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News Briefs 02/12/19

February 12, 2019

Massey’s Ditch dredge project to be rebid
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Shoreline & Waterway Management Section announced Feb. 8 the Massey’s Ditch maintenance dredging project will be rebid because an acceptable bid was not received. According to a press release, DNREC will update their design specifications and contract documents, and rebid the project later this year.

The anticipated rebid will be announced this spring and allow a four-month dredging window beginning in November. The project for the first bid package called for 50,000 cubic yards of maintenance dredging in Massey’s Ditch and 50,000 cubic yards of new dredging on a channel near Lynch Thicket and Middle Island. The plan called for the dredged material to be moved east and placed on the Atlantic Ocean beach north of the Indian River Inlet.

Milton Historic Commission to meet Feb. 12
The Milton Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Milton library to hear a request for a roof replacement for a home in the historic district. Michael Hayden, 424 Chestnut St., is seeking to remove the existing cedar roof shingles and replace them with architectural-grade asphalt roofing. The commission will also review, discuss and possibly vote on an amendment to the historic district code regarding temporary structures.

Milton Water Committee to meet Feb. 13
Milton Water Committee will meet at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Milton library to discuss water planning at Sam Lucas Road and on Atlantic Street and Cave Neck Road. The committee will hear updates on mapping and modeling of the town’s water system and discuss an ordinance related to cross connections. Finally, the committee will discuss the progress of ongoing projects.

Milton water committee to meet Feb. 13
Milton’s Water Infrastructure Land Acquisition Committee will meet at 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Milton library. The committee will discuss preliminary land acquisition in executive session with discussion and a possible vote thereafter.

Rehoboth budget workshop Feb. 15
Rehoboth commissioners have scheduled their fourth budget workshop for noon, Friday, Feb. 15, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The agenda calls for a presentation by Jolly Trolley representatives on a proposed jitney service and continued discussion on next year’s budget, which begins April 1. For more information, call 302-227-6181. A full copy of the agenda can be found at town hall or online at www.cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net.

Rehoboth commissioner meeting Feb. 15
Rehoboth commissioners have scheduled their regular monthly meeting for 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The agenda calls for a vote of confirmation related to the parks and shade tree commission’s decision to allow the removal of a silver maple at 318 Country Club Drive and a vote on allowing Greyhounds Reach the Beach to use the convention center. The agenda also also calls for a possible vote to amend the business license year and to discuss a proposal from Pittsburgh-based Cohen Law Group to provide wireless management services to the city.

For more information, call 302-227-6181. A full copy of the agenda can be found at town hall or online at www.cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net.