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County council to meet June 3 Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m.Tuesday, June 3 inthe county dministration building, Georgetown. County Administrator Bob Stickels will lead a discussion about a night meeting schedule. Finance Director David Baker will present a proposed bank col- lateralization agreement revision. Conveyance and a permission to posi on the Lord Balti- : Expansion. Grant requests will be considered for Friends of the South Coastal Li- brary, Dagsboro Church of God&apos;s Fourth of July celebration, Ameri- can Bicycle Association's Leukemia Race for Life, Nanti- coke Riverfest's 2003 Riverfest event, Punkin' Chunkin' World Championship and Indian River School District's Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. County planners defer on Warrington Creek Council will review and act upon the:following old business land Sussex County Planning and use requests: Jacqueline Hickman .Zoning Commission deferred ac- & Others" Change of Zone No. 1484; Caldera Properties' Change of:Zone No. 1487; Palisades Land, LLC's Change of Zone No. 1496; DOC Properties, LLC's Change of Zone No. 1502; and Vaughn and Aldred Melson's Conditional Use No. 1488. A public herin" g will ,be_ held on the DonWar Familys Sussex Ventures, Ineappeal application for its proposed Country Mead- ows subdivision No. 2002-3!. Council will hear bid results for a system upgrade in its data pro, cessing section. Sheriff Robert Reed will present a medal of mer- it award and explain his budget expansion proposal. County Engineer Mike Izzo will present a contract amend- merit for expansion No. 2 of the South Coastal Regional Waste, water Facilities, and contract amendment No. 2 for Cabe Con- sultants design work on the Oak Orchard Sanitary Sewer District. Council .will wte-on a contract agreement for construction in- spection services for the Milton Library Expansion, a bid award for Holt's Landing Collection and tion, May 22, on the proposed RDM Inc. request to rezone 139.32 acres of agriculture/resi- "dcntial land to medium density for a residential planned community (RPC) on Old Landing Road across from Old Landing Golf Course. The proposed zoning change would allow developers Craig. Hudson and Preston Schell to create a 282-unit RPC called Warrington Creek and consisting of 106 single family lots and 176 town houses. Neighbors ques- tioned whether Old Landing Road can sustain the additional traffic Warrington Creek would bring. Two new traffic signals are re- quested by the Delaware Depart- ment of Transportation, one at the intersection of Old Landing Road and Airport Road and the other at the intersection of Old Landing Road, Warrington Road and Strawberry Way. The proposal will he back on the planners' June 12 agenda under old business. Chase LLC subdivision plan to di- vide 69,72 ar,,: 0.f, ,, agricuiture/residential' iand into 57 single family home lots on the northeast corner of the intersec- tion of Oyster Rocks Road and Route 1. The plan had been sub- mitted for county review in early 2002 and action had been deferred twice since then. Police briefs Rehoboth reports weekly arrests Rehoboth Beach Police Depart- ment and dispatch center received nine tire calls, 28 emergency medical service calls and 64 po- lice calls from May 16 through May 22. Officers issued 54ifaf- tic-related citations, including one for an improperly restrained child and five DUIs. Police also made the following criminal-re- lated arrests: underage consump- tion/possession, one; offensive touching, two; disorderly con- duct, two; theft, one, outstanding warrants, two; endangering the welfare of a child, one; and fugi- tive from another state, one, Police call ends with rescue, DUI arrest Rehoboth Beach Police Depart- ment PFC Victor Letonoff and PFC Kurt Hussong were dis- patched to the intersection of Bal- timore Avenue and First Street at 11 p.m., May 16, to assist Re- Planners defer on Route 5 proposal Sussex planners deferred ac- tion for the second time, May 22, on an HM Properties subdivision request to divide 222.20 acres of agriculture land into 301 single family home lots. The proposed< Stonewater Creek development is located on both sides of Route 5, approximate!y 3,000 feet north of Route 24 and approximately 1,200 feet south of Sussex 307. The proposal will be back on the planners' June 12 agenda under old business. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 30 - June 5, 2003 - 3 Monroe honored for pubfic service S ^uaAex County Association of Towns (SCAT) presented Tii D. Monroe with the Public Service Award for the ded- ication and leaders she has contributed toward improv. ing the quality of Hfe in Sussex County. ShOwn are SCAT President Brad Connor, left; Monroe; and Jerome Lewis of the University of Delaware May 7. "It is important that we pay spe- cial tribute to those who left Delaware to fight for their country and never made it back home," said Minner. :"This memorial is proof tlmt tlgy (rill never be for- goRen." State unveils MIA memorial in Dover Gov. Ruth Ann Miuner dedicat- ed a new memorial in Dover, May .. :Rep, Bill Oherle,R-Newark, 27, for 17 Delawareans listed as and House Majority Leader Rep. Wayne Smith, R-Dover, were in- strumental in obtaining funding for the memorial. missing in acmn from the Viet- nam and Korean wars. The memorial is located at the intersection of Loockerman Street and Legislative Avenue in down- town Dover. The names and ranks