It seems the Sussex County Social Security Administration was planning a move out of Georgetown – maybe not as quietly as the Colts end run out of Baltimore, but with little advance knowledge even though a signed lease has existed since July. State Senator Brian Pettyjohn happened to spot a brief article in the Cape Gazette about the lease signing and contacted Representative John Carney who is working on trying to keep the SSA in Georgetown.
Representative Carney wrote the Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator of the Government Services Agency about the planned move from Georgetown to the Vineyards, just west of the Five Points intersection in Lewes and said, "My office has heard from many Sussex County residents, as well as local elected officials, that no public input was sought before this proposed change." He added that he was clued in to the plan by State Senator Brian Pettyjohn. Carney adds that, "Transparancy and input from the public must be part of a decision-making process that will impact thousands of Social Security recipients in the community."
There's been no further information about the planned move, which was expected to occur by the end of this year. However the Sussex County Council has also recently learned of the possible move and has come out in opposition to the plan.
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