On October 12, 2019, the New Castle County Department of Land Use created a question and answer flyer regarding The Refuge. See the flyer below.
On October 19, 2019, Senator Nicole Poore gave me the good news that as of the past Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Department of Correction would no longer be sending offenders from the Plummer Center to The Refuge.
Following is an excerpt of my October 19, 2019 email to Senator Poore thanking her for the good news:
Here is the link to the article I mentioned regarding Brandywine Counseling. There are clear parallels to the issues that we face regarding The Refuge. Perhaps there is a win/win solution possible for all concerned if the state, county, and city can work together. Just as addicts don’t want to be stigmatized, residents don’t want to be traumatized. I think it should be possible to protect the perceptions of each group while still providing the full array of needed services at an appropriate location.Brad Siegfried
Today I learned that on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, the New Castle County Department of Land Use met with the property owner’s engineer (Apex Engineering) to discuss the required change of use permit and Site Plan in greater detail. “That submission was supposed to be received before Monday, but it will be a little delayed.”