Rehoboth changes meeting date
The Rehoboth Beach commissioners have moved the date of their regular meeting from Friday, April 18, to 9 a.m., Monday, April 21, in the city commissioners’ room.
The meeting date was changed due to the Good Friday holiday.
Dewey commissioners to meet April 12
The Dewey Beach Town Commissioner will meet will at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 12, in the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave. Items on the agenda include discussions on the zoning code of the north end of town, potential parking changes to Dickinson and Van Dyke avenues, and the possible institution of trafficcalming measures on West Street and other streets in northern Dewey.
Dewey planners to discuss sea level rise
The Dewey Beach Planning Commission will hold the first of three public hearings relating to sea level rise issues facing the town.
Issues to be discussed include circumstances for elevating a structure height higher than 35 feet, an increase in freeboard, an extension of town code prohibiting building seaward of mean high tide, a redefining of “substantial damage” in town code, and a change in the building permit process for significant repair or construction of nonconforming buildings.
The meeting begins at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, and will be held in the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave.
Sussex council off the next two weeks
Sussex County Council will not meet Tuesday, April 15, because of a lack of agenda items or Tuesday, April 22, for its annual Easter holiday.
The next scheduled meeting is at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, in the county administration building on The Circle in Georgetown.
First Sussex Ready for Hillary event set
Sussex county’s first Ready for Hillary event, hosted by Lise Haupt and her husband Dennis Berlin, will be held Saturday, April 12, beginning at 10 a.m. at their house, 35556 Hatteras Court, Rehoboth Beach.
Allida Black, a founder of Ready for Hillary, will speak to the gathering.
She is a professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
She is the recipient of the Millenium Medal from George Washington University and the James Jordan Award from Penn State University for Outstanding Dedication and Excellence.
Her expertise is in the areas of human rights, the United Nations and Eleanor Roosevelt. Those interested in attending should call 302-260-9176.
Surf Avenue parking prohibition debated
An ordinance to prohibit parking on the east side of Surf Avenue in Rehoboth Beach failed to gain support, but the city commissioners agreed to reconsider it in May. Mayor Sam Cooper said the proposal, which originated with the streets and transportation committee, prohibits parking on a 711-foot stretch of Surf Avenue from Lake Avenue to Henlopen Avenue.
Commissioner Bill Sargent, chairman of the committee, said the strip could serve as a bike lane with painted lines to separate bikes from vehicle traffic Sargent said the change would improve safety for bicyclists but would result in the loss of six parking spaces. Some people would have to walk farther to reach the beach, but not so far that it would be a significant inconvenience. Commissioners Toni Sharp said while she liked the idea of providing more space for bikes, she was uneasy with eliminating parking spaces.
Rehoboth In Bloom committee meets
Rehoboth In Bloom, an ad hoc committee of the Rehoboth Beach Streets and Transportation Committee, will meet at 10 a.m., Friday, April 11, in the city commissioners’ room. The committee will discuss the 2013 bloom season, with updates on projects such as the City Hall rain garden, plantings at the Lewes- Rehoboth Canal and Lake Gerar bridges, and on Rehoboth Avenue, Wilmington Avenue and the Bandstand. In new business, the committee will discuss beautification efforts at the State Road entrance to the city and at the Veterans Memorial at the Bandstand.
Rehoboth planners to meet April 11
The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission will hold two public hearings at its regular meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 11, in the city commissioners’ room.
The first hearing will be for a minor subdivision at 114 and 118 St. Lawrence St. and 113 Lake Drive. Owners Charles and Kathleen Bailey and David and Suzanne Rowland are looking to divide the parcels into three lots, which would be 6,920 square feet, 5,025 square feet and 11,279 square feet, respectively. Attorney Veronica Faust has made the request on behalf of the owners.
The second hearing is for property at 50 Park Ave., the former Corner Cupboard building. Owner Michael Vardell of Vardell Realty Investments is seeking to divide the property into two 5,000-square-foot lots.
In other business, the commission will review, discuss and possibly finalize an amended city tree ordinance. The public will be allowed to comment on this topic after discussion by the commission.
Lewes council meets April 14
Lewes Mayor and City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, April 14, at city hall.
There will be a presentation of a recognition of Mayor Jim Ford for his dedication and support of the Lewes Fire Department as he reaches the end of his tenure as mayor.
Council will consider a request to restrict parking to one side of the street on Ohio, Vermont, New Hampshire and Oregon avenues.
Davis, Bowen & Friedel, on behalf of Jack Lingo Asset Management, is requesting a reconsideration of a public hearing for the annexation of Harbor Point/ Point Farm. The University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment is seeking a renewal of a conditional- use agreement for two mobile laboratories to commence June 8 through June 7, 2015.
To view the full agenda, go to ci.lewes.de.us. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.
Candidates file for statewide seats
In the U.S. Senate race, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Wilmington, filed for re-election with the Delaware Department of Elections Tuesday, April 8. Coons is in his first term, having been elected in 2010 after defeating Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Joe Biden after he was elected vice president. Coons has no opponents.
In the U.S. House of Representatives race, Scott Gesty, a Libertarian from Wilmington, filed his paperwork March 24. This is not the first time Gesty has thrown his hat into a U.S. congressional race. In 2012, he was defeated by Congressman John Carney, who has not yet filed for re-election. The filing deadline for all candidates in July 8.
Zwaanendael Club Tulip Fest Boutique April 12
Ladies of the GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club will hold a Tulip Festival Boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at their clubhouse on the corner of Third Street and Savannah Road in Lewes.
Items for sale will include an array of cookies, cakes and other baked goods as well as handmade craft goods including candles, soaps, table arrangements, decorative Easter items, knitted and crocheted items and more. Proceeds will be used to help the Home of the Brave, Women Warriors Reintegration Programand more.
Library to host line dancing show April 17
Presented by Nancy Muller of the Delaware Humanities Forum, Line Up! will take place at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17. This presentation will teach line dancing beginning with folk dance, move to the American phenomenon of country line dance, and today’s forms of line dance that range from soul to rock.This program is free to the public.
The Milton Public Library is at 121 Union St., phone 302-684- 8856. For accessibility and/or more information, ask for Mary Catherine Hopkins, director. For directions, go to www.milton.lib.de.us and click on Hours & Directions.