How Can Attending a Meeting Help?

Why We Need You at Meetings

People often ask, "How do I find out about meetings?". Here is all the information in one place. 

We need your presence and voices at these meetings in order to let our elected and appointed officials know how we, the citizens and stakeholders of Lewes, feel about the development of the New Road Corridor. 

Delaware is a small state and citizen voices have more impact than in larger states. If you moved from a larger state please be a part of our smaller, and more accessible, government. Be the change you want to see!

 

We do our best to list important meetings in the next section, but sometimes can't keep up. Citizens need to be active and engaged, so we are asking you to take some ownership by regularly checking for upcoming meetings.  Thanks!

Here are the links for the city and county meetings:


City  of Lewes Calendar and Meeting Information:

All meeting are held at Lewes City Hall at 114 E. Third Street in Lewes.  

If you want a voice you should attend city meetings. 

These pages are updated often, so check them regularly! 


February 2019 Meetings At A Glance (scroll down for links and more details).
2/7/2019 LPC Public Hearing is for the proposed subdivision to be constructed at the corner of Angler's and East Market. Start time at 6 pm
2/7/2019 LPC Special Meeting. Plans for an Assisted Living development along King's Hwy. Fisher's Cove subdivision Preliminary Plan Presentation (not a hearing.)

2/11/2019 Annexation Regulation Review Ad Hoc Comm. Refer to city's "Agendas and Minutes" found on home page for agenda. 

2/11/2019 MCC monthly regular meeting

2/20/2019 LPC Regular Monthly meeting- Tentative date for both Brittingham Parcel aka Lewes Waterfront Preserve and Showfield to be presented. 

2/21/2019 Water Workshop at the Rollins Center

2/25/2019 Annexation Regulation Review Ad Hoc Comm

2/27/2019 BPW monthly Board meeting


City of Lewes Calendar lists ALL meetings: http://www.ci.lewes.de.us/index.cfm?ref=80100

Here is where the Planning Commission Meetings are listed and you can click on agendas:  http://www.ci.lewes.de.us/index.cfm?ref=60200&ref6=2

Here is the link for Mayor and City Council Meetings and agendas: http://www.ci.lewes.de.us/index.cfm?ref=60200&ref6=1 


Sussex County Meetings (All Lewes addresses outside of the City of Lewes limits)

All meetings are held at The Sussex County Administration Building at 2 The Circle in Georgetown. 

Sussex County Council Meetings and Agendas:

https://sussexcountyde.gov/agendas-minutes/county-council

Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings and Agendas:

https://sussexcountyde.gov/agendas-minutes/planning-%26-zoning-commission





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Upcoming Meetings

Here are the meetings that are of critical importance to our concerns. 

Please attend and let your neighbors know too. 

2/4, 2/11, and 2/25/19

Annexation Regulations Review Meetings

10am

Lewes City Hall, 114 E Third Street, Lewes

+ Event Details

2/4, 2/11, and 2/25/19

Annexation Regulations Review Meetings

The Ad Hoc Annexation Committee wil be meeting 3 times in February to review the annexation regulations that were previously approved by Mayor & City Council. This review is a result of the public hearing on Jan 10, which citizens requested. Lewes citizens have requested that the annexation regs be changed to remove wetlands from density calculations and increase buffers, as Sussex County has recently adopted. 

10am

Lewes City Hall, 114 E Third Street, Lewes

2/7/2019

Lewes Planning Commission- Fishers Cove

6 pm

Lewes City Hall 114 E Third Street, Lewes

+ Event Details

2/7/2019

Lewes Planning Commission- Fishers Cove

Fishers Cove will be presented to the Lewes Planning Commission by the developers. A public hearing will likely be scheduled. The agenda and additional meetings will be posted here: http://www.ci.lewes.de.us/index.cfm?ref=60200&ref6=2

6 pm

Lewes City Hall 114 E Third Street, Lewes

2/20/19

Lewes Planning Commission- Lewes Waterfront Preserve/Brittingham

6pm

Lewes City Hall, 114 E Third Street. Lewes

+ Event Details

2/20/19

Lewes Planning Commission- Lewes Waterfront Preserve/Brittingham

Lewes Waterfront Preserve will be presented to the Lewes Planning Commission by the developers. A public hearing will likely be scheduled. The agenda and additional meetings will be posted here: http://www.ci.lewes.de.us/index.cfm?ref=60200&ref6=2

