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WGMD Fishing Report 9-14-18

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Posing with Toby Miller’s fish is Capt. Don Gillis, both of Dover, DE. This fish was caught out by Toby while at Site 11. This 9.5lb and 28 inch flounder using a Spro bucktail with a 6″ Gulp grub and squid strip.

While the Carolinas took the brunt of Florence on Friday, we escaped with little or no damage.  This storm will be around until the middle of next week so don’t let your guard down quite yet.

Lighthouse View Tackle on the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park said one person was on the pier when I called at 4:00 PM.  That hardy angler was catching spot on bloodworms.

The Delaware Mobile Surf-fishermen will hold their 12th Annual DMS Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament on October 5, 6 and 7, 2018.  This is a great contest to become involved with as it has cash and other prizes for men, women and children. 

This year, for the first time, women may enter the Overall Division by declaring entry by noon on Sunday.  This means if you have a high score you can move to the Overall Division where the cash prizes are higher.

The cost is $40 for adults and $15 for kids 15 and under. 

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report


 

Dept of Education Looking for Public Comment on SB 172

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DE Dept of Education Image courtesy of DDOE

Public comment is being taken by the Delaware Department of Education on the development of standardized school-level financial reporting.  The federal Every Student Succeeds Act and Senate Bill 172, which was passed by state lawmakers this year require development of a state-wide approach to define and report school-level expenditures, so that per-pupil expenditures can be better compared.  A public meeting is set for Sussex County at the Lewes Public Library on Thursday, October 11 from 5 to 7pm.

Public comment will be limited to five minutes per person; DOE will accept written comments at any of the meetings or via email by Friday, October 12th to jennifer.roussell@doe.k12.de.us with “SB 172 Public Comment” in the subject line.


 

Two Arrested on Drug Charges by Milford PD

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Image courtesy Milford PD

Milford Police on patrol spotted a vehicle in the area of Northwest 10th Street and learned the vehicle registration was suspended.  During a traffic stop, officers contacted the driver, 32 year old Kevin Woods of Bridgeville and passenger, 24 year old Marshay Johnson of Dover and learned that Woods’s license was suspended.  The officer spotted drug paraphernalia in the driver’s door and detained both.  A search of the vehicle turned up a loaded 38 Special, 386 bags of heroin, over 18 grams of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, Naloxone pills and suboxone strips and a large amount of cash.  Both are charged with a laundry list of offenses and are being held in default of bond.


 

DAFB Hosting Hurricane Florence Relief Units from Around the Country

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Dover Air Force Base is hosting several Air National Guard units from across the country in support of Hurricane Florence relief efforts.  As of Friday, Dover AFB provided staging to C-130 search and rescue aircraft, HH-60 helicopters and C-17 cargo aircraft from Air National Guard units in Alaska, California and New York.  And those members will soon depart to support affected areas.


 

Delaware Man Sentenced in Wicomico Sex Abuse Case

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A Delaware man has been sentenced to 35 years after he was convicted by a Wicomico County jury in July.  Anding was found guilty of sexual abuse of a minor and 3 counts of 3rd degree sexual offense after an incident in September of 2017 with a child under the age of 8 – in the child’s home.  He will also be required to register as a Tier 3 sex offender for life.


 

WGMD Fishing Report 9-12-18

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Cousins, Alexis and Jeb Zolper, both from Rehoboth Beach, DE fished out at the Lightship with chunks of mullet to bring in this catch of mahi. The largest fish weighed 3lbs and was caught by Alexis.

Thursday saw winds and seas increase as the outer bands of Hurricane Florence move towards the Carolina Coast.  As this is written on Thursday afternoon it looks like the storm will miss Delaware, but the effects will be felt over the next two or three days.  In other words, another weekend down the drain.

I did hear that the Katydid took the Wednesday group out on Wednesday and they caught some flounder.

A call to Lighthouse View Tackle on the pier at Cape Henlopen State Park reveled the mullet are beginning to run out of the bay and are schooling up around the pier.  As you might expect, bluefish are hot on their tails.  Spot are still in good supply on bloodworms and short flounder are still caught on live minnows.  As of Thursday afternoon they had not heard anything about closing the state park. 

On Monday, September 17, an informational hearing on the Massey’s Landing dredge project will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach. 

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report


 

Propaganda & the American Revolution Discussion Coming to R.B. on Tuesday

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Image courtesy Rehoboth Beach Historical Society.

