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22 FRIDAY, MARCH 2- MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012 " NEWS Cape Gazette Lewes " ' 21 Continued from page She said the board's first choice was to build a new library On a portion of a parcel adjacent to, the existing facility. Ford said Blake Thompson, owner of the property, has set a price for the land, but he said ac, quiring it must be done in coop- eration with state agencies, one of which is the Department of Transportation, Ford said he does not think purchase of Thompson's parcel costs thus far selected The Villages of Five have been Points as the best site for the new DonaldJ. Foraker, Jr., CPA about $60,000 facility. - .... - paid to Wilm- Tl e committee scored the Five Certified Public Accountant and Business Advisor ington-basedPoints site three to four pointsTax Season is here.., do you need help? Buck Simpershigher than its second-place Architect + As- choice, expansion of the existing Businesses Individuals sociates Inc., facility where it is, Healey said. Trusts Estates for developing The panel's third choice was a the needs as- parcel adjacent to New Road We are accepting new clients, Call Us Today! BeckieHealey sessment, and owned by Groome United i about $20,000 Methodist Church. Located at 19606 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach for architectural consulting serv- The site evaluation panel was (800) 748-0354 ices. instructed to use five of nine ele- ments listed in the site evalua- Site promotion by email tion manual when considering a This week, an email promoting parcel: Parking potential on' and would be finalized before Satur- construction of a new library on off-site; accessibility by automo- day, March 31, which Healey said The Villages of Five Points site bile, public mass transit and is the deadline the Delaware Li- began circulating, walking; visibility in a prominent brary Association has set for The email originates fromlocation to attract passersby; Lewes to submit its request for thevillagesoffivepoints,com, views, distant and close, of what which lists Hudson Management one sees from inside the library funding to the state Legislature. A -'ew -H: ..... Office'as the contact, and what those outside see look- u i y . -- " ing at the building; and the build- cost an estimated $5 million; the Phone calls tor con nent from ing's fit into the fabric of the state would fund 50 percent of company principals jamln ana communitynow and into the fu- the project. The library would Christian Hudson were not re, ture. raise the balance, turned. H ale. . -a, m ..... he The email states the Five In evaluating sites, the panel ~/ ~cLLCL 1t t.lL~ LU I~l~C L . . deadline- ould -'ush considera Points site is valued at $3 mflhon, did not consider legal matters, V _[J - tion of Lewen' reouest into 2013 and the cost per square foot to such as the existence of ease- ........ -~~-- ...... - -" build" there is' hke" ly to be lower ments; development costs, in- Ford said he thinks .the request than an in-city site. No informa- cluding site dollar value; demoli- tion costs of any existing struc- would probably still be consid- ered if it is submitted before Sat- tion is provided about why or urday, June 30, the last day of the how costs would be lower. legislative session. The email also states the li- Healey said library project brary site evaluation committee tures; and unusual development costs such as driveways, roads and earthwork. The library site evaluation committee has not is- sued a report containing its final recommendations, and the li- brary board has not yet finalized its recommendations. THiS ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING shows how the library's existing site might be configured to make it possible for the facility to remain where it is. This plan, however, uses a portion of Stango Park and would also require buying land where 78 parking spaces would be placed. Now Carrying Car & Truck accessories for all your customizing needs Overall paint jobs Insurance claims accepted All Phases of Customizing. No job too big or too small. SUSSEXCOU NTYCUSTOMS.COM I SEAL ANY COATING YE TE RA N S E IlVI C E S of Delaware - Proudly Owned by and Employing Local Veterans - I JUNK REMOVAL Fully Licensed & Insured Operating in All Sussex County Go to: for valuable coupons 302-827-2786 17507 Nassau Commons Blvd., Unit I LEWES, DE 19958