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Lewes gets $1,000 for horseshoe crab clean-up Residents of Port Lewes, on the shores of Delaware Bay, sent a thank you note and a check for $1,000 to the City of Lewes re- cently. According to a letter read at the Monday, April 10 meeting of Lewes Council by Mayor George Smith, residents of Port Lewes were very thankful to the city for its help in removing piles of horseshoe crabs that died on-the Port Lewes beaches during the an- nual mating and egg-layingsea- son in late May and early June. Dead horseshoe crabs can raise a disagreeable stench and draw Iots of flies if left unattended. The, res 2 idents showed their appreciation with the.S1,000 check. Cape Board to discuss wellness and technology The Cape Henlopen Board of Education will hear a progress re- port on the wellness center needs assessment and discuss a job de- scription for a director of business operations at its next board meet- ing. Also on the agenda is the Miller Continued from page 1 He and his wife Denise have a daughter, Cierra. The family is a member of Israel United Methodist Church. Miller is also a member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration committee and Teen Scene, a juvenile delin- quency and drug abuse prevention program. Also running for school board tS are June Shipley Turansky, lter Hopkins and George Chambers. Those three will square off for the Area B seat cur- rently held by Hopkins. Tony Streett is running unopposed for the Area C seat The Cape Henlopen High School Parent Teacher Student Association will sponsor an evening with the candidates on Monday, May 1 in the Little The- atre at Cape Henlopen High School. The public will hear the candidates present their platforms then field audience questions in an open forum. The meeting will be held from 7:45-9:45 p.m. in Cape Henlopen High School Little The- atre. Refreshments will be served. Clarifications A news released mailed to the Cape-Gazette concerning the Uni- versity of Delaware Black Student Theatre's production of "Driving Miss Daisey" inadvertently listed an incorrect telephone number for the public to call for ticket infor- mation. The correct telephone number is 837-8415 (in Newark). Lewes Board of Public Works recently issued a statement regard- ing a planned power outage for the entire city of Lewes. Ruth Ann Ritter of the Board of Public Works office called on Wednesday, April 19 to confirm that the dates and times as outlined in the state- ment are accurate. Here is the BPW statement: "Delmarva Power has scheduled an electric.power outage of the City of Lewes in its entirety in order to replace three (3) utility poles on the transmission line in the Quaker- town area which serves Lewes: at its metering station on Savannah Road, The outage is scheduled to begin at midnight on Tuesday, April 25, 1995 and continue for approximately six hours which middle school mentor program and the district and state plan for technology. Additionally, the board will give recognition to Cape students or personnel who have special achievements. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Milton Middle School library on Thursday, April 27. Skateboards, curfew top Rehoboth Beach agenda The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners will plow through a lengthy agenda tonight (Friday, April 21) at its regular monthly meeting. Two controversial is- sues topping the list are a revision to the skateboard ordinance and a proposed ordinance which would limit hours of entertainment at . commercial establishments. City Manager Greg Ferrese has recommended banning skate- boarders from the bandstand and benches year round because of re- ported damage. (Currently they are banned on any city street or property from April 15 to Sept. 15.) Not all board members feel the law should be made more stringent; rather some believe that stepped up police patrols and warnings will solve the problem. City Solicitor Walt Speakman was asked to refine an ordinance revi- sion he offered at the March meet- ing and report back with it tonight. Speakman was also asked to fashion a proposed ordinance which would limit entertainment on the heels of complaints this past winter about "raves", all night teen parties at Channel Z, a Rehoboth Avenue. Mayor Sam cooper said two tacks will be discussed - one would only limit entertainment at dance halls, while the other would be more broad based, limiting the time at which live or recorded mu- sic could be played to 1 or 2 a.m. Last year the board rescinded a re- cently enacted revision to the noise ordinance which banned any entertainment, including video games and televisions in commer- cial establishments after 1:30 a.m. It was rescinded when lawyers for the Strand (which is the same es- tablishment as Channel Z) threat- ened a lawsuit if enforced. They claimed it was unconstitutional because theirs was the only busi- ness which would be affected. Cooper said that one concern about a dance hall provision is that businesses in the past have been allowed to define themselves and Channel Z could get around the ordinance by terming itself something other than a dance hall. A broad based entertainment ban, on the other hand, would not be linked to the noise ordinance, as it was last year. Meanwhile, Rehoboth police stepped up patrol both Saturday and Sunday evenings this past weekend, when it was learned there would be "rap nights" at Channel Z. According to Delaware State Police