News Briefs 08/1117

August 11, 2017

Dewey town council to meet Aug. 11
Dewey Beach Town Council has scheduled an executive session for 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, in the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave. Following the executive session, at 6 p.m., town council will hold its monthly meeting.

According to the agenda there will be a presentation by the Center for the Inland Bays on the Read Avenue bayside flooding project, a possible vote to amend town code regarding towing and booting of vehicles, and a possible vote to approve an ordinance regarding raised structures in the town's flood zones. A full copy of the agenda can be found at town hall, 105 Rodney Ave., online at, or on the message board in front of the life saving station.

Pettyjohn's coffee set in Georgetown Aug. 19
Delaware Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, invites his constituents to join him for coffee and conversation from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at Arena's Deli at the airport, 21553 Rudder Lane, Georgetown. For details, call Pettyjohn's legislative office at 302-744-4117 or email

Dewey planners to meet Aug. 12
The Dewey Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, in the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Avenue. There are multiple items on the agenda, but they're all centered around one thing – the comprehensive development plan. The most recent version of the draft plan is available on the town's website at

Rehoboth planners to meet Aug. 11
The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission will meet at 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at the Rehoboth fire hall, to resume deliberations on a site-plan review application filed by the Cape Henlopen School District to build a new Rehoboth Elementary School. The hearing on the school application began at the commission's July 14 meeting, but a vote was not taken because the commission requested additional information. The public comment portion of the hearing was conducted and closed at the July meeting.

The school district is proposing to build a new school on the site of the existing school. The new school would be more centralized on the lot and would be accessed from two entry points on Stockley Street Extended. District officials are planning to begin construction in 2018 and open the school in fall 2019. The planners will also conduct a public hearing on a partitioning application for property at 201 Lake Drive, owned by Brian and Linda Berry. The Berrys are being represented by attorney Vince Robertson.

Rehoboth board to meet Aug. 14
The Rehoboth Beach commissioners will hold a special meeting at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 14, at the Rehoboth fire hall, to award contracts related to the city's wastewater outfall project. The commissioners will award bids for improvements to the city's wastewater treatment plant, for the force main that will take the treated effluent to the disposal site 6,000 feet off Deauville Beach and for the outfall itself, to be installed in the ocean.

Contractors are scheduled to begin mobilizing by Oct. 1.
The low bidders on the $52.5 million project are Manson Construction of Seattle with a $27 million bid for the outfall, A-Del Construction of Newark with a $5.7 million bid for the force main and Allan Myers Construction of Worcester, Pa. for the plant improvements and a pump station with a $2.2 million bid for the plant and $1.7 million for the pump station.

36th District Democrats to meet in Milford
Registered Democrats living in the 36th Representative District are encouraged to attend the next regular monthly meeting of the committee, being held at Arena's Restaurant in Milford Monday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Jamboree tickets will be available at $30/person. They encourage participants to partake of the optional Dutch treat dinner and to support Arena's, which provides the meeting space.

State police to meet with the public Aug. 11
Delaware State Police Troop 4 will host a Community Cafe from 9 to11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at the Oak Orchard Diner 31507 Oak Orchard Road, Millsboro. Troop 4 administration and a community outreach officer will meet and interact with residents.

Milton Finance Committee to meet
Milton Finance Committee will meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Milton library to discuss a purchasing policy and the town's fiscal year 2018 budget. For more information or a full agenda, go to or call 302-684-4110.

Milton P&Z to meet Aug. 15
Milton Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Milton library to discuss an advisory opinion related to proposed zoning code changes related to signage in town. For more information or a full agenda, go to or call 302-684-4110.

Sussex council will not meet on Aug. 15
Sussex County Council will not meet Tuesday, Aug. 15. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown.

Governors community work gets underway
At its Aug. 7 meeting, the Sussex County Board of Adjustment granted Schell Brothers a two-year special-use exception for a temporary sales center for the Governors housing project along Gills Neck Road in Lewes. Site work is underway on the 423-site project adjacent to the Senators subdivision. Lot sales will begin in February 2018 with home construction expected to begin in spring 2018. The temporary sales trailer will be removed from the parcel in summer 2018 when completion of a model home is expected.

Lewes council meets Aug. 14 at city hall
Lewes Mayor and City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, at city hall. Prior to the regular monthly meeting, council will hold a public hearing regarding the deletion of residential uses permitted by special exception in the marine-commercial zoning. Council will consider action at the meeting immediately following. Other items on the agenda include possible action on the Transportation Alternative Program project on Savannah Road, scheduling of a workshop regarding Fourth of July fireworks in 2018, a discussion about outdoor amplification requests related to a noise ordinance and action on placement of art in Otis Smith Park. For the full agenda, go to

Hearings set for Aug. 15
Lewes Mayor and City Council will hold two public hearings at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at city hall. The first is to amend Lewes zoning map to change the boundaries of 707 Kings Hwy. The second hearing is to amend the table of permitted uses to allow second-floor restaurants in general commercial by conditional use. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.



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