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2 TUESDAY, APRIL ]6 - THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 NEWS Cape Gazette Briefly )) Milton planners to meet April 16 The Milton Planning & Zoning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, at the Milton Public Library. A public hearing will be held regarding Fernmoor Homes' re- quest for preliminary approval of Phase 4 of Heritage Creek. Commissioners are expected to vote on the request following the public hearing. For more information, call town hall at 302-684-4110. County council meeting Tuesday, April 16 Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the county administra- tion building on The Circle in Georgetown. Items on the agenda include a proclamation for Fair Hous- ing Month; a legislative update from Deputy Administrator Hal Godwin; and a possible decision on a zoning change to permit construction of a storage facility in Harbeson. Rehoboth board to hear Fourth Street variances The Rehoboth Beach Board of Adjustment will hear three vari- ance requests for 15 Fourth St. at the board's regular meeting, 7 p.m., Monday, April 22, in the city commissioners' room. Owners Stephen Harding and David McKenney are requesting a variance to allow a two-foot variance from the four-foot side yard setback requirement for a preexisting structure to allow the height of the roof to be increased to 12 feet. The owners, represented by attorney Adam Gerber, are also seeking a .5-foot variance from the six-foot side yard setback requirement for a house that was constructed in 1948. A third variance is being re- quested to allow the HVAC unit and propane tank to remain in the side yard. Rehoboth committee to update bike map The Rehoboth Beach Streets and Transportation Committee will update the city's bicycle map for the 2013 season at the committee's 9 a.m., Friday, April 19 meeting in the city commis- sioners' room. The committee will discuss the location of scooter parking areas on the bicycle and parking maps, update the bike map with locations of additional bike racks, discuss the locations of bicycle routes and discuss informational signs on bike routes at the en- trance to the city. The committee will also dis- cuss and decide locations for more shared bike/car arrows, or sharrows, on city streets. Finally, the committee will dis- cuss and recommend an idling ordinance. Rehoboth Beach commissioners to meet The Rehoboth Beach commis- sioners will meet at 7 p.m., Friday, April 19, in the city commission- ers' room to hear a permit of compliance request for Modern Mixture restaurant, 62-A Re- hoboth Ave. The request has been made by Steven Rhone for Modern Mix- ture to serve alcohol. In old business, the commis- sioners will consider adoption of a revised Freedom of Infor- marion Act policy, and will set fees for providing copies of city records requested under FOIA. Commissioner Stan Mills will lead a report and discussion on household hazardous waste col- lection programs in Delaware and Rehoboth. Finally, the commissioners will consider authorizing the mayor to request the General Assembly enact a proposed charter change regulating the position of alder- man and assistant alderman, bringing the city into conformity with the state's wishes. Dewey commission to examine microbrewery At its April 6 meeting, Dewey Beach Town Council voted 3-2 to send a draft ordinance to the planning commission. The ordi- nance would allow a potential microbrewery to apply to set up shop as a conditional use in cer- tain commercial zoning districts. Commissioners Joy Howell and Anna Legates voted against forwarding the ordinance to the commission, but neither testified about the vote. Town attorney Fred Townsend said the ordinance wOuld not open the doors to many mi- crobreweries in town; it would only create a conditional use ap- plication, which council has the power to deny. Marcia Schieck said the change would allow manufacturing, and it would conflict with the town's goal of becoming more family friendly, "We already have 19 alcohol- serving faciIlties in this 20-block town," she said. Schieck owns a house behind the old Bishop's Coffee Shop at 2100 Coastal Hwy., where the proposed microbrewery would be located. Clinton Bunting, the owner of the property, said council would JIMMY'S DENIED EXPANSION FOR THE RUNNING OF THE BULL FILE PHOTO JIMMY'S GRILLE on Route 1 in Dewey Beach was denied an application to expand its patron service area on Saturday, July 13 - the same day as the