Milton council meets Sept. 9
Milton Town Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at the Milton Public Library. Among the items to be discussed are the fiscal year 2014 budget, an update to the fee schedule, appropriation of funds for Cannery Village signs, an update regarding water meter upgrades and the consideration of a request for final subdivision approval for Phase 4 of Heritage Creek. To view the full agenda, go to milton.delaware.gov. For more information, call town hall at 302-684-4110.
Henlopen Acres to swear in commissioners
The Henlopen Acres commissioners will hold their annual organizational meeting, 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at Town Hall to swear in commissioners David Lyons and Frank Jamison for new, three-year terms.
Lyons and Jamison ran unopposed this year. This will be Lyons’ third term and Jamison’s second.
The commissioners will also nominate and select a mayor for the next year, and also appoint the president protem, treasurer and secretary.
Lewes to form Point Farm annexation panel
Lewes Mayor and City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, in City Hall. Items on the agenda include appointing a Point Farm annexation panel, and presentations of a traffic study of West Fourth Street intersections, and a speed-zone study on corridors between Savannah Road and Kings Highway.
Mayor and council will consider a Lewes Parks and Recreation Commission recommendation to approve draft park regulations. For a complete agenda visit City Hall, the Lewes Public Library, or go to www.ci.lewes.de.us.
Lewes hearing to discuss ordinances
A public hearing on adopting a comprehensive update of Lewes’ subdivision and land development ordinance will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, at City Hall. Mayor and City Council are considering the amendments that are aimed at improving, adding, deleting or correcting portions of the ordinance that changed following the city’s approval of a comprehensive zoning code rewrite. For additional information about the amendments, visit City Hall, Lewes Public Library, or go to www.ci.lewes.de.us and click on agendas and minutes.
Flags, banners on Sussex council agenda
Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the county administration building on The Circle in Georgetown. Included on the agenda are a discussion about sign regulations regarding flags and banners and a report from County Administrator Todd Lawson on the state’s 2014-19 capital transportation program.
Sussex planners have full agenda Sept. 12
Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, in the county administration building on The Circle in Georgetown. Included on the agenda are possible votes on a pair of conditional-use applications involving potential projects in the Cape Region.
Being considered are Southern Delaware Botanic Gardens Inc. for gardens, visitor center, conservatory, amphitheater, nature center and parking on 37 acres along Piney Neck Road near Dagsboro and Tidewater Environmental Services Inc. for a wastewater treatment plant on 10 acres near the intersection of Cedar Grove and Robinsonville roads near Lewes.
Also, the commission will conduct public hearings on several applications including a change-of-zone request from general-residential to B-1 neighborhood business district by Rehoboth Appraisal Group for a quarter-acre parcel near the intersection of Hebron Street and Burton Avenue in Rehoboth Beach and a changeofzone request from AR-1, agricultural-residential, to CR-1, commercial-residential, by American Legion Post 28 near Oak Orchard for a 9-acre parcel near the intersection of Route 24 and Legion Road.
14th Representative District Dems meet
The Democratic Party for the 14th Representative District will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Beachcombers, 19598 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to all registered Democrats who reside in the 14th District. Also join for the optional dinner at 5:30 prior to the meeting.
Dewey to vote on higher filing fee
Dewey Beach Town Council will meet at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue. Council will hold a closed-door meeting to discuss Town Manager Marc Appelbaum’s job performance. At 7 p.m., council will open the meeting to the public. Town historian Barbara Dougherty will be recognized, and commissioners are scheduled to vote on whether to increase the filing fee for board of adjustment hearings from $500 to $1,000. Council is also scheduled to discuss amending business license regulations for 2014.
Milton continues discussing budget
Milton Town Council met Thursday, Aug. 29, to continue its discussion of the fiscal year 2014 budget. Council tasked department heads with reducing their budgets by 10 percent. Mayor Marion Jones said the department heads attended the meeting to aid council in its analysis of the budget. The personnel committee will meet Friday, Sept. 6, to look at data offered by the police ad hoc committee, and the group will make a recommendation to town council at its Monday, Sept. 9 meeting.
Delaware announces new training, permitting process for Wildlife Control Operator Program
Due to a recent regulatory change regarding management of problem wildlife, the Division of Fish and Wildlife has finalized its new training program and permitting process for wildlife control operators. Anyone in Delaware who conducts wildlife control activities, including those permitted within the former system, must complete the new training program by Feb. 10, 2014.
The Division of Fish and Wildlife partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Cornell University to develop the training program, which has been certified by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. The program includes wildlife control operator basics and a supplement detailing wildlife biology and techniques to resolve conflicts with many wildlife species.
“Delawareans demand that the people helping them resolve their wildlife problems are properly trained and conduct their work in a safe, efficient and ethical manner. This new program is designed to help ensure that wildlife control activities conducted in our state meet these standards,” said Joe Rogerson, Division of Fish and Wildlife deer and furbearer biologist.
The training program costs $178 for those with internet access and $228 if taken without it. To complete the course, wildlife control operators must earn a passing grade of at least 80 percent on the exam. For more information contact Rogerson at 302-735-3600.