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White Creek Dredging project
Posted on Jul 17th, 2021 Comments (0)
 
Information Session for White Creek Dredging Project to be Held on July 28
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a virtual information session on Wednesday, July 28 to discuss the upcoming White Creek maintenance dredging project in Sussex County. The public meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. More information about the project and the link to join the meeting can be found at de.gov/dnrecmeetings.
 
Since White Creek was last dredged in the early 2000s shoaling has increasingly impacted navigation in the waterway that connects Indian River Bay to the Assawoman Canal, and ultimately Little Assawoman Bay. The project is currently in the design phase and an alternatives analysis is also underway to identify suitable beneficial uses for dredged material generated by the project to restore and enhance coastal wetland areas close to the waterway.
 
Facilitated by the Shoreline and Waterway Management section within the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, the virtual meeting will provide information about its waterway management program, and an update on the progress of the White Creek project design and current project schedule. Interested parties are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the public information session. Meeting attendees can also provide comments and ask questions about the proposed project during the meeting.
 
For more information, call the Division of Watershed Stewardship, 302-739-9921.
 
View the full release from DNREC here.
Help Improve the Roads Around US!
Posted on Apr 28th, 2021
The attached link is to the Sussex County website link where you can offer suggestions for needed road improvements in our area.
 
An Example: 
   Improvement at the bend on Old Mill before you reach County Bank to help eliminate some of the danger due to no shoulders and  low visability on the curve at White Creek.  

 
Sussex County Property Assessments
Delmarva Power Company Notice
Evans Farm Development
Posted on Feb 25th, 2021 Comments (0)
                Evans Farm Watch 
Planning and Zoning update provided by the Evans Watch Coalition. 
 
Planning and Zoning approved a motion made by commissioner Bruce Mears to Grant a Conditional Use of land in a GR General Residential District for multi-family (200 units) by a vote of 3-1. 
 
Commissioners Wheatley, Mears and Wingate voted to approve.
Commissioner Kim Hoey Stevenson voted no. 
Commissioner Hopkins was absent. 
  
There will be letters to the editor (feel free to write), we will continue to plan for the Council meeting being held April 20, 2021 at 10am at Del Tech in Georgetown.  It will also be lived streamed.  You can find additional information at: 
https://sussexcountyde.gov/county-council-meeting-2319
 
We have moved from the regulatory stage to the political stage. 
 
 
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Planning and Zoning Hearing
 
Planning and Zoning Hearing Date: 
Thursday,April 20, 2021 - 3:00pm
 
Planning and Zoning Legal Notice: 
       Public Hearing Notice   Latest
 
 
County Council Hearing
 
County Council Hearing Date: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 10:00am
 
County Council Legal Notice: 
      Public Hearing Notice  Latest
 
Update 5-25-21
To date there has been no published decision on Evans Farm Apartments
 
The County Council will not meet on June 1, so that the earliest it will be addressed would be the County Council’s June 8th Meeting.  No Agenda for that meeting has been published. 
 
This is what we know so far. 
 
Susan Canfora from the Coastal Point emailed me on Sunday saying she has asked Mike Vincent when it would be decided and he told her he didn’t know but that it would be published on a future agenda.
 
And so we wait…