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Calendar of Events

Join the League of Women Voters of Sussex County and be directly involved in shaping the issues that keep our community fair, vibrant and strong.

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. A separate calendar lists public meetings that the LWVSC Observer Corps covers.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, March 2, 2015
10am-Noon
For location contact sussexlwv@gmail.com LWVSC Regular Monthly Board Meeting.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
7-9pm
St Peter's Episcopal Church
211 Mulberry St
Lewes, De 19958
Book Discussion: 'The New Jim Crow - Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness' by Michelle Alexander.

"People who care deeply about racial justice" can not only read this stirring book, BUT can also discuss it.

There are 7 sessions planned for discussion of this book which has been stimulating discourse about social and racial justice issues throughout the nation. Each session will cover 1 chapter. Sessions are scheduled for March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26, and June 9.

The Introduction to 'The New Jim Crow' will be the focus on March 17th. Plan to participate in at least five of the discussions.

The book is available from various sources, including Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach.

Sponsors of the discussions include;

  • League of Women Voters Delaware
  • League of Women Voters Sussex County
  • Lewes/Rehoboth Association of Churches (LRAC)
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

Pre-registration is required.

To register call the office at St. Peter's at (302) 645-8479

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
7-9pm
Sussex County Council Chambers
2 The Circle,
Georgetown, DE 19947
Kick Off - Land Use Forums on the 2018 Comprehensive Plan.

Speakers

  • County Administrator Todd Lawson on Council's proposed "Carrying Capacity Study"; introducing new Planning Manager, Janelle Cornwell, AICP
  • Assistant County Attorney Vince Robertson on implementation of 2008 Plan, and why proposed ordinances have not been adopted.
  • State Planning Director Connie Holland, AICP on the key legal issues necessary to drafting an effective 2018 Comprehensive Plan.
  • Sussex County Circuit-Rider Planner Dorothy Morris on the "process" of compiling and reviewing the County's 2018 Comp Plan.

Question and Answer Period to Follow

This meeting begins a 2015 continuing series of Land Use Forums being held throughout Sussex County in preparation for developing the 2018 Comprehensive Plan. All are open to the public. Future public educational forums will be held in each of the 5 Sussex County Council Districts, as follows;

- Wed, March 25, 4-6 PM, District 5 - Laurel Library

- Wed, April 15, 4-6 PM, District 3 - Milton Library

- Sat, April 25, 10AM-Noon, District 4 - So Coastal Library, Bethany

- Wed, April 29, 4-6 PM, District 1 - Seaford Library

- Wed, May 6, 7-9 PM, District 2 - SC Council Chambers, Georgetown

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
 
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
8:30 am - 1 pm
Christ Episcopal Church
S. State & E. Water Streets,
Dover, DE 19901
LEAGUE DAY IN DOVER.

Learn and advocate on five key issues the LWV of Delaware is addressing during the 148th General Assembly session!

8:30 am - Registration

9 am-12 noon - Program

  • Voting (Elaine Manlove, DE Commission of Elections)
  • Campaign Finance (John Flaherty, President, DE Coalition for Open Government)
  • Housing (Susan Starrett, Sr. Pgm. Mgr, CSH)
  • Justice (Joanna Champney, Chief of Planning, DE Department of Corrections)
  • Environment/Land Use - the Coastal Zone (Richard Fleming, Ph.D. & Lorraine Fleming, DE Nature Society)

12:15 - Lunch

1:30 pm - Legislative Hall. Present Fact Sheets on each of these issues. LWV to be honored by adoption of a joint Resolution celebrating LWV's 95th anniversary.

Contact sussexlwv@gmail.com for flyer and registration form.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
4-6pm
Laurel Library
101 East 4th St,
Laurel, DE 19956
First in a Series of 2015 Land Use Forums Focused on the 2018 Comprehensive Plan - District 5.

Hear an overview of the Plan and Timeline. Learn about specific topics that the Plan must address, such as Public Participation, Future Land Use and Traffic. Learn the relationship between the Plan and County Ordinances.

Did you know that zoning regulations are adopted in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan? This Comprehensive Plan Process is a once in a decade opportunity to inform your elected officials about your Land Use concerns. The comments of all participants in our 5 public forums will be compiled and reported to County Council in June.

The remaining public educational forums will be held in the following Sussex County Council Districts;

- Wed, April 15, 4-6 PM, District 3 - Milton Library

- Sat, April 25, 10AM-Noon, District 4 - So Coastal Library, Bethany

- Wed, April 29, 4-6 PM, District 1 - Seaford Library

- Wed, May 6, 7-9 PM, District 2 - SC Council Chambers, Georgetown

Friday, March 27, 2015
Noon-1:30pm
Bethany Blues
18385 Coastal Hwy,
Lewes, DE 19958
Fun Lunch.

Bethany Blues

Monday, April 6, 2015
10am-Noon
For location contact sussexlwv@gmail.com LWVSC Regular Monthly Board Meeting.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
4-6pm
Milton Library
121 Union St,
Milton, DE 19968
Second in a Series of 2015 Land Use Forums Focused on the 2018 Comprehensive Plan - District 3.

