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Election Continued from page 1 The other two candidates who filed previously are Jud Bennett and Jim Ippolito. Neither has held public office previously. Filing deadline for candidates was Thursday, April 4. Jim Ford Ford, 43, filed his candidacy pa- pers on Tuesday, April 2. He is a building contractor in the Lewes and Rehoboth area and lives on Jefferson Street with his family.. "We have a chief to hire, an ex- pansion of city hall to oversee, policies and procedures to put into place and long range fiscal mat- ters to attend to," said Ford. "I feel like I've worked very hard as a member of council and would like to continue what we're doing. I've tried to do what's best for the city and respond when people have asked for response. I worked on the solution to large outbuild- ings that concerned people and drew up a new ordinance that was eventually psed to address them. I served on the open space and an- nexation committee which I feel will bear fruit in the future and am working now on the subdivision ordinance review committee. My family's supportive of what I'm doing so I'd like to have another term." Ford said he feels plans need to be made now regarding how Lewes will operate itself finan- cially when, after a number of years, the city has no more lots to develop and sell and it has re- ceived all the payments it will get from Cape Shores as it finishes Batten Continued from page 1 helpful. She supports the dis- trict's involvement in conflict res- olution and peer mediation strate- gies but believes the district should do more. She also said she recognizes a controversy over House Bill 85, a bill that was passed several years ago that requires schools to notify police when students engage in certain types of behavior. "Per- haps there is a need for some more clarification on HB85," said Bat- ten, who added that with a greater understanding of the bill, perhaps the number of incidents requiring police attention could be reduced. Batten, 52, pastor of Mt. Zion Holy Church, graduated from William C. Jason High School, Delaware Technical & Communi- ty College, Burke Bible College, Wilmington College, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Otay Masa College. She has asso- ciate degrees in applied science and human services. She has a bachelor's degree in theology, a masters degree in theological study and a doctorate of divinity. tier son and daughter-in-lax ha,e four children. Batten served on the Milton Town Council for nearly 14 years, including almost two years as mayor. Filing deadline is Friday, April 12. leasing all of its lots. "Then where will we get money for capi- tal projects? I think we need to be thinking about that now." Tony Pratt Pratt, 45, filed his papers for candidacy on Wednesday, April 3. He works for Delaware's Division of Soil and Water Conservation as program manager for the shore- line management branch and lives with his family on Jefferson Street. "We have a good system in place now that's working and I've had four years experience. I feel comfortable with the way things are working. And I think I bring a voice of reason to the table." Pratt serves as chairman of the Long Range Plan implementation committee and is heading the committee effort to change zoning ordinances to conform with the long range plan. "The commit- tee's been working for a very long time on changing the ordinances and I'm really pushing now to get proposed new ordinances to work- CAPE GAZE'lVPE, Friday, April 5 - April 11, 1996 - 11 shop meetings and get them final- ized. Then I'd like to get moving on the annexation issues identified by the committee Jim [Ford] was chairman of." Pratt is also working on the per- sonnel review committee which is looking at all policies related to how city employees interact with their employer. Residents of Lewes will have a chance to hear the views of the candidates in person when the Lewes Homeowners' Association hosts its annual Candidates' Fo- rum on Friday , May 3. (Further details about that forum will be published in coming weeks.) Lewes residents have until Fri- day, April 26 at 4 p.m. to register to vote in the city council election on May 11. As of March 20, there were 1,033 residents registered to vote in the election. Peggy Stew- art, who works in city hall, said another 20 people have'registered since that date. Residents can reg- ister at city hall on East Third Street Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Q Which is the best location for a new home ,n qua,nt, h,storlc Lewes, Delaware? 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