It’s getting to be budget time again. As part of the yearly ramp-up to County Administrator Bob Stickels’ final proposal, humanitarian organizations once again pitched their causes before Sussex County Council, on March 1.
Sussex County Council approved a bid for repairs on Bethany/South Bethany sewer mains at the Feb. 15 council meeting.
While such repairs historically required extensive trenching, new technologies should keep local impacts to a minimum.
Sussex County Council considered adoption of the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC) at the Feb. 8 council meeting, but deferred another week over Council Member George Cole’s opposing vote.
Sussex County Council spent much of the Feb. 8 council meeting engaged with a subdivision appeal that had been denied at County Planning and Zoning (P&Z).
Attorney John Sergovic asked council to reconsider the Meadows at Creek Run, originally proposes as 57 lots on 53 acres east of Milton (reduced to 49).
Sussex County Council checked progress on the moderately-priced housing initiative at the Feb. 1 council meeting.
At council’s bequest (last October), County Administrator Bob Stickels put together a committee to study the topic.
Sussex County may be renowned for poultry, but farmers grow a hill of beans here, too.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistical survey for the state (found at www.nass.usda.gov/de), soybeans are planted to more acres in Delaware each year than any other field crop.
Sussex County Council hosted accounting firm Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner at the Jan. 25 council meeting for a review of the 2004 fiscal year.
County finance director David Baker presented the report, but acknowledged Elaine Graves and Sheldon Forney (associates), Jean Schmidt and Kerry Rahe (accountants) for their work on the project.
The Sussex County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission, at the Jan. 20 P&Z meeting, decided Gregg White’s self-imposed deed restrictions weren’t enough to warrant a change of zone from agricultural-residential (AR) to commercial (C-1).
Sanctuary looks for new piece of land for shelter
The Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County suffered a setback last month, but that has not dampened the board members’ resolve to find some centrally located real estate.
Sussex County Council reported a father’s retirement, then nominated and appointed his son to the County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission at the Jan. 18 county council meeting.
Commissioner W. Layton Johnson cut short his term, citing personal and family health issues, according to County Administrator Bob Stickels.