Fee ordinances revisited in Dagsboro

Two Dagsboro ordinances will be revisited in the form of public hearings at the town’s July council meeting. The ordinances passed on March 20 established an impact fee, charging developers $1,500 per EDU, and a 3 percent building permit fee....

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro planners weigh zoning against CDP map

Dagsboro’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) worked to align two maps at the May 3 commission meeting. Discrepancies had stalled William Mills’ plans for commercial development north of Warrington Street, one month earlier.


Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro council divided over building fees

Dagsboro Town Council hangs together. However, it seems the political divide between incumbent council members and the three candidates swept into office as a quasi-party in December 2005 is still a long way from closing.

Incoming Mayor...

Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 8:00pm

County engineers outline Dagsboro sewer capacity

Dagsboro residents and elected officials heard from a whole squad of technical folk at a special meeting on April 10 — four representatives from Sussex County’s engineering department and three from county-affiliated engineering firm Stearns...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro project hits zoning snag

Dagsboro’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has been mainly occupied with residential projects of late since its reactivation in November 2005. But commission members added a commercial project to their list in recent weeks, with William...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro moving toward moratorium goals

Dagsboro Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) Chair Marge Eckerd reported strong progress at the March 27 town council meeting on the commission’s checklist of matters to be addressed before the town’s building moratorium expires in late July...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro enacts new revenue generators

Dagsboro Town Council may have steered the town’s finances out of the red and into the black in a single special meeting, March 20, with the installation of some significant fee increases.

Council members enacted a $1,500-per-unit impact...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro P&Z demands answers on project

The Dagsboro Planning and Zoning Commission wants results — not talk — from representatives for the General’s Green development. Frustrations bubbled at a March 14 meeting when representatives from the General’s Green community failed to meet the...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dasboro P & Z considers infastructure regs

Dagsboro Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members continue searching for ways to better regulate development in their highly popular town, and took a first look at a draft Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO), at the March 1...

Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro holds off on commercial project

No final approval before its time, Dagsboro Town Council members insisted, at the Feb. 27 council meeting. Land planner John Murray (Kercher Engineering) argued the case for a green light on the Cummings and Clark project (two large commercial...

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

DNREC responds on Pepper Creek

Developers in Dagsboro are hoping to narrow rights-of-way along Pepper Creek, from as wide as 250 feet on either side of the creek, down to something more like 25 feet.
The easement was never intended to remain at 250 feet forever,...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

DCOG parishoner organizes women's conference

Ocean View resident Laura Hattier and the 24-Seven Youth Ministry at the Dagsboro Church of God (DCOG) will hold the second in a continuing series of “Mission Possible” women’s issues discussions on Sunday, March 5.

The conferences are...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro planners considers height restrictions for all

Dagsboro Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission members reviewed no projects at the Feb. 16 commission meeting but rather devoted their evening to some of the finer points of community character and design, Chiefly, they worked on a...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro planners play project catch-up

Up until a couple months ago, developers looking to build in Dagsboro brought their proposed projects before Dagsboro Town Council and professional planner Kyle Gulbronson of URS (on retainer with the town).

Council members vetted new...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro imposes six-month moratorium

Dagsboro residents can still repair their houses, they can still apply for commercial permits or building permits (for single-family homes only), and they can still apply for minor subdivisions (four or fewer lots). But Dagsboro Town Council put...

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

Whistle Stop seeks liquor license

Dagsboro Town Council somewhat grudgingly approved Whistle Stop Deli & Café owner Mike Oxbrough’s request for a certificate of compliance — the precursor to Oxbrough’s actual liquor license application — at the council’s Jan. 24 meeting....

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro residents leery despite clean water reports

Dagsboro residents facing a May 9 deadline for hook-up to the town’s water system — the end of the grace period for avoiding a $3,000 impact fee — raised questions about that deadline at the Jan. 24 council meeting.

As one resident pointed...

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro moves forward with reorganization

It took a stutter-step or two, but Dagsboro Town Council successfully reformulated itself at the Dec. 19 council meeting, following an upset election earlier this month.

Both Council Members Jamie Kollock and Clay Hall stepped down this...

Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro installs planning commission

Dagsboro Town Council packed several years’ worth of new development projects into the summer and fall of 2005 — the town may never see another season like it again.

Meeting agendas were getting so overloaded with presentations from...

Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro trio sweeps election

Incredibly high election turnout, incredibly unambiguous result. Dagsboro residents swept in three new town council candidates — three candidates who entered the race as a team, running on a platform for change.

Patti Adams, Wayne Baker...

Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 7:00pm

Meet the candidates for Dagsboro Town Council

Patti Adams
She’s a teacher at Frankford Elementary School, just a few miles south of town, and has been for quite a while. Adams has been teaching local kids, and now kids of local kids, for 35 years. A lifelong resident and John M....

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro explains response to contaminated water

Early on Nov. 28, Dagsboro Mayor S. Brad Connor admitted he was disappointed by the tenor of the criticisms he and other council members had received in the wake of the recent contamination of Dagsboro’s central water system.

Many of those...

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro approves two cluster projects

Dagsboro town council moved forward on two new subdivisions with cluster overlays at the Nov. 28 council meeting: (1) the Village at Pepper Creek project (87 lots), north of the John M. Clayton School, west of Main Street, and (2) Charlie Zonko’s...

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro prepares for council election

Dagsboro residents have seen some quiet election cycles in years past — in fact, many times there haven’t been enough candidates to bother with an election at all.
Something’s changed. Even with two council members (Clay Hall and Jamie...

Thursday, November 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro water ruled nearly clear

It’s not quite ready to drink just yet, but town officials in Millsboro and Dagsboro reported forward progress on the central water situation earlier this week.

