Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Council’s Corner

We are blessed with all 4 seasons here along the Delaware Bay in beautiful Slaughter Beach- hopefully spring will soon be on her way!
Your town council has been busy this year – having community outreach meetings for you on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); & the new State Septic Regulations being phased in over the next two years. Updating our Comprehensive Land Use Plan was also accomplished.

Most importantly perhaps was our Public Hearing on January 19 to update & improve many necessary Town documents & procedures- our Charter, zoning code, zoning map, memorandum of understanding with Sussex County, election ordinance, and a new flood damage reduction ordinance. Most of these docs can be found on our web site (; the Charter changes are not finalized yet, it is presently before the State General Assembly for approval.

Additionally, through a grant 2 houses in Town will be raised; & the feasibility study re: sewer is soon to be completed.
The Town Park was improved with a matching grant. With even more work to be done in Town with a new $10,000 grant from Sussex County.
Town Council strives to maintain & foster relationships with other agencies we find beneficial to our sustainability, for example- Delaware Nature Society (DNS), DuPont Nature Center (DNC), Bayshore Initiative, Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC), ABC (Delaware Alliance of Bay Communities), Sussex County, our State government & representatives, FEMA, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge…………..

As always, the town council sincerely thanks all the many residents who lend their time, talent & heart to help us all!

Amy Parker
Vice mayor

“The government is us; we are the government, you and I.”
“The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

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