Rep. Kim Williams' August Newsletter


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820 N. French Street
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Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 577-8476

Legislative Hall
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Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 744-4351


Dear {{Salutation,DefaultTo=Neighbor}},

I hope you are having a safe and enjoyable summer. In this month’s newsletter, I’ve included information about several upcoming community events in our area that I hope you will find useful. I’ve also included a notice from Faithful Friends Animal Society about the need for dog food, as well as information on how to recycle or dispose of hazardous products in our area.

With the 2015 – 2016 school year right around the corner, I have provided information about back to school dates for the Red Clay School District  and Delcastle Technical High School. 

I have also provided a legislative update for HB 130, which was recently vetoed by Governor Markell, and was unanimously supported by the House and the Senate. 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns about issues. 


Kim Williams



Legislative Update: HB 130 Vetoed by Governor Markell

Last week, Governor Markell vetoed House Bill 130, a bill that I sponsored. I was shocked when I received the call from his office stating that he was vetoing this bill since this was the first time I had heard from him in regards to House Bill 130. This bill had passed the House and the Senate unanimously and the bill was sponsored by both Democrats and Republicans. The bill would have created a felony level offense for a person that is a health professional and, in the course of providing professional health services to the victim, intentionally has sexual contact with the victim. The House attorneys are reviewing the Governor's Veto Statement and I will decide what my next step will be in the next couple of weeks. Click here to view the legislation

Recent Meetings and Events

I recently attended two events over the weekend; Hyde Park Community Day and a night out at the Blue Rocks game with some members of the Belvedere community. 

Hyde Park Community Day

Belvedere Night at the Blue Rocks

Back To School 

Below is information outlining the start dates for the Red Clay School District and Delcastle Technical High School. Click here to visit the Red Clay Consolidated School District website, and visit here for the NCC Vo-Tech School district website.

NCC Vo-Tech:

Delcastle Technical High School: August 31st: 9th and 12th grades; September 1st: 10th and 11th grades; September 2nd: All

Red Clay Consolidated School District:

August 31st: First day of school for Grades K-6 and 9

September 1st: All Students K-12 report to school

Kindergarten: Split Week 

Community Events: 

Faerie Fest – Celebrate the transition from summer into fall at this year’s Rockwod Faerie Festival on September 20th, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Rockwood Museum and Park, on 4651 Washington St., Wilmington, DE. The event is free admission; however, there is a $10 entry fee to participate in the Faerie House and Gnome Home contest. Click here for more information

Farmers Markets – Attend one of the local New Castle County Farmers Markets in our community. Click here for more information.


Faithful Friends Animal Society In Need of Wet Dog Food

The Faithful Friends Animal Society is in urgent need of wet dog food for their adoptable pets. If you are able, please consider donating Pedigree or Alpo Chop House food for larger dogs, and Caesars for the smaller dogs. Click here for more information




DNREC: How To Dispose of or Recycle? 

DNREC’s Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances provides a comprehensive list of hazardous substances and their proper disposal practices. For additional information, please contact the Hazardous Waste Helpline at 302-739-9403. Click here to visit their website