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Continued from page 2 from the northern town limits to the southern town limits. The state proposed to pump sand on to the South Bethany beachfront to cov- er 24.7 acres of shoreline below the high tide line. The last section of coastline proposed for replenishment is a 4,100 linear foot stretch of shore- line extending from the northern town limits to the southern town limits of Fenwick Island--be- tween Lewes Street and Atlantic Avenue. The state proposes to pump sand on to the Fenwick Is- land beachfront to cover 24.5 acres of shoreline below the high tide line. Additional information con- cerning this permit application may be obtained by calling John Brundage at (215) 656-6734. -rremr00 iiimm00m0000T Lewes zoning drafting committee meeting set There will be a meeting of the city of Lewes Zoning Ad-Hoc Drafting Committee on Wednes- day, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held within coun- cil chambers of city hall on East Third Street. The committee is meeting on-changes to the city's zoning ordinances to make them consistent with provisions of the Long Range Plan. The public is welcome to attend. Lewes mayor and council set special meeting Lewes mayor and council have scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, March 4 beginning at 2 p.m. for an executive session and a discussion of the 1997-1998 budget to be adopted in April. The executive session, according to a meeting notice, will focus on personnel matters involving names, competency, and abilities of individual employees. The public is welcome to attend the budget discussion portion of the meeting. Lewes Architecture Review Commission to meet The Commercial Architecture Review Commission of Lewes will meet Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. to consider a commercial request by Lewes resi- dent Michael Makowski. Makowski, SAVANNAH RD. contract pur- chaser for the Lewes Beach prop- erty at 108 Savannah Road, wants to demolish the existing building and construct a three-story build- ing. The three-story building would contain a retail space on the first floor and three two-story apartments on the second and third floors. The property, ac- e.erring tO Lewe Bgi!c!ilag I.n, specter Bill Massey, is zoned C-1 Commercial, which permits the proposed uses. Massey said Makowski's plans include parking in the rear of the proposed build- ing. "His plans call for 12 spaces including two for each apart- ment," said Massey, "and six spaces for the retail operation. He knows that use of the retail space will be governed by the six spaces he has available for that use." Massey said the property is owned currently by David Buckson. The public is welcome to attend the meeting. Rehoboth workshop set for March 3 The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners will hold its next regular workshop at 7 p.m., Mon- day, March 3, preceded by a lis- tening post session at 6:30 p.m. The agenda includes a report from the city's parking advisory committee with a recommenda- tion to purchase a $3,000 parking meter change machine for Re- hoboth Avenue. Rehoboth Food Lion undergoing expansion Shoppers at The Marketplace on Route 1, Rehoboth Beach, have no doubt noticed the flurry of ac- tivity as expansion begins on the Food Lion located there. The original 29,000 square foot store is being transformed into a 36,254 square foot facility, although a corporate spokesperson said the completion date isn't firm. The newly-expanded store will feature an enhanced health and beauty aids department and more variety for customers in other depart- ments. The Food Lion will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., while the construction is taking place and will resume 24-hour operation once it is complete. The Nanti- coke Shopping Center Food Lion on Route 24 at Long Neck Road is open 24 hours a day. DVFA convention may move to Dover The Delaware Volunteer Fire- men's Association (DVFA), which has held its yearly conven- tion in Rehoboth Beach for the past two years and will again this year, is considering moving the event, held in September, to Dover for the next three years. Ted Doyle of Rehoboth Beach, chairman of the firemen's conven- tion site selection committee, re- ceived letters from chambers of commerce in both Rehoboth Beach and Kent County express- ing interest in hosting the conven- tion, which includes a long Satur- day morning parade. Representa- tives from both chambers also made presentations last week de- tailing what they are offering. "There was a lot of controversy within the committee," following the presentations, "because at the present time, the Kent County of- fer would save the conference committee a substantial amount of money. It's a real good proposal." HOWV,o.r sqe of t.tlc P.oiqts made in the presentation were on- ly verbal, so the committee has asked for verification in writing. For instance, Doyle noted, that the Sheraton Inn in Dover provides free facilities for meetings if they rent all of the rooms there. Doyle apprised Rehoboth Beach of Dover's offer and told them the ball is in their court. Rehoboth- Dewey Chamber members in the motel and group tour industry formed a task force and met earlier this week and have come up with a counterproposal that Everhart is expected to present to the site committee this Sunday, March 2, as the convention is said to gener- ate approximately $1 million in revenue