County approves bid for Rehoboth EMS facility

In February of 2015, Sussex County purchased 3 acres of land on Plantation Road in Rehoboth Beach to be used for the Medic 104/EMS 100 facility. At its Aug. 23 meeting, Bobby Schoonover, technical services division manager, provided an update to the county council regarding the project.

“We’ve been busy designing a station that meets the current and future EMS needs of that area,” he said of the 5,222-square-foot facility. Schoonover added that the location on Plantation Road is perfect, as it has prime access to Route 1 and back-road access to Lewes.

The lease on their current facility, located on Olde Coach Drive, is set to expire next May, with the construction of the new facility expected to be completed in March/April of next year. Schoonover said all permits for the Plantation Road project have been attained.

The County received four bids for the project, with Delmarva Veteran Builders of Salisbury, Md., having the winning bid of $1,254,544.

The County will receive 30 percent of the cost of the project back from the State, so the total County cost for the project is $878,181.