2016 Update—July 2nd to 15th

On Saturday the 2nd we door knocked in Chapel Woods, West Meadow, and Hunt at Louviers.  On the 4th of July we participated in the Hockessin parade and gave out a LOT of candy.  On Tuesday the 5th I had a meeting at Deerfield Country Club to explore DelDOT roads which lie in DNREC state parkland.  On Wednesday the 6th I held my monthly coffee at Caffe’ Gelato, and in the afternoon joined in an annual plan meeting with a resident who lives at a home managed by Chimes.  On Thursday I met with one of the participants in the YALI, Young African Leaders Institute program, to try to identify resources which could aid her in her work when she returns home.  On Friday I met with AARP to review their past and upcoming initiatives.

On Saturday the 9th we door knocked in College Park, Westfield, and Victoria Mews.  I then attended the Eid Festival at the Tarbiyah School on Old Baltimore Pike, and ended the day at the crab feast celebrating the Fairfield/Fairlfied Crest Swim Club’s 50th Anniversary.  On Sunday the 10th I attended a National Guard welcome home ceremony in New Castle.  On Monday I participated in a conference call for the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence.  On Wednesday I attended a bill signing for my prior authorization bill, HB 381, and the signing for the bill which improves voting rights for ex-felons, SB 242.  I introduced the Governor to a family whose oldest daughter has transitioned; we thanked him for his leadership of the state on transgender issues and protections.  Finally, I met with residents of Nonantum Mills who are concerned with the placement and process for locating ramps for those with physical handicaps.  On Thursday I attended the Girl Scouts’ County Camp in Hockessin.  On Friday I met with another YALI leader, and introduced her to two people who also provide health education and services to females.

Email Update

As the legislature is on six month recess, there was much less email over the past two weeks than the prior two weeks.  There are always emails to arrange meetings and to arrange conference calls.  I have also had emails to followup on issues which were raised while I have been door knocking. 

The issue of safety inspections for Newark residences appears to be resolving itself without meetings, due to the parties working successfully together to arrive as a consensus approach.

We are establishing a dialog to explore improving consumers access to direct shipment of wine from small vineyards which do not ship into Delaware.  This will also enable small Delaware vineyards to ship to more states.

We have had many emails regarding the DelDOT repaving/ramp project in Nonantum Mills, and some emails regarding DelDOT’s project at Elkton Road/Christina Parkway, and on Wedgewood Road.  We have also had emails regarding helping to fund several road repairs in the City of Newark.

Many families in the district reached out to me to thank the General Assembly for maintaining funding for school nurses in our state’s private schools.

Finally, I have had some emails to discover the policy that the state Medicaid program follows when reimbursing the Aetna Fire Company for ambulance runs.