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Delaware's Cape Region Friday, February 4- Thursday, February 10, 1994 Volume 1, No. 37 i!- t Lewes 1994 election season off and running Seymour's filing for BPW ensures a race By Dennis Forney The races have begun. The first 1994 election in Lewes's politi- cally charged atmosphere will be for two Board of Public Works seats currently held by Mike Hill and Tom McClaln. Howard Seymour, a former BPW employee and board member, has filed his papers indicating he is in the running. Hill has also filed, for re-election, and McClain, who curreitly serves as BPW president, said Thursday, Feb. 3 that he too will seek re-election. The annual election will be held on Satur- day, April 2 from i p.m. to 5 p.m. at city hall in Lewes. Filing deadline for candidates is Friday, March 25 at 4 p.m. To be able to vote, residents of Lewes, or non-resident property or lease owners, must be registered in city hall by 4 p.m. Friday, March 18. Lewes's Board of Public Works is a five member board that oversees operation of the city's water, sewer, and elecc depart- ments. The BPW meets the third Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. in Lewes City Hall. The official notice for the Board of Public Works explains that candidates for Board of Public Works election must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City of Lewes for at least 90 days prior to the election. It also stipulates that candidates must be at least 21 years old as of the date of the election. Jack Messick, counselor for the BPW, told board members at their Jan. 27 meeting that current charter information regarding Continued on page 4 Dewey may put entertainment on ice after 1 a.m. By Denise M. Marshall In an effort to quiet Dewey Beach's party town image, the Dewey Beach Town Commission- ers plan to introduce a measure to prohibit restaurants from playing music past 1 a.m, The proposed ordinance, which would prohibit music of any kind from being played in liquor-serv- ing restaurants after 1 a.m., is scheduled to be introduced by Commissioner James Bracken at the commissioners' Feb. 12 meet- ing. However, local restaurant and bar owners already have an agree- ment with former Dewey Beach Commissioner P. Brooks Banta to shut off music at 1 a.m., according to Chip Hearn, of The Starboard Restaurant and Duke's Last Resort. "I don't play music past 1 a.m.," Hearn said. "If we don't have a problem, what's the purpose of the ordinance?" Commissioner Bracken could not be reached for comment. Last month, Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Jack Hyde pro- posed a noise ordinance amend- ment which would make it illegal to have live entertainment in busi- nesses after 1:30 a.m. In addition to discussing a pro- posal to turn off music in restau- rants by 1 a.m., the commissioners are scheduled to review a draft ordinance to prevent outside activ- ities and uses of parking lot areas that would facilitate such activi- ties as take-out services. The pro- Continued on page 4 Dennis Forney photo Rehoboth Beach has embarked upon the task of long range planning. One aspect discussed at the committee's Jan. 29 meet- ing was the contrast between the new and old architecture sitting side by side, such as the ultra-modern structure housing the Dream Cafe sitting next to the historic Epworth Methodist Church on Baltimore Avenue. Rehoboth begins fleshing out long range plan By Trish Vernon Hesitant first steps have turned into strides as Rehoboth Beach's Long Range Planning Com- mittee laid the groundwork Saturday, Jan. 29 for an all encompassing study of the resort. Four out of the five committees formed late last year gave initial reports on their fact-find- ing missions concerning infrastructure, com- munity design, residential, commercial and annexation. Only the open space committee was unable to make a report that day. Bruce Galloway, the professional planner who guided the City of Lewes through the same procedure, explained "this is a chance to see how well we're doing-- I want to hear an invento.ry. I think we'll find as we go along just how tied together everything is." Before the committees gave their findings, however, Galloway cautioned ,"Let' s try to be as nonjudgemental as we can. We don't want to cause vast eruptions in the community," Highlights of committee reports are as fol- lows: Infrastructure Ray Pusey and Norma Lee Derfickson led the presentation, noting there are 2.82 mites of Continued on page 9