News briefs 24/12/21 | Cap Gazette

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Cape Gazette publishes early deadline

The retail advertising deadline for the Friday, December 31st edition will be at noon on Monday, December 27th. The deadline for classified ads for the December 31st edition will be at noon on Tuesday, December 28th.

Cape Gazette business offices will be closed Thursday and Friday December 30 and 31.

Special Rehoboth reunion set for December 29

Rehoboth Beach commissioners have scheduled a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29. The agenda calls for consideration of a resolution authorizing the sale of a general bond repayment obligation of up to $ 18 million for the repayment of the 2016 bond.

The meeting will take place virtually, with an anchor point at Rehoboth Beach Town Hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave.

Those wishing to speak, who are not in person, should pre-register by sending an email to City Secretary Ann Womack, [email protected], at least 24 hours before the meeting.

A full agenda and meeting documents are available at cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net. For more information, call 302-227-6181.

The playground equipment for Lake Gerar has arrived

At a meeting of the Commissioner of Rehoboth Beach on December 17, City Manager Sharon Lynn announced the arrival of new play equipment for Gerar Lake.

Built 30 years ago and retired in June, the playground by the lake was the oldest playground in town.

Commissioners agreed earlier this year to spend $ 275,000 on a playground that includes play elements for children in wheelchairs; these plans would require the cutting of a few trees.

This price also includes a new fence, a new walkway leading to the playground and landscaping. Lynn wasn’t sure when the playground would be set up.

Upcoming crosswalks for State Road

During a commissioner meeting on Dec. 17, Rehoboth Beach Public Works Director Kevin Williams said the crosswalks on State Road at the intersection of Munson and Grove streets should be installed by now. the city’s fiscal year end, which is March 31.

Work begins on the Deep Branch Bridge

Motorists can expect intermittent daytime lane closures from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, December 27 to Friday, January 7, 2022, on the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 1 between Highway 16 and Route 5 (Deep Branch Bridge) near Milton for preparation for lane changes.

Once the concrete barriers are in place and the traceback is complete, two lanes of traffic will be open in both directions throughout the work area until the end of the project on March 16, 2022, with the exception of brief intermittent closures of routes necessary for the contractor to move equipment or materials into and out of the work area.

Taxiway changes are required for the installation of scour and erosion control measures for the bridge over Deep Branch.

Control measures prevent erosion of the soil surrounding the bridge foundation to protect and extend the life of the structure.

Dewey appoints committee chair

Dewey Beach commissioners voted unanimously on Dec. 17 to approve Dan Malley as chair of the ad hoc charter and code review committee. Malley is the owner of Breakaway Bikes at Izzy Plaza, and he previously worked in commercial banking and wealth management.

Dewey Beach Town Hall vacation closures announced

Due to the Christmas and New Years holidays, Dewey Beach Town Hall will be closed from December 23-27 and December 31.

Lewes BPW increases its donation to the fire department.

The Lewes Public Works Council voted on Dec. 8 to increase its donation to the Lewes Fire Department from $ 40,000 to $ 50,000.

During his budget process in the spring, the mayor of Lewes and city council agreed to donate $ 75,000, and this annual donation will be discussed when budget discussions begin in February.

The city also added a donation option on tax bills for residents to make additional contributions.

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