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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 16 - August 22,1996 - 11 Rehoboth board grants variance to One Easton Street partitioning The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission approved a partition- ing request Monday, Aug. 12 from Dudley Cannada and Monte Meltzer to partition Lot 1 of East- on Street into two separate lots. One Easton Street, which is zoned R-l, totaled 11,081.75 square feet, 117.26 feet wide along Easton and 100 feet deep, improved by a one-story dwelling located in the middle of the prop- erty. The newly-created lots contain 6,081.75 square feet and 5,000 square feet, respectively, which are both in compliance with square footage requirements in R- I zones The owners plan to di- vide the house at the center into two separate structures, with each half undergoing extensive remod- eling as two-story single family dwellings. The proposed setbacks on the trlrst parcel would be 10 feet atthe front, approximately 31 feet at the rear and 6.25 feet on the east side and 9.25 on the west. The second parcel's proposed setbacks are 11.8 feet at front, 31.5 atthe rear, six feet on the east side and seven feet on the west. A request to partition One East- on Street had been granted a cou- ple of years ago; however, the contract on the property fell through and therefore the condi- tions weren't met. Rehoboth Continued from page 10 nario where the board would be inundated with requests from oth- er organizations. "It would he all too easy to give away $50,000 a year. If it's im- portant enough, they can get the money from the community," Sar- gent replied. However, Vincent noted, "We gave the lifeguards $1,000 to par- ty and I've talked to a lot of peo- ple who work here in town whose kids are in Little League. It's a darn shame we can't use our hearts instead of our minds." Konesey then cited the Re- hoboth Public Library's capital campaign and its role in enriching children's minds, but Vincent re- minded her that the city gave the library the building it has now. This caused Cochran to make a motion to give the Little League $1,000, in light of the fact the life- guards received the same, noting "I'm the one who is always saying we need to do more for the youth, although I agree with Jan and Rich about taking it up in the bud- get process." Hyde suggested they put a cap of $1,000 on any re- quests between now and when they begin the next fiscal year in April. With that Vincent jumped on the advice of City Solicitor Walt Speakman and motioned to give the Little League $1,000, but also to impose a moratorium on fund- ing requests for charitable organi- zations until April. Only Konesey and Hyde voted against the motion. Planner Mable Granke voiced her concern over how many ma- ture trees along the perimeter would be removed, to which Building Inspector Susan Freder- ick replied that the new construc- tion would result in the removal of a number of trees. Neighbor Margo Kelly in- formed the Planners she believes that transforming one single fami- ly home into two, "will have a negative impact on the neighbor- hood in terms of noise, etc. I feel very threatened by the fact that the patio will abut my back porch. It will have a very negative effect on my privacy." Kelly then brought up a compli- cated issue that evolved over the development of adjacent St. Michael's Place subdivision, in- volving a three-foot strip of land along the border of Henlopen Acres. Cannada and Meltzer have incorporated the three feet in question into their square footage, asking the Planners to investigate the situation. Cannada assured the Planners that the title search has shown no easement on the parcel, and even without the three feet, they would still have enough land to divide the parcels into conform- ing single lots. Planner Patti Shreeve reminded Kelly that it is not the Planners' place to make rulings over the le- gality of deeds and the propriety of surveys and such a matter may belong in the courts. Kelly replied that if such is the case, she will se- riously consider consulting an at- torney. With all records in order, and the promise to try and retain as many trees as possible, as well as screening the patio area, the board approved the partitioning. owYnA, HoSm00e Ayt 00,OheUBe Cac Ah, T lo00ay, COURTYARDS TOWNHOMES NEWLY DESIGNED VILLAS SINGLE FAMILY t Plantations, there are four distinctive styles of new homes to choose from. Best of all, a selection of each is available to you right now! Our 160-acre private community in Lewes has Courtyards on water, affordable Townhomes, newly designed Villas and custom-built single- family homes. Come to Plantations and tour all of our new models. We're open every day. You'll be intrigued by the variety, the affordability and the beauty. Visit Plantations today -- it's the perfect placel WAImITYll OPPORTUNITY Call us at 302-645-2727 or 800-777-1530, FAX us at 302-645-1984 From Route One, turn west at Midway Shopping Center b'affic light onto Postal Lane, then right on 275.