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Lewes mayor, council to meet March 8 Lewes&apos;s mayor and city council members will gather at city hall on Monday, March 10 for their monthly meeting. Some of the items on the agenda are as fol- lows: approvals of minutes for several recent meetings; approval of monthly statements; presenta- tion of the Board of Public Works General Manager's report; police activity report; final approval of Lewes Planning Commission's recommendation in favor of the re-partitioning request of J. Robert Vastine Jr. and Jonathan L. Gif- ford of property located at 302 Mulberry St. and 310 W. Third St.; final approval of Lewes Plan- Iewes rsonnel committee to mq There will be a me City of Lewes Perso Review Committee o March 13 beginning The meeting will be t cil chambers of city Third St. and the pl come to attend. One topic of inter proposed charter ch would allow the may, appointments for ci police chief and oth, dons. The Lewes ch those of most othe towns, precludes the voting on such appoir ing open the possibili mate such as presentll appointment of a p The proposed chal would provide for a policy, ',et ting of the anel Policy Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. old in coun- hall on East Lblic is wel- st will be a ange which r to vote on y mafiager, 'r key posi- arter, unlike Delaware mayor from tments leav- .3' of a stale- exists over dice chief. :or change tie-breaking ning Commission's recommenda- tion for approval of the conceptual plan of the Lewes Medical Arts Building at 424 Savannah Rd.; presentation by Michael Sing of Calvin Clendaniel Architects of the results of the water table test- ing for the site where the city hall expansion is proposed; request by Lewes Chamber of Commerce for use of Blockhouse Pond Park on Saturday, May 17 (rain date May 18) for the holding of the British Car Show; request on behalf of Lewes Chamber of Commerce for use of Zwaanendael Park for the Garden Market and Refreshment Tent for the Zwaanendael Her- itage Garden Tour to be held Sat- urday, June 21 (rain date June 22); presentation of recommendations from the Cable Review Commit- tee regarding re-negotiation of a new franchise agreement; ap- pointment of two members to the Commercial Architecture Review Commission for three year terms each for the expired terms of Robert Petterson and John Lester; consideration of proposed changes to the alcohol and drug testing regulations of the person- nel manual; and a request by James Ippolito that city officials appoint someone to represent the city during development of a com- prehensive master plan for Cape Henlopen State Park. The meet- ing begins at 8 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend. Lewes sets special meeting on budget The mayor and city council of Lewes will meet for a special meeting to discuss the budget for the next fiscal year which begins on April 1. The meeting will be held on Friday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at city hall on East Third St., Lewes. The public is welcome to attend. Clarifications Bernard Adelman was incor- rectly identifed as Jacob in the arti- cle on the Jewish community group forming which appeared in the Feb. 28 edition of the Cape Gazette. vote. Lewes zoning dafting committee to meet There will be a mgeting of the city of Lewes Zoning Ad-Hoc Drafting Committee ion Tuesday, April 8 beginning Ot 7:30 p.m. The meeting will beheld within council chambers o 9 city hall on East Third St. The lublie is wel- come to attend. Dewey sets hearings for March 8 meeting The monthly meeting of com- missioners for the town of Dewey Beach will be held Saturday, March 8, at 9 a.m. I Two conditional are slated for the n In'st is has been reqt Hopkins to operate 1701 Route One, wh is requested by W!l the owner of an amu: at 1509 Route On ase hearings coting. The ested by J.D. an eatery at |e the second iam Frankis, ;ement center :, to amend hours of operation. Other items on tte agenda in- elude the review an d vote on an ordinance to regulate tattoo and body piercing activities, including setting the appropriate business li- censing fee; the review and vote on an ordinance deling with the discontinuance of a pon-conform- ing use; a town hall expansion up- date; penalty fees fo( late payment of a business licensq,; commercial bus routes in Neighl orhood Resi- dential Zoning Distr of Delaware Legis (cabaret license for l establishments); dis ly 4th fireworks cole hoboth Beach; and tee appointments. ct; discussion lative bill 58 iquor-serving :ussion of Ju- bration in Re- mdit commit- Planning, zoning meet March 11 in Milton The Milton Planning and Zon- ing Commission and the Board of Adjustment meets in public hear- ing Tuesday, March 11, 7 p.m. in the library. Representatives 0f the deAnto- nio Group, land i owners and prospective developers of the pro- posed River Milto will. make. a presentation to the omnusslon re- garding their request for a zoning Angle Moon photo Firecracker Plunge raises funds for Rehoboth Main Street The Firecracker Fund Ice Plunge, held at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach