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Briefly Continued from page 3 ings since midwinter and left nei- ther group ready to declare its taskg complete. It is expected that the recom- mendation will request an exten- sion through at least the end of the summer with the option of lifting it earlier if the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance revi- sion are complete. Also included in the May 5 agenda are discussions on street width in the Wagamon's West Shores development and the issue of business signs for a new car wash on Route 16. In previous meetings, representatives of the developers and several townspeo- ple have spoken in favor of allow- ing a variance for narrower streets in the new development. Reasons include less pavement area, which allows more absorption of rainwa- ter into the ground, and encour- agement of slower driving speeds in the development. There is an open-floor session scheduled for 7:15 p.m., and the meeting is called to order at 7:30 p.m. Those wishing to speak at the open-floor session may regis- ter at Town Hall Friday, May 2, or Monday, May 5. Council meets in the upstairs meeting room of the Milton Fire Hall. For informa- tion, call 684-4110. Driving Under the Influence Re )ort Blessing of the Fleet slated for May 4 The 16th Annual Blessing 6f the Fleet will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 4, in the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal off the Lewes Harbor/- Lighthouse Restaurant complex. This is an event for all ages and all boat owners are welcome to par- ticipate. Admission is free and further details are available by calling 645-6271. Georgetown postmaster to be installed May 8 Karen Crede will be installed as the new postmaster at the George- town Post Office at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 8. The ceremony will take place at the Marvel Mu- seum, Lynch Building. Post of- fice operations Manager Beverly Kulikowski will administer the oath of office while the new post- master's husband, Dave, holds the Bible. Crede began her postal ca- reer in 1982 as a clerk at the Wilmington Processing and Dis- tribution Center. She entered management in 1989 when she was appointed supervisor in the finance department. She was later appointed postmaster of Delaware City. She has also served as a cus- tomer service supervisor at Re- hoboth Beach and most recently was postmaster of Harrington. As postmaster of Georgetown, she manages a facility that em- ploys 28 employees sorting and delivering mail to more than 6,000 households and businesses. "I plan to complete my career at this location," said Crede. "I be- : lieve I will fit in with all the his- torical aspects of this town." Dewey Civic League to host Nathan Haywant The Dewey Beach Civic League will host Delaware Trans- portation Secretary Nathan Hay- ward III at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 10, in the U.S. Life Saving Museum, Dagsworthy Street. Hayward will give an address titled "Over- crowded Coastal Road- ways: What Does The Fu- ture Hold?" All property owners, resi- dential and commercial, HAYWARD from incorpo- rated coastal communities are in- vited to attend the free event. Dia- logue with the transportation see- retary will follow his address. Re- freshments will be served. County council to meet May 6 Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, in the County Administration Building, Georgetown. Among other agenda items, County Administrator Bob Stick- els will discuss a notice of appeal and scheduling of a public hearing for Millsboro businessman Don Ward's family firm, Sussex Ven- tures Inc.'s Country Meadows subdivision No. 2002-31 near Millsboro. Stickels will also re- port on the Soil Conservation Dis- trict's request for drainage work funding and Senate Bill 66. Old business items for possible action include the Pierce Hardy Limited Partnership's request for a change of zone to allow expan- sion of their 84 Lumber business on Route 26, Millville. Assistant County Engineer Russell Archut will present a request to prepare and post notices for the Bay Farm Road expansion project, Afternoon public hearings be- gin at 1:30 p.m. and include a hearing on Quakertown" Medical Group LLC's request for a condi- tional use of land on Savannah Road adjacent to the old Methodist cemetery. Sussex planners to meet May 8 Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 8, in the County Administration Building, Georgetown. The only public hearing for land in the Cape Region will be HM Properties' request to subdivide 222.2 acres of agriculture/residen- tial land into 301 building lots, lo- cated east and west of Route 5, 1,180 feet southeast of Sussex 307. Old business items for possible action include Rehoboth Home Builders Inc.'s request for a con- ditional use of 13 acres Of agricul- ture/residential land to accommo- date 52 multifimily dwellings, four each in 13 buildings, located behind Home Depot with an en- trance off Shady Road and alter- native access through Home De- pot parking lot. Sussex planners deferred action on the issue, April 10. County council heard the re- quest, April 28, and also deferred action. Also under old business, commissioners may act on Quak- ertown Medical Group LLC's conditional-use request for med- ical offices on agriculture/residen- tial land on Savannah Road next to the old Methodist cemetery. County council heard the request, April 28, and deferred action until planners make their recommenda- tion. Arson caused two local house fires The Delaware State Fire Mar- shal's Office is investigating a fire that occurred at 3:52 a.m., Thurs- day, April 24, on Oak Court in Whispering Pines, Lewes. The