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Domestic violence volunteer training set The Domestic Violence Advo- cacy Center is seeking volunteers for its victim advocacy programs in Kent and Sussex Family Court. Upon completing a two-day train- ing, volunteer advocates will as- sist domestic violence victims with safety planning techniques, make referrals to community- based services, make court ac- companiments, help with filing protection from abuse orders and promote a supportive environment for clients. Training sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13 and 14. To become a volunteer or for more information, please contact Amanda McCollum, program di- rector, at (302) 739-6552. Route 1 Weekly Accident Update West Side New Beginnings sets youth program goals With less than a month under their belts working in the after school youth program in West Re- hoboth, Diaz Bonville, part time program director, and Mary Sturtevant, coordinator, have in- creased volunteerism and set long and short term goals. Bonville said goals for the pro- gram include starting a garden program, a "Women to Women" group, a "Men to Men" group, an adult group, a 4-H club. He also envisions sponsoring an exhibit and hosting a job search work- shop. Bonville and Sturtevant are also reading suggestions from a suggestion box located in the cen- ter in order to assess other com- munity needs and desires. "One of our initial plans is to initiate a volunteer program," said Bonville, who said the program now has eight volunteers who av- erage 55 to 60 hours per week working with the children. Bonville commended Butch Fra- zier, an active volunteer, for out- standing service. In the last month Frazier covered dangerous electrical sockets and erected shelving in the center, while spending his usual amount of time working with children. "Dr. Mar- fin Luther King, Jr. said, 'Every- one can serve, so everyone can be greaL" said Bonville, who said he foresees greatness from the West Rehoboth community members. Meet the candidates April 29 and May 1 Two "Meet the Candidates" fo- rums for the Cape Henlopen Board of Education election are scheduled next week. Monday, April 29, a forum will be held at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in West Rehoboth at 8 p.m. Cape District parent teacher organizations will host a forum in the Cape Henlopen High School Little Theatre on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. Three are running for the At-large seat: Butch Archer, incumbent; Estie Class and G. Ruth Batten. The school board election will be held Satur- day, May 11. Polls will be located at Milton Middle School, Lewes Middle School and Rehoboth Ele- mentary School and will be open from noon until 9 p.m. Cape Board to review termination policy The Cape Henlopen Board of Education will consider adopting a policy to cover termination pro- cedure for support staff members. Presently, a policy is in place for tenured professional employees, who are covered by state statute. A new policy could include grant- ing the paraprofessionals a hear- ing before termination, as opposed to having only a grievance option. The policy may include requiring a hearing officer. Both the Cape Henlopen Education Association (CHEA) and the Cape Henlopen Support Staff Association (CHSSA) have seen drafts of the proposal. CHEA President Geri Williams said the policy is consis- tent with that which governs teachers. The CHSSA general membership has not yet reviewed the proposal. Cape Wellness Center to be housed in portable The Cape Henlopen High School Wellness Center will be housed in one of the portable classrooms, reported June Turan- sky at the Thursday, April 18 school board meeting. Turansky said plans for the center are mov- ing steadily. Kim Westcott, regis- tered dietitian at Beebe Medical Center, has been hired as the cen- ter's nutritionist. A registered nurse has also been hired. The Wellness Center committee is presently reviewing its permission form and developing by-laws for the advisory committee. Cape District earns $380,000 for texts Superintendent Suellen Skeen said the Cape Henlopen School District qualifies for $380,000 from the state to be used for a text- book buy. The allocation is the result of a recently passed bill in the state legislature. During the Cape Henlopen Board of Educa- tion meeting on Thursday, April 18, Skeen said She had not yet been notified when the money will be distributed, by what date the district will need to spend it or what the materials limitations might be, although she said library books will be approved. The text- book allocation is a non-renew- able resource and may not be used to supplant a district's normal an- nual curriculum buy. Dewey planners to mull zoning code changes The Dewey Beach Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Saturday, April 27 to discuss rec- ommendations on possible changes to the town's zoning code. