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    Next General Meeting:

    • Date: April 24, 2021
    • Time & Location: 10:30 AM - Boat Ramp
    • Agenda: Proposed 2021-2022 Budget and Elections for VP, Treasurer & 3 At-Large Directors
    • Agenda, Ballot and Proxy can be found on the General Meetings page under the Homeowner Info tab

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    Work on the culvert at the Boat Ramp is complete

    Chappell Farm Development @ the Corner of Cave Neck Road and Rt 1.

    April 19, 2021 – Below is a link to today’s Cape Gazette article on the proposed Chappell Farm development.

    The Council will vote on this application as early as April 13,2021. If you are interested in ways that you can help to persuade the Council to reduce the density i.e. a lower number of apartments, please Rich Borrasso, SARG @ richbor0614@gmail.com 

    https://www.capegazette.com/article/sussex-council-hears-chappell-farm-project-proposal/216591

     

    February 22, 2021 – This is an update on the status of the Chappell Farm Apartment and Retail Complex land use application consisting of 156 apartment units, 37,000 square feet of commercial space, and a 5,068 square-foot convenience store with gas pumps.

    Following the 1/21/2021 Public Hearing, the Planning and Zoning Commission met again on February 11 and recommended approval with a 5-0 vote. The Audio recording from the P&Z Meeting can be accessed by going to  https://sussexcountyde.gov/planning-zoning-meeting-1511 and then click on the icon under Audio: The testimony for the Chappell Farm Application recording begins at the 36:00 minute. Pay particular attention to the testimony beginning at 44:00 which explains rationale for the Conditional Use to raise the number of permitted units per acre from 8 to 12.  The written text of the conditions will not be available to read for another week.

    Some good news is that the public safety concerns with the projected increase in traffic generated by the proposed c-store and pharmacy were addressed with the developer agreeing to delay occupancy of the these two retail locations until after the Cave Neck Road / Rt 1 grade separation (overpass) is operational in 2026. However there are a number of us who feel that the planned number of apartments (156) are excessive and thus out of character for the area. Although we stated our concerns at the 1/21/2021 public hearing, the Commission chose not to act upon them.

    Where does it go from here?

    In a “rezoning” land use application, the Commission vote is limited to a recommendation and is not final. Final approval or denial is the responsibility of Sussex County Council. This process will involve another public hearing followed by a vote. The Council Public hearing is scheduled for March 2, 2021.

    SARGS believes with the 5-0 recommendation from the Planning & Zoning Commission and the pro-developer makeup of the new County Council, the Chappell Farm development is destined for approval. However there is a group of us who will work to build an argument for fewer apartments in order to help to preserve the character of the area, protect property value, public safety and to reduce the risk of the precedent that this development could potentially set for the SR 1 corridor.

     

    DelDOT Coastal Corridors Public Meeting.

    The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) in partnership with Sussex County invites all interested parties to a Public Workshop to introduce the Coastal Corridors Transportation Study. The Study team has conducted preliminary listening sessions and wants to hear from you. The workshop will cover areas such as mobility, safety, and residents quality of life in and around these corridors. Virtual Workshop materials will be available online at: CoastalCorridors.deldot.gov.

    Interested persons are encouraged to attend the virtual workshops focused on their respective location listed below, but may attend any of the workshops. Each workshop will begin promptly at the start time and will contain the same presentation. Comments will be received during the workshop and can be submitted online, can be mailed to DelDOT Community Relations, Coastal Corridors Study, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903 or sent via email to: CoastalCorridors@delaware.gov.

    Ellendale: Monday, March 8, 6:30-7:30 pm

    Greenwood: Tuesday, March 9, 4:00-5:00 pm

    Bridgeville: Tuesday, March 9, 6:30-7:30 pm

    Milton: Wednesday, March 10, 6:30-7:30 pm

    Georgetown: Thursday, March 11, 6:30-7:30 pm

    Thanks for your support and following

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    Links to DelDOT projects supplied by SARG

    Project: SR1, Minos Conaway Road Grade Separated Intersection.

    Start date 2023 End date 2025

    Project: SR1 and Cave Neck Road Grade Separated Intersection

    Start date 2024 End date 2025

    https://deldot.gov/projects

    Go to website above and go to planning and design for both projects also you can leave comments on their website.

    For forms and directives from Delaware Hospice go to delawarehospice.org http://delawarehospice.org   go to patient resorces

    We will update the website as needed if you have something you want to post contact ray.clover@comcast.net

    http://sussexcountyde.gov/smart911  Learn more about smart 911 and how to set up your personnel profile for emergency responders in your area

    Free Library Exchange for Overbrook Shores Residents

    Overbrook Shores now has it’s own “Free Library”. So let’s begin sharing books, magazine and other reading material. The Library is located in the boat dock area.

    Flooding in Overbrook Shores – Here is contact at DNREC:

    DJ Roach, Project Engineer:                               Daniel.Roach@state.de.us

           Melissa Hubert – Program Manager Tax Ditch DNREC Drainage Section   Melissa.Hubert@state.de.us

    Local Office:
    Division of Watershed Stewardship
    21309 Berlin Rd. Unit #6
    Georgetown, De 19947 (302-855-1930)

    Delaware State Police Community Outreach info:

    • Cpl/1 Lew Kester DSP Troop 7   Lewis.Kester@state.de.us    302-703-3312
    • Cpl/3 Rickey Hargis DSP Troop 7 rickey.hargis@state.de.us 302-752-3804

    Questions or suggestions for the website contact Ray Clover @ soundpuppy@gmail.com

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