News Briefs 10/23/20

October 23, 2020
Lewes Board of Health meets Oct. 26

The Lewes Board of Health will meet virtually at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 26, to continue discussions regarding the city and state’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. A link to the meeting can be found at

Public art group to meet Oct. 27 in Lewes

The Lewes Public Art Committee will meet virtually at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27. The group will discuss as second mural site and the possibility of a spring project. A link to the meeting can be found at

Henlopen TID on Sussex council Oct. 27 agenda

Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown. Included on the agenda is a possible vote on the proposed Henlopen Transportation Improvement District (TID) and a presentation from Mark Isaacs, director of the Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown. See a complete agenda with all meeting materials at Meetings are also streamed live at and available via telephone at 302-394-5036 using code 570176.

Commissioners to meet Oct. 27 in Rehoboth

Rehoboth Beach commissioners have scheduled a special meeting for 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27. The meeting will be conducted online. The agenda calls for a discussion on strategies and the path forward in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the public wishing to speak will be required to pre-register with City Secretary Ann Womack at least two days prior to the meeting. She can be contacted at Meeting materials are accessible on the city's portal at For more information, call 302-227-6181.

Sussex council awards grants to nonprofits

Sussex County Council awarded the following councilmanic grants during its Oct. 20 meeting: $1,500 to City of Seaford for the Nanticoke Riverfest; $500 to Seaford Tomorrow for its Friday Night Live events; $1,500 to Laurel Senior Center for its meal program; and $5,000 to Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth for its meal program. Sussex County Council President Mike Vincent said council should be prepared for more fund requests from nonprofit organizations. He said due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have not been able to raise funds as they have in the past.

Paving to begin Oct. 26 in Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach issued a press release saying paving on select city streets as part of its annual paving program is expected to begin Monday, Oct. 26. In September, commissioners awarded A-Del Construction with a $370,000 contract to perform paving work at the following locations – Sussex Street, from Columbia Avenue to Fifth Street; Lake Avenue, from Second Street to Surf Avenue; Stockley Street, from Hickman Street to Scarborough Avenue; and Scarborough Avenue, from Christian Street to Lake Drive. A-Del will perform sidewalk and utility work on a small section of Lake Drive, and seal cracks and joints on Country Club Drive, Sandalwood Street and Laurel Street. The city’s Oct. 16 press release said scheduled work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of November. For more information, contact the communications department at 302-227-6181, Ext. 522 or

Dewey sets hearing on wireless facilities

Dewey Beach commissioners will hold a virtual public hearing and meeting at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, and will possibly vote to approve an ordinance to amend town code by adding a new section relating to wireless facilities. A link to the meeting is available at

Dewey reauthorizes committees, chairs

Dewey Beach commissioners voted unanimously Oct. 9 to temporarily reauthorize all committees and chairs until the December 2020 commissioners meeting and to authorize the mayor to name a temporary chair for any committee without one. New Commissioner Bill Stevens, formerly chair of the budget and finance committee, said that member Dave Davis volunteered to serve as that committee’s chair through the end of the year.

DRBA Police’s drug take-back day is Oct. 24

The Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Locally, unused medications will be collected for proper disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes. This initiative, which focuses on removing potentially dangerous drugs from U.S. homes, provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceuticals and other medications to law enforcement officers for proper disposal. According to Col. Richard Arroyo, DRBA police administrator, this DEA program addresses a vital public safety and health issue. “Medicines that languish in home cabinets are prone to misuse and abuse,” Arroyo said. “It is important to properly dispose of expired, unwanted or unused prescription medicines to diminish opportunities for easy access to these medications. “We hope folks will take advantage of this opportunity to do just that.” To find the nearest collection site, go to and click on the drug disposal icon to enter a ZIP code.


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