Delaware Politics

Sussex County Council Meeting: June 24

WGMD’s Jon Budler has an recap of what happened this week in the Sussex County Council.

Sussex County has a new chief constable.

During this morning’s county council meeting, County Administrator Todd Lawson introduced Michael Costello as Sussex County’s new constable. He replaces Alan Holloway, who retired earlier this year. Costello lives in Lincoln and has been a resident of Sussex County his entire adult life.

“I’m honored and excited to be joining Sussex County government,” Costello says.

Councilman Vance Phillips brought up a concern about trash being dumped on the side of the road in the county. Costello says many residents have brought up concerns that this year has been the worst for trash disposal on the side of the road.

“If one of the constables seems to be in an area taking care of another matter and notices, maybe we can do a little proactive contact with the property owner and lend a word of courtesy.”

Costello says he will also look into creating policy regarding trash codes and the law.

OTHER BUSINESS:
Insurance recommendations (Approved 4-0 vote, Deaver absent)
Pension update (Approved 4-0 vote, Deaver absent)
Wastewater agreement with Bay Forest Club (Approved 4-0 vote, Deaver absent)

GRANT REQUESTS:
Total approved – $7,000
El Centro Cultural to sponsor the Festival Hispanol – $500 ($100 each councilmember)
First State Community Action for the Pinetown Civic Association’s event- $500 (Deaver)
Town of Millville for event costs – $3500 ($2500 Cole, $1000 Phillips)
Seaford Historical Society for hand-held devices at the museum – $2500 (Vincent)
Councilman Phillips wanted to revisit last week’s Town of Millboro request. Will be put on next week’s agenda

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Jon Budler

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From the great state of Nebraska, Jon Budler brings a wealth of news experience and an open perspective on events going on in our backyard and around the world. A UD grad, Jon returns to the state after a successful run on the Lincoln airwaves. He has experience covering state/local news and covering the Huskers in their first two years in the Big Ten. He has a couple awards under his belt and takes pride in bringing the best content to the local airwaves. Jon is an avid fishing guy and sports fan (Go Phillies, Ravens and Real Madrid!). He lives in Sussex County with his wife and their furry child… a toy fox terrier named Appa. Follow Jon on Twitter: @NewsDudeJon!