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 G-Ardeners Community Garden (motion: 3/23/15) and implementing the Vacant Dwelling Ordinance 15.
Planning Committee’s Description
Established January 1968 by the Town Assembly
A – The Community Planning Committee shall consist of five residents of Arden, elected by a majority of those voting at the regular March meeting. The term shall be two years, three members elected on the odd numbered years and two on even numbered years.
B – It shall be the duty of the Community Planning Committee to plan the physical and cultural future of the Community and to advise the Town Assembly and Trustees on all matters relating to the betterment and development of Arden.
For more detail on the duties of the Community Planning Committee check out the
Established January 2021 by the Town Assembly
Connecting with the Ardens Transportation Plan
Arden is teaming up with the villages of Ardencroft and Ardentown along with WILMAPCO, DelDOT, and other partners to produce a transportation plan by the summer of 2023. Residents and stakeholders will be engaged through surveys, public meetings, and other means to create a list of projects that together implement a vision of a safer, more accessible future for walkers, bikers, transit users, and motorists.
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. For more information about Arden and ARPA check out this link.
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 3rd Wednesday of every month except July at 7:00 p.m. at the Buzz Ware Village Center or over Zoom:
Meeting ID: 882 5928 4139
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.