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Cape Gazette BRIEFS FRIDAY, APRIL 6- MONDAY. APRIL 9. 2012 3 He meeting on April 10 for Sussex council Sussex County Council will not meet Tuesday, April I0, for Easter break. The next meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 1Z Dearer to discuss issues in Milton Sussex County Councilwoman Joan Deaver will be on hand from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Monday, April 9, at the Federal Street Gallery and Espresso Bar to dis- cuss district issues. The gallery is located on Federal Street in Milton. Rehoboth to discuss lake moratorium The Rehoboth Beach commis- sioners will discuss a proposed zoning moratorium to restrict construction around the city's lakes until the planning commis- sion issues its report on new or revised ordinances at the corn- ordination on underbrush, ivy campus. Millsboro seeks helpers and other nuisance growth to be The panel will also accept can- removed from Central and Deer didates who have filed to run in for downtown cleanup parks; Mayor Sam Cooper will the Saturday, May 12 annual dec- Millsboro Downtown Partner- provide a status update on the tion: consider a resolution to ship Inc., a nonprofit organiza- city's ocean outfall project and amend the city charter, updating Lion supporting, creating and introduce a proposed amend- senatorial and councilmanic dis- promoting the revitalization of merit to the city charter changing tricts to be consistent with the downtown Millsboro, is seeking the authorized indebtedness of 2010 census; and consider a reso- volunteers for its semiannual the city from a percentage of the lution to amend the city charter Downtown Millsboro Clean-Up assessed value of property to a concerning the competitive bid- Day from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Sat- fLxed amount, ding process, urday, April 14. Check-in is at St. Mayor and council will also dis- Mark's Episcopal Church park- Lewes to discuss new cuss a Lewes Canalfront Park Ma- ing lot, State and Ellis streets. rina Committee recommendation Volunteers should wear sturdy library building to allow commercial operations at clothing and bring brooms, rakes Lewes Mayor and City Council the park's marina or City Dock: and gloves for weeding, sweep- will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, consider a request by the Univer- ing and cleaning. A free lunch April 9, in City Hall. Items on the sity of Delaware College of Earth, will be provided to thank all vol- agenda include: Lewes Public Li- Ocean & Environment for renew- unteers. To sign up, email mills- brary Board presentation of a al of a conditional use agreement borodowntownpartnership@ya- statement describing intention for two mobile laboratory trailers or call Janice at 302-933- to construct a new library facility; located at the Lewes campus be- 0194. consideration of draft ordinances ginning June 8, 2012, terminating regulating serving, consuming June 7, 2013; and consideration of a Finance officials discuss and possessing alcoholic bever- request by Beebe Medical Center ages on city property; and consid- for extension of a conditional use property tax eration of final agreement be- agreement for one temporary, Dewey Beach Budget and Fi- tween Beebe Medical Center and manufactured housing unit for nance Committee will meet at 10 Lewes Board of Public Works re- use as office space at 440 Market a.m., Saturday, April 7, at Dewey gardinginstallation of an emer- St., from April 13, 2012 through Beach Life Saving Station on gency water well on the hospital's April 12, 2013. Dagsworthy Avenue. The com- mittee will discuss the develop- ment of new revenue streams, in- cluding a referendum proposal for a properW tax. Dewey discusses capital improvements Dewey Beach Infrastructure Committee will meet at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at Dewey Beach Life Saving Station on Dagswor- thy Avenue. The committee will discuss formulating a capital im- provement plan and vote on rec- ommendations for a lighting project in town. LWV to host forum on education April 11 A forum: Education, Public or Private. Should You Be Con- cerned? will be hosted by the League of Women Voters of Sus- sex County from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at Beebe Medical Arts Building, Route 24, Rehoboth Beach. Panelists in- clude Nancy C. Feichtl, Connie Henricks, Donna Johnson and Kendall Massett. missioners' workshop, 9 a.m., Monday, April 9, in the city com- C a *ifiCati0NS missioners' room. The commissioners tasked the PENALTY IN BILL - A March 30 planning commission March 16 story about proposed manufac- to draft one or more ordinances Lured home rent justification dealing with lake building regu- legislation contained incorrect informatio about the proposed lations, including buffer zones and new setback