News Briefs

August 23, 2013

Lewes BPW cancels August meeting

There will be no regular Lewes Board of Public Works meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 28, because there are no actionable items.

The next regular BPW meet­ing will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Dewey planners discuss sea-level rise Aug. 24

Dewey Beach Planning Com­mission will meet at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Best West­ern Gold Leaf on Route 1 in Dewey Beach.

The Dewey commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on amendments to the zoning code related to sea-and bay-level rise.

After the public hearing, com­missioners will discuss strategies to mitigate flood-loss impacts and possibly vote to recommend changes to the zoning code to town council.

For a complete agenda, go to

Dewey Civic League to host candidates’ forum

Dewey Beach Civic League will host a candidates’ forum at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Dewey Beach Lions Club on McKinley Avenue.

All property owners and interested members of the com­munity are invited to attend. Light refreshments will follow a question-and-answer period.

The Dewey Beach municipal election is scheduled for Satur­day, Sept. 21.

Broadkill bridge inspection to cause closures

Inspection of the Route 1 bridge over the Broadkill River near Milton will require daytime lane and shoulder closure from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 27-28. The rain date is Thursday, Aug. 29, during the same time frame DelDOT’s Bridge Management Section will close the south­bound right lane and shoulder on Route 1 Aug. 27.

On Wednesday, the bridge inspectors will close the north­bound right lane and shoulder on Route 1 for the inspection of the bridge.

Motorists should use cau­tion for the safety of bridge inspectors and for lane shifts on Route 1.

DNREC reminder: return plastic shopping bag to store bins

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s recycling team em­phasizes that plastic carryout shopping bags can gum up the works of the state’s recycling ef­forts if not properly disposed of.

Clean carryout plastic bags should be returned to the retail and grocery stores where col­lection containers are provided rather than put out for curbside pickup.

This is a change to earlier curbside recycling instructions.

Delaware is into the final im­plementation phase of the state’s Universal Recycling Law, which will occur Jan. 1, 2014, when commercial recycling becomes a requirement for the state’s business, institutional and gov­ernment sectors. Resources to help organizations recycle can be found at www.recycling.dela­ware. gov.

To help small businesses, the Delaware Solid Waste Authority and DNREC offer an informal analysis of waste streams and waste management practices; recommendations are provid­ed at no cost to the business. Contact Delaware Solid Waste Authority at 800-404-7080 for more information.

Participating businesses will be highlighted as Delaware re­cyclers.

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