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,mumLailll alJU ild nn R mL II ILIIJ niUiL I Church offers parking to Lewes employees Lewes Chamber of Commerce announced recently that Lewes Presbyterian Church has offered to permit employees of businesses in Lewes to use its parking lot on Franklin Avenue. According to a notice sent out by the Chamber: "Our official "Pacer" has mea- sured the time to walk between the lot and the corner of Second Street. He reports it to be an easy 3 1/2 minute walk. Thelot is paved, has lighting and contains 72 spaces. Please encourage your employees to use the lot especial- ly during the busy tourist and hol- iday seasons. The Lewes Cham- ber of Commerce extends a big thank you to the Presbyterian Church for providing free parking for Lewes employees.." Lewes Personnel Policy Review Committee meets There will be a meeting of the City of Lewes Personnel Policy Review Committee on Monday, June 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held within council chambers of city hall lo- cated on East Third Street. The meeting is open to the public. Lewes planning July 4th games, boat parade There will be a full slate of games and a boat parade in Lewes to celebrate the Friday, Fourth of July holiday. According to Gilbert Holt, who has been help- ing to organize the games for sev- eral years, the annual Fourth of July games on Second Street for the whole family will begin at 10 .a.m. There will be 10 events and prizes for each" event. "Children should bring their bikes for bicy- cle races too," said-Hdlt. The games will include a pie-eating contest, ice block push, wheel bar- row races, egg toss, three-legged races, milk drinking contest, sack races and more. The Lewes Har- bor 9th Annual Boat Parade will begin at 3p.m. on the fourth. This year's parade will also feature new prizes for the best-decorated dock, pier or marina along the parade route. The parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. from Roosevelt Inlet, proceed to the drawbriodge, turn, pass the judges' stand, and return to the inlet. There will be a $5 en- try fee. Call 645-6227 to register and receive entry number. Infor- mation is also available at Lewes Harbour Marina Bait and Tackle or by writing to Boat Parade, Lewes Harbour Marina, Anglers Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Capt. Harry "Speed" Lackhowe is chair- man and organizer of this year's event. Acres will meet on budget June 21 Henlopen Acres Mayor Thomas Lewis has called a special meeting of commissioners on Saturday, June 21, at the town hall at 104 "i'idewaters. The meeting will be held for the purpose of discussing the 1997/1998 fiscal year budget. Anyone interested is invited to at- ten& Milton water flow test may cause variations Milton officials announced that the town will be conducting fire hydrant flow testing for the week of July 7-11. According to town engineers, the tests might cause some water discoloration and a fluctuation of water pressure. Res- idents are asked to be aware of the dates of the testing and to periodi- cally check their water for discol- oration and pressure. Appeals date set for Milton assessments Town officials have set Mon- day, August 4 foF formal appeals for property tax assessments. The appeals will be heard in the meet- ing room of Milton Library start- ing at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to make an appeal must pick up an appeal form from town hall office, 101 Federal St. Forms must be picked up before Monday, July 21. For more information on appeal- ing in-town property "tax assess- ments, call 684-4110. Clarifications An article in the June 13 edi- tion incorrectly announced the date that Lewes artist and writer Jack Bateman will be signing his new book, "Harbor of Refuge." Bateman will be at Books by the Bay on Second Street, Lewes, from 1 to 4p.m., Saturday, June 21. An article in the June 6 edition of the Cape Gazette incorrectly noted that'Myrtle Shockley now serves as vice chair of the Sussex County Democratic Committee and vice chair of the Delaware Democratic Committee. Shock: ley did hold those posts at one time but no longer does. The arti- cle focused on Shockley's receipt of the Democrat of the Year Award. County Council to lay cornerstone A ceremony will take place on June 24 at the new admistration building when a cornerstone is laid. The new county administra- tion building opened early this year and Monday's 9 a.m. ceremo- ny will recognize county employ- ees and officially place the comer- stone for the building. The new administration building is located on the Circle next to the Courthouse and is built around the former Georgetown Post Office, which is considered a historic structure. The cornerstone will be set by Franklin Lodge #12 Masons of GeorgetowN. Anyone who wishes to have an item placed in the cornerstone should have it de- livered to county offices by today. