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News Briefs 04/23/19

April 23, 2019

Dewey infrastructure committee to meet April 25
The Dewey Beach Infrastructure Committee will meet at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 25, at the Lifesaving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave.  Members will discuss and possibly vote to approve a proposal from Remington & Vernick Engineers to create a GIS stormwater infrastructure management database for the Town of Dewey Beach and to recommend acceptance by town council.

Lewes BPW to meet April 24
The Lewes Board of Public Works will meet at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, in the upstairs meeting room at the BPW, 107 Franklin Ave. The board will receive a presentation from General Manager Darrin Gordon on current projects, including Savannah Road water works, odor control at lift station 4, an electrical system study and a household hazardous waste drop-off event. The group will then discuss underground electric lines, the results of a hurricane exercise, and the final report for strategic planning.

Under old business, BPW directors will consider a waiver for a pre-annexation agreement and the requirement to connect to BPW water and sewer for a property along New Road across from Pilottown Reserve. For more information, call the BPW at 302-645-6228.

Lewes HPARC to meet April 23
The Lewes Historic Preservation Architectural Review Commission will meet at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, at the Rollins Community Center. The group will discuss the newly adopted HPARC statute as well as bylaws and procedures. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Lewes Public Art Committee to meet April 23
The Lewes Public Art Committee will meet at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, at the Rollins Community Center. The group will discuss a long-range plan and public education. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Lewes byway group to meet April 24
The Historic Lewes Byway Committee will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at the Rollins Community Center. The group will discuss the conceptual landscape plan for the senior-living facility proposed along Kings Highway. Members will also discuss ongoing projects, pending development and the New Road Master Plan. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Two local applications on Sussex P&Z agenda April 25
Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 25, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown. Included on the agenda are possible votes on the Overbrook Meadows West subdivision at the intersection of Route 1 and Cave Neck Road north of Lewes, and a rezoning application for the expansion of Big Oyster Brewing along Kings Highway near Lewes.

Plans move forward for Dorman Road
At its April 11 meeting, Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission approved the final site plan for Headwater Cove, a 163-single-family cluster subdivision on 82 acres along Dorman Road near Lewes.

Rehoboth commissioner meeting April 24
Because of Good Friday, Rehoboth commissioners’ monthly meeting will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 24.
The agenda calls for possible votes on an amendment to the city’s pool ordinance, and wastewater and water rates; and possible approval of a license agreement to allow two dumpster enclosures and a propane cage in the right-of-way along the southern boundary of the property at 230 Rehoboth Ave., the proposed Agave location.

The agenda also calls for consideration to amend city code to make Performing Arts Center a permitted use in the commercial districts, and to provide for off-street parking requirements. For more information, call 302-227-6181. See the agenda at town hall or online at www.cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net.

Three special Rehoboth meetings set April 24
Rehoboth commissioners have scheduled three special meetings for Wednesday, April 24.

The first, at 10 a.m., is for commissioners to sit as the Board of Appeals to hear an appeal taken from the annual assessment list.
The second, at 12:30 p.m., is related to a lawsuit filed by the property owners of 318 Country Club Drive regarding a fee in lieu of mitigation related to the removal a silver maple in their backyard. The third, at 1:15 p.m., calls for an executive session related to BeachWalk and then the possible adoption of an ordinance amending code by adding a new section relating to the applicability of two ordinances to pending applications.

For more information, call 302-227-6181. See the agendas at town hall or www.cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net.

Rehoboth utility rates working group to meet April 25
The Rehoboth working group studying utility rates in Rehoboth will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 25, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The agenda calls for continued discussion of a proposed rate structure for water and wastewater rates. For more information, call 302-227-6181. See the agenda at town hall or online at www.cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net.

Rehoboth shade tree commission to meet April 26
The Rehoboth Parks and Shade Tree Commission will meet at 2 p.m., Friday, April 26, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The agenda calls for administrative appeal hearing requested by Mike Firetti of Agave Restaurant related to a determination of a fee in lieu of mitigation for eight trees. For more information, call 302-227-6181. See the agenda at town hall or go to www.cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net.

Rehoboth animal issues committee to meet April 30
The Rehoboth Beach Animal Issues Committee will meet at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The agenda calls for a discussion on the city’s trap, neuter, release program, and the possible installation of pet waste bag dispensers. For more information, call 302-227-6181. See the agenda at town hall or go to www.cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net.

Lewes tulip dig set for April 29
The City of Lewes in partnership with Lewes in Bloom will host the annual tulip dig beginning at 8 a.m., Friday, April 26, with a rain date of Monday, April 29. The public is invited to bring their shovels, spades, trowels and bags to assist the city and Lewes In Bloom with removing the tulip bulbs and giving them new homes. Close to 20,000 tulip bulbs were planted by Lewes In Bloom for the 10th annual Tulip Celebration.

Tulips go fast, so participants should ensure they are at a site by 8 a.m. It is first-come, first-dig. The following areas are included in the tulip dig: 1812 Park, Citizens Bank on Second Street, City Hall, Gateway Garden (island between Freeman and Kings highways), new Lewes library, Mary Vessels Park, Otis Smith Park, Post Office, Stango Park, St. Peter’s Church barrels and Zwaanendael Park. Each dig location will be supervised by a Lewes in Bloom member or parks and recreation commissioner. Do not remove any other plants or flowers besides tulips.

Sussex council awards grants to nonprofits
Sussex County Council presented the following councilmanic grants at its April 16 meeting: $200 to Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services, Crisis House, for its community garden project and $600 to Marine Corps League for the Delaware Devil Dogs Detachment golf tournament fundraiser.