News Briefs

March 14, 2014

Pettyjohn hosting constituent meeting

Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-George­town, will host a constituent coffee meeting at Arena’s at the Georgetown Airport Saturday, March 15, from 9 to 10 a.m.

Pettyjohn will bring con­stituents up to date on his conversations this week with the Gov. Jack A. Markell and recent developments relating to State Treasurer Chip Flowers and the Cash Management Policy Board.

Dewey committee meetings this weekend

The Dewey Beach marketing and investment committees will be meeting this weekend. The marketing committee meets at 6 p.m., Friday, March 14. The investment committee meets at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 15. Both meetings take place at the Dewey Beach Lifesaving Station, 1 Dag­sworthy Ave.

Rehoboth planners to meet March 14

The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, in the city commissioners’ room to hold two preliminary review hearings.

The first review is for a par­titioning at 50 Park Ave. Owner Michael Vardell of Vardell Realty Investments LLC is seeking to divide the property into two 5,000- square-foot lots. Tim Wil­lard of Fuqua, Yori and Willard is representing Vardell.

The commission will continue a preliminary review of a minor subdivision for properties located at 114 and 118 St. Lawrence St. and 113 Lake Drive. Owners Charles Bailey Jr., Kathleen Bailey, and David and Suzanne Rowland wish to divide the parcels into three lots of 6,920 square feet, 5,025 square feet and 11,279 square feet. Attorney Veronica Faust has requested the minor subdivision on behalf of the owners. Final­ly, the commission will review, discuss and possibly adopt an updated site plan review applica­tion form.

Rehoboth announces parking permit fees

Parking permit fees in Re­hoboth Beach will remain the same as last year, with permits for vehicles and scooters going on sale at 8:30 a.m., Monday, April 21. Permit fees for vehicles are: seasonal transferable – $200, seasonal nontransferable – $175, weekly – $45, three-day week­end – $30, weekend daily – $13 and weekday daily – $8. Scooter permits are $40 and are required daily in all nonmetered areas from Friday, May 23, until Labor Day. Scooter permits are in effect 24 hours per day. Vehicle permits are required daily from May 23 until Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Permits are for sale at the parking meter division, 30 ½ Rehoboth Ave. Vehicle permits only can be purchased at the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 501 Rehoboth Ave. For details, call City Hall, 302-227-6181.

Rehoboth planners to talk trees March 15

The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 15, in the city commissioners’ room to review a working draft and continue dis­cussion of possible changes and amendments to the city’s tree ordinance. The commission’s report on the tree ordinance was based on research, public input, interviews and expert recommendations. The planners will discuss their draft report and identify any additional data needs.

Route 24 project on Sussex council agenda

Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, in the county administration building on The Circle in George­town. Included on the agenda is a discussion of council’s meeting schedule. In addition, council will conduct public hearings starting at 1:30 p.m. including one on a housing project proposed for a 37-acre parcel along Route 24. See a complete agenda at sus­

Detour in place on Cave Neck Road

Cave Neck Road between Hud­son Road and Route 1 near Milton will be closed to through traffic until 3 p.m. Friday, March 21, for DelDOT crews to remove and replace a crossroad pipe. If the project is held up because of weather, the detour could re­main in effect until Wednesday, March 26. Local access will be maintained for residents, busi­nesses and emergency vehicles. The eastbound detour is Cave Neck Road onto Hudson Road to Eagles Crest Road to Route 1 south and return to Cave Neck Road; reverse the detour for westbound traffic.

Lewes council meets March 17

Lewes Mayor and City Coun­cil will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, March 17, at city hall. The 2013 Elaine Bisbee Award will be given to an outstanding city em­ployee who displays dedication to Lewes. Council will also vote on the possible enactment of a moratorium on special excep­tions in the marine-commercial district. A discussion will be held regarding a policy to sell or lease public land under the jurisdic­tion of the city. To view the full agenda, go to

Learn about Parkinson’s Disease March 17

Parkinson’s disease is a degen­erative disorder of the central nervous system that causes the death of nerve cells in the brain and affects a variety of motor functions in its victims.

What causes the disease re­mains a mystery, as does a cure for an affliction that captures within its clutches more than 60,000 new victims in America each year.

There is help, though, for those living with Parkinson’s here in Sussex County. Dennis Leebel of the Sussex County Parkinson Education and Support Group will be the featured guest speaker at the next meeting of the Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities Monday, March 17.

Leebel will present “Par­kinson’s in Sussex County,” a discussion focused on the num­ber of cases in Sussex County and throughout Delaware, vari­ous care options, and the rise of support groups that are helping to meet the needs of those af­fected by the disease.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Lewes Senior Center, 32083 Janice Road, in Lewes.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities is an 11-member panel established by Sussex County Council to be an advocate for programs and policies that benefit older and disabled residents.

The committee meets every other month, in January, March, May, July, September and No­vember. All meetings are open to the public. For details go to www.