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8 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 2 - June 8, 1995 Continued from page 6 best for me and my family, That&apos;s what he intends to do and he doesn't need or want my input. So where does that leave us? Shouldn't they want to bear from us so that they know they are on track with what we want? I shud- der to consider our local school district politics are as arrogant, but are they? I mean for this letter to be an en- couragement for people to get in- volved. We do care and we are in- telligent enough to speak up. I dodn't know a lot about the process, but I am learning as I go. Please don't just read this and agree. Get involved with your lo- cal school board and call your state senator and representative to find out what they will be voting to fund with our budget. Then let your voice be heard. Sheila Seizer Milton Boy Scouts come to rescue The following letter was re- ceived by Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540 and was submitted for publication in the Cape Gazette. March 25th was dune grass planting for beach areas of Sussex County. Due to poor weather and little or no advertising in our area, we had a very poor turnout of peo- ple to plant dune grass. I have been a beach captain for the last five years and never had grass left over. This year I had over 20 bun- dies and the beach captain north of me had 45 bundles. Each bun- dle has over 200 pieces of dune grass. It was supplied by DNREC. It was worth over $1,000. We were in a real jam as the grass should be planted by the 15th of April. To our rescue came Boy Scout Troop 2540. I had contacted Bill Wyatt. He put the wheels in mo- tion for his son to organize and su- pervise the planting of beach grass at Broadkill Beach (south). Mem- bers of Troop 2540 and Chad Wy- att spent days of their Easter vaca- tion planting dune grass. They planted over 55 bundles and saved the day. Isn't it amazing how an Elks- sponsored scout troop helped a brother Elk help his community and the environment? I appreciate the good work and sacrifice that was made by mem- bers of Troop 2540. Roland Carroll Broadldli Beach A success! For our f<t year the Rehoboth Beach Flower Festival was ex- tremely successful. The displays were incredible and transformed Convention Hall into a palace. If you missed the new entrance, you missed a sight to behold. Thanks to the two wonderful businesses, Paul DeVilbiss's DeVilbiss Landscape Architect, and Chris Valenti of JB Landscap- ing who made the festival look so professional. We all hated to see the city not allow it to remain after it was over. It was the number one request - leaving the entrance as it was - and I hope city hall was listening. Many need to be thanked, in- cluding the City of Rehoboth and City Manager Greg Ferrese for all of their personal cooperation, and Chuck, Norman and Joe who kept Convention Hall running. With- out their constant assistance, it would not have taken place so easily. All of the vendors were extremely impressed with the ser- vice and kindness. Also, thanks to the many spon- sors, because without their trust in the Rehoboth Beach Downtown Business Association and their dedication to downtown, we could not have produced such a success- ful event. They include Cape Gazette, University of Delaware Extension Service, WGMD, Wave, Coast Press/Beachcomber, Association of Delaware Shore Inns and B and Bs, Daily Whale/Sussex Post, Delaware As- sociation of Nurserymen, Chesa- peake Publishing Corp., Atlantic Litho Printers, poster artist Patti Shreeve and Association of Pro- fessional Landscape Designers. We would also like to thank Grot- to Pizza for the use of the lot and continuous support. Our fwst Art in the Park was a big addition to the event, and we want to thank Charles Palmer for sponsoring it. We need to thank our first Shore Inn and B and B Tour participants, Corner Cup- board, Shore Inn, Sea Witch Manor, Tembo, Beach House and Barry's Gull Cottage, who have our visitors a sampling of real Re- boboth hospitality. Thanks to our committee of 17 who all worked so hard to heaVp produce the event and.a--sp'ecial thanks to the Sea Horse Restau- rant, Blue Moon Restaurant and Ann Marie's Seafood Restaurant for giving us a fabulous Taste of Rehoboth during the festival. See you April 20-21, 1996 for the Second Annual Flower Festi- val. Patty Derrick Chairman Rehoboth Flower Festival We care about Del. The following letter has been sent to Rep. Mike Castle on recent legislation affecting the environ- ment. We thank you for your opposi- tion to "regulatory reform" and "takings" legislation that would dismantle our environmental safe- guards. Do not allow industry to moni- tor itself but persevere and de- mand higher