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Sussex Budget: 5.3% Increase But No Tax Hike. see page 3 Coastal Sussex County Friday, May 28, 1993 25 Cents Summer 1993 # Bob Prengle photo With weather forecasters predicting a sunny and hot Memorial Day weekend, beth beaches and businesses should be packed with visitors and residents alike. Welcome to the Cape Gazette By Dennis Forney The Cape Gazette, a local weekly newspaper serv- ing the people and communities located in Cape Hen- lopen School District, begins publishing today. Den- nis Forney and Trish Hogenmiller Vernon, Cape Henlopen District residents, are the lone officers and stockholders of Cape Gazette Ltd., a Delaware corpo- ration formed to publish the newspaper. The Cape Gazette will be published every Friday and distributed to newsstands and resident sub- scribers throughout Sussex County. Subscriptions will be mailed from Rehoboth Beach Post office. Local subscribers will receive their newspapers on Friday while out-of-county subscribers will receive their newspapers a few days later. The Cape Gazette offices are located in the Shoppes Of Camelot along the southbound side of Rt. 1 west of Rehoboth Beach. The phone number is 226-CAPE (2273) and business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail to the Cape Gazette can be sent to Box 213, Lewes, DE. Subscriptions are available at $25 per year for in-county subscribers and $40 per year for out-of-county subscribers Until the end of June, charter subscribers receive a $5 discount off those prices. Newsstand price of the Cape Gazette is 25 cents. The Cape Gazette is designed to celebrate the lives and times of the people who live and own property in what many people consider one of the most beautiful and unique areas along the eastern seaboard. In the pages of the Cape Gazette readers will find news of decisions being considered and made about them and their area, editorials and letters, sports, fishing and hunting, arts and entertainment, business and real. estate, and community and school news. The dynam- ic and multi-faceted natural environment plays a crit- ical role in the vitality of the Cape area and will be a steady focus of the Cape Gazette. As a community service, the Cape Gazette offers free classified ads for non-commercial accounts. Reader comments and suggestions are always welcome. West Rehoboth sewer projections rise By Denise M. Marshall Despite efforts to bring down the cost of a sewer system in the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach area, cost estimates released Thursday project that the sewer system will cost nearly $76 million. Households in the sewer district were up in arms in August of 1991, when the price tag for the planned sewer district was estimated to be $72 million. As a result, county officials promised to go back to the drawing board and seek ways to cut the project cost. "They fooled us - $76 million is not less expen- sive," said Paul J. Pasqualiui Sr., president of Citi- ze!is forAffordable Sewer 'q'o me, it's a big disap- pointment. We're still where we were when we start- ed." Since the county held a public hearing on the sew- er district in August of 1991, county engineers have studied 34 planning level options designed to lower the cost of the sewer project. Of the 34 options, a committee has recommended that the county hire George & Lynch Inc., of New Castle, to design and build treatment and disposal facilities for the sewer system. Construction on the sewer system is expected to begin this August. 1 , , Continued on Page2 shaping up to be sizzling season By Denise M. Marshall If the weather cooperates, the resort area "will be splitting at the seams" this weekend, according to Sandra Ardis, executive director of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. Business owners have been eagerly awaiting the summer inva- sion of vacationers. In Dewey Beach, only a handful of rooms are available for the kickoff week- end of the 1993 summer season, Ardis said. "Dewey Beach is just about sold out in the hotels and motels," Ardis said. , Scattered vacancies exist throughout the resort area, she added "We're getting record numbers of calls," said Bitsy Cochran, pres- ident of the Rehoboth Beach- Dewey Beach Chamber of Com- merce. "To me, that's an indica- tion that it's going to be a good year." According to Cochran, the chamber office is handling about 350 calls a day. "It looks like things are going to be hopping right along," she said. Balmy temperatures lured visi- tors to the resort area during the past few weekends, and merchants are reporting strong preseason sales. On one sunny weekend day earlier this month, Ardis counted 28 volleyball nets lined along the beach in Rehoboth Beach. "There have been a lot of people in town," said JoAnne LaMere, executive director of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. "Realtors are very busy. The phone's have been ringing." According to Bill Ash, president of the Sussex County Association of Realtors, home sales have picked up in the resort area. The region has experienced a 60-day reduction in the time homes go on the market and the time they are sold, he said. For example, 92 percent of the homes were sold in 240 days last year, compared to 89 percent in 180 Continued on page 4 iiiimYfiiii0fiietjvitiesiiiiilinediiiiip!iiii i i!ii!ii!iii!seasiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiossiiifromailsefi6s!iiiiofii!iimeiiiiiii