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Aug 19, 2014


Lewes planners could vote on subdivisions

The Lewes Planning Commission could make rec­ommendations on preliminary consent for Highland Heights and Harbor Point as early as Wednesday, Aug. 20. Commis­sioners will meet at 7 p.m., at city hall, to discuss the possible fate of both controversial proposed developments.

The commission is required to make a recommendation to city council within 90 days of a public hearing. The 90-day window for Harbor Point will close Tuesday, Aug. 26.

The commission has a little more time to mull over Highland Heights, as the 90-day period ends Tuesday, Sept. 16. For more information, go to

Rehoboth committee to meet Aug. 22

The Rehoboth Beach Commu­nications Committee will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22, in the city commissioners’ room to report on the status of the city website overhaul.

The committee will also dis­cuss implementing a program to provide welcome letters to new property owners and businesses, and expanding the online acces­sibility of support documents to be discussed at city meetings.



Votes on major projects on Sussex agenda

Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the county administra­tion building on The Circle in Georgetown. Included on the agenda are possible votes on a conditional-use application for an outdoor entertainment venue on 500 acres of farmland near Harbeson and a rezoning application allowing more time to construct a clubhouse at the Peninsula at Long Neck. See a complete agenda at

DTC sets hearing in Georgetown Aug. 20

Delaware Transit Corporation will conduct a public hearing workshop to obtain comments on a proposal for increasing existing service between Del­mar and Georgetown, and to introduce Pilot Flex Bus Services in the Georgetown, Millsboro and Seaford areas to become effective Monday, Nov. 10. The workshop will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Georgetown Public Library, 123 West Pine St.

The proposal calls for: Route 212 - Current service between Georgetown, Bridgeville, Seaford and Laurel would be extended to Delmar. The Seaford/Laurel/ Delmar Shuttle, which operates Monday through Saturday, would be discontinued. Route 212 would operate weekdays on an hourly schedule between 5:35 a.m. and 9:35 p.m. The proposed sched­ule would offer connections to Routes 206, 303 and three new flex routes at the Georgetown hub.

Pilot Flex Services - Three routes would operate, one in Georgetown, another between Georgetown and Millsboro, and a third in Seaford, providing weekday, hourly service from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Flex routes offer the ability to deviate off a des­ignated route within a one-mile corridor by reservation (same­day reservations available). The fare would be the fixed-route base fare, plus $1 per deviation. The service would offer connec­tions to routes 206, 212, 303 at the Georgetown hub, as well as transfers between the George­town flex routes.

Seaford/Laurel/Delmar Shut­tle (including Saturday Service) - The shuttle would be discon­tinued, although its weekday service would be replaced by the extended Route 212 service to Delmar.

Service proposals are available for public review at Georgetown and Seaford libraries, Laurel and Nanticoke senior centers, Georgetown and Seaford state service centers, and at

At the hearing, a hearing re­porter will officially transcribe comments intended for the record by the public. People unable to attend may send their comments to: DART First State Public Hearing, P.O. Box 1670;,Wilmington, DE 19899-1670, or email comments through­lichearing. All comments must be submitted by Friday, Aug. 22.

For further information, call 1-800-652-3278, option 2 for Cus­tomer Relations.

LWV sets Candidates Forum Aug. 20 in Laurel

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County, in partnership with the Laurel Public Library, will host a Candidates Forum Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. in the library’s Mary Wooten Carpenter Community Room. The forum is a free, nonpartisan event.

The League of Women Voters will conduct the forum and LWV rules will apply. People attending will have the opportunity to di­rect questions to the candidates. Republicans Vance Phillips and Rob Arlett, and Democrats Brad Connor and Bob Wheatley have confirmed their participation. Questions or concerns can be directed to For more information about the League of Women Voters go to



From Tuesday Edition:

Sussex approves Angola sewer work

Sussex County Council ap­proved a bid not to exceed $377,670 to Whitman, Requardt and Associates for design ser­vices for a $5.6 million expansion project in the Angola Neck sewer district. The project includes pump stations, 3 miles of gravity sewer lines and 2 miles of force main lines.

The expansion area includes the area along and near Route 24 from Love Creek bridge to Ped­dlers Village including the Fox Hollow, Love Creek Woods and Woods Edge communities. Con­struction is expected to begin in the summer of 2015 and take a year to complete.



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