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Delaware's .Cape Region Friday, June 2 - Thursday, June 8, 1995 Volume 3, No. 2 Rift between tenants, landlords apparent at hearing Proposed changes to law spur differences By Steve Hoenigmann The rift between mobile home tenants and their landlords grew even more apparent Wednesday evening, May 31, during the fourth and final public hearing on Residents, Chief Doyle square off over Channel Z By Irish Vernon Channel Z, the albatross around the necks of Rehoboth Beach offi- cials, returned to roost again at the May 30 workshop session, when irate Baltimore Avenue residents Ray and Bertha Pusey clashed with Police Chief Creig Doyle over their versions of events tak- ing place during Memorial Day weekend. Having enacted a measure last month which bans live and record- ed entertainment in any business establishment after 2 a.m., mem- bers of the Board of Commission-. ers believed they were finally solving their problem with Chan- nel Z, the nightclub without a liquor license which has become a weegend ail-night gathering spot. R happens to back onto Baltimore Avenue one door away from the Puscys, who have complained about noise emanating at all hours from the establishment for the past seven years. To prevent any loopholes, the board also adopted a measure May 12 which requires all dance halls to acquire a special business license, requiring that they close at 1 a.m. and other strict stipulations. While the latter won't go into effect until the business license must be renewed June 30, the first measure was supposed to be offi- cial with its being published in local newspapers last week. At least the Puseys were under that Continued on page 10 proposed changes to Delaware's Mobile Home Lots and Leases Act, which were prepared by a General Assembly-appointed Mobile Home Study Committee. Several members of the state Housing and Community Affairs Committee, chaired by state Rep. Joseph DiPinto (R-Wilmington West) listened to more than two hours of testimony - by both ten- ants and landlords - as more than 200 people packed the theater at Delaware Technical and Commu- nity College in Georgetown. Tenants reiterated their fears that the proposed changes threaten the security of their investments with the landlord given expanded rights to impose new standards on mobile homes. They also railed Continued on page 16 Issues to be discussed on TV Sunday night The proposed changes to Delaware's Mobile Home Lots and Leas- es Act will be the topic of a public affairs program airing this Sunday night, June 4, at 11:30 p.m. on WMDT channel 47 in Salisbury, Md. John Hensley, president of the Delaware Manufactured Housing Association and representing the mobile home industry, will discuss the issues with tenant representatives Dick Hannam, Jack Kilner and Charlie Marsch. nennl, Fomey photo Volunteers build Shields Community Playground Children in the Lewes area have been all mailes as thefve over a mx-day period to build the playground. Most of the been playing on the new Shields Community Playground 40,000 needed to build the playground has been raised, but since its cemplet/on - nearly - last Saturday morning. Volun- donations can still be sent to: Shields Community Play- teers numbering around 500 put in thousands of man hours ground, eYo Shields Elementary School, Lewes, DE 1995& Sheehan raises old property dispute at hearing in Lewes By Dennis Forney Verbal fireworks erupted and the wooden gavel of Mayor George Smith resounded Tues- day night, May 30 during the opening portion of a public hearing. Lewes Council set the hearing for public comment on specifications for proposed street improvements to Bradley Avenue/Brown Lane, Burton Avenue and Johnson Street. Councilwoman Elinor Sheehan, however, quickly moved to turn the hearing into a forum to revisit a decades old dispute involving her property. After explaining the scope of the street work to be done, Mayor George Smith asked the audience for comments. Councilwoman Shee- hart spoke first. "I object to doing any work on Bradley Lane unless it goes all the way to my garage," said Sheehan. (Bradley Lane, also known as Bradley Avenue, begins at the northwest end of Third St. After about 100 feet, the street turns sharply to the left and at that point becomes Continued on page 8 Delaware's .Cape Region Friday, June 2 - Thursday, June 8, 1995 Volume 3, No. 2 Rift between tenants, landlords apparent at hearing Proposed changes to law spur differences By Steve Hoenigmann The rift between mobile home tenants and their landlords grew even more apparent Wednesday evening, May 31, during the fourth and final public hearing on Residents, Chief Doyle square off over Channel Z By Irish Vernon Channel Z, the albatross around the necks of Rehoboth Beach offi- cials, returned to roost again at the May 30 workshop session, when irate Baltimore Avenue residents Ray and Bertha Pusey clashed with Police Chief Creig Doyle over their versions of events tak- ing place during Memorial Day weekend. Having enacted a measure last month which bans live and record- ed entertainment in any business establishment after 2 a.m., mem- bers of the Board of Commission-. ers believed they were finally solving their problem with Chan- nel Z, the nightclub without a liquor license which has become a weegend ail-night gathering spot. R happens to back onto Baltimore Avenue one door away from the Puscys, who have complained about noise emanating at all hours from the establishment for the past seven years. To prevent any loopholes, the board also adopted a measure May 12 which requires all dance halls to acquire a special business license, requiring that they close at 1 a.m. and other strict stipulations. While the latter won't go into effect until the business license must be renewed June 30, the first measure was supposed to be offi- cial with its being published in local newspapers last week. At least the Puseys were under that Continued on page 10 proposed changes to Delaware's Mobile Home Lots and Leases Act, which were prepared by a General Assembly-appointed Mobile Home Study Committee. Several members of the state Housing and Community Affairs Committee, chaired by state Rep. Joseph DiPinto (R-Wilmington West) listened to more than two hours of testimony - by both ten- ants and landlords - as more than 200 people packed the theater at Delaware Technical and Commu- nity College in Georgetown. Tenants reiterated their fears that the proposed changes threaten the security of their investments with the landlord given expanded rights to impose new standards on mobile homes. They also railed Continued on page 16 Issues to be discussed on TV Sunday night The proposed changes to Delaware's Mobile Home Lots and Leas- es Act will be the topic of a public affairs program airing this Sunday night, June 4, at 11:30 p.m. on WMDT channel 47 in Salisbury, Md. John Hensley, president of the Delaware Manufactured Housing Association and representing the mobile home industry, will discuss the issues with tenant representatives Dick Hannam, Jack Kilner and Charlie Marsch. nennl, Fomey photo Volunteers build Shields Community Playground Children in the Lewes area have been all mailes as thefve over a mx-day period to build the playground. Most of the been playing on the new Shields Community Playground 40,000 needed to build the playground has been raised, but since its cemplet/on - nearly - last Saturday morning. Volun- donations can still be sent to: Shields Community Play- teers numbering around 500 put in thousands of man hours ground, eYo Shields Elementary School, Lewes, DE 1995& Sheehan raises old property dispute at hearing in Lewes By Dennis Forney Verbal fireworks erupted and the wooden gavel of Mayor George Smith resounded Tues- day night, May 30 during the opening portion of a public hearing. Lewes Council set the hearing for public comment on specifications for proposed street improvements to Bradley Avenue/Brown Lane, Burton Avenue and Johnson Street. Councilwoman Elinor Sheehan, however, quickly moved to turn the hearing into a forum to revisit a decades old dispute involving her property. After explaining the scope of the street work to be done, Mayor George Smith asked the audience for comments. Councilwoman Shee- hart spoke first. "I object to doing any work on Bradley Lane unless it goes all the way to my garage," said Sheehan. (Bradley Lane, also known as Bradley Avenue, begins at the northwest end of Third St. After about 100 feet, the street turns sharply to the left and at that point becomes Continued on page 8