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Continued from page 3 Building Code Department to have input from the fire compa- nies prior to issuing approval for construction. Rehoboth Board of Adjustment to meet The Rehoboth Beach Board of Adjustment will meet at 7 p.m., Friday, April 21 in one of the meeting rooms off Convention Hail. They will consider a special exception request to allow the ex- tension of a structure at 40 Mary- land Avenue owned by William Courville and Robert Jerome. They wish to increase the height of a low dormer and combine some small rooms into one larger room in this rooming house. Hearing April 25 on luxury apartment project Sussex County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 25 on a conditional use ap- plication for seven multi-family units near Rehoboth Beach. The applicant, Ronald T. Moore, pro- poses to develop seven luxury apartments on 1.68 acres of lake- view property on the southwest side of Silver Lake Drive, 800 feet south of Robinson Drive and north of Pine Lane. Moore said he plans to develop seven, three-sto- ry apartments for condominium ownership. The county's Planning and Zon- ing Commission voted unani- mously on Thursday, April 6 to recommend approval of the appli- cation with the stipulations that the project not exceed seven units, that the units not exceed three sto- res or 35 feet in height, and that the developer provide landscaping along the sides of the building. Several residents appeared at the April 6 hearing to express con- cerns th't the proposed project would generate additional traffic, devalue surrounding property and alter the residential character of the neighborhood. However, the commissioners felt the proposed apartmefits were appropriate since bed-and-breakfast inns and other multi-family homes already exist in the area, according to Sussex County Planning Director Lawrence Lank. County Council,,vill hold a pub- lic hearing on the application at 1:30 p.m. on April 25 in the Courthouse in Georgetown. Lewes Board of Ethics to meet April 25 A meeting of the Board of Ethics has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Conference Room of the Lewes Library located along Adams Street in Lewes. Accord- ing to Ethics Board Chairman John Baker, there are no items on the agenda for consideration. Rather, it's just a regularly sched- uled meeting. Inservice to explain middle school concept The Cape Henlopen School District is inviting interested com- munity members to attend its dis- trict inservice on the middle school concept. Pam Evans, an educational consultant, will give a presentation to define the middle school concept, explain strategies for working with adolescents, and outline the interdisciplinary ap- proach to academics. Participants in the inservice will engage in some activities. Cape Henlopen School District Director of Personnel Karen Cannon has met with Evans on several occa- sions. "You really can go back in time and see the kids and see yourself," she said of one activity. "It just really brought us back to remembering how we were at that age. It jolted us." The inservice is geared for all Cape educators in grades four through eight, but Cannon said she encourages parent participa- tion, "so they will have a better understanding of middle schools and how they differ from a junior high." The inservice will begin at 12:45 at Lewes Middle School on Friday, April 28. host wellness center presentation The Cape Henlopen High School Parent Teacher Associa- tion will host a presentation about the school's wellness center on Monday, April 24. Marjorie Brown, a health education and ad- dictions treatment consultant, will explain for whom the centers are designed to serve, how they are funded, and how they are operat- ed. The meeting will be in Cape Henlopen High School Little The- atre from 7:45-9:45 p.m. It is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Resort investigator reared of assault charge A Sussex County Superior Court jury last week found Joseph Kansak Jr., of Resort Investiga- tions and Patrol, not guilty of sec- ond-degree assault in connection with an incident at The Starboard Restaurant in Dewey Beach last summer, according to Kansak's attorney, Robert Wolhar. After a three-day trial on Kansak's charge last week, the jury returned a ver- dict of not guilty in less than a half hour, Wolhar said. In November, a grand jury in- dicted Kansak for allegedly injur- ing a patron at the restaurant last August. (A grand jury in October refused to indict Kansak.) The November indictment stemmed from an incidence on Aug. 13, when the patron, Edward Buthusiem, of Philadelphia, was thrown out of The Starboard for an undisclosed reason. Resort In- vestigations and Patrol, a private security agency hired by the restaurant, apprehended Buthusiem and filed a disorderly conduct complaint against him. Alderman's Court 36 in Dewey Beach later dropped the charge against Buthusiem. Buthusiem filed two warrants at the Justice of Peace Court in Georgetown against Kansak and Chip Hearn, owner of The Star- board. Determining there was in- sufficient evidence, the state's At- torney General's Office later dropped the charges against Hearn. Grand jury indicts two in beating death A Sussex County grand jury on Monday, April 17 indicted two Lewes-area men in connection with the April 1 ,fatal beating and stabbing of a 24-year-old Mills- boro man near Nassau. Thomas R. Townsend, 21, and Joseph R. Miller Jr., 20, have been charged with first-degree murder, posses- sion of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy, police said. They are being held without bail at the Sussex Correctional In- stitution near Georgetown. Townsend and