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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 22 - August 28, 1997. 15 Seven vie for three seats in Henlopen Acres By Jen Ellingsworth The Town of Henlopen Acres will hold its annual municipal election on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. until noon at Town Hall at 104 Tidewaters. Seven candidates will vie for three seats, those of incumbent commissioners Thomas Lewis, Richard Barros and James Mal- oney. The amount of candidates is the largest in recent years. The term for a commissioner is two years. Any person 18 years or older who is a United States citizen and a bonafide resident of Henlopen Acres is eligible to vote. A questionnaire was sent to each of the candidates by the Cape Gazette. The individuals were asked to respond to questions de- signed to inform readers of their vision for the town and what they feel they can accomplish if they are selected. The following is a brief synop- sis of each candidate's response. Thomas Lewis Henlopen Acres Mayor Thomas Lewis is a retired newspaperman of 14 years. He has been married for 53 years, and has two children and five grandchildren. Lewis, a lifelong Delawarean, came to Hen- Iopen Acres in 1983 and became a full-time resi- dent in 1988. Having served eight years as a commission- er and the last LEWIS four years as the mayor, he said he has seen many accomplishments and changes in town. He cited the in- stallation of the water treatment plant as being one of the most pos- itive changes. He was also directly associated with changing the type of management from the commit- tee-town clerk organization to a town manager-run operation. Lewis was instrumental in the creation of a new town hall, as well as a security operation with 24-hour communication, the new radio communication system in Murder Continued from page 13 area," said Lewis: Maryland police charged him as a Delaware fugitive. "He will be returned to Delaware pending ex- tradition," said Lewis, who said he did not know how long that process would take. Police are ex- pected to charge him with at- tempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Anyone with information about the incident should call detectives at Troop 4, 856-5850 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-847- 3333. operation from town hall, the repaving of all the streets and the semi-annual newsletter to keep the residents informed. During his tenure, the town has also become active with the Asso- ciation of Coastal Towns (ACT), the Delaware League of Local Governments and the Delaware Rural Water Association. The town is also in contact with the Sussex County Emergency Center daily about current and upcoming weather conditions, and town hall is one hundred percent computer- ized. He said he would like to return to his post as commissioner for one more term to see the renova- tion of the marina completed and to have the town storm drain sys- tem upgraded. Continued on page 16 Now that the Johnsons built their dream kitchen, they hardly ever eat out. Mal00e It Hapl00n Now you can make all those home improvements you've been dreaming about simply by writing a check. With our Wish List Line of Credit, we'll show you how you can use the equity in your home to access the money you need to renovate and redecorate at a great rate. Our special introductory rate is just what you need to get started. And, if you suddenly decide your new room needs new furniture, too just write another check. You'll only pay interest on the amount that you use and, in most cases, it's tax deductible.** If you prefer, we also have Wish List Loans with fixed interest rates. Simply stop by anywhere you see our name, or call us at 1-800-814-8386. We'll show you the best way to get everything on your wish list. We're one of the strongest financial institutions in the country. Together, we can make it happen. Wl LM I NGTON TRUST THE STRENGTH To MAKE T H IrN GS HAPPEN DELAWARE: 56 convenient locations MARYLAND: Ocean City Salisbury PENNSYLVANIA: Lionville Media West Chester Westtown The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) applies to new Home Equity Advance lines of credit: The maximum APR is 20% in Delaware and Maryland and is 18% in Florida and Pennsylvania. Property insurance is required. Rates are adjusted quarterly. Rates are subject to change without notice. The annual fee for a Home Equity Advance line of credit is waived for the first year and does not apply in Maryland. Fees paid to third parties to open a Home Equity Advance line of credit range from $175 to $930, depending on the state in which the property is located. **Consult your tax advisor regarding deductibility of interest. 1997 Wilmington Trust Corporation. Affiliates in Delaware Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Member FDIC. BIIIIt mlml LENDER