Category Archives: Local

Proposed Boat Storage Yard Ignites Sussex County Public Hearing

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer A proposed boat storage yard in the Rosedale area was a a subject of major contention at a Sussex County Council public hearing in Georgetown, earlier today. Conditional Use Application No. 2049, submitted by Blue Claw LLC and advocated by property owner, John van Cleef, was previously recommended for denial by the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission before being referred to the County Council. The Commission recommended denial of the application on the grounds that marine commercial land use was inconsistent with the surrounding AR-1 agricultural-residential zoning and land-use pattern, other nearby locations can be used with less impact on neighboring properties, access problems, lack of electric power, water and sewer and inconsistency of proposed industrial barbed wire fencing with residential neighborhood character. The proposed Read more

Rosedale Residents Say NO to Proposed Boat Storage

Blue Claw LLC's conditional use application (CU- # 2049) for a proposed boat storage facility drew significant opposition from nearby residents at a Sussex County Planning and Zoning meeting, earlier this evening. The proposal for a 50-unit facility, to be located on a one-acre landlocked parcel of land adjacent to 30842 Blue Claw RD was primarily intended to serve a faction of boat owners in the neighboring Gull Point waterfront condominium complex even drew opposition from the majority of Gull Point residents, whose attorney drafted a letter of opposition, representing about 160 persons. Other nearby residents also voiced opposition to marine commercial land use adjacent to homes in an agricultural-residential (AR-1) district. These included traffic safety on a narrow tertiary road, aesthetics, security concerns, attractive nuisance, abandobnment of boats and trailers, possible Read more