News Briefs 9/12/23

September 12, 2023
Sussex P&Z committee to meet 

Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown.

Included on the agenda are public hearings on a proposed county master plan zone and an application filed by G&M Route 24 LLC to rezone a 12-acre parcel from AR-1, agricultural-residential, to I-1 industrial district for two 60,000-square foot medical and professional offices on the south side of Turquoise Lane and east side of Healthy Way near the Route 24 intersection between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. 

See a complete agenda and meeting materials at Meetings are available on line at

Lewes Ad Hoc Committee meets Sept. 8

The Lewes Ad Hoc Committee on Alley Abandonment held its first meeting Sept. 8. The three-member panel will decide whether the city should vacate and sell an alley off Dewey Avenue to homeowners. 

The committee did not take any action at its first meeting. It has 90 days to reach a decision. The committee’s next meeting is scheduled for noon, Friday, Sept. 29, at city hall.

Dewey commissioners meet Sept. 15

Dewey Beach commissioners will hold their monthly meeting at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, at the Lifesaving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave. Commissioners may vote on an ordinance regarding wedding permits to establish an administrative fee to hold events on public property within town, to request the budget committee provide recommendations regarding fees to conduct commercial business on the beach, and on an ordinance to revise the fee and deposit amounts for beach fire permits. For the full agenda and Zoom link to the meeting, go to

Rehoboth sets meeting for Sept. 15

Rehoboth Beach commissioners have scheduled a meeting for 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15. 

The agenda includes the swearing in of incumbent Mayor Stan Mills, incumbent Commissioner Patrick Gossett and new Commissioner Don Preston. The agenda also includes the reappointment of members to city boards and commissions, the probable approval of contracts for the city water meter replacement program and LED lights on the median of Rehoboth Avenue, and supplemental permit of compliance hearing for Coast Rehoboth Beach. 

There will also be a public hearing on establishing administrative lot mergers and separations for zoning purposes. 

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

Delaware GOP town hall to be filmed live for Newsmax

Delaware Republican Party Chair Julianne Murray will host a public town hall to be filmed live on Newsmax at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Mulligan's Point, Georgetown. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Newsmax segment with John Tabacco will begin at 8 p.m. The event will be aired on Newsmax Wise Guys at 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30.

Tickets are $30 and proceeds enefit theTunnel to Towers Foundation.

To purchase tickets, go

To sign up for the Delaware Republican e-newsletter, go to

Firefighters issue warning about scam solicitations 

The Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association has received numerous reports of people receiving calls or mailings seeking donations for firefighter support. Community members are reminded to be cautions and check before sending money. The volunteer fire companies in Delaware usually do not call for donations; they do send out fund drive requests, usually once or twice a year. If the name at the top of a letter is not a person’s local volunteer fire company, they should call the local fire company to verify it whether it is requesting donations. Anyone who suspects a scam may call the Attorney General’s Office Fraud & Consumer Protection Division at 302-577-8600.

Williams announces lieutenant governor run

David Lamar Williams Jr., a 57-year-old Democrat, has announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor of Delaware. Williams, a veteran, has lived in Camden for more than 10 years with his wife. Williams, who grew up in New Jersey, is running to address issues such as living wage, education, homelessness and police accountability. He firmly believes in empowering the community and fostering a government that listens to its people.

Senior aging and care planning seminar slated

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly  and the Lewes Public Library will host a free breakfast workshop titled “The Successful Components of Aging: Understanding and Planning,” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

The session will address questions about cost and level of care for adults ages 55 and above, including a discussion of aging in place, activities of daily living, and comprehensive care. Participants will be introduced to PACE Your LIFE, a community-based care program that provides comprehensive services such as medical care, rehabilitative therapies, social service assistance and recreation all under one roof. Space is limited, and registration is required. To sign up, go to or call the library at 302-645-2733.

Lewes residents can win for showing off community

Lewes Board of Public Works customers can submit a photo of Lewes for a chance to win up to $100 and an energy efficiency kit in Efficiency Smart’s Focus on Community photo contest. Through Monday, Sept. 25, electric customers are encouraged to submit an original photo of what they think best represents Lewes. This could be a famous building, an area event, a public park or whatever they love about their hometown. Efficiency Smart will select finalists from submissions received throughout participating communities, and a vote will take place in October. The three finalists receiving the most votes will win the following prizes: First place, $100 and an energy efficiency kit; second place, $50 and an energy efficiency kit; and third place, an energy efficiency kit. The top three finalists will also have their photos displayed on Efficiency Smart’s webpage for one month.

For more information or to enter, go to

Manufactured home owners association meeting set 

The Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, on Zoom and in person at Angola Beach and Estates Clubhouse, 22971 Suburban Blvd., Lewes. Admission is free and open to anyone living in manufactured housing on leased land. The speaker will be John Whitelaw, Esq., from Delaware Community Legal Aid Society Inc. For Zoom call information, go to or Facebook. DMHOA is a nonprofit organization and the only legislative advocate representing the interests of manufactured housing homeowners living on leased land in Delaware.

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