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4 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Continued from page 3 Savannah Road. Additionally, after more than three years in the making, council will consider adopting a new his- toric district ordinance that will govern architectural changes on private homes located within the city's historic district. BPW to present rate study at Jan 15 meeting Lewes Board of Public Works will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, at City Hall. The agenda in- cludes the presentation of a rate study of all three departments as well as an audit for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2003. Streetscape remains on schedule The Rehoboth Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project is on schedule for completion by Memorial Day. Corman construc- tion is currently finishing storm drain work from Fifth Street to Canal. Storm drain work should be complete in the next two to three weeks, and current traffic patterns will remain the same for the same period of time. Ad- vanced sewer and utility work in the first two bl.ocks of Rehoboth Avenue will begin around Jan. 19. Planning commission posts Jan. 12 agenda The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, in the Commis- sioners Room. The agenda in- cludes a discussion of Rehoboth Commissioners' priorities for im- plementing the Comprehensive Development Plan and a prelimi- nary review of a partitioning re- quest for a property located at 2 Queen Street owned by Moore- Mitchell Ventures LLC. Rehoboth announces winter trash schedule Rehoboth Beach will pick up trash once a week instead of twice a week from Monday, Jan. 12 to April 9. Trash will also be picked up in the central business district every Friday. If a holiday falls on a Monday, trash will be picked up on Tuesday. Offices close for Martin Luther KingJr. Day Rehoboth Beach administrative offices will close on Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will not be trash pickup on Monday, Jan.. 19. Trash pick up will be on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Checkpoint Strikeforce nets 37 in grand finale Delaware law enforcement offi- cers arrested 37 people for DUI during enforcement activities over the New Year's holiday weekend. Jan. 9 - Jan. 15, 2004 Thirty of those arrests occurred at sobriety checkpoints conducted as part of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign, and the remaining sev- en DUI arrests occurred during DUI saturation patrols in which officers patrol solely to find im- paired drivers. A total of eight checkpoints were set up the weekend of Jan. 2- 4. Participating agencies included the Sussex County, Kent County and New Castle County DUI task forces, Dover Police Department, Georgetown Police Department and the Delaware State Police Troop 1, Troop 3 and Troop 4. In addition to the DUI arrests, officers at the checkpoints appre- hended five wanted individuals, made six drug arrests, four arrests for felony violations, issued five citations to juveniles who violated the state's underage drinking laws and issued 142 citations for addi- tional traffic violations. The weekend's enforcement brings the total number of DUI arrests dur- ing Checkpoint Strikeforce to 388. Fifteen police agencies en- hanced the checkpoint activities with DUI saturation patrols. Since Thanksgiving, 23 state and local law enforcement agencies have been conducting the roving patrols, netting 39 DUI arrests in six weeks. Office of Highway Safety offi- cials are currently finalizing plans for a new impaired driving pre- vention initiative, Team DUI, which will begin in mid-January and run through the end of June. Milton planners to meet Jan. 20 the Milton Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Milton Fire Hall. The agen- da includes the review of a board of adjustment application from Damalier Molina for a variance from the rear-yard setback for ac- cessory buildings and structures in an R-1 district. Molina is seek- ing a 2-foot rear yard setback variance from the required six feet for the property at 330 Behringer Ave. The planners will also re- view and possibly approve the amended final site plan for Admi- ral's Quarters and review addi- tional comments on the zoning or- dinance text prior to adoption. Milton sets election for March 6 The Town of Milton will hold its annual municipal elections from I to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 6, in Town Hall, 101 Federal St. Seats up for election include those of Mayor Jack Bushey and coun- cil members Leah Betts and Stephanie Parker. the deadline to file for office is 5 p.m,, Friday, Feb. 13, as is the deadline to reg- .i.,.ta v, P-i,/s can regis- ter to vote from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays at Town Hall and from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Jan. 24 and 31. Absentee ballots can be obtained at Town Hall be- ginning Feb. 16 and are due back by noon, Friday, Feb. 27. If a reg- istered voter has not voted in the last two town elections, he or she will need to re-register. Anyone interested in running for office must file a certificate of intent at Town Hall by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13. The winners will take office April 5. Septic regs workshop set for Del Tech Jan. 13 The Department of Natural Re- sources and Environmental Con- trol (DNREC) will hold the sec- ond of three workshops on pro- posed revisions to the state's sep- tic system regulations - Regula- tions Governing the Design, In- stallation and Operation of On- Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems - from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, in Del Tech Owens Campus Theatre, George- town. The third workshop will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, in DNREC's auditorium at the Richardson and Robbins Building in Dover. Proposed changes to the regulations include: creation of a Class H System Inspector License for persons to inspect septic sys- tems and other on-site wastewater systems, a revamped procedural process for subdivision feasibility studies and determination of the system size required (a large sys- tem versus individual onsite-sys- terns), updating and/or correcting