News Briefs 9/14/21

September 14, 2021
Rehoboth commissioners to be sworn in Sept. 17

Rehoboth Beach Commissioners-elect Toni Sharp and Tim Bennett will be sworn in at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, during the regular commissioners meeting. 

The agenda also calls for election of officers, and discussion and possible action on awarding a street paving contract and purchasing the Santa House from the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce.

People wishing to speak must preregister by emailing City Secretary Ann Womack,, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. 

A full agenda and meeting materials are accessible at For more information, call 302-227-6181.

Lewes African American Heritage Commission to meet

The Lewes African American Heritage Commission will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, at city hall and via Zoom. 

The group will receive updates on a historic marker, volunteer research, and the renaming of Beach 2 as Johnnie Walker Beach. 

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

Lewes resiliency committee to meet

The Lewes Executive Committee on Resiliency will meet at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, at city hall and via Zoom. 

The group will discuss follow-up questions regarding a presentation in August by Bob Scarborough, program manager of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Delaware Coastal Programs. 

Committee members will also receive a presentation from Dave Warga, environmental scientist and state floodplain manager for DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship, Shoreline and Waterway Management Section. 

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

Hearings on Sussex Sept. 14 agenda

Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown. 

Included on the agenda are public hearings on three conditional-use applications in the Cape Region.

They are: What Is Your Voice Inc., a nonprofit organization providing services for victims of domestic violence, for an office and storage units at 17583 Shady Road, Lewes. The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval.

Leah Beach for an outdoor market place and off-site parking at 19897 Hebron Road and 19826 Central Ave. in West Rehoboth. The commission recommended approval of the application.

Branson James for an events venue on a 2-acre parcel at 17638 Dusty Road near Georgetown. The commission recommended denial of the application.

Hearings begin at 1:30 p.m. See a complete agenda and meeting materials at council. Meetings are in person, streamed live at and available by phone at 302-394-5036 using code 570176.

Info session on new Family Court project set Sept. 15

An information session is scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Georgetown Town Hall to provide an update on the ongoing development of the new Sussex County Family Court building on several lots at the corner of East Market Street and South Race Street in downtown Georgetown. Plans for the $105 million project include a four-level, 100,000-square-foot court building and a 75,000-square-foot parking garage.

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