Lewes Parks & Rec meeting Nov. 21
The Lewes Parks & Recreation Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, at the Rollins Center.
Commissioners will receive updates on the Public Art Committee, Friends of Canalfront Park, and the Community Garden before discussing wedding and bonfire permits.
See the meeting agenda and link at lewes.civicweb.net.
Lewes coalition to host talk Nov. 28
The Greater Lewes Civic Coalition will host a talk on “The State of Greater Lewes” at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, at Lewes Public Library.
Lewes Mayor Andrew Williams and Sussex County Councilman Mark Schaeffer will be the speakers, providing updates for attendees on development and pressing issues Greater Lewes faces.
GLCC encourages all Greater Lewes residents, both in the city and with Lewes mailing addresses, to attend and ask questions.
For more information, email GreaterLewes@gmail.com.
Cape Gazette posts early deadlines
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the classified and retail advertising deadlines for the Friday, Nov. 25 edition of the Cape Gazette will be noon, Monday, Nov. 21. The classified and retail advertising deadlines for the Tuesday, Nov. 29 edition will be noon, Wednesday, Nov. 23. Cape Gazette offices will be closed Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25.
Sussex council off next two weeks
Sussex County Council will not meet Tuesday, Nov. 22 or Nov. 29. The next regularly scheduled meeting is at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown.
Sussex council awards nonprofit grants
At its Nov. 15 meeting, Sussex County Council awarded the following councilmanic grants: $1,000 to Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy for a maintenance trailer; $1,000 to Seaford Swimming Pool Association for upgrades and improvements; $750 to Seaford Elementary School for its Cooking with a Star program; $1,500 to Grace-N-Mercy Ministries for its annual community Thanksgiving dinner; and $1,000 to Milton Historical Society for its Women of Milton museum exhibit.
Low-digit surf-fishing tag auction to start Nov. 22
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold its annual auction of low-digit surf-fishing plates starting at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, at usgovbid.com. The online auction benefits Delaware State Parks.
Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 9, people will have the option to bid on 15 tags including Nos. 32, 58, 143, 226, 355, 488, and on eight “choice” categories with tags ranging from 51 to 9999. For the choice tags, the highest bidder in each range can choose a number, if it’s not already sold, within that category.
The minimum bid for a low-digit surf-fishing plate is $250. By state law, surf-fishing tags numbered 1 through 200 are limited to vehicles registered in Delaware.
The auction of low-numbered plates was authorized by the Delaware General Assembly in 2015 and allows the DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation to auction low-digit tags to the highest bidder.
A low-digit surf-fishing tag does not allow drive-on surf-fishing access; a valid surf-fishing permit is still required. Annual and two-year surf-fishing permits from DNREC are expected to go on sale within the next few weeks.
For more information about the low-digit surf fishing plate auction, visit destateparks.com/LowDigitTags.
Annual report tracks affordable housing statistics
Housing Alliance Delaware recently released its 2022 report on affordable housing and homelessness in Delaware. It can be found at tinyurl.com/2j9mdczr.
This report is intended to be a resource for community partners and local policy makers who seek to understand the housing crisis affecting all Delawareans.
2022 was another difficult year. Renters and homeowners were faced with rising prices and a dire lack of housing supply. Eviction filings began to increase, and more people than ever experienced homelessness in the First State.
Housing Alliance Delaware's Annual Report outlines the current state of housing and homelessness in Delaware, with particular attention placed on the challenges that remain and the work still to be done to ensure that everyone in Delaware has safe, decent, affordable housing
North Shores looking to dredge marina basin
The state’s Wetlands and Waterways Section issued a notice Nov. 9 saying North Shores has submitted a subaqueous lands permit application to hydraulically dredge its marina. According to the notice, the community would like to remove up to 2,000 cubic yards of material from the access channel and marina.
The application calls for the material to be dewatered on-site, with the dried remainder being disposed of at a facility located northeast of Anglers Road in Lewes.
A public hearing on the above applications will not be held unless DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin determines it is in the public interest or if a written meritorious objection to the application is received within 20 days from this notice, which is Tuesday, Nov. 29. For more information, contact Catherine Bronson, DNREC wetlands and subaqueous lands section, at Catherine.Bronson@delaware.gov or 302-739-9943.
Pier, dock proposed for Deep Hole Creek in Milton
The state’s Wetlands and Waterways Section issued a notice Nov. 9 saying Barry Construction Services has submitted subaqueous lands and wetlands permit applications for a wetland walkway, pier and dock in Deep Hole Creek at 102 Tyler Ave., Milton. According to the notice, the walkway would be 3 feet wide and 85 feet long, the pier would be 4-by-5-feet, and the dock would be 5-by-25-feet.
A public hearing on the above applications will not be held unless DNREC Sec. Shawn Garvin determines that a public hearing is in the public interest or if a written meritorious objection to the application is received within 20 days from this notice, which is Tuesday, Nov. 29. For more information, contact Catherine Bronson, DNREC wetlands and subaqueous lands section, at Catherine.Bronson@delaware.gov or 302-739-9943.