Georgetown, Del., Feb. 14, 2017: Sussex County’s Planning & Zoning Commission can plan on being at full status when it holds its next meeting later this month.
County Council, at its Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, meeting, appointed Kim Hoey Stevenson, 51, of Lewes to a seat on the five-member panel, a Council-appointed body that reviews and gives consideration toward subdivision applications and other land use requests. The appointment will take effect immediately and will last through June 2017, when the current three-year term ends. Commissioners are paid $250 a meeting. The commission’s next meeting is at 6 p.m. Feb. 23.
County Councilman Irwin G. Burton III nominated Ms. Hoey Stevenson to fill the seat vacated by Mr. Burton on Jan. 3, when he was sworn-in as a councilman after winning election in November 2016. Mr. Burton, who served nearly 11 years on the commission, praised Ms. Hoey Stevenson for her past service on Milford’s planning commission, as well as her familiarity with land use, environmental, housing, and business issues through her work as a writer, trade organization director and educator. Ms. Hoey Stevenson currently works as the Delaware Senate Republican Caucus’ communications director, and owns a freelance writing business.
“Kim is someone who has worn a number of hats in her professional and volunteer career, from teacher and published author to non-profit director and municipal planning official,” Councilman Burton said. “I think she brings a well-rounded perspective with a temperament that is thoughtful, deliberate and fair. Those are essential traits in this line of work, and I think she will be a tremendous asset to the commission in weighing the complex matters before it.”