School board candidates forum set for April 28
A candidates forum for Cape Henlopen school board will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the West Side New Beginnings Center, 19801 Norwood St., Rehoboth Beach. The event is sponsored by the Sunshine Circle Club. Light refreshments will be served.
Lewes candidates forum April 25
The Lewes Homeowners Association will host a forum for the three candidates in the upcoming Lewes election. The event will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, April 25, at the Lewes Presbyterian Church. The forum will give voters a chance to learn more about the candidates - incumbent Bonnie Osler and challengers Mike Mahaffie and Rob Morgan - in order to make educated votes Saturday, May 10.
Lewes voters have until April 25 to register
The deadline for residents to register to vote in the Saturday, May 10 Lewes Municipal Election is Friday, April 25.
Three candidates are seeking two seats on Lewes City Council - incumbent Bonnie Osler and challengers Mike Mahaffie and Rob Morgan. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.
Lewes reschedules Point Farm hearing
A public hearing about the possible annexation of the proposed Point Farm/Harbor Point development has been rescheduled until Thursday, June 26. The hearing was planned for April 29. Point Farm is planned for 69 homes on large lots near the Canary Creek community off New Road. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.
Rehoboth approves new police contract
The Rehoboth Beach commissioners unanimously approved a new four-year contract with General Teamsters Union Local 326, the union representing the city’s full-time police officers.
The contract features pay raises of 3 percent in the first and fourth years and 2 ½ percent in the second and third years.
The contract came on the heels of a grievance that was filed, and then dropped, by the union on behalf of three Rehoboth police sergeants who felt they were unjustly denied promotion to two lieutenant positions created by the department in December.
Rehoboth police Chief Keith Banks had denied the grievance, stating that the lieutenant positions were nonunion and not subject to the bylaws of the city’s union contract.
The union had taken the grievance to arbitration but dropped the matter April 21.
Lewes celebrates Arbor Day April 25
The City of Lewes will plant a tree in honor of Mayor Jim Ford at an Arbor Day celebration at 10 a.m., Friday, April 25, at George H.P. Smith Park. The city will also be recognized as a 2013 Tree City USA, and an Arbor Day tree poem will be recited by Councilwoman Bonnie Osler and Lewes Parks & Recreation Commission Chair Carol Richardson.
Rehoboth streets group meets April 28
The Rehoboth Beach Streets and Transportation Committee will meet at 9 a.m., Monday, April 28, in the city commissioners’ room to discuss a proposed Junction & Breakwater Trail head on Rehoboth Avenue.
The committee will also discuss possible agenda items and the status of markings and a noparking zone on Surf Avenue.
Park's Dune Road closed on May 12
Beginning Monday, May 12, Dune Road, which provides access to the Atlantic Ocean from Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park, will be closed for approximately one week to enable construction work on the new Gordons Pond Trail and parking lot.
The trail is expected to be open in June.
Some of the improvements to Dune Road will include paving and striping, as well as completion of work on the new parking area at Herring Point.
Dune Road is scheduled to reopen Monday, May 19.
Drug Take Back Day set for April 26
Delawareans can dispose of unwanted medicines on Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at 31 locations statewide. Identification is not required at the free collection sites, and no questions will be asked. Collection sites will accept prescription and over-the-counter pills, liquids, and cream medications and even pet medications. Injectables and aerosols are not included in the program and will not be accepted. Personal information should be removed from bottles and packages. More details are available at DelawareHealthyHomes.org or by calling 800-882-9539.
Local sites include the following: Dagsboro Police Department, 33134 Main St., Dagsboro; Delaware State Police Troop 4, 23652 Shortly Road, Georgetown; Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes; Milton Police Department, 101 Federal St., Milton; Ocean View Police Department, 201 Central Ave., Ocean View; Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center, 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach; Rehoboth Beach Police Department, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; and Selbyville Town Hall, 68 W. Church St., Selbyville.
Milton develops Start a Business process
The Town of Milton has developed Start a Business documents that are a road map for new business owners. The collective documents are referred to as the process, which can be used as a tool to help ensure smooth and timely completion of the steps required to open a new business.
Obtaining timely approvals from various town committees and organizations sometimes slows the process. Depending on the business, some steps might not be controlled by the town, but by county or state government agencies. “As with all processes, communication between the new business owner and all agencies and organizations is critical. This cannot be emphasized enough,” an introduction states.
Milton Economic Development Committee members Bob Howard, chairman, and Bob Blayney, Steve Crawford and Alex Donnan worked with the town to develop the process.
The town and development committee will work together if changes are needed to make it more efficient.
To view the process online, go to www.milton.delaware.gov/ forms.
Hard copies of a flowchart for the process, step-by-step instructions with the duration of each step, and contact information for town officials are available at Town Hall.
Chasanov on disability status
William M. Chasanov, an attorney who had offices in Georgetown, has been placed on disability inactive status by the Delaware Supreme Court. He is prohibited from practicing law in Delaware until he is reinstated to active practice.
In February, the Court of Chancery appointed James E. Ligouri as the receiver for Chasanov's law practice.
Website provides digital library
Delaware libraries have expanded their services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The Kids eReading Room filters the overall digital collection to only show children’s content. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level, or interest level. This userfriendly site contains eBooks and audiobooks. Digital titles are available anytime, anywhere and expire automatically, so there is no need to worry about late fees. The main digital collection is at delaware.lib.overdrive.com. From there, users can click on the For Kids Reading Room icon to go to the kids’ site. Or, they can go there directly at delaware.lib.overdrive.com/kids.
Sussex awards nonprofit grants
The Sussex County Council presented the following councilmanic grants during its April 8 meeting: $300 to New Zion United Methodist Church for its annual youth outreach basketball tournament and community awareness day and $2,500 to Lower Sussex Little League.