Lewes BPW to discuss software upgrade
Lewes Board of Public Works will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, in the board’s second-floor meeting room. The meeting is a week earlier than normally scheduled.
Items on the agenda include general discussion of the SAP/ Blue Ocean management software system upgrade progress and implementation; discussion of the year-to-date financial status for period ending Feb. 28, 2013; general discussion and approval of the 2013-14 proposed operations and maintenance budget; and discussion and approval to write off $12,294 of bad debt for fiscal year 2012-13.
Lewes to approve budget, set public hearings
Lewes Mayor and City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, in City Hall. Items on the agenda include presentation and final approval of city budget for fiscal year 2013-14.
The panel will also consider resolutions to set public hearings on the following: Railroad and Madison Avenue street rehabilitation project; amend city zoning code table of permitted uses and structures, administrative reviews and variances by special exceptions related to permitting certain uses in the Marine Commercial Zoning District; amend city zoning code to permit places of worship in all zoning districts except Open Space; amend city zoning code table of dimensional regulation for zones R-5, LC and LC(H); amend zoning code adding definitions of dwelling and townhouse; amend table of permitted uses related to boat slips in the Open Space Zoning District; amend section related to fences, hedgerows and landscaping along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal; amend section related to front yards in corner and through-lots; and amend vehicle and traffic city ordinance related to snow emergency routes.
Mayor and City Council will also present the 2012 Elaine Bisbee Award, and Jefferson Awards Public Service Youth Service Challenge Award; and consider a proposal to open the city manager’s office for voter registration 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 6.
Milton council to hold special meeting
Milton Town Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 18, at the Milton Public Library. The meeting will open with a workshop to discuss scope and objectives of a study of the police department by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Council may vote on the item later in the meeting.
Also on the agenda is a more in-depth explanation of the property tax appeal results and further discussion about the Saturday, April 13, referendum, when residents will determine if the town will apply to the state for funding for improvements to the water system. For more information, go to milton.delaware.gov.
Sea level rise is topic March 15
The Center for the Inland Bays Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, March 15, in the DNREC Lewes Field Station, 901 Pilottown Road. The committee will hear a presentations on sea-level rise and the results of a study on hard clam densities in the Inland Bays.
Rollerblader struck by car improving
A rollerblader struck by a hitand- run driver is improving at Christiana Hospital while police continue to search for the driver who left the scene. Robert C. Flanagan, 55, of Dover, was struck at 8:17 p.m. March 2 in front of Big Sissies Bar & Grill on Rehoboth Avenue.
Bystanders immediately called an ambulance, which rushed Flanagan first to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was later transferred to Christiana where he was admitted with injuries to his head and torso. According to a Christiana spokesman, on March 14, Flanagan was listed in good condition. Police investigating the incident said Flanagan was rollerblading on the shoulder of the road, wearing a flashing red light and two other lights when he was struck. The driver fled toward Route 1, police said.
Delaware State Police spokesman John Day said police continue to investigate the accident. He said police have received tips, but no arrests have been made. Delaware State Police are asking anyone who may have any information about this incident to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at Troop 7 at 302-644-5020, Ext. 117.