Recap: Sussex Board of Supervisors Meeting February 2019

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here
Posted: February 27, 2019 | 3:45 p.m.

The regular Sussex County Board of Supervisors Meeting was held on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Sussex Judicial Center.  

Early in the meeting, a resolution was read and approved recognizing Mrs. Gloria P. Newby for her 32  years of service with the Sussex County Social Services Department.  

There being no public hearing scheduled, the board continued to appointments. Planning Commission reappointments of Jeffrey Gary (Stony Creek District) and Dennis Mason (Wakefield District) were unanimously approved. 

The board later unanimously approved the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department’s request for an extension to allow employees to use comp and holiday leave hours up until April 1.

The recommendation of a Memorandum of Understanding between Sussex County Animal Control and Prince George County Animal Control officers whereby the two would assist each other in the protection and welfare of animals was unanimously approved.

On the County Administrator’s recommendation that the board approve matching funds for the Three Brothers Whiskey Access Road, action was tabled.

Citizen comments addressed to the board, which were duly noted in the minutes, largely focused on perceived pros and cons on a proposed meal tax for Sussex County.

In Unfinished Business the referendum on meals tax which had been tabled in the January meeting was reintroduced. Vice Chairman Blowe had requested that the board direct staff to begin the process to hold a referendum at the November 2019 General Election in regards to establishing a meals tax in Sussex County. Following lengthy discussion, the action passed 4 – 2. 

In New Business a request for review of compensation of Board of Supervisors members for 2020 was tabled to the next meeting.

Some items may be addressed in future articles, and a full agenda and board packet with materials related to items are available to all at the county’s website,

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