Water System Project Updates – January 9, 2024

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

The Town currently has two ongoing projects and one completed project, all focused on improvements to the water system: Water Pumps Rehab Project – Beginning the week of January 15, 2024, our water contractor (A.C. Schultes) will be running a battery of tests on Pump #2 and the following week on Pump #3. These tests will assess the capability and condition of each pump, determine what cleaning and/or parts replacement is needed and perform said maintenance to the pumps. The project is being overseen by engineers from Verdantas. The funding for this project is the ARPA federal funding we received in CY 2021.  Water Storage Tank Planning Project – Our current water storage tank is approaching 100 years of age and needs to be replaced by a newer, larger and taller version. Since last fall the large lot on East Main Street that contains Pump House #2 has been extensively […]


Credit Cards Now Accepted for Taxes and Water

Date Posted: Saturday, July 10th, 2021

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 magnolia.delaware.gov. 7/1/2021 Residents who pay Town taxes by credit card may also edit the amount being paid to receive the usual 5% early payment discount. Once you are on the bill pay page, refer to the invoice to see how much you will owe after the 5% discount is applied. Then, click in the field that shows the non-discounted price. You can then enter the after-discount payment you are making. Enter your credit card […]


Town of Magnolia Traffic Study Released

Date Posted: Friday, June 12th, 2020

The Town of Magnolia is pleased to announce the completion of its Magnolia Traffic Study. The majority of the funding for the project was provided by the Dover/Kent County MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) with the remainder provided by the Town. The study was produced by the consulting firm Whitman, Requardt and Associates of Wilmington and led by consultants Adrienne Eiss and Jeff Reigner. The consultants kicked off the project by interviewing Mayor James Frazier (for general background on traffic issues, related information contained in our 2019 Town Comprehensive Plan and residents’ sentiments about traffic), and Councilman Buck Dougherty, who focused his responses on how traffic issues have impacted his fire crews at the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company in his role as former Fire Chief and present member of their Board of Directors. WRA then spent many hours researching and compiling available traffic data on Magnolia and the surrounding area (e.g. […]


Spotted Lanternfly Resources Available

Date Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

If you notice Spotted Lanternfly activity on your property, you may find the following two links helpful. They are also available on our Links page: Spotted Lanternfly Brochure Spotted Lanternfly Checklist  


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.