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GEORGETOWN -- Sussex County Council approved an ordinance establishing the annual service charge and assessment rate for the Holts Landing Sanitary Sewer District at its Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000 meeting.
Council passed 5-0 an ordinance revising the annual service charge to $295.00 per EDU. The annual assessment rate for transmission and/or treatment is $2.50 per billable front foot.
The ordinance will become effective Nov. 1, 2000, or when sewer service is available to the district, whichever is later.
The estimated total project cost to be bond funded is $1.855 million with an annual debt service for the state revolving fund loan of $107,701.88 based on a 20-year, 1.5 percent loan.
Council was also presented with information showing the current fees versus the projected fees during the referendum in 1998.The connection fees have dropped to $1,559 from the projected fee of $1,700 in 1998 and the assessment rate has dropped to $2.50 from the projected rate of $4.25 in 1998.
Annual charges for larger properties have also dropped from their 1998 comparisons. While 40 feet of frontage will still be $395, the charges for 75 feet of frontage have dropped from $543.75 to $482.50, the charges for 85 feet have declined from $586.25 to $507.50, and the charges for 100 feet of frontage have dropped from $650 to $545.
Library Delivery Service Approved ...
Council unanimously approved a bid recommendation from Sussex County Librarian Carolyn Fitzgerald for delivery services for the county library system.
Fitzgerald said the system currently moves approximately 2,500 parcels a day on its own now and that a bid from Brooks Courier Service would save the county approximately $8,500 a year versus the libraries moving the parcels themselves.
Brooks, which offers the same service to the New Castle County Library System, bid $730.08 a week plus a fuel charge for transportation costs. The contract includes a 30-day out clause and will be contingent on review and approval of the county finance department and the county attorney.
Fitzgerald said the contract would also save the county on a new van to replace the current van, which has 150,000 miles on it. She said the switch would not cost any jobs but would require that one person be transferred.
Troop 4 Status Report
Sussex County Administrator Robert L. Stickels presented the following State Police Troop 4 (Georgetown) status report to county council:
Stickels said Troop 4 officers also participated in the Student Police Academy at Cape Henlopen High School, Citizens Police Academy at Delaware Technical & Community College, and the Strong Communities monthly meeting.
Planning Meetings ...
Three more regional planning meetings will be held throughout the county next month.
In other business ...
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