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Lewes Scenic & Historic Byway - Public Meetings 10/27/2014
The Lewes Scenic  & Historic Byways Committee will be holding public information meetings on Thursday November 13th at the DNREC building, 901 Pilottown Road, more...
Inventory of City of Lewes Street & Park Trees Completed 10/16/2014
In February 2014, the City of Lewes hired the Bartlett Inventory Solution (BIS) Team from Bartlett Trees Experts to conduct an inventory of street and park trees for the City. They identified 781 trees or grou more...
CITY OF LEWES - LEAF COLLECTION 10/06/2014
The City of Lewes will provide leaf collection FREE OF CHARGE each Wednesday, Thursday & Friday beginning October 22 thru December 19, 2014.

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Tax Credit Workshop: 9/26/2014 09/22/2014
Tax Credit Workshop for Lewes Historic Property Owners
 
This workshop is sponsored by The City of Lewes H more...
Highland Acres Annexation Commitee Reports 09/09/2014

Mayor & City Council accepted the Highland Acres Annexation Committee's Executive Summary Report at their Monday September 8th meeting.

See below link to download the report.

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Canalfront Park Marina Seasonal Boat Slip Lottery 09/08/2014

The City of Lewes will be taking applications for the 2015-2016 boatslip lottery at the Lewes Canalfront Park Marina. 

The cost for a seasonal boatslip is:
$3,000 for a small more...

Hurricane Preparedness & Flood Risk Awareness Workshop 08/13/2014
 It’s Hurricane Season - Are You Ready?

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Lewes Comprehensive Plan Update 07/24/2014
The Lewes Planning Commission is in the process of updating the city's Comprehensive Plan.  For our citizens to keep informed as to their progress, we have created a page where u more...
New Email Service to Lewes Citizens 07/24/2014
To enhance service to its citizens and visitors, the City of Lewes is implementing an expanded email communications program.  Under this program, the City will send out periodic more...
Harbor Point Annexation Public Hearing Cancelled 06/10/2014
The public hearing for Mayor & City Council to recieve comments for the Point Farm/Harbor Point Annexation has been cancelled.
Rebecca Quinn Report accepted by Council 06/10/2014
Mayor & City Council accepted the report by Rebecca Quinn, RCQuinn Consulting titled LEWES DE: Evaluation of Existing Rules, Codes, Documents and Plans
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LPC Comprehensive Land-Use Plan Public Meetings 05/19/2014
The Lewes Planning Commission is in the process of updating the City's Comprehensive Land-Use Plan, which is a guide to issues that the City faces for the next 10-yea more...
Harbor Point Review Process 05/11/2014
Bike to Work with Mayor Ford on May 16th 05/01/2014
With spring in the air, Lewes Mayor Jim Ford, a long-time supporter of cycling and physical fitness in general, will make his last p more...
The Battle of Lewes - 750th Anniversary 04/29/2014
May 2014 will the mark the 750thmore...
May Day Tulip Dig - May 6, 2014 04/23/2014
 Dig Them Up & Take Them Home for Free more...
Lewes HOA Candidates Forum April 25, 2014, 7pm 04/16/2014
The Lewes Homeowners As more...
City Council approves Moratorium in Marine Commercial District 03/28/2014
 At the March 24, 2014 meeting, Mayor & City Council approved a Moritorium on applications for a Special Exception in the Marine Commercial District. The Moritorium goes into effect immediately and will expi more...
Annual FREE City-wide Clean Up in April 03/26/2014
City of Lewes
2014 FREE Annual City-wide Spring Clean Up
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Carol Richardson recieves the 2013 Elaine Bisbee Service Award 03/26/2014
City of Lewes employee Carol Richardson recieved the 2013 Elaine Bisbee Service Award at the Mayor & City Council meeting held Tuesday March 25more...
City of Lewes Tree Inventory 02/13/2014

The City of Lewes will be conducting a City Tree Invent more...

Nominations are invited for the Lewes Historical Society's Preservation Awards 02/12/2014
The Lewes Historical Society seeks to honor those who have played roles in restoring and preserving Lewes’s historic character and fabric with their Pr more...
HPC 2013 Annual Report 02/11/2014
HPC Chairperson Elaine Simmerman presented the Historic Preservation Commission's 2013 Annual Report to Mayor & City Council at their Monday February 10th meeting.
 
