Rehoboth Beach Increases Fees & Adopts $38.6-million FY 2025 Budget

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The Rehoboth Beach Commissioners adopted a $38.6-million budget for FY 2025 on Friday. The new budget increases some fees, and focuses on staff resourcing and capital investments. In order to balance the budget, the Commissioners voted Friday in favor of committing to an anticipated 29% property tax increase – a vote on the property tax…

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Dewey Beach Town Council Talks Curfew & 5G Poles

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Dewey Beach Town Council has voted to amend the resort’s curfew ordinance and change the current curfew to 11pm seven days a week. Several people spoke on the change during the Council’s meeting Friday afternoon – including Police Chief Constance Speake who says the 11pm curfew allows officials to deal with any juvenile issues that…

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Rehoboth Commissioners Approve FY 2023 Budget

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Rehoboth Beach commissioners adopted this afternoon a $30.1 million budget for fiscal year (FY) 2023. The adopted budget maintains current tax and utility rates, allocates $6.4 million for capital improvements, and provides for a maximum 3% raise for employees. The $30,149,743 balanced budget represents a 9% increase over the adopted FY22 budget. The city’s fiscal…

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Redistricting Legislation Passes in Delaware – Waiting for Governor’s Signature

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The Delaware General Assembly on Monday sent legislation laying out new boundaries for all 62 legislative districts to Governor John Carney for his signature.  Passage of Senate Bill 199 during this week’s special session concludes the Legislature’s constitutionally mandated reapportionment process based on the most recent federal Census data – an exercise that included the launch of a…

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UPDATED: Governor Hogan Toll Relief Approved by MDTA

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UPDATED – 7/25/19 – 11:20am – With a toll modernization system coming online next year, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Board today voted to seek public comment and hold hearings on a package of toll payment options that would provide cost savings for customers. Last week, Governor Larry Hogan outlined how this toll relief package…

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UPDATED: Gov Carney Signs FY 2020 Budget

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UPDATED – 6pm – Approved by the Delaware State Senate hours earlier, Governor John Carney has signed the $4.4-billion FY 2020 operating budget (HB 225).  As of 6:20pm HB 226 – the supplemental spending bill that appropriates an additional $62 million for one-time expenditures, was still waiting to be signed. Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Highlights:…

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Ellendale Voters Say Yes to Clean Water

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Ellendale voters have said yes to clean water.  Voters in the proposed Ellendale water district approved a referendum – 81 to 21 on Saturday.  The results will be presented to the Sussex County Council on Tuesday, October 2 for certification and a formal resolution to adopt the district.  Once that is done, the county will…

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DE’s FY 2019 Budget Approved and Signed

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No race for the midnight deadline this year in approving and signing the FY 2019 Delaware Budget.  Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 235 on Thursday after it received final passage in the State House.  The measure is a balanced $4.2-billion plan that makes investment in Delaware’s economy, workforce and public schools.  It also appropriates…

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Sussex County Council Adopts FY 2019 Budget & Approves Holly Wingate to P&Z Commission

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The Sussex County Council has approved the proposed $177-million operating budget for FY 2019. The council has approved the operating budget, assessment rolls and established the annual service charges and assessment rates for teh county water and sewer districts. The vote was unanimous for each. During the public hearing on the operating budget, Dan Kramer…

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