Three candidates needed for Millville council

The Town of Millville is currently accepting nominations to fill a vacant spot on the town council, as well as candidates for two seats with regular two-year terms.

The seats up for election are currently held by Gerald “Gerry” Hocker Jr. and Steve Maneri, and one Millville resident will be appointed by the council to complete a term that expires in March of 2017. That is the remaining term of former councilman Harry Kent, who was appointed to the council in May of 2012 and passed away in December of 2015.

Town council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, and town council workshops are often held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Every council member must be at least 18, a bona fide resident of the United States and of the State of Delaware, and a resident of the Town of Millville for at least 90 days prior to the election or an appointment. Those qualifications must be maintained for the entire term.

Council looks to fill vacancy

Any resident interested in filling the vacant position can submit a letter of interest to Town Hall by Monday, Jan. 25. “The letter may include your background and other information that could assist Council in making its selection,” stated the public notice of the vacancy.

The remaining four town council members may discuss and vote to appoint a new member at the regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

For more information, contact Town Manager Debbie Botchie at (302) 539-0449. Address letters of interest to: Deborah Botchie, Town of Millville; 36404 Club House Rd.; Millville, DE 19967.

Town council election set for March 5

Two seats will be available in the Millville municipal election scheduled for Saturday, March 5. The two-year terms last until March of 2018.

Anyone interested in running for those two seats must provide proof of residency; a completed application (which serves as the notification of candidacy); and filing fee of $100.

The filing period is open from Jan. 15 until Friday, Feb. 5, at 4:30 p.m.

Applications are available at Town Hall or online at More information and forms are online at

Mail or deliver forms to Town of Millville Mayor; c/o Deborah Botchie, Town Manager; 36404 Club House Rd.; Millville, DE 19967.