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Cape Gazette NEWS , FRIDAY, MAY 13- MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 21 Dewey Continued from page 20 tee Secretary David King said grant funding would be applied for to reduce the size of the loan. "They led the public to believe that the project would be done with grant money but no grants were even applied for," Tush wrote. Neither the infrastructure committee or the town manager found grants to pay for the proj- ect. Judge said the only available funding was the low-interest DNREC loan. "There were no grant available," he said. Tush also said drainage repairs on private property should be paid for by the residents who own the land. "Bayard Avenue is a state-owned street, and part of this project is being done on private prop- erty. We should not be spending mu- nicipal money on private land," Tush wrote; Dell Tush Mayor Di- ane Hanson argued aside from Cajun Cove, which is private property, 55 ad- ditional acres in Dewey Beach are affected by the flooding. "It was a public safety issue. The town is liable," Hanson said. "Sometimes, you've just got to bite the bullet and do what needs to be done." How to I /Imdt loan Legates argues Dewey Beach has no payment plan set up to pay back the loan if it goes to set- tlement. Commissioner Rick Solloway is chairman of the long term revenue ad hoc committee, which was established to find new streams of revenue for the town. Construction costs will re- main the same, but Solloway said he plans to introduce a resolu- tion to reduce the loan amount from $927,000 to about $450,000 at the town council meeting Sat- urday, May 14. Solloway said the committee has identified some new revenue sources to pay back the loan. "Over the last 12 months, we've increased the rate of return on assets by $60,000," he said. Solloway said the in- crease is enough to pay for the first year of payments on the loan. Jobs Continued from page 18 Delaware State Universi~. A second $10 million invest- ment would benefit multiple re- search labs at University of Delaware. Delaware Technical & Community College would re- ceive $10million in state funds to initiate an aviation power plant program in Georgetown, its den- tal hygiene program in Wilming- ton and its nursing and science programs in Dover and Stanton. The proposal to improve early education in the state includes a $22 million investment to en- courage quality teachers and in- crease wages for childcare and education workers. Of the $22 million, $13 million would be dedicated to higher pay, grants and technical assis- tance for teachers who partici- pate in Delaware Stars for Early Success. The program rates educators and rewards those who obtain higher education degrees. "We're going to invest in early, childhood education so that more kids can show up their first day at public schools ready and able to succeed," Markell said. Simpson is assistant director of university relations for Uni- versity of Delaware. '~knytime you can invest in ed- ucation, be it K-12 or higher edu- cation, it's a good thing to do," Simpson said. For more information on Markell's Building Delaware's Future Now jobs plan, visit gov- ernor.delaware.gov. ACLU Continued from page I In his letter, Morse argues, "Council may not prohibit only criticism. That would be imper- missible viewpoint discrimina- tion." In a press release, ACLU Exec- utive Director Kathleen MacRae said, "The reason we have free speech rights is so that citizens can discuss governmental affairs and when necessary, criticize the government and their represen- tatives. The Sussex County Council may put limits on the general topics to be discussed during a council meeting, but they cannot stop someone from speaking their mind within that framework." Chip Guy, spokesman for county council, said flae county did not receive Morse's com- plaint until May 12. "Our legal staff will be reviewing it, and af- ter consulting with them, we will respond appropriately and ac- cordingly at a later date," Guy said. Morse said because the letter was sent to the wrong fax num- ber, the county did not receive the letter until three days after it was released to the press. Morse said a resident of Sus- sex County alerted him to the rule about One month ago. Greenwood resident Daniel Kramer said the miss were cre- ated because some members of council took offense when Kram'er referred to them as turkeys. "They don't even earn the name turkeys now. They earn egg-suckers," Kramer said. Since the rules were enforced in Januai'y 2009, Kramer said, he has not participated in the public comment portion of council meetings. "I'm not going to sign my rights away," he said. Kramer ,said he supports Morse's complaint, but he did not contact the ACLU or partici- pate in the writing of the letter. Sussex County Council Rule 17.6, section B states, in full: "Each speaker shall confine their comments to matters that are clearly within the jurisdic- "tion of Council and which are matters of legitimate county business and shall not use the Additional Business portion of the agenda as a means to criti- cize one or more members of Council or county employees or subcontractors for matters that relate to personnel decisions or that are personal in nature. "We Service We SdC'" Millman's Appliances 18920 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach 302-645-6215 www.millmansappliances.com Weddings Proms Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties Special Events Night Out on the Town Eagles, Ravens, Redskins, PhUlies, Orioles & Nationals Games Weekly Specials Monday-Thursday to Ocean City, Harrington, Dover Casinos Call for reservations & information. 302.930.LIMO (5466) We install Surge Protection LPJ. 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