Hear an overview of the Plan and Timeline. Learn about specific topics that the Plan must address, such as Public Participation, Future Land Use and Traffic. Learn the relationship between the Plan and County Ordinances.

Did you know that zoning regulations are adopted in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan? This Comprehensive Plan Process is a once in a decade opportunity to inform your elected officials about your Land Use concerns. The comments of all participants in our 5 public forums will be compiled and reported to County Council in June.

The remaining public educational forums will be held in the following Sussex County Council Districts;

- Sat, April 25, 10AM-Noon, District 4 - So Coastal Library, Bethany

- Wed, April 29, 4-6 PM, District 1 - Seaford Library

- Wed, May 6, 7-9 PM, District 2 - SC Council Chambers, Georgetown

Friday, April 17, 2015
8:30 am Meet at Lowe's

9 am Bus Departs

3 pm Bus Returns
Lowe's
20364 Plantations Rd,
Lewes, DE 19958


Meet at Lowe's parking lot by 8:30am
LWVSC Bus Tour of Pollution and Coastal Zone Act Sites.

Tour cost: $19.95.

Registration deadline: March 25.

Access and print a registration form. Instructions for mailing your check are included with the form.

Bring a box lunch and beverage. Coolers will be provided.

Tour highlights include:

  • Mountaire Poultry Plant (Millsboro)--Plant is required to have a Coastal Zone (CZA) permit. The League spokesperson will highlight CZA regulations.
  • NRG Power Plant at Indian River--NRG is working on a long-term remediation plan with DNREC to address hazards associated with a coal ash mound on Burton Island.
  • Vlasic Pinnacle Foods Plant - EPA brownfield site. Purchased by Allen-Harim for future chicken processing plant, provided that cleanup terms are met.
  • Selbyville Wells - Robert Dickerson, Town Manager, will discuss groundwater contamination issues with the town's wells
  • Selbyville Waste Water Plant - Bettina Stern, Selbyville Superintendent, will describe sewage treatment and sludge overflow.
  • South Bethany's Forebay storm water
  • Superfund sites, a borrow pit, ocean outfalls

Participants will be able to view areas of significant environmental damage in our estuary, including toxic waste sites, chemical pollution, waste water, and groundwater hazards. During the tour, citizen scientists will be available to provide key information concerning eco-hazards at the various tour stops. Additionally, the League's organizers plan to showcase a DVD outlining the 1971 Coastal Zone Act. At the end of the tour, it is expected that participants will have an enhanced awareness of the environmental dangers facing our county and the Inland Bays and be encouraged to personally affect change.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10am-Noon
South Coastal Library
43 Kent Ave,
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Third in a Series of 2015 Land Use Forums Focused on the 2018 Comprehensive Plan - District 4.

Hear an overview of the Plan and Timeline. Learn about specific topics that the Plan must address, such as Public Participation, Future Land Use and Traffic. Learn the relationship between the Plan and County Ordinances.

Did you know that zoning regulations are adopted in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan? This Comprehensive Plan Process is a once in a decade opportunity to inform your elected officials about your Land Use concerns. The comments of all participants in our 5 public forums will be compiled and reported to County Council in June.

The remaining public educational forums will be held in the following Sussex County Council Districts;

- Wed, April 29, 4-6 PM, District 1 - Seaford Library

- Wed, May 6, 7-9 PM, District 2 - SC Council Chambers, Georgetown

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
4-6pm
Seaford Library
600 North Market St Ext
Seaford, DE 19973
Fourth in a Series of 2015 Land Use Forums Focused on the 2018 Comprehensive Plan - District 1.

Hear an overview of the Plan and Timeline. Learn about specific topics that the Plan must address, such as Public Participation, Future Land Use and Traffic. Learn the relationship between the Plan and County Ordinances.

Did you know that zoning regulations are adopted in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan? This Comprehensive Plan Process is a once in a decade opportunity to inform your elected officials about your Land Use concerns. The comments of all participants in our 5 public forums will be compiled and reported to County Council in June.

The final public educational forum will be for Sussex County Council District 2;

Wed, May 6, 7-9 PM, District 2 - SC Council Chambers, Georgetown

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
7-9pm
Sussex County Council Chambers
2 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
Fifth in a Series of 2015 Land Use Forums Focused on the 2018 Comprehensive Plan - District 2.

Hear an overview of the Plan and Timeline. Learn about specific topics that the Plan must address, such as Public Participation, Future Land Use and Traffic. Learn the relationship between the Plan and County Ordinances.

Did you know that zoning regulations are adopted in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan? This Comprehensive Plan Process is a once in a decade opportunity to inform your elected officials about your Land Use concerns. The comments of all participants in our 5 public forums will be compiled and reported to County Council in June.

Watch for our subsequent forums on the 2018 Comprehensive Plans in each of the next 2 years.

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