Lewes planners to meet Sept. 18
The Lewes Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Rollins Community Center. The group will consider a request from developer Burke and Rutecki LLC for the conveyance of a quarter-acre piece of land to a property adjacent to the proposed Fishers Cove major subdivision. The applicant is also proposing a 20-foot-wide walkway, utility and emergency vehicle access easement.
Commissioners will also consider a minor subdivision of 122 Franklin Ave. for a lot line adjustment adding 358 square feet to the property from Lewes Presbyterian Church. Also on the agenda is a waiver request for a proposed subdivision at 203 E. Savannah Road. Commissioners will also discuss a draft buffer ordinance intended to be added to the city’s zoning code. To view the full agenda, go to www.lewes.civicweb.net.
Lewes police review committee to meet Sept. 19
The new Lewes Police Department Review Ad Hoc Committee will meet at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at city hall. The initial meeting will have organization, a review of the committee’s charge and discussions about sources of background information, and potential areas of inquiry and discussion. Public comments will be accepted at the end of the meeting. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.
Lanes closed during bridge inspection through Sept. 19
Inspection of the bridge over the Broadkill River on the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1 will require nighttime lane closures through Thursday, Sept. 19. Work will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.
Monday, Sept. 16: Right lane closed on Route 1 southbound between Paynter Road and Lockerman Road; Tuesday, Sept. 17: Left lane closed on Route 1 southbound between Paynter Road and Lockerman Road; Wednesday, Sept. 18: Right lane closed on Route 1 northbound between Lockerman Road and Paynter Road; and Thursday, Sept. 19: Left lane closed on Route 1 northbound between Lockerman Road and Paynter Road. Motorists should be aware that bridge personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to the travel lanes and they should anticipate lane shifts.
Rehoboth utility rate working group to meet Sept. 18
The Rehoboth working group studying utility rates in Rehoboth has scheduled a meeting for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The agenda calls to finalize any outstanding matters and to formally disband the group. For more information call 302-227-6181. A full copy of the agenda can be found at town hall or online at www.cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net.
Special Rehoboth meeting set Sept. 19
Rehoboth Beach commissioners have scheduled a special meeting for 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The meeting has been scheduled to hear and decide an appeal of Police Chief Keith Banks’ intent to terminate a police officer.
In accordance with state code, the hearing portion of this meeting will be conducted in executive session, closed to the public, unless the appealing employee requests a public hearing. For more information call 302-227-6181. A full copy of the agenda can be found at town hall or online at www.cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net.
Chrzanowski, Gay to be sworn in Sept. 20
Ed Chrzanowski and Susan Gay will be sworn in as Rehoboth Beach commissioners during a regular commissioners meeting at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The commissioners-elect won out over a field of six for the two seats left open after Commissioners Stan Mills and Toni Sharp decided not to run for re-election.
The agenda also calls for the election of officers, a discussion on stormwater management plans and a discussion on public participation during the budgeting process. For more information call 302-227-6181. A full copy of the agenda can be found at town hall or online at www.cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net.
Gordons Pond Trail closing Sept. 16
The Gordons Pond Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park was closed at 7 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16, for routine trail maintenance and phragmites control. The area will remain closed until Division of Parks and Recreation staff have completed the work. Phragmites is an aggressive wetlands grass that takes over native plants. The treatment will help create a better environment for native plants as well as improve the view for trail users. All work is weather dependent.
Sussex P&Z cancels Sept. 12 meeting
Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission did not have a 3-member quorum at its Sept. 12 meeting. All public hearings scheduled during that meeting will take place starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1. All old business and other business will be placed on the agenda for the Thursday, Sept. 26 meeting in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown. Agendas are posted at www.sussexcountyde.gov.
Sussex employees to clean up roads Sept. 20
Nearly 50 Sussex County employees will fan out across the county Friday, Sept. 20, to clean up litter on stretches of roads identified as trouble spots for illegal dumping.
The afternoon cleanup event, which will follow an employee appreciation barbecue, will serve as the county’s contribution to Gov. John Carney’s Keep DE Litter Free initiative, said Mike Costello, county government affairs manager. He said it’s hoped the event can become an annual one for county employees.
In 2018, the county announced a partnership with the Delaware Department of Correction and Delaware Department of Transportation to allocate funding each year to boost the state’s existing cleanup efforts on the more-than-2,300 miles of roadway in Sussex. As of August 2019, the county has dedicated more than $210,000, with the partnership netting nearly 3,300 bags of trash from some 340 miles of roads in the county.