Sussex County Delaware

Rehoboth Heliport
Plans Withdrawn

 
Sussex County Council ...

Residents Objected to Project

By ROXANN MOORE
Special to Sussex County Online

GEORGETOWN -- Sussex County Council accepted the withdrawal of controversial plans for a helicopter pad in Rehoboth at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000.

Glenwood Aviation withdrew its application to construct a helicopter pad in West Rehoboth, according to David Baker, the county's Director of Finance.

Area residents strongly objected to the project.

Ellendale Sewer Loan

The council also accepted a Loan Resolution for the Ellendale Sanitary Sewer District.

The acceptance will allow the county to use the money to design, apply for permits and eventually construct the sewer system, according to information provided by Baker.

He said the $1.25 million loan must be used first. Then the grant money ($750,000) may be used to finish the system.


In other business, Council:
  • Accepted a check for $42,478. from the U.S. Government in Lieu of Taxes for Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge. Baker said approximately 83 percent of the money will go to Sussex Tech, Cape Henlopen and Milford School districts. The remainder belongs to the county.

  • Dale Dukes, vice president of the Sussex County Council, introduced a Realty Transfer Tax Exemption. The proposal, if passed, would eliminate taxes on properties that are transferred between natural, step or half siblings.

  • Issued three proclamations. The first was to honor the Laurel Auction Market for 60 years of service. This proclamation will be given on Friday, August 11, 2000 during a ceremony celebrating the history and 213 people who gave $5 each for the establishment of the auction. The second and third proclamations honored Thelma D. Monroe, former mayor of Millsboro, and Alice Hudson, businessperson of Millsboro, for the dedication and efforts on continuing Big Thursday. Big Thursday is a yearly celebration that features a car show, live music and amusement rides. The proclamations will be given to Monroe and Hudson on Thursday, August 10, 2000, during the opening of the festivities.

  • Announced that 19 paramedics were honored for outstanding contributions in the county during an awards presentation held at Clarksville Station 105. The VFW Mason-Dixon Post 7234 presented the awards. The people honored were: Allen Barnes, Timothy Cooper, Holly Cox, Charles Daisey, Andrew Fitzkee, Lee Foxwell, Debbie Holding, Brent Hudson, Eric Huovinen, John Kinsley, Robert Magee, William Matthews, Robert Murray, Kellie Phillips, Larry Rock, Harvey Ryan, Robert Stuart, Graig Temple and George Torbert.

  • Announced there will be no council meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 for summer recess. All other county offices will be opened. The next council meeting will be on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 10 a.m.

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