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9:45 am
Wed May 14, 2014

The Lord's Prayer: Could It Come Back to Sussex County Council?

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With a recent federal court decisions to allow the recitation of Christian prayer by clergy at local government meetings some on the Sussex County Council want to bring back the offering of the Lord’s Prayer.

Under a settlement agreement the County Council agreed to end the practice and merely recite the less sectarian 23rd Psalm.

During a 25-minute discussion yesterday Council member Sam Wilson urged his fellow council members to move back to the practice.

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7:45 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Doubts About Wetlands Expansion by Two Sussex County Council Members

Two Sussex County Council members are expressing their doubts about the interest by a state committee in regulating development of 4-thousand acres of privately owned wetlands.

Council members Sam Wilson from Georgetown and Vance Phillips  both fear this interest by the Wetland Advisory Committee set up by the state could hamper farming.

But, the Wilmington News Journal reports that yesterday Council member George Cole told his colleagues that he did not believe this was an attack on farming.

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8:53 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Move To Avoid Exceptions for Building Height Restrictions in Sussex County

Sussex County Council member Joan Deaver
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Governor Jack Markell will be in Dewey Beach for the grand-opening of a Hyatt Place.

But it will be against the backdrop of litigation and negotiations over the height of the building which exceeds the city’s normal 35-foot height limit by 11 feet.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that opponents say they’re concerned about keeping the coastal skyline from becoming like that of Ocean City.

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8:33 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Fair Housing Laws for Disabled Under Fire From Sussex County Officials

Sussex County officials are expressing skepticism about requirements for landlords in accommodating disabled tenants under state and federal law.

During a briefing by state officials, County Council member George Cole said, “It makes us all madder and madder that we’re living under these terms.”

Many of the questions from the council members focused in on companion animals.

Landlords say that despite a no-pet policy in apartments they cannot deny a companion animal like a pitbull just because people feel threatened.

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