Milton council to discuss 2012 audit
Milton Town Council will meet with officials from Pigg, Krahl & Stern CPA to discuss its fiscal year 2012 audit at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, at Milton Public Library. Council will also hear a presentation from officials from Sussex County Habitat for Humanity regarding its Brush With Kindness project. A public hearing on the Community Block Grant program will be held and town council will consider three resolutions to participate. Officials will also continue to discuss reaching out to the International Association of Chiefs of Police to evaluate the town’s police department. To view the full agenda, go to milton.delaware. gov.
Rehoboth panel to discuss parking
The Rehoboth Beach Streets and Transportation Committee will discuss bicycle parking for the upcoming summer season at the committee’s 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1 meeting in the city commissioners’ room. The committee will identify areas that could be upgraded to include bicycle lanes and will also continue to discuss scooter parking.
Rehoboth panel to discuss agendas Feb. 1
The Rehoboth Beach Communications Committee will discuss items related to supporting documents and formatting for city agendas at the committee’s 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1 meeting in the city commissioners’ room.
The committee will consider finalizing a recommendation that will make sure all available supporting documents relevant to city commissioners’ agenda items are available to the public prior to the meeting. Also to be discussed is the clarity of agendas and when the public is allowed to speak. The committee will continue discussion of a communications plan and steps to advance concepts such as how and when to make presentations to the city commissioners.
Boardwalk at Cape closed for construction
The main beach boardwalk at Cape Henlopen State Park was closed to pedestrians starting Jan. 28, when construction begian to replace the boardwalk’s decking for most of its length.
The project will be completed by park staff. Depending on weather conditions, completion of the boardwalk project is expected to take at least 10-12 weeks. Any inquiries about the project should be directed to Paul Faircloth, parks superintendent at Cape Henlopen State Park 302-645-8983.
Surplus discussion on Sussex council agenda
Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the county administration building on The Circle in Georgetown. Agenda items include discussions on surplus options and sign, flag and banner regulations, and a six-month financial report. Among the public hearings starting at 1:30 p.m. is a request for a zoning change from AR-1, agricultural-residential to CR-1, commercial-residential, along Route 9 near Harbeson for a mini-storage facility. See a complete agenda at sussexcountyde. gov.
Gina Jennings named Sussex finance director
Sussex County Council has unanimously voted to appoint Gina A. Jennings as the new finance director, effective May 1. Jennings, who is being promoted from director of the county’s accounting division, will replace Susan Webb, who will retire in May after 20 years of service.
As finance director, Jennings will oversee the county’s entire financial system, including overall annual budgeting, accounting, purchasing, tax assessment and collection, and all other financial affairs. Jennings holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting as well as a master’s degree in business administration and public administration. Jennings has been employed with the county since March 2006. Jennings, 34, grew up near Millsboro and attended Sussex Central High School in Georgetown before moving away to enroll at the University of Delaware.
Upon graduating, she worked in the private sector as an accountant for the prestigious Ernst & Young firm in Philadelphia before moving back to Sussex County to be closer to family and friends. Following a stint as a public school teacher instructing high school students on accounting and business practices, she went to work as finance director for the Town of Milton before joining county government as an accountant. She was promoted six months later to director of the accounting division.
Jennings lives with her husband, Rob, and their two children near Milton.
Learn about amateur radio volunteering
The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center will hold an informational meeting in February for amateur radio operators interested in volunteering their services during disasters and other large-scale events.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb 19, in the training room of the Sussex County EOC, located at 21911 Rudder Lane, east of Georgetown. EOC Director Joseph L. Thomas will lead the informational session describing the duties of the emergency center and how volunteer amateur radio operators serve a critical role in crisis situations.
Amateur radio operators, also known as “hams,” regularly support the EOC during weather emergencies and large public events, providing both tactical and backup communications, particularly when conventional means such as telephone and internet services are down. Radio operators often relay information from fellow hams in the field about weather conditions, property damage and other observations - information that is vital as emergency planners coordinate their response.
This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn more about the EOC’s public safety role and get a behind-the-scenes look at the center. Guided tours of the EOC will follow the informational meeting. The event is free, and no registration is required. For more information, call 302-855-7801.