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Sussex Countian
  • GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF: Georgetown Town Council, June 12 regular meeting

  • The Georgetown Town Council held its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on June 12 in Town Hall.
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  • The Georgetown Town Council held its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on June 12 in Town Hall. The following action was taken during the meeting:
    Board of Adjustment Appointments – UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
    Residents Ray Hopkins and Bill Lecates were appointed to the Board of Adjustments.
    Street Light Requests – UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
    Two street light requests for Old Laurel Road and N. Front Street were submitted to and approved by the council. The cost, according to Town Clerk Angie Townsend, is $15 per month, per pole.
    N. King Street Paving Request – UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
    A bid to conduct milling and paving on N. King Street from E. Market Street to Tracy Street was approved by the council. The bid was awarded to Delmarva Paving at a cost of $72,578. Town Manager Gene Dvornick said Municipal Street Aid and Community Transportation Funds will cover the costs.
    BidURenergy Contract Renewal – UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
    A contract for the town’s electric supply for the next 24 months was awarded to Direct Energy at a cost of $0.6967 per kilowatt hour.
    Primeros Pasos Parking Lot Paving – UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
    A request from First Steps Primeros Pasos was considered and approved by the council during the Town Manager’s Departmental Report. The daycare requested the town serve as a conduit for legislative Community Transportation Funds to be used to assist in paving their parking lot on Savannah Road. By serving as a conduit, the town is not responsible for the cost of paving. Rather, the paving must be completed in accordance to town-mandated procedures, such as having the director of Public Works review the bids. The council approved the request, but would like to meet with representatives from Primeros Pasos regarding onsite upgrades.
    See the June 19 edition of The Sussex Countian for further coverage of Georgetown’s Town Council.

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