a director of the Downtown Dover Development Partnership.  I also chair the Construction appeals board.  Tonight we advanced some important items.  We advanced some pro-growth development ideas.  One was to reclaim empty box stores and keep the ones we have with an abatement program which gives tax Read more