Construction delays necessitate second lease amendment for Medic 105

ROXANA – Sussex County Paramedic 105 will remain stationed at its current leased site until its new home under construction is completed.

County Council at its April 14 meeting approved a second lease amendment that will enable Medic 105 to remain at the Roxana Road base on a month-to-month basis.

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This year, Medic 105 is scheduled to move into its new station home on county-owned land at the South Coastal Wastewater facility site, on South Coastal Lane southeast of Bear Trap Dunes near Bethany Beach.

Weather-related delays in construction and an issue with soil remediation precipitated the request for an amended lease agreement with the property owner, Lawrence C. Kelley.

On the April 21 County Council agenda: a change order request for $10,000 for soil remediation for the driveway/garage area of Medic 105’s new station base.

“We’ve had some construction delays due to the terrible winter season that we had, and some other issues that happened on the site,” said Bob Stuart, Sussex County EMS Director. “We have spoken with the landlord … and they are agreeable with the extension.”

Under the lease amendment, the County will pay monthly rental $1,406.89. Medic 105 has been stationed at the leased Roxana Road site since the fall of 2009.

Medic 105’s primary coverage area encompasses the southeastern portion of the County, including Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Millville, Ocean View, Selbyville, Frankford, Dagsboro and Roxana.

News Editor Glenn Rolfe can be reached at grolfe@newszap.com

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