I serve on the Sussex County Council with four other members. We decide on rezoning and conditional use applications. They are first heard by the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission, an advisory board appointed by the council, then some 30 days later the council hears them. By law the commission must vote within 45 days but there is not enough time between the two hearings to guarantee that the commission has voted prior to the council hearing. I am asking that the hearings be scheduled 60 days apart so that the people and the council have the commission’s advice before the council hearing. At the September 22 council meeting I asked that this matter be placed on the September 29th council agenda for consideration.
Councilwoman Joan Deaver
19208 Plantation Rd., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. 302-645-6657: (I work for you.)