Lawn Mowing in Magnolia

Date Posted: Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Spring and summer have given us a great deal of rain and the lawns around town are rapidly growing. As such, please remember that, per Town Ordinances, Section VII, Number 708, grass on your yard should be no more than 6 inches tall or it is in violation. Property owners with grass that exceeds 6 inches will receive a violation notice, and if the owner is unresponsive, the Town will mow it and bill the owner a minimum of $75.00 for the first cut and the same for any subsequent cuts. Kent County Inspections and Enforcement will also be advised when we do this. The Town also requests that you not blow your grass clippings into the street. This serves to block the storm drains and create flooding and ponding on the streets, which can be dangerous for traffic. Below is a picture taken on North Main Street after a recent […]


2018 Water Quality Report Now Available !

Date Posted: Monday, June 17th, 2019

The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for CY 2018 is now available. 2018 Drinking Water Report Any questions can be directed to Dustan Russum, our Town Water Operator at 302-853-5203. Thank you.


Credit Cards Now Accepted for Taxes and Water

Date Posted: Friday, March 29th, 2019

If you haven’t noticed on your recent water bills, the Town of Magnolia can now accept credit cards for payment of Town taxes and quarterly water payments. See the link on your billing notice and submit your payment securely online. No more mailings or drop-offs to Town Hall needed anymore. Of course, you can still submit payments by check as usual if you prefer. If you have questions, please submit them via our online contact form at Thank you.


New Members of Town Council

Date Posted: Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Town Council welcomed its newest member, Brian Howard, at the council meeting on March 11, 2019. He joins two other recently added members – Ashton McLaughlin, who joined in June 2018 and Buck Dougherty, who joined in September 2018. Magnolia may be small in size, but it may be surprising to some residents as to the multitude of issues addressed each month at our Town Council meetings. We rely on each and every one of our council members, as well as our Town Secretary, Diane Cahall, to make informed decisions on behalf of the Town.


Comprehensive Plan – 2019

Date Posted: Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Magnolia’s 2009 Comprehensive Plan was reviewed and updated during 2018, and the Town Planning Commission produced revised Plan Recommendations, which were shared at an open Town meeting on October 8, 2018. The draft plan was submitted to the Office of State Planning Coordination (OSPC) on November 1, 2018.  A summary of comments by State agencies on that draft was received by the Town on December 30, 2018, and the changes were incorporated into the final version that was submitted to OSPC again in February 2019. On March 7, 2019, OSPC informed the Town that all certification requirements had been met and the draft had been sent to the Governor’s Office for final approval. Governor Carney sent the Town a letter (viewable in the Comprehensive Plan section) giving his official approval of the plan on March 12, 2019. This completes the approval process, but the Town will now move forward with the 18 recommendations summarized in the plan. The […]


Magnolia Joins National Flood Insurance Program

Date Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Town received notice from FEMA that, effective April 5, 2018, its application to join the National Flood Insurance Program was approved. This means that town residents who desire to purchase flood insurance may do so through insurance agents or brokers licensed to do business in the State of Delaware. Per FEMA documentation, the Town of Magnolia is not located in a flood plain, but residents wishing to purchase the insurance may still do so. There is a 30-day waiting period after your date of purchase for the policy to become effective. Additional information, such as our notification letter and the FEMA Policy Issuance can be found under the Town’s website dropdown link entitled National Flood Insurance Program.