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Prime Time Council
Meeting Canceled

By KERIN MAGILL
SC Online Content Editor

Council Cancels Prime Time Meeting

Sussex County Council's Aug. 19 meeting, which was to be its first night-time meeting, has been canceled due to lack of agenda items. The next council meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. The first night meeting will now be held on Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Council member George Cole moved to cancel the Aug. 19 meeting "instead of having a big failure" for the first night-meeting, for which there was virtually no business for the council to consider. The September meeting, however, is already shaping up to have a full agenda.

Public Invited to See Inlet Bridge Plans

The public will get its first glimpse of plans for the new Indian River Inlet Bridge on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 pm. at the Delaware Seashore State Park

The workshop will be held in a large tent on the parking lot at the south side of the bridge near the bathhouse. A large model of the proposed bridge will be featured, as well as displays and information on proposed improvements to the state park, access roads and landscaping.

The bridge model will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 11 Memorial Planned

County Administrator Robert Stickels announced plans for a memorial service on The Circle in Georgetown to be held on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003 at 10 a.m. The event will feature tributes to firefighters and other public safety personnel.

In Other Business ...
  • The county council deferred a vote on a conditional use request to demolish a four-unit building and build a two-unit building at Tower Shores north of Bethany Beach, pending a decision by the county Planning and Zoning Commission.

  • The council also heard concerns from an area builder about whether a type of wall material used by local builders is safe. County Building Inspector Van Milligan that the material meets the curent building code. However, the council agreed to hvae the county Building Code Review Committee consider the issue.

  • Council heard the following proposed ordinances:
    • Conditional Use No. 1529, for automotive repairs on 1.54 acres in Dagsboro Hundred, by Bart and Brenda Donaway;

    • Change of Zone No. 1533, from AR-1 (agricultural-residential), to AR-1/RPC (residential planned community) for 83.7 acres in Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred, by Hailey/Ribera Development L.L.C.

    • Change of Zone No. 1532, from AR-1 to B-1 (neighborhood business) for 22,497 square feet in Baltimore Hundred, by E. F. Quillen and Martha;

    • Conditional Use No. 1531, for a borrow pit for the creation of two ponds on 78.48 acres in Broadkill Hundred, by Dean W. Sherman;

    • Conditional Use No. 1530, for a trash disposal business on 2.94 acres in Indian River Hundred, by Moor Disposal Service Inc.;

    • Conditional Use No. 1528, for a heat and air conditioning business, on 2.85 acres in Indian River Hundred, by Saveno and Deborah Pulice;

    • Council approved the following grant requests:
      • Delaware District III Girls Big League Softball, $500 for Eastern Regional Tournament travel expenses;

      • Woodland Ferry Association, $500 for golf tournament fundraiser;

      • Slaughter Neck Educational and Community Center, $250;
    • Bridgeville Kiwanis, $125;
  • New Coverdale Outreach Mission, $200;
  • Slam Softball Team, $150;
  • Lord Baltimore PTO, $750 for Coastal Music and Arts Festival
  • Milford Little League Inc., $500 for tournament travel expenses; and
  • Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, $500 for Memory Walk fundraiser, Safe Return Program, Respite Program
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