Propaganda, a method of persuasion that attempts to influence the emotions, attitudes, opinions, and actions of people is used for ideological, political and/or commercial purposes.

Modern-day propaganda has many media resources to influence the thought processes of the populace.  During the era of the American Revolution, the American colonies had a flourishing network of newspapers and printers who specialized in the use of propaganda on behalf of the Patriots and somewhat for loyalists.

Image courtesy Rehoboth Beach Historical Society.

On September 18, at 2 p.m., the Rehoboth Beach Museum will present historian John Gauger discussing the use of propaganda during the American Revolution.  Gauger has collected examples of propaganda proliferated during the American Revolution.  The program will consist of a slideshow and lecture.

Gauger is a retired professor of history and political science at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Allentown and Muhlenberg College.  He recently appeared at the museum with a lecture on the history of the Electoral College.

For reservations call the museum at 302-227-7310. The museum is next to the Information Center at 511 Rehoboth Ave in downtown Rehoboth Beach.


 

UPDATED Thurs PM: One NCCo Road Still Closed for High Water

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The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces to motorists that the following roads are closed due to high water on the roadway. Once the water has receded to safe travel levels; the roadway will be reopened to motorists.

New Castle County
Airport Road between Commons Boulevard and I-95

 ALL OTHER ROADS ARE OPEN TO TRAFFIC

DelDOT’s App
Motorists can adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application. The DelDOT App is available for Apple & Android smart phones and tablets. You can download free at the Apple and Google Play stores or go to https://www.deldot.gov/mobile/

Live Traffic Conditions
Those interested can view “Live Traffic” conditions in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties at http://www.deldot.gov/Traffic/travel_advisory/index.shtml#advisories and listen to WTMC-1380 AM.


UPDATED: Worcester Residents Should Prepare for Significant Rain & Possible Flooding

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UPDATED THURSDAY, 9-13 – Based on updated forecast information from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) regarding the track of Hurricane Florence, the threat to Worcester County has been significantly reduced. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) is urging residents to prepare for significant rainfall.

Those residing in low-lying areas prone to flooding should prepare for flooding in their areas.

WCES Director Fred Webster reminds residents that driving through flooded roads is extremely dangerous.

“Depending on the depth of the water, it’s hard to tell if there’s still actually roadway under the flood waters,” Webster said. “Everyone should heed the public service message to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown.’”

Beginning Friday and continuing throughout the weekend, Worcester County is likely to experience wind, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour, heavy rain of up to six inches, rip currents, and bayside and tidal flooding. With already saturated soils, additional rain this weekend will likely result in downed trees and power lines.

WCES officials will continue to monitor the track of Hurricane Florence and keep residents and visitors updated on any potential changes in storm impacts to the area.

Visit www.co.worcester.md.us and click on Know Your Zone to view a copy of the Worcester County Evacuation Zone Maps and learn more about how to create an emergency preparedness kit.

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Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urges those residing in mobile homes and low-lying, flood-prone areas in Zone A to make preparations to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Florence.

Though no mandatory evacuation order has been issued at this time, residents in low-lying areas and mobile homes are extremely vulnerable to anticipated hurricane conditions.

Visit www.co.worcester.md.us and click on Know Your Zone to determine if individual properties are located in Zone A (greatest risk), Zone B, or Zone C (least risk).

  • Those served by well water are reminded that power loss could result in loss of water
  • Have bottled water on hand, and set aside water in bathtubs for washing and flushing toilets
  • Have canned and other nonperishable foods that do not require cooking or refrigeration

Governor Larry Hogan issued a State of Emergency for all of Maryland. In the event that the Worcester County Commissioners issue a State of Emergency for Worcester County, tune in to your local news stations, for information and instructions on what additional measures to take, or visit Worcester County at www.co.worcester.md.us or on Facebook and Twitter.


 

Closings and Delays – Thursday, Sept 13 & Beyond

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This is Fossy Road in a fog. © Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock_101919955

Closings and Delays   – last updated Thurs 2:45pm

CLOSED

  • ACCOMACK PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Closed Through Friday
  • UMES – Essential Personnel Report Thursday & Friday

 

  • DE Cultural Affairs Program – “The First People of the First State: ‘Deciphering American Indian DNA’ ” scheduled for Saturday, Sept 15 in Dover has been cancelled
  • 10th Annual Alpaca Festival in Preston, MD – RESCHEDULED for September 29 and 30
  • DNREC – Coastal Cleanup Saturday – postponed to Sat, Sept 22
  • Bethany Sprint Triathlon has been cancelled for this Saturday, the 15th. It will not be rescheduled in 2018.

