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Town of Fenwick Island

Administrative Staff

picture of Fenwick Island Town Hall

800 Coastal Highway
Fenwick Island, DE 19944

Phone: (302) 539-3011
Fax (302) 539-1305

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

The staff includes the:

  • Town Manager
  • Building Official
  • Finance Manager
  • Town Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Police Clerk
  • Public Works Staff (3)

Town Manager

The Town of Fenwick Island has operated under the Council-Manager form of government since 2006. This system combines the strength of an elected Mayor and Town Council with a professional manager and staff.

It is the Town Manager’s job to make sure the policy decisions made by the Town Council are carried out and that public services are delivered efficiently and effectively.

The Town Manager is responsible for:

  • Making recommendations to the Council, which the Council may accept, reject, or modify
  • Implementing any action taken by the Council
  • Making budget recommendations to the Town Council
  • Overseeing Town employees

Contact Information:

Patricia J. Schuchman
Phone: (302) 539-3011 ext. 205
Fax: (302) 539-1305

Town Clerk

As a Town Council-appointed, record-keeping officer, the Town Clerk is responsible for the preparation, execution, and archiving of all Town Council documents as prescribed by State law and Town Code.

These duties include:

  • Maintaining and archiving Town Council documents, official proceedings, ordinances, resolutions and official records
  • Maintaining Town Council meeting and election materials
  • Providing Notary Public services
  • Publicizing of legal notices
  • Recording official documents
  • Maintaining Property and Gross Rental Tax records
  • Maintaining Town website

Contact Information:

Erin Ellinger
Phone: (302) 539-3011 ext. 203
Fax: (302) 539-1305

Administration Office Staff Contact Information:

Pat Schuchman – Town Manager
Phone: (302) 539-3011 x 205

Dean Gary – Finance Manager
Phone: (302) 539-3011 x 200

Erin Ellinger – Town Clerk
Phone: (302) 539-3011 x 203

Mike Locke – Public Works Manager/Building Official
Phone: (302) 539-3011 x 217

Caroline Jowder
Phone: (302) 539-2000 x 212

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Published on: March 8, 2016