News Briefs

June 3, 2014
Lewes Historic Preservation to meet

The Lewes Historic Preserva­tion Commission will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, at city hall. Members will discuss off-street parking in the historic district, clarify the intent of an amend­ment to city code about building height and entertain several re­quests from residents to do work on their homes. To view the full agenda, go to For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Lewes planners workshop set June 5

The Lewes Planning Commis­sion will hold a workshop at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 5, at city hall. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the marine-com­mercial zone classification. City council voted to place a morato­rium on special exceptions in the zoning areas after several devel­opers submitted applications to build townhouse complexes. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Rehoboth assessors to give presentation

Rehoboth Beach reassessment contractor PTA/DelVal will be at the Monday, June 9 com­missioner’s meeting to give a presentation on the firm’s meth­odology and decision-making during the recent citywide prop­erty reassessment.

Mayor Sam Cooper said letters would be going out to citizens ap­pealing their assessment, as well as neighboring property owners affected by appeals. Those wish­ing to file appeals must do so by Thursday, June 5. Appeal forms can be obtained online at or at the City Manager’s office, 227 Rehoboth Ave.

Besides PTA/DelVal’s pre­sentation, Cooper said the commissioners, who serve as the appeals board, would set times for appeal hearings at the June 9 meeting. The commissioners must set the city property tax rate by Friday, June 20.

Sea level rise Seminar hosted by Inland Bays

The Inland Bays Foundation hosted a Sea Level Rise Seminar in the South Coastal Library May 15 to a packed conference room. Members of the League of Wom­en Voters attended and provided valuable support for this effort. Over 60 people attended to hear Ken Kristl, professor of law at Widner University lead the dis­cussion of the legal implications of sea level rise in Delaware and the subsequent flooding issues.

A lively discussion of this timely topic followed. Extensive reference material was provided by Kristl.

For more information on this topic go to or www.inlandbaysfounda­

Scientists to present work on two species

The public is invited to attend the upcoming meeting of the Science and Technical Advi­sory Committee for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Friday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at DNREC’s Lewes Field Facility located at 901 Pilottown Road in Lewes by the public boat ramp.

Two scientists from the De­partment of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will highlight work on two native species of the Inland Bays; the American eel and the Northern Diamondback terrapin. Jordy Zimmerman, fisheries biologist with the Division of Fish and Wildlife, will present data on Glass Eel abundance in Dela­ware’s Inland Bays: 2000-14. Bob Meadows, also with the Division of Fish and Wildlife, will report on a Northern Diamondback Ter­rapin Nesting Beach Restoration Project.

Also on the agenda, Pete McLaughlin of the Delaware Geological Survey will present an overview of aquifer resources and groundwater withdrawals in Kent and Sussex counties.

The Science and Technical Ad­visory Committee is a standing committee of the CIB Board of Directors. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. Presen­tations from past STAC meetings can be viewed on the CIB web­site