standards for better water quality. As a member of the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee and subcommittee on natural resources, your decisions are important in determining whether we leave to future gener- ations a healthy, livable world that holds the same promise of oppor- tunity as the one we inherited. Our environment provides habitat for many species of plants, ani- mals as well as humans, and plays a key role in the survival of all life on earth. We know you to be a Delaware- an who cares about Delaware, its fragile ecology and its people. Please do all you can to oppose rolling back 25 years of environ- mental progress. One thing is clear. The deci- sions made now will determine whether we leave to future gener- ations a healthy, livable world. Thank you for doing your part to help preserve and protect our en- vironment. Louis and Angelica Venti Milton Kudos go out to SCC&TC The foUowing letter was sent to Cynthia Small, executive director of the Sussex County Convention and Tourism Commission, with a copy submitted to the Cape Gazette for publication. We thank you very much for the grant approval for the printing of the Rehoboth Art League's 1995 Event Card. It is presently under production and I look forward to sending you copies (and'process- ing the paperwork) when the printing is completed. I greatly appreciate all the help and courtesy you extended to us during the grant process. It was also enlightening to be a part of the SCC&TC meeting and to see fwst hand how a large part of the grant selection process works. Please also express to President Kay Wheatley my appreciation for how wonderfully she runs a meeting ... no easy task ... to be sure. Despite the many diverse opinions and agenda discussed during the SCC&TC meeting re- cently, I was deeply impressed with how well and efficiently all members worked. Thank you for being there. We greatly look forward to working together with you on new projects in the future. Susan Steele Curator Rehoboth Art League Casa San Francisco says thanks Casa San Francisco would like to thank those who contributed non-perishable food items to the recent post office drive. We were happy to receive so many items to stock our emer- gency food pantry. This food will go to hungry families in Sussex County. A sincere thank you to all who helped. Marion Ban Director Casa San Francisco Milton Dispute Continued from page 1 Brown Lane) Sheehan said Bradley Avenue used to extend beyond the turn to Brown Lane, behind a number of properties fronting on Pilottown Road, and ended at a garage that sits behind her home which also fronts on Pilottown Road. Now however Bradley Lane ends at property owned by Julie Danylo which she acquired from a man named Harold Hill Lewes has not proposed im- proving Bradley Avenue past where it turns onto Brown Lane. Sheehan said she went to court a number of years to prove that Bradley Avenue extended to her property, where the Hill property was, "but I have no faith in courts or lawyers." Apparently the court ruled that the road did not cross Harold Hill's property and extend to the Bertrand property, as the Sheehan was previously known. Sheehan, at Tuesday's hearing, then proceeded to read a number of notarized statements collected decades ago from Lewes resi- dents. Many of the statements refer to the Queen Anne Railroad which in the late 1800s had a station house and locomotive turntable in the vicinity of Bradley. The statements told of the exis- tence of the road all the way to the garage now belonging to Sheehan. One of the statements was from a Bessie Dennis who stated that she lived in a converted railroad car and remembered traffic on the road in question. Sbeehan said the deed confirm- ing Hill's ownership of the land where she said the road once was was a fraudulent deed. "We should investigate this Bradley Lane before we go any further," said Sheehan. "I don't want to bear that the court dosed it on me. I filed for an appeal but was told I couldn't have one. Be- fore Bradley Lane gets done at all " " n s, I want a complete mvesugauo . Sheehan's temper flared when Catherine Mayfield, who lives along Brown Lane, challenged the existence of the road of which Sheehan spoke. "I've lived in that area since nineteen and fifty five," said May- field, "and across that property there has never been a road to your garage." "You're a liar," said Sheehan forcefully. "I am not a liar," said Mayfield. Then Mayor Smith started ham- mering his gavel aggressively to restore order. "What do you want to do to me," said Sheehan to Smith, "smack my wrist?" "We're not going to discuss this here," said Smith. "This is a prob- lem for the courts." "I want this investigated," said Sheehan. "There's going to be trouble" "It's not