The Dagsboro Planning & Zoning Commission held its most recent monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 3, with only a few developments coming out of the proceedings.
First, the commission reorganized, with Brad Connor remaining as the chairperson, and Cathy Flowers continuing as the vice-chairperson.
The only newly appointed officer is Audrey Miller, who will serve as the secretary. It is a new position for the commission, designed to bring the organization up to code.
“Last year, we didn't appoint the secretary, as I always recorded the meetings, and they were typed out by office administration,” said Cindi Brought, town administrator and water department supervisor. “We decided that the code asks us to appoint a secretary, and we should accommodate the code at this point until we get it changed.”
The commissioners also reviewed and approved a survey that was created for the town's residents, to help in efforts to update the Town's comprehensive land-use plan, which will guide its growth and development for the next five to 10 years.
The update to the comprehensive plan is an opportunity for the residents of Dagsboro to voice their ideas and opinions on the direction of the community's future. The survey is the first step in that process.
The survey, which can be found online at the Town's website at dagsboro.delaware.gov, asks several questions, but officials said it should not take long to navigate through the process. Among the questions asked are questions about the resident's connection to the town, such whether they actually live in the town, own the home they live in, are a property owner or business owner, or whether they work in the town or within a 5-mile vicinity of it.
The Town's comprehensive plan is due to the State of Delaware by April 2019.
All surveys need to be completed by Jan. 30, 2019. Those who prefer to fill out a hard copy of the survey can pick one up at town hall during normal business hours. For more information, call Town Hall at (302) 732-3777.
By Jason Feather