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Council Has Light Day

By ERIC MAGILL
SC Online Publisher

GEORGETOWN -- In one of the lightest meeting schedules in recent memory, Sussex County Council disposed of a number of items in less than 30 minutes during its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2002.

Following is a recap of council's decisions:

  • Council approved beneficial acceptance agreements for the on-site and off-site wastewater facilities at the Wedgefield RPC on County Road 84 (Central Avenue) south of Ocean View. The on-site agreement covers 25 single-family lots in Phase I of the RPC, while the off-site development covers the installation of a 10-inch line in front of Bear Trap Dunes that allows Bear Trap to improve County Road 84.

  • Council declared Sunday, May 5, 2002, as Portsville United Methodist Church day in the county in recognition of the church's 170th anniversary. The church was founded on April 30, 1832 and renamed to its current name after the merger of the Methodist Protestant and Methodist Episcopal congregations in 1939.

  • County Administrator Robert L. Stickels told council that open houses would be held at the county's Emergency Operations Center in Georgetown on Thursday, May 16, and at the James Farm in Cedar Neck on Saturday, May 18.

  • Proposed Zoning Ordinances:
    • A conditional use in an AR-1 District for public governmntal buildings to replace the Department of Motor Vehicles building on 31.53 acres in Georgetown Hundred by the State of Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles;
    • A conditional use in a GR District to existing fire space on 2.103 acres in Indian River Hundred by the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company;
    • A conditional use in an AR-2 District for a manufactured home on 15,038 square feet in Indian River Hundred by D.A. Rummel;
    • A rezoning from AR-1 to C-1 on 19,759 square feet in Broadcreek Hundred by Marvin and Wayne Adams;
    • A conditional use in an AR-1 District for medical offices on 2.16 acres in the Lewes-Rehoboth Hundred by the Center for Neurology LLC
  • Council approved the following grant requests:
    • Delaware State Police -- $500 for the Explorers' Program
    • Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre -- $500 for expenses
    • South Coastal Library -- $300 for Beach & Bay Cottage Tour expenses
    • Sussex Storm Girls' Softball Team -- $300 for tournament expenses
    • Milford High School -- $500 for Julia Andrews' participation in the Junior Statesman Program
    • Phoenix Club of Delaware -- $750 for ceremony expenses
    • Georgetown Little League -- $750 for expenses
    • North Georgetown Elementary School -- $400 for rewards for the Reading Counts program

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