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Briefly LewesperSonnl policy committee to meet There will be a meeting of the cityof Lewes Personnel Policy Review 'Committee on Tuesday, April 22 beginning at 7:30 p,m. The meeting will be held within council chambers of city hall lo- cated on East Third St. The public is welcome to attend. Iewes parks committee to meet April 21 There will be a meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission for the city of Lewes on Monday, April 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held within council chambers of city hall lo- cated on East Third Street. The public is welcome to attend. Lewes planners to hear DeBraak land use plan Thomas Payne of Wilmington's EDIS Company will address members of Lewes Planning Commission on Wednesday, April 23 regarding a land use con- cept for the DeBraak property on Lewes Beach. His presentation will also include proposed use of parcels contiguous to the DeBraak property and defined by Savannah Rd. to the west, the public beach parking lot to the north, Virginia Ave. to the east and Cape Hen- lopen Drive to the south. The concept to be presented grew out of a number of informal workshop meetings held over the last few months involving Payne, who is one of the owners of the DeBraak property, and a volunteer commit- tee of Lewes residents interested in the DeBraak property which currently hosts the incomplete shell of a building considered by most to be an eyesore. City Man- ager Elaine Bisbee said the item has not been removed from the agenda despite plans announced this week by an independent part- nership to purchase the DeBraak property and raze the shell of a building to make room for a new motel. Other items on the plan- ners' agenda are as follows: sub- division request on behalf of Sus- sex Life Care Inc. for the develop- ment of Section 2, Phase II Pilot- town Village consisting of 59 lots. This development lies behind Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilita- tion Center at the end of Ocean View Boulevard; request on be- half of Sussex Life Care Inc. for the elimination of sidewalks, as shown on the Construction Im- provement Plans regarding Phase II, Pilottown Village Subdivision; and a petitioning request on behalf of Richard Buckaloo and Michael Campanelli of properties located at 14 & 16 Hoornkill Avenue, Lewes. Buckaloo resigns from Lewes BPW position Dick Buckaloo, a 14 year mem- ber of the Lewes Board of Public Works, read a letter of resignation Milford Police Department; ap- at the A...._17m.ig_.mvcd the annual audit proposal of the group. "My wife and I are from Sombar and Cimo to audit selling our house in Lewes and re- locating Btrt- .... side of city limits. There- fore I must re- sign from the board effec- tive after our meeting . in May. Our de- cision to sell our property came after my BUCKALOO choice to seek another two years on the board. I apologize to Mayor Smith, [BPW] President McClain, and the com- munity at large for accepting a term I cannot complete." [See let- ters.] A member of the Pilots As- sociation for the Bay and River Delaware, Buckaloo thanked the other members of the Board of Public Works and the staff "for their expertise and the time they spent trying to impart it to me. My zip code is changing but my heart will reside forever in 19958." Lewes law calls for May- or George Smith to appoint a new Board of Public Works member to fill out the term of Buckaloo which means a full two years. Smith said he will attempt to se- lect a replacement prior to the May 12 meeting of Lewes Coun- cil SO a name can be brought for- ward for confmnation. There was no Lewes Board of Public Works election held in April this year since only Buckaloo, Charles Hood, and Jim Bell - the incum- bents - filed for two year terms. Lewes Council approves variety of requests Members of Lewes Council, at their Monday, April 14 monthly meeting, took action on a wide va- riety of issues including: approved re-subdivision of lots 66 & 67 in Cape Shores owned by Mr. and Mrs. James Denbo; approved a li- cense agreement for construction of steps for the front door of the 18th century Thomas Rodney house on Pilottown Rd. owned by John Mateyko and Kathleen Ro- main; approved a long term lease on the former Brittingham Enter- prise property along the Broadkill River at the west end of Pilottown Rd. to Harry "Speed" Lackhove; approved a conditional use for the temporary placement of a manu- factured housing unit adjacent to the existing Convalescent Center to house a physical therapy de- partment during construction of an addition during the course of the next year; approved extension of a conditional use for operation of a sales office in the clubhouse of Cape Shores at 400 E. Cape Shores Drive despite some con- cerns over whether such use was proper in the now homeowner- owned facility; approved exten- sion of a conditional use permit for John Bishop to operate a one chair barber shop for another year at 508 Railroad Avenue; approved a mutual aid agreement between Lewes Police Department and the city's books for the year end- ing March 31, 1997 for $6,100; accepted the one bid - for $300 - received from Mike Hazzard for a 2 1/2 ton military firetruckd and approved the appointment of Lewes resident Lloyd Mills to serve on the Cable Consortium Committee looking into rates for Sussex towns and the appointment if Jim Ippolito to serve as a liaison for the town for the Cape Hen- lopen State Park Master Plan process underway. Lewes sets dates