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4- G0000ZETrE, 00Ad00y, Continued from page 3 vania." General Assembly in June dedicated $250,000 toward nutri- ent relocation efforts; 80 percent of that money is to go to Sussex County farmers for transporting their nutrients. 'q'hese are all vol- untary programs now," Rohrer said, "but they will be studied legally for the next six months and then adopted to be effective in 2003. Between now and then, our two big challenges are educating farmers, golf course managers, landscapers and regular citizens to the new standards and then adopt- ing a process and standard by which we can permit confined an- imal feeding operations." Rorher said the latter challenge will be the toughest part of the Delaware Nutrient Management Commis- sion's effort. "I do believe we've had a good faith working arrange- ment with the EPA over the past two years, and I hope we are satis- fying their expectations of the state with the nutrient manage- ment commission's work," Rorher said. This year's dolphin cuts its visit short The dolphin that migrated into the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal last week paid a short visit. According to state officials, the dolphin re- turned to the sea Monday after- noon of this week, prior to Mon- day night's severe thunderstorm. Officials were not able to confirm whether the dolphin was one of the two Atlantic bottlenose dol- phins that spent several weeks in the canal last summer. They were unable to get a good picture of its dorsal fin for identification. They suspect, however, that it was a new animal because it appeared to be smaller than the young males of last summer who would have grown into adults over the winter. Suzanne Thurman of Camp Ar- rowhead's Carmine Nature Center went on to speculate that the dol- phins that have visited the Lewes- Rehoboth Canal most likely have migrated from the Caroltlaas where it is common for dolphins to enter rivers to feed. Officials plan to keep an eye on the deep water near the railroad bridge throughout the summer in an ef- fort to monitor this new feeding pattern. Lewes planners to meet Wednesday, July 19 Members of Lewes Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, in council chambers of City Hall located on East Third Street. The meeting will open as an official gathering to discuss Lewes Planning Com- mission By-Laws dated August of 1999. Following that discussion, members will adjourn to a work- shop meeting in the same location to discuss the core values for the town as outlined in the Long Range Plan. July 14 - July 20, 2000 Lewes to arrest crosswalk violators Lewes Councilman Jud Bennett said drivers in Lewes flunked the test he tried on Fourth of July weekend. "I wanted to see whether drivers would stop for me when I stepped into our cross- walks as they are supposed to. Nobody stopped, and I'm hard to miss. They kept going by me on both sides. And I'm a city coun- cilman. I think it's time to start making some arrests,." he said to Police Chief Ronald "Beau" Gooch. "I'11 pass it on," Gooch responded. "You need to do more than pass it on," said Mayor George H.P. Smith. "You need to do something about it," "Lloyd's IGA is where the worst situation is," said Bennett. "You can sit there and make one arrest right af- ter another. .... We need to crack down before something serious happens," said the mayor. "Peo- ple are getting a false sense of se- curity and we don't want it to be that way." A.P. Croll awarded Washington Ave. bid Lewes Council members, dur- ing their Monday, July 10 meet- ing, awarded the Georgetown construction firm of A.E Croll with the contract for rehabilitation of Washington Ave. Charles O'- Donnell, engineer for Lewes, said 13 invitations of bid were sent out and two bids were received. A.P. Croll bid $478,126.25 for the project which will replace sewer and water lines, sidewalks and pavement. Melvin Joseph Inc. of Georgetown bid $534,000. O'- Donnell said the city's portion of the work will be $245,076.75 while the Board of Public Work's share will be $233,049.50. The Board of Public Works must still approve the bid before the final contract is let. Lewes Mayor appoints historic district group Jack Vessels, a former Lewes Council member, and Ralph Richardson, an authority on his- oric districts and buildings in the U.S., will serve as chairmen of the new Historical District Design Regulations Ad-Hoc Committee. They will be part of an 18-mem- ber committee charged with re- viewing the existing historical district regulations and bound- aries. The mayor charged the committee with completing their review within three months and then return to Mayor and Council with recommendations. Other members of the committee in- elude Barbara Warnell, Barbara Vaughn, Connie Costigan, Forrest "Sam" Gossage, Michael Clem- mer, Sally Packard, Dinah Raeth, Vince Gambal, Tom Crowley, Richard Jundt, Robert Orr, Nina Cannata, Pierre Hansot, John Mateyko, Susie Marbury and Bri- an Page. Page heads up Sussex County's Historic Preservation Office. The committee will have its first meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, in the upstairs meeting room of Lewes Public Library. Councilman Jim Ippolito will serve as council's liaison on the committee. "In addition to look- ing at the regulations we have, we should also address the size of the district. Is it too large, too small? Should there be one at all? What we have now is like Williamsburg or Nantucket. Maybe that's what we want to be, maybe not." Gossage appointed to Lewes Planning group Lewes Mayor George H.P. Smith, during the Monday, July 10 meeting, appointed Forrest "Sam" Gossage to Lewes Plan- ning Commission. Gossage is an educator who lives with his