News Briefs 06/17/19

June 18, 2019

Cape Gazette posts early classified deadline
The Cape Gazette offices will be closed Friday, June 21, so employees can attend an all-day seminar. The deadline for classified advertising for the Tuesday, June 25 edition will be noon, Thursday, June 20. All other deadlines remain the same as usual.

June 18 Dewey BoA hearing cancelled
A Dewey Beach public hearing originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 18 has been cancelled. The board will still meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 18 at the Lifesaving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave., to possibly vote to recommend amendments to town code and board rules to comply with Delaware code that an applicant’s appeal to the board stays all proceedings related to the subject of the appeal. Members will possibly vote to update the board’s application form.

Lewes public hearing set June 18
Lewes Mayor and City Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, at city hall regarding changes to the annexation zones, specifically as it relates to density calculation, wetlands delineation and requirements for open space, landscaping and buffers. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Water Infrastructure Advisory Council to meet June 19
The Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, in Conference Room 220, Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 South Bay Road, Dover. More information about the meeting, including the agenda, can be found on the Statewide Meeting Calendar at

Rehoboth commissioner meeting set June 21
Rehoboth Beach commissioners will hold their regularly scheduled meeting at 3 p.m., Friday, June 21, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The agenda calls for more discussion and a possible vote on the path forward for the canal access dock, a possible vote to approve a $3 million loan for more wastewater system improvements and a possible vote on an ordinance that would increase certain garbage collection fees. For more information call 302-227-6181. A full agenda can be found at town hall or at

Special Rehoboth meeting set June 21
Rehoboth Beach commissioners have scheduled a special meeting for 1 p.m., Friday, June 21, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The agenda calls for argument and potential decision on the Parks & Shade Tree Commission’s motion to dismiss an appeal filed by Sander M. Bieber and Linda E. Rosenzweig at 103 Lake Drive. For more information call 302-227-6181. A full copy of the agenda can be found at town hall or at

New Road Master Plan meeting set June 20
A public meeting to review the draft New Road Master Plan will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center, 101 Adams Ave. From 6 to 7 p.m., the public can review updated displays and meet with members of the planning team. The plan includes corridor wide concepts, conservation items, traffic calming measures, bicycle and pedestrian concepts, landscaping ideas, and specific plans for sections of New Road – Nassau Road to Black Hog Gut, Black Hog Gut to Old Orchard Road, Old Orchard Road to Canary Creek and Park Road to Pilottown Road. From 7 to 8 p.m., there will be an overview presentation of the plan with a question and answer portion planned afterward. To review the plan, go to

Lewes planners to meet June 19
The Lewes Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, at the Rollins Community Center, 101 Adams Ave. The group will schedule a public hearing for an application submitted by Showfield LLC for an 86-lot major subdivision adjacent to Freeman Highway and Monroe Avenue. They will also consider a minor subdivision from Showfield LLC for a lot reconfiguration involving two parcels located off Monroe Avenue. The commission will then receive a presentation from Cape Henlopen School District for a site plan for the new Shields Elementary School being planned for the Lewes School, across the street from the current location. Upgrades include a two-story, 93,000 square foot renovation. Commissioners will also receive updates regarding Fishers Cove and Lewes Waterfront Preserve. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Native Species Commission to meet June 19
Delaware’s Native Species Commission will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, in Room 221 at the Kent County Administrative Building, 555 Bay Road, Dover. The commission will discuss progress on 2019 priorities, subcommittee reports, a planned symposium, budget needs and other issues. For more information, including the meeting agenda, visit the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar at

The Delaware Native Species Commission was formed by the Delaware General Assembly to reverse the trend of decline and extinction of Delaware’s local plant and animal native species, implement recommendations of the Statewide Ecological Extinction Task Force, and provide expertise and assistance to state and local lawmakers, policy makers, educators, and other stakeholders.

The commission is comprised of 15 members, reflecting a balance of environmental professionals, government, and business stakeholders, with DNREC providing staff support. For more information, go to or call DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife at 302-739-9910.



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