Rep. Kim Williams' September Newsletter

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Carvel Office Building
820 N. French Street
11th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 577-8476

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

 

JCPenney’s in Prices Corner held their grand reopening on September 19th, over 50 years after the retailer originally opened. I had the opportunity to tour the updated store and speak with one of the employees, June, who has been working there for over 20 years. It was a wonderful event!

 September 2014

National Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday

The Drug Enforcement Agency is spearheading a nationwide Drug Take-Back event on September 27. National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.

The Delaware Division of Public Health and several organizations throughout the state are helping to organize this effort. There will be several collection sites throughout the State of Delaware on the day of this event. Click here to find locations in all three counties.

Controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter medications will be collected. Liquid products and creams in their containers will be accepted. Sharps and syringes will not be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

Medicines play an important role in treating health conditions and diseases, but they must be disposed of with care to avoid harming the environment. Do not flush medications down the toilet or drain, and do not throw medications away in the trash.

The Take-Back program is absolutely anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made by law enforcement personnel present. Participants will remove any personal information from bottles or packages that contain pills/capsules and liquids and place the bottles or packages into the disposal box.


School Choices Begins November 3rd

School Choice is designed to increase access to educational opportunities for all children in the state. A parent residing 

 

within Delaware may enroll his or her child in a public school in any school district independent of the student’s area of residence. For more information, including the application information, please visit http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/schools/choice.shtml. The School Choice period ends on January 15th, 2015. 


Election Day- Tuesday, November 4th

For more information, including polling place locations and absentee ballot information, please visit https://ivote.de.gov/


Snow Removal Reimbursement Program

Whether we like it or not, winter will soon be here! Please make sure your civic association leaders are aware of the Snow Removal Reimbursement Program operated through the Department of Transportation. For more information, visit http://deldot.gov/information/community_programs_and_services/snow/


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

As the weather gets cooler, if you, or someone you know, are in need of assistance with home energy bills, please visit http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dssc/liheap.html for details.