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June 9, 1995

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Briefly SCMHTA membership meeting set June 11 The Sussex County Mobile Home Tenants Association (SCMHTA) will hold a general membership meeting to which all mobile home residents and own- ers are invited on Sunday, June 11, beginning at 2 p.m. at Oak Or- chard-Riverdale American Legion Post 28, Route 24 near Oak Or- chard. A donation by a Sea Air Village resident has made it possible to print and distribute information of importance to every mobile home owner. "Over the past month, we have been able to advise every member of the Delaware Legisla- ture of our specific concerns with the Chapter 70 Study Committee report as it has been referred to the house subcommittee on Housing and Community Affairs. This document, as provided to each legislator, will be available to all home owners who attend the meeting," said the release, issued by SCMHTA. Further, members of the SCMHTA board of directors will provide an overview of the report, as well as an evaluation of the subcommittee's position follow- ing the public hearing phase of the legislative process," they added. A question and answer period will follow. The meeting will include a leg- islative update; a review of pro- posed changes to the Delaware Mobile Home Lots and Leases Act; and membership informa- tion. In addition, there will be snacks, door prizes and a raffle. For more information, call 226- 1240. Rehoboth board to mull Bay Mart purchase The Rchoboth Beach Board of Commissioners will hold an exec- utive session following its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Fri- day, June 9. The first item of business during that executive session will be a discussion of the lease at Lot 22 Rehoboth Avenue, known as the Snyder building. The second will be a discussion of the possible purchase of Bay Mart, the shopping center on Route One which had formerly been the site of the A&P grocery store. The 8.5 acre parcel owned by the Tunnell and Marvel fami- lies of Georgetown has been placed on the market for $1,950,000. Clarifications The advertisement on page two of the June 2 edition of the Cape Gazette, regarding Jack Lewis paintings and Habitat For Human- ity, included a misspelling of Na- tionsBank of Delaware which helped sponsor the advertisement. The name is correctly spelled as shown here. The Rehoboth Beach Long Range Plan draft, which is about to be refined by the Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission be- fore it is presented to the commis- sioners, proposed rezoning the parcel to a mixed use of commer- cial and R-2. The present owners came before the Planners to op- pose the proposal to rezone the shopping center last week. Old business includes the pro- posed ordinance regulating body piercing establishments as well as a proposed ordinance required by FEMA concerning housekeeping changes in flood insurance regula- tons. Under new business is the proposed ordinance regarding the classification of subdivision as proposed by the Planning Com- mission. The city manager's report in- eludes submission of nominating petitions for the Aug. 12 election, as well as setting the tax rate and a resolution opposing President Clinton's fiscal year 1996 budget. Following the lead of Dewey Beach, South Bethany and Fen- wick Island, they oppose a pro- posed revision which would se- verely cut back on federal funding of Army Corps of Engineer work on beach erosion as well as hurri- cane and storm damage reduction. Presently, local funding of such work is 25 percent, but the new federal budget would require 75 percent local funding, if the work is not of national significance. Rehoboth Planners meet June 12 The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission will begin hashing through the proposed Long Range Plan at its next meeting, slated for 7 p.m., Monday, June 12 in the commissioners room. Having fin- ished their public hearings, they will now iron out a version of the plan, taking pullic comment into consideration before presenting it to the Board of Commissioners for adoption. Rehoboth Senior Beach Day canceled this year There will be no Senior Beach Day in Rehoboth on Sept. 22, marking the first time in 19 years that hundreds of senior citizens from all over the state won't de- scend upon the resort for the tradi- tional walk with the governor, Bandstand entertainment, health fair, craft show and other activi- ties. While Rehoboth City Manager Greg Ferre'se was informed that the cancellation was due to insur- ance problems, Jeanne Pisapia, Senior Beach Day coordinator for the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabili- ties, would not address that issue, citing only "logistics problems". She went on to note they are al- ready planning for the 20th an- niversary of Senior Beach Day, slated for Sept. 27, 1996, and have booked Convention Hall for that purpose. "Some seniors plan to visit Re- hoboth on their own this year and more and more seniors have cen- ters and organizations that provide the services we've traditionally given them on Beach Day, such as health fairs and craft shows," Pis- apia said. Lewes-Rehoboth bike trail work progresses The ongoing effort to establish a bike path along the old rail line between Lewes and Rehoboth is beginning to bear fruit, according to Charles Salkin, director of the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation. He told members of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce on June 7 that they want to get mov- ing as quickly as possible. "We've talked to all of the own- ers of the land adjacent to the track and, in two cases, we've en- tered into low level negotiations rather than the threat of using em- inent domain," he explained, not- ing they have the right to con- demn the land. The state hopesto conclude negotiations with the