News Briefs 11/22/19

November 22, 2019
Three Rehoboth BOA hearings set Nov. 25

The Rehoboth Beach Board of Adjustment has scheduled a meeting for 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. There are three items on the agenda.

The first hearing is an appeal of the building inspector’s interpretation that a proposed sign at 102 Rehoboth Ave. is a box sign and not a wall sign. The appeal is being requested by Bruce Leiner, managing member of Candy Kitchen Rental LLC.

The second hearing is a request for variances to allow front and rear setbacks to measure 10 feet for a property on the corner of East Lake Drive and Prospect Street. The variances are being requested by Bradley and Kathryn Rozansky, owners of the property.

The third hearing is a rehearing for 240 Rehoboth Ave. During a meeting in August, the board upheld the building inspector’s decision that a parking space was required after a deck increased the gross floor area. During a meeting in October, the board agreed new evidence had come to light since their previous decision was made. The upcoming hearing is appeal of the building inspector’s original decision and is being requested by attorney David Hutt and Jack Lingo Asset Management LLC on behalf of Sussex Exchange Properties LLC FBO Lingo Brothers LLC, owners of the property.

For more information call 302-227-6181. A full copy of the draft ordinance can be found at town hall or online at

Replenishment near end in Dewey, Rehoboth

Except for a few minor things, the 2019 beach replenishment project in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach is completed.

In an email Nov. 19, Stephen Rochette, spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said contractor Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. completed beachfill operations at 1:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 15. Between the two towns, the contract called for dredging 409,000 cubic yards of sand from an offshore borrow site in a time frame of 45 days. Rochette said the company finished its work in 23 days.

Rochette said some minor work remains including repairing a vehicular dune crossover at the corner of Surf and Lake avenues in Rehoboth; railing rehab work on an ADA access; and installing sand fencing and planting dune grass at Surf and Lake avenues. All work is expected to be complete by the end of the year, he said. The $7.2 million project is a joint effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, 65 percent federal, 35 percent state. The project is designed to reduce storm damage to infrastructure and has been done four times before 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2016.

Sussex County offices closed for holiday

Sussex County government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2.

Sussex council not meeting Nov. 26, Dec. 3

Sussex County Council will not meet Tuesday, Nov. 26, or Tuesday, Dec. 3. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown.

Rehoboth city hall closed Nov. 28, 29

In observance of Thanksgiving, Rehoboth Beach City Hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29. There will be no residential trash pickup on Thursday, Nov. 28. Regular trash pickup will resume city-wide on Friday, Nov. 29. Go to for a trash collection calendar. For more information, contact the communications department at 302-227-6181, Ext. 522 or

Henlopen Acres Town Hall closed Nov. 28-29

In observance of Thanksgiving, Henlopen Acres Town Hall, 104 Tidewaters, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29. For more information call 302-227-6411.

Shepherd’s Office needs food donations

Shepherd’s Office, 408 N. Bedford St., Georgetown, will have a Thanksgiving Day lunch for the homeless and those in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 28. Director Jim Martin said he expects more than 100 people for the meal. Donations of food are needed.

Contact Martin at 302-858-4547. For more information on programs, go to

Volunteers can help pack food boxes

Thanksgiving for Thousands is celebrating its 25th anniversary. For the past 25 years, Mountaire Farms has spearheaded an effort to feed thousands of families across Delmarva. Starting at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 25, volunteers and staff will gather at Mountaire Farms warehouse, 50 Hosier St., Selbyville, to pack 10,000 boxes with a Thanksgiving dinner. Distribution happens the following day when community organizations pick up boxes to help families in need. Another 10,000 boxes will be packed at two North Carolina locations. Volunteers are invited.

Contact Roger Marino at 302-934-3123 or email him at Community groups have been collecting food donations at 17 area grocery stores. Area schools have also been collecting canned goods.

Surfgimp Winter Beach Bash tickets on sale

The second annual Surfgimp Foundation Winter Beach Bash will take place from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach.

Early bird tickets are on sale for $65 until Saturday, Nov. 30. Regular ticket prices are $80, and they will be on sale from Sunday, Dec. 1 to Thursday, Jan. 9. VIP tables for 10 can be reserved for $1,000. Tickets are available at under Surfgimp Foundation. There’s also a donate button on the eventbrite page for those who aren’t going to the bash, but would like to support the foundation.

Rehoboth tree lighting and sing-along Nov. 29

The Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting and Sing-Along will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29, at the Bandstand. Tree lights will be turned on at 7 p.m.

Clear Space Theatre is hosting the sing-along. Song lyrics will be available to Cape Gazette subscribers in the ‘Tis the Season holiday guide insert Tuesday, Nov. 26 and at newsstands Friday, Nov. 29. For event information, go to, call 302-227-6181 Ext. 522 or email

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