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8 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 27 - September 2, 1999 Continued from page 7 Ranfile and Paul Marley for help with the signs; Dorothy Lane and Ester Klima for help in puttingup posters; the Rehoboth Beach Bake Shop for its delicious Dan- ishes and bagels; and the Plaza Gourmet for their good cheer and great food. We thank Connie Boland and Pat Belier for help orienting new artists; Ed Stephens for help marking spaces; and Bob Doney and Jeanne Reid for helping &apos;part the waters' the morning after the storm. Thanks to Jack Lewis for his ever-cheerful presence and musical merriment and to Nan- nette Cunliffe, chair emeritus. We give special kudos to the artists who braved the clouds and the pa- trons who came to support the artists. Next year's show will be held Aug. 12-13 and Aug. 19-20. See you all then! Nancy Alexander Executive director Rehoboth Art League Clarification needed on beach enourishment On  .g. 17, President Clinton signed :nto law the Water Re- source; Development Act of 1999. L luded in the act, known as WR[ A-99, is a provision that increas the portion of costs of new be ch renourishment pro- jects tha will be paid by state and local gc rnment. In March of 1995, th ,dministration had an- nounced opposition to funding these p jects because of their cost. T, : sparked criticism from coastal,, ,mmunities, who created the Air:: ican Coastal Coalition (ACC) 3 fight the Administra- tion's, .sition. A yt , r later, Congress passed the Sh;,e Protection Act, declar- ing th. the federal government has a r,,le to play with state and local governments in repairing the nation's eroding beaches. Since 96, Congress also has funded =,! re protection projects at levels lat were at least twice, and as much as four times, the amount recommended by the President. Meanwhile, the Ameri- can Coastal Coalition negotiated with the Administration in an ef- fort to reverse its policy. The passage of the cost-sharing formula change in WRDA-99 was viewed by ACC and mem- bers of Congress as the culmina- tion oi" these negotiations. ACC president Howard Marlowe de- clarec3 "The ball is now in the Admidstration's court. Congress mad.- this important change in the go,d faith belief that the White Huse will now recommend funding new beach renourish- ment projects. "So far, howe"er, the Adminis- tration has made ,- mention of its reaction to this, hange. We are concerned that r s silence is a re- jection of the efforts of members of Congress and the American Coastal Coalition to adopt a poli- cy change meant to deal directly with the Administration's con- cerns about the cost of the federal shore protection program. This is too important an issue to coastal communities throughout the na- tion to be given the silent treat- ment by the White House." The American Coastal Coali- tion has requested a meeting with Administration officials to clarify the White House position. A copy of this lettercan be obtained by calling the ACC at 800-627-5693 or e-mailing the organization at <ACC.Monitor@ mail.netlobby.e om>. American Coastal Coalition Washington, D.C. Support sought for buckle up campaign In the past several months, over 1,000 individuals, and 60 organi- zations have joined with the Buckle Up! First State Coalition in support of House Bill 88 - a pri- mary seatbelt law. We would like to thank each of you who partici- pated in this effort. House Bill 88 was passed by the House of Rep- resentatives by a substantial 3 to 1 margin in May. Unfortunately, the legislative session ended on June 30 before H.B. 88 was brought to the senate floor for a vote. When the General Assembly reconvenes in January 2000, H.B. 88 will continue through the legislative process, where it was stalled June 30.- the Senate Judiciary Commit- tee. It is rare that we are faced with the opportunity to support a law that costs nothing to imple- ment and offers benefits in saving lives and money for Delawareans. We are counting on your contin- ued support of this important pub- lic safety issue. Between now and January, we will be launching a public aware- ness campaign through the media. We also ask you to urge the sena- tors to support H.B. 88 through any of the following means: phone calls to senators' offices at Legislative Hall. personal letters of support petitions of signatures in sup- port of H.B. 88 presentations and discussion of the last issue in meetings of civic organizations and request for endorsements. Again, we