1 HOUR DELAY


2 HOUR DELAYS


OTHER DELAYS

  • UMES – Essential Personnel Report Thursday & Friday
  • DNREC – Coastal Cleanup Saturday – postponed to Sat, Sept 22
  • Bethany Sprint Triathlon has been cancelled for this Saturday, the 15th. It will not be rescheduled in 2018.

Suspicious Person Report Locks Down Local Schools

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Image courtesy Milton Police Department

Reports of a suspicious person in the Dogfish Head Brewery this morning caused a response several local and state police departments.

The Milton Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious person within the Dogfish Brewery. Milton Police with the assistance of Lewes Police, Georgetown Police, Delaware State Police and Probation and Parole conducted a search of Dogfish’s shipping building to try and locate the person. As a precaution, the Cape Henlopen School District kept all of its students and staff at Milton Elementary School, HOB Elementary School and Mariner Middle School inside their respective buildings until the situation was cleared.

While an extensive search of the building was being conducted, intelligence gathering was underway and it was determined the person in question was not at the brewery or in the town of Milton at the time of the incident.

“In the interest of public safety and abundant caution, local schools were placed on lock down while the premises of Dogfish Head Brewery were searched and cleared” Milton Police Chief Robert Longo told WGMD.  Reports of a suspicious person were unfounded and no arrests made.

Reports on social media reporting a gunman and active shooter were unconfirmed and later proven false.

 

 

WGMD Fishing Report 9-12-18

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Fishing out at the Rock Pile was very productive for the crew of the Even Keeleigh. They were deep dropping squid and cut bait to bring back this batch of large black sea bass and some very nice blue line tile fish. Pictured are Capt. Mike Babcock, Tom Schanno, Brandon Arnett and Ian Fifer.

Wednesday was not a bad day, but very little fishing was done.

Lighthouse View Tackle on the Fishing Pier at Cape Henlopen State Park reported they saw a lot of short flounder and spot during the day and late in the afternoon the blues moved in range.  These are all small fish, but I understand some of the spot are eating size.

I spoke with Captain John Nedelka this afternoon and he had the Karen Sue out in the ocean on Tuesday.   He said it was just him and Wes Townsend and both boats had to wait awhile for the fog to lift before going through Indian River Inlet. 

Captain John first tried to find some dolphin, but the water temperature had dropped six degrees and the dolphin were gone from the inshore grounds.  He ended the day wreck fishing putting 24 sea bass in the boat for a party of four.  He said the sea were big, but far apart so he could run at a reduced speed.  For what it’s worth, Wes didn’t see many dolphin on his marker buoys further offshore.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report


 

Ocean City Continues to Monitor Hurricane Florence, OC Bikefest Moved to Convention Center

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Ocean City emergency management officials are continuing to monitor Hurricane Florence, which is now showing a southern track, steering farther away from the Maryland coastline.  While emergency management officials watch closely in the event of changes to the storm’s path, Ocean City continues to be open for business. OC Bikefest events, including the ticketed concerts, have been moved to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center and will play as scheduled.  Access to the event’s Rommel Harley-Davidson and other select vendors is free and open to the public.

Although Ocean City is not expected to experience tropical storm force wind or heavy rainfall, property owners should still secure loose, lightweight objects including patio furniture and garbage cans. It is also advised to secure water vessels and anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside (such as propane tanks).

Ocean City will begin to experience lingering effects of the weakening category three storm, including wind, rain and tidal flooding, as early as Thursday night, September 13, and into Saturday, September 15.  With minor flooding in the downtown area predicted during high tide cycles, emergency management officials are reminding residents and visitors not to drive through flood waters. Also, for residents and property owners in flood-prone zones, remember to protect your property by moving valuables to higher levels and keep important documents in a waterproof container.

For additional information on OC Bikefest, please visit www.ocbikefest.com. For continued updates on weather and Hurricane Florence, please visit https://www.weather.gov/akq/.


 

UPDATED Wed: Salisbury City Officials Still Watching Hurricane Florence, Expect Wind & Rain

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UPDATED – Wed, 4pm – City officials and allied agencies were briefed this morning by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA.  With the track of Hurricane Florence now taking it farther south, the impact here on the Delmarva Peninsula is expected to be minimal.  Residents can anticipate 2” to 4” of rain as the extreme outer bands of the storm cross over Salisbury. Sustained winds of 10mph to 15mph are expected, with gusts as high as 30mph.

