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I I [-11 ,) nehOboth, SCC&TC resolve ha!l funding dispute- pg. 4 I I Delaware's Cape Region Friday, February 3 - Thursday, February 9, 1995 Volume 2, No. 37 Lewes adds fourth candidate to police chief fist; Barber lawyer sends letter seeking justice By Dennis Forney The City of Lewes moved for- ward this week in its process to hire a new police chief by adding a fourth candidate to the list of can- didates to be interviewed and by setting a Tuesday, Feb. 21 date to begin those interviews. Mayor George Smith said he recommended to council members at their special meeting on Jan. 31 that a fourth candidate be added to the list of candidates to be inter- viewed that was presented by the police chief applicants' screening committee. "I felt there was a fourth, deserving candidate and none of the council members had any objection to adding his name to the list of ones we will interview." Smith declined to identify the fourth candidate or the other three who were recommended for inter- views by the committee. He said he still sees council members approving the hiring of a new chief of police by the Monday, March 13, 1995 meeting. This motion comes on the heels of a letter from former Lewes Police Chief Hall Barber's attor- ney, dated Jan. 23, 1995, indicat- ing Barber still wants his case to be heard. And in further police matters, Lewes has written letters to legis- Continued on page U Canby addresses Sussex transportation issues By Denise M. Marshall Addressing transportation issues in Sussex County, Delaware Department of Trans- portation (DeIDOT) Secretary Anne P. Canby said she plans to appoint a representative of the highway department as a non-vot- ing member of the Sussex Plan- ning and Zoning Commission. About 60 people turned out Tuesday (Jan. 31) to hear Canby speak at the Virden Center in Lewes. Her appearance was part of the Southern Delaware Acade- my of Lifelong Learning's Win- 'ted m.program. ". Delaware statute already pro- vides for a representative of Del- DOT, as well as other state agen- cies, to serve as a non-voting member of the county's Planning and Zoning Commission. Howev- Continued on page 12 Angle Moon photo A brief dusting of snow makes for moments of fun A picture postcard perfect snow fell for three hours Saturday night, leaving one to three inches in some places in the Cape region. By mid-day Sunday, most of it had disappeared. Taking advantage of the fleeting white stuff are Everette Burton (left), age 11, of Rehoboth Beach, and Dominique Hack, age 13, also of Rehoboth, who try to get the better of each other during a classic snowball fight. Outlets, Kmart installing stormwater pollution prevention systems By Dennis Forney Thousands of motorists have watched curiously this winter as workers have installed an exten- sive system of huge, corrugated metal pipes at a property along Rt. 1. The pipes are being installed beneath the surface of the parking lot for the new Rehoboth Beach Outlets being built by the Fisher Company. They constitute an important part of a sophisticated stormwater run-off system designed to protect our creeks and inland bays from pollution caused by development of farmland. In the case of the Fisher outlets, the huge pipes will function as part of an underground storage system to slow the flow of run-off from the parking lot. Pot Hook Creek and Holland Glade feed the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal and, eventually, Delaware's Inland Bays and the Delaware Bay. When rains and snows sweep the area along Rt. 1 between Five Points and the entrance to Rehoboth Beach, their run-off - and everything it carries - makes its way to Pot Hook and Holland. With huge expanses of asphalt being laid down to create parking lots for Kmart, the Fisher compa- ny's Rehoboth Beach Outlets, and the expansion of the Ocean Out- lets, the potential for heavy levels of oils, greases, tire rub-offs and other harmful substances to pol- lute our waterways grows. To curb those problems related to development, the Sussex Con- servation District requires con- struction of stormwater and sedi- ment control systems. "We require that post-construc- tion run-off from a development site not exceed pre-construction run-off," said John Barwick this week. Barwick is a conservation- ist involved in sediment control and stormwater management for the federally funded Sussex Con- servation District. "We're not always popular when we come on to a site. Our job is to keep pollution and sedi- ment out of our waterways. We don't want people crabbing and fishing to be affected by problems Continued on page 12 Workers at the Fisher Out- let site install four foot diam- eter pipes to drain and to store stormwater.