Lewes Volunteer Fire De- partment, assisted by the firefight- ers from Rehoboth Beach and Milton, responded to the scene and found two adjacent dwellings involved with fLre. The homes, owned by Tom and Teresa Reilly and Paul and Jean Jones, were not occupied at the time of the rue. The investigation by fire mar- shals has determined that both fires were intentionally set. Dam- ages are estimated at $30,000 and $5,000. No injuries were reported. Anyone with information about the fires should contact the Delaware State Fire Marshal's Of- fice at 856-5600 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Lewes council meets to discuss animal shelter Lewes City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, at City Hall to discuss establishing a pri- vately funded animal shelter on behalf of the Merrietta Virden An- imal Foundation. Lewes mitigation team meets May 13 The Lewes Mitigation Planning Team will meet at 10 a.m., Tues- day, May 13, at City Hall. The agenda includes updates on the re- pair of a berm at C.H. Mason Way and the Lewes Beach Hazardous Fuel Reduction Program. Lewes capital projects to be discussed May 7 . The Lewes Special Finance Committee will meet 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 7, at City Hall to discuss the city's and Board of Public Works capital projects and costs. Lewes gets new downtown sign The Lewes Parks and Recre- ation Commission will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 8, at 1812 FOR WEEK OF APRIL 21 - APRIL 27. 2003 DATE LOCATION TYPE 04/22/03 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, north of Rehoboth 4 I 04124103 Rt. 1 and Rt. IA, west of gehoboth 4 I 04/24/03 Rt. 1 and Midway Shopping Center parking lot 1 04/25/03 Rt. 1 and Sussex 12, south of Lewes 2 04/27/03 Rt. 1 and Rt. 16, east of Milton 2 :;; .............. : .............. . ........................ :. ft: ...... i ::':! i .. : .... '::::i!:. =,:.,   i .... Route 1 accident infonnaaon provided by Delaware State Police Troop 7 Numbers: first, total DUI arrests; second, total DUIs involved in crashes; third, minors arrested for Dt Troop 7 Troop 4 Troop 5 Troop 3 Troop 1 Troop 2 Troop 6 Troop 9 7, 1, 1 8, -, 11, 6, 2 15, 0, 0 6, 1, 1 13, 3, 2 4, 2, 1 7, 0, 1 Troop 7 responded to 36 cases of domestic violence during the week. Troop 7 has responded to 772 more complaints this year than during last year at this time. . I i ] l itt(tl fHi I t tt Iil Iteliill [I i LtKt[l) I k]il I[I ITt]ll [4ilii iiim !  .......... : ..... Tidewater tower approved on Route 1 Sussex County Council unani- mously approved a Tidewater Utilities request, April 29, for a 150-foot-high, 750,000-gallon water tower on a half acre of land adjacent the proposed Eagles Point II subdivision behind Home Depot. The approval ended a three-year effort by the water util- ity to f'md a location for the tower. An earlier request to erect it on a parcel of land behind Midway Shopping Center was denied after neighbors objected. Letters of support for the tower from the Delaware Fire Service, Division of Public Health and the Maplewood Homeowners Associ- ation were submitted to council. Planning and Zoning Commission recommended it be approved, April 10. No objection was raised at the council hearing. Tidewater Utilities Vice Presi- dent Jerry Esposito said the tower will be painted a neutral sky blue. The tower itself will be a single column with just enough eleva- tion to provide the necessary wa- ter pressure to properly serve Tidewater's Rehoboth District which runs from Bay Vista Road in the south to Cave Neck Road in the north. The tower will cost $1.1 million to build, said Esposito. There are no plans to drill a well on the site. Planning commission meets May 6 and 7 Lewes Planning Commission Members will meet from 4 p.m. to 8 p,m., May 6 and May 7, to con- duct a land-use survey of the city in order to confirm mapped parcel designations. Cape Henlopen school board meets May 8 Cape Henlopen School District Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, My 8, in the library at Cape Henlopen High Park to review a Sample sign to be School. The agenda includes re- located at Front Street and Savan- iviewing choice requests and at- nah Road adjacent to 1812 Park. tendance deviation requests. Also on the agenda are board goals and a report on the building mentoring program for Cape Hen- lopen High School, Lewes Middle School and Shields Elementary School. DSWA committee to meet May 8 in Dover The Technical and Facilities Management committee of the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 8, in the DSWA public meeting room at 1128 S. Bradford St., Dover. The meeting is open to the pub- lie and a copy of the agenda will be available at the meeting. For more information or an ad- vance copy of the agenda, call Richard Watson, chief engineer, at 302-739-5361. Planners defer Rehoboth Home's conditional use Sussex County Planning and Zoning deferred a conditional-use application by Rehoboth Home Builders Inc., to allow the con- struction of 52 multifamily dwellings in an Agricultural Resi- dential District located off of Route 276, or Shady Rd. Excava- tion and land preparation is under- way on the property. Midway Water Park expansion approved Sussex County Planning and Zoning approved the site plan of Midway Water Park, Inc. The site plan behind Midway Shopping Center calls for expanding-the swimming pool and adding new water slides. Dewey Beach to hold public hearing The Dewey Beach Town Coun- cil will hold a public hearing and vote on the number of people al- lowed to vote per property in mu- nicipal elections. The hearing is set for 9 a.m. Saturday May 10, at the Lifesaving Station on Dagsworthy Street.