The SCAOR Card – Issue #010 – Public Policy

Agendas for the upcoming Planning and Zoning Commission Workshops have yet to be posted, however, below is the list of the upcoming workshops.These are open to the public and we greatly encourage all to come and participate.  Now is the time for the REALTOR® voice to be strong.



Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop – July 14 @ 10:00 am view agenda

Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop – July 21 @ 9:00 am view agenda

Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop – July 28 @ 9:00 am view agenda

At the last workshop, they discussed a 300-page document that covered the conservation element of the Comprehensive Plan.  To date they have had a discussion on two sets of data regarding population and population growth over the next 25+ years, they have discussed alternative housing options and community designs.  They have discussed agriculture and agricultural land preservation and future growth.  Discussions have also included TIDs (Transportation Improvement Districts) and the State’s push for Sussex County to establish a fixed zoning for these TIDs.  The workshops have also included discussions on the history and historical preservation in Sussex County among other elements.

All workshops are held in the Sussex County Council Chambers and are broadcast live.  The follow the development of the Comprehensive Plan you can click on the link below.  A link to the life broadcast site is provided below the Comp. Plan link. You can listen to any, and all, previous workshops as they are archived on the site listed below.

SCAOR Public Policy Committee (PPC) has approved talking points that will be presented to SCAOR Executive Board for final approval so they can be read into the record at the next workshop. Stay tuned to see the position of SCAOR and the developing Sussex County Comprehensive Plan.

As you may be aware, Sussex County Council approved an ordinance to amend Chapter 103, Article IV, Section 103-19D of the Sussex County Code to limit the “First Time Home Buyer” Transfer Tax Exemption, with a vote of 4-0-1 (4 yes, 0 no, and 1 absent).

To read Ordinance 2500,  please click on the link below and then open the PDF file.

Kindest Regards,
Patricia L. Anderson
23407 Park Avenue
Georgetown, DE 19947



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