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18 - CAPE GAZE'FI, Friday, May 30 - Feichtl Continued from page 1 addition, the district will, on June 30, 1997, pay Feichtl $42,315, plus all proper deductibles as ad- justed compensation for her em- ployment for the period January 1, 1997 through June 30, 1997."' According to Andy Branden- berger, director of business opera- tions, Feichtl's 1997 salary was $82,900, and barring any changes from the state salary schedule, her expected 1998 salary would have been approximately $83,823. The school board suspended Fe- ichfl shortly after the school board learned that there was a dispute regarding Superintendent Suellen Skeen's contract. In March, Feichtl said the rea- son she was given for her suspen- sion was that she had falsely ob- tained private documents and made defamatory comments about the superintendent. Minutes from a 1994 board meeting did not reflect board ac- tion to add a year to Skeen's con- tract. The term in her original contract was for four years, noting an option for the board to extend it June 5, 1997 to five years. The contract written following that meeting included a one-year extension to make hers a five-year agreement, although minutes did not reflect the board's decision to exercise its extension option. Skeen, as executive secretary for the board, prepared those minutes. When the board voted to roll over administrative contracts dur- ing its Feb. 27, 1997 meeting, nei- ther Skeen's nor Feichtl's names were among those presented to board members for a vote. Skeen's contract is presently scheduled to expire June 30, 2001. The Cape Gazette notified the AttorneY General's Office on Thursday, May 29 - following its receipt of the hard copy of Williams' letter - that it does not intend to further pursue its com- plaint against the district for fail- ure to disclose the requested infor- mation. "One of the reasons I turned it over to the attorney [Williams] is that I believe it's very important that the district be in compliance with the law, and he is our ex- pert," said Skeen. 'Tm glad that it's been dealt with and it's been done." Memorial Continued from page 15 clouds and rain that came in Sun- day and Monday held numbers down considerably. "And the po- lice department said there were no real problems through the week- end," said Bisbee. "All in all it was a pretty normal Memorial Day weekend." Lewes Chamber reports a strong business weekend "It was a really good weekend for Lewes," said Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors' Bu- reau Executive Director' Betsy Reamer. "We did some spot checking on Friday afternoon at the beginning of the weekend with the accommodations businesses who are members. There were some openings at that point but most places were full. And when Saturday's weather showed itself to be so good, the rooms that were left were taken for Saturday. The merchants on Second Street that we spoke with reported strong sales and the eating establish- ments said they were surprised at how good business was, even on Monday considering the wet and cold weather. There were a few businesses - those really depen- dent on good weather such as places with outdoor areas - who said the bad weather affected them negatively," said Reamer. She said the general consensus about the first holiday weekend of the summer was summed up by one member. "She said it was a great start to what will be a great season," said Reamer. Cape Park fishing pier and campground full Cape Henlopen State Park Man- ager Paul Faircloth said Memorial Day weekend crowds filled the campground and "the fishing pier was hopping." The traffic counter at the park entrance recorded 2,659 cars on Friday, 5,015 cars on Saturday and 4,272 cars on Sunday of the holiday weekend. "Trout, stripers and flounder are biting now so the fishing pier was real busy," said Faircloth. "With that many people out there we had to go out a couple of times and cool off the tempers of some peo- ple who found themselves too close to some others. We also had to take action against a number of people who didn't make reserva- tions in advance and tried to set up tents in the back country or in their cars where camping isn't al- lowed. But we had no major problems. Our fee booths weren't as busy as some times but we were very busy in the office selling an- nual permits, beach tags and the like." Paramedics report quiet weekend It was a relatively quiet time for the Sussex County paramedics. County Paramedic Director George Torbert reported that there were about 82 calls from late Fri- day afternoon to midnight on Monday. Torbert said that rainy weather and heavy traffic may have kept the number of accidents down. Paramedic calls have been up through the first part of 1997 by approximately 10 percent. But calls over the holiday were rough- ly equal to the number of calls on Memorial Day in 1996 and down slightly from the 100 calls in 1995. Lewes Middle School student Robert Barlow contributed to this article. Jen EIIingsworth photo These deepwater docks along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and the adjacent property drew a high bid of $178,500 from Randall Rollins in an auction held Saturday, May 24. accommodate large motor and gether built several successful Auction Continued from page 17 He bought the property a num- ber of years ago which at the time also included land across Pilot- town Road at the comer of Pilot- town and New Road. He devel- oped the docks along the canal to sailing vessels and installed state- of-the-art amenities including wa- ter, electricity and cable for televi- sion. He sold the property on the other side of Pilottown Road to Scott DeKuyper who was among the bidders at Saturday's auction. Randall Rollins is the son of O. Wayne Rollins (deceased) and nephew of John Rollins who to- Rollins businesses, starting in Lewes, including Rollins Leasing and Orkin pest control. Randall has continued in the business in- terests of the family and he and his wife, Peggy Hastings Rollins, split their time between Georgia and Delaware where they are ac- tive in the Lewes community and especially Beebe Medical Center. [,Sylvia' Wi ker Candle Now OPE N ON LEWEs 304 East Savannah Road 645-8117 Wicker, Candles, Baskets Galore...And Morel