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Nov 15, 2013

Sussex council presents nonprofit grants

Sussex County Council award­ed the following councilmanic grants during its Nov. 12 meeting: $1,000 to Fenwick Island Lions Club for program expenses; $250 to Sussex County Foster Parent Association for its annual holiday party; $700 to Rehoboth Concert Band for equipment and sup­plies; $600 to Town of Blades for its children’s Christmas bazaar; $1,000 to Mason-Dixon Wood­workers for its toys for needy children program; and $721 to World Championship Punkin Chunkin. Council awards grants to nonprofit agencies and orga­nizations putting on events and providing services to county residents.

Lewes to set Point Farm annexation hearing

Lewes Mayor and City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, in City Hall.

Agenda items include con­sideration of a resolution to schedule a public hearing to re­ceive comments on the proposed Point Farm annexation; consider­ation of administrative changes to Historic Preservation Com­mission regulations including the decision to schedule monthly meetings in place of bi-monthly meetings; and consideration of a Lewes Planning Commission recommendation to approve recombining two lots, and then a minor re-subdivision into two lots, land at 1708 Bay Ave. owned by Alan W. Vessels Jr.

The panel will also consider a planning commission recom­mendation to approve revisions to its bylaws; a revision to the General Commercial Zoning District to include a special ex­ception for multi-family and two-family dwellings; informa­tion about restroom renovations in Mary Vessels and Zwaanen­dael parks; and a presentation about Lewes Police Department renovations.

For a complete agenda visit City Hall, the Lewes Public Library, or go to www.ci.lewes. de.us.

Sussex County Council will discuss gun shops

Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the county administra­tion building on The Circle in Georgetown.

Included on the agenda is a discussion on allowing gun shops as a special-use exception and public hearings on height and bonding regulations. See a complete agenda at sussexcoun­tyde.gov.

Milton planning commission to meet

The Milton Planning & Zon­ing Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Milton Public Library.

Fernmoor Homes is seeking final subdivision approval for Phase 5 of Heritage Creek.

The group will also discuss a proposed ordinance to amend Chapter 220 of town code re­lated to parking, special uses, and antennas, towers and satellite dishes.

There will be a discussion on a proposed moratorium on large­parcel districts. To view the full agenda, go to milton.delaware.gov.

Planners to host hearing on amendments

Dewey Beach Planning Com­mission will meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagswor­thy Avenue. The commission will hold a public hearing on possible amendments to the zoning code to address sea- and bay-level rise.

One proposal would lower building permit fees for residents who make structural changes to adapt to sea-level rise.

Another proposal would force property owners to elevate their homes to minimum base flood levels.

After the public hearing, the commission will discuss and possibly vote to recommend the zoning amendments to Dewey Beach Town Council. For a complete agenda, go to townofdeweybeach.com.

Dewey auditors to review budget

Dewey Beach Audit Com­mittee will meet at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue.

The committee is scheduled to review budget results from April through October and create a list of questions and concerns for the town manager.

For a complete agenda, go to townofdeweybeach.com.

Tickets on sale for Nov. 23 dinner dance

Tickets are still available for the Saturday, Nov. 23 Snowball Dinner Dance to be held from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Cape Henlopen Senior Center, 11 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach.Cost is $20 per person in ad­vance; tickets are on sale at the center.

The dance will be catered by Casa di Leo and feature home­made appetizers and music by DJ Norman Mullinex.

Dewey raises fine for public urination

Dewey Beach Town Council voted 4-1 to raise the fee for pub­lic urination from $90 to $200 at its Nov. 9 meeting. Dewey Beach Police Sgt. Cliff Dempsey requested the increase, saying the higher fine would de­ter offenders.

“It is such a nuisance in our community,” he said. Dempsey said the crime would remain a civil offense.

Commissioner Gary Maul­er voted against the increase. 'What if someone’s really got to go?' Mauler asked.

Milton to meet with planning group Nov. 18

Milton Town Council and the planning and zoning commis­sion will hold a joint meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at the Milton Public Library. The pur­pose of the meeting is to better define the relationship between the two boards.

The group will discuss divi­sion of responsibilities, define work load process, brainstorm ways to increase communica­tion between council and the commission, and outline a draft ordinance for procedures and reviews.

For more information, go to milton.delaware.gov or call town hall at 302-684-4110.

Dewey auditors to review budget

Dewey Beach Audit Com­mittee will meet at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue.

The committee is scheduled to review budget results from April through October and create a list of questions and concerns for the town manager. For a complete agenda, go to townofdeweybeach.com.

Affordable Care Act seminar slated Nov. 20

As a free public service, the Positive Growth Alliance is part­nering with the Caesar Rodney Institute to present a seminar on the Affordable Care Act, popu­larly known as Obamacare, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Millsboro Fire Hall, 109 E. State St., Millsboro.

A presentation will be made by experts from Blue Cross, and they will also be available to an­swer questions.

For anyone who is unsure about their opportunities or re­sponsibilities under the law, this is the place to get clarification.

An RSVP would be appreci­ated but is not required. Email info@pgalliance.org, call 302-934-1222, or fax 302-934-1933.

For more information, go to www.pgalliance.org.

Sussex approves human service grants

At its Nov. 5 meeting, Sussex County Council approved more than 90 human service grants for 2014 totaling more than $143,000.

Local agencies receiving grants include: Cape Henlopen Food Basket, $500; seven CHEER centers, $5,000 each; Cool Spring Civic Association, $500; Greater Lewes Community Village, $750; Kiwanis Foundation of Coastal Sussex, $1,000; Lewes Histori­cal Society, $1,000; Meals on Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth, $6,000; Milton Historical Society, $1,000; Oak Orchard/Riverdale Boys and Girls Club, $1,500; Pi­netown Civic Association, $500; Rehoboth Beach Boys and Girls Club, $1,500; Cape Henlopen Senior Center, $5,000; Lewes Se­nior Center, $5,000; Indian River Senior Center, $5,000; and Sussex Family YMCA, $1,000.

Milton to meet with planning commission Nov. 18

Milton Town Council and the planning and zoning commission will hold a joint meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at the Milton Public Library. The purpose of the meeting is to better define the relationship between the two boards. The group will discuss divi­sion of responsibilities, define work load process, brainstorm ways to increase communication between council and the commission, and outline a draft ordinance for procedures and reviews. For more infor­mation, go to milton.delaware.gov or call town hall at 302-684-4110.

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