of some of the exhibits, deletion of redundant sections and overall cleanup. The regulatory revision process will also include development of the protocol for inspectors to ap- prove or disapprove systems. Information regarding addition- al changes to the regulations is updated after each workshop and related meetings. For questions about the public workshops, con- tact Dave Schepens or Jack Hayes, Ground Water Discharges Section, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901; telephone, 302- 739-4762; or email, dave.schep- elas @ state.de.us or john.hayes@state.de.us. Minner hails savings from bond sale Gov. Ruth Ann Minner has an- n,ounced that Delaware sold $'9.05.3 million in Triple-A-rated general obligation bonds Jan. 7 at the best rate in the state's history. T'his rate was even lower than those achieved a year ago, which wlere the lowest the state had ob- tatined at the time. The bond sale consisted of $1133.5 million in new bonds at in- ten, rest rates ranging from 1.05 per- ccent to 4.45 percent. The state al- so exercised the option to refund erxisting bonds valued at $74.6 mailli'a  a new cost value of $:71.8 million, in exchange for nnore favorable interest rates, thus sav),,g $2.9 million in future in- terest costs. Minner announced that the three major bond-rating agencies had given the state Triple-A rat- ings for the sixth consecutive time. Delaware is one of only seven states currently holding this top ranking. "By selling bonds at a AAA rat- ing, investors recognize the sound "financial decisions my adminis- tration and the General Assembly have made over the past few years. Our ratings in conjunction with current market conditions translate into the state obtaining the best interest rates ever. In ad- dition, the state was also able to save $2.9 million in future interest payments over the next 10 years due to refunding some current ob- ligations," Minner said. Proceeds from this bond sale will be used for investments in public education, libraries and beach preservation. Protack to address GOP women Jan. 28 Mike Protack, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, will he the featured speaker when the Sussex County Republican Women's Club meets Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the Sussex Pines Country Club in George- town. The business meeting will be- gin at 11 a.m., followed by a noon luncheon and the speaker, who will answer questions about his platform. Protack lives in the Wilmington area and is an airline pilot who is challenging Re- hoboth's Judge Bill Lee for the nomination. Nonmembers are welcome to attend and should call Bunny Parish at 945-4646 for in- formation and to reserve a place for lunch. The cost is $9. Carper sets meetings about Medicare in Sussex Sen. Tom Carper will hold a se- Mariorie S. Williams, retired librarian Marjorie S. Williams, 71, of Lewes, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mrs. Williams was born in Chester, Pa., the daughter of the late Vincent Henry and Gladys Claudine Fowler Synder. She had served as the librarian at Lake Forest Elementary School from 1973 to 1989. She then worked at the Lewes Public Library from 1989 to 2002. She was a member of the Delaware Quarter Horse Associa- tion and was an avid bridge play- er. Her husband, John Kendall Williams, died in 1967. She is survived by three daugh- ters, Holly W. Pepper of Milton, Lynn Lindenmeier of Greenwood and Barbara Williams of Wilm- ington; a son, J. Kendall Williams of West Chester, Pa.; a brother, Vincent H. Snyder of Wilming- ton; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crema- torium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, des of Town Hall Meetings to dis- cuss the recently enacted Medicare legislation with the pub- lic. In Sussex County, the meet- ings will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, Re- hoboth; and from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Millsboro Civic Center. Both meetings will be held on Wednes- day, Jan. 14. For more informa- tion, call 856-7960. Safety Council honors Carvel and Tribbitt Delaware's former Governors Elbert N. Carvel and Sherman W. Tribbitt were recently honored with Board Resolutions of Appre- ciation at a member luncheon of the Delaware Safety Council. The hand-drawn Resolution honored both governors for their collective five decades of service to the Delaware Safety Council and their steadfast dedication to the safety of the citizens of The First State. Presenting the Resolution hon- oring Sherman W. Tribbitt was James L. Ford Jr., Secretary of the Delaware Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security. Presenting the Resolution hon- oring Elbert N. Carrel was William J. Miller Jr., retired direc- tor of the Delaware River & Bay Authority. Tribbitt accepted for- mer Gov. Carvel's Resolution in his absence. Both men have served the Council as vice presi- dents and as members of the exec- utive board of directors. At the same meeting, Gover- nor's Tribbitt and Carvel were re- elected to one-year terms as vice presidents of Kent and Sussex County respectively. 1449 Kings Hwy., Lewes. Burial will be private. Contributions are suggested to the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes DE 19958. Milton L. Riddick, poultry catcher Miltoti L. "Buddy" Riddick, 60, of Dover, died after a short illness Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Bay- health-Kent General Hospital, Dover. Mr. Riddick was a poultry catcher. He is survived by a brother, Johnnie Riddick of Ellendale; four sisters, Christine Haynes and Joann Mullen, both of Lincoln, Odessa Furby of Elizabeth City and Beatrice Butler of Ellendale; five children, Sandra Tarver, Mary Jenkins, Thomas Tarver, Milton Mincey and Douglas Mincey, all of Lakewood, N.J.; and a stepson, D'Vran Wright of Milton. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, at Pentecostal Church of God, Green Top Road near Lincoln, where friends may call at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Old Hickory Cemetery, Slaughter Neck. Arrangements were made by Young's Funeral Homes, Inc., Milford. I[[|IT-]-TT  l]mlldlallllllllflIIIIlil|ll!U 1 I IT'I Illll|lllllii I I T r r rr w lnrmiim IialiTII ......... -P- T '  ....  ......  .... r