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Cochran Continued from page 12 a community such as Rehoboth Beach, since we do not have a de- fined architectural style or period predominant to the city. While we do not want to lose historically significant structures, we also do not want to restrict the rights of property owners. Rehoboth Beach has a wonderful, eclectic charm. The solution would be a well de- fined ordinance that would not conflict with the zoning ordi- cating with the county and state, and they should be communicat- ing with us. We must stress our concerns and offer solutions to remedy the problems." 9. "I have stressed and I will continue to stress that we must try to encourage activities and recre- ations that attract visitors of all ages. Activities such as biking, in-line skating, jogging and skate- boarding are all "in" right now. We must encourage safety and having fun, rather than fines and harassment." CAPE G ZETYE, Friday, August 1 - August 7, 1997 - 13 10. "Main Street should be safety first. But I believe you can looking internally within the city. still maintain safety if you warn, What is the economic health of the community; how can the ap- pearance of the storefronts and streets attract and welcome peo- ple; and how to encourage and unify the business community to strengthen the economy. The role of the chamber is to sell Rehoboth as the number one vacation desti- nation. They need to market, ad- vertise and handle inquiries to as- sure filling accommodations." 11. "I will continue to strive for advise and educate the public. Clearly, we have a strong police force that is visible everywhere. Let's have our officers take the initiative and direct traffic, assist at crosswalks and remind our visi- tors of the importance of obeying our laws. I would love to see more warnings be given and less arrests." 12. "As commissioner, I will continue to take an active role in managing the city. I believe that I have been able to make many changes, through expecting ac- countability. "I believe that Rehoboth Beach, like any gem, needs to be polished to continue to shine. Clean bath- rooms and sidewalks, combined with a sparkling beach, are a ne- cessity. We must continue to en- courage creative storefronts and attractive signage within the downtown. "With everyone working to- gether, we can continue to make Rehoboth Beach the community we have all come to love." nances, but supports them." 6. "I think the Planning Com- mission has made great strides in a year. They have revisited the sign ordinance, and currently the commissioners are strengthening the enforcement. They have de- veloped the 40 percent green space ordinance. An information booth has been added to the new bathroom on Delaware Avenue and they have taken an active stance in the controversy over commercialization of Route 1. They continue to examine and fol- low the LRP in its prioritization. I would hope they would continue to work and develop ideas from the LRP, bringing them forward to the commissioners." 7. "Everyone knows that group rentals occur throughout the town. Although illegal, the only way they can be detected is, unfortu- nately, when too much noise and rowdiness occur and the police ar- rive. When that is the case, I firm- ly support the notification of the real estate office and owner, with immediate action to be taken." 8. "While annexation may give us some control over the develop- ment of our surrounding areas, it would not completely solve many of our pressing problems with the area outside the city. I believe the more important issue is communi- Derrickson Continued from page 12 you're concerned about infra- structure, building codes, parking and traffic, and so on, we must de- pend on individuals who have vi- sion and are not afraid to be bold. Money is the issue regarding most of the concerns of the Long Range Plan and we must begin with how we are going to fund many of these projects before we can hope to implement them." 7. "The group rental law must be coordinated between the po- lice, real estate agents and proper- ty owner. Like any law, if you break it, you must pay the conse- quences with the possibility of losing your rental license." 8. "The last attempt to annex failed because the citizens outside the city already had water and sewer. They saw no advantage to paying city property taxes when they already enjoyed the most im- Continued on page 14 "1 Sold My 4-Bedroom Home in Rehoboth 9 and Moved to Plantattons' Ben Davis found himself, like so many other retirees, alone in the big family home with large gardens,to tend and not enough time for all of the activities he loved. He explains, "1 put my home on the market and it sold in three weeks. I needed a new home right away. Good friends told me about Plantations. "1 found a waterfront Courtyard unit already built and was able to move in quick- ly. He says, "It's a blessing to be away from Route I and on a county road. Now that I have no yard work to do," he says, "1 take full advantage of the pools, tennis courts, the clubhouse and the state-of-the-art fitness center. Also at Plantations I feed the families of geese and ducks living there with their little waddlers." Other residents of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach have also found a home at Plantations. Why don't you come over, too, for just one look? Prices start at $113,500. For information, call 302.645.2727 or 800,777.1530. I From Route One, turn west at Midway Shopping Center traffic light onto Postal Lane, [_._ then right on 275.