largest landholder (almost half the land) of the group, located at the north end of the project, before approaching the smaller landhold- ers seriously. "We hope to have an easement within 90 days at the north half, but there are also prob- lems at both ends. We need to in- sure that those entering and leav- ing the path can go safely and that there is sufficient parking," Salkin said, adding that they must have the resources to maintain the path and hire rangers to patrol it. Conditional use requests to be considered June 13 Sussex County Council will conduct public hearings on condi- tional use applications Tuesday, June 13. Council will hold a pub- lic hearing on a conditional use application for model homes sales and a display lot next to the Del. 24 entrance of Rehoboth Mall. The applicant, Angola Communi- ty Partners, L.L.C., wants to mar- ket single-family homes for An- gola Estates, a residential commu- nity located next to the Angola Beach mobile home park. The maximum number of model homes that could be located on the 1.21-acre site is five, according to County Planning Director Lawrence B. Lank. Council will als0 conduct a hearing on a condi- tional use application for a crema- torium within the Parsell, Atkins, & Lodge Funeral Home being constructed on- Kings Highway. .:.In addition,: ahearing will be held on a conditional use application by Atlantic Coastal Aerial Adver- rising for the continued use of a private airstrip for an existing banner towing service on Sussex 303 near Long Neck. Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the County Council Chambers of the Courthouse in Georgetown. Lewes review committee approves Angler's pool The Lewes Commercial Archi- tecture Review Committee at its Thursday, June 1 meeting, ap- proved plans for installation of a fenced, 11 feet by 28 feet below grade pool and a pump house. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 9 - June 15, 1995.3 Stave Hoenlgmann photo CAC fund drive license plates The Citizensry ciI"CAC) to the Delaware In. land Bays Estm/,Program is btmy raising funds to help get the Center for  Inland Bays up and running. The fund dri. ve consists of the sale of license plates that read "Save Delaware Inland Bays." The plates are on sale at various Io- cations in the Cape region, including the Amoco gas station on Route I at thel Ocean Bay Mart Shopping Ce, Pruden- tial Joy Gallo on Route LA in Rehoboth Beach andat the SheU station on Route I near the canal bridge. Piatesalso can be obtained by merchants and individual by calling Sarah Moore at 227-6101 or 227-0851. Pictured above with the plates are CAC chairwoman Grace Pierce-Beck, Mary Pat Kyle, Doug MacDonald, who coordinated the effort, along with Pa- tricia Campbell.Wlfite. In other business, CAC announced it will host a signing cer- emony on Friday, June 23, for the Comprehensive Conserva- tion and Management Plan - the plan that will be used by the Center for the Inland Bays to help improve water quality and plant and animal life. The ceremony will include local and state officials as well as representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency. It will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. More specific details will be published in the near future. Commercial architecture group streamlines process Two members of Lewes's Com- mercial Architecture Review Committee will be able to review and give approval to certain minor revisions proposed by owners of commercial properties. Committee Chairman Cliff Div- er said the city attorney, Tempe Steen, has given the green fight to a new procedure. Under that procedure, the com- mittee's secretary and one other member of the committee, on a ro- taring basis, will be able to review and approve certain changes. The procedure will allow minor revi- sions to be approved within three working days. Approval under the new rules may be granted only when one of the following three criteria are met: 1. The repairs are primarily for maintenance or safety, and do not affect the shape or character of the building; 2. The work is of such a nature that it is not easily recognizable from the street as materially altering the existing building; and 3. The enhancement is primarily one of color or textur- al change. All other matters involving work on commercial properties that requires a building permit will go to the entire committee and if either member of the sub- committee reviewing a minor re- vision questions its appropriate- ness, then the matter will go to the entire committee. Lewes mayor and council meet Monday, June 12 The Lewes mayor and council will meet Monday, June 12 at 8 p.m. for their regular monthly meeting. George Cleaver will be sworn in for his first two year term of office after being elected dur- ing the May election. Elinor Sheehan, elected to her second two year term, will also be sworn in. After they are sworn in, the council will reorganize including election of a deputy mayor, presently Tony Pratt; election of a secretary, presently Jim Ford; election of an assistant secretary, presently Linda Evans; election of a treasurer, presently Jim Ford; appointment of a law firm, presently Tunnell and Raysor; ap- pointment of a City Board of Health, presently Dr. Anis Saliba, Ann Moore and Mary Perez; ap- point a city assessor, presently Clark H. Williams; appoint three members for three year terms each to the Lewes Planning Commis- sion to fill the expired terms of Al- ice Parker, Richard Bryan and Cliff Diver; appoint an ex-officio member to the Lewes Planning Commission, presently Jim Ford; appoint banking institutions for the city of Lewes, presently Wilmington Trust, Mellon Bank and Baltimore Trust; and appoint an audit firm, presently Sombar and Cimo, C.P.A. Other items on the agenda in- clude a request by Richard Bryan for removal of the "loading/un- loading zone" parking space on Continued on page 4