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Recent heavy rainfall has inundated the ground in many areas, making it possible that residents may see some downed trees over the next few days. Please exercise caution, and report any hazardous conditions such as trees down in the road.

 

For more information, citizens may call 833-SBY-City (833-729-2489), or check the City’s website and social media accounts for updates as they become available.

City officials and allied agencies were briefed Tuesday by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Florence. It was the third such briefing since Governor Hogan’s declaration of a State of Emergency for Maryland. Officials also teleconferenced with the National Weather Service in Wakefield, Virginia, who advised the following:

· As of Tuesday morning, the storm is tracking farther to our South than was earlier anticipated. As a result, our forecast has improved, with the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County seeing only a 5% or less chance of winds in excess of 75mph.

· As of 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 11th, the City can expect to see an estimated 2 to 6 inches (2”-6”) of rain from the outer bands of Hurricane Florence.

We anticipate that Florence will primarily be a rain event for Salisbury. Inland areas of the Peninsula may see some degree of freshwater and/or tidal flooding associated with higher amounts of precipitation. The degree to which this may occur in Salisbury will become clearer as the week progresses, and is being monitored very closely by City officials. Friday would likely be the earliest that inland areas would see such flooding.

Another weather briefing will take place on Wednesday morning at 11:30. City officials will meet with the Mayor immediately after to discuss the City’s operational readiness. In the meantime, citizens are urged to drive carefully, as the rain is expected to continue through the rest of the week. Updates will be forthcoming as the situation develops.

For more information, citizens may call 833-SBY-City (833-729-2489), or check the City’s website and social media accounts for updates as they become available.


 

Food Safety Tips in the Event of Local Power Outages or Flooding on the Lower Shore

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As Hurricane Florence begins to make way across the Eastern seaboard, health officials of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties recommend the following food safety tips for residents to help them prepare now, should local power outages or flooding occur.

  • Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. For more information on generator safety, visit https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/power-outage/safe-generator-use.html
  • Always keep meat, poultry, fish and eggs refrigerated at or below 41 degrees F and frozen food below 0 degrees F. In preparation for power outages, turn your refrigerator and freezer down to their coldest settings before the hurricane arrives and power goes out. This will ensure food stays colder for a longer period of time.
  • If the power goes out keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. The refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours if left closed. A freezer that is full will hold the temperature for approximately 24 hours if the door remains closed. If your freezer is not full, move the items close together to help them stay cold longer. Having some coolers packed with ice can be used to help keep your food cold.
  • When the power comes back on, you should check the frozen food for temperatures and/or ice crystals. If the food temperature is below 40 degrees F and still has ice crystals, it is safe to re-freeze. Food that has partially thawed and refrozen is safe to eat, although the taste or texture quality may have degraded. Discard all refrigerated food that is above 41 degrees.
  • Maintain a supply of non-perishable food to keep on hand. This food should not require
    refrigeration or heating. Examples are canned food, or shelf stable food, bottled water, ready to drink baby formula or nutritional drinks. Make sure you also have a hand operated can opener available.
  • Discard all food that comes into contact with floodwater. If you live in an area likely to flood, move your food higher on the shelves to keep it out of the floodwater. Floodwater may contain fecal contamination and other disease-causing agents.
  • Drink only bottled, chlorinated, boiled or otherwise disinfected water. After a flooding event, consider water from wells and the community water suppliers unsafe until it has been tested for safe drinking conditions. When boiling water, bring it to a rolling boil for at least three minutes.  You can add household chlorine bleach to your water to disinfect it. Do not use bleach with fragrances or detergents. Add eight drops of 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (household bleach) per gallon of water to allow it to sit for 30 minutes before using it. Try to maintain a supply of bottled water, approximately one gallon per person per day.

Keep a Food Emergency Kit on hand including:

    • Household bleach or water purification tablets.
    • A hand held can opener
    • A food thermometer.
    • Waterless hand sanitizer and baby wipes.
    • A small grill or Coleman stove for cooking. NEVER USE INSIDE.
    • A three to five day supply of nonperishable foods such as canned goods, shelf stable foods, boxed or canned milk, and infant formula and pet food, if needed.

