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Late obituaries 14 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 14 - July 20, 2000 Bunting cars for more state and county collaboration By Rosanne Pack Even though the Delaware General Assembly has barely ad- journed and a fall re-election campaign is ahead of him, Sen. George Bunting, D-Bethany Beach, is already thinking ahead to January. Bunting plans to propose a "summit" for state legislators from Sussex County and mem- bers of Sussex County Council. He said he will call for those elected officials and representa- tives of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the Sussex County Association of Towns (SCAT) and other relevant state and county agencies to join in talks about the future of the county. "Sometimes the direction of the county is troubling to me, and I know to others," he said. "I hope I'm still here in January, because I think that a lot of people would like to see more coordination and understanding between the coun- ty and state officials." The senator pointed out issues such as disparity among local funding for school districts and inadequate health and dental care in some areas of the county. He Jere E. Pratt, retired AT&T worker Jere E. Pratt, 68, of Rehoboth Beach, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at Peninsula General Hospi- tal, Salisbury, Md. Mr. Pratt worked for 32 years for AT&T, retiring in 1985 at the position of office manager. From 1985 to 1995 he worked for the Department of Defense. He was a Navy veteran. Mr. Pratt was a member and deacon of Westmin- ster Presbyterian Churchi Re= hoboth Beach; a member of Old Landing Homeowners Associa- tion; and worked with the Indian Guides and Cub Scouts over the years.. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Elizabeth O. Pratt; one daughter, Lacey P. Meade of Gaithersburg, Md.; two sons, Thomas J. Pratt of Ephrata, Pa. and Richard P. Pratt of Falls Church, Va.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 16, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, King Charles and Laurel streets, Rehoboth Beach. Friends may Legislation Continued from page 13 the Bond Bill and several Senate confirmations will be included on the agenda. He did not know if any further action will be taken regarding a ruling that a vote on seat belt leg- islation required a super majority of two thirds for passage. A bill - also mentioned roads and other infrastructure related to de- velopment. "I would like for some of us to sit at the same table and talk about di- BUNTING rection," he said. "We as state officials want to work with the county and play a better part in looking at matters of roads and infrastructure in gener- al. "It's time we do that. There has been some friction, with the coun- ty seeming to go in one direction and the state in another; we need a combined effort to take the coun- ty in the right direction. I like in- clusion; I want to see us all work- ing in the same direction." Bunting has repeatedly ex- pressed concerns about Sussex County Council's approval of ex- panded development that the state must then support with funding for building and maintenance of roads as well as public funding for schools and other community services that depend on state money. call from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 14, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 1449 Kings High- way, Lewes. Burial will be with full military honors at 2 p.m., Monday, July 17, at Delaware Veterans Cemetery South, Stock- ley. George J. "Jim" Mitchell, active church member George James "Jim" Mitchell, 90, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and formerly of Sussex County, died Friday, July 7, 2000. A native of Sussex County where he lived for many years, Mr. Mitchell hadbeen active in the First Christian Church of Pompano and a member of Doric Lodge 30 of Millville, as well as a member of Scottish Rite Consis- tory of Free Masonry in Miami. He is survived by his wife Hazel; a son, George Jr. of Deer- field, Fla.; a daughter, Kaye Webb of Milton; a stepson, Edwin Tilghman of Texas; a stepdaugh- ter, Sandra Trader of Pocomoke City, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Contri- butions are suggested to First Christian Church Music Depart- ment, 1860 N.E. 39th St., Pom- pano, FL 33064. making failure to wear a seat belt a primary offense passed the House of Representatives, and re- ceived a simple majority in the Senate. However, Lt. Governor Ruth Ann Minner ruled that a suc- cessful vote required a super ma- jority because the bill would es- tablish a system of monetary fines. Compiled by Rosanne Pack "I have no disrespect for any county councilman," Bunting said. "But I do think it would be a good idea for some of the repre- sentatives from the western side of the county to come over here and see what some of the devel- opment is doing. They need to ride our congested roads. They need to know how construction along the Route 26 corridor has hurt business." Pep. Shirley Price, D-Millville, and Bunting attended several public meetings regarding 'the proposed Americana Bayside de- velopment that would bring