Wolfe Runne connecting to sewerGeneral obligation bonds totaling $1.7 million will be issued to allow Sussex County to provide central-sewer connection to the Wolfe Runne community along Gills Neck Road just outside Lewes city limits. Residents are currently served by on-site systems. Sussex County engineer Hans Medlarz said engineering of the system for 80 homes is underway. Residents will be responsible for all connection fees.

Lewes Mayor and City Council meet Jan. 13Lewes Mayor and City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, at the Rollins Community Center. Officials will consider a request to rename West Fourth Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or an honorific renaming of the street to the same name. Council will also consider the formation of the Lewes Heritage Commission. Also on the agenda is consideration of the planning commission recommendation for denial of the proposed Fishers Cove major subdivision, consideration of a request from Quest Adventures for a concession at Roosevelt Inlet for summer 2020 and consideration of a request from Sussex Academy Foundation for the return of the Dragon Boat Festival in August. Other items to be discussed include the recent Lewes wastewater treatment facility ordeal and amendments to the 2020 budget. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

DMHOA to meet Jan. 11 in Long NeckOn Saturday, Jan. 11, the Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association will conduct its free homeowner Know Your Rights Seminar for all homeowners living in manufactured housing on leased land.  This training is designed to educate homeowners to help protect their most important investment - their home. Topics to be covered will include homeowners’ rights on leased land, agencies that support homeowners, Title 25, Chapter 70, which is the landlord-tenant code established by state law, and vital legislative information to include the ins and outs of arbitration. Training will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Long Neck Methodist Church, 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. Register online at www.dmhoa.org or call DMHOA: 302-945-2122 to reserve a seat.

Cape High champs to be recognized at meeting Jan. 14Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown. Included on the agenda is recognition of the state championship Cape Henlopen High School field hockey team. See a complete agenda at www.sussexcountyde.gov. Meetings are broadcast live on the county website.

Jan. 15 deadline for Fenwick plan commentsThe Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is taking public comment through Wednesday, Jan. 15, on Ørsted’s proposal to connect its wind power to the grid through a transmission connection in Fenwick Island State Park. Ørsted has proposed roughly $18 million in improvements to the state park, including a two-story parking structure, a Route 1 pedestrian crossover connecting the bay and the ocean areas, an outdoor amphitheater, housing for lifeguards, a new park bathhouse, a new building for the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and an overall improvement in roadway infrastructure. According to drawings prepared by Ørsted, the connection facility would be taller than the tree line and approximately one acre in size. For questions or to complete a survey on the project, go to destateparks.com/FenwickImprovements.

CIB to host Citizen’s Cafe Jan. 16The Center for the Inland Bays’ Citizen’s Advisory Committee is hosting its quarterly Citizen’s Cafe at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Center for the Inland Bays office, 39375 Inlet Rd. The cafe presents the public an opportunity to hear from a CIB scientist and a local citizen on future stewardship of the bays, and share stories and concerns. More is information available at inlandbays.org/about/committees/citizens-advisor.

Vincent, Burton take leadership of councilAt its Jan. 7 meeting, Sussex County Council voted unanimously to appoint Councilman Mike Vincent of Seaford as president and Councilman Irwin “I.G.” Burton as vice president, the same position the Republicans held last year. Vincent, who has served District 1 since 2008, and Burton, who has served District 3 since 2016, both have terms that expire this year. Neither has issued a public statement on their re-election intentions.

20th RD Democratic Committee to meet Jan. 16The guest speaker at the Thursday, Jan. 16 meeting of the RD 20 Democratic Committee will be Erik Raser-Schramm, chairman of the Delaware Democratic Party. Raser-Schramm’s presentation will focus on the support the state Democratic Party has recently received from the DNC, enabling it to modernize its infrastructure, professionalize its staff and make key invesetments that have helped it win elections and prepare for the 2020 elections. Raser-Schramm has been involved with the Delaware Democratic Party at various levels since 2002 and has led a number of local and statewide races. He was elected chairman in June 2017.

The meeting will be at Fish On Restaurant, 17300 Village Main Blvd. Lewes, with committee members and guests gathering at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and dinner (optional) followed at 6 p.m. by the guest speaker’s discussion. RD 20 Democratic Committee welcomes the public.Following Raser-Schramm’s presentation, RD 20 Democratic Committee will conduct its monthly business meeting.  Registered Democrats are welcome to attend.  RD 20 is the local Democratic Party organization for residents in the Lewes, Milton, Belltown, Coolspring, Jimtown, Pinetown and Harbeson areas of Sussex County. RD 20 is an advocate for the common good, valuing community involvement and supporting Democratic values. For more information send an email to rd20.deldems@gmail.com. 

Sussex council appoints legal counsel for 2020At its Jan. 7 meeting, Sussex County Council appointed its legal counsel for 2020 with no changes from the previous year. J. Everett Moore, of Moore & Rutt, is lead county attorney, and Vince Robertson, of Parkowski, Guerke & Swayze, is assistant county attorney. Other attorneys from the following law firms represent the county at various meetings and proceedings: Ballard Spahr and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor.

Location changed for Lake Avenue meeting Jan. 27Rehoboth Beach has scheduled a public workshop related to Phase II of improvements to the Lake Avenue streetscape. The workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 27, in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The purpose of the presentation is to provide an opportunity for the public to review and discuss the plans for the proposed improvements and provide input.

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The project includes enhancements along Olive and Maryland avenues, including the triangular grass island in the middle of the two roads, from Third Street to Second Street. The project also includes Second Street, from Olive Avenue to Rehoboth Avenue.Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2020. For more information, go to www.cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net/Portal, contact the communications department at 302-227-6181 Ext. 522 or communications@cityofrehoboth.com.

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