Both towns ran into elevated levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) last month —...

Thursday, November 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Water treatment en route to Dagsboro

Dagsboro town residents might be able to drink their tap water sooner than originally estimated, according to Millsboro Town Manager Faye Lingo.

“We’re hoping to start bringing in equipment this week, and have it installed within a week,”...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro approves big residential project

Final count: 134 single-family homes, 98 single-family detached condominiums, 178 townhouses and 20 apartments. Net density: 3.7 units per acre.

With the project thus configured, Dagsboro Town Council members saw their way to unanimous...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local firefighters provide free smoke detectors

“Wake Up Delaware” coordinator Tom Mitten wants a working smoke detector in every single household in the state. If giving away free smoke detectors and replacement batteries is what it takes, so be it.

Every volunteer fire company in the...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro goes to bottled water

Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) staff was surprised to discover unusually high levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) in drinking water at a local Boys and Girls Club last week, and promptly advised Millsboro and Dagsboro town residents to...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Town stresses need for registration

There are no off years in Dagsboro. Elections are a-coming, Saturday, Dec. 3, and town residents will need to pick their top three. Mayor S. Brad Connor and Council Member Jamie Kollock will seek to retain seats this year, and Council Member Clay...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

DCOG prepares for Gulf Coast arrivals

Dagsboro Church of God (DCOG) parishioners and staff are moving into the second phase of their assistance efforts for folks left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina — and they’re looking for some storage space.
Coastal Point • SAM...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro council offers reminder

Dagsboro’s new central water system is ready to go, and town residents are starting to hire plumbers to come install the hookups. They will need to do so before the one-year grace period expires, or incur the rather hefty impact fee (nearly $3,...

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 8:00pm

Townhouse project gets preliminary approval

Dagsboro Town Council sent a controversial, 470-unit, medium-density residential project (General’s Green) back to the drawing board last month. At this month’s council meeting, Sept. 28, they waved a 318-unit, high-density townhouse project...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

A novel idea

The Dennis home, just off the beaten path at the north end of Dagsboro, is ship-shape top to bottom — the lawn looks like a putting green, the driveway is freshly seal-coated. And indoors, lady-of-the-house Joyce Taylor “J.T.” Dennis has created...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Local restaurateur ventures westward

Jerry Richard, famous for his Bethany-area Big Easy restaurant (and, more recently, Outrigger’s Seafood Grille, near Fenwick) is at it again. He’s joined forces with Dagsboro resident Mike Oxbrough, and together they’re transforming the former...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Two big local builders local to Katrina relief

Two major U.S. builders with local offices — Toll Brothers (Ocean View) and Centex Homes (Dagsboro) — have committed major funding to support disaster relief efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

Centex is contributing $...

Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro diverts development

Dagsboro Town Council voted unanimously, in consecutive motions, to send two potential residential housing projects back to the drawing board for refinement at the Aug. 26 town council meeting.

Representatives from Riverview Associates...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro hears from public on development

Dagsboro residents once again braved the heat to participate in local government on July 26, piling into the Bethel Center for another four-hour town council meeting.

Different groups had particular interest in this or that topic of...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro adopts new road width standards

Town Council adopted a packet of graduated road-width specifications at the July 25 council meeting. Developers had previously designed streets based on a set standard – 34 feet wide from curb to curb, on 50-foot rights-of-way.

The new...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Artists take the heat

For the past three years, artists at The Melting Pot in Dagsboro have been working within their custom-designed studio to keep a unique art form alive.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Some work created by Phil Adkins
The shop’s...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Blueberry Lane star of show

The Blueberry Lane Berry Farm, west of Frankford on (what else) Blueberry Lane, hosted its third annual blueberry festival on July 16 and 17 — the “Red, White & Blueberry Bluegrass & Blueberry Magic Food & Family FunFest & Craft...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Council plumbs fundamentals

Dagsboro Town Council members touched some bedrock issues related to growth at their June 27 council meeting, before a full house of concerned citizens.

The Bethel Center (council’s temporary home) was filled to capacity, with every seat...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

250 years of service

Prince George’s Chapel in Dagsboro, perhaps the oldest building with any surviving features in this part of the county, is about to turn 250.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
The chapel retains much of its charm, 250 years after its origins...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro considers planning commission

Dagsboro Town Council took another look at the Village on Pepper Creek application at the May 23 council meeting, now revised for consideration as 88 single-family homes. The parcel lies west of Main Street, near the old Indian River High School...

Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro council reviews a slew of items

Dagsboro Town Council reviewed a whole sheaf of plans at the April 25 council meeting, but took no action, other than to postpone on the “lands now or formerly of the Kollock Family Limited Partnership” subdivision. (Council Member Jamie Kollock...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Royal Farms sets up shop

Look no further, Dagsboro just landed a 24-hour Royal Farms convenience store.
“Right now we’re looking for communities that are in need of this type of establishment,” said Royal Farms public relations associate Karen McGagh.

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Grants available for Dagsboro water

It has been three years since referendum, and residents of Dagsboro still haven’t seen one drop of central water. However, the finish line is coming into view.
According to engineer Chuck Hauser (Davis, Bowen & Friedel), they should be...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Dagsboro looks to tighten up

Dagsboro advertised a thick agenda for the Feb. 27 town council meeting, and by the end of the meeting, council members decided it was time for a change.

Town Solicitor Tempe Steen suggested they limit their agenda by requiring that...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

DelDOT hosts downtown Dagsboro forum

Dagsboro residents can expect a sweeping curve at Main Street (Clayton Avenue) and Route 26 in their future.

Officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) held an informal presentation on Feb. 3, bringing several...

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:00pm