News Briefs 03/20/18

March 20, 2018

Hazardous weather coming this way
The National Weather Service is predicting two coastal storms will impact the region beginning Tuesday, March 20, and lasting through Wednesday, March 21.

The NWS is predicting a wintry mix coming from the south Tuesday morning, but it will most likely impact north of Atlantic City, N.J. Wind gusts up to 40 mph are expected along the coast. The NWS is also predicting a second, probably stronger, coastal low developing Tuesday night and impacting portions of the region Wednesday. There is potential for significant snowfall if the storm tracks close enough to this area. The combination of heavy wet snow and strong northeast winds could lead to extensive power outages in this scenario.

However, NWS said there is still considerable uncertainty in the track of the second coastal storm. The risk for minor coastal flooding will increase late Tuesday. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible.

Rehoboth streets are topic March 21
The Rehoboth Beach Streets and Transportation Committee will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the city commissioners' room to discuss signs and the city's bicycle plan. The discussion on signs will include issues such as crosswalks, trail connecting signs, visitor wayfinding signs and sharrows - arrow markings on the street indicating that bicycles and cars share the road.
The committee will discuss recommendations made by Delaware Greenways in the city's pedestrian and bicycle plan of 2012, as well as snow removal for sidewalks and crosswalks.

Lewes planning commission set March 21
The Lewes Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at city hall. The group will discuss rezoning recently abandoned paper streets – streets on a map but not existing – from residential beach to open space. Commissioners will also discuss a recommendation from the city's annexation regulation review committee for the development of two new zoning districts for newly annexed lands. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Lewes Board of Public Works meets March 21
The Lewes Board of Public Works will meet at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the upstairs meeting room of the BPW office. Officials will discuss the 2018-19 operating and maintenance budget, and the 2018-19 to 2022-23 capital improvements budget. There will also be discussion about an amendment to an agreement with Sussex County for the receiving of effluent, consideration of a rate study, discussion of water quality tests beyond the safe drinking water requirements, and consideration of sending notice to Alevo for removal of equipment from BPW property.

Cape Henlopen school board meets March 22
The Cape Henlopen school board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 22, at Love Creek Elementary School. The board will hear a presentation on elementary improvements and major capital updates.