of those listed on the 10-foot high, granite obelisk appear as they do on the official registry in the De- partment of Defense. At the base of the memorial are the official Minner signs HB 2, replacing 1986 law Gov. Ruth Ann Minner signed House Bill 2 into law, May 27, amid a large gathering of support- ing lawmakers and representa- tives from the Governor's Council on ManufacturedHousing. RefleCting changes that have taken place in the manufactured housing industry over the past 17 years, FIB 2 modifies, updates, re- organizes or replaces the Mobile Home Lots and Leases Act of 1986. The new legislation re- names that section of the Delaware Code as the Manufac- tured Home Owners and Commu- -nity Owners Act. Among the items included in the new law are the following provisions: A trust fund, into which com- munity owners and home owners will each make monthly contribu- tions of $1.50 per rented lot, will financially assist home owners when they are forced to relocate due to a land use change. The fund will also pay for homes that cannot be relocated and for the removal and/or dispos- al of abandoned homes left in a community. The fund will initially have a $10 million cap. The law prohibits entrance and exit fees and provides "for meet- ings between community owners seals of the five branches of mili- tary service that participated in. pprove ..... ....... ...... the  Korean and Vietnam wars. Planners a Three flags representing Covington Chase Delaware, the United States and Sussex planners gave their ap- MIA/POWs will fly 24 hours a proval, May 22, for a Covington day from the memorial grounds. sonal items. The next incident oc- curred, May 23, when someone forced the front door open on an Oak Forest home in Long Neck. The burglar did not appear to have stolen anything. The next day, someone forced entrance into a shed at a Magnolia Drive home in Millsboro. The thief took numerous tools and a wheel barrel. The same day, someone broke into a shed at an Oak Orchard residence on Sussex 312 andstole tools, a Poulan weed trimmer, Craftsman 2.8 horsepower circular saw, drill in- dex and 25-foot tape measure. Lewes police warn of thefts . Lewes Police Department re- ceived several complaints pertain- hoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company ambulance. When they arrived, they saw a an uncon- scious man in a 1996 Toyota Camry, which was in gear. "Sev- eral citizens were physically pre- venting the vehicle from rolling into other parked cars," said Det. Paul Parsons. "Officers proceed- ed to knock out a window, at which time they were able to put the vehicle into park." The offi- cers then discovered the man in the car, Drew H. Woodall Jr., 31, of Rehoboth Beach, was under the influence of alcohol. After ar- resting him for DUI and obstruct- ing traffic, an officer took Woodall home. ing to thefts from or mischief io and home owner representatives vehicles May 25 and May 26, :In: tO discuss any discontinued utili- two cases, cars on McFee Street ties, facilities, or services. A community owner must pro- vide home owners with a written accounting of all fees and other charges, including those for the use of optional facilities or servic- es. The extensive "truth-in-leas- ing" section lists more than 20 Police investigate Cape Region burglaries Officers at Delaware State Po- lice Troop 7 are investigating sev- eral recent burglaries in the Cape Region and are asking anyone with information about any of them to call the troop at 644- 5020. The first occurred May 21, when someone entered a Terrace Road home in Rehoboth Beach and stole a Panasonic VCR, seven bottles of wine and several per- were broken into, and in one case a radar detector and change was stolen. A Savannah Road busi- ness van was also vandalized. Po- lice are reminding the public to keep their vehicles locked and no- tify police if they see any suspi- cious activities. provisions that must be included in a rental agreement, as well as a similar number that may not be in- cluded George H.P. Smith Park dedication set June 21 The City-Of Lewes will hold a park dedication ceremony at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 21, at the cor- ner of Johnson and Dupont Streets. The former Blockhouse Pond Park will be officially dedi- cated George H. P. Smith Park in honor of the city's mayor. Re- freshments will be available along with light classical and jazz music. All are invited to attend. LPD to distribute bicycle 00phlets Lewes Police Department will be distributing bicycle and pedes- trian safety pamphlets at local re- tail businesses and Realtor of- fices. The fluorescent yellow pamphlets address regulations for pedestrians, bicyclist and mo- torist. Downtown crosswalks receive facelift in Lewes Four crosswalks in downtown Lewes are being upgraded in an effort to maintain consistency throughout the city, according to Mike Tyler of the Lewes Pedestri- an Safety Review Committee. Ten-feet-wide piano stripes will be installed at Second Street and Savannah Road, Third Street and Savannah Road, Front Street and Savannah Road and Second Street and Market Street. Rainy weather has hampered the completion of the project which involves re- moval of the current crosswalks, microsurfacing and installation of new plastic coated crosswalk markers. The total cost for the project is $4,800, according to Lewes City Manager Elaine Bis- bee. CARC convenes June 5 in Lewes Lewes Commercial Architectur- al Review Commission will meet : Continued on page 4