Municipal Elections

Election Process

The present duly elected commissioners shall be the commissioners for the said Town of Little Creek until the first Saturday in March. In every even numbered year thereafter, there shall be elected three (3) commissioners for the term of two (2) years each. Upon the first Saturday in March in every odd numbered year there shall be elected two (2) commissioners and an assessor for the term of two (2) years each. Commissioners shall serve until their successors are duly elected and qualified.

Commissioners shall serve without compensation. Each Commissioner shall be above the age of 21 years, a nondelinquent payer of taxes to the said Town of Little Creek, and a resident of said Town of Little Creek for at least two (2) years.  If, during his/her term, any commissioner or assessor shall cease to be a resident of said Town of Little Creek, he shall ipso facto vacate his office. In case of vacancy created in any office, either by death, resignation, loss of residence, or otherwise, such vacancy shall be filled by holding a special town election within thirty (30) days.

On the first Saturday in March of each year from 2 o’clock to 6 o’clock in the afternoon every person, male or female, above the age of eighteen (18) years who shall have been a bona fide resident of the Town of Little Creek for at least one (1) year immediately preceding any such election and who is a nondelinquent payer of taxes to the said Town of Little Creek or has become eighteen (18) years of age since the last assessment of taxes shall have one (1) vote. All votes shall be offered in person and in voting the voters shall cross out the names of all the candidates for whom he does not desire to cast his vote.

Candidates for office shall file with the President of the Board of Commissioners (Mayor) not sooner than 9:00 a.m. on the third Monday preceding the election nor later than 4:30 p.m. on the Monday preceding the election. The President of the Board of Commissioners shall publish a list of candidates for office in at least four (4) public places in the Town of Little Creek on the day prior to the election. (61 Del. Laws, c. 518, 7/13/78) Section 4.

That in each and every year there shall be twelve (12) stated meetings of the Commissioners of the Town of Little Creek, as follows: On the first Monday of each of the months of January through December, at which meetings the said Commissioners may pass all ordinances that may be necessary for the good government of the Town of Little Creek for the improvement of the streets, pavings of sidewalks, and the proper lighting of the streets, and the planning and protection of ornamental trees, and for all other matters relating to the Town of Little Creek that may be provided for by any of the provisions of this Act.

The said Commissioners shall pass ordinances, imposing fines, penalties, and forfeitures, and provide for their collection. (61 Del. Laws, c. 518, 7/13/78) Section 5. At the first stated meeting of the Commissioners in each and every year one of the said Commissioners shall be chosen President of the Board of Commissioners, and the President shall preside at all the meetings of the Commissioners, and shall have the general supervision of all the streets, lanes and alleys of said town and of all the persons that may be employed by the Commissioners, and shall receive complaints of nuisances and any other complaints of the citizens of the Town of Little Creek of the violation, of the ordinances of said town, and shall present the same to the Commissioners at their next meeting for their action; and in all cases where immediate action is required the President shall cause the same to be proceeded on by the Alderman. He shall sign all warrants for the payment of money, and shall perform such other duties as may be imposed by any of the ordinances of the said town.

Notes:

  • The stipulation “the owner of real estate within said Town of Little Creek,” has been omitted from the conditions of service indicated above, because it has been determined to be unconstitutional and will be removed from the Town Charter in a future update.
  • Candidates for office shall file between 9:00 am. on February 14th, 2022 and 4:30 pm. on February 28th, 2022. Election Day will be Saturday, March 5th, 2022 between the hours of 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Candidates can file using either the form below or letter.

Open Mayor and Town Council Seats

Glenn Gauvry – Mayor
Term: 2020-2022
Serving our community since June 3rd, 2013
Phone: (302) 236-5383
Email: kabutogani@comcast.net

Penny Gentry – Secretary:
Term: 2020-2022
Serving our community since September 9th, 1991
Phone: (302) 653-4728
Email: pennygntry@aol.com

Stacey Hoffer – Rental Property:
Term: 2021-2023 (resigned 11/1/2021)
Serving our community since January 8th, 2018
Phone: (302) 396-5087
Email: spouns@udel.edu

Theresa May – Code Enforcement:
Term: 2020-2022
Serving our community since March 3rd, 2021
Phone: (302) 535-3644
Email: terry86teach@yahoo.com

Filing Form (coming soon)