For more information, call your local Health Department’s Environmental Health Division, the USDA Food Safety Hotline at 1-800-535-4555, or The Maryland Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. Information is also available on-line at www.usda.gov/fsis, www.mema.state.md.us, www.cdc.gov, or www.redcross.org.

Local Health Department Contact Information –

  • Somerset: 443-523-1700
  • Wicomico: 410-546-4446
  • Worcester: 443-736-6302

 

Salisbury PD Investigating Death of Man Found in Wicomico River

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02-Death Investigation/Emergency Vehicle at Night © Copyright Barbol/Shutterstock

Tuesday afternoon Salisbury Police were called to the area of South Division and Market Streets after an adult man was found dead in the Wicomico River. An area worker discovered the body and called 9-1-1. Police have identified the victim as 23 year old Maurice Pinkett of Salisbury. The body has been taken to the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to determine the cause and manner of death. Police ask anyone who may seen Pinkett in the downtown area between September 10th and 11th to contact them at 833-729-7489 or Crime Solvers – 410-548-1776


 

Flags are at Half Staff Tuesday for Patriot Day

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President Donald J. Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in honor of Patriot Day. This is in honor of the individuals that lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland and Delaware  flags are lowered to half-staff as well. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.


 

WGMD Fishing Report 9-11-18

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John Burbage, Ocean View with new state record 79-pound, 6.4-ounce cobia, caught in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 10. The fish was 56½ inches long and had a girth of 28¼ inches.

The wind died out on Tuesday, but small craft advisories were up for the ocean so no one even tried to sail in those six-foot seas.  A call to Lewes Harbour Marina revealed that the bay boats were also off the water.

It’s official, the 79-pound, six ounce cobia caught by John Burbage is the new Delaware State Record.  John caught his big fish by snagging a live menhaden then sight casting the bait to the fish.  It took over an hour to bring the cobia to the boat.  Cobia were added to the list of record fish this year.

Lighthouse View Tackle on the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park told us a few folks fished on the pier and caught some spot.

This 3.5lb flounder was caught by Aidan Rosche while fishing out at the Old Grounds using a chartreuse colored feather rig with live minnows

At Old Inlet Bait and Tackle we heard that the beaches are closed with the exception of Three Rs and it’s only open for walk-on anglers.  A few blues were caught from the inlet on Monday, but they did not have any reports from Tuesday.

It will be awhile before we can get back out on the water and no one knows what we will find.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report

 

 

 


 

UPDATED: Snow Hill Road REOPENS after Overturned Tractor Trailer Near Girdletree Spills Hazardous Materials

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01-Road Closed - Photo: © Copyright val lawless/Shutterstock

UPDATED:  Snow Hill Road has reopened

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An overturned tractor trailer and Hazmat cleanup will keep Snow Hill Road closed in the Girdletree area until dawn. Maryland State Police say the tractor trailer was carrying 10 containers filled with 330 gallons of Sodium Hydroxide. The tractor trailer was southbound on Snow Hill Road when it’s believed the load may have shifted causing the rig to overturn. Police say 4 of the 10 barrels fell into a field and two spilled. A Verizon utility pole was also struck. Hazmat crews are working at the scene and the investigation is continuing.


 

Milton Man Charged in Rehoboth Burglary

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A Milton man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a female victim in Rehoboth returned home to find things a mess. Police didn’t find anyone inside but the victim discovered a fan, TV, extension cord and cash missing. The victim told police she’d seen a former acquaintance who made an obscene gesture at her as she passed him. A witness spotted 25 year old Harry Johnson leaving the home with a box around 9pm. A warrant was issued for his arrest and Johnson later turned himself in to police. He is charged with felony 2nd degree burglary and theft under $1500.


 

Sussex County Council Hear from Public on Buffers and Discuss Special Events

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Sussex County Council-2017 Image courtesy Sussex County Government

The Sussex County Council held a marathon meeting on Tuesday. Some highlights from the meeting: The Council got its annual “Sunshine Report” from the League of Women Voters of Sussex County. In most cases the League reported favorably on the council – the increase in public input with the Public Comment section and in public hearings, however time limits on comments at the hearings might be considered. They also favor recent security changes and the prohibition of firearms inside county buildings, the rewriting of outdated ordinances, new zoning classifications, the updated sign and special events ordinances. They also say the access to meetings on the internet is very good, however still hear comments that the audio inside the council chambers is not so good. The League of Women Voters regularly attend government meetings to be sure transparancy is maintained and open meeting laws are followed.

