News Briefs 5/3/22

May 3, 2022
Lewes Board of Health meets May 3

The Lewes Board of Health will meet at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, at city hall and via Zoom to discuss and give updates on COVID in Delaware and the Lewes area. For details and a link to the meeting, see the agenda at

Lewes council workshop set May 5

Lewes Mayor and City Council will hold a workshop at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 5, at city hall and via Zoom.

The group will receive a presentation from the annexation code subcommittee, receive an update on the 2015 comprehensive plan five-year review, discuss a W. Cedar Street flood mitigation study, receive a presentation on the city’s floodplain webpages, and discuss allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds.

Council will also discuss recommendations from the Lewes Executive Committee on Resilience about developing a requirement for a real estate disclosure and the development of a resiliency fund.

A link to the meeting can be found on the agenda at

Lewes historic preservation to meet

The Lewes Historic Preservation Architectural Review Commission will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 5, at city hall and via Zoom.  They will introduce building official John Robitaille.

HPARC will also review an application from Michael Finkle to renovate 126 Franklin St., and an application from Lance Alworth and Rob Marino to install a brick fountain with a brick walkway and stone wall at 106 E. Third St.

The group will also discuss the historic district resurvey.

A link to the meeting can be found on the agenda at

Sussex P&Z supports Big Oyster rezoning

Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously recommended approval of a rezoning application filed by Jeff-Kat LLC from AR-1 to C-3 heavy commercial for a parcel along Kings Highway in Lewes adjacent to Big Oyster Brewery, the applicant’s restaurant. Making a motion for approval at the April 28 meeting, Commissioner Kim Hoey Stevenson said the plans will improve parking and traffic flow on the entire parcel housing the restaurant/brewery. The owner is required to provide connections to the adjoining parcel as well.

A final site plan for the parcel will be subject to review by the planning & zoning commission.

Sussex County Council will hold a public hearing on the application at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 17, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown.

Sussex officials approve site plans

At its April 28 meeting, the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission took the following action on area site plans:

Approved a revised preliminary plan for Ocean Park, which will include a two-story, 30,000-square-foot office building and a 7,700-square-foot restaurant on a 5.5-acre parcel on the southwest corner of Plantation Road and Cedar Grove Road near Lewes. The final site plan will be reviewed by planning & zoning staff.

Approved a preliminary site plan for Sussex County Bible Church on a parcel on the east side of Harbeson Road and northwest side of Cool Spring Road between Lewes and Long Neck.

The church plans to construct a 31,250-square-foot church, a 2,400-square-foot pavilion, an amphitheater, athletic field and softball field. The final site plan will be reviewed by the planning and zoning staff.

Approved a preliminary site plan for Millsboro Fire Company for a new substation at the intersection of Route 30 and Lewis Road, Millsboro. The fire company plans to reuse two existing buildings on the property.

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