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cape c, azette BRIEFS TUESDAY, JUNE 7- THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011 3 Briefly )) Rehoboth planners to hear Kent St. request The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission will hold a public hearing of a partitioning request for 80 Kent St. at the commis- sion's regular meeting, 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 10, inthe city com- missioners' room. The owners are looking to partition the 10,000-square-foot lot into two 5,000-square-foot lots. Attorney Vince Robertson has requested the partitioning on behalf of the owners, Sara E. Wright, co- trustee of the Albert Wright Family Trust and the Albert Wright Irrevocable Trust, and William Dean Wright, also a co- trustee of both trusts. The com- mission will conduct a prelimi- nary review of a partitioning re- quest for property at 2 Oak Ave. Owner Thomas H.B. Dunning is requesting to divide the lot into two parcels, one lot to be 5,056 square feet and the other lot to be 5,052 square feet. Gregory Hook of Simpler Surveying and Associates has made the request on Dunning's behalf. In other business, the commission will discuss whether to reactivate the tabled application for partition- hag at 2 St. Lawrence St. Contin- ued discussion will be held On possible code changes or proce- dures, such as updating the ma- jor subdivision code to ensure the city is properly protected, rules for mixed-use development and overlay districts. Members will explore ways to increase ef- ficiency and reduce costs for the city and applicants during the partitioning or subdivision process and proportional changes in side-lot setbacks for legal nonconforming lots. Cape board to see tax rate proposal June 9 The Cape Henlopen school board will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9, at Beacon Mid- die School. The board will hear presentations on the 2012 tax- rate proposal and the promotion and retention policy. Board members will discuss and possi- bly vote on the issue ofa 27th pay cycle and are expected to vote on an update to the meetings policy. Marsh Island sewer annexation on schedule Tuesday, June 7, has been set as the tentative date for a public hearing on a proposed annexa- tion into the Angola Neck sewer district. Rob Davis, county utility planner, told county council at its April 12 meeting that the area un- der consideration is along Camp Arrowhead Road. Developments included in the annexation would be the 152-1ot Marsh Is- land-property and the 134-1ot Marsh Properties parcel. Marsh Island has preliminary plan ap- proval for 139 lots and Marsh Properties has preliminary ap- proval for all proposed lots. Davis said the developers would be responsible for installation of regional on-site and off-site sew- er infrastructure and provide a site for a future regional pump station. DNREC to hold recycling meeting The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Branch will hold a public information meet- ing Tuesday, Iune 7, to provide in- formation and answer questions on Delaware's new Universal Re- cycling Law. The law establishes a comprehensive statewide sys- tem of recycling that with full implementation will include ef- fective and convenient recycling programs for every Delaware residence and business. By Sept. 15, 2011, haulers will provide a re- cycling bin and singl- stream re- cycling collection services to every residential customer and to restaurants. The meeting will be held from 6".30 to 7"30 p.m. at the Price Community Center on Dorman Street in Harrington. sUSSEX COUNTY HONORS GROU ' FOR FOOD DRIVE SUPPORT ' " " RON MACARTHUR PHOTOS SEVERALGROUPS WERE IN ATTENDANCE at the May 24 Sussex Coun- ty Council meeting to receive plaques for participation in the annual Caroling on The Cih:le food drive Duringthe 2010 drive, more than 20,000 fond items were collected and donated to nine county food Honomes'indta:led Delaware Manufactured Hon~ OwnerS Association, ;Georgetown Middle School, North Georgetown Elmnentan/School, Sussex County employees, PATS Aircraft, Fuqua & Yori and First State Manufactured Housing Association. Sussex County Coundl President Mike V'mcent,~left, presents a plaque of aw predation to Barbara and Louis Geibel repre~=~ing tl?eDelaware Mant~m:- turecl Home ~rs ASsociation for Suppolt ~ the Caroling on The Circle :- food drive, Theorganization is one oflhe topcontdhak each year and pro- vided more than Z200 food items in 2OLO. f Duo charged in 23 By Roger Hillis rogerhillis@ca State police have charged two people in connection with 23 daytime burglaries that occurred last month throughout the Cape Region and Sussex County. Police said David Honeycutt, 33, of Lewes, and Catherine Man- ning, 23, of Georgetown, aver- aged one burglary per day during their May 6-27 crime spree. An estimated $70,000 worth of jew- elry was taken, police said. The case has also resulted in the own- ers of a Georgetown pawn shop having its license suspended for not following proper procedures while accepting stolen property from the duo. Areas where homes were burglarized include Rehoboth Shores Estates (Re- hoboth); Bookhammer Estates, 7 L , . " ,. Clargication )) property owners Gerakt aad Cathe DhV, a .were completely unaware of any operation of a day:care center, unlicensed or other- wise, on .their Rehoboth BeaCh property prior to ,the May 23 filing of the criminal 0 apl t a rilr lid- to be living in one of their units. Their only knowledge was of an elderly tenant who occasionally baby-sat her owngrandchildren. David HoneycuttCatherine Manning Plantations Road, Highland Acres, Love Creek Woods, Fox Hollow and the 23000 block of Route 24 (Lewes); Hollyville Road (Millsboro); Oak Road (Bridgeville); Gravel Hill Road, Shortly Road and Conaway Road (Georgetown); and Fire Tower Road (Laurel). Police noticed a spike in reports of daytime break-ins almost immediately but didn't get a break in the case until May 27, Cpl. Bruce Harris said. A trooper on a routine pa- trol about 5 p.m. on Conaway Road in Georgetown was flagged down by a pair of concerned citi- zens who advised that a suspi- cious car was parked on a nearby dirt road. As the officer ap- proached the vehicle, it pulled onto Shortly Road, Harris said. The trooper conducted a traffic stop and observed Honeycutt at- tempting_to hide iewelry and cash under a neat in the car, Har- ris said. Honeycutt was taken in- to custody under suspicion of theft; a subsequent check of nearby homes on Shortly Road revealed he had entered an unoc- Region burglaries cupied house through a rear win- dow and removed the items, Harris said. The property was re- turned to the homeowner after Honeycutt was arrested, charged and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution for lack of $8,000 secured bond. Man- ning was in the passenger seat of the car May 27 but was not ini- tially charged with anything, Harris said. On May 28, police learned Honeycutt had attempt- ed to pry open a window and door at another home on Shortly Road about the same time as the first incident. He was charged with additional counts, and his bond was increased. Police ar- rested Manning May 28 after connecting her to both incidents, Harris said. As the investigation continued, detectives began link- ing the duo to more break-ins and learned they'd pawned iew- elry at Cool Cash Pawn Shop on Route 9 in Georgetown. Store employees hadn't complied with state laws by keeping records of the transactions, Harris said. De- tectives initiated an emergency suspension of the store's license pending an administrative hear- ing; store employees may face criminal charges as well, Harris said. Honeycutt remains at the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu 0f $116,g0 eeurM bsr d and faces 55 charges, while Man- ning is at the Baylor Women's Correctional Institution in de- fault of $113,500 and has 53 charges. Shad Collins, representing the Sussex County ernployeesbenef'ds commit-- tee, is honored by Sussex County C.ouncil President Mike Vincent for spear- heading the effort by county employees todonatemore than 1,600 items to - the annuat horeJay food drlve: . . . Bob Shinholt, left, and Cheryl Parker, right, of PATS Aircraft in Georgetown receive aplaque from Sussex County Council President Mike Vincent for their assistance with the county's annual Caroling on The Circle food drive.