Wilmington City Council Newsletter August 6, 2021

The Warehouse Grand Opening Day


Third District Council Member Zanthia Oliver, Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, The WRK Group Chief Executive Officer Logan Herring, and Wilmington City Council President Ernest “Trippi” Congo joined other local and state officials, community leaders, and local teens for The Warehouse grand opening day on August 5, 2021 at 1121 Thatcher Street in Wilmington, DE. Photos by Yesenia Taveras, Legislative and Public Affairs Director.

(WILMINGTON, DE) – The Warehouse, a place for teens, by teens, celebrated its official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 5, 2021 at 1121 Thatcher Street in Wilmington, DE. Wilmington City Council President Ernest “Trippi” Congo, 3rd District Council Member Zanthia Oliver, and Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki joined other local and state officials, community leaders, and local teens for the long anticipated and monumental celebration. The Warehouse’s official grand opening was delayed due to COVID-19, but for more than a year the facility has provided local teens with a space that supports their physical, social, emotional and leadership abilities, and the opportunity to experience achievement, enjoyment, friendship and recognition. Wilmington City Council is supportive of The Warehouse because of what it represents for not only our teens but for our community as well. A place that will rebuild and strengthen our local teens through the support of The Warehouse staff and network of local youth-serving organizations. You can watch the entire ribbon cutting ceremony here, and you can learn more about The Warehouse here.


The August Quarterly Festival returns for

in-person celebration

The annual August Quarterly Festival, also called Big Quarterly, will take place this year during August 22, 2021 through August 29, 2021 at the Corner of Water & South Street in Wilmington’s Riverfront Area. This weeklong celebration of religious freedom, freedom of speech, and the right to assembly features music, singing, performances, storytelling, children’s activities, arts and crafts, books, African clothing, food vendors, and more. The August Quarterly Festival, founded by Reverend Peter Spencer in 1813, commemorates the founding of the Union Church of Africans, the first African American Church independently incorporated in the United States. If you’re interested in celebrating the Nation’s Oldest History of African American Religious Freedom, visit www.augustquarterly.org for all the details.


Wilmington Offers Online Ticket Appeals

The City of Wilmington now offers a new online ticket civil appeals system that allows you to appeal traffic and parking tickets. Drivers who believe that the citation was issued in error can submit an appeal online within 21 days of receiving a ticket. Once your appeal is received, the mayor’s Office of Constituent Services will review it and make their judgments via email within ten business days of an appeal’s submission. No additional penalties will be added until after you are notified of the decision. You can access the online ticket appeals process here. For those who do not have access to the online ticket appeals process, you can still submit an appeal by mail at Office of Constituent Services, 3rd Floor, Attn: Civil Appeals Office, Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 N. French Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801-3537.


DelDOT’s Restore the Corridor prepares for Phase 1B

Video produced by WITN22, the Wilmington Information Television Network, www.witn22.org.

The State of Delaware’s Department of Transportation (DelDOT) began a two-year reconstruction project in February 2021 to extend the bridges’ service life and avoid major and costly rehabilitation work for a minimum of 30 years. Planned construction includes the repair of 19 bridges, I-95 pavement, and ramps within the project limits. On July 30, 2021, DelDOT moved into Phase 1B for the installation of signage on detour routes, the closure of the I-95 northbound on-ramp from Delaware Avenue/Adams Street, and to re-open the newly reconstructed I-95 northbound on-ramp at 10th Street and Adams Street. To learn how you can continue to navigate your way through the I95 corridor in and around Wilmington, you can view WITN22’s updated “Restore the Corridor Survival Guide: Phase 1B” informational video here. For additional information, and to sign up for email or text alerts, visit www.restorethecorridor.com


Media Contact: Yesenia Taveras, Legislative & Public Affairs Director
 302-576-2585 | ytaveras@wilmingtonde.gov
City Council Website: www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com

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