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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 11- MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014 lg Lewes council meets April 14 Lewes Mayor and City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, April 14, at city hall. There will be a presentation of a recognition of Mayor Jim Ford for his dedication and support of the Lewes Fire Department as he reaches the end of his tenure as mayor. Council will consider a request to restrict parking to one side of the street on Ohio, Vermont, New Hampshire and Oregon avenues. - Davis, Bowen & Friedel, on behalf of lack Lingo Asset Management, is requesting a reconsideration of a public hear- ing for the annexation of Harbor Point/Point Farm. The Univer- sity of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean and Environment is seeking a renewal of a condition- al-use agreement for two mobile laboratories to commence June 8 through June 7, 2015. To view the full agenda, go to ci.lewes.de.us. For more informa- tion, call city hall at 302-645-7777. BPW Continued from page 16 on the board. Alfred is retired from a career in insurance loss control and safety manage- ment, Pres Lee is a professional engineer, Lesher is a certified public accountant and Tom Owen owned his own insurance agency for more than 30 years. "We have a commitment, and we all deeply care about Lewes," Levenson said. "I hope we will Wetlands Continued from page 12 they are improving," he said, add- ing the county has taken 60,000 private septic systems off line as residents hook into central systems. He said farmers are taking part in nutrient management that was unheard of 15 years ago. 'Tknd we are doing things in our develop- ment process unheard of 20 years ago," he said. "We have got to be careful about categorizing these bays as you just did - they are not toxic, and I would challenge you to present hard facts. Let me see some statistics before you use those broad-brush scare tactics." Bason said the hard facts are in the State of the Bays report that he wrote in 2011. "I don't want to belittle what we've done because we have made a lot of progress in cleaning up the bays, and the county has been part of that," Bason said. "But the fact is, we still have conditions where the water is not clear, and we have low dissolved-oxygen conditions, and we have a long way to clean them up." Phillips said the pressure on the ecosystem of the Inland Bays is too much with just one inlet to the ocean, hinting that three or four more inlets would help the Inland Bays flush better. "I think you are misunder- standing me," Bason said to Phillips. "I'm saying the bays are very polluted and we have a long way to go to f'Lx the problem." He added that the pollution- control strategy is a blueprint that details all that is necessary to comply with the Clean Water Act and clean up the bays. Bason said there is no doubt scientists are starting to see de- creased levels of nitrogen going into the bays. "There are a lot of good indicators out there, but there are also a lot of indicators out there that say we have a long way to go," he said. Phillips said he had to drag that comment out of Bason. "The bays are getting cleaner and healthier in many categories," Phillips said. The discourse prompted Councilwoman loan Deaver, D-Rehoboth Beach, to say she supported the efforts of the Cen- ter for the Inland Bays. "The next time they come here, I hope we are little more polite," she said. work well together." She has already had conversa- tions with Alfred in preparation for taking her seat on the board in May. She is eager tO get to work, she said. "Like anything, I've got to take things slow and learn from my colleagues and peers,',' she said. For more information about the Lewes BPW, go to lewesbpw delaware.gov or call 302-645- 6228. 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Planning: 's we have report- ed in our previous reports to council, a certified, professional, properly compensated land-use planner, preferably more than one, is critically needed," Somers wrote in the report. "This per- son should be providing expert guidance in decision making, not managing a department of employees." The report also noted that the league is concerned that the county's heavy reliance on real estate transfer tax for revenue and a failure to develop other sustainable sources of income is short-sighted. In addition, the league sup- ports better infrastructure planning. "The costs of increased demands on infrastructure - water, sewer, roads, emergency services, schools, etc. - required by new developments should be anticipated before approval and paid for by the developer," Somers wrote. Water problems: The league supports plans for extensive ad- aptation measures at all levels of government for climate-change impacts including sea level rise and also supports preservation and/or protection of critical ar- eas including floodplains, fragile estuaries and coastal areas, farm- land, aquifers and other natural areas. Lord said stormwater run off and drainage continue to be problems in Sussex County. The league commended the county on its adoption of a new wastewater territory map, cre- ating a positive step toward eliminating a patchwork of pri- vate sewer projects. Lord said corps members com- mented that council members have demonstrated genuine con- cern in dealing with constituent requests, and county staff is con- sistently polite and helpful. See the complete report: sus- sexlwv.org/ObserverCorps.html. 20% OFF RED DOT SALE Retirement May Be Far Off, But the April z5 Deadline for IRA Contributions Isn't. 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