A public hearing on buffers brought residents from across the county to voice their opinion on the proposal to expand forested and/or landscaped buffers from the current 20-feet to 40-feet. There was discussion on both sides of the issue including several people asking for a working group to discuss the proposal further. The Planning & Zoning Commission has not yet made a recommendation to the Council, so they cannot yet vote on the matter. The Council has left the public record and public hearing open for another week and will take additional public comment next Tuesday from anyone still wishing to comment who has not yet done so.

The council unanimously voted to appoint Brent Workman of Bridgeville to another term on the Board of Adjustment. Workman has been a member of the BOA since 2002 – his term will expire in 2021.

County Administrator Todd Lawson reminds Ellendale residents that there is a referendum vote set for the town’s water system on Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church. If approved residents in the area would be able to hook up to a public water system and cleaner water. Many residents wells have tested positive for high levels of bacteria, iron, nitrates and more. A referendum was turned down in November of last year.  If passed the County will contract with Artesian Water to provide public water to the Ellendale District residents.

In old business the council discussed updates to the short term Special Events ordinance. The changes come from the public hearing that was held back in January. It includes a new application that will be live when the ordinance is approved, a FAQ-type section and information for anyone looking to fill out an application – who may also need other agencies – like paramedics, fire personnel, traffic control, police and the like. You’ll find all the information beginning on page 129 on the link below

https://sussexcountyde.gov/sites/default/files/packets/SCC.Public.Packet.091118.pdf

The council will likely have a motion to vote on at the next meeting.

UPDATE: Closings and Delays for Tuesday 9/11/18

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This is Fossy Road in a fog. © Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock_101919955

CLOSINGS AND DELAYS 9/11/18 6:55AM

   CLOSED
• ACCOMACK PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Closed Through Friday

   1 HOUR DELAY

  •  BERLIN HEAD START 
  •  DELAWARE ADOLESCENT PROGRAM — SUSSEX CENTER 
  • DELMAR SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • EDEN HEAD START 
  • INDIAN RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT 
  • LAUREL SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC SCHOOL
  • SALISBURY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
  • SALISBURY SCHOOL
  • SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • SEASIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
  • SNOW HILL HEAD START
  • STOCKTON HEAD START
  • SUSSEX TECH
  • WICOMICO CO. SCHOOLS
  • WORCESTER COUNTY DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER
  • WORCESTER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • WORCESTER PREP SCHOOL

    2 HOUR DELAYS
  •  HOLLY GROVE CHRISTIAN
  • SUSSEX ACADEMY A&S
  • SOMERSET COUNTY SCHOOLS
  • PRINCESS ANNE HEADSTART
   OTHER DELAYS/CANCELATIONS
  • WORCESTER COUNTY FAIR – CANCELED
  • 9-11 PARADE IN OCEAN CITY – CANCELED

 

WGMD Fishing Report 9-10-18

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Monday was a little better than Sunday, but not much.  The rain slacked off, but the wind continued to blow leaving boats at the dock or siting on their trailers.

The weather was so nasty on Sunday, I didn’t bother to call Dave at Lighthouse View Tackle.  When I talked to him on Monday he said a lady did fish the pier on Sunday and caught 93 spot.  You have got to really love a spot to be out in that weather, no matter how many you catch.

Amanda at Lewes Harbour Marina announced that Mike Miller won the rod and reel raffle.  The total amount of money that will be going to the Pancreatic Cancer Network in the name of Joe Morris is $935.  I will keep you informed of any future fund raisers.

My friends who live on a canal in Mariner’s Cove had water over their dock and up in their yard almost to their cars and that’s just a little nor’easter.  The docks at Lewes Harbour Marina were also covered with water.  It doesn’t look like we will get a direct hit, but be prepared.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report


 

Flags are at Half Staff Tuesday for Patriot Day

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President Donald J. Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in honor of Patriot Day. This is in honor of the individuals that lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland and Delaware  flags are lowered to half-staff as well. No flag may fly higher than the United States flag.


 

OC BikeFest IS ON!

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OC BIKEFEST IS STILL ON!!!!
Due to the weather forecast, all activities and concerts have been relocated to the Ocean City Convention Center. Concerts will be held indoors!   BikeFest runs Thursday through Sunday – activities scheduled in Ocean City and Arthur Purdue Stadium.