wife, Sarah, in a canalfront home across from the post office. The term is for three years and he succeeds Collins Washington, pastor and barber, who decided to retire after a number of terms. Wilson files for Rogers' Sussex seat The first race for county council of Election Year 2000 material- ized when David Wilson filed to run on Friday, July 7 against incum- bent Lynn Rogers. Rogers is the current president of WILSON Sussex County Council and owns Rogers Signs in Milton. Wilson, shown here in a file pho- to, is the current Register in Chancery for Sussex County. Rogers, a Democrat, is one of three Democrats on county coun- cil who are facing election this year. Rogers, Dale Dukes and Fin- ley Jones have all filed for addi- tional terms, but Wilson is the first candidate to file to oppose any of the incumbents. Rogers will be seeking a second term on county council in District Three. Wilson, a Republican, has served two terms as Register in Chancery and is the owner and president of Wil- son's Auction. He is expected to formally announce his candidacy within the next few days. Milton approves Parker; workshop set July 26 Milton Town Council members recently approved Stephanie Parker as the replacement for council member Barbara Brewer, who resigned in June. A candidate in the 2000 council election held this spring, Parker already served on the Tourism Committee as a citizen representative; she will remain on that committee and join the Personnel Committee in Brewer's place. She said she appreciated the support expressed for her approval and is eager to do what she can to serve the town. Council members scheduled a workshop for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, to discuss the coming fiscal year budget. The workshop is in Town Hall. FOR WEEK OF JULY 3 - JULY 9. 2000 DATE LOCATION TYPE 07/03/00 Rt. 1A and Atlantic Avenue, west of Rehoboth #4 07/03/00 Rt. 1 and Sussex 273, north of Rehoboth #4 07/03/00 Rt. 1 and Sussex 270A, north of Rehoboth #4* 07103100 Rt. 1 at Rogers Ave., north of Dewey #4 07/04/00 Rt. 1 and Sussex 274, south of Lewes #4 07104100 Rt. 1 and Sussex 273, north of Rehoboth #4 07/05/00 Rt. 1 and Sussex 273, north of Rehoboth #2 07/05/00 Rt. I and Route i A, west of Rehoboth #2 07/05/00 Rt. 1 and Sussex 273D, west of Rehoboth #2 07/05/00 Rt. 1 and Sussex 273D, west of Rehoboth #4 07105100 Rt. 1 and Sussex 268A, west of Lewes #5 07/06/00 Rt. i and Sussex 270B, north of Rehoboth #2 07106100 Rt. 1 and Sussex 268A, south of Lewes #2 07/07/00 Rt. 1 and Route 1 A, north of Rehoboth #5 07/07/00 Rt. I and Sussex 273, north of Rehoboth #5 07/08/00 Rt. 1 and Route 24, south of Lewes #4 07/08/00 Rt. 1 and Dodd Avenue, north of Dewey #4 07/08/00 Rt. 1 and Sussex 265, north of Lewes #5 07/08/00 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes #5 07/08/00 Rt. ! and Route 24, north of Rehoboth #2 07/08/00 Rt. !, three miles south of Dewey , #4 07109100 Rt. 1 and Route 24, north of Rehoboth #5 07/09/00 Rt. 1 and Rehobth Outlets Center 3parking lot #4 12   li #6. mt and run $1, I 11,400 #7 ' Patal I J4    I,,0 .... #8 Hltand mn Caused Dill i' .............. ........... ............  , .... by I 1 involved in crshes I ,.,.IT7_7 , 20,4__ ----- S--County _ 44,9 I Of the 117 paple m-restolved in aeeldents. I Troop 7 statistics included in Sussex County figures. County planners to meet July 20 The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a special meeting on Thursday, July 20. The agenda for the meet- ing includes six public hearings and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. The agenda includes a re- quest by Preston Schell to rezone seven acres of land on Best Lane from agricultural residential .to general residential. That land lies just north of Red Mill Pond, one half mile south of Sussex 88. County sends ordinances to land use committee Sussex County Council sent two ordinances to its land use ad- visory committee for study on Tuesday, July 11. The two ordi- nances would allow multi-sec- tional mobile homes on half acre lots on already existing land pre- dating the 1997 land use plan and would also change the way the number of allowed units are cal- culated in a residential planned community. Councilman George Cole has said golf courses should not be allowed to be part of the open space calculation in residen- tial planned communities, a calcu- lation that allows increased densi- ty in other areas. Sussex County Planning and Zoning has recom- mended denial of that suggestion, but Cole has argued that golf courses don't decrease traffic like other open space, they actually in- crease highway traffic by attract- ing patrons. County Council informed of block grant funds Sussex County Council has been informed of the money being made available through the Com- munity Development Block Grant Funding (CDBG) Program. Coun- ty Councilman Vance Phillips worried that the funding, usually used for substandard homes, is tied to state requirements that the county have a housing code. County Administrator Bob Stick- els said that the county does not enforce the owner occupied sec- tion of that code, choosing only to enforce its housing code for rental properties. But Phillips was still concerned and asked Stickels to check with the Delaware State Housing Authority to see if hav- ing that code is required to get the block grant. The county is ex- pected to receive $1,192,000 in CDBG funds, including $22,500 and $35,000 for water hookups. Clarifications A letter to the editor which was published in the July 7 edi- tion of the Cape Gazette, misidentified the writer. Her name was Marian Bau not Mari- an Barr of Lewes. A photo caption in the June 30 edition of the Cape Gazette misidentified Dr. Anis Saliba's daughter-in-law Marcy as his wife.