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the U.S. Life Saving Sta- tion at 1 Dagsworthy Avenue. The public is invited to attend and comment. Dewey receives requests for B&B, Lions rezoning Dewey Beach has received ap- plications for a new bed and breakfast inn, as well as for a change of zoning for property that is the current location of the Wa- terfront Restaurant. The Dewey Beach Lions Club, which leases the property to the owners of the Waterfront Restaurant at McKin- ley Avenue and Rehoboth Bay, has submitted an application to re- zone the land from resort residen- tial (R.R.) to resort business (R.B.). In its application, the Li- ons Club states that the purpose of the proposed rezoning is to regain commercial zoning that was given away without the knowledge of the Lions Club. Dewey Beach Mayor Robert Frederick and Commissioner James Lavelle will not vote on the Lions Club appli- cation since they are both mem- bers of the organization. The town has also received an application from Cheryl Wilder and Jack Jacobs, contract pur- chasers, to operate a bed and breakfast at 3 Read Avenue. The property is currently owned by Charlotte and Dennard Quillen. At their April 20 meeting, the commissioners referred both ap- plications to the town's Planning and Zoning Commission for con- sideration. The commission is ex- pected to review the applications and make recommendations to the Town Commissioners prior to their June meeting. In other busi- ness, the town has received an ap- plication for a conditional use per- mit to operate an eatery at 1701 Highway One. The applicant, William B. Starkey, plans to oper- ate the eatery in a building owned by Grotto Pizza. The building is located at the corner of Highway One and McKinley Avenue. A conditional use hearing on the ap- plication has been scheduled for Saturday, May 11. Dewey changes rules for port-a-john placement The Dewey Beach Town Com- missioners voted 3-0 on Saturday, April 20 to approve an ordinance amendment to limit and control the placement of portable toilets in Dewey Beach. According to the ordinance, portable toilets are only permitted on sites where there is demolition or new con- struction and during emergency operations such as floods and hur- ricanes. The commissioners were concerned that the amendment would prohibit organizers from placing portable toilets at munici- pal events or sports competitions such as the East Coast Skimboard- ing Championship. As a result, they added to the amendment a provision which allows the place- ment of portable toilets for special events as approved by the town commissioners upon application. The amendment also adds a viola- tion and penalty provision to the ordinance. Under the amended CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 26 - May 2, 1996.3 Two.car collision near Ames An accident involving two vehicles occurred on Friday, April 19 at the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rd. 273, near the en- trance to the Ames Shopping Center in Rehoboth Beach. Ac- cording to police, Wanda Friedman from Milford was driving the 1991 Chevy Beretta seen here and was cited with disre- garding a stop fight. The second party involved was Loren Moore of Rehoboth Beach who was driving a 1996 Ford Tau- rus. No major injuries were sustained by either party. DATE 4/14/96 4/19/96 4/20196 4/21/96 4121/96 4121/96 4122/96 FOR WEEK OF APRIL 14 TO APRIL 23, 1996 LOCATION TYPE Rt. 1 and Rt. 24 #2 Rt. 1 and Cty. Rd. 273 #5 Rt. 1 and Cry. Rd. 270A #2 Rt. 1 and Rt. 9, Five Points #2 Rt. 1 and Cty. Rd. 271 north of Rehoboth #4 Rt. 1 and Cty. Rd. 88 #2 Rt. 1 and Cty. Rd. 268 west of Lewes #2 #4 #2 4123196 Rt. 1 and Cty. Rd. 283 south of Lewes 4/23/96 Rt. 1 and Cty. 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Dewey clarifies holiday period definition In response to confusion over the need for parking permits and metered parking during holiday periods, the Dewey Beach Town Commissioners voted 3-0 on Sat- urday, April 20 to adopt an ordi- nance amendment clarifying the definition of a holiday period. Motorists are required to display parking permits whenever they park on any public right-of-way on Fridays, Saturdays and holiday periods during the summer unless the vehicle is parked in a metered zone. The amendment clarifies that whenever a holiday falls on a Thursday, the following Friday is considered part of the holiday pe- riod. Whenever a holiday falls on a Tuesday, the preceding Sunday and Monday is considered the hol- iday period. Dewey officials amend special events ordinance The Dewey Beach Town Com- missioners on Saturday, April 20 approved a resolution which de- fines "fair" and "show." The res- olution defines a fair as a "gather- ing of buyers and sellers for trade, competitive exhibition, or the sale of a collection of articles for char- ity." A show is defined as a "demonstrative display, theatrical presentation, or a performance at which an audience is present or which is electronically broad- cast." The resolution also estab- lishes specific guidelines for town officials to consider when decid- ing whether or not to approve re- quests for special events. The proposed event shoul d be open to the general public; minimize problems of noise, disorder and litter; and not encroach upon re- quired parking areas. The resolu- tion also requires event sponsors to provide appropriate security for the event and prohibits alcoholic beverages at special events. Dewey Beach vanity tags for sale Dewey Beach vanity tags are on sale for $30. Because proceeds from the sale will benefit a planned expansion of Town Hall and the police station, the cost of the vanity tags is tax deductible. The vanity tags depict a beach scene and contain the Dewey Beach logo, "A Way of Life." For more information, contact Town Hall at 227-6363 .........  ..............