6pm

Lewes City Hall, 114 E Third Street. Lewes

2/21/19

Water Workshop hosted by Lewes Planning Commission

4pm - 6:30 pm

Rollins Center (Old Library), 111 Adams Avenue, Lewes , DE 19958

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2/21/19

Water Workshop hosted by Lewes Planning Commission

  

The members of the Lewes Planning Commission (LPC) will host its first Water Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Rollins Community Center, 111 Adams Street, Lewes. Ten speakers from state agencies, conservancies, the insurance field, engineering, and the Lewes Board of Public Works are slated as presenters.

The purpose of the Water Workshop is to learn about how water affects the City of Lewes as viewed by several scientific and other related disciplines, including stormwater management, floodplain management, wetlands, buffers, impervious surfaces, and flood insurance. It is through understanding how each complex subject - naturally occurring water issues, issues of development, and implementation of best-management practices - interacts with the others that will enable the LPC to recommend long-term protections of the health, safety, and welfare of our community.

The presentations and discussions are intended to be informative and general; the presenters will not answer questions about specific sites or parcels. The speakers will address general and theoretical problems, solutions, and examples.

The event will run as follows: 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., registration and open workshop session; 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., introductions, formal session for questions and answers. 

LPC Chairman Drew McKay said that the LPC is hosting this workshop to be more proactive when dealing with complex planning issues in our community.

"The Lewes Planning Commission wants to take a comprehensive look at the land use issues in Lewes, instead of being purely reactive to specific applications," he said. "In Lewes and elsewhere in Sussex County, we are facing difficult issues including dealing with tidal waters, groundwater, and stormwater coupled with intensive development pressure. Having input and advice a team of experts on these subjects will be a benefit to the commission and all citizens. " 

LPC Vice-Chairman Kay Carnahan and organizer of this workshopnoted that, “This is just a first step in what will be an on-going effort to address these issues by the LPC. It would be really beneficial to have such events on many issues that affect us all."

A snow date for the event is set for Tuesday, Feb. 26, same time and place.

For information, call Lewes City Hall at 645-7777.

4pm - 6:30 pm

Rollins Center (Old Library), 111 Adams Avenue, Lewes , DE 19958

12/14/17 Meeting- Thanks to All Involved!

Thanks for the Great Support at the 12/14/17 Meeting!

Approximately 160 people packed the Margaret H. Rollins Center on 12/14/17 for the GLCC Meeting about New Road. We collected many signatures on our petitions and heard from many concerned citizens. The opposition to developing this parcel was the overwhelming and obvious sentiment of the crowd. We thank the Greater Lewes Civic Coalition for hosting this meeting and for all the support from the community. 


We are taking a break for the holidays and will release an action plan early in 2018. We have had a lot of media and citizen interest resulting from the meeting. Please continue to check our website, follow us on Facebook, and sign up for emils (if you did not sign up at the meeting). 


Visit our "How To Help" page

to see what you can do to speak up or support this cause.


We need and appreciate support and involvement from the greater Lewes community.

Thanks to our Expert Panel

The New Road Preservation Alliance had three speakers present historical, archeological, topographical and environmental information about the Groome Parcel and surrounding area. 


Thank you to Ralph Prettyman, Ron Vickers, and Mike Powell for presenting, and to our own Doug Spelman for representing us at the meeting. 


Speaker panel and topics:

  

Ralph Prettyman-  Local Historian and Author History of Tower Hill (Groome Church property)

Archeology studies and potential impacts


Ronald Vickers-  DNREC, State Parks, Manager Land Preservation Office & Administrator 

State Open Space Program, Retired 2016 

Why preserve Groome Church property and Great Marsh significance


Michael Powell- DNREC, Shoreline and Waterway Management Program 

Sea level rise impacts on flooding of Canary Creek, on New Road and New Rd. properties 

Press on the Meeting

To be added

Meeting Photos

See Gallery Below