for spring clean-up Lewes's street maintenance de- partment will pick up items, from residences, put out for spring clean-up on the following dates: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fri- days between April 16 and April 30. Items the city won't pick up include paint, chemicals, tires, construction waste, concrete, tree stumps and appliances containing freon. Those seeking a pick-up should call city hall between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 645-7777. Richter appointed to DeWey board Chris Richter was appointed to the Dewey Beach Board of Ad- justment at the town's monthly meeting on Saturday, April 12. Richter is a year-round resident of Swedes Street. RICHTER He is a project executive for IBM Com- puters, and operates data centers. Richter replaces Susan Frederick, who recently resigned from the board. Dewey approves Chamber info cart Dewey Beach commissioners unanimously approved a request from the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce to place an information cart within the town limits. Carol Everhart, executive direc- tor for the chamber, said the "ca- boose" is approximately 12 feet in length. She said the chamber will operate the site from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.during the season, and will provide any information it already carries at its main headquarters. "It's geared to help the visitor in any way we can," she said. Everhart, who said a site has yet to be determined for the caboose, added that a similar structure has been placed at the Rehoboth Out- lets. Acres contributes money for Rehoboth fireworks Commissioners for the Town of Henlopen Acres voted unani- mously in favor of contributing CAPE GAZETTE , Friday, April 18- April 24, 1997- 3 Michael Short photo Sussex Council honors oldest volunteer Dale Dukes, the president of Sussex County Council, pre- sents a proclamation on Tuesday to Robin Fisher, director of the Senior Companion Program and oldest volunteer Letha Sturgis, 88. County council, at its meeting on April 15, de- clared Tuesday, ril 15 to be "Senior Companion Day" and April 13-19 to be "National Volunteer Week." The proclama- tion says "70 SCp [senior companion program] volunteers, sponsored by FirSt State Community Action, unselfishly con. tribute over 73,080 hours of service annually in Sussex Coun- ty, by providing an alternative to institutionalized long-term care and...SCP volunteers' assistance enables seniors and handicapped persons to live at home and lead fuller, happier and independent i lives." J $200 to the Rehoboth Main Street 7:30 p.m. The board will hear fireworks fund. some results from a public opinion "I feel we should give some- survey recently distributed in the thing because a lot of our residents community. will be watching i C' said Mayor Other items on the agenda in- Thomas Lewis at the quarterly elude the following: Long-Range town meeting on Friday, April 11. Fcilities Plan, physical education The fireworks will be held dur- curriculum, changing the last day ing the holiday on a barge off the of school for this year (voting coast of Rehoboth Beach. item), the 1997-98 school calen- dar, the kindergarten through Commissioners give nod fourth grade code of conduct, and J,VAr sign board policies pertaining to super- to Art League visory duty and leave from the Henlopen Acres fommissioners regular assignment. The board voted to approve al request from will also vote on school choice re- the Rehoboth Art League to post a quests and attendance deviation sign along Dodd's Lane identify- requests. ing the Dodds Lane Site. Nancy O'Brien, Rehoboth Art Police arrest Milton League director, was-on hand to present two proposals from a local man on drug charges vendor, Gordon Mariner. O'Brien As a result of a joint investiga- said the signs will be painted tion between the Delaware State wooden structure s which will Police Special Investigations Unit read, "The Homestead Mansion, and the Department of Correction circa 1743 at the Rehoboth Art Probation and Parole Unit, Donald League," and will be approximate- Flowers, 28, of the Milton area, ly three feet high.  ' was arrested on drug and proba- "So many people call us who tion offenses. are lost and cannot find the prop- Police arrested Flowers on erty," said O'Brien. ! 'q'he Home- Monday, April 7, in Flowers home stead is on the National Registry after executing a search and of Historic Places, find I feel that seizure warrant. this is important."  In the course of their search, Commissioners expressed con- troopers found 10.8 grams of cern that the sign K match other crack cocaine and 2.2 grams of markers within the town. O'Brien marijuana. According to an illegal said she will do wh ltever it takes drug price list produced jointly by to comply with th, signage re- the state police and the U.S. Drug quirements. Enforcement Agency, the crack A motion was mea le and accept- had an estimated street value of ed to approve the sil;ns, pending a $1,350. report on what cons ruction mate- Flowers was charged with traf- rials will be used. ticking cocaine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, main- taining a dwelling for distribution Cape board to discussl of cocaine, possession of drug public survey April 24 paraphernalia and possession of The Cape Henlopen School Dis- marijuana. He was remanded to trict Board of Education will meet Sussex Correctional Institution in on Thursday, April 24 in the Mil- default of $29,250 cash bond. ton Middle School auditorium at Continued on page 4