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  • Millsboro Town Council votes to restrict parking at police department

  • The Millsboro Town Council held its monthly meeting Oct. 7.
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  • The Millsboro Town Council held its monthly meeting Oct. 7. The following actions were taken:
    > Because the Millsboro Police Department on Main Street regularly loses its public parking spaces to a neighboring restaurant’s employees on nights and weekends, the council voted unanimously to purchase signage stating those spots are for police business only. Chief John Murphy said its important those parking spaces are available for anyone who may need to file a report with the police.
    > The council determined trick-or-treating will be Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. The town will hold its annual Family Nite Out during that time in front of Dairy Queen on Main Street. Children ages 12 and younger in costume are invited to attend and will receive candy. The council unanimously voted to donate $200 to the police department to purchase candy. Mayor Bob Bryan personally donated $50 for candy.
    > The council unanimously voted to approve a promotion for PFC Evan Rogers of the town police department to corporal.
    > The council set an open house date for the Millsboro Town Center for Nov. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. The town’s museum, containing artifacts and records, will be open and light refreshments will be served.
    > The council unanimously voted to establish a lease for the White Farm, a beneficial reuse site, with ABC Inc., the highest bidder, for $23,684.
    > A request from developer Lennar to extend the final annexation payment for Plantation Lakes for one year was unanimously approved, with Jim Petruzella abstaining because he owns a home in the development. Conditional use renewal for marketing signage at Plantation Lakes was also unanimously approved, with Petruzella abstaining.
    > A request for extension of a final site plan for development Monroe Square was unanimously approved. The application was filed by Millsboro Properties LLC, who said the extension is necessary due to a poor housing market.
    > A request for extension of a preliminary site plan for development Otter Branch was unanimously approved. Applicant Matthew Barrazotto of Barr LLC in Dagsboro said the extension request is due to poor economic conditions, adding bank foreclosures continue to add inventory to the market and developers are having difficulty obtaining competitive financing for new construction.
    > A request by developer Liborio Louviers LLC to partition their property on U.S. Route 113, located at Mitchell Street and the M&T Bank access road, was unanimously approved. Liborio Louviers is moving forward with plans to commercially develop the property.
    Councilman John Thoroughgood was absent from the meeting.

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