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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 6- MONDAY. APRIL 9, 2012 19 Council concerned about public safety, water capacity By Nick Roth said a letter of support from the council would increase his com- pany's chances of receiving fired- The developer of a 61-unit aT- ing from the Delaware State fordable rental housing project is Housing Authority. seeking support from Milton "It's a statewide competition Town Council, but town officials that includes state and federal re- have delayed any action until sources," he said. "That's all the May. funding that's necessary to be a Town council tabled its deci- one-phase, one-shot buildout sion on the development to be and all the improvements, from built on the southeastern edge of streets to water and sewer to town due to various concerns landscaping" raised during a discussion with Holden also asked for a five- David Holden, director of devel- year abatement of property taxes opment of the Ingerman Group, and for a waiver of the fees asso- the property's developer. Holden ciated with the company extend- district by the state, under the Cape doube-busing arrangement, they would be assigned for use at Continued from page 17 Shields or Rehoboth elemen- taries, Bassett said. system so we have a great start," Bassett said if those two said Bassett. schools are the ones making the As a result of bus problems last sacrifice, they should also see the fall, state transportation officials benefits of having additional approved an additional five bus- buses. es, but over the past year, district The high school and middle officials decreased bus runs by schools were not considered for 1,000 miles, Bassettsaid. time changes because their If the district expects to re- schedules have to coordinate ceive more buses in the future, with other districts for sports Bassett said, buses must first be and activities, Bassett said. used for double runs. The district aims for a 40- Shields Elementary's central minute average bus ride time for location between Rehoboth and students. Bassett said buses are Milton makes it a good candidate expected to pull up to the school, for double runs, Buses could drop off students and drive off. If start in Rehoboth and, after buses are idling with students on dropping off students, could then the bus, he said students are ar- head to Shields, he said. riving at school too early and However, that plan would re- spending more time on the bus quire changing start times at ele- than they should. - mentary schools, Bassett said. "Let us know if you have buses One option would move Re- sitting there, and we'll make hoboth Elementary's start time them back it up," he said, in an- from 8:30 a.m. to 7"30 a.m.; anoth- swer to a question about idling er option is to start Rehoboth at buses in front of schools with 7:50 a.m. and Shields at 8:40 a.m. student passengers waiting to be If new buses were issued to the let off. ing the town's water line about 3,000 feet. The request received an over- whelmingly negative reaction of Continued on page 20 ADVANCED CLASSES: Saturdays Basic Obedience & Puppies Classes Open Dog Training Forum @ The Lewes Library April 10 at 6PM Call K-10 Dog Training for details, 302-236-2497 PRIVATE CLASSES AT YOUR CONVENIENCE ABC Certified Dog Trainer, ABC Mentor, CGC Evaluator i GROOMING SERVICES: 302.858.2668 FREE Pick Up & :Delivery Silver Advisor available for your Restoration Needs! Let our guest, an advisor from one of America's oldest and finest restoration companies, show you how your sterling and silver plate can be beautifully restored by repairing and refinishing or plating. Silver, brass, copper, pewter, nickel and gold are all professionally restored. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ONLY! APRIL 19TH 10am - 5pm APRIL 20TH 10am - 3pm Established 1977 The Wooden Indian Fine China, Crystal, Silver and Gifts for over 34 years, 302:227,8331 25 Baltimore Ave. Rehoboth Beach ~ 2011 De4aware