spokesman Preston A. Lewis, 20 troopers were on standby to assist Re- hoboth, as was a mobile command post should trouble occur. (Coop- er noted they had heard that simi- lar parties held in Seaford resulted in problems in the past.) Channel Z manager Tim Hef- flefinger said a "mature" group of 467 black people from around Delmarva attended Saturday's rap session, while there were approxi- mately 200 Sunday evening. "It was great - there were no prob- lems. The police blew it out of proportion, with three or four sta- tioned behind the club and six or seven in front of it. They were searching people's cars with flashlights," he claimed, stressing, however, "we love having the po- lice come here because it discour- ages drugs or other problems. I thank them for coming in because we have nothing to hide, although my partner got a little frustrated because they kept coming in con- stantly." : . Hefflefinger went on to note that they are closing no later than 2:30 or 3 a.m. and, if it's quiet, at 1 a.m., and no "raves" fiave been held since the one in January which caused the controversy. He, along with the owner, Bill Larsen, and perhaps their lawyer plan to speak out in Channel Z's defense at tonight's meeting. Also on the agenda are house- keeping measures such as revi- sions to the beach concession or- dinance; charter changes on an in- crease in permissible fines and the amount the city can borrow with- out referendum; a new lease agreement for Convention Hall; a five-year water agreement with Sussex County for Dewey Beach; and an agreement with the Re- hoboth Downtown Business As- sociation for office space in the old meter department area. Car- olyn Mitchell is to be confirmed as the new assistant alderman and CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 21 - April 27, 1996 - 3 Resort businesspeople rub elbows with Newt Members of the Delaware delegation to the National Restaurant Association recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of the 104th Congress to discuss small business concerns, in particular, government-imposed hard- ships on restaurateurs. They met with Delaware Congress- man Mike Castle, Senator Bill Reth and, last but not least, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Above, Newt poses with from left, Chip Hearn, owner of the Starboard Restaurant in Dewey Beach; Susan Cerf, president of the Rehobeth Reach- Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce; and Sue Krick, owner of the Summer House in Rehobeth Beach. they will resume discussion on re- taken to the landfill. "You could visions to the absentee ballot reg charge people a fee for the ser- ulations and consider the vice," said Jundt. Jim Ippolito, a Deauville Beach lease agreement resident, said Rehoboth charges with the state. $40 for the service. Bisbee said The meeting gets underway at 7 she was reluctant to have the city p.m. be involved in stockpiling because of the regulations involved. Councilman Tony Pratt finally Lewes postpones new moved that the policy be post- policy on CFC hauling poned for further review at the After considerable discussion at May 8 meeting. Council members their Monday, April 10 meeting, Howard Parker and Elinor Shee- Lewes Council members voted 3- han voted with Pratt. Councilman 1 to postponeimplementation of a Jim Ford voted no. After the new policy involving pick-up of meeting Ford said he voted appliances containing freon or against postponing the policy be- CFCs (chlorinated fluorocarbons), cause he doesn't feel Lewes The agenda for the meeting noted should be involved in setting up a announcement of a new policy new system for hauling such items stating that "effective May 1, because there are already plenty 1995, the City will no longer col- of private haulers around set up to lect appliances, air conditioners, provide such a service. or other items that contain CFCs." Mike Tyler, a resident of Lewes, Rehoboth plans Arbor questioned the new polic._ "HOw "a We tO get rind Of such  D/ty Obse00nce April 28 * items?" asked Tyler. "It sounds The City of Rehoboth Beach like we're losing a service that will hold its ninth annual obser- might he helpful." City Manager vance of Arbor Day at 10 a.m., Elaine Bisbee explained that Friday, April 28 at The Grove. Delaware Solid Waste Authority The ceremony will include dedi- (DSWA) is implementing a new cation of the memorial trees. The ipolicy whereby it will remove public is invited to attend and re- CFCs from items before they are freshments will be served follow- ]placed in landfills. As a result, ing the ceremony. :she said, such items can no longer lbe simply dumped from a truck at Fire companies to get the landfill. Rather, such items ihave to be stacked in a certain area permit notification ,of the landfill for processing. Sussex County Administrator "That means it's going to take Robert Stickels announced April 4 three men to do the job that one that in an effort to make fire com- :man used to be able to do. The panies more aware of zoning and xound trip, including the h.andling development in their fire districts, of the appliances, ", prba,t,) '& '6"Mh'h C.. ,-m',-h'. take two and a half hours and will send notification to each fire those men could be doing other company when a commercial things." Richard Jundt, a resident, building permit has been applied suggested picking up such appli- for. ances and stockpiling them in Stickels said it is the goal of the Lewes until a full load could be Continued on page 4