Special to Sussex County Online
GEORGETOWN -- Americana Bayside continues to torment the Sussex County Council.
During its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2000, Lawrence Lank, director of Planning and Zoning, asked the council if it would like an independent analyst to look over the paperwork for the proposed 2,900-home community off Route 54 west of Fenwick Island.
According to various council members, the file on the proposed planned community is more than 6 inches thick. The council decided against the estimated $6,000 additional expense, but only after George Cole and Vance Phillips sparred over the need for an independent analyst.
Phillips contends the council was elected to perform the task itself, while Cole argued that council members were not well versed in the different areas covered in the report.
Cole said it would be wise to have an expert look over the reports to make certain the information gathered by experts for the developer was not misleading. The council voted 3-2 against hiring the analyst.Holding Tank Compliance
Council agreed to contribute $25,000 toward the establishment of a Holding Tank Compliance Program.
The one time contribution is contingent upon the Delaware General Assembly and the Center for Inland Bays also giving $25,000 each as requested by Rodney Wyatt of DNREC.
The funding will help train two to three people in inspections of holding tanks to ensure compliance. Wyatt said there are several properties aligning the Inland Bays and Atlantic Basins, the watershed that includes tributaries, whose holding tanks may be in violation.Jones Seeking Re-Election
Councilmen Finley "Butch" Jones announced he would seek reelection this fall.
Jones said he has helped with the business expansion of the Sussex County Airpark, helped reduce the county's debt, sought funding for low-income residents, and served as council president.
Jones will hold a reception for his constituents on Saturday, April 15, at the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Hall beginning at 1 p.m.In Other Action ...
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