Planning Commission needs your help!

Request for assistance from  Preston A Littleton, Chair Planning Commission

March 19 , 2012

At last Friday’s Board of Commissioner’s meeting, the Board passed a resolution [see:http://www.saveourcityrehoboth.org/16-blog/news-articles/172-resolution-regarding-rehobothlakes.html) that tasked the Planning Commission to seek public input, conduct research, and otherwise undertake necessary studies in order to develop proposed ordinances to amend the City’s Code relative to establishing buffer areas around the City’s lakes.  The scope of the Board’s resolution is broad and includes both environmental and development issues and references the recommendations from the City’s 2004 and 2010 Comprehensive Development Plans.  In addition, the Planning Commission has been tasked to develop Code language for site plan review of future construction along the lake. 

Of particular note is the requirement that the interests of property owners to appropriately use their property should be balanced with the interests of other citizens.

The Planning Commission wishes to begin this process by seeking input from lake property owners, citizens, Rehoboth organizations, and governmental and other agencies.  To do so, it will devote the majority of its April 13, 2012 meeting for this purpose.  We anticipate completing other requisite business and being able to begin this agenda items by 7:00pm.

ACTION REQUEST:  The Planning Commission requests your assistance in informing all interest citizens and organizations that the Commission would welcome their oral and/or written input relative to the issues cited in the attached Board resolution.  Again, we anticipate getting to this agenda item and beginning discussion at approximately 7:00pm on Friday, April 13.  The meeting will be held in the Commissioners’ room at City Hall.

Should individuals or organizations be unable to attend the Commission’s April 13th meeting, written comments, marked to the attention of the Planning Commission, can be e-mailed to ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or sent to the City’s Building & Licensing Department, 306 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971.

Thank you,

Preston A. Littleton, Jr.

Chair, Planning Commission

City of Rehoboth Beach, DE

PS:  It should be noted that the Planning Commission will NOT be dealing with a specific property on Silver Lake that currently is subject to a legal challenge.