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Yield sign makes roundabout easier for Rehoboth drivers Drivers coming in and out of Rehoboth Beach may notice a rathfr large difference as they pull into the roundabout: the word "yield" was painted on both lanes, June 21, in bold block letters. Mayor Sam Cooper stated at the Board of Commis- sioners meeting the same day that new signage will be also soon be added, with flags and possibly flashing lights. Cooper also said existing signs will be pulled back to give drivers warning of the upcoming cirele. "I've watched the circle and I think we're doing rather well," said Rick Eisenman, Rehoboth Beach resident and planning commissioner. Korman Construction will put the final curbing in on the corner of Rehoboth Avenue June 28. Cooper said construction for the next phase of the Streetscape project is scheduled to begin in Novem- ber 2004. I State negotiating large buy of Glatfelter properties By Jim Cresson Gov. Ruth Ann Minner is hop- ing the state can buy several thou- sand acres of undeveloped land in Sussex County from Glatfelter Pulp Wood Co. soon. She has entrusted Delaware De- partment of Transportation (Del- DOT) Secretary Nathan Hayward III with negotiating a successful multi-million dollar purchase. "Negotiations continue," said Hayward, June 24. "And we are still hopeful and optimistic." Despite its simplicity, that was an expansive statement from Hay- qard about the. negotiations. Little has been said about the talks between Glatfelter and the state, and nothing has been reported in state media. IIAYWARD But insiders close to the issue say the governor wants very much to preserve the pulp wood company's scattered tree farm holdings throughout Sussex. Insiders also say she has ear- marked ample money for the pur- chase. Glatfelter offered some of its Sussex holdings for public sale last July. In a land sale prospectus, Glatfelter's agent, American For- est Management Inc. solicited for- real proposals for the purchase of seven tracts ranging in size from 115 acres to 1,187 acres. Last year, Sussex County Coun- cil issued a $7 million bond for The Nature Conservancy to use to buy Glatfelter's 908-acre Ponder tract near Milton for a preserve. Also last year, Sussex County purchased the 1,187-acre Townsend tract from Glatfelter for future use as a spray irrigation site for county treated wastewater. That leaves several other tracts including and beyond what Glat- felter offered for public sale last July. Those holdings are primari- ly wooded and in central and western Sussex. "The governor wants very much to preserve these lands," said spokesman Gregory Patterson. CAPE GAZETTE, = Friday, June 25 - June 28, 2004 - 9 Tara Lytle photo MATt EVANS & ROBIN ERTHAL (302) 226-8500 MERIT 200 Rehoboth Ave. Downtown Rehoboth 1 25% StartRate No Application Fee No Points 877-735-7733 RObin El'thai @ Licensed Mortgage Bank, Delaware Department of Banking Matt Evans 1977 25 Ba!timore Avenue Shipped From Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971 , ,A " 302-227-8331" 800-225-8331 Waterford Monday-Saturday 10-5 To Your Home Sunday 1i-5 Yield sign makes roundabout easier for Rehoboth drivers Drivers coming in and out of Rehoboth Beach may notice a rathfr large difference as they pull into the roundabout: the word "yield" was painted on both lanes, June 21, in bold block letters. Mayor Sam Cooper stated at the Board of Commis- sioners meeting the same day that new signage will be also soon be added, with flags and possibly flashing lights. Cooper also said existing signs will be pulled back to give drivers warning of the upcoming cirele. "I've watched the circle and I think we're doing rather well," said Rick Eisenman, Rehoboth Beach resident and planning commissioner. Korman Construction will put the final curbing in on the corner of Rehoboth Avenue June 28. Cooper said construction for the next phase of the Streetscape project is scheduled to begin in Novem- ber 2004. I State negotiating large buy of Glatfelter properties By Jim Cresson Gov. Ruth Ann Minner is hop- ing the state can buy several thou- sand acres of undeveloped land in Sussex County from Glatfelter Pulp Wood Co. soon. She has entrusted Delaware De- partment of Transportation (Del- DOT) Secretary Nathan Hayward III with negotiating a successful multi-million dollar purchase. "Negotiations continue," said Hayward, June 24. "And we are still hopeful and optimistic." Despite its simplicity, that was an expansive statement from Hay- qard about the. negotiations. Little has been said about the talks between Glatfelter and the state, and nothing has been reported in state media. IIAYWARD But insiders close to the issue say the governor wants very much to preserve the pulp wood company's scattered tree farm holdings throughout Sussex. Insiders also say she has ear- marked ample money for the pur- chase. Glatfelter offered some of its Sussex holdings for public sale last July. In a land sale prospectus, Glatfelter's agent, American For- est Management Inc. solicited for- real proposals for the purchase of seven tracts ranging in size from 115 acres to 1,187 acres. Last year, Sussex County Coun- cil issued a $7 million bond for The Nature Conservancy to use to buy Glatfelter's 908-acre Ponder tract near Milton for a preserve. Also last year, Sussex County purchased the 1,187-acre Townsend tract from Glatfelter for future use as a spray irrigation site for county treated wastewater. That leaves several other tracts including and beyond what Glat- felter offered for public sale last July. Those holdings are primari- ly wooded and in central and western Sussex. "The governor wants very much to preserve these lands," said spokesman Gregory Patterson. CAPE GAZETTE, = Friday, June 25 - June 28, 2004 - 9 Tara Lytle photo MATt EVANS & ROBIN ERTHAL (302) 226-8500 MERIT 200 Rehoboth Ave. Downtown Rehoboth 1 25% StartRate No Application Fee No Points 877-735-7733 RObin El'thai @ Licensed Mortgage Bank, Delaware Department of Banking Matt Evans 1977 25 Ba!timore Avenue Shipped From Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971 , ,A " 302-227-8331" 800-225-8331 Waterford Monday-Saturday 10-5 To Your Home Sunday 1i-5
 
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