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4[ Interviews with Milton election candidates. Delaware's Cape Region Friday, Feb. 23-Thursday, Feb. 29,1996 Volume 3, No. 40 State eyes new resort bus routes; Dewey wants increase By Michael Short Plans for resort area bus service for 1996 could include three new routes. Delaware Resort Transit announced its recommendations Wednesday with the biggest news being preliminary plans for new bus routes from Rehoboth Beach to Georgetown, Fenwick Island and the Long Neck area. But the biggest flap from Wednesday's meetings came when Dewey Beach offi- cials said they continue to badly need more bus service out of town during hectic sum- mer weekends. "Something has got to be done," said Town Manager Bill Rutherford. The com- ments from Dewey representatives came after hea(ing that the planned route to Fen- wick Island would only run Monday through Thursday. Bobbie Geier of DTC (the Delaware Transit Corporation) said the state can't afford to provide the extra ser- vice for the whole week. "We have been telling you for, I think, three years that we need late night ridership out of Dewey Beach," said Dewey Beach Commissioner Faith Duncan. When asked where those routes should go, she just said out of Dewey Beach. Rutherford said that the town was not pleased with the service offered last sum- mer. He said the state had offered to provide standby service at times when the Jolly Trolley was packed and complained that the "carnival atmosphere, of the trolley in the Continued on page 12 Early morning blaze in Dewey Beach levels 10-unit Sea Strand condo When the smoke finally cleared later Saturday morning, it was evident that nothing was salvagable at the Sea Strand units off Chesapeake Street, Dewey Beach, which were already fully engulfed when the Rehoboth Volunteer Fire Com- pany trucks arrived at 6 a.m. For more details, turn to page 3. I Lewes BPW reviews safety standards in wake of accident By Dennis Forney Members of Lewes Board of Public Works voted at their Thursday, Feb. 15 meeting to review all safety standards and procedures and to move toward training all employees in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuS- citation). The action follows a serious accident involving lead lineman Dave Pavlik. Pavlik was burned severely on his arms on Mon- day, Feb. 5 by high voltage electricity. He was working at the time on power lines near the Pilots Station on Cape Henlopen Drive. BPW member Charles Hood made the motion directing General Manager Ron Donovan to review safety standards and procedures and look into CPR training. He said Pavlik's accident "brought into focus" the need for the review. BPW members voted unanimously in favor of the review and asked Donovan to report his findings at the next scheduled BPW meeting on March 21. Hood asked, in his motion, that the report include CPR training for all enlployees. Contacted later about the motion, Hood said such reviews are normal following any kind of an accident. "An investigation and a review of standards and procedures relat- ed to safety are normal. Right now though Continued on page 14 Rehoboth parking permit foes circulating petition By Trish Vernon "I think it's disgusting," said Sheridan Besosa of efforts that are now underway to make the recent- ly passed Rehoboth Beach resi- dential parking permit system sub- ject to repeal or public referen- dum. "So much effort has gone into thatplan - it has the support of the Rehoboth Beach Homeowners Association, Country Club Estates Property Owners Association and even the Rehoboth-Dewey Cham- ber of Commerce has voiced sup- port," said Besosa, who along with fellow resident Jay Smith spear- headed efforts to bring all facets of the community into the dialogue before presenting the plan to the board. Guest house owner Jack Brinck- meyer, under the auspices of the organization entitled Citizens Association of Rehoboth Beach (CARB), is circulating petitions and mailing out letters to all regis- tered voters asking that they sup- port his efforts to overthrow the ordinance. While proponents of the permit system believe that it will be embraced much morereadily than other plans adopted which have met with defeat,.Brinrkmeyer said he has received enough input over the past week to believe other- wise. 'Tve talked to a number of peo- ple who have told me they don't favor the permit plan - they're calling me to tell me they're upset and I think that sentiment is pick- ing up momentum," Brinckmeyer Continued on page 13