Miller are charged with the murder of Bryan Keith Frey,.of Bay City Mobile Home Park. State police allege the two men killed Frey during a dis- pute over money owed to the vic- tim. Del. 1 work group meets April 26 A work group examining possi- ble solutions to safety and mobili- ty problems along Del. 1 between Five Points and the entrance to Rehoboth Beach will meet on Wednesday, April 26. The meet- ing will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room of the County Bank Ad- ministration Building on Del. 1. The Delaware Department of Transportation has invited Ken- neth S. Bock, manager of the Delaware Transit Corporation's south district transportation opera- tions in Kent and Sussex counties, to give a presentation on how the transit system will work this sum- mer. In addition, DelDOT officials have invited Liz Holloway, Del- DOT's bicycle/pedestrian coordi- nator, to attend the meeting. Hearing on asphalt plant to be held April 27 State environmental officials will host a public hearing on County Seat Material's request for an air permit to build an asphalt plant at the Sussex County Indus- trial Park on Thursday, April 27. The hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the college theater at Delaware Technical and Commu- nity College near Georgetown. County Seat Materials needs an air permit from the state to operate an asphalt plant on 19 acres at the Sussex County Industrial Park. Neighbors have expressed con- cerns regarding noise, dust and odors from the proposed asphalt plant. With only three of its five mem- bers present, the Sussex County Board of Adjustment voted Mon- day (April 17) to table a decision on an appeal challenging Sussex County officials' position that the Dennis Forney photo Sussex burning ban still in effect A 24 hour a day burning ban remains in effect for Sussex County. The ban, which went into effect on Tuesday, April 11, effects all Outdoor burning with the exception of charcoal or gas barbecue grills used for cooking purposes. In a press re- lease dated Wednesday, April 19, State Fire Marshal Daniel EL Kiley said a serious danger still exists due to dry conditions within Sussex County. The ban will remain in effect for an undetermined period of time, which means until we have enough rainfall to remove dry conditions. Violators may be arrested and are subject to a fine of up to $100, a jail sentence of up to 10 days, or beth. Fire Marshal Kiley said he would like to thank the citizens of Delaware for their continued co- operation in reducing this fire threat. The smoke pictured here rose above Sand Box Road near Houston, north of Mil- ford in Kent County, starting at noon on Tuesday, April 18 and was visible fieom a distance of more than 30 miles includ- ing Lewes and Georgetown. According to a representative of Houston Volunteer Fire Department the thick black smoke resulted from someone setting afire a pile of an estimated 1,500 truck tires. The fire spread into the surrounding woods and took five hours to get under control. property is exempt from the coun- ty zoning ordinance. The board will meet on Monday, May 1 to consider the appeal. County officials rnaintain the company's plans to build an as- phalt plant on county-owned property at the Sussex County Airport and Industrial Park are ex- empt from the jurisdiction of the zoning ordinance because county functions are excluded from the zoning code. The county plans to lease land at the industrial park to Frank L. and Joseph J. Corrado, of Corrado American, Inc. Alvin and Josephine Kruger, Linwood and Arvella Sirman, IA Construction Corporation, At- lantic Concrete Co., Inc., Thoro- Good's Concrete Co., Inc., David G. Horsey & Sons and Del-Mar- Va Paving Co., Inc. have appealed the county's decision. The appel- lants are challenging the county's interpretation that the company is exempt from the zoning require- ments and does not have to go through the public hearing process. Dozens of residents attended an April 3 hearing on the appeal to fight for the right to voice their opposition at a public hearing. Sussex P&Z to consider mini- golf course April 27 The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 27 on a conditional use ap- plication to operate a miniature golf course on 1.65 acres along the southbound lane of Del. 1, north of Rehoboth Beach. The applicants, Thomas and Pa- tricia Derrick of Rehoboth Beach, plan to build the proposed golf course near the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company's fire station on Del. 1. The Derricks, who also plan to develop a new Sea Shell Shop on the site, have received approval to provide access to the site off of Del. 1, according to Sussex Coun- ty Planning Director Lawrence B. Lank. The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the County Council Chambers of the Courthouse in Georgetown. County Council, which will make the final decision on the application, will hold a public hearing after 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16. Dewey police arrest man for disorderly conduct Dewey Beach police-arrested a 29-year-old Lewes man after a fight broke out at a resort estab- lishment early Saturday, April 15. At approximately 12:45 a.m., Dewey Beach police were present at The Starboard Restaurant when they witnessed a fight break out between two doormen and a cus- tomer in the parking lot, according to a report released by Dewey Beach Police Chief Raymond P. Morrison Jr. As a result, police ar- rested the customer, later identi- fied as Timothy P. Doyle, for dis- orderly conduct. According to Starboard owner Chip Hearn, Doyle started the fight after he was refused entry into the restau- rant. "He was too intoxicated," Hearn said.