News Briefs

November 1, 2013

Milton council meets Nov. 4

Milton Town Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, at the Milton Public Library. Discussion will continue on the reclassification of home occupa­tions and a method for selling surplus equipment. Council will also discuss a new ordinance regarding vacant buildings and a proposed amendment to the fee schedule to include escrow funds. To view the full agenda, go to

Rehoboth board to meet Nov. 4

The Rehoboth Beach com­missioners will meet at 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 4, in the city com­missioners’ room to continue discussion of the proposed side­yard setback ordinance and update the status of the city manager search.

The commissioners are con­sidering an ordinance that would require increased side-yard set­backs for lots with more than 50 feet of frontage in the residential zoning district.

The commissioners have been trying to figure out how to treat corner and irregularly shaped lots that have more than 50 feet of street frontage.

Commissioner Patrick Gossett will lead discussion on the search to find a replacement for retiring City Manager Greg Ferrese. The commissioners have hoped to have a new city manager in place before Ferrese retires Thursday, Dec. 5.

Rehoboth task force to meet Nov. 4

The Rehoboth Beach City Hall Complex Master Plan Task Force will meet at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, in the city commission­ers’ room.

The task force will discuss re­fined studies for a new city hall, look at two-and two-and-a-half­story alternatives and the cost implications of the alternatives.

Rehoboth officials set Arbor Day celebration

Rehoboth Beach officials will hold the annual Arbor Day tree planting at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, in Grove Park. Sposato Landscaping is donating a tree for the occasion. The public is invited to attend.

Rehoboth offices to close for Veterans Day

The Rehoboth Beach adminis­trative offices will be closed for Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

Residential trash will not be picked up that day. However, trash for the central business district on Rehoboth, Wilmington and Balti­more avenues will. Trash pickup for all residential neighborhoods will be Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Rehoboth approves Surf Avenue contract

The Rehoboth Beach commis­sioners unanimously approved a $79,000 bid by Utilisite Inc. of Millsboro to widen 320 feet of Surf Avenue and install catch basins at Brooklyn Avenue.

The city plans to widen a 320-foot stretch of Surf Avenue between Park and Pennsylva­nia avenues by 7 to 8 feet. The project is likely to begin in No­vember. City Manager Greg Ferrese said Utilisite’s bid came in just under the $80,000 the city budgeted for the project.

Rehoboth board makes appointments

The Rehoboth Beach commis­sioners unanimously approved five appointments to various boards and commissions at their Oct. 18 meeting.

Bunky Markert, David Mel­len and Paul Hubbard were all appointed to the Planning Com­mission, while Priscilla Smith was reappointed to the Parks and Shade Tree Commission.

Doug Popham was reappoint­ed to the Board of Adjustment, and Mayor Sam Cooper said he would make one more appoint­ment to the board. All the appointed officers will serve three-year terms.

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