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2 - CAPE GAZE'I'rE, Friday, February 3. February 9, 1995 Rehoboth drug raid nets three arrests The Rehoboth Beach Police De- partment ended a week-10ng nar- cotics investigation Sunday night by raiding a room at the Admiral Motel located at 2 Baltimore Av- enue. The raid resulted in the ar- rests of three adults and the seizure of crack cocaine packaged for resale, according to a state- ment released by Rehoboth Beach police. At approximately 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, a four-officer team led by Rehoboth Beach Po- lice Det. David Webb raided a second-floor room at the motel. Police had been conducting a sur- veillance outside the motel room for several hours prior to the raid. During the surveillance, police observed a male subject enter the room and exit within one minute. Police arrested the man, 44-year- old Gregory V. Tampe, of Re- hoboth Beach, outside and seized a single bag of suspected crack cocaine. Shortly after, police gained entry to the motel room and arrested Rodney H. Williamson, 28, of Lewes, and Nicole R. Parsons, 19, of Re- hoboth Beach. A search of the room pursuant to a previously ap- proved search warrant resulted in the seizure of 13 plastic bags con- taining $20 "hits" of suspected crack. In all, a total of 5.5 grams of crack were seized from the three defendants. Tampe was charged with pos- session of a controlled substance and third-degree conspiracy. He was arraigned Sunday night at Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown and released on $1,000 unsecured bond pending a preliminary heating in the Court of Common Pleas on Feb. 9. Williamson and Parsons were each charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for the keeping drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and second- degree conspiracy. Both were ar- raigned Sunday night at Justice of the Peace Court #3 and were re- leased on $1,300 bail pending hearings in Delaware Superior Court. Milton boy hit by truck A 7-year-old Milton boy was in- jured Tuesday (Jan. 31) when he was struck by a pickup truck, Delaware State Police Spokesman Cpl. Preston A. Lewis said. Mor- ris L. Ryder attempted to cross Sussex 262 two miles east of Harbeson about 7:45 a.m. to meet friends at a bus stop and ran into II Clarifications A brief in the Jan. 27 edition of the Cape Gazette incorrectly i reported that the Delaware Al- coholic Beverage Control Corn- the path of a truck driven by Lance B. Spencer, 29, of Laurel, according to police.-The boy was flown to Milford Memorial Hos- pital, where he was listed in stable condition Tuesday. Spencer was not injured in the accident. The in- vestigation is continuing, police said. Sussex planners reject multi-family housing The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, Jan. 26 voted to recom- mend that County Council deny a conditional use application that would allow Gordon Berl to con- struct 47 homes on 3.92 acres lo- cated on the northeast side of Sus- sex 269A, near the Cedar Chest on Savannah Road. The commission stated that the high-density plan is not compati- ble with the area nor the Coastal Sussex Land Use Plan, according to Sussex County Planning Direc- tor Lawrence B. Lank. However, the commission voted to recommend approval of Berl's request to rezone the land from AR-1 Agricultural Residential to MRMedium Density Residential. The commission based its recom- rnendation on the land use plan, which designates the area as a de- velopment district, Lank said. If County Council adopts the Commission's recommendations and if the property is subdivided, Bed would only be permitted to construct 12 to 14 single-family homes, Lank said. Nearby landowners, including residents of Gosling Creek and members of Citizens Coalition, expressed concerns that the pro- posed housing development would create drainage problems and exacerbate traffic congestion. Sussex County Council, which will make the final decision on the applications, will hold public hearings on the applications be- ginning at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The hearings will be held in the County Council Chambers, Room 115 of the Courthouse in Georgetown. In other business, the commis- sion voted to recommend ap- proval of a conditional use appli- cation by Melvin A. and Gloria M. Fox, who propose to operate toning booths and a beauty salon on a 13,000-square-foot parcel on the southwest side of Del. 5, northwest of Sussex 306A near Long Neck. The commission also recom- mended approval of an applica- tion by Braven O. Duffle, who is seeking a rezoning of a 9,506- square-foot parcel of land near Five Points from C-1 General Commercial to MR Medium Den- sity. The property is located on the northwest corner of the intersec- tion of U.S. 9 and Ward Avenue. mission (ABCC) had granted a request by the Buttery Restau- rant at the New Devon Inn in Lewes to close until April 1. The restaurant will only close until Feb. 3. We apologize for :the orror. I Duffle wants to down zone the property in order to obtain a less expensive mortgage. In addition, the commission ap- proved a revised commercial site plan for the Rehoboth Beach Out- lets, a factory outlet center being developed by Fisher Management across from the Roadhouse Steak Joint on Del. 1.. The revised site plan expands the project by 33,790 square feet for a total of 187,590 square feet of retail space. CDBG hearing to be held Feb. 7 The Delaware State Housing Authority, in conjunction with the Sussex County Community De- velopment and Housing