News Briefs 08/20/19

August 20, 2019

Native Species Commission to meet Aug. 21
Delaware’s Native Species Commission will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21, in Room 221 at the Kent County Administrative Building, 555 Bay Road, Dover. The commission will discuss progress on its 2019 priorities, a planned symposium, subcommittee reports, enacted legislation expanding the commission, potential legislation banning the sale of certain invasive plants, and other issues. For more information, including the meeting agenda, go to

Two developments on Lewes planners’ agenda
Fishers Cove and Whites Pond Meadows are each on the Wednesday, Aug. 21, agenda of the Lewes Planning Commission. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Before tackling those plans, commissioners will consider a minor subdivision at 618 Kings Highway. The owner is seeking to split the land at the corner of Kings Highway and Devries Circle into two lots. Following that topic, a public hearing will be held for Whites Pond Meadows, proposed for 86 single-family lots on nearly 37 acres along Freeman Highway. After the hearing, the commission will conclude the Fishers Cove public hearing continued from both the June and July meetings. Fishers Cove is proposed to be 18 single-family homes on a 12.06-acre parcel off Rodney Avenue. To view the full agenda, go to

Cape school board meets Aug. 22
The Cape Henlopen school board will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at Love Creek Elementary. The board will possibly vote on Milton Elementary school design drawings and specifications, strategic planning mission and vision, major project change orders and several board policies.