Sussex County Council Presents Perimeter Buffer Ordinance Update

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The Sussex County Council today discussed perimeter buffers, and one of the areas of focus is on space needed when woodlands are present and protecting existing trees. County Administrator Todd Lawson says the ordinance regarding perimeter buffers is the top-ranked priority for the County Council. Lawson previously gave a high-level update on what they were…

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UPDATED: Sussex County Council Receives Update from DelDOT & Introduced Proposed Ordinance Related to Marijuana Establishments

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UPDATED – 02/06/24 – 5pm – Sussex County Council has introduced a motion that would regulate marijuana establishments in Sussex County. House Bill 2, which was approved by the General Assembly last session. The measure allows municipalities to prohibit manufacturing, cultivation, testing and retail facilities, however Sussex County can only regulate them. Assistant County Attorney,…

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Sussex County Council Not Interested in VSA, but There was Interest in ADU’s

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The Sussex County Council had an afternoon meeting this week – which started with nearly 45 minutes of public comment on several topics – including the development on Dorman Road in the Angola area (Chapel Branch Apartments), voluntary school assessment and the Sussex County Rental Program, which also includes the Chapel Branch Apartments. Many residents…

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Two Candidates File for Sussex County Council

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In the past week there have been a flurry of filings for seats on the Sussex County Council. Last week Republican Matt Lloyd filed for the 1st District seat on the Council. Lloyd is an Air Force Combat Veteran, property owner, farmer and active member of the 40th Representative District. He will be on the…

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Afternoon Meeting for the Sussex County Council

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The Sussex County Council meets Tuesday afternoon – beginning at 1pm. The Council will receive a Fiscal Year End 2023 financial report from Finance Director Gina Jennings and take care of a couple of pieces of Old Business. In the afternoon session there will be four public hearings on Conditional Use applications – all for…

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Sussex County Council Hears about Voluntary School Assessment & More

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With the start of the New Year, the Sussex County Council reorganized with the election of a new President and Vice President. Mike Vincent was re-elected as Council President and John Rieley re-elected as Council Vice President. Each by a 4 to 1 vote. Councilwoman Cindy Green voted against both because of a Planning and…

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Sussex County Council Meets Tuesday – Final 2023 Meeting

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The Sussex County Council will recognize the Cape Henlopen and Delmar field hockey teams – Division I and II State Champions and the Sussex Academy High School boys soccer team – Division 2 State Champions. The Council will also revisit several pieces of old business – including 2 solar arrays. The afternoon session has 9…

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Sussex County Council Uphold’s P&Z Denial of Stillwater Harbor Subdivision

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The Sussex County Council Tuesday morning discussed and took action on an appeal on the County Planning Commission’s denial of the Stillwater Harbor subdivision. After hearing testimony from both the developer and the Planning Commission two weeks ago Council President Mike Vincent read a synopsis of the 8-page motion of the Council’s finding. The Council…

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No Vote by Sussex County Council on Stillwater Harbor, LLC Appeal; County Finance Department Awarded Again

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The Sussex County Council began an hour early Tuesday morning for an appeal hearing on the Stillwater Harbor Subdivision – proposed for the Oak Orchard area off River Road. The County Planning & Zoning Commission, after nearly two years, recommended denial for the proposed project – basing their decision on multiple reasons – including frequent…

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Sussex County Council to Start at 9am with P&Z Subdivision Appeal

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The Sussex County Council meets on Tuesday – but this week the meeting will begin at 9am. The Council will hear an appeal of the County Planning Commission’s denial of the Stillwater Harbor Subdivision. (Oak Orchard area). When the Council begins its regular meeting they will revisit two pieces of Old Business – a Conditional…

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Sussex County Council Receive Updates on Recent Joint Workshop and Reassessment Project

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This week’s Sussex County Council meeting will begin at 1pm. The Council will attend the ribbon cutting for the revamped Sussex County Emergency Operation Complex Tuesday morning at 11. County Administrator, Todd Lawson, will review the recent joint workshop between the County Council and Planning Commission and Director of Assessment, Chris Keeler, will update the…

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Sussex County Council to Hold Workshop Thursday and Defer Action on Osprey Point Change of Zone Application

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The Sussex County Council will hold a workshop with the County Planning & Zoning Commission on Thursday to continue the discussion on the Development Design Initiative. This relates to open space, buffers, forest preservation, inter-connectivity and more. The workshop will be streamed on the County’s website at https://sussexcountyde.gov/council-chamber-broadcast . The meeting will begin at 12:30pm…

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Sussex County Council Back in Session after a Week Off

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The Sussex County Council meets Tuesday morning in Georgetown. The Council will hear from Mark Isaacs – the Director at the U-D Carvel Research & Education Center west of Georgetown. Finance Director Gina Jennings will discuss the Delaware Transit Funding Budget – which funds transportation for several county senior centers. And Human Resource Director, Karen…

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Sussex County Council to Meet Tuesday Morning

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The Sussex County Council will meet Tuesday morning in Georgetown. They will hear a presentation from United Way of Delaware and discuss the reappointment of Board of Adjustment member John Williamson. Airport Manager Bob Bryant will discuss approval for the design phase of a taxiway at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown. In Old Business…

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Tuesday Sussex County Council Meeting – 1pm Start

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The Sussex County Council has a light agenda on Tuesday and will begin the meeting at 1pm. There are four land use public hearings that will begin at 1:30. Three are conditional use applications and one is a change of zone application. The Sussex County Council meets at the County Administration building on The Circle…

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Sussex County Council Approves P&Z Nominee

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The Sussex County Council held a public interview for a nominee to the County Planning and Zoning Commission. The Council approved Brian Butler of Bridgeville for a three year seat on the Commission. The nomination was made by Council Vice President John Rieley after a nomination two weeks ago by District 2 Councilwoman Cindy Green…

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Sussex County Council to Meet Tuesday

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The Sussex County Council will hold a public interview for nominees for the Planning and Zoning Commission. There will also be an update regarding County Council initiatives which the council created at the start of the year. Director of Utility Planning and Design Review, John Ashman, will discuss posting notices for the Red Fox Run…

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