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10 FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 - MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 NEWS Briefly )) Sussex council back in action in 2013 Sussex County Council has its first meeting of the new year starting at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the county administration building on The Circle in Georgetown. Included on the agenda are recognition of Employee of the Year Rodney Marvel, a request to withdraw three applications for a water park and RV campground in Ocean View, and a bid award for renovations to the county's annex building. At 11 a.m., coun- cil will have a public hearing on an amended ordinance relating to architect and engineer draw- ings and specifications. For a complete agenda go to sussex- countyde.gov. Tidewater to present at Milton meeting Jan. 7 Tidewater Utilities Inc. is set to make a presentation at the Milton Town Council meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, ]an. 7, at the Milton Public Library. The water utility is expected to make a pitch to interconnect its system with Milton's. Artesian Water made a presentation to council in November. Council will also receive a presentation about the Commu- nity Development Block Grant program from Brad Whaley, di- rector of Sussex County Com- munity Development and Hous- ing Department. Under new business, council will discuss a revision to setback conditions on the Heritage Creek Master Plan and funding for con- sulting services by the Interna- tional Association of Chiefs of Police. To see the full agenda, go to milton.delaware,gov. Dewey group hosts Sen. Ernie Lopez Jan. 5 Civic group Friends of Dewey will hold a meet-and-greet with newly elected Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes, at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at Dewey Beach Lions Club on McKinley Avenue. Coffee and donuts will be provided. To at- tend, email Friends of Dewey Secretary Mark Allen at markfly- navy@gmail.com. Dewey discusses new job at town hall Dewey Beach Town Council will meet at 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Sta- tion on Dagsworthy Avenue. Commissioners will go into ex- ecutive session to discuss hiring a new employee to conduct in- terviews for the assistant alder- man position. For a complete agenda, go to townofdeweybeach.com. Council to review Dewey camp plan Dewey Beach Town Council will meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, ]an. 5, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue. Commissioners will discuss changes to the town's compre- hensive plan recommended by the Planning and Zoning Com- mission. For a complete agenda, go to townofdeweybeach.com Dewey considers manager's contract Dewey Beach Town Council will meet at 12 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue. CITY OF LEWES SETTLES ON THOMPSON PROPERTY 0 DENNIS FORNEY PHOTO THE .CITY OF LEWES settled Dec. 27, on the 5.9-acre Thompson property which it contracted to purchase from the Thompson family for $Z5 million. The property lies between Stango Park and Freeman Highway and is bounded on the north by Monroe AVenue. Future plans for the property include a new Lewes Public Library and a trailhead with parking for severaltrails that will in- tersect on the property. City officials and others gathered with Blake Thomp- son at City Hall for the signing of papers and a'champagne celebration. Nego- tiations for purchase of the property have been ongoing for three years. Shown at the signing celebration are (I-r) Jack Lesher, Lewes Board of Public Works; Fred eeaufait, Lewes Council; Ed Goyda, director of Lewes Public Li- brary; Mark Chura, consultant for Greater Lewes Foundation; Beckie Healey, president, Lewes Public Library commissioners; Deputy Mayor Ted Becker; Candace Vessella, Lewes Board of Public Works; Mayor Jim Ford; Blake Thompson; Wendell Alfred, president, Lewes Board of Public Works; Bonnie Osier, Lewes Council; Pres Lee, Lewes Board of Public Works; Joe Stewart, chairman, Greater Lewes Foundation; (lenn Mandalas, legal counselor for City of Lewes; and Victor Letonoff, Lewes Council. Commissioners will go into ex- ecutive session to discuss ex- tending the contract for interim Town Manager Marc Appel- baum. For a complete agenda, go to townofdeweybeach.com. Rehoboth committee meets Jan. 7 The Rehoboth Beach Commu- nications Committee will meet at 1"30 p.m., Monday, ]an. 7, in the commissioners room. Under old business; the agen- da includes a review of a com- mittee report on home page news; discussion on accessibility of commissioners' agenda-relat- ed documents and consideration of finalizing a recommended practice providing all available supporting documents relevant to agenda items tO city officials and the public in advance of a meeting; discussion of timelines and related programs for pre- senting, discussing and acting on agenda items; discussion of opti- mizing communications from the public perspective attending a meeting; discussion of agenda format and content, including clarity, when the public is al- lowed to speak and sequence of agenda items; and discussion of steps to take to advance individ- ual concepts, including outline of content and how and when to make presentations to the com- missioners. School DNREC announces ots Wa, Sussex hearing Order J schedule for regs ty for i DNRE( The Delaware Department of their bq Natural Resources and Environ- elimini mental Control has announced it outdate will hold a public hearing in Sus- longer sex County as part of Gov. lack pose. Markell's effort to strengthen DNREt Delaware's economy by modern- izing and streamlining regula- tions that may be outdated or un- necessarily burdensome, while maintaining the state's commit- ment to improving public health and environmental performance. DNREC's public hearing is being conducted in connection with Gov. Markell's Executive Order is also No. 36, a statewide review by all comme agencies to identify and remove be mall regulatory hurdles. The hearing Order will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Dover, l ]an. 7, at the Sussex Central High be SIZE MAT Rehoboth sets Jan. 7 ' wo% workshop agenda  The Rehoboth Beach Board of ,,,t,* Commissioners will hold its r., 1977 monthly workshop at 9 a.m., Monday, ]an. 7, in the commis- sioners room. Under old busi- ness, the agenda includes a dis- cussion of two proposals con- cerning the city-wide reassess- ment and the process for select- ing the preferred firm; a discus- sion of draft ordinances to adopt the 2012 versions of various codes as written by the Interna- tional Code Council in lieu of the 2006 versions currently con- tained in the city code; and a dis- cussion of a proposed memoran- dum of understanding between the city and the Rehoboth Beach Sister Cities Asssociation regard- ing construction, maintenance and other items related to the garden to be constructed in Cranberry Park. Under new business there will be a discussion of a proposed or- dinance from the planning com- mission that would amend the city code requiring permits for a structure supporting a residen- tial or commercial use within 25 feet of Lake Gerar or Silver Lake, subiect to the city's site-plan re- view process. Also on the agenda is a report from Commissioner Stan Mills of the communications commit- tee on utilizing a new feature for the city website, a home page bulletin board for news and cal- endar items. Cape Gazette auditorium, 26026 Patri- , Georgetown. Executive 5 provides an opportuni- ;tate agencies such as : to review regulations on )oks, and streamline or te those that might be d or inconsistent or no erve their intended pur- alter formal comment, :will consider the input receive t in addition to its own evaluati on and begin the process for amending or repealing regu- lationsccordingly. 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