News Briefs

June 10, 2014
Delmarva Big Band performance moved to Cape High June 10

The Delmarva Big Band performance for the WSFS Lewes Summer Concert Series will be moved to Cape Henlopen High School due to the threat of inclement weather Tuesday, June 10.

The Delmarva Big Band, which consists of four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, a full rhythm section of piano, bass, guitar and drums and a vocalist, will perform small and large format ensembles to continue the legacy of the traditional American Big Band.

For more information on the 2014 WSFS Bank Lewes Summer Concert Series, contact Carol Richardson, projects officer for the City of Lewes, at 302-645-7777, Ext. 100 or

Sussex council approves two for county posts

During its June 3 meeting, Sussex County Council approved reappointment of Rodney Smith to the planning and zoning commission and Norman Rickard to the board of adjustment. Smith, who lives in Bethany Beach and represents District 4, has served on the commission since 2004. Rickard of Rehoboth Beach, who represents District 4, has served on the board of adjustment since 2012.

Two other planning and zoning commissioners’ terms expire this year. Mike Johnson of Georgetown, who represents District 2, has served since 2005, and I.G. Burton III of Lewes, who represents District 1, has served since 2005.

The term of board of adjustment member John Mills expired in 2013. The Laurel resident represents District 1.

Each commission and board member must be nominated by the county council member in their district and then approved by council for a three-year term.

The appointments caused Councilwoman Joan Deaver, R-Rehoboth Beach, to comment about the makeup of the county’s two other governing agencies. “They are all men, all the same race and all businessmen,” she said. “As the only woman here, I have to say something.”

Sussex to fill economic development spot

Sussex County will soon have a new economic development director. Minutes from an April 29 executive session reveal that 21 applications have been received. County Administrator Todd Lawson said the economic development director serves at the pleasure of council. Members of council have been presented with the applications and will be involved in the interview process. Julie Wheatley stepped down from the position this spring.

Lewes traffic committee meets June 13

The Lewes Traffic Safety Management Advisory Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, June 13, at city hall. The group will discuss a possible recommendation to prohibit parking on Pilottown Road between Shipcarpenter and Queen Anne streets. City code currently states parking is prohibited 1,000 feet west of Shipcarpenter Road. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Lewes comp plan public meetings set

The Lewes Planning Commission will hold two public information-gathering sessions Wednesday, June 11 and Saturday, June 14, as it continues work on the 2015 comprehensive plan update. Residents may attend either meeting. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., June 11 and 10 a.m. to noon, June 14. The purpose of the meetings is to hear residents’ ideas and concerns about issues affecting the city now and in the future. An online survey is available to the general public until Monday, June 30. To participate in the survey, go to

Cape school board meets June 12

The Cape Henlopen school board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 12, in the cafeteria of Mariner Middle School.

The board will discuss and possibly vote on the student hearing process and discuss a new scoreboard for Legends stadium.