Established January 1968 by the Town Assembly
The Community Planning Committee plans the “physical and cultural future of the community.” It works to plan long- and short-term projects for the village in conjunction with other committees, the Trustees and residents. The committee also has a few non-planning responsibilities, including overseeing the Memorial Garden (cemetery), the Community Gardens on the Sherwood Green (motion: 3/23/15) and implementing the Vacant Dwelling Ordinance 15.
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
The Village of Arden Town Assembly, in a Special Town Meeting on May 15, 2022, approved four projects to be funded spending a total of $180,000 of our allotted $219,925. The Town Treasurer is holding approximately 10% of our award for contingencies, overruns on approved projects, and a small lawyer’s fee. With the remaining funds of approximately $20,000 the Village may choose to fund other project(s) at a later date. All ARPA funding must be expended by the Town by the end of 2024.
To see a sample ballot check here.
To view the first-round ARPA Initial Proposals we discussed at the January 24th Town Assembly click here. There was a non-binding vote via a Zoom poll at the January Town Assembly. Check out the results of the poll here.
Check out the project eligibility overview from the from the law firm engaged by the State of Delaware and the Village of Arden.
Treasury Department link:
The Community Planning Committee Meetings
We will hold regular Committee meetings via Zoom until further notice. A link to the meetings can be found below. The Committee usually holds their meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. No meeting is held in August.
Call-in number and link for visitors who want to join meetings is below. Call (302) 379-0234 for problems with connections. Thank you for your patience.
The May CPC meeting has been moved to May 4th, at 5:00 PM via Zoom. Agenda for 5/4/22 meeting:
- Review minutes from March & April
- Discussion of upcoming Special Town Assembly logistics.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 882 5928 4139
Dial in – 1 312 626 6799
The 3rd Wednesday of every month except August at 7:00 p.m. at the Buzz Ware Village Center or over Zoom (see information above).
Other Informational Items
CPC Guidance Policy
The Community Planning Committee Guidance Policy was approved by Town Assembly on January 25, 2021. This document is intended to help clarify the Committee’s duties. Email email@example.com to comment.
Conflict of Interest Policy
Freedom of Information Act Guidelines
National Flood Insurance Program
Resolution for the National Flood Insurance Program was voted on at the January 27, 2014 town meeting.
Vacant Dwellings Ordinance
Communal Grounds Long Range Plan
Meeting minutes are posted after revisions and the approval by a quorum of the Committee.
January (ARPA Public Meeting) | February | March | April | May | June | July (no meeting) | August | September | October | November | December
January Special Meeting | January | February | no March meeting | no April meeting | June Transformation ad-hoc subcommittee | May | Bamboo Informational Session | June | July |no August Meeting | September | no October Meeting | November | December |
Email the Committee directly at Planning@arden.delaware.gov or use the Contact Page of the Village of Arden, Delaware website.