News Briefs

November 22, 2013

Rehoboth parks panel to hear two cases

The Rehoboth Beach Parks and Shade Tree Commission will meet at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25 to hear two appeals of denied tree permits.

Jeff Meredith of Sussex Tree, on behalf of 200 Stockley St. owner Steve Kaufman, is ap­pealing the denial of a request to cut down two trees. Meredith, on behalf of owners Henry and Carol Hehir, is also appealing the denial of a request to remove a tree at 41 Henlopen Ave. Besides the two hearings, the commission will consider a date for its December meeting.

Rehoboth committee meeting canceled

The Rehoboth Beach Com­munications Committee has cancelled its Friday, Nov. 22 meeting due to scheduling con­flicts.

The committee has resched­uled the meeting for 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, in the city com­missioners’ room. In addition, the committee has canceled its Friday, Dec. 27 meeting due to the holiday season.

Rehoboth streets committee to meet

The Rehoboth Beach Streets and Transportation Committee will meet at 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 25, to discuss upcoming tasks for 2014.

The committee will discuss its general objectives and begin for­mulating items for the new year, including updating the bicycle map, reviewing informational signs and reviewing the bicycle and scooter parking programs.

Lastly, the committee will also give an update on the Surf Av­enue road-widening project.

Rehoboth board to meet Nov. 25

The Rehoboth Beach Board of Adjustment will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25, in the city com­missioners’ room to hear three cases.

First is a continuance of a pub­lic hearing for 49A Lake Ave. Owner Frank Perna Jr. is ap­pealing the building inspector’s decisions to not issue a building permit or a business license for the property.

If the appeal is denied, at­torney John Paradee has also requested a variance to allow a second dwelling unit and to allow a business license for the garage-style apartment.

Bruce Geyer of Columbia Av­enue Exchange LLC is requesting a second appeal for lots 63 and 65 at 89 Columbia Ave. Property owner Geyer is arguing that the lots have been merged.

Finally, the board will hear a motion for reargument by S. Robert Boardman of 32 Virginia Ave. On Oct. 28, the board denied Boardman a variance to allow construction of a new porch with a setback 10.5 feet from the east property line and 10.25 feet from the west property line. There is currently a two-family house on the property, and Boardman is seeking a variance to allow a 9.75-foot encroachment on the west side. That would be 20 feet less than is required by city code, since the house encroaches on the entire east side setback area.

Sussex County Council not meeting Nov. 26

Sussex County Council will recess for the Thanksgiving holi­day and not meet Tuesday, Nov. 26. The next regularly scheduled meeting is at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the county administra­tion building on The Circle in Georgetown.

BadHairDay taking letters to Santa in NYC

Help BadHairDay & Macy’s Herald Square make wishes come true for the holidays.

As part of their Letters to San­ta Campaign, Macy’s will donate $1 for every letter received (up to $1,000) to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Each year, the BadHairDay team takes a magical holiday bus trip to New York City to hand deliver letters from their clients and the community to Santa’s special Red Letterbox at RH Macy’s Herald Square New York City, N.Y. The BHD in NYC 2013 bus trip is Sunday, Dec. 8.

To have a letter included in this special delivery, they re­quest that letters addressed to the North Pole be dropped off at BadHairDay on Lake Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, by Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m.