News Briefs

January 31, 2014

Rehoboth budget meeting set for Feb. 3

The Rehoboth Beach com­missioners will hold a budget workshop meeting at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, in the city com­missioners’ room.

The commissioners will dis­cuss the 2014-15 city budget.

Sussex council awards nonprofit grants

Sussex County Council award­ed the following grants during its Jan. 28 meeting: $500 to Delaware Senior Olympics to purchase an automated external defibril­lator; $1,000 to Delaware State Police for its Troop 4 Explor­ers program; $500 to Greater Lewes Foundation for its chil­dren’s learning garden program; and $2,500 to Camp Barnes to purchase five kayaks. Council awards grants to nonprofit agen­cies and organizations providing services and sponsoring events in the county.

Sussex County Council meeting is Feb. 4

Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the county administration build­ing on The Circle in Georgetown. Included on the agenda are a legislative update and recogni­tion of Caroling on the Circle food drive participants. See a complete agenda at sussexcoun­

14th Representative District Dems to meet

The Democratic Party for the 14th Representative District will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Fish On at Five Points, 17300 N. Village Main Blvd., Lewes, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to all registered Democrats who reside in the 14th RD. Some will have dinner at 5:30 p.m. prior to the meeting. Any­one wishing to attend can email or call 302-226-3976 to be included in the headcount.

Town of Milton to revisit tank field OK

Milton Mayor and Town Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, at the Milton Public Library.

Agenda items include discus­sion of revising a town ordinance regarding registered sex offender residency requirements and to schedule a public hearing on the ordinance; a request to appeal the Milton Planning and Zoning Commission’s final site plan re­view and approval of Petroleum Equipment Inc.’s application to construct an underground propane tank field on a portion of Cannery Village open space. The proposed propane tank field would be located near the Com­munity Center.

The panel will also discuss and could vote on a Finish Line Car Wash request to install a commercial well at 204 Broad­kill Road; a review of town code chapters pertaining to subdivisions; the Milton Police Department’s officer retention; discussion of the police depart­ment ad hoc committee’s goals and objectives; creating a new chapter of town code regard­ing fees and costs related to the Freedom of Information Act; and adoption of a revised inclement weather policy for the employee handbook.

To see a complete agenda visit the Milton Public Library, Milton Town Hall, or go to

Sussex Progressives to hold forum Feb. 9

The Sussex Progressive Community will hold a dinner meeting Sunday, Feb. 9, at Fish On restaurant in the Villages of Five Points, Lewes. Dinner is at 5 p.m., with meeting to follow.

A panel will discuss the experi­ences of individuals and groups involved in the human and civil rights experiences in Delaware.

Robin Krawitz, director of the Historic Preservation Gradu­ate Program at Delaware State University and current president of the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware, will mod­erate the forum. Panel members include Orlando Camp, Sharon Kanter and Jim Blackwell.

Camp, coauthor of “The Milford Eleven,” was one of 11 African-American students who tried to attend Milford High School in the fall of 1954 follow­ing the May 17, 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision to outlaw segre­gation in public schools. He and the other 10 students were forced to leave after one month.

Kanter, the former superinten­dent of Milford School District, awarded honorary diplomas to the Milford Eleven in 2012 be­cause she believed they “were wrongfully denied this rite of passage 58 years ago.”

Blackwell of the Seaford Historical Society has done extensive research on the Un­derground Railroad in Sussex County, including Harriet Tub­man’s link to Seaford. He has led the efforts to erect a monument to Harriet Tubman in Seaford.

Fish On Restaurant is on Route 9 in the Villages of Five Points just east of Route 1. There is ample free parking and a private dining room.

Attendees may choose from the complete menu, including a Sunday night special of three courses for $19. The Sussex Progressive Community, a non­partisan group, provides a forum for civil and open discussion and welcomes all progressives. Reservations are required.

Contact Joanne Cabry at 302-226-5019 or

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