News Briefs 1/24/23

January 24, 2023
Cape school board meets Jan. 26

The Cape Henlopen school board will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, at H.O. Brittingham Elementary. The mid-year unit count update will be discussed. Members will possibly vote on several board policies, capital project change orders and alternate contract awards, and on the fiscal year 2023 final budget. The full agenda and Zoom meeting link are available at

Lewes workshop set Jan. 26

Lewes Mayor and City Council will hold a workshop at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, at city hall.

Officials will begin discussing a cost-share arrangement with Cape Henlopen School District to widen the planned path behind Lewes Elementary School between Sussex Drive and George H.P. Smith Park; real estate disclosures regarding sea level rise and flood risks; creating an ad hoc committee for developing recommendations regarding resiliency and open-space funds; approving the 2021 International Code Council construction codes; an ad hoc committee to develop educational panels at Johnnie Walker Beach; and future concession services at Roosevelt Inlet. 

Before adjourning, mayor and city council will convene an executive session, which is not open to the public. See agenda at

Lewes bike, pedestrian group meets Jan. 24

The Lewes Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, at city hall.

The committee will continue to discuss silent policemen, maps and the Delaware Department of Transportation master plan.

New agenda items include the pedestrian comprehensive plan, a review of 2022 and goal setting for 2023, signage at the Gills Neck Road bike corral and appointment of officers.

Lewes BPW to meet Jan. 25

The Lewes Board of Public Works will meet at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, at city hall.

Board members will begin to discuss a proposal from 120Water for lead and copper assistance to meet October 2024 requirements, solicitation of candidates for the 2023 BPW election, and emergency replacement of valves and pumps at pump station 3.

Continuing discussions include a proposal from A.C. Shultes to reline a well, the AT&T pole attachment fee, a proposal from Pro Coat to seal the crack in the oxidation ditch, and setting a special meeting date to discuss next steps for the wastewater treatment plant.

See agenda at

Rehoboth Boardwalk committee to meet

The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and Beach Committee will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27, in the city hall commissioners room, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The agenda calls for continued discussion on wind farms and their potential impact on Rehoboth.

A full agenda, meeting materials and a livestream are accessible at Only in-person attendees may make comments. For more information, contact the city at 302-227-6181 or

Sussex GOP to host special event Jan. 28

Delaware Republicans are invited to a Cabin Fever Relief Night from 7 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Millsboro Fire Hall with special guest Loren Spivack, aka Dr. Truth.

Spivack is a creative and entertaining economist who promises to make people laugh and think. He created the Free Market Warrior in 2009 in an effort to make a positive difference in American politics and economics.

The event cost of $35 includes a buffet dinner and music by Mike Long. There will be a cash bar with beer and wine. Loren Spivack books will be on sale before and after the event. For tickets, visit or call 302-856-6323 and leave a message.

Sussex P&Z meeting Jan. 26

Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown. Included on the agenda are possible votes on site plans for the Wynford Preserve and Vintners Reserve multifamily projects. A public hearing is scheduled on applications, including a future land use map amendment, for Leeward Chase, 106 multifamily units near the Sandhill Road-Route 9 intersection near Georgetown.

See a complete agenda and meeting materials at Meetings are available on line at and by phone at 302-394-5036 using code 570176.

Lewes mayor named to committee

Mayor Andrew Williams was appointed to serve as an ex officio member of the Lewes Joint Site Development Review Committee during mayor and city council’s Jan. 9 meeting.

The group looks at projects outside the residential and commercial zoning categories. Common reviews involve schools and hospitals. 

DART assisting with Lewes Line

City Manager Ann Marie Townshend announced Jan. 9 that she, along with Financial Officer Ellen Lorraine McCabe and Councilwoman Carolyn Jones, met with DART transit officials to discuss improvements to the Lewes Line.

Townshend said the partnership will look at route improvements and ways to serve more patrons.

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