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NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 30- MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2008 3 Brie00 - Yard sale to benefit MERR Saturday, May 31 The Marine Education, Re- search & Rehabilitation Institute is holding a benefit yard sale at 8 am., Saturday, May 31, at its facil- ity at 801 Pilottown Road in Lewes, next to the Coast Guard Station. Some of the items for role in- clude furniture, collectibles, an- tiques, games and outdoor gear. Proceeds will benefit the insti- tute, a nonprofit response and re- habilitation group that responds to marine mammal and sea turtle strandings, conducts research on marine species, and provides ed- ucation and outreach programs for schools and groups. Sewer issues on Sussex County agenda Sussex County Council will discuss a proposed regional sew- er collaboration project with the City of Rehoboth Beach during its meeting at 10 a,m. Tuesday, June 3, in the county administra- tion building in Georgetown. The council will also vote on several other sewer expansions and improvements totaling near- ly $13 million. The agenda is available at www.sussexcountyde.gov. Rehoboth officials to discuss finances The Rehoboth Beach commis- sioners will conduct a workshop meeting at 9 am., Monday, June 2, in the city commissioners' room. Commissioners are slated to discuss obtaining services from a financial adviser to help the city plan funding for several major capital improvement proj- acts. The commissioners previous- ly voted to seek the help of a fi- nancial adviser to help the city fred a way to pay for the city mu- nicipal complex, Boardwalk re- construction and selecting a wastewater disposal alternative - projects that could cost the city between $50 and $80 million combined. The discussion will include a presentation by Lester Guthorn of Public Advisory Consultants. Corrections )) IEAVER PHOTO - A photo on page 122 of the May 23 edition in- correctly identified the weaver, who  Gladys Shaw. CITIZENS FOR CLEAN POWER - In the May 23 edition, it was in- correctly stated in a photo cap- tion about Citizens for Clean Power that "the primary goal of the group [Citizens for Clean Power] remains to have the [In- dian River] coal-fired plant shut down." Citizens for Clean Power spokeswoman Pat Gearity said the goal of the group is to have pollution emissions from state power plants reduced or elimi- nated, plant technology upgrad- ed to meet federal standards and damage from the plants mitigat- e& 'ese objectives can be ac- complished by plant owners spending money, and/or shutting down the plants" Gearity wrote. She said the decisions rest with the power companies and state officials. The commissioners will also hear a presentation from con- sultant Jim Weldin on a draft of the city's emergency operations plan, as well as discuss progress of the new public safety building. The commissioners will con- tinue discussion of a proposed ordinance that would change certain offenses - such as pets on the beach, noisy animals and dis- robing in public, among other of- fenses - from criminal to civil of_ fenses. Other agenda items include discussion of an ordinance relat- ing to administrative appeals of the city tree ordinance; and a re- port by city Information Tech- nology Director Dave Hender- son on the status of implement- ing the use of credit cards to pay certain city bills and fees; a way- finding sign program for city streets and public spaces; devel- oping a standard for improve- ments and amenities for com- mercial streets other than Re- hoboth Avenue; and an ordi- nance relating to vehicles and traffic. Rehoboth tree board to hear three appeals The Rehoboth Beach Parks and Shade Tree Commission will conduct three appeals hearings relative to the denial of tree re- moval permit requests at its meeting at 2 p.m., Monday, June 2, in the city commissioners' room. The first hearing has been re- quested by Holly Horn, of 44 Olive Ave.; the second has been requested by Mark and Elizabeth Krial of 40 Oak Ave. The commission will also hear the appeal of Michael Palmer and Robert Diehl, owners of property at 306 State Road. Rehoboth officials to r discuss Boardwalk The Rehoboth Beach Board- walk Committee will meet at 9".30 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, in the city commissioners' room, to hear a presentation on construc- tion material options and a cost/benefit analysis of using different materials and construc- tion methods for the Boardwalk substructure. After the presentation, the committee will consider select- ing onstruction materials and the method for the substructure. The committee will discuss and consider vehicle design loading with respect to whole or partial loading and also discuss vehicle access points for part or all of the Boardwalk. The committee will also dis- cuss the desired reconstruction footprint of the ttoardwaik, as well as ownership of the dunes and beach, the building restric- tion line and the role of Depart- ment of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Army Corps of Engineers Will play in the reconstruction proj- ect. Maintaining or expanding the reconstructed Boardwalk footprint will be discussed. Other items on the agenda in- dude the consideration of street end treatments such as landscap- ing and gazebos, and the visibili- ty of the beach and ocean from the Boardwalk; amenities on the Boardwalk such as railings, foot- baths, showers and benches; and a presentation from resident Kathy Osterholm, who will ad- dress the need for cigarette dis- posal devices. to talk housing The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission will hold its third meeting on the city's comprehensive devel- opment plan at 10 am., Sat- urday, ]une 7, in the city commissioners' room. The meeting will focus on af- fordable housing preserving residential neighborhoods and commercial redevelop- ment. " The commission is en- - cotwaging citizens to come, speak out and offer opinions on these issue