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Cape Gazette NEWS FRItAY, APRIL 16 , MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010 17 Lewes Yacht Club begins repairs after extensive--flood damage By Henry J. Evans Jr. Repairs are under way at the Lewes Yacht Club after a geot- hermal pipe broke on the second floor, flooding the facility. The March 5 pipe break has re- quired ripping out damaged wallboard, carpeting, ceiling tiles and electrical components so contractors can begin installing new materials. "We're on track to have every- thing back in full open status by May 1," said Richard Martin, Lewes Yacht Club commodore. The upstairs dining room, re- ception hall, mechanical room, downstairs entrance foyer, eleva- tor, Regatta Room, dry storage areas and mechanical rooms su tained water damage. The kitchens and bars we1 not affected. Martin said an h dustrial hygienist has been mol itoring the building to make stu the space is dry enough for col struction. Martin said the club's insu ance carrier had not yet dete mined the cost of the damage. Martin said because of tt pipe break, the club held its fir function since the flood Frida April 9 - a belated St. Patty's D celebration. Friday, April 16, tt special seafood pub night will t held. Other events are aL, scheduled before the club restoration is complete and tt facility is fully functioning in ea ;- ly May. Martin said reconstruc- tion has been moving quickly e with drywall work complete and l- painting under way. l- The club's baseboards have 'e been replaced, carpet installed l- and the upstairs service bar has also been reinstalled. :- The trophy case and ground- :- floor lobby are being rebuilt, and the second-floor mechanical e room has a new waterproof floor, ;t waterproof walls and double y, drains. y Martin said because damage is Le so extensive, the club is closed ,e with entrance by permission on- o ly until further notice. 's For complete online informa- Le tion on restoration of the club r- building, go to Briefly )) County employees switch to biweekly pay Sussex County employees are under a new biweekly payroll program as of Friday, April 16, which is the same cycle as coun- ty paramedics staff. The change will result in an annual savings of $12,000 with two fewer payrolls to process, said County Adminis- trator David Baker. Modular class use at Shields approved Lewes Mayor and Council vot- ed unanimously Monday, April 12, to approve extensions of con- ditional-use agreements for three modular classrooms at Shields Elementary School until 2011. The approved resolution states the school has exceeded its ca- pacity. Shields Principal Patricia Magee said the school has 552 students enrolled and an addi- tional 20 students from the Sus- sex Consortium. She said even after the addition of four new rooms, the school is still usir the modular classrooms an could use more space for bar classes. "We are using every inch space," Magee said. Classroon are also used for special educ tion resources, a mentoring pr, gram, reading specialists and m music, Chinese and comput classes. Lewes approves BPW charter amendment Lewes council approved amendment to the Board of Pu] lic Works charter that. if proved by the would simplify the process sellinig, leasing, abandoning disposing of any public Mayor Jim Ford said this not mean the city is planning selling one of its services. "It's just allowing nity for the discussion to place at the local level," he Dewey Dogs to get walk-up window Dewey Dogs, a Route 1 hot eatery and dell will dow in its storefront for The only thing missing is You! Our full line of patio furniture is available in 15 Beautiful colors,, Maintenance free - will not fade, rot or splinter Never needs painting lOYear Warranty Heavy weight - stays put on patio, dock or anywhere We did the comparison shopping for you.., we have the best prices in Delmarval )f kS service. Owner David Goldfarb se- [ d cured permission from town I Ellen Rice council after agreeing to clean up any spilled condiments or trash. ,- Dewey tech group to )- t, meet Friday, April 16 . PHOTO SUBMITTED A WORK CREW PREPARES TO DY OUT SECTIONS of the second-floor main room of the Lewes Yacht Club after  section of the carpet had been removed. The club plans to reopen in early May. I / r The Dewey Beach information technology committee will meet at 4 p.m., Friday, April 16, at the Lifesaving Station on Dagswor- 14"x ll, gieic thyAvenue. The group is set to I THE discuss town software, beach I ,3. :  n cameras and an operating budg- [ www.ditmrtee.eOm G/fl )- et. -- =,j.,,-_:. \\;, IIInIGlTIOtl[ 10. 302-645-47700 Full Service Irrigatio n Company i Sposato Irrigation has Sl Do You? Schedule you SPRING START with usl Ask us about our full service Lane Our efficient irrigation can save you morn www.sposatoirrigatior ring Fever! HookediOn Plants _ ____ 503 Old Landing Rd. : o, n,).,.r,r..Jaan : "":," (boMnd Atlantic Liquors) Rehoboth Beach, DE scaping Company. concepts y$$ .com VlSA-MASTERCARD ACCEPTED