Starboard's annual Running of the Bull event, which draws thousands of visitors to the small town. At an April 6 meeting, Dewey Beach Town Council voted unanimous- ly to deny theapplication. Representatives from Highway One, which owns Jimmy's Grille, said they wanted to erect a tent in the parking lot to better accommodate the large number of people in town for Running of the Bull. Jimmy's had planned to serve alcohol and food in the tent Saturday, July 13, and use the tent as a registration area for runners in the 11th annua Jimmy's Grille Dewey 5K, SundaY, July 14. According to Highway One employ- ee Meggin Holtzclaw, the tent would hold 85 people. "It's like adding an- other bar," said Commissioner Anna Legates, who noted the capacity of nearby establishments is less than the capacity of the tent. be allowed to restrict the micro- Rehoboth city hall task brewery's hours of operation and the number of people allowed in force meets April 18 the establishment. "We're open The Rehoboth Beach City Hall to that," he said. "We don't want Complex Master.Plan Task Force to be a bar." will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, The planning commission has April 18, in the commissioners' not yet set a date to discuss room, to reviewthe Status of the the zoning change. For more planning for a new City Hall. information, go to townofdew- The task force will discuss the eybeach.com, city's debt and funding options for a new complex. Police )) Local man charged with abuse of his mother A Millsboro man, 49, faces abuse and assault charges after police say he neglected his in- firm mother. David T. Lee of the 34000 block of Meadow Lane, Pot-Nets Bayside, had beencaring for his mother, 69, who was impaired due to an illness, DavidT. Lee said Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware state Police. Adult Protective Services be- came involved in the case in October 2012, but Lee became uncooperative with nurses and failed to take care of his mother in a proper manner, Fournier said. As a result, the woman was injured in part due to neglect, he said. EMS employees removed the woman from her home April 10 and took her to Milford Me- morial Hospital where she was admitted. Police issued a warrant for Lee's arrest, and on April 11 a trooper spotted Lee driving er- ratically south of School Lane near Long Neck Road, Fournier said. Police arrested Lee and charged him with his fourth driv- ing under the influence charge, second-degree assault, intention- al abuse or neglect of an infirm adult, possession of heroin, pos- session of drug paraphernalia and traffic violations. He was committed to Sus- sex Correctional Institution on $16,200 cash bail. Two injured in Harbeson crash A Milton man was cited for inattentive driving after a crash April 12 that closed Routte 9 for a couple of hours. Clifton W. Walther, 51, of Milton was driving a van east- bound on Route 9 west of Cool Springs Road at 10:30 a.m. when he drifted off the road and hit a parked trash truck, said Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. The crash pushed the truck into the roadway where it was struck by a Buick Verano driven by Donald D. Newson, 79, of Georgetown, Fournier said. The vehicles blocked traffic in both directions of Route 9. Walther was not properly re- strained. He was ejected from his vehicle and taken to Beebe Medical Center where he was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. He was cited for inatten- tive driving. Newson was properly re- strained and was also taken to Beebe Medical Center with non- life-threatening injuries. Car crashes into Rehoboth Taco Bell The Taco Bell on Route 1 is open after closing briefly follow- ing a car crash into the eatery April 13. RON MACARTHUR PHOTO THE TACO BELL on Route 1 is open after a car ran into it Saturday night. Gregory Pflug, 60, of Rehoboth Pflug then got out and ran Beach had gone through the but was followed by witness- drive-through at 11:44 p.m. when es; police arrested him nearby, he suddenly accelerated his Fourniersaid. 2011 Honda Pilot while driving Pflug was charged with driving around the restaurant, said Cpl. under the influence of alcohol, Gary Fournier of the Delaware failing to have insurance, leaving State Police. He drove over a the scene of a property damage flower bed and through an out- crash and other charges. door seating area before crashing The T co Bell had a sign post- into the northeast corner of the ed out front April 8 announcing building, Fournier said. it was open.