our decision to make," said Smith. "I've warned you," said Shee- hall. Louvan Nolting and Connie Miller, who live near Sheehan on Pilottown Road, said they sup- ported Sheehan's position on Bradley Avenue. Miller said she used to drive along Bradley to get to the rear of her property. "The road was in use prior," said Miller, "but in the last 3 to 4 years I'm not allowed to drive there. I don't understand why." Julie Danylo, who owns the property where the road allegedly extended, said she has a deed showing her ownership. "I used to have a fence there with nice irises and other flowers but then it disappeared," said Danylo. Danylo however asked the Mayor and Council to consider paving Bradley to the point where it ends now, at her property line. "If the city isn't interested in pay- ing for it," said Danylo, "then, if it isn't too much, others who live near it could consider chipping in to pay for it." Smith said that would be a mat- ter to discuss at another meeting. Danylo then concluded her comments: "If she [Sheehan] is so interested, she could submit a pro- posal to me to buy a piece of my property. Maybe that would re- solve the issue." At that point, the 20 to 30 resi- dents of Bradley, Burton and Johnson began discussing specifi- cations of the street improvement project that they had come to the hearing for. Charles O'Donnell, of the engi- neering firm George, Miles and Buhr, explained that the present streets would be removed and re- placed with nine inches of crushed rock and three inches of asphalt. Rolled curbing will be used on Bradley and Brown and the por- tion of Burton between Third and Fourth. Conventional curbing will be used on Burton from Fourth to Johnson and along John- son. Residents along Burton and Johnson questioned the height of the 8 inch curb as being too high. O'Donnell said it was put up that high to allow for future repavings. "Eight inches is a tough step for people," said Councilwoman Sheehan. "And you can't open a car door over it." O'Donnell said he would look into lowering the height of those curbs from 8 inches to 6 inches. City Manager Elaine Bisbee said the streets project, expected to cost about $360,000, could be put out to bid in July and then started in August. The work is ex- pected to take 180 days to com- plete, depending on weather. Editor's Note: This story was written from notes taken from a taped recording of the May 30 hearing. 8 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 2 - June 8, 1995 Continued from page 6 best for me and my family, That's what he intends to do and he doesn't need or want my input. So where does that leave us? Shouldn't they want to bear from us so that they know they are on track with what we want? I shud- der to consider our local school district politics are as arrogant, but are they? I mean for this letter to be an en- couragement for people to get in- volved. We do care and we are in- telligent enough to speak up. I dodn't know a lot about the process, but I am learning as I go. Please don't just read this and agree. Get involved with your lo- cal school board and call your state senator and representative to find out what they will be voting to fund with our budget. Then let your voice be heard. Sheila Seizer Milton Boy Scouts come to rescue The following letter was re- ceived by Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540 and was submitted for publication in the Cape Gazette. March 25th was dune grass planting for beach areas of Sussex County. Due to poor weather and little or no advertising in our area, we had a very poor turnout of peo- ple to plant dune grass. I have been a beach captain for the last five years and never had grass left over. This year I had over 20 bun- dies and the beach captain north of me had 45 bundles. Each bun- dle has over 200 pieces of dune grass. It was supplied by DNREC. It was worth over $1,000. We were in a real jam as the grass should be planted by the 15th of April. To our rescue came Boy Scout Troop 2540. I had contacted Bill Wyatt. He put the wheels in mo- tion for his son to organize and su- pervise the planting of beach grass at Broadkill Beach (south). Mem- bers of Troop 2540 and Chad Wy- att spent days of their Easter vaca- tion planting dune grass. They planted over 55 bundles and saved the day. Isn't it amazing how an Elks- sponsored scout troop helped a brother Elk help his community and the environment? I appreciate the good work and sacrifice that was made by mem- bers of Troop 2540. Roland Carroll Broadldli Beach A success! For our f<t year the Rehoboth Beach Flower Festival was ex- tremely successful. The displays were incredible and transformed Convention Hall into a palace. If you missed the new entrance, you missed a sight to behold. Thanks to the