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I 14 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Aug. 8 -Aug. 14, 2003 AM nightclub reties on nonprofit permits to draw crowds plied AM with a gathering permit on two separate occasions, ac- cording to Cordrey. Sussex Coun- ty AIDS Committee (SCAC) has allowed the club to use its permit three times. An upcoming party advertised Aug. 9 in "Letters from CAMP Rehoboth" has not been issued a gathering permit as of press time. The cover charge is $15 before 1 p.m. and $20 after- wards. SCAC Executive Director Steve Twilley said someone from the club contacted the agency's legal counsel and wished to make the nonprofit the beneficiary of an event. All proceeds from the sale of alcohol must be turned over to the nonprofit whose permit is be- ing used, according to the ABCC. The agency allowed its permit to be used two more times, accord- ing to Twilley, who said he did not view the repeated use of the non- profit permit as assisting a private business in making a profit. "I see By Andrew Keegan The Rehoboth dance club After Midnight (AM) is relying on the permits of nonprofit organizations to serve alcohol and attract cus- tomers for late-night dance par- ties. AM has been without a liquor license since its first event, May 24. The club is running a public notice in local publications stating a liquor license was applied for July 30. However, according to Office of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner (ABCC) Commissioner Jack Cordrey, the club has yet to apply for a liquor license. "At the current time they have not applied," said Cordrey, noting there have been some is- sues at the club. Rob Dick, Eric Teves, Steve Fallon and Dan Con- tarino were original collaborators on the club. However, according to Dick, only Teves and he are the current owners. In May, CAMP Rehoboth sup- Dredging tion and woody vegetation along the banks. Design future bank stabilization projects to use soil bioengineering to enhance habitat. Provide that slopes of the canal above two feet mean high water are terraced and/or vegetat- ed to stabilize the soils from slid- ing. Plant appropriate vegetation within the intertidal zone along both shorelines of the canal. Plant additional vegetation on the slopes and riparian buffer areas to enhance habitat and s_tabi!ize the banks. Monitor dissolved oxygen and enterococcus bacterial levels in the canal and adjacent water bod- ies to evaluate impacts of dredg- ing on water quality. Mark navigation channel. Use coffer dams and/or turbid- ity curtains during construction to minimize turbidity impacts. Use watertight trucks for haul- ing material. Prohibit marina development on applicant's - Division of Parks and Recreation - land so as not to Continued from page 12 ment tools during dredging activi- ty, include the following: Establish and enforce a no- wake zone to minimize noise ef- fects and promote safety on the canal and to minimize impacts of boat wakes on the slopes and - aquatic species. Also, consider a ban on personal water craft. Restrict dredging from Jan. 1 to Aug. 31 annually to protect fisheries. If dredging occurs be- tween Nov. 1 andApri115 annual- ly, examine dredged material to determine whether diamondback terrapin are being affected. , Undertake snagging and clear- ing operations in a manner that provides navigation safety but al- so encourages biological activity. Prior to operations, a DNREC team should mark the area to min- imize vegetation removal. Redesign proposed rip-rap structure to incorporate soil bio- engineering in the bank stabiliza- MORTGAGE it as a community fundraiser," said Twilley. SCAC could not provide a total of money received from the three fundraisers. Addi- tionally, no one from the organiza- tion monitored the events. There is no mention of any of the five events being fundraisers in adver- tisements published in "Letters from Camp Rehoboth." CAMP Rehoboth Executive Di- rector Steve Elkins said the non- profit received $1,548, resulting from two weekends of alcohol sales at AM. There is no restriction as to how many times a private business can use a nonprofit gathering permit, said Cordrey, who stressed it is the responsibility of the permit owner to insure there is no mis- use. The timing of AM's proposed liquor license application is un- usual in that Teves indicated in May that the club will be closing in September once its lease runs encourage additional boating traf- fic. Appeals of the order directing that permits be granted must be filed within 20 days of the an- nouncement of the decision. The Division of Parks and Recreation has also applied for but not y6t received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engi- [leers. Andrew Keegan photo AM nightclub has been operating without its own liquor li- cense since the club's first event in May. out. The former Ames department store was converted into a 20,000- square-foot bar, complete with a dance floor and three bars. AM was created to fill the void created by the Renegade's recent closing, said Teves. Dick now states the club will not be closing in September, even though that's when its lease ex- pires. "We have no idea what the owners of the property will do, but we could move to another end of the building if needed," said Dick. ,//. Matt Evans "k Supedor Service -k Great Rates -k 2nd Homes, Investments "k Home Equity Loans "k New Condos (302) 226-8500 200 Rehoboth Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Robin Fruehauf