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CAPE GAZETrE, Friday, April 5- April 11, 1996- 17 Rehoboth proceeds With sewer plant upgrade, OKs fund borrowing By Trish Vernon The City of Rehoboth Beach awarded a $2.1 million contract April 1 to Barbella Environmental Technology of New Jersey to up- grade the city's wastewater treat- ment plant, as well as agreed to borrow the necessary funds, up to $2 million, from Mellon Bank at a fixed rate of 4.996 pement for sev- en years. They expect to have to borrow $1.3 million. Sussex County will reimburse the city for 44 percent of the cost of the project, as the plant services Dewey Beach and Henlopen Acres as well, with the city's cost Topless Continued from page 16 someone erected a sign there re- ferring to Norfolk as a "nude" beach, a sign they state conveys the wrong message. "The word 'nude' is an inaccurate labeling of a woman who removes her top. Women who do this are truly no more 'nude' that men who ordi- narily do the same. But exposing private body parts below the belt is not an acceptable thing to do and we are opposed to public nu- dity ." They close by requesting that the letter be posted and distributed and even placed on the Internet. being approximately $1,270,000 and the county's being $999,000. Under a 1994 Department of Natural Resources and Environ- mental Control (DNREC) consent order, the city agreed to take mea- sures to upgrade the plant in ef- forts to decrease the amount of ni- trogen and phosphorus being re- leased into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. The city authorized the engi- neering firm of Steams and Whel- er to prepare plans and specifica- tions, and the project was put on to bid. However, bids which came in late last year were extremely Having read the letter, both Re- hoboth Mayor Sam Cooper and City Manager Greg Ferrese con- curred that they have no plans to allow women to bare their breasts on the beach south of Queen Street. "If they attempt to violate city ordinances, the police will ad- dress it and we have no intention of doing a survey," Ferrese said. "Bare breasts will upset.a lot of people - if they want to sunbathe topless they can do it in their backyards." Cooper added that he couldn't support having laws in effect in one area and not another area of the city. "It would be unfair to the people in that area," he said, not- ing that the letter does sound legit- imate. high, as the city expected to bor- row low interest loans from-the state and therefore the work would have to be done under state wage rates. Rehoboth officials decided to hire Hal Sammons of Potter, An- derson and Coroon, who negotiat- ed with the banks and came up with the best interest rate and terms from Mellon, (The city will pay interest only the first two years, while it is paying off the bond bill from the treatment plant construction, and then pay princi- ple and interest for the next five years.) A request for bids was once again pu t out at non-state wage rates, and the city found that upon opening the new bids, that the lowest state wage bid was $132,000 higher than the non- state wage bid. Rip Copithom with Steams and Wheler explained to the board April 1 what the project will en- tail. 'q'otal removal" of nitrogen and phosphorus by the year 2000 is the goal in statewide efforts to clean up the Inland Bays, Cop- ithorn said, noting that they will replace the ultraviolet system with a chemical method of eliminating bacteria, installing holding tanks so that there is no residual chlo- ride being released into the canal. He said that they are also going to take a holding tank at the site and convert it to a sludge holding other issue, Copithorn said, is to tank, to prevent the possibility of improve sludge removal, with is permit violations if there too high Phase III of the project. a sludge build up before land ap- The project is expected to take plication can be carried out. The 18 months to complete. Sussex man suggests private east-west bus transportation By Michael Short Vernon Grice is convinced that more bus service would mean lower unemployment in Sussex County. He pitched a plan to Sussex County Council on March 26 which would allow him to provide transportation from western to central Sussex County. The pro- posed routes would link western Sussex County with Delaware De- partment of Transportation(Del- DOT) routes from Georgetown east and in some cases, would take riders all the way to the beach. The lack of transportation is of- ten cited in Sussex and Grice was quick to say that he thinks the bus service would be a public service. "You have an awful lot of peo- ple sitting idle because they have no public transportation," Grice said. Grice said, however, that he can't charge low enough rates to make the service attractive with- out some sort of subsidy. He asked County Council to intercede for him and see if there was some type of funding available, perhaps from Delaware's Department of Transportation. County Council agreed to sug- gest that DelDOT consider the proposal. Grice said he hopes to meet soon with the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce to discuss the idea. Grice has two vans and four mi- ni-vans which would be used for the route. He proposed to provide bus service up and down Rt. 13 and Rt. 113 with a transfer point from Seaford to the Georgetown area. Grice operates ESI Trans- portation, which is short for Effi- cient Services Inc. He said that in the early morning, he might be willing to take people as far east as the Park and Ride Lot outside Rehoboth Beach. That would not be a regular route during the rest of the day, but it could help people get to work on time, he said. That's be- cause the DelDOT service may not begin early enough for early morning commuters. It's Time For a Change Vote For Judson Bennett for Lewes Board Of Public Works c This Saturday, April 6, 1996 A recent poll indicates that Judson Bennett has come from behind and has moved ahead of his opponents, Hill and McClain. A change is in the wind! Judson Bennett has been knocking on doors and talking to the citizens of Lewes. Streets, lights, sewer, and water are all issues! Judson Bennett will keep the utility rates in Lewes down! Judson Bennett will treat all the tax payers of Lewes equally! Judson Bennett Will Do What Is Right For All The Tax Payers Of Lewes! YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT! ELECT JUDSON BENNETT TO THE LEWES BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS THIS SATURDAY APRIL 6TH. Paid for by Citizens For Judson Bennett.