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 20 - June 26, 1997 - 3 Love Seed Mama Jump to open for Beach Boys Love Seed Mama Jump, the popular Delaware Cape Region band that plays up and down the east coast, agreed recently to serve as the opening act for the Beach Boys .concert scheduled for Saturday, July 5 at Eagle Crest Aerodrome on Route I north of Lewes. Mike Owens, direc- tor of operations for the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, is coordinating the Beach Boys concert for Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA). "We had an opportunity to pick the warm-up band and we thought Love Seed Mama Jump, because of the band's popularity, would bring out a whole different segment of the population. The Beach Boys of course have final say on the entire production. We sent them out a tape of Love Seed and they gave their approval. And we've also heard that the Beach Boys are Love Seed's favorite band." Owens said the Ju- ly 5th concert should make for a great evening. "There will be great music and a great laser and fireworks showto top it off," said Owens. aWe will be building a stage 120 feet wide and sixty feet tall and a national outfit named Show Power will be providing sound. How big are they? Right now they're in Hong Kong doing a production for the Chinese government," said Owens. Love Seed will take the stage at about 7 p.m. and play for an hour before turning the stage over to the most popular American band in the 20th century. Owens aid the Beach Boys will play for about 90 minutes. l"hey continue to play to rave reviews all over the Unit- ed States," said Owens. "This is the first event of this scale we've ever done. We're excited." The gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Members of Love Seed Mama Jump, shown in this promotion photo, include (l-r) David James, Brian Gore, Rick Arzt, Will Stack, Paul Voshell and Pete Wiedmann. Bensinger project rejected by county The Sussex County Planning and. Zoning Commission rejected a request by Mary Bensinger to change" a small parcel of land on Route 1 from agricultural residen- tial to commercial. Bensinger requested the change because she wants to be able to rent an existing four-unit complex on her property. The Commission voted no and said there are other ways, such as a conditional use, which would allow Bensinger to rent out the units. The land is lo- cated on Sussex 275-A. Bakery on Route 9 approved by county Sussex County Plannfng and Zoning has recommended ap- proval of a conditional use for Cynthia Wolfe-Larsen. She re- quested at the Thursday, June 12 meeting of planning and zoning that she be allowed to develop a small bakery and produce stand on the south side of Route 9, 865 feet west of Sussex 281, located on a parcel containing 20.48 acres. County planners approve subdivision Sussex County Planning and Zoning approved a list of consid- erations on June 12 which the Commission should use when considering whether or not to ap- prove subdivisions. The list of cri- teria was developed when some decisions of the board to deny subdivisions were appealed to Sussex County Council earlier this spring. In at least some of the ap- peals, the Planning and Zoning Commission said there was no need for the subdivision because there were huge numbers of un- sold lots already in the area. The county's legal department has said that that is not an accept- able reason to deny a subdivision. The new list gives a number of 17 possible concerns," including inte- gration into existing terrain, use of wetlands or flood plains, impact on roadwayS, preservation of nat- ural and historic features, preser- vation of scenic views, sewage disposal, prevention of pollution and prevention of erosion, which the Commission should consider. The ordinance will take effect when approved by. Sussex County Council. Cape board to discuss conduct code June 26 The Cape Henlopen Board of Education will meet for its regular monthly meeting in the Cape Hen- lopen High School library at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. The following items are on the agenda: kindergarten through fourth grade code of conduct, budgetary activi- ties, bids, the Long Range Facili- ties Plan Task Force and school choice requests. The board will also give its special recognition awards to students and staff mem- bers who have made outstanding contributions to the school com- munity. Route 24 accident leaves two injured Stalled. traffic on Route 24 may have caused the accident on Satur- day, June 14 that left two men in- jured. According to Cpl. Waler Newton, Delaware State Police spokesman, Clarence Burton, 35, of Millsboro, who was driving a 1987 Nissan Stanza eastbound on Route 24, was involved in a head- on collision with Roy Hopkins, 29, of Delmar, who was driving a Ford Explorer in the westbound lane. "In the area of a 'no passing' zone, the traffic had backed up," Said Newton, referring to the east- bound lane. "The Nissan attempt- ed to avoid a collision and swerved into the westbound lanes directly in front of the Ford that was traveling westbound. The Ford attempted to negotiate a lane change to the westbound shoulder but failed. The result was a head- on collision." Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the accident, but Newton said neither of the men were wear- ing seat belts. Both men were transported to Beebe Medical Center, where Burton's condition was listed as serious. He was treated for head trauma and lacer- ations. Hopkins was treated for possible fracture to the right leg. Charges are pending the outcome of the Fatal Accident Investigation and Reconstruction team's inves- tigation.