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Photo: New SCEMS Director Glenn Luedtke.
GEORGETOWN -- Sussex County Council welcomed a new director of emergency medical services and a new professional engineer to the county's staff at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001.Glenn Luedtke
Glenn Luedtke was hired as Director of Sussex County Emergency Medical Services on Monday, Jan. 8, as was Douglas C. Stewart, P.E., the county's new project engineer.
Luedtke comes to Sussex County after 10 years as executive director of the Cape and Islands Emergency Medical Services System in Hyannis, Mass., and the Southeastern Massachusetts EMS Council.
He replaces interim SCEMS Director Bob Stuart, who filled in for five months when previous SCEMS Director George Torbert left the department. Stuart will remain as Acting Deputy Director during the transition.
"This system (SCEMS) carries quite a reputation," said Luedtke after being introduced to council by Stuart. "It's know for its very high quality care
Besides his position in Massachusetts, Luedtke has also served as Coordinator of Basic and Advanced Life Support Programs at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences' Emergency Medical Services Degree program.
Luedtke is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and an adjunct professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
He has written numerous articles for emergency medical services publications and is a regular speaker at state and regional EMS conferences throughout the country.
He was hired following a nationwide search.
Originally from Baltimore, Luedtke and his wife Sherry, a registered nurse with nearly 20 years experience in emergency nursing, have two daughters, Deborah and Wendy, who live in Chicago and New York.Douglas C. Stewart, P.E.
Photo: Douglas C. Stewart, P.E.
Douglas C. Stewart, P.E., brings Sussex County more than 30 years of experience in the engineering field with Downes Associates Inc. and Killam Associates.
He worked for Downes Associates in Salisbury, Md., from 1988 to 2000 and for Killam Associates in Millburn, N.J., from 1970-95.
He has also worked as chief environmental engineer for Lockwood, Kessler & Bartlett Consulting Engineers in Syosset, N.Y., as project engineer for Esso Research & Engineering Co. in Florham Park, N.J., and as a junior engineer for the Township of Maplewood, N.J.
Most of Stewart's experience has been with multi-million dollar water resources projects. He has most recently worked on electric power projects.
The New Jersey native holds two Professional Engineer Licenses and a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from New York University.
Miller Creek Sewers ...
Council set a public hearing on the proposed Miller Creek Sanitary Sewer District south of Ocean View for Saturday, July 21, 2001, at 9:30 a.m. in the Millville Fire Hall.
Assistant County Engineer Russell Archut said the county had received 122 petitions to go ahead with plans for the district from residents within the district's borders. State law requires only 50 petitions to go ahead with public hearings and referendums.
The district lies south of the Bear Trap Dunes development and includes Plantation Park, Ocean Air, the Raymond Banks subdivision, the George C. Mohr subdivision, and the Plantation Park Marina.
Archut said the county attempted to restrict the district to developed areas within the district. He said he will now negotiate an agreement with consultant Whitman, Requardt & Associates to develop a proposal to be presented at the public hearing in July.
Corn Maze Approved ...
Council unanimously approved an amended ordinance to allow the conditional use of 39.8 acres in the Lewes and Rehoboth Hundreds by Jay Beach.
Beach received approval to sell sheds, pumpkins, Christmas trees and seasonal vegetables and build a corn maze on his property provided he meet 11 stipulations.
He was denied his request to also sell playground equipment and lawn furniture and operate an open pit cooking establishment.
"We need to look at these applications seriously," said Councilman Vance Phillips in voting for the amended ordinance. "What this applicant is doing is preserving the general nature of a piece of property in an area that has tremendous (development) value.
"We've seen from his past work that he does a first class job in the operations he currrently has there. He's going to preserve the majority of his property in an agricultural setting. I think we've given him an opportunity to make that farm economically viable by the retail of the sheds. I think it's a good application and a compromise to improve the area over the long haul."
Seashore Application Withdrawn ...
County Administrator Robert L. Stickels told council that Seashore Enterprises Inc. has withdrawn an application to subdivide 4.4 acres into three lots.
The property in question is south of Bay Reach and west of Back Bay streets in Country Manor in the Pine Bay Section southwest of Route 1 and north of Rehoboth Bay.
In a letter, Seashore Enterprises officials said they were withdrawing their application because of potentially conflicting technical information that came to light at a public hearing regarding the applicant's request.
The withdrawal will allow Seashore Enterprises' engineering and environmental consultants to more fully develop engineered solutions available to support the conceptual land use as proposed and reapply at a later time.
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