on March I to benefit Rehoboth Beach Main Street's fundraising efforts to provide a fireworks display off Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, July 6, went extremely well, according to Main Street Program Director Anne Marie BurneIL The event raised $3,400 with people collecting pledges for brav- ing the cold waters of Rehoboth Bay. Main Street is still selling chances on,a ladies tanzanite diamond ring donated by Holland Jewelers and a red.white-and-blue softub from Softubs of Rehoboth Beach, which will be raffled off the day of the fireworks. So far, Main Street has raised $8,000 of the estimated $30,000 they need to carry out the fireworks display. change from R-l, residential sin- gle family homes, to R-3, residen- tial, multiple family housing. This is the third time the deAntonio Group has made application to the commission, and a spokesman for the group said that the new pre- sentation will answer concerns raised in the last hearing. The 16-acre parcel, located on the northeast edge of Milton, is at the end of NE Chandler Street and fronts on Atlantic Avenue. Of the total land, 10 acres are buildable, and the River Milton proposal in- eludes up to 65 units to be built in three phases. A spokesman for River Milton said that the proposed duplex units will not be constructed until they are contracted, alleviating the potential for vacant houses or for having to resort to renting what are to be owner occupied housing. The houses are expected to cost, on average, $120,000 with retired persons a major target market. He also said the developers in- tend to pave a street and complete the sewer and water loop of the town if they gain approval of the requested R-3 zoning. In a request for a zoning change, the planning and zoning commission recommends that town council approve or disap- prove of the request. Town coun- cil votes whether or not to accept the recommendation; members are not bound by the recommen- dation of the commission. If a recommendation is voted down in city council, those apply- ing must wait at least six months before reapplying. That same night, the Board of Adjustment will hear an applica- tion for a variance requested by Paul "P.D." Camenisch for Land- marks Unlimited. Troop 7 's Miller promoted to sergeant The Delaware State Police an- nounced its troopers earning pro- motions of sergeant, lieutenant and captain during a special cere- mony held at the Delaware State Trooper's Association Hall in Cheswold on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Bernard Miller, of Troop 7, was promoted from corporal to sergeant. Miller's position at the troop is shift sergeant. Being hon- ored by his colleagues is not a new ex- perience for Miller, who was named Trooper of the Year in 1994. Miller, a 1982 Cape MILLER Henlopen High School graduate, has studied criminal justice and business at Delaware Technical & Communi- ty College and Wilmington Col- |ego. He is a 1986 graduate of the Delaware State Police Training Academy. Since becoming a trooper, Miller has served as a pa- trolman at both Troop 7 and Troop 3. While working at Troop 4, Miller was a detective in the property squad. He has also served in the Rural Community Policing Unit and as a field train- ing officer. He is currently a member of the hostage negotia- tions team. Miller and his wife Al- lison live in Milton with their two children, Alyssa, and Bernard K. He enjoys participating in athlet- ics and is involved in several youth-related activities. "I like working with kids," said Miller, who coaches soccer, baseball and wrestling in Milton. Husband charged for murder, attempted suicide Delaware State Police homicide detectives are investigating an ap- parent murder and suicide attempt that occurred on Wednesday, March 5 at approximately 8:45 a.m. Detectives have charged Charles Goetz, 67, with first de- gree murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the com- mission of a felony. According to Cpl. Preston Lewis, Delaware State Police spokesman, a neighbor discovered a problem at the home of and Charles and Jane Goetz, 62, of Ocean View, when the neighbor went to their residence to check on them. Lewis said when the neighbor went into the home, she found Jane Goetz downstairs. Af- ter hearing a noise, the neighbor then went to the couple's utility shed, where she found Charles Goetz inside with what appeared to be self-inflicted wounds. The neighbor returned to her own home, where she called 911. First to respond to the scene was Police Chief Joe Deloach of the South Bethany Police Depart- ment. When Deloach entered the shed, said Lewis, he observed Charles Goetz's cuts to his hands, head and neck area. Lewis said the wounds "had ap- parently been done with a table saw that was still activated." De- loach disconnected the saw, said Lewis, and "with assistance from Sussex County Paramedics, sub- dued Mr. Goetz., Jane Goetz was transported to Beebe Medical Center, where he , p<>- nounced dead at approximately 10:55 p.m: from what appears to have been a blow to the head from a blunt object, possibly a hammer. Continued on page 4