requirements, penalty. The penalty to park WRONG NAME - A police Taxi, but not the business. Mike DiPaolo, Sue Eberhart, The commissioners will hear a owners who do not complybrief Friday, March 30, misiden- Warren Golde, Marsha Holler, presentation from Bryan Hall Of would be denial of rent for tiffed a woman accused ofWRON6 COMMITTEE - The Louis Papp, B&sy Reamer and the Office of State Planning Co- three to six months for the throwing a water bottle at her advertisement for the Lewes Bridget W ner. Tulip Festival appearing o;n homeowners who received ille- son. Her name is Lisa Thomas. pages 70-71 in today s Cape gal rent increases. The loss of the rent money is a forfeiture BEACH RIDE TAXI - A Friday, Gazette lists incorrect names and not a fine. It could cover March-16 business story aboui for this year's Tulip Festival one homeowner or several Beach Ride Taxi should have Committee. The committee is homeowners in a park, but not said owner Jim Allen obtained composed of Chairman Ted necessarily the-'e'ntire park. phone numbers and assets from Becker, with Cindy Albright, the owner of Comfort RideRuss Allen, Sharon Dardine, POLICE & FiRE WRAP-UP Milton police car involved in crash A Milton police car respond- ing to the scene of a domestic dispute crashed April I after po- lice say a sus- pect's car drove into its path. Kara Moore, 21, of Milton punched a 44- year-old man in the face. Her boyfriend, Kara Moore Curtis Rowe, 22, of Dover, punched the man a second time, said Capt. John Cornwell of the Milton Police Department. No one was injured in the crash. Delaware State Police helped secure the scene, Corn- well said. The assault victim I was treated for Curtis Rowe minor injuries at Milford Memorial Hospital. Police charged Rowe and Moore with third-degree assault, two counts of disorderly conduct and offensive touching. They Fire marshal were released on $2,000 unse-I ug,'nves"-aLes bus fire cured bond. ,6 A school bus fire April 3 in Georgetown caused $250,000 in damage. The bus was parked in a lot along State Forest Road when it caught fire at 11:06 a.m., said Ran- dall W. Lee, chief deputy fire .marshal. Bus drivers had finished their morning rounds and left the bus- es in a parking lot used by the contractor when the buses are not in use, Lee said. The fire spread from one bus and damaged two neighboring buses, he said. R GS Lee said he is investigating the STOLER IR MILTON origin and cause of the fire. Milton police are investigating Fires displace the theft of beer kegs from a M.- Georgetown residents ton business. The incident happened be-Two Georgetown families dis- tween March 25 and 28 at Irish placed by separate mobile home Eyes in the 100 block of Union fires are receiving assistance Street, said Capt. John Cornwell from the Red Cross. of the Milton Police Department. The first fire happened March Surveillance recorded the man 29 at a mobile home in the 26000 removing kegs from the busi- block of Shortly Road, said Ran- ness, Cornwell said. dall W. Lee, chief deputy fire Anyone with information is marshal. Firefighters discovered asked to call police at 684-8547 heavy smoke coming from un- or1-800-TIP-3333, derneath the mobile home. There were no injuries and dam- the home at $7,500. age was estimated at $12,000, Lee The fire originated in the liv- said. ing room, but the cause is unde- An electrical malfunction termined, Leesaid. caused the fire, which originated The Red Cross is assisting two under the house, he said. adults and three children dis- A second fire occurred April 1 placed from the March 29 fire in a mobile home in the 25000 and two adults displaced by the block of Grace Road. The home April 1 fire. Help includes tempo- was in flames when fire fighters rary shelter, clothing, groceries arrived, Lee said. and comfort kits, according to a One resident was taken to Red Cross press release. Beebe Medical Center for evalu- For more information, go to ation. Lee estimated damages to ORE FATAL|TY FOLLOWIRG ROUTE 24 CRASH CARRIE KOSTER PHOTO ORE PERSON was killed this morning when a car and a school bus crashed, clos- ing a section of Route 24 for nearly three hours. The accident happened at 7:10 a.m. on southbound Route 24 near Bulls Eye Road, said Master CpL Gary FournJer of the Delaware State Police. Fournier said a school bus for the Indian River School District was stopped to pick up two students. The bus was stopped with its red lights flash- ing and stop sign activated when a Chevy Cavalier driven by Michael A. Merchant, 22, of Millsboro, ran into it, he said,The imoact wedged the front end of the car un- derneath the bus. Merchant was trapped and pronounced dead at the scene, goumier said. Seven children between the ages of 9 and 11 were on the bus headed to.Long Neck Elementary School: three were treated and released for minor injuries at Beebe Medical Center, Fournier said,