Division, will conduct a public hearing from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the County Council Chambers on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public input to allow for the formulation of rules and regulations regarding the Commu- nity Development Block Grant Program. Sewer construction continues along Del. 1 The following areas of con- struction are proposed for the week of Feb. 6: Final restoration on both sides of Del. 1 from Del. 24 to the Lewes &'Rehoboth Canal and Re- hoboth Avenue; Main line and lateral install in Nassau Park, Sussex East, Del. 1, McNichol Place and Kings High- way; Dewatering main line and lat- eral install on Sussex 274; main line install in Old Landing Woods, Breakwater Estates and Sussex 270; and lateral install in Sea Air Village, Dove Knoll, Breezewood and The Landing; Main line and lateral install in Kings Creek and main line install on West Side Drive, Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club. Weather and/or actual produc- tion rates may affect proposed construction schedules. Sussex County on-site representatives are Harry A. Talley and Robert D. Rogers III. They can reached at 644-2019. Meanwhile, County Council has approved a change order, which increases the amount of a design contract by $38,500. The cost in- crease will cover additional work mostly related to disputes over prices the county is paying landowners for required ease- ments, according to Sussex Coun- tY Engineer Robert Wood. The money will be used for pre-trial preparation, court appearances and survey work. Milton man arrested on drug charges A 26-year-old man was arrested on drug charges following a traf- fic stop near ,Milton on Sunday, Jan. 29, state police said. Russell P. Carter, of Milton, was driving On Del. 5 about 9p.m. when he was stoppedfor a traffic violation; accordingto Delaware State Po- Kerry Kuter photo Slippery roads cause accident on Rt. 24 Donald Lynch, 26, of Donovan Mobile Homes Park, Lewes, was seriously injured when his car struck an ice patch and he careened into a tree at approximately 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 29. According to Delaware State Trooper Cpl. Preston Lewis's report, Lynch was traveling alone along Delaware 24 south- west of Peddler's Village. Lewis said he was flown by hell. copter to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. At press time, a spokesperson from the hospital said Lynch is still in critical condition. Shown investigating the accident are Cpl. Mark Albert (right) and Cpl. Jeff Oldham of the Sussex County Fatal Acci- dent Investigation and Reconstruction Unit. lice Spokesman Cpl. Preston A, Lewis. After getting permission to search his vehicle, police found five ounces of marijuana, Police said they found drug parapherna- lia during a search of Carter's home in the 200 block of N. Lake Drive in Lazy Lake mobile home park. Carter was charged with posses- sion of manuana, possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for the dis- tribution of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintain- ing a dwelling for the distribution of drugs. He was released on un- secured bond. Dewey planners to discuss parking Feb. 10 The Dewey Beach Planning and Zoning Board will meet on Fri- day, Feb. 10 to discuss the parking situation in Dewey Beach. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Life Saving Station at 1 Dagswor- thy Street. The public is invited to attend and comment. Persons with dis- abilities requiring special accom- modations should contact Town Hall at 227-6363 three days in ad- vance. Lewes road naming meeting set for Feb. 15 A public meeting "will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 for the purpose of receiving input on roads in the unincorporated area of the Lewes Fire District. The meeting will take place at the Lewes Fire Hall starting at 7 p.m. Residents in the Lewes Fire Dis- trict are encouraged to attend this meeting. With the completion of the Lewes Fire District, Sussex Coun- ty will have completed 15 to 21 public meetings necessary  before finalizing the road -naming process. Fun Sport seeks more go-carts Fun Sport, Inc. has submitted a conditional use application for ad- ditional go-carts at its facility at the Midway Shopping Center on Del. 1. Plans call for a 3,527- square-foot expansion of the facil- ity, which is located next to Sears. Cape district LAC committee to meet The Legislative Action Com- mittee (LAC) of the Cape Hen- lopen School District will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, 1995 at 7 p.m. in the cafe- teria at Rehoboth Elementary School. LAC was formed for the purpose of identifying key legisla- tive issues that affect students in the Cape Henlopen School Dis- trict. The meeting is open to the public. For additional informa- tion, call 644-2252. School board elections slated for mid-May During its regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, the board voted to hold elections this year on Sat- urday, May 13. Three seats are open: Area C, in which Tony Streett is currently acting as an in- terim member; Area B, currently held by board president Walter Hopkins; and At-large, currently filled by Dave Baker. Those who want to run for a seat must be a resident of the Cape Henlopen School District and Delaware, be a United States citi- zen, and be at least 18 years old. Filing deadline for a seat on the Cape Henlopen Board of Educa- tion is April 13, and candidates must file with the Clerk of Peace in Georgetown no'later than 4:30 p.m. Continued on page 3