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News Briefs 4/20/21

Lewes planners to meet April 21

The Lewes Planning Commission will meet virtually at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 21. Commissioners will consider a recommendation on the final subdivision plan for Lewes Waterfront Preserve. The developer is seeking approval to build 89 townhouses on 34.64 acres on New Road adjacent to Canary Creek. The group will also consider a request to subdivide property along Schley Avenue into four lots. Three of the four lots conform to city code requirements, while the fourth is undersized. The board of adjustment approved a variance for the smaller lot earlier this year. Commissioners will consider a rezoning request for the former Lewes Dairy property at 660 Pilottown Road from industrial to R-2, low-density residential. A link to the meeting can be found on the agenda at

Lewes Board of Health meets April 21

The Lewes Board of Health will meet virtually at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21. The group will continue to discuss the status of COVID-19 in Lewes and throughout the state. A link to the meeting can be found on the agenda at

Lewes Police Ad Hoc Committee to meet

The Lewes Police Ad Hoc Committee will meet virtually at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22. The group will discuss ways to educate/assist citizens with cybercrime. They will also discuss police oversight, including disciplinary actions. A link to the meeting can be found on the agenda at

Cape school board meets April 22

The Cape Henlopen school board will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at Rehoboth Elementary. Members will possibly vote on the Shields/middle school property boundary line adjustment, revisions to the change-order approval process, and the March financial statements and fourth-quarter financial position report.

Sussex P&Z meeting April 22

Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown. Included on the agenda is a 6:30 p.m. public hearing to amend conditions of approval for the Canal Point residential planned community off Hebron Road near Rehoboth Beach regarding piers, docks, boat ramps and other water-related recreational facilities. In addition, under old business, the commission could vote on the Scenic Manor subdivision application. See a complete agenda at Meetings are open to the public via livestream at and by telephone at 302-394-5036 using code 570176.

Rehoboth police take part in Take-Back Day

In conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Rehoboth Beach Police Department will participate in National Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 24. The public may dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescriptions at the front lobby of the police department, 229 Rehoboth Ave. The collection is free and open to the public; no appointments are necessary.

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container, crossing out personal information, or remove the medication from its container and discard it directly into the disposal box.  No questions or requests for identification will be made. For more information, contact the Rehoboth Police at 302-227-2577.

DNREC working on dune crossings

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Shoreline and Waterway Management Section is working on 31 dune crossings in Rehoboth Beach. DNREC spokesman Michael Globetti said the work is being done because fencing was in poor shape and loose sand was in the crossings.

Globetti said work includes restoring the crossing through grade and flattening loose sand as the fence is replaced. He said the total cost is estimated at $23,000 and work is expected to be finished by early May.