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Cape Gazette NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 --THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2008 3 Briefly )) Referendums top Dewey's Aug. 8 agenda The Dewey Beach Town Council will meet at 6 p.m., Fri- day, Aug. 8, at the Lifesaving Sta- tion, 1 Dagsworthy Ave. Com- missioners will discuss and vote on tougher penalty provisions for the recently enacted display ordinance. Council also plans to discuss and vote on referendum ques- tions for the Sept. 20 election re- garding imposition of an accom- modations tax and a townwide 35-foot building height limit. Discussion and vote on a $10,000 budget amendment to provide additional payment for town planner Christopher Fazio to continue working with the planning and zoning commission as it completes revisions to the town's zoning code was added to the agenda Monday, Aug. 4, fol- lowing discussions at the com- mission's Aug. 2 workshop dur- ing which it was revealed all monies then budgeted had al- ready been expended. A request by the Dewey Beach Music Conference to use the beach on the bay at the end of Dickinson Avenue for a special event and a recommendation to expend $35,000 to pave Chicago Street are also scheduled for dis- cussion and vote. For more information, visit www.townofdeweybeaclxcom or call 2275363. P&Z clarifies business district parking plans During its workshop Saturday, Aug. 2, the Dewey Beach Plan- ning & Zoning Commission clar- ified that its proposed parking requirement of one parking space per 200 square feet of commercial space applies only to the Resort Business 1 and 3 over- lay districts. This means the parking man- date will be imposed only on de- velopments covering at least 80,000 square feet of contiguous property within the areas cur- rently designated RB-1, where Ruddertowne is cun'ently locat- requirements for existing gener- al commercial uses and future general commercial uses in de- velopments of less than 80,000 square feet. There are, however, require- ments for specific uses such as hotels, motels, offices and restau- rants. Final Rehoboth CDP meeting set Aug. 16 The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission will hold its last for- real meeting on the city's com- prehensive development plan at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, in the city commissioners' room. The theme of the meeting will be dreaming about the future. Citizens are encouraged to at- tend and describe their vision for the city. The commission wants citi- zeus to describe their ideal Re- hoboth. What would the city look like? How would their Re- hoboth of the future function? How would, citizens pay for the future? The planning commission is mandated by the state to review the comprehensive development plan every five years. Citizens are encouraged to provide any comments or sug- gestions on any issue that should be addressed in the updated plan. If unable to attend, citizens can send in comments and sugges- tions via mail or fax to City Hall marked to the attention of the planning commission or send an email to cdp2008@cityofre- hobotb_com. Governor signs. cemetery bill into law Gov. Ruth Ann Minner signed Senate Bill 256 into law, requiring cemeteries to report their loca- tions to the state, and a fund will be set up to assist cemeteries that have fallen into disrepair. "Our deceased deserve the op- portunity to have a decent place of rest, and that's what this will do," said Minner. The bill also creates a special fund to clean up rundown its cemeteries; the fund will get money from a $2 increase for copies of death certificates. The fee will go from $10 to $12 under the bill generating an esti- mated $100,000 for the prograr It also creates a statewide ceme- tery oversight board to keep tabs on cemetery issues and field public complaints. DNREC releases enforcement statistics Delaware Department of Nat- ural Resources and Environmen- tal Control Environmental Crimes Unit recently released statistics on its investigations in- to violations of Delaware's air, waste and water pollution laws for the first six months of 2008. Enforcement officers handled a total of 1,958 complaints statewide with illegal dumping complaints up 11 percent over the same period last year. During the first six months of 2008, illegal open burning was the No. 1 complaint, with 326 calls to the 24-hour complaint line. Open burning is banned statewide from May 1 through Sept. 30. Other statewide complaints in- cluded 269 water-related dis- charges, 255 spills, 222 illegal dumping, 159 air-related releases, 144 permit checks and 26 idling vehicle violations. The officers conducted 416 proactive patrol checks, target- ing violations of the state's open burning, illegal dumping and idling regulations, resulting in 49 enforcement actions. In addition, four fugitives were apprehended with outstanding warrants from other police de- partments. There were a total of 451 complaints in Sussex County. The division's environmental enforcement officers receive complaints through the ton-free, 24-hour environmental com- plaint line: 800-662-8802. Verizon Wireless customers in Delaware can reach the com- plaint line by calling #367 on their cell phones. For more in" formation, contact ChiefWiUiam McDaniel at 302-739-9401. ? II, ed, and RB-2, running west of Route 1 between McKinley and Bellevue streets. There currently are no parking COgNs00iotl$ D MILTON NIGHT OUT- An adver- tisement on page 86 incorrectly stated the day for Milton Night Out. The event is Wednesday, Aug. 6, as indicated in the story on page 112. REDSKINS BOOK SIGNING - A story on page 96 of the Aug. 6 is- sue noted the incorrect time for a book signing event Thursday, Aug. 7. Mike Richman will sign copies of"The Redskins Encylo- pedia" from 6 to 9 a.m. Teresa Mosier to serve as Indian River Marina manager The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environ- mental Control's Division of Parks and Recreation has named a new manager for the Indian River Marina. Theresa A. Mosier started her new job July 28. Her appointment came after a two-month search to replace Kenneth FarmlL regional admin- istrator for Delaware Seashore State Park, who has also served as interim manager of the marina for the past year and a half. Mosier has extensive experi- ence in all phases of marina man- agement and operations. For the past two years, she has served as manager of Broad Creek Fishing Center and Marina in Outer Banks, N.C., which is similar to Indian River Marina in size of operation and capacity. Before that, she served as dock master at the Ocean City Fishing Center in Ocean City, Md. "We are so fortunate to have Theresa Mosier on board at Indi- an River Marina," said Parks Di- rector Charles Salkin. "With her background and experience, she can hit the ground running. Her skills and experience are unique and will enable her to assume full management responsibility from day one." At Broad Creek Fishing Center and Marina, Mosier oversaw all operations, including wet slips, transients, dry stack storage fa- cilities, head and charter boat op- erations, retail sales, fuel sales, concession operations, market- ing, development and promotion of fishing tournaments and other special events, and implement- ing the facility's Clean Marina program. Mosier says she's excited about coming back to Delaware. "I grew up spending my sum- mers in Lewes, and I'm looking forward to settling back home  and beginning a new and excit- ing career at Indian River Mari- na," Mosier said. "I know my marina skills and knowledge will add to the great staff and continue the success and growth of Indian River Mari- na." Indian River Marina includes 274 wet slips, a dry stack storage building with 156 berths and two staging docks, a public boat ramp, 12 ADA-accessible cot- tages, head and Charter opera- tions, a bait and tackle and fish cleaning operation, a retail ship's store, fuel sales and more. The facility is in the final stage of a five-year, multi-million-doUar capital redevelopment project as finishing touches are put on the marina's new administration building.