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Flood Risk Awareness & Preparedness Workshop: March 6th 02/11/2014
The City of Lewes Mitigation Planning Team, in partnership with Delaware Sea Grant, will hold a public workshop from 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Thursday, more...
Seasonal Boatslips Available 02/05/2014
The City of Lewes  has 2 large seasonal boatslips available at the Lewes Canalfront Park Marina for the 2014 boating season. The season begins April 1, 2014 and ends November 30, 2 more...
2014 NOTICE for Solicitation of Candidates 02/03/2014
 
The City of Lewes will hold its
Annual Municipal Election onmore...
Point Farm/Harbor Point Annexation - Public Hearing & Comments 02/03/2014
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD:
January 13, 2014 - April 29, 2014
 
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Council 1/13/14 meeting action 01/15/2014
Mayor & City Council took the following actions at their Monday January 13, 2014 meeting:
 
Approved a recommendat more...
2014 Annual Assessment List 01/15/2014
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Mayor Ford's 2013 Year in Review 12/31/2013
2013 - Year in Review
 
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Mayor Ford addresses proposed changes in parking meters 12/13/2013
There are two issues being considered by the City of Lewes regarding parking that affect areas close to the downtown businesses. Both of these topics have be more...
2014 Summer Concert Series Performer Submissions 12/12/2013

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CHANGES TO YARD WASTE COLLECTION effective January 1, 2014 12/04/2013
Effective January 1, 2014 Waste Industries will no longer pick up yard waste in plastic bags. This decision was made necessary as a result of a decision more...
Beebe Healthcare, Active Shooter Drill, December 12 at noon 12/02/2013
Beebe Healthcare will be holding an ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL on
Thursday Dec more...
HPC Public Hearing Notice 12/9/2013 11/20/2013
A PUBLIC HEARING has been scheduled on December 9, 2013, commencing at 6:30pm to recieved public comments on proposed amendments to the City of Lewes Code relating more...
Point Farm Annexation Committee's Final Report 11/18/2013
At the Monday November 18, 2013 Mayor & City Council meeting the final report of the Point Farm Annexation Committee was accepted and a public hearing is scheduled for January 6, 2013 at 7pm in Council Chambers at City Hall.
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Park Road Closure 11/13/2013
DelDOT has notified the City Manager's Office that the Park Road from Samantha Drive to Pilottown Road will be closed from November 7, 2013 until January 10, 2014 for construction.more...
FINAL Amendment Chapter 170 Subdivision Ordinance 10/28/2013
At their October 21, 2013 meeting, the Mayor & City Council approved the final draft of the amendments to Chapter 170 Subdivision Ordinance of the City Code.
 
The amendment Chapter 170 Subdivision & Lan more...
Free Leaf Collection for City Residents 10/23/2013
The City of Lewes will provide leaf collection FREE OF CHARGE to city residents beginning October 23rd thru December 27th 2013 on Wednesday, Thursday and Frida more...
2013 2nd Quarter Supplemental Assessment List 10/23/2013
 
The 2013 Third Quarter Supplement more...
Flood Mitigation Workshop for Lewes Residents 10/29/2013 10/09/2013
Delaware Sea Grant, in partnership with the City of Lewes and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), will hold a public workshop on Tuesday, Oc more...
Traffic Study Reports 09/11/2013
The Traffic Safety Management Committee presented the attached Traffic Study Reports at the September 9, 2013 Mayor & City Council meeting. These reports were the efforts of Matheu J. Carter, PE. Municipal Engineering Circuit Rider more...
Chesapeake Utilities- Public Hearing 9-12-13 09/09/2013
The PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION of the State of Delaware will be holding a public hearing on Thursday September 12, 2013, starting at 7pm in the Cape Henlopen High School Auditorium regarding more...
Historic Property Tax Credit Workshop 08/13/2013
PRESS RELEASE:
 
Tax Credit Workshop for Lewes Historic Property Owners
 
This worksho more...
Amendments to Subdivision & Land Development Code - Public Hearing 9-12-13 08/12/2013
At the August 12, 2013 Mayor & City Council meeting a PUBLIC HEARING was schedule to recieve public comments on proposed amendments to the City of Lewes Code, Chapter 170, Subdivision & Land Develo more...
2013 Second Quarter Supplemental Tax Assessment 07/17/2013
The 2013 Second Quarter Supplemental Assessment List for the City of Lewes may be reviewed at the City Manager's Office located within City Hall, 114 E. Third Street, Lewes begining July more...
Lewes Scenic Byways - Call for Volunteers!! 07/16/2013
Lewes Historic & Scenic Byways Committee is calling out for Volunteers to help with a traffic study. The Ad Hoc Committee will be meeting on Saturday, August 17th, 2:30pm at the Net Housemore...
City of Lewes selling lots on Burton Avenue 06/13/2013
To contribute towards the purchase of land for the new Lewes Public Library and proposed Trailhead, the City of Lewes is selling three (3) lots located on Burton Avenue.  more...
Jefferson Awards Youth Service Program 2013 05/31/2013
Mayor & City Council presented the 2013 Jefferson Awards Youth Service Program at their May 20, 2013 meeting.
 
