Since January 2015, the LWVSC of DE Land Use Committee has focused on educating the public regarding the pivotal role the residents of Sussex County have in the drafting of the state mandated Sussex County 2018 Comprehensive Plan. During 2015, the Committee completed the initial five public workshop/forums in each of the five councilmanic districts to educate the public on the drafting of a new Comprehensive Plan for 2018. Since then, they have completed eleven more. The focus of these forums is not only to educate residents on the significance of this plan, but to stress the importance of the public's active involvement in the drafting of this Plan.
All forums are held on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm in County Council Chambers in Georgetown. A moderated Q&A period follows each panel's presentation with questions submitted by members of the audience.
The Land Use Committee urges every resident to check out the County's website for additional information, to complete the Sussex Plan Survey to make your views known to your elected officials, and to sign up to receive notices of relevant County meetings and workshops via email. In addition, at all of Sussex's Planning & Zoning meetings, usually held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, the agenda features an update and discussion of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, with opportunity for public comment during the discussion period. All residents are welcome to attend and state their concerns. Please see the Comprehensive Plan Checklist and County Comprehensive Plan Adoption Procedures for more information..
Most Recent Public Forum
The League of Women Voters of Sussex County held a public Land Use Forum on Wednesday, November 1st, in County Council Chambers, Georgetown from 7 to 9 PM. This forum was entitled "Renewable Energy: Benefits and Opportunities in Sussex County". It was the 16th in our series of public forums focusing on educating the public and encouraging all Sussex residents to become involved in the drafting of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan. We encourage all residents to share their vision with their elected officials.
(l-r) Bonnie Ram, Senior Researcher at the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration at UDel, LWVSC VP and moderator Janet Ambrose,Jennifer Clemons, Chair of Del Tech's Renewable Energy Programs and Dale Davis, President of CMI Solar and Electric of Newark, in Sussex County Chambers.
Speakers with their presentations:
- Dale Davis, President of CMI Solar and Electric: Rewewable Energy: Benefits and Opportunities for Sussex County
- Jennifer Clemons,Chair of Del Tech Renewable Energy Solar Programs
- Bonnie Ram, Senior Researcher, Center for Carbon-free Power Integration at the University of Delaware: Renewable Energy Trends & Opportunities in Sussex County