for the economy each year. "We'll see what they can offer us," Doyle, who must report back with the committee's findings at the DVFA executive session in March. The committee's report will be given to each department which is a member of the DVFA, which takes the information back to that department for a vote of its members, which is recorded by roll call vote at a meeting in June. Bennett Farm OKd for preservation The Delaware Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation ap- proved agricultural preservation district status for 26 areas on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The addi- tions added some'9,000 acres of land to the preservation districts. Previously about 68,000 acres of land had been set aside in the districts. Included among the ap- provals was the Bennett District, a parcel next to the Carey Home Farm, in the Cedar Creek area. Under the program, farmers re- ceive benefits such as tax breaks in return for agreeing to not devel- op their land for at least ten years. In some cases, farmers who are in such districts can eventually sell their development rights which means they agree that the land can never be developed. County applies for community dollars Sussex County is applying for Community Development Block Grant funding, an annual request made to the Delaware State Hous- ing Authority. The funding is used for a variety of uses, most of it going for the re- pair of dilapidated housing for people with low incomes. Some money is also used for infrastruc- ture and demolition. County Ad- ministrator Bob Stickels said that Sussex County has received a total of $8.2 million in recent years and had repaired hundreds of dilapi- dated homes for county residents. Here are the requests: (West Rehoboth) Rehoboth Beach--S50,673 for infrastruc- ture. Milton--S225,000 for infra- structure and $20,000 for housing rehabilitation. Milford--S75,000 for housing rehabilitation. , CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 28- March 6, 1997, 3 FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 17 TO FEBRUARY 23, 1997 DATE 02/17/97 02/17/97 02/20/97 02/22/97 02/22/97 LOCATION TYPE Rt. I at Super Fresh parking lot #3 Rt. 1 at Midway, Rehoboth Outlets parking lot #1 Rt. 1 and Sussex 207, east of Lincoln #2 Rt. 1 and Sussex 16, east of Milton #5 Rt. 1 and Sussex 258, north of Lewes #2 ili::i ii::ii;i?ii?::;i; i;00;i;i 00;i;i;i;iiiiii;i ::ii] ii00[00[iNNiii00iiiN!]ii00i!!i00i00i @i iii iiii]iiiiiiiiiiili i!]iiiiiiiii i!ii00iii iiiiiiiiNii iiil iiiiiiiiiiii!iii'iiiii'iiiii',i!iiiiiii'00i iNi'00 FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 17 TO FEBRUARY 23, 1997 Sussex County Kent County New Castle County 12 11 22 Of the 45 people arrested for DUI, 16 were involved in accidents. Kerry Kester photo Three-car collision near Angola Viethns escaped serious injury during a three-vehicle acci- dent on Route 24 Thursday, Feb. 27 that involved a head-on collision. According to Lt. Rick Chamberlin, Delaware State Police spokesman, Wayne Johnson, Jr., 25, of Millsbore, was not paying attention as he was driving a 1988 Honda Prelude in the westbound lane at approximately 9:.20 aan. Chamberlin said Johnson's car struck the rear end of a Ford Escort driven by Reuben Donovan, 25, of Milton. The impact of that crash forced Donovan's vehicle to the opposite lane, where he had a head-on collision with the 1994 Ford Eclipse that was being operated by Delbert Stewart, 76, of Angola By The Bay. Done- van was treated for cervical strain. No other injuries were re- ported. Johnson was charged with inattentive driving. ing rehabilitation Delaware duck stamp contest judged Delaware's Department of Nat- ural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is reminding the public that the yearly duck stamp and junior duck stamp con- tests will be judged on Friday, March 7 in the Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge area. The junior duck stamp contest will be held at the Aquatic Resource Education Center on Route 9 at 9:30 a.m. The regular duck stamp contest will be at Bombay Hook at 1:30 p.m. DSWA to resume collection March 1 The Delaware Solid Waste Au- thority (DSWA) will resume col- lecting Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) on Saturday, March 1. The HHW events will continue monthly, weather per- miring, through November 1997. On the fourth Sunday of each month the collections are held at agement Center (Jones Crossroads Landfill) located on Route 20 near Millsboro. The hours for the col- lections are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The type of materials collected are oil based paints, kerosene, gasoline, antifreeze, cleaning chemicals, used syringes, explosives, garden and yard chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, and pool chemicals. Latex paint is not a hazardous material, and not accepted at collections. For more information on the HHW program or other DSWA programs or facilities, call (800) 404-7080, Monday through Fri- day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sussex County Council cancels March 4 meeting The Sussex County Council will not meet on Tuesday, March 4 because of the National Associ- ation of Counties Legislative Con- ference, which begins on Feb. 28 and ends March 4. Recess will allow members of council to attend the Washington D.C. conference. Sussex County Council will meet again in regular session the following week, on Ta3, Maxeh ! !.