ap- preciate your support of H.B. 88 to date and thank you in advance for your continued efforts on be- half of safety on Delaware road- ways. Colleen Hogan-Tinsman Coalition coordinator Thanks for support We would like to thank area merchants for their generous do- nations to the Ladies Auxiliary for our penny party on April 8. Your kindness in donating to this func- tion mide it a success and we are grateful for your help. Elizabeth Wetzstein chairman Penny Party Committee Millvflle Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Cape School Board approves $10.1 million budget for FY2000 By Jim Cresson Cape Henlopen School District Board of Education members unanimously approved a $10. l- million preliminary budget Aug. 12 for fiscal year 2000. As presented by Assistant Su- perintendent Dr. Andy Branden- berger, the local portion of the district's annual operating budget includes projected revenues of $10,120,300. Most of that money will come from the school tax portion of dis- trict residents' annual property tax. At a school tax rate of $1.32 per $100 of assessed property val- ue, Cape Henlopen School Dis- trict has one of the lowest tax rates of any district in Sussex County. But the value of improved prop- erty within the resort district gives the school nearly $8 million in an- nual tax revenues. Income is also derived from athletic events, in- terest income and cost recovery. State equalization and academic excellence appropriations account for $1.7 million in the district cof- fers. Of the projected revenues, the 1999-2000 budget includes ex- penditures of $10,102,400 and a contingency reserve of $17,900. The largest budgetary expenditure is $6.9 million for instructional salaries, employment and bene- fits. Brandenberger noted that the biggest change in budget items this year is a reduction in the funding of new technology, from $200,000 a year over the past few years to $100,000 this year. "We're technology rich right now," Brandenberger said. "We've spent over $700,000 on new technology in the past few years, and we've offset the new purchase reduction a bit by in- creasing the technology curricu- lum budget from a normal $200,000 to $275,000. Some of that can be used for new technolo- gy purchases if needed. We're in good shape." Cape Henlopen High School building operations received a budget line of $187,700. Lewes Middle School was budgeted $128,300 for its building opera- tions. Milton Middle School re- ceived $85,600. H.O. Brittingham Elementary School received $72,100. Shields Elementary School received $75,900, and Re- hoboth Elementary School re- ceived $130,000 for its building operations. School board members voted 6-0 to accept the preliminary bud- get. Board member Barry Porter was absent from the Aug. 12 meeting. .... " ! MPORTANT0000 Public Sale of Resort Properties " near Rehoboth Beach, Delaware SAME DAY 2 PROPERTIES SALE #1 12 NOON LOT 22A SEA AIR MOBILE CITY AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: Don't[ miss this opportunity tO own a vacation home near the beach atAUCTION PRICES! * Very Clean 1966 Singlewide 2 bedrooms & 1 Bath View of Pool * Lg, Screen Porch & 2 Utility Shetls Fenced in Back Yard * Partially Furnished OPEN HOUSE * Central Air ,r Wed. Sept. 1stY" * 5 Minutes from Beach " 4 - 6 pm - I DIRECTIONS: Rt. 1 North to Sea Air Ave., I turn left at PNC Bank and follow Auction Signs. I TES: A 10% deposit to be required on day of sale with the balance due in cash or certified check in 30 days when good unencumbered marketable title will be delivered. BROKER PARTICIPATION: A fee equal to 25% of the gross commission will be paid to the licensed real estate broker/agent whose prospect successfully closes on the property. IFINAIaCING: Purchasers to obtain their SALE #2 2:00 P.M. LOT #70 DOVE KNOLL AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: " Excellent opportunity to own large lot in very nice development with great location at PUBLIC SALE! * Excellent Investment * Restricted Development * Between Lewes & Rehoboth Complete Broker Co-operation Subject to Confirmation E M M E R"T00/00UCT iON ------- ASSOCIATES "We Bring Buyer & Seller Together" own financing. Purchase agreement is not (302) 22%1433 Day * (302) 227-3946 Fax (302) 227-2714 Night subject to financing or qualification, email: auctions@dmv.com www.emmertauctions.com DIRECTIONS: Take Rt. 1 North to Midway, turn right on Melson Road the first stop light directly after movie theaters, then right on Turile Dove to lot # 70..