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New Castle County urged to increase, expand impact fees

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

New Castle County on Monday was given a draft plan by consultants to expand — and increase — the impact fees charged for development. The county adopted such fees in 1999 to “finance new or expanded infrastructure and service needs for development.” And they have not changed much since. The county’s consultants recommended adding fees to encourage low-income housing and …

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Police officers, New Castle County settle sexual harassment suit

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

New Castle County has settled a federal lawsuit brought by six current and former female county police officers against the department’s former second-highest ranking officer.  The plaintiffs include Capt. Laura O’Sullivan, Capt. Patricia Davies, Senior Cpl.  Jessica Neipris, Ret. Master Cpl.  Lynda Scelsi, Ret. Master Cpl. Margaret Ellwein, and Lori Kane.  Each officer alleged sexual harassment and misconduct by former …