Road Project – East Walnut Street

Date Posted: Friday, April 19th, 2019

Residents should be aware that DelDOT contractors started a milling project on East Walnut Street on April 18, and it is expected to run through the entire week of April 22, while schools are not in session. The entire roadway from East Walnut Street out Barker’s Landing Road to DE Route 1 will be affected. Please use alternate routes to get around Magnolia, as traffic backups will no doubt spill over onto West Walnut Street and North and South Main Streets. Thank you for your patience


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 Update for 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 have been met and the draft is on its way to the Governor’s Office for final approval.


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.