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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 26 - July 2, 1998 - 11 r F. Schroeder asks council to look at purchase of UD research park By Dennis Forney Rep. John Schroeder, D-Lewes, said this week that he has written to Delaware's Open Space Coun- cil about the feasibility of acquir- ing the 65-acre University Re- search Park at Lewes for state open space. "Based on the sentiment ex- pressed at a recent public hearing in Lewes about a zoning change proposed by the University of Delaware, I decided to contact the Open Space Council," said Schroeder. At that meeting in May, there was overwhelming sentiment against zoning changes to allow the university to develop the property, which fronts on New Road, for additional commercial and industrial uses beyond what present zoning permits. Many people commented that they like the land as open space and sug- gested that efforts be made to have the university turn the land over to the state or that the land be purchased for open space uses. "The state.Open Space Council has limited funds to purchase properties," said Schroeder. "I wanted to begin the process now rather than waiting for the next meeting of the Open Space Coun- cil. They don't meet that regular- ly" Schroeder said his letter made it to the Open Space Council in time for its most recent meeting held a couple of weeks back. "The situa- tion was discussed and everyone realizes we're at a very prelimi- nary point. But Lynn Williams, who heads the council, plans to get together with me after the end of the legislative session [last day, June 30] to look at this a little fur- tiler." Delaware's Open Space Coun- cil uses a special allocation of funding to purchase properties around the state deemed of special value. Schroeder said that the matter of whether the property is available for purchase from the University of Delaware is another issue alto- gether. "I have touched base with the University of Delaware to find out which way they want to go on the property. Of course there is feder- al, state and county money in- volved in the infrastructure there. And if the property isn't used for what it was originally intended to be used for that money may have to be repaid." Schroeder said he met a couple of months ago with Andy Lubin who works with the university in its real estate matters. "He was the one who fn'st approached me and some Lewes officials about trying to get something moving on that land" said Schroeder. "Now we're trying to setup a meeting next week to see how the universi- tY wants to utilize the land - whether they're williag to sell it for open space or use it for the College of Marine Studies. Of Continued on page 19 You Can Own a Valuable Piece of the Area Without Paying More Taxes. Bellinger's Jewelers Introduces The Cape Henlopen Collexion TM - Nostalgic Landmarks Ideal For Charms, Pendants, Tie Tacit... The Lewes Breakwater Lighthouse The Fenwick Island Lighthouse The Cape Henlopen Lighthouse In actual size, each lighthouse is approximately 3/4 inch tall B ellinger's Cape Henlopen Collexion TM presents landmarks of Southern Delaware in 14-karat gold. Sculpted with infinite and such precise detail that you'll get cold chills when you see the beacon light of The Cape Henlopen Lighthouse. The detail to the exact number of steps of The Fenwick Island Lighthouse lets you take an uncanny step back in time. Or feel the hands of history for a time now passed by touching the safety rail on The Lewes Breakwater Lighthouse. It's a collection that was five years in the making. And to carry on Bellinger's distinction, you can add your own touch of individuality. Create your own rendition of a search light. Or accent the base at the water's edge to your vision. Even decide how you'll wear it - charm, pendant, cuff links - whatever is the right setting for you to enjoy your own beautiful piece of history. But don't take too long making up your mind. Became each lighthouse in The Cape Henlopen Collexion Tra is a limited edition. Bellinger's. Immersing themselves in the art of beautiful jewelry. Another reason why it's "Bellinger's... the lasting difference." commitment to personal 3602 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach - 302-227-6410