News Briefs

April 5, 2013
Rehoboth to review FOIA policy

The Rehoboth Beach com­missioners will continue discussion of a revised Freedom of Information Act policy at the commissioners’ workshop, 9 a.m., Monday, April 8, in the city commissioners’ room. City of­ficials will discuss an ordinance related to setting the fees for copies of city records requested under the Freedom of Informa­tion Act.

In new business, the commissioners will discuss a possible charter change which creates and regulates the offices of alderman and assistant alder­man to bring the charter into compliance with the desires of the state.

Greater Lewes Foundation to meet

Speakers at the annual meeting of the Greater Lewes Founda­tion Saturday, April 13, include Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes, and Rep, Steve Smyk, R, Milton, who will share some of their expe­rience and impressions from their first months at Legislative Hall.

Joseph Stewart, chair of the Greater Lewes Foundation, will speak about both the history and the future of the GLF. The 2013 recipients of GLF’s Community Service Award, Hazel Britting­ham and H. Dale Parsons, will be honored.

The public is invited to the meeting at 10 am., Saturday, April 13, to be held in The Net House, overseeing Lewes Canal­front Park. Because seating is limited, reservations should be made by calling 302-644-0107 by Wednesday, April 10.

Milton council denies online gun business

Milton Town Council voted 4-0 April 1 to deny Paul Garchin­sky’s conditional-use application to open an online business in his home. Garchinsky planned to sell antique and modern firearms over the internet from his resi­dence on Mainsail Lane in the Shipbuilder’s Village community. For more information, call town hall at 302-684-4110.

Council to reconsider Jimmy’s expansion

Dewey Beach Town Council will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 6, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue. Council will hold a public hearing on an application to expand the service area of Jimmy’s Grille on Route 1, Satur­day, July 13, the same day as the annual Running of the Bull at the Starboard.

Jimmy’s Grille was denied its application to expand at a March 9 town council meeting, but representatives of the restaurant said a town employee gave them the wrong application. Council is also scheduled to vote on ordinances concerning noise, residential trash collection, an increase in dog license fees and changes to the comprehensive development plan. Commission­ers will introduce an ordinance to the town zoning code that would allow microbreweries in the RB-1 and RB-2 zoning dis­tricts. For a complete agenda, go to

Lewes to consider gateway master plan

Lewes Mayor and City Coun­cil will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, April 8, in City Hall. Agenda items include: ratification of a contract with Landscape Archi­tectural Services for preliminary master plan design of Lewes Gateway combining Stango Park and new Lewes Public Library site; preliminary discussion of conceptual ideas for use of the property adjacent to Canary Creek by the Henlopen Soccer Club; and a recommendation to implement metered parking in the W. Third Street parking lot from the Traffic Safety Manage­ment Advisory Committee.

The panel will also approve candidates for the municipal election set for Saturday, May 11; consider a request by the Rev. David McDowell, United Methodist Church, Stewartstown Pa., to allow amplified music for an instrumental and choral performance in Canalfront Park at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27; and consideration of a request by Thomas Rowland Marshal V, for amplified music during a wed­ding reception, 5:30 to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, July 27, on Lewes Beach fronting 1530 Bay Ave.

Also on the agenda: discussion regarding the Board of Public Works project on Pilottown Road near the DeVries Monu­ment; consideration of finance committee recommendations regarding the encroachment of tables, chairs and newspaper boxes into the city’s right-of-way; and presentation and discus­sion regarding amendments to city code related to limitations on parking, stopping or storage of certain motor vehicles; and violations regarding parking of boat trailers, commercial ve­hicles, recreational vehicles or trailers on city streets in certain zoning districts.

Mayor and city council will also meet in execu­tive session to discuss contract negotiations regarding the sale of Burton Avenue lots. Executive sessions are closed to the public. The panel will return to open session if a vote is required on an executive session matter. For a complete agenda visit City Hall, the Lewes Public Library, or go to

Rehoboth trash pickup moves to twice a week

Rehoboth Beach will begin twice-a-week trash pickup Mon­day, April 22. On each Monday and Thursday, trash will be picked up on the south side of town. The north side and the Schoolvue area will be picked up on Tuesday and Friday. In the commercial areas – Rehoboth, Baltimore and Wilmington av­enues – trash will be picked up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

For more information, call City Hall, 302-227-6181.