two wonderful businesses, Paul DeVilbiss's DeVilbiss Landscape Architect, and Chris Valenti of JB Landscap- ing who made the festival look so professional. We all hated to see the city not allow it to remain after it was over. It was the number one request - leaving the entrance as it was - and I hope city hall was listening. Many need to be thanked, in- cluding the City of Rehoboth and City Manager Greg Ferrese for all of their personal cooperation, and Chuck, Norman and Joe who kept Convention Hall running. With- out their constant assistance, it would not have taken place so easily. All of the vendors were extremely impressed with the ser- vice and kindness. Also, thanks to the many spon- sors, because without their trust in the Rehoboth Beach Downtown Business Association and their dedication to downtown, we could not have produced such a success- ful event. They include Cape Gazette, University of Delaware Extension Service, WGMD, Wave, Coast Press/Beachcomber, Association of Delaware Shore Inns and B and Bs, Daily Whale/Sussex Post, Delaware As- sociation of Nurserymen, Chesa- peake Publishing Corp., Atlantic Litho Printers, poster artist Patti Shreeve and Association of Pro- fessional Landscape Designers. We would also like to thank Grot- to Pizza for the use of the lot and continuous support. Our fwst Art in the Park was a big addition to the event, and we want to thank Charles Palmer for sponsoring it. We need to thank our first Shore Inn and B and B Tour participants, Corner Cup- board, Shore Inn, Sea Witch Manor, Tembo, Beach House and Barry's Gull Cottage, who have our visitors a sampling of real Re- boboth hospitality. Thanks to our committee of 17 who all worked so hard to heaVp produce the event and.a--sp'ecial thanks to the Sea Horse Restau- rant, Blue Moon Restaurant and Ann Marie's Seafood Restaurant for giving us a fabulous Taste of Rehoboth during the festival. See you April 20-21, 1996 for the Second Annual Flower Festi- val. Patty Derrick Chairman Rehoboth Flower Festival We care about Del. The following letter has been sent to Rep. Mike Castle on recent legislation affecting the environ- ment. We thank you for your opposi- tion to "regulatory reform" and "takings" legislation that would dismantle our environmental safe- guards. Do not allow industry to moni- tor itself but persevere and de- mand higher standards for better water quality. As a member of the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee and subcommittee on natural resources, your decisions are important in determining whether we leave to future gener- ations a healthy, livable world that holds the same promise of oppor- tunity as the one we inherited. Our environment provides habitat for many species of plants, ani- mals as well as humans, and plays a key role in the survival of all life on earth. We know you to be a Delaware- an who cares about Delaware, its fragile ecology and its people. Please do all you can to oppose rolling back 25 years of environ- mental progress. One thing is clear. The deci- sions made now will determine whether we leave to future gener- ations a healthy, livable world. Thank you for doing your part to help preserve and protect our en- vironment. Louis and Angelica Venti Milton Kudos go out to SCC&TC The foUowing letter was sent to Cynthia Small, executive director of the Sussex County Convention and Tourism Commission, with a copy submitted to the Cape Gazette for publication. We thank you very much for the grant approval for the printing of the Rehoboth Art League's 1995 Event Card. It is presently under production and I look forward to sending you copies (and'process- ing the paperwork) when the printing is completed. I greatly appreciate all the help and courtesy you extended to us during the grant process. It was also enlightening to be a part of the SCC&TC meeting and to see fwst hand how a large part of the grant selection process works. Please also express to President Kay Wheatley my appreciation for how wonderfully she runs a meeting ... no easy task ... to be sure. Despite the many diverse opinions and agenda discussed during the SCC&TC meeting re- cently, I was deeply impressed with how well and efficiently all members worked. Thank you for being there. We greatly look forward to working together with you on new projects in the future. Susan Steele Curator Rehoboth Art League Casa San Francisco says thanks Casa San Francisco would like to thank those who contributed non-perishable food items to the recent post office drive. We were happy to receive so many items to stock our emer- gency food pantry. This food will go to hungry families in Sussex County. A sincere thank you to all who helped. Marion Ban Director Casa San Francisco Milton Dispute Continued from page 1 