Agenda

South Bethany

• The South Bethany Town Council rescheduled its Feb. 14 regular meeting to Monday, Feb. 10.

• The Town Council budget workshop meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m.

• Beach concessioners are needed for this summer, and the Town will accept bids until Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. The chosen vendor will have exclusive rights to operate the beach concession. Details on required products, hours and bidding rules are at Town Hall, 402 Evergreen Road, South Bethany; by calling (302) 539-3653; or emailing administrator@southbethany.org.

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Selbyville

• The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. Agenda includes a modification to the site plan for the rear yard setbacks Atlantic Lakes housing development (Tax map ID 533-17.00-170.00) on the southwest corner of Route 54 and Hudson Road.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m.

• The public is being invited to review and comment on the Town of Selbyville 2020 Comprehensive Land Use Plan until March 2. The 96-page document lays out the municipality’s vision for the next 10 years. The draft document and maps can be viewed at Town Hall and on the website. The plan will be adopted in April after town and state review.

• Selbyville will have a town council election on Saturday, March 7. There are two council seats for two-year terms. Voters must have registered at Town Hall (that deadline has passed) The three candidates are Richard A. Duncan Sr., Jay C. Murray and William A. Thompson.

• The new town website is www.Selbyville.Delaware.gov.

 

Indian River School District

• There will be no school for students on Feb. 17.

• Progress reports for the third marking period will be issued Feb. 21.

• The next regular monthly meeting of IRSD Board of Education will be Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.

• The school district website is www.irsd.net.

 

State of Delaware

• The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is seeking public input on the proposed grade separation of U.S. Route 113 at State Route 18/404 in Georgetown. There will be an open-house-style public workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Delaware Tech, Owens Campus, Student Services Center, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown.

The purpose of the workshop is to present the current design, and update the public on the design and construction schedule for the project. Display plans will be provided for public review and comment. The proposed project was identified to address Route 113 transportation needs, including growth, congestion, safety and mobility. The preferred alternative was selected following the public workshop in February 2018, and the project has continued into final design.

The weather date will be Feb. 26. People can also share reasons to support or oppose the proposed changes by emailing dotpr@delaware.gov or mailing DelDOT Community Relations; P.O. Box 778; Dover, DE 19903. The comment deadline will be Friday, March 20.

• DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy will hold three public-input sessions the first week of March, seeking input on development of the state’s climate action plan.

The public input sessions will be held in each of the three counties, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. each evening: Tuesday, March 3, CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown; Wednesday, March 4, Wilmington Public Library, 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington; and Thursday, March 5, Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover.

Delaware has committed to reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. The climate plan will serve as a roadmap toward achieving that goal, outlining specific actions to meet the 2025 commitment, and identifying strategies to further reduce emissions in the years beyond. The plan will also examine what’s being done in Delaware to reduce the impacts of climate change that the state already is experiencing, such as sea-level rise and increased flooding in some areas, and will identify strategies to help mitigate those impacts on Delaware communities.

Officials said the workshops will provide an opportunity for Delawareans to learn more about how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and better prepare the state for climate impacts. Workshop attendees will also have a chance to provide their thoughts on choices the state can make to more effectively take action on climate change.