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Cape Gazette NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 16 - THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 5 Council talk h Time to tackle litter Cameras suggested to identify perpetrators Dyion MacArthur ronm@capegazette.com Councilman Sam Wilson, R- Georgetown, says it's time to crack down on people who throw trash along Sussex County roads. He suggested the county put up signs stating "only trash throws OUt trash." He even suggested the county put up cameras on back roads to catch perpetrators. Wilson, a farmer who lives in rural Sussex, said many county roads have become dumping grounds. He said Delaware De- partment of Transportation crews used to find names on discarded trash and issue fines. "It seems that it's not important now," he said. Councilman Vance Phillips, R- Laurel, agreed with Wilson. "Can we come up with a strategy to address trash?" he asked, adding that DelDOT is not doing the job. Eddy Parker, director of county assessments, who was in atten- dance for another agenda item, said the county does not have resources to deal with the mag- nitude of the problem of picking up trash on roadways. Phillips said staff should come up with some suggestions that could be addressed in the next fiscal budget. The matter will be placed on a future agenda, County Attorney Everett Moore reminded council mem- bers that the matter was not on the published agenda and should not be discussed. "We can see what other coun- ties do," said Councilman George Cole, R-Ocean View. The state has enacted stricter penalties for illegal trash dumping with fines of $500 to $1,500 plus court costs. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Coritrol has instituted a 24-hour hotline to report illegal trash PHOTO BY RON MACARTHUR TRASH LIKE THIS on Cedar Grove Road is commonplace,on many roads in Sussex CountY. dumping: 8.00-662-8802. DelDOT has coordinated the state's Adopt-A-Highway program since 1990 with more than 800 groups participating. Under the program, participat- ing groups areresponsible for cleaning up a 2-mile stretch of roadway at least twice a year. "Attention Jewelry Loving Maniacs Snooze... You'!l ... If You Miss Silver Works' 50% Off Everything i" Silver Works is CLOSING their Rehoboth store FOREVER! We have emptied our vaults and you'll SAVE 50% on ALL Sterling Silver rings, chains, charms, earrings ... EVERYTHING! You're smart, you know for SAVING YOU BIG... there is NO SALE BETTER THAN WHOLESALE! The crowds will be large, your SAVINGS HUGE so HURRY IN TODAY to Silver Works' lk OFF EVERYTHING STORE CLOSING SALE! Shipped to your door for $5 more. Call (302) 227-1707! Open every day! At Silver Works, you NEVER PAY SALES TAX! Jewelry to inspire ..... Prices to please! 149 Rehoboth Avenue Village By The Sea Mall Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-1707 Cut to Keep in Pocket or Purse