News Briefs

August 5, 2014

Sunset Park outreach program Aug. 7

The Dewey Beach Patrol and local environmental groups will be hosting the Sunset Park Envi­ronmental Educational Outreach Program in Dewey Beach Thurs­day, Aug. 7.

The free event is open to the public and will be held from 10:15 a.m. to noon.

Participants will be actively engaged in a series of education­al activities that interpret the Inland Bays in order to build stewardship and increase un­derstanding. The program is designed to expose participants to the native flora and fauna found in and around the critical Inland Bays ecosystem.

Inquiry-based educational sta­tions include fish seining and identification, aquatic macro­invertebrate identification, horseshoe crab models and life cycle, wetlands function, mam­mal displays and identification, and marine reptile displays and identification.

The event is being done in partnership with the Delaware Beach Patrol; Envirotech En­vironmental Consulting; the Center for the Inland Bays; The Marine Education, Research, and Rehabilitation Institute; and The Delaware Sea Grant College Program.

This event will take place at Sunset Park located at Dagswor­thy Avenue and the bay.

For more information call 302-227-6365 or email

Dewey Beach planners to meet Aug. 9

The Dewey Beach Planning Commission will hold its regu­larly scheduled monthly meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, in the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave.

Agenda items include zoning requirements for the Neighbor­hood Residential District, issues related to floodplain manage­ment and sea-level rise, and potential administrative provi­sions made to planning code, and commercial activities on the beach. There will also be a dis­cussion on the use of antennas in town and the request of Rodney Avenue property owners for a down zoning of their property.

The full agenda is listed at

Dewey commissioners to meet Aug. 8

The Dewey Beach Town Com­mission is holding its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8, in the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave.

The meeting will be broken into three parts.

From 5:30 to 6 p.m., there will be regular meeting with a discus­sion regarding the audit report for fiscal year 2014, which ended March 31.

Beginning at 6 p.m. there will be a public hearing on an ordinance to amend the sec­tion of town code regarding the definition of a half-story.

At the close of the public hear­ing, the regular meeting will resume with a discussion and possible vote on the half-story definition, a discussion on the status of the sign and display ordinance, and a presentation on sponsorship programs for signs, benches, and bike racks at beach entrances. Following the meeting is an executive session.

For a full list of agenda items, go to

Dewey workshop meeting cancelled

A workshop with Dewey town commissioners and the town’s planning committee, scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, has been cancelled.

National Night Out Aug. 5-6 in Lewes, Milton

A night promoting crime prevention and safety is set for Lewes and Milton.

The National Night Out celebrations bring out law en­forcement, emergency personnel and everyday citizens for a fun night on the town with food, mu­sic and activities aplenty in both Cape Region towns.

Lewes’ National Night Out festivities will be held in George H.P. Smith Park Tuesday, Aug. 5, beginning at 5 p.m. Milton’s celebration will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, in Memorial Park.

The Lewes Bicycle and Pe­destrian Advisory Committee will hold a bike rodeo in the parking lot on DuPont Avenue throughout the event. The rodeo is open to boys and girls of all ages. Bicycles and helmets will be provided.

Sussex Cyclists and the De­partment of Transportation will provide flashing pedestrian lights, and the committee will of­fer light beacons, activity books and safety information.

Food and entertainment will also be provided at the event. For more information, call Lewes Po­lice Department at 302-645-6264.

Through community support, Milton will offer hamburgers and hot dogs as well as bratwurst courtesy of Dogfish Head. The event coincides with the town’s concerts in the park series, which has Honeycombs slated to take the stage that night. For more information, call Milton Police Department at 302-684-8547.

Historic preservation hosts hearings Aug. 5

The Lewes Historic Preserva­tion Commission will hold two public hearings before its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5. Both public hearings will be held at 6 p.m., with the regular meeting following at 7 p.m. The owners of 302 Mulberry St. are seeking to demolish a portion of their historic home. The owners of 713 Savannah Road are also seeking to demolish a portion of the main structure as well as a domestic outbuilding that is considered a contributing structure.

In its regular meeting, the commis­sion will consider decisions on both applications. The group will also discuss an application to demolish a garage on E. Third Street and renovations to a home at 131-133 Madison Ave. Owner and builder Joe Mastrangelo will go before the commission with a request to build a new home at 238 Front St. Commissioners voted against Mastrangelo’s plan at the June meeting. To view the full agenda, go to

Lewes planners discuss Highland Heights

The Lewes Planning Com­mission will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, at city hall to continue discussion about the proposed Highland Heights sub­division. Developer Jack Lingo Asset Management is seeking preliminary consent to build 34 single-family lots on an 18.5-acre parcel of land between W. Fourth Street and Seagull Drive. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.


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