City Maagcr Gregory Fe Sussex Budget: 5.3% Increase But No Tax Hike. see page 3 Coastal Sussex County Friday, May 28, 1993 25 Cents Summer 1993 # Bob Prengle photo With weather forecasters predicting a sunny and hot Memorial Day weekend, beth beaches and businesses should be packed with visitors and residents alike. Welcome to the Cape Gazette By Dennis Forney The Cape Gazette, a local weekly newspaper serv- ing the people and communities located in Cape Hen- lopen School District, begins publishing today. Den- nis Forney and Trish Hogenmiller Vernon, Cape Henlopen District residents, are the lone officers and stockholders of Cape Gazette Ltd., a Delaware corpo- ration formed to publish the newspaper. The Cape Gazette will be published every Friday and distributed to newsstands and resident sub- scribers throughout Sussex County. Subscriptions will be mailed from Rehoboth Beach Post office. Local subscribers will receive their newspapers on Friday while out-of-county subscribers will receive their newspapers a few days later. The Cape Gazette offices are located in the Shoppes Of Camelot along the southbound side of Rt. 1 west of Rehoboth Beach. The phone number is 226-CAPE (2273) and business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail to the Cape Gazette can be sent to Box 213, Lewes, DE. Subscriptions are available at $25 per year for in-county subscribers and $40 per year for out-of-county subscribers Until the end of June, charter subscribers receive a $5 discount off those prices. Newsstand price of the Cape Gazette is 25 cents. The Cape Gazette is designed to celebrate the lives and times of the people who live and own property in what many people consider one of the most beautiful and unique areas along the eastern seaboard. In the pages of the Cape Gazette readers will find news of decisions being considered and made about them and their area, editorials and letters, sports, fishing and hunting, arts and entertainment, business and real. estate, and community and school news. The dynam- ic and multi-faceted natural environment plays a crit- ical role in the vitality of the Cape area and will be a steady focus of the Cape Gazette. As a community service, the Cape Gazette offers free classified ads for non-commercial accounts. Reader comments and suggestions are always welcome. West Rehoboth sewer projections rise By Denise M. Marshall Despite efforts to bring down the cost of a sewer system in the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach area, cost estimates released Thursday project that the sewer system will cost nearly $76 million. Households in the sewer district were up in arms in August of 1991, when the price tag for the planned sewer district was estimated to be $72 million. As a result, county officials promised to go back to the drawing board and seek ways to cut the project cost. "They fooled us - $76 million is not less expen- sive," said Paul J. Pasqualiui Sr., president of Citi- ze!is forAffordable Sewer 'q'o me, it's a big disap- pointment. We're still where we were when we start- ed." Since the county held a public hearing on the sew- er district in August of 1991, county engineers have studied 34 planning level options designed to lower the cost of the sewer project. Of the 34 options, a committee has recommended that the county hire George & Lynch Inc., of New Castle, to design and build treatment and disposal facilities for the sewer system. Construction on the sewer system is expected to begin this August. 1 , , Continued on Page2 shaping up to be sizzling season By Denise M. Marshall If the weather cooperates, the resort area "will be splitting at the seams" this weekend, according to Sandra Ardis, executive director of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. Business owners have been eagerly awaiting the summer inva- sion of vacationers. In Dewey Beach, only a handful of rooms are available for the kickoff week- end of the 1993 summer season, Ardis said. "Dewey Beach is just about sold out in the hotels and motels," Ardis said. , Scattered vacancies exist throughout the resort area, she added "We're getting record numbers of calls," said Bitsy Cochran, pres- ident of the Rehoboth Beach- Dewey Beach Chamber of Com- merce. "To me, that's an indica- tion that it's going to be a good year." According to Cochran, the chamber office is handling about 350 calls a day. "It looks like things are going to be hopping right along," she said. Balmy temperatures lured visi- tors to the resort area during the past few weekends, and merchants are reporting strong preseason sales. On one sunny weekend day earlier this month, Ardis counted 28 volleyball nets lined along the beach in Rehoboth Beach. "There have been a lot of people in town," said JoAnne LaMere, executive director of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. "Realtors are very busy. The phone's have been ringing." According to Bill Ash, president of the Sussex County Association of Realtors, home sales have picked up in the resort area. The region has experienced a 60-day reduction in the time homes go on the market and the time they are sold, he said. For example, 92 percent of the homes were sold in 240 days last year, compared to 89 percent in 180 Continued on page 4 iiiimYfiiii0fiietjvitiesiiiiilinediiiiip!iiii i i!ii!ii!iii!seasiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiossiiifromailsefi6s!iiiiofii!iimeiiiiiii City Maagcr Gregory Fe