News Briefs

December 27, 2013

Rehoboth OKs museum lease amendment

The Rehoboth Beach commis­sioners unanimously approved an amendment to the Rehoboth Beach Museum’s lease, forgiv­ing the $125,000 balance of a $250,000 loan the city gave to the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society in 2008.

The society, which runs the museum, is planning to begin construction on the museum’s second floor. City officials have said they view forgiving the loan balance as a reinvestment into the museum building, which the city owns. Historical society President Paul Kuhns said the so­ciety has raised half of the funds needed for construction of the second floor.

Mayor Sam Cooper said he believes the museum is an ideal tenant for the building, which used to be the old icehouse and was purchased by the city in 1998.

Rehoboth approves Greene Turtle permit

The Rehoboth Beach commis­sioners unanimously approved a permit of compliance for The Greene Turtle to operate a second restaurant at 52B Wilm­ington Ave. The new Greene Turtle will take over the space formerly oc­cupied by Irish Eyes and Hatley. Co-owner Bill Frankis said the success of The Greene Turtle’s Wilmington Avenue location created more demand than the restaurant could handle.

When asked by Mayor Sam Cooper asked what would be different about a second Greene Turtle, Frankis replied, “Noth­ing.” Frankis said both of his restaurants would be open year '­round.

Sussex County 2014 dog licenses on sale

Sussex County is now selling dog licenses for 2014, with all fees remaining the same as in previ­ous years.

Dog owners have until March 1, 2014, to obtain up-to-date li­censes for dogs 6 months or older. For spayed and neutered dogs, the annual cost is $10; for non-spayed and unneutered dogs, the cost is $15 yearly.

Fees collected through dog licenses help to support animal­control services provided by the county and mandated by Dela­ware law.

Dogs must be current on their rabies vaccinations at the time the license is obtained. Fees will be waived for seeing-eye, lead or guide dogs and those that have previously served in a branch of the U.S. military.

Licenses are available in one­, two- and three-year increments, and are valid through Dec. 31 of the expiration year.

Owners who fail to comply with the county’s licensing re­quirements face an initial $50 fine, with a maximum fine of $100 for repeat offenses within a 12-month period.

Applications can be made on­line or in person. Go to and click on the “Dog Licensing” link on the bottom left side of the main page, or stop by the County Adminis­trative Offices building, 2 The Circle, in Georgetown, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For questions about dog­control services and licensing requirements, call 302-855-7380.

Milton council to hear propane farm appeal

Milton Town Council will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30, at the Milton Public Library to discuss resident Jonathan Pat­terson’s appeal of a planning and zoning commission decision to approve a propane tank farm in Cannery Village. The farm was approved to be built on a piece of land near the community’s clubhouse and pool.

For more information, call town hall at 302-684-4110.

Lewes library seeks applicants for board of commissioners

The Lewes Public Library is seeking candidates from the greater Lewes area to serve the two-year balance of a five-year appointment on its Board of Commissioners. Applicants should send letters of interest to Director Ed Goyda, Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, DE 19958, by Dec. 31 or to, giving personal and professional his­tory, as well as information about skills they feel they can bring to the library.

The Board of Commissioners is the governing board of the library and seeks to represent a broad spectrum of community interests and occupations.

Board members oversee the library as representatives of the community, determining poli­cies governing its operations and programs, and actively support library-related legislation.

Regular meetings are held monthly. Special meetings are scheduled as needed. Applicants must be residents of the Cape Henlopen School District.

For further information, contact the library director at 302-645-2733.

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