Lewes Historic Preservation to meet
The Lewes Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, at city hall. Members will discuss off-street parking in the historic district, clarify the intent of an amendment to city code about building height and entertain several requests from residents to do work on their homes. To view the full agenda, go to ci.lewes.de.us. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.
Lewes planners workshop set June 5
The Lewes Planning Commission will hold a workshop at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 5, at city hall. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the marine-commercial zone classification. City council voted to place a moratorium on special exceptions in the zoning areas after several developers submitted applications to build townhouse complexes. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.
Rehoboth assessors to give presentation
Rehoboth Beach reassessment contractor PTA/DelVal will be at the Monday, June 9 commissioner’s meeting to give a presentation on the firm’s methodology and decision-making during the recent citywide property reassessment.
Mayor Sam Cooper said letters would be going out to citizens appealing their assessment, as well as neighboring property owners affected by appeals. Those wishing to file appeals must do so by Thursday, June 5. Appeal forms can be obtained online at www.cityofrehoboth.com or at the City Manager’s office, 227 Rehoboth Ave.
Besides PTA/DelVal’s presentation, Cooper said the commissioners, who serve as the appeals board, would set times for appeal hearings at the June 9 meeting. The commissioners must set the city property tax rate by Friday, June 20.
Sea level rise Seminar hosted by Inland Bays
The Inland Bays Foundation hosted a Sea Level Rise Seminar in the South Coastal Library May 15 to a packed conference room. Members of the League of Women Voters attended and provided valuable support for this effort. Over 60 people attended to hear Ken Kristl, professor of law at Widner University lead the discussion of the legal implications of sea level rise in Delaware and the subsequent flooding issues.
A lively discussion of this timely topic followed. Extensive reference material was provided by Kristl.
Scientists to present work on two species
The public is invited to attend the upcoming meeting of the Science and Technical Advisory Committee for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Friday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at DNREC’s Lewes Field Facility located at 901 Pilottown Road in Lewes by the public boat ramp.
Two scientists from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will highlight work on two native species of the Inland Bays; the American eel and the Northern Diamondback terrapin. Jordy Zimmerman, fisheries biologist with the Division of Fish and Wildlife, will present data on Glass Eel abundance in Delaware’s Inland Bays: 2000-14. Bob Meadows, also with the Division of Fish and Wildlife, will report on a Northern Diamondback Terrapin Nesting Beach Restoration Project.
Also on the agenda, Pete McLaughlin of the Delaware Geological Survey will present an overview of aquifer resources and groundwater withdrawals in Kent and Sussex counties.
The Science and Technical Advisory Committee is a standing committee of the CIB Board of Directors. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. Presentations from past STAC meetings can be viewed on the CIB website www.inlandbays.org.