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18 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 10 - April 16, 1998 Brewer sworn in as new Milton Council member By Rosanne Pack Barbara Brewer took the oath of office and joined Milton Town Council just in time to step into the middle of an in-town tempest over parking on the main street. Monday night, the first-time of- flee-holder listened to complaints and some criticism re- garding the fairness of parking limit enforcement on Uriion and Federal streets. After several citi- zens, the mayor and BREWER some council members commented in one way or another on the issue, Brewer entered the arena and asked for the opportunity to meet with con- cerned parties and make an at- tempt to resolve the matter with- out further misunderstanding or resentment. Wasting no time becoming in- volved, the new chairperson of the town streets and roads committee said that she hopes to bring objec- tivity and fairness to resolving an issue that concerns business own- ers and patrons of downtown busi- nesses. Brewer has only lived in Milton for three years, but many Milton Continued from page 17 men who came down here and put a reputable business in, and re- spectable people go in and out. Then, you have ignorant people coming in and telling them to move their vehicles. "When they bought here, did you tell them there was a time limit?" Another customer pointed out he would have to drive for 11/2 hours to find a facility that would provide the services such as those of the fimess center. "Ours is not a run in, make a purchase and leave business," Moore said. "As a personal train- er, I work with people for up to two hours. And this is a place for relaxing and socializing. I don't want people to have to be con- cerned about running out and moving their ears if they are here two hours and 20 minutes." Moore said he is optimistic about meeting with Council- woman Brewer, and he believes a fair solution will be reached. He said he is encouraged by support extended by other council mem- bers, Leah Betts and Robert Blayney. "We are going to cooperate and we feel that Barbara Brewer is go- ing to work to do what is best for the town. We know that we are not causing a parking problem in Milton," he said. "We feel very positive that things are going in the right direction now." of the reasons that she chose to settle in the small town also prompted her to seek a seat on council. She enjoys the benefits of living in a. quiet small town, in- Cluding the charm and historic character Of Milton. The proximi- ty to surf fishing and the opportu- nities for antiquing drew her to a location where she is close to nat- ural areas and also is "able tO re- store her own historic home. "Like most residents of small towns, I believe Milton residents would like'to maintain the eharac- mr while improving facilities and providing for carefully planned social and economical growth," she said. "I want tO encourage preservation of the historic district and of historic sites and homes, but, we also need to promote care- ful economic and infrastructure growth and expansion." Brewer also wants to encourage renewed interest in voter registra- tion and participation in local gov- ernment. She admits to having mixed feelings about the fact that she gained public office without having to face voters in an elec- tion. This election season in Mil- ton did not attract oppositio n for any of the three positions that were open this year. Incumbent town council woman Leah Betts and Mayor Jack Bushey also ran unopposed. "I'm glad I'm on council, but it would have been nice to know that the voters had to choose me," she said. Forrnerly a resident of Wash- ington, D.C., Brewer was a direc- tor of marketing with MCI Com- munication before moving to Mil- ton. She now works for Comeast Cellular One in Rehoboth Beach. She fels that it is important to re- spect contributions and concerns of constituents of all ages, ethnic will loue this sp.rino adventure! Come sail with us as a foot passenger and enjoy the day in Cape May. Our shuttle service meets arriving ferries on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting/pril 3rd! On Saturday, April Ilth, we're taking the first of many trips to the Cape May County Park & Zoo--the County's biggest tourist attraction-with over half a million visitors annually See 250 species of animals, birds and reptiles in this large and impeccably maintained facility. Here's all you do: Call 1-800-64-FERRY to reserve your tickets. Come to the Lewes Terminal at 30 a.m.on/pril II and park your car. Catch the 10:20 a.m. Ferry to Cape May. Take a shuttle bus to and from the Park/Zoo. Return to Lewes on the 5.0 pax Ferry P, dults and Children: $1450. Price includes round-trip foot passenger ferry ride, plus shuttle service to and from the Zoo. Tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis. Ferry space is limited! Please call 1400-64-FERRY for reservations! or cultural iackgrounds. Even though she is new to pub- lic office and relatively new to Milton, she hopes that an unbi- ased, fresh perspective will have a positive effect on town council. "1 am cautiously optimistic about the impact just one person can make on the town," she said. "1 hope I can work with others on council to create positive change and also continue to protect that which is dear to most residents." Her willingness to take on the question of fairly enforcing down- town parking restrictions is repre- sentative of her determination to try to get factual information and resolve an issue before things get blown out of proportion. Shortly after her first council meeting, she scheduled a meeting with Rick Moore and David DeLfica, owners of Rick's Fitness and Health Center, in an effort to learn the details of the controve.rsy over downtown parking. She plans to meetwith the business owners April 10 and a meeting will also be scheduled with Chief of Police Donald Mills. "I will try to get the facts and then help resolve the issue in the right way, and I hope to do it quickly," Brewer said. "I don't know at this point, but if mistakes have been made, we need to recti- fy them." OWN A SUMMER HOME BY THE BEACH FOR LESS THAN $10,000 POT-NETS BAYSIDE Nice corner location. Two bedrooms, one bathroom. Large deck, ready for entertaining. Completely furnished. A bright, neat home. MORE HOMES UNDER $10,000 Pot-Nets Bayside Perfect vacation home. 2BR/1BA. Large homesite. Enjoy community amenities including private beach, swimming pools, and an impressive bayfront. Pot-Nets Bayside A great place to spend the weekend! 2 BR/1BA home on spacious wooded homesite. Relax on the screened-in porch. Fully-furnished and very well-maintained. Pot-Nets Seaside Wonderful getaway home nestled in a grove of pine trees. 2 BR/1BA. Central air. Deck. 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