Dover, Delaware

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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials P
Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Lobbying N
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Dover is the capital city in U.S. state of Delaware. In 2010, its population was 36,047.[1]

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Delaware city websites

This website was reviewed on an unknown date.

The good

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is listed.
    • Budgets are archived for 6 years.[2]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Department heads are listed for each department.[3]
    • Contact information for administrative officials is provided including a mailing address and phone number.
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed with a mailing address, phone number and personalized email.[4]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for over 10 years.
    • Meeting agendas are archived for over 10 years.[5]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[6]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2003 are available.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[8]
  • Public Records
    • The public information officer is identified and maintained by the City Clerk. This person provides a mailing address phone number.[9]
    • A fee schedule for documents is provided.
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[10]
    • Residents are able to pay taxes online.
  • Permits and zoning
    • Zoning ordinances are posted online.[11]
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[12]

The bad

  • Administrative Officials
    • Personalized emails are not provided.
  • Lobbying
  • Contracts
    • City contracts are not posted.

Public employees

For 2011-12, Dover has 370.5 full-time equivalent employees.[13]

City council

2012 City Council[14]
Name District
James L. Hutchison Sr. 1st
Beverly C. Williams 1st
William F. Hare 2nd
William P. McGlumphy 2nd
David L. Bonar 3rd
Sean M. Lynn 3rd
David L. Anderson 4th
Sophia R. Russell 4th


Dover's mayor is Carleton E. Carey Sr.[14]


2012 General Fund Revenues[13]
2010 Actual 2011 Revised 2012 Budget
Fines & Tax Receipts $20,559,193 $21,263,662 $22,219,818
Interfund $4,059,363 $4,237,605 $4,359,171
Grants $651,853 $1,012,561 $7,53,500
Transfers $9,202,080 $11,782,814 $10,727,610
Total Revenues $34,472,489 $38,296,642 $38,060,099
2012 General Fund Expenditures[13]
Area 2010 Actual 2011 Revised 2012 Budget
City Departments $28,176,045 $28,074,150 $29,046,949
Other $3,495,435 $5,586,348 $5,396,979
Grants $- $- $-
Transfers $145,447 $1,313,839 $8,23,847
Current Year Balance $2,655,562 $3,322,305 $2,802,327
Total Expenditures $34,472,489 $38,296,642 $48,060,099

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