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Oct 12, 2012
Clerk of Peace fees on county council agenda

Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the county administration building on The Circle in downtown Georgetown. On the agenda is a presentation on the University of Delaware Agriculture Extension Program and a discussion on possible changes to fees in the Clerk of the Peace Office. See a complete agenda at

Stormwater pond workshop set Oct. 17

Property owners living in a community or development in Sussex County who want to learn more about how to maintain stormwater ponds and manage their community’s open space are encouraged to attend a free, two-hour workshop being offered at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Bethany Beach Town Hall. Most developments in the county have stormwater management facilities or ponds that help control runoff and remove pollutants.

Many homeowners’ associations contract out the maintenance of the ponds and open space, but some may not be aware of maintenance requirements or other options for managing open space. Information about the purpose of stormwater ponds, when maintenance is required, where to turn for assistance and options for open space management will be presented at the workshop.

To register for this free workshop or for more information, contact the Sussex Conservation District at 302-856-7219. The workshop is sponsored by the Sussex Conservation District and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays.

Imagine A Litter-Free Delaware Day set

For the eighth year in a row, Delawareans are being asked to assist with a cleanup of Delaware’s roads and community areas by participating in the 8th Annual Imagine A Litter-Free Delaware Day Saturday, Oct. 20. The event is organized by the Delaware Department of Transportation as part of its Adopt-A-Highway program.

To participate, Adopt-A-Highway groups and other volunteers should register at, so DelDOT will be able to monitor the scope of the effort and provide volunteers with safety vests, safety information and trash bags. In addition, all volunteers will receive a free gift.

Volunteers can also call DelDOT public relations at 302-760-2080 with questions.

Following the cleanup, participants should either dispose of the trash themselves (i.e., via household trash pickup or state transfer station), or place it near a highway sign for DelDOT to pick up.  If someone needs DelDOT to remove the trash bags, call the nearest DelDOT district office to request DelDOT to remove them as soon as possible. District office phone numbers can be found at

Dewey discusses lawsuit settlement

Dewey Beach Town Council will meet at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue.  Council is scheduled to discuss settlement of litigation involving Jeremiah's owner Jason Fruchtman. Council is also expected to authorize Mayor Diane Hanson to extend acting Town Manager Marc Appelbaum's contract.  For a complete agenda, go to

Dewey might hire firm to oversee project

Dewey Beach Town Council will meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue.  Council will hold a public hearing on amending the town code regarding charitable gaming.

After the public hearing, council will discuss and possibly vote to approve an engineering firm contract to oversee the Ruddertowne project. For a complete agenda, go to

Lewes Home Depot hosting Fire Safety Day

The Lewes Home Depot will be hosting a Fire Safety Day from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday Oct. 13. The following agencies will be attending this event: Lewes and Rehoboth Beach fire companies, Life-Net Helicopter, Delaware State Fire School, Delaware Stare Fire Marshal, Sussex County EMS and others. There will be clinics and demos, along with a kids’ workshop. The kids will be building a fire truck. For more information, call 302-644-8270.

Lewes to discuss city-owned, leased lands

Lewes Mayor and City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, in City Hall. Items on the agenda include: consideration of a parks & recreation commission recommendation to play a coordinating role in planning and discussion about use and development of city-leased and city-owned lands adjacent to the Canary Creek community; consideration to create an ad hoc traffic safety management advisory committee; and a Delaware Department of Transportation report on site evaluations along rails and trails within city limits for potential trailhead use in accordance with 2012-13 bond bill epilogue.

The panel will also consider: 2013 Canalfront Park Marina lottery selections; presentation of a certificate of recognition for 2012 Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame inductees; consideration of a request to hold the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade at 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013; consideration to construct bocce ball courts in George H.P. Smith Park; and setting a date and time for Halloween trick or treating.


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