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Bridgeville Area Businessman Appointed to Sussex Planning and Zoning Commission

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - The Sussex County Council has appointed a local businessman to the Planning and Zoning seat vacated this past summer.

At their county council meeting on Tuesday, members appointed 55-year-old R. Keller Hopkins of the Bridgeville area to a seat on Sussex County's five-member Planning and Zoning Commission The appointment takes effect immediately and will last through June 2017, when the current three-year term ends.

As the founder and chief executive officer of Hopkins Construction Inc., Hopkins comes to the commission with more than three decades of construction and management experience.

County Council Vice President Samuel R. Wilson Jr., who nominated Hopkins to the commission, said Hopkins already has a good understanding of the land use in Sussex County.

“He’s been out there working in construction for more than 30 years, so he knows the issues, what works and what doesn’t work, and he loves Sussex County," Wilson said.

Hopkins' seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission has been vacant since Commissioner Michael Johnson resigned in the summer after 11 and a half years on the commission. The county said Johnson left to focus on his financial services business.

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