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Continued from page 6 might be an alternative before we further delineate the battle lines between businesses, manufac- tured home owners, stick-built home owners and the Sussex County Council. Jim Truelove Rehoboth Beach Questions POsed on Chase case Michael Chase's attorney is not the only person who wants to things. Dale Magee First, put some of the Dale "Woody" Magee, 32, is pet projects a drug control and enforcement such as new agent in the Department of street lights, Health in the State of Delaware. a new civic Pie is a high school graduate center and with a year of college and a the like on diploma from the New Castle hold until County Police Academy. He our basic MAGF and his wife Jill have a daugh- needs are ter, Alexandra. taken care of. Sure, projects "I believe I have the capabfli- such as these may attract visitors ty of listening to both sides of a to Our fine town, but how many problem and making a decision visitors will gain a favorable based on the facts that are pre- opinion of us if we cannot have sented to me. Furthermore, I decently paved streets or pro- make critical decisions every vide adequate water and sewer know why the state is pursuing Michael Chase with such a vengeance. It had better be pretty good stuff to warrant the prosecu- tion of a man who will never cease to torture himself. It seems like the state just wants to destroy what life he has left and prevent him and his wifd from any chance of healing and caring for their oth- er children. After questioning everyone in- volved, was there even a hint that this man knew his son was in the car? Was there anything at all in his demeanor as observed by au- thorities that this man was less than horrified and totally over- whelmed by what he had unkown- ingly caused? Do we need a judge and jury to ascertain this? If not, then why the charges? Good people should be morally outraged and good citizens should pick up the phone and ask Jane Brady "what's the point?" If hard answers are not forthcoming soon, one must wonder about the poli- tics at play behind the scenes. I for one, am certainly re-evaluating my prior esteem for Brady. Pauline Porter Lewes Thanks for supporting Indian River referendum The approximately 600 mem- bers of the Indian River Education Association sincerely appreciate the overwhelming support from the 4,360 people who spent time standing in line to vote for the children of the Indian River School District. The historic margin of victory may signal that residents and tax- payers realize quality education is not free. There is no better invest- ment than supporting the educa- tion of your community's youth. This is a time for renewed opti- mism as we eagerly await the se- lection of a new superintendent of schools, whose enthusiasm for leading us into the next century can certainly be inspired and maintained by communities that support schools and quality edu- cation. Please continue to support your schools by being involved in your children,s present academic and extra-curricular activities - and in their future. Chuck Webb President Indian River Education Association day as a job requirement, and I must be able to justify and stand by those decisions. I believe that the Milton com- munity will continue to grow since the beach areas are becom- ing overpopulated. I see several developments starting around Milton and the possibility of an annexation may exist. Development within town limits is steadily increasing with developers wanting to move in. There are a lot of variables to consider when you want to add a development of any kind, such as water, sewer, road mainte- nance, lighting, police and fire protection. Pre-planning has to be the key to future develop- ment in the Town of Milton The three most important is- sues facing Milton includ e im- proving our streets and road- ways, improving our water and sewer systems, and ensuring that our town departments are adequately staffed with quali- fied, reliable personnel, and those employees have the re- sources and equipment to do their jobs properly and efficient- ly. In order to accomplish these tasks without raising taxes, I feel it will be necessary to do two Batten Continued from page 4 developed within the town limits, we have to consider the services that must be given, as well as making sure that the property is being developed according to all codes. I think the upgrading of the maintenance equipment is one is- sue that we are going to have to deal with in consideration of the recent snows. Another important issue is the upgrading of sewer and water lines in the needed ar- eas of the town. If all the pro- posed developments come on line within the next two to three years, the sewer system will have to be Broadhurst Continued from page 4 reflect the goals of the community and not just a vocal few. The town library is in a beauti- ful old building, and keeping it in the downtown area would be ide- al, because that encourages people to use other services while in the town. If we developed a plan to to all our citizens? These pet projects seem to have gained a life of their own recently and have, in my opinion, only served to sidetrack the town council from more important matters. Second, explore the use of state and federal assistance in the form of grants and low inter- est loans to help us improve those things that are vital to our town. We should ensure that our town workers are qualified for their positions and that all de- partments are staffed properly and have the proper equipment to carry out their jobs quickly and properly, even during un- usual circumstances such as the recent snowstorms. By doing these things and spending our tax receipts wisely, I believe the Town of Milton can grow and attract