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Dec 06, 2013

Sussex offices to close for two hours Dec. 6

Sussex County offices will close from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fri­day, Dec. 6, to allow employees to attend the annual Mildred King luncheon. The lunch honors the former employee who worked for the county for 30 years.

Lewes to discuss parking meter rates

Lewes Mayor and City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, in City Hall.

Agenda items include a city finance committee recommen­dation to increase parking meter rates from 75 cents to $1 an hour in the Business District, Canal­front Park and 1812 Park, and W. Third Street parking lots; a re­quest on on behalf of Point Farmdeveloper Lingo Assets Manage­ment to reschedule a Monday, Jan. 6 public hearing on pro­posed annexation of 107 acres to a later date; a request by Lifetime Living LLC for a reduction of the transportation bond for the Canary Creek development; con­sideration of a Lewes Planning Commission recommendation to eliminate walking paths in the Canary Creek development; and a resolution scheduling a public hearing regarding the elimination of walking paths in the Canary Creek development.

The panel will also consider finance committee recommen­dations to change building construction plan review and inspection fees, and finance and traffic safety committee recom­mendations of parking meter fees for handicapped parking spaces implementing an all park, all pay policy.

Mayor and council will also discuss discontinuing fee waiv­ers for nonprofit organizations.

For a complete agenda go to Lewes City Hall or go to www.ci.lewes.de.us.

Rehoboth officials to discuss dock Dec. 9

The Rehoboth Beach com­missioners will hold their monthly workshop meeting, 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9, in the city commissioners’ room to hear a presentation from the Lewes Rehoboth Canal Improvement Association on the proposed dock the association hopes to build at the Rehoboth Beach Museum.

The presentation will include discussion of parking, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lease on the land around the proposeddock, projections for the use of the facility, financing and plans for operation of the facility.

The commissioners will dis­cuss a letter from Paul Kuhns, president of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society, requesting that the commissioners for­give the $125,000 balance on a $250,000 loan extended to the society for the first phase of con­struction on the Rehoboth Beach Museum in 2008.

The society is planning a sec­ond phase of construction on the museum.

Finally, the commissioners will discuss with Rehoboth po­lice Chief Keith Banks a plan to reorganize the department by designating two officers as lieutenants and assigning them duties.

Caroling on The Circle slated Dec. 9

Caroling on the Circle will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, on The Circle in Georgetown. The free event is sponsored annually by Sussex County Council and serves as the focal point of a county-wide food drive called Pack the Pod. Dona­tions of food will be accepted that night and throughout the month at the county administra­tion building.

Sussex council meeting slated Dec. 10

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

Included on the agenda is an update on the county’s fair housing program. See a complete agenda at www.sussexcountyde.gov.

Milton P & Z to meet Dec. 9

The Milton Planning & Zon­ing Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, at the Milton Public Library.

The only item on the agenda is a request from The Backyard Milton and Truitt Jefferson for a modification of a special-permit­ted use and site plan pertaining to the construction of a parking lot for supplemental parking for an adjacent property.

For more information, call town hall at 302-684-4110.

Campaign finance training set Dec. 10

Delaware’s new Campaign Fi­nance Reporting System will go live Tuesday, Dec. 17. The current system will end Monday, Dec. 9.

Training sessions for those tasked with campaign finance reports as well as anyone inter­ested in learning more about this system are being offered. One session will be held in Sussex County Tuesday, Dec, 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Department of Elections, 119 N. Race St., George­town.

Sussex awards grants to nonprofits

Sussex County Council award­ed the following councilmanic grants during its Dec. 3 meet­ing: $2,500 to Town of Blades for playground improvements; $1,000 to Millsboro Art League for programs and projects; $1,500 to Town of South Beth­any toward the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle; and $1,000 to Seaford Community Food Closet for operating expenses.

County council presents grants to nonprofit agencies and organizations sponsoring events and providing services to county residents.

For more information, call the county at 302-855-7700 or go to www.sussexcountyde.gov.

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