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m Cape Gazette NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2008 13 Church gets free pass to seek sign waiver from county, By Ron MacArthur ronm@capegazette.com With a crackdown on illegal signs taking place across the county, there was bound to be at least one complaint. Allen Burbage, a member of Roxana United Methodist Church, ap- peared before Sussex County C6uncil Tuesday, July 15, to ap- peal a recent citation for a sign violation. He said the church was cited for having two signs in front of the building. "We are only al- lowed to have one, so they say," Burbage said. Lawrence Lank, director of planning and zoning, said the main sign used by the church next to the building is not at- tached and not considered a wall si The other sign is a temporary sign that has become a perma- nent sign. Churches and busi- nesses are allowed one wall sign and one ground sign, but the church has two ground signs. Burbage said he would tie a rope to the sign and attach it to Cape Continued from page 12 population, including all stu- dents, racial minorities, students with disabilities and the econom- ically disadvantaged. In 2008,125 Delaware schools achieved ade- quate yearly'progress, while 64 did not, according to the Depart- ment of Education. Statewide, 97 schools have been given superior ratings, 18 are considered commendable, 26 are on academic review and one is on academic watch. Of 189 public and charter schools grad- ed statewide, 20 are rated aca- demic progress - under improve- ment and 27 are rated academic watch - under improvement. ON KID PROOF CARPET Kids and messes go hand and hand so why not make life easy with Kid Proof carpet. Kid Proof carpet from Mohawk makes clean up a breeze. And with the :20-year warranty package covering each style, you can't go wrong buying one of the Kid Proof styles. Hurry in today and see our beautiful selections of colors and styles. renbach "s I Style for Today -- Quality for Tomorrow visit our s at Wescoets comer & Savannah Rd. or on our weite at:  www.fehmnbechs.com Open Mon.-Wed.lO-4 Sat. 10-2 Thum.&Fri.lO-6 ==p" 302-g4-e772 the church to make it a wall sign. That plan drew a few laughs from the audience. Burbage said he was aware the church could ask for a variance on the sign regulation before the board of adiustment, but it would cost $400. "We are a small church and don't always have $400" he said. Councilman George Cole said he would take $400 from his "slush fund," actually communi- ty grants available to each coun- cilman. "I would be glad to give you $400" Cole said. "I would be glad to take it," Burbage responded. The discussion then centered on the issue of donating public funds to a church. "Democrats can't do that, but I'm a Republi- can and can give money to a church," Cole quipped. On the advice of legal counsel, Cole instead motioned to waive the $400 board of adjustment fee to allow the church to ask for a waiver from the sign regulation. It passed unanimously. Burbage met with Lank to get the proper paperwork in order and he was told he would be on the board of adjustment sched- ule within a few weeks. / A high-efficiency cooling system from Lennox can take the edge off of the heat and high utility bills. Summer Savings Event Receive up to a Sl,0OO Rebate* with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system 12 Months, No Payments, Deferred Interest Financing** with the purchase of a qualifying Lennox home comfort system TLRmlC & oIDmo00III/00. Call us for all of your heating & cooling needs Emergency service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (302) 645-9321 (302) 856-9300 www. atlanticrefrigeration.net Offers expire 8115/2008. .aw cmwrsn-nws *Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox products. Innolglort never felt so good." **Offer is subject to uedit approval by GE Money Bank with purchase of qualifying Lenno product. No finance charge will be assessed and no minimum monthly payments will be required on your promntioual purchase belance if 'ou pay tbe promnt purclmse balance in fotl by the ond of the 12-month promntino perind, ff yon do nnt, finance charges will be assessed on tbe promotional purchase balance from the bate of purchase and minimum monthly payments will be required on the remaining promotional purchase balance. Standard account terms apply to non-promofional purchases and, offer promotion ends, to sour pfomntional purchase. Vanable APR is 18.9% as of 5/1/08. Variable delinquency APR of 18.9% as of 5/1/08 may aply if you fail to pay your minimum payment by your due date for two consecutive billing periods. Minimum finance charge $1.50. Offer void whom prohibited by law. 2008 Lennm(Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. LemK dualers inclnde indepundent owned and operated I.