July 23, 2021
Sussex County Council to hold a public hearing on Tuesday (July 27th) concerning the proposed hotel development on Route 54 in Fenwick Island
Sussex County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday (July 27th) on a proposed ordinance that would permit the development of agricultural land into a hotel and restaurant on Lighthouse Road (Route 54) at Bennett Avenue in Fenwick Island.

The hearing will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in County Council Chambers, located in the Sussex County Administrative Building (2 The Circle) in Georgetown.

To watch the meeting, which will be live-streamed, please visit: https://sussexcountyde.gov/council-chamber-broadcast.

To view the County Council agenda, please click here.

Earlier this month, the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission considered the proposed ordinance and did not reach consensus on the proposal, voting 2-2 on a motion to deny the development request.
 
While this is an issue that must be considered and decided by Sussex County officials, Rep. Gray wanted to make you aware of the public hearing on Tuesday. The Council will likely vote on the matter at a later time.
DNREC REMINDER: Virtual information session for White Creek Dredging Project to be held on Wednesday (July 28th)
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a virtual information session on Wednesday (July 28) to discuss the upcoming White Creek maintenance dredging project in Sussex County. The public meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. More information about the project and the link to join the meeting can be found at de.gov/dnrecmeetings.
 
Since White Creek was last dredged in the early 2000s shoaling has increasingly impacted navigation in the waterway that connects Indian River Bay to the Assawoman Canal, and ultimately Little Assawoman Bay. The project is currently in the design phase and an alternatives analysis is also underway to identify suitable beneficial uses for dredged material generated by the project to restore and enhance coastal wetland areas close to the waterway.
 
Facilitated by the Shoreline and Waterway Management section within the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, the virtual meeting will provide information about its waterway management program, and an update on the progress of the White Creek project design and current project schedule. Interested parties are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the public information session. Meeting attendees can also provide comments and ask questions about the proposed project during the meeting.
 
For more information, call the Division of Watershed Stewardship, 302-739-9921.
To contact Ron: Ronald.Gray@delaware.gov