The Top 3 Outstanding Projrams were:
Mariner Middle School NJHS- more...
City of Lewes Election Results 05/11/2013
The City of Lewes held its Municipal Election on Saturday May 11, 2013. Incumbent Fred Beaufait was re-elected and new Councilperson Dennis Reardon won the seat vacanted by Victor Letonoff.
 
Election resu more...
Tulip Bulb Give Away Scheduled for May 13 & 14 05/08/2013
The tulips in the city parks we enjoyed as part of this year's "2013 Tulip Festival" are scheduled to be removed on Monday May 13th and Tuesday May 14th. The bulbs that are removed are more...
Bike to Work with Mayor Ford on May 17th 05/06/2013
 With spring in the air, Lewes Mayor Jim Ford has issued a proclamation announcing that May is National Bike Month.
 
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2013 First Quarter Tax Assessment 04/23/2013
The 2013 First Quarter Supplemental Assessment List for the City of Lewes will be available starting April 24, 2013 through May 17, 2013 and can be reviewed at the City  more...
2013 Lewes Summer Concert Series Schedule 04/22/2013
2013 Lewes Summer Concert Series schedule is now available.
 
Tuesday evenings in beauti more...
ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE - April 27, 2013 04/15/2013
The City of Lewes with the Cape Henlopen High School will be holding their
 
ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
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Notice of Election - May 11, 2013 04/08/2013
The City of Lewes will hold its
Annual Municipal Election
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Public Hearing - April 29, 2013 - Zoning Code Amendments 04/01/2013
The Mayor & City Council of the City of Lewes, met in session on March 18, 2013, at which time a quorum pertaining at all times thereto, declared a PUBLIC HEARING shall be held to consider the su more...
NEW Calendar of City Services 04/01/2013
The 2013-2014 Calendar of City Services is now available. Download for the trash, recycling and yard waste schedule beginning April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014.
Lewes Gateway Master Plan Workshops 04/01/2013
 LEWES GATEWAY MASTER PLAN WORKSHOPS
April 10 & April 15more...
2013 Annual City-wide Spring Cleanup 03/19/2013
The City of Lewes will hold its FREE ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN-UP on Wednesday April 10, 17 and 24, 2013
Items must be at the curb by 7:00am on th more...
Jefferson Awards Youth Service Challenge 03/18/2013
 
JEFFERSON AWARDS for PUBLIC SERVICE
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Madison & Railroad Avenue Rehablitation Project 03/14/2013
The Capial Improvement Committee met on Thursday March 14th to discuss the Madison & Railroad Street Rehabilitation project.
Charlies O'Donnell from George, Miles & Buhr gave a PowerPoint presentation on the status more...
Lewes Public Library - Supporting our Community Today and in the Future 02/07/2013
The Lewes Library Board of Directors will be reaching out to the public with presentations regarding the Lewes Public Library: Supporting our Community Today and in the Future, on the following dates. 

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Solicitation of Candidates for 2013 Election 01/31/2013
 
Solicitation of Candidates for the 2013 City Council Election will begin on Friday February 1, 2013 at 9am.
A Candidate Filing Form can be obtained at the Lewes City Hall, 114 E. Third Street, Monday-Friday, 9am-4p more...
Seasonal Boatslips available at the Canalfront Park Marina 01/16/2013
There are currently three (3) seasonal boatslips available at the Lewes Canalfront Park Marina, two small and one large.
If you are interested please complete the attached application and return to the Lewes City Manager's Office, PO more...
City of Lewes 2012 Year in Review 01/01/2013
 
The City of Lewes
Year in Review
2012
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Mayor & City Council unanimously approves acquisition of land 12/20/2012
 
Mayor & City Council approves by unanimous vote the acquisition of land for the proposed location of the new Lewes more...
DelDOT Evaluation of Trailhead Options Report 12/10/2012
DelDOT respresentatives Nicole Majeski and Drew Boyce made presentation to Mayor & City Council at their December 10, 2012 meeting regarding the evaluation of trailhead option in the City of Lewes to support the Lewes to Georgetown Rail more...
Hurricane Sandy in Lewes - time-lapsed video 11/16/2012
Time lapse video documents coastal flooding from Hurricane Sandy in Lewes.
A full moon and Hurricane Sandy more...
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