News Briefs

April 1, 2014


Milton to discuss car wash well request

Milton Mayor and Town Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 7 at the Milton Public Library. Agenda items include a Finish Line Car Wash request for permission to drill a commercial well at 204 Broadkill Road; and an ordinance to amend the wind and solar energy property tax section of town code.

The panel will discuss and possible vote on an appeal from Dr. Michela Coffaro related to requiring a rental license per town code for property at 608 Union Street; rescheduling the regular May town council meeting; request for a water supply utility area fencing price proposal; and a Cannery Village punchlist, development standards, and subdivision approvals update.

Mayor and council will meet in executive session to discuss the content of documents excluded from the definition of public record. Documents include but are not limited to trade secrets, confidential/privileged commercial or financial information, and those exempt by law from public disclosure.

Executive sessions are closed to the public, but mayor and town council could return to open session for discussion and/or voting.

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

Sussex officials defer on Winswept

At its March 27 meeting, Sussex County’s Planning and Zoning Commission closed the public record but did not take action on an application filed by Seaside Communities LLC for a 115-lot cluster subdivision on 37.5 acres at the current site of Winswept Stables. The develop­ers are seeking a change from AR-1, agricultural-residential, zoning to MR-RPC, medium density, residential planned com­munity zoning. County council, the Sussex government body with final say on the applica­tion, conducted a public hearing March 18 on the rezoning appli­cation. Commissioners will make a recommendation to council at a later date.

Lewes historic preservation to meet April 1

The Lewes Historic Preserva­tion Commission will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, at city hall. The panel will field requests from four residents, including an application to demolish a struc­ture at 111 W. Fourth St. Following the request, commissioners will discuss revisions to the User Guide for Home Renovation & Construction in the Historic District and 2014 Historic Pres­ervation Fund grants for certified local governments. To view the full agenda, go to

Highland Heights to be discussed April 2

The Highland Heights and Harbor Point/Point Farm com­munities will be discussed at a special meeting of the Lewes Planning Commission at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2. Both com­munities are hot topics in the city. Highland Heights is a pro­posed 34-home development in a wooded area off West Fourth Street. Harbor Point/Point Farm is seeking annexation to the city. The project is located off New Road near the Canary Creek community and is expected to generate 69 new homes. Com­missioners will consider setting public hearings for both projects.

Also on tap for the commis­sion is a request from Half Full to alter the property lines at its new location at 125 Second St. For more information about the meeting, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Architectural review meeting canceled

The Lewes Commercial Ar­chitectural Review Committee meeting slated for Thursday, April 3, has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Price to speak at Eastern Sussex Dems meeting in Lewes April 3

Shirley Price, former Democratic Delaware state rep­resentative and a candidate for the District 4 seat on Sussex County Council, will speak at the Eastern Sussex Democratic Club Thursday, April 3. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Bethany Blues, Route 1, Lewes, and is open to the public. Price, a lifelong resident of Sussex County and a Realtor from Ocean View, has a long history of public service both in the county and statewide.

Her accomplishments at the state level have been impressive in helping veterans, volunteer fire services, child abuse, envi­ronmental protection and water quality. Price said she is looking forward to applying her strong knowledge of the state legislative process to the county’s needs.

Lunch is provided for $15. For additional information, contact Peter Schott, president of ESDC, at 302-226-0196 or