News Briefs

January 14, 2014
Dewey installs surveillance cameras

Surveillance cameras are up and running in Dewey Beach, said Town Manager Marc Appelbaum.

The $98,000 surveillance system, which monitors outdoor areas near popular bars and restaurants in town, was paid for by a combination of grants, police funds and town funds, he said.

Cameras were installed on Dickinson Avenue at the Lighthouse; at the Dewey Beach Lions Club; on Route 1 at Dagsworthy and Dickinson avenues and Saulsbury and New Orleans streets; and at the intersection of Route 1 and 1A.

Dewey Beach Police are scheduled to give a presentation on the system, including a live video feed, at the next Dewey Beach Town Council meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue.

Lewes BPW special meeting Jan. 17

The Lewes Board of Public Works will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17, at the Board of Public Works building to review the BPW’s financial systems, including the implementation of a system developed and installed by Blue Oceans Systems LLC.

Lewes planning commission meets

The Lewes Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, at City Hall. The commission will discuss a proposed ordinance regarding trailer coach parks and a request to subdivide a property at 121 E. Third St.

Lewes committee meets Jan. 15

The Lewes Capital Improvements Committee will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, at City Hall to discuss ongoing projects, including street rehabilitation at Railroad and Madison avenues, public restrooms improvements and the Lewes Police Department improvement project.

Rehoboth offices to close Jan. 20

The Rehoboth Beach administrative offices will close Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no trash pickup Jan. 20; pickup for the entire city will be Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Governor nominates Strine for chief justice

Gov. Jack Markell announced Jan. 8 the nomination of Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr. to serve as the eighth chief justice of Delaware Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Delaware Senate, Strine will succeed the Hon. Myron Steele as the highest-ranking member of the state’s judiciary. Strine has served as a judge on the Court of Chancery since 1998 and as chancellor since 2011.   Prior to joining the bench, he was legal counsel and policy coordinator to Gov. Tom Carper. “For over 21 years, I have committed my professional life to serving the people of Delaware,” Strine said.  “If the Senate confirms me to this important position, I will do everything I can to repay the confidence they and the governor will have entrusted in me by working cooperatively with my colleagues to preserve Delaware’s tradition of judicial excellence, and address the new challenges and opportunities to our state resulting from a rapidly globalizing economy.”

Strine grew up in Hockessin, where he now lives with his wife Carrie and two sons, James and Benjamin.

Lewes holds Canary Creek public hearing

Lewes Mayor and City Council held a public hearing Jan. 6 on the proposed plan to remove a portion of walking path from the Canary Creek community’s plan. No residents objected to the proposition, and council is expected to discuss and possibly vote on the issue at its Monday, Jan. 13 meeting at City Hall. For more information, call at 302-645-7777.

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