News Briefs

November 29, 2013

Dewey lights holiday tree Nov. 30

Dewey Beach Civic League will host its third annual holi­day tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, at Fi­fer Orchards on Route 1. The event will include live music, refreshments, a bonfire and ap­pearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The free event is open to the public. For more information, call 302-228-3701.

Nonprofit to host septic system workshop

First State Community Action Agency will host a free Septic System Management Workshop at 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, at 308 N. Railroad Ave in Georgetown. Discussion topics include the dos and don’ts of septic systems, obtaining funds to repair septic systems and how to repair septic systems. Refreshments will be provided.

The workshop is sponsored by Southeast Rural Community Assistance Program, U.S. Envi­ronmental Protection Agency and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and En­vironmental Control. For more information, call 302-856-7761.

Rehoboth special meeting set for Dec. 2

The Rehoboth Beach com­missioners will meet at 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2, in the city com­missioners’ room, to hold a special meeting to consider the adoption of a resolution appoint­ing Sharon Lynn as the new city manager.

The resolution is conditioned upon Lynn, town manager of Provincetown, Mass., signing a contract taking the job. In ad­dition, the commissioners will adopt a resolution appointing Greg Ferrese as acting city man­ager from his Thursday, Dec. 5 retirement until Lynn can start.

The meeting could include a vote to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters.

Rehoboth committee to meet Dec. 6

The Rehoboth Beach commu­nications committee will meet at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, to continue discussion of an overhaul of the city website.

Information technology su­pervisor Max Hamby will give a presentation of the new website layout and features, and will include a timeline for going live.

The committee will discuss implementing an online sup­port documents program to access documents supporting commissioner agenda topics prior to meetings and further clarify agenda language for pub­lic comment at commissioners’ meetings.

Milton council to meet Dec. 2

Milton Town Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, at the Milton Public Library. Council will consider a request from Dogfish Head to install a private well on the proper­ty located at 500 Off-Centered Way. Members will also con­sider granting final subdivision approval for Phase 5 of Heri­tage Creek as well as receive an update on the punch list for Cannery Village.

Several amend­ments to Chapter 220 of town code will be discussed, including sections pertaining to amending zoning requirements, zoning special uses and requirements for satellite dishes, antennas and towers. To view the full agenda, go to For more information, call town hall at 302-684-4110.

Rehoboth trash pickup moves to once a week

Rehoboth Beach will begin picking up trash once per week starting Monday, Dec. 2.

Each Monday, trash will be picked up on the south side of Rehoboth. The north side and Schoolvue will be picked up on Tuesdays. If a holiday falls on a Monday, trash will be picked up on Tuesday.

Refuse will be picked up in the central business district – Rehoboth, Baltimore and Wilmington avenues – on Fri­days. For questions, call 302-227-6181.

Sussex airport advisory committee to meet

The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Wednes­day, Dec. 11, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Sussex County Airport, 21911 Rudder Lane, Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.

Wilson named to Rehoboth board

The Rehoboth Beach commis­sioners unanimously approved Robert Wilson to fill the vacancy as the fifth member of the Board of Adjustment.

Wilson will serve a three­year term, filling the seat formerly held by Frank Cooper. Wilson’s wife, Lynne, serves on the Planning Commission.

School board holds special meeting Dec. 3

The Cape Henlopen school board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the cafeteria of Beacon Middle School to dis­cuss purchasing property for a new elementary school.

The board will discuss ongo­ing negotiations, and they may take action regarding a property.

Rehoboth setback hearing set for Jan. 17

The Rehoboth Beach commis­sioners will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, in the city commissioners’ room on an ordinance mandating larger side­yard setbacks for large lots.

The ordinance requires pro­portional side setbacks for lots with more than 52.5 feet of street frontage or 5,250 feet of lot area.

On Nov. 15, the commissioners unanimously adopted a resolu­tion for a public hearing on the ordinance and chose Jan. 17 in­stead of Friday, Dec. 20 to allow residents out of town for the holidays to attend the hearing.

Main Street offers decorating challenge

In an effort to deck the halls of downtown Rehoboth Beach, Rehoboth Beach Main Street is conducting a first ever Dress Your Window Holiday Chal­lenge. All Rehoboth merchants are invited to decorate their win­dows in the spirit of the holidays.

The winning holiday display will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize, while the two runners-up will receive a free 2014 annu­al membership to RBMS. Any downtown business is eligible, and there are no applications required.

A panel of four local judges will peruse town and vote on the top three business’ win­dows in Rehoboth proper, east of the canal. Winners will be announced Friday, Dec. 20. For more information, go to or call 302-227-2772.

Sussex council awards grants to nonprofits

Sussex County Council award­ed the following councilmanic grants during its Nov. 19 meeting: $500 to Clear Space Productions for programming and develop­ment; $250 to Town of Ocean View for its 2014 welcome back to summer program; and $2,500 to Rehoboth Beach Historical Society for second-floor building renovations. Council presents grants to nonprofit agencies sponsoring events and providing services to county residents.