ap- proximately 2,800 new housing units plus a commercial district. Developers want to place the de- velopment off of Route 54. The two state legislators have come under some criticism for their stated opposition to the size and scope of the development, which is under county jurisdic- tion. Price entered, and then with- drew, proposed legislation that would declare the inland bays an endangered area requiring limits on development in their vicinity. "I know Shirley took some heat over that," Bunting said. "We need to sit down together with the county to look at these issues in general without the emotion that some specific proposals engender. I think that we all want the same things, for the most part. "Those of us in state govern- ment are not anti-development, but we get concerned when the county continues to approve de- velopment, yet has to come to the state for all the infrastructure. And most of those councilmen and their constituents do not live here and are not affected by the manner of growth." He said he would like for state elected officials from Sussex County and County Council members to start thinking in terms of scheduling a Sussex Summit shortly after the 141st General Assembly convenes in January 2001. EQUIPMENT, CONTENTS & VEHICLE hr. BEAVER DAM OUTSIDE LEWES ! AMONG THE ITEMS TO BE SOLD!l! COLLECTIBLES and SMALLS: Lamps, costume jewelry box, sev. oil on canvas, poster art, Ig. lot collectibles, case goods, belt buckles, sin. handmade Indian dolls, sin. coll. Indian artifacts, lot encyclopedia, classic car poster, Ig. lot ant. beaded purses, Ig. lot antiques, handmade African American dolls, Fredrie Reining repro unknown explorers, Falcon Jules Moigniez, Gone with the Wind lamp, Galaxy platform telescope on tripod, A Bertwistle & sons, lot double hung windows, pre hung doors, Ig. insulated Igloo ice chest, room divider screen, coll. car manuals, Airdine exercise cycle, Wreder weight bench, old painted book, stainless cooler cart, treadmill, painted mllkcans, old planters, ant. frames, steamers trunks, pr. stuffed & mounted pheasant, ant. wine press, pr. old lanterns, misc. turquoise jewelry, Bionix exercise bike, Cannon NP-150 copier, asst: planters, lawn figurines, bird houses, old clothing. GLASSWARE and CHINA: Ig. lot stoneware, misc. china & glassware, Bluebird stoneware crock, Ig. fancy English FIo blue platter, Ig. hand painted Prussian bowl w/birds, sev. chocolate sets incl. splatterware, Japanese & Oriental chocolate pots, Ig. lots china & household. VEHICLES: 1974 Camper, 1978 Camper, 1986 Suzuki Intruder, 6500 miles, 4 digit tag 6211 w/built in battery charger & helmet, 73 Ford dump w/6500 miles on new engine, 1964 Mercury Grand Marquis LS w/76,000 miles, 1984 Vet w/black T-top, 1984 Dodge Ram Charger 150 Royal SE needs engine. EQUIPMENT and TOOLS: Lg. floor drill press, shop vats, table saw, misc: sprayers & fertilizer spreaders, Mikita cordless drill, If. lot construction material (2 x 4 & 2 x 6), sin. lot salt treated lattice, misc. plywood, Stll'fl saws, Ig. power pruner, wheel barrels, 97 Kubota 1.2500 4wd 25 hp diesel, 91 John Deere 870 4wd w/front end loader & backhoe, Bobcat bucket, York rake, seed rollers, Clark fork lift, Echo 5 hp chipper, shredder & vacuum, 36 in. Tom Proline mower wlsulkie, 2 Lawn Boy push mowers, Ig. upright floor model band saw, lot hand sprayers, concrete jack hammers, 4 Bob Cat tires, soldering guns, Stihl sanders, Stihl chain saws, lot hand tools, staple guns, hand saws, jig saw table, irrigation hoses, misc. tools & boxes, coaxial cable, vinyl siding, scaffolding material, welders mask, irrigation hoses, box lots tools, approx 300 trees, 150 plus plants incl. Asbibille, Hostas, Cedar, Day Lilies, Ig. lot Johnson paving bricks, 5 hp wood splitter. FURNITURE and APPLIANCES: Washer & dryer, medicine cabinets, hand made chest, oak mirrors, misc. ant. frames, upright freezer, lot furniture, 2 china closets, rockers, oak end table, Fedders air conditioner, ant. birds eye maple washstand, child's hand mad Winnie the Pooh rocker, old depression armoire, Bardst book shelves, 2 cast iron wood stoves. GUNS: 2 double barrel 12 ga. shotguns, 357 mag. Smith & Wesson revolver, 410 & 20 ga. single. DIRECTIONS: Rt. 24 approx. 5 miles to Angola AUCTIONEER'S NOTE" light, turn right on 277, then bare left at Conley's Chapel. Due to recent surgery the Harmon family Follow Rt. 280B approx. 1 mile, you will pass Beaver Dam is downsizing its lawn maintenance and Acres on right. Look for AUCTION SIGNS at dirt lane on right. FOLLOW SIGNS TO SALE!!! landscaping business. Items include so me inventory from the landscaping, plant Rt, 23 BEAVER DAM ROAD TO BELLTOWN rOFAtRMOU,T IAVCrlON and antique stores now and formerly on TI SITE Lon Neck Road. Sale held at the DAM ACRES Harmon home near Beaver Dam Road TERMS:  Ca,h o,p ...... , ".%/.A,EL / \\;, Call check with6% buyers premium2 ,.O's. A "GREEN    , on a,[ sa,es. ,[ ,temSsoldasiswhereis. C I=: E M M ERTZAUCTION - PEDDLEffS cDg A- R UTE2  . ,S vg. M -  A S SO C IATE S  - A.oo,   .o. \\; "We Bring Buyer & Seller " "OLO,.: A,o\\;. -- \\; Together ANGOLA\\;  \\;' (302) 22%1433 Day (302) 227-3946 Fax (302) 227-2714 Night ESTATES \\; \\;