visitors and tourists while still properly providing for the needs of all our citizens. I feel that the council needs to continue supporting the Cham- ber of Commerce and various other organizations and groups that are bringing business/func- tions to the town, such as Bar- gains on the Broadkill and the Hot Air Balloon Festival." considered. We will have to deal with trash collecting and police enforcement. I envision the Milton Town Council working along with the Chamber of Commerce as an ad- vocate of new business. I envi- sion the council sharing ideals with the chamber and all others who are working to revitalize downtown Milton. I think the council should rec- ommend the following to the Li- brary/Civic Center Committee: consider all aspect of concern from the citizens; remember that the library is owned and operated by the county; and beware that the public schools are available for af- ter-school activities." add to the existing building with- out spending a tremendous amount of money, I believe that the needs of the town would be met. Milton is going to be my home for a long time and I have a strong desire to make this a wonderful place to live. I want to thank those of you who will vote for me and allow me to serve you in our town council." Morris Watson Morris Watson, 57, a truck ver with the Delaware De- of Transportation, is a high school graduate. He and his wife, Henrietta, have four children and four grandchil- "I have had the pleasure of serving on the council for three years, and I know the problems that the town is facing. I have al- so served as the Personnel Chairman and Street Commis- sioner. Milton has a very good future because we are growing and ex- panding. New housing is being built and more land within the town is being developed. New residents are moving to Milton. We should consider water and sewer service, as well as traffic safety for everyone, when prop- erty within the town limits is be- ing developed. Overcrowding could be an issue. Bushey Continued from page 4 Town of Milton in a positive posi- You have to remember that the Town of Milton owns the ad- joining property to the library." Fleetwood Continued from page 4 and zoning regulations are in place. Our treatment plant oper- ates *It approximately 50 percent capacity. The water wells are in place to handle future growth. We now need to work on improv- ing our water lines to provide a satisfactory water supply to all residents. Milton has a large his- toric district that needs to be uti- lized and protected. The best way to protect vacant stores down- town is to have them in use as businesses. The council must continue to work with other civic groups in attracting new business. We need to improve our street conditions. The town has Very limited funds for re-paving road- ways. The council is prioritizing our streets and working to obtain funding to improve conditions. The Milton Town Council needs to listen and work closely with these civic groups in improving downtown. Governor's Walk and the Victorian street lamps were adopted by the council in that effort. Future plans will call for more action. We must listen to recommendations and act on them in a positive manner. The Milton Town Council has charged the committee with de- termining the needs of the com- munity and how those needs can be met. The committee will make recommendations to the Town Council and Sussex Council. A facility that would house commu- nity rooms, educational programs and adequate library space is be- ing explored. The council needs to study all proposals." The most important issues fac- ing Milton are repair- ing our streets, up- grading our water l.ines and the wa- ter tower, WATSON and buying new equipment for our mainte- nance department. The Town Council and Milton Main Street Committee can work together to beautify the downtown area and make it an enjoyable place to shop, eat, etc. We should also work together to attract new business, to help support our community to pro- vide more jobs. A civic center would be great, but we have other things that are our top priority at present. However, working toward a civic center to be built at a later date would be nice." Cannon Continued from page 4 limits, I believe that it is critical to place an emphasis on historic preservation in renovations and compel new properties to be sensi- tive to the existing character with- in the town's limits. The three most important issues facing Milton are historic conser- vation, the condition of the down- town district and the deteriorating infrastructure. Milton's need to emphasize the historic conservation of the town is essential. , / Regulations on new buildings and renovations of old buildings should restrict designs that would be inconsistent with the desired historic Character of the town. The downtown retail district's demise needs to be addressed. The first steps to revitalizing the down- town district would be to create in- centives attracting more business- es and visitors. Currently, I am doing research to educate myself on how this could be accomplished. I have contracted several uni- versities and some flourishing small town Chambers of Com- merce to supply me with informa - tion. We need to address the crum- bling infrastructure in its relation- ship to the trucks on Main Street. There is also need to facilitate the safety of pedestrians. I believe the library is an essen- tial feature in Milton. "Knowl- edge is Power." Our library sup- plies a lot of power. A library takes very little from a communi- ty; mosdy it gives. I recommend the library should be given what is determined it needs to support the ever-growing diverse population of our small town. The civic center is an untapped resource in aiding the library deal with its present and future needs."