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Oct 16, 2012
Rehoboth to confirm appointments

The Rehoboth Beach commissioners will confirm appointments to the planning commission, parks and shade tree commission and board of adjustment at their regular meeting, 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, in the city commissioners’ room.

The commissioners will hear an update on the proposed garden plan at Cranberry Park on the west end of Lake Gerar and on the Rehoboth garden in sister city Greve in Chianti, Italy. In new business, the commissioners will determine the procedure for reviewing the disciplinary suspension of a city employee who failed to follow the city’s procedure for clocking in and out of work five times this year. The commissioners will determine whether to grant the employee’s request for a hearing.

Milton Speaks plans fall campaign

A leadership council of Milton Speaks met recently and formed its plan for fall activities. The grassroots community service organization will follow up on the successful town-wide meeting, All Milton Meets, that it sponsored in April.

Milton Speaks will continue a series of open, townwide workshops addressing town issues.

All Milton Meets resulted in a well-debated consensus of the 67 attendees on the most important issues facing Milton.

The promise of this first townwide meeting was that similar workshops would be convened on the top issues identified. These were, in priority order: supporting new and existing businesses, more transparency and better communication in town government and reopening the Milton Theatre (tied), code enforcement and youth activities.

The council agreed to form workshops now on the first two of these issues, deferring the last two for a second workshop phase to follow.

The Milton Theatre supporters now have their own initiative under way, already benefiting from the strong support for the theater that was voiced by the participants in the April town meeting.

These workshop efforts require the strong support of volunteer organizers and promoters.

To that end, the leadership of Milton Speaks is soliciting the support and participation of area residents of all walks of life who love Milton and who would like to help improve the town.

Anyone interested in helping should email miltonspeaks@ymail.com, call Dave Downing at 302-684-8751, or mail to P.O. Box 152, Milton, DE 19968.

 

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