Dewey feud continues in Superior Court

Judge hears arguments from Hanson, PIC

Cape Gazette Feb 10

By Kara Nuzback | Feb 10, 2012

Cape Gazette Dewey Beach Mayor Diane Hanson has appealed Delaware Public Integrity Commission's finding that she violated the state ethics code.

Georgetown — The lobby of Sussex County Superior Courthouse in Georgetown looked like a Dewey Beach town meeting Feb. 7.  A crowd of property owners and current and former commissioners gathered to hear their mayor take a stance against the state Public Integrity Commission.

The commission found Dewey Beach Mayor Diane Hanson guilty of ethics violations, May 13.  The commission said ...

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Appeal Filed in Ruddertowne Agreement

Town Council Broke at Least Two Zoning Laws In Passing Ruddertowne Resolution

Dear Friends and Neighbors:
An independent group of about 15 Dewey property owners has filed a formal appeal with the Board of Adjustment on the Ruddertowne resolution passed by Town Council. In their view and in the view of the CPD attorney Barrett Edwards of Hudson Jones, Town Council broke at least two of Dewey’s zoning laws by their unorthodox action, and may have indulged in contract zoning. The appeal asks for the SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AUTHORIZED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL TO BE REJECTED AND RETURNED TO ...

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Ruddertowne: After the Vote

To Our Friends And Neighbors In Dewey Beach

By CPD (Citizens to Preserve Dewey) | Published: February 28, 2011

We are sad to report that our Town Council voted in favor of the Mutual Agreement, with four Commissioners supporting its passage. Only Mayor Diane Hanson voted against the proposal, citing the overwhelming input from the citizens of Dewey Beach as the primary factor in her vote. We understand that a last minute decision by our town’s insurance carrier to limit coverage for the litigation contributed to the decision made by our Town Council. However, we are very disappointed in Jim Laird, who ...

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