Brown Lane) Sheehan said Bradley Avenue used to extend beyond the turn to Brown Lane, behind a number of properties fronting on Pilottown Road, and ended at a garage that sits behind her home which also fronts on Pilottown Road. Now however Bradley Lane ends at property owned by Julie Danylo which she acquired from a man named Harold Hill Lewes has not proposed im- proving Bradley Avenue past where it turns onto Brown Lane. Sheehan said she went to court a number of years to prove that Bradley Avenue extended to her property, where the Hill property was, "but I have no faith in courts or lawyers." Apparently the court ruled that the road did not cross Harold Hill's property and extend to the Bertrand property, as the Sheehan was previously known. Sheehan, at Tuesday's hearing, then proceeded to read a number of notarized statements collected decades ago from Lewes resi- dents. Many of the statements refer to the Queen Anne Railroad which in the late 1800s had a station house and locomotive turntable in the vicinity of Bradley. The statements told of the exis- tence of the road all the way to the garage now belonging to Sheehan. One of the statements was from a Bessie Dennis who stated that she lived in a converted railroad car and remembered traffic on the road in question. Sbeehan said the deed confirm- ing Hill's ownership of the land where she said the road once was was a fraudulent deed. "We should investigate this Bradley Lane before we go any further," said Sheehan. "I don't want to bear that the court dosed it on me. I filed for an appeal but was told I couldn't have one. Be- fore Bradley Lane gets done at all " " n s, I want a complete mvesugauo . Sheehan's temper flared when Catherine Mayfield, who lives along Brown Lane, challenged the existence of the road of which Sheehan spoke. "I've lived in that area since nineteen and fifty five," said May- field, "and across that property there has never been a road to your garage." "You're a liar," said Sheehan forcefully. "I am not a liar," said Mayfield. Then Mayor Smith started ham- mering his gavel aggressively to restore order. "What do you want to do to me," said Sheehan to Smith, "smack my wrist?" "We're not going to discuss this here," said Smith. "This is a prob- lem for the courts." "I want this investigated," said Sheehan. "There's going to be trouble" "It's not our decision to make," said Smith. "I've warned you," said Shee- hall. Louvan Nolting and Connie Miller, who live near Sheehan on Pilottown Road, said they sup- ported Sheehan's position on Bradley Avenue. Miller said she used to drive along Bradley to get to the rear of her property. "The road was in use prior," said Miller, "but in the last 3 to 4 years I'm not allowed to drive there. I don't understand why." Julie Danylo, who owns the property where the road allegedly extended, said she has a deed showing her ownership. "I used to have a fence there with nice irises and other flowers but then it disappeared," said Danylo. Danylo however asked the Mayor and Council to consider paving Bradley to the point where it ends now, at her property line. "If the city isn't interested in pay- ing for it," said Danylo, "then, if it isn't too much, others who live near it could consider chipping in to pay for it." Smith said that would be a mat- ter to discuss at another meeting. Danylo then concluded her comments: "If she [Sheehan] is so interested, she could submit a pro- posal to me to buy a piece of my property. Maybe that would re- solve the issue." At that point, the 20 to 30 resi- dents of Bradley, Burton and Johnson began discussing specifi- cations of the street improvement project that they had come to the hearing for. Charles O'Donnell, of the engi- neering firm George, Miles and Buhr, explained that the present streets would be removed and re- placed with nine inches of crushed rock and three inches of asphalt. Rolled curbing will be used on Bradley and Brown and the por- tion of Burton between Third and Fourth. Conventional curbing will be used on Burton from Fourth to Johnson and along John- son. Residents along Burton and Johnson questioned the height of the 8 inch curb as being too high. O'Donnell said it was put up that high to allow for future repavings. "Eight inches is a tough step for people," said Councilwoman Sheehan. "And you can't open a car door over it." O'Donnell said he would look into lowering the height of those curbs from 8 inches to 6 inches. City Manager Elaine Bisbee said the streets project, expected to cost about $360,000, could be put out to bid in July and then started in August. The work is ex- pected to take 180 days to com- plete, depending on weather. Editor's Note: This story was written from notes taken from a taped recording of the May 30 hearing.