Selbyville town hall, police move into former PNC Bank branch

SELBYVILLE — The town of Selbyville is banking on a new, centralized town hall location in efforts to better serve the growing community.

Effective mid-September, Selbyville Town Hall and the town police department are operating from a new base: 1 W. Church St., in a building that previously was a branch location for PNC Bank.

“This is more of a central location,” said Selbyville Town Administrator Stacey Long. “Especially with us growing on our eastern boundaries as well, I think that is an advantage that we’re kind of like more centralized downtown.”

A Friday, Oct. 4 ribbon cutting, in collaboration with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, will officially commemorate the opening of the new town hall/police location.

The public is invited to the celebration, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served.
The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.

Moving day from the 68 W. Church St. location was Sept. 10.

The new town hall, now located adjacent to Main Street, will house town administrative offices and the police department. Phone and fax numbers remain the same.

Public works will occupy the old town hall facility. The water department remains based at the plant near the former town hall. The wastewater department also has its own separate location.

The town purchased the former bank property in April of 2018, said Ms. Long. Renovations began in January 2019.

The property purchase also provides more parking area and room to grow, Ms. Long said.

Selbyville’s approximate population is about 2,500, Ms. Long said.

The former PNC bank dates to the era of Baltimore Trust, which history shows arrived at that location in 1903. Mercantile Peninsula Bank was also based at that location, prior to PNC.

“My very first job was when this was Baltimore Trust,” said Ms. Long. “My very first job out of high school was as a teller here at Baltimore Trust. And many, many years later I’m back here, just in a different job and a different theme.”

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