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.
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
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
- 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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