News Briefs 06/11/19

June 11, 2019

Rehoboth lodging tax bill awaits governor’s signature
A bill giving Rehoboth the power to implement up to a 3 percent lodging tax was passed by the House June 6. The bill, Senate Bill 86, was introduced May 8 and passed through the Senate May 16. Gov. John Carney still needs to sign the bill into law before Rehoboth commissioners can implement the tax.

Lewes to discuss Third Street traffic June 11
The Lewes Business District Parking Committee will hold a workshop at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at city hall to discuss the possibility of converting West Third Street to a one-way street opposite Second Street. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Fishers Cove public hearing set June 13
The Lewes Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the Fishers Cove subdivision proposal at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center. The developer is seeking to build 18 single-family homes on an 11.08-acre parcel off Rodney Avenue. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Belhaven Hotel back on planning agenda June 14
A continuation of the site-plan review for the proposed Belhaven Hotel is scheduled to take place during the Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission meeting Friday, June 14. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and be held in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The four-story hotel, 2 Rehoboth Ave., fronts the Boardwalk, and stretches from Rehoboth Avenue to Wilmington Avenue. It was first discussed at the April 12 planning commission meeting. For more information call 302-227-6181. A full copy of the agenda can be found at town hall or online at

Rehoboth advisory tree committee to meet June 14
The Rehoboth Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Trees has scheduled a meeting for 10 a.m., Friday, June 14, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The agenda calls for a discussion realated to Arbor Day 2020, topping trees and the tree ordinance. For more information call 302-227-6181. A full copy of the agenda can be found at town hall or

14th RD Dems to hold June 12 meeting
The June meeting of the 14th Representative District Democrats will be held Wednesday, June 12, at the Forgotten Mile Ale House, located on Route 1 between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.  The dutch treat dinner/social hour begins at 5:30, and the meeting runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. With the 2020 election coming up in a short 18 months, RD 14 Chair Dick Byrne will lead an interactive discussion on strategies for electing Democrats to local, state, and federal offices, including the office of United States president. This discussion will be followed by facilitated breakout sessions during which constituents will be encouraged to list and rank their most pressing concerns. All registered Democrats are welcome to attend.

Dewey to hold public hearing June 14
Dewey Beach commissioners will hold a public hearing, monthly meeting and executive session at 6 p.m., Friday, June 14 at the Lifesaving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave. The public hearing is in regard to the appropriation of funds from the town’s infrastructure account. Commissioners will possibly vote to release funds to create a GIS stormwater infrastructure mapping database for the town. The pilot project will focus on Rodney Avenue, Read Avenue and McKinley Avenue from southbound Coastal Highway to the Rehoboth Bay.

The meeting agenda calls for possible votes on changing the military surplus program policy regarding use of funds generated from the disposal of equipment, approving proposed changes to town charter for state Legislature consideration, approving a social media policy and recommendations on an independent auditor. An executive session to discuss personnel matters will follow. The full agenda is at

Cape school board to hold workshop June 13
The Cape Henlopen school board will hold a workshop meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at Love Creek Elementary. Members will discuss and take possible action on increasing prices for breakfast and lunch, and on adopting curricula for health and K-8 science. Several board policies will be discussed and possibly voted on.