The Townsend Town Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, about a proposed ordinance which establishes a fee for all residents to pay for municipal street lighting.

The meeting will be held at the Townsend Fire Station at 107 Main Street, Townsend.

According to the town’s legal ad, the ordinance “would require all residents and property owners within the incorporated town limits be assessed a street lighting fee as established by town council for the purpose of paying electrical charges to maintain the existing street lighting system.”

The ad says the ordinance would establish the fee to be added to the monthly trash bill, but the town council hasn’t decided yet on adopting the ordinance or how the fee is billed. The amount of the fee hasn’t been decided.

A draft ordinance with accompanying documentation should soon be available at Town Hall or on the town’s website at The town office is located at 141 Main St, Townsend DE 19734. Phone: 302-378-8082.

On the same day as the public hearing, town council will hold its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m., also at the fire station.

On the council’s agenda, among other items, is the mayor’s report for discussion and possible vote to pay $9,000 for a more enhanced traffic study for the proposed Royal Farms at the site of Gambacorta Motors at 6001 Summit Bridge Road, Townsend.

Toward the bottom of the agenda is a chance for the public to comment.