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20 - CAPE GAZETTE,-Friday,'August 29 - September 4, 1997 Dewey Continued from page 18 she said she believes the police are overzealous in Dewey Beach.. "I decided to run because in June I realized that my neighbors and businesses are being subject-. ed to police abuse like none of us have every encountered before." Milton Continued from page 19 townwide gathering for games, food and informational activities, and the Lions Club Fall Fun Fest grew out of the Sizzler. While on duty, Miller made a point of handing out lollipops and engaging youngsters in conversa- tion as he made his" rounds in the police car. Anthony joined the lieutenant in volunteering to coach athletics at the middle school. The lieutenant got permission to build a batting cage at the middle school, and he and his father ac- complished'that after area busi- nesses pitched in with some funds. "A grant allowed three of us to volunteer as Junior Achievement teachers, and we had another grant for Officer Karee VanVorst to keep progress reports on juvenile crime in Milton." Miller said. "The Criminal Justice Council was impressed with the steps we Hill said the town en- forces "un- necessary" or "vague" ordi- nances, and needs to re- view the ex- isting laws before mak- ing new Ones. She said HILL had already taken. The progress reports that VanVorst compiled overwhelmed them with positive numbers. The next thing we knew, they sent representatives who made us aware of funds thit are available through the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. "It's a big honor to be recog- nized like this. They saw us set- ting up model programs that have the potential to be successful else- where," said Miller. Hubert "Mike" Mock, middle school principal, said that the mentoring work that Miller and other officers are providing for his students has made a visible differ- ence in their behavior in school and in town. "The number of kids involved in vandalism, property destruc- tion; drug activity - those numbers have all gone down," Mock said in a recent town council meeting. "More people need to know what our Milton police are doing in our schools. They are certainly serv- ing as role models, and helping us she'd also like to see the town fos- ter a more positive relationship with its businesses. Hill said another reason she de- cided to run Was that it appeared no other candidates were going to challenge the incumbents. "I just felt it would be a too bad if no one else would come for- ward and run," she said. "I felt there should be an election." a lot, and I think they will help us make some big changes in Mil- ton." With only preliminary steps tak- en along the road to a recreational center, Miller can't comment too much on what might happen when and where, but he knows that he is not alone in having hopes and dreams. In the meantime, football train- ing at the middle school is gearing up, and even though he is a ;volun- teer, Miller is the line coach; he is also responsible for conditioning. There may be more grants and a recreation center in the future, but for now, it's time to help middle school athletes prepare for the season. "I'm going to keep striving for' programs; attitudes can 'change. But .I'm there at the middle school, pretty much every day now," he said. "It's a real commit- ment, I am the line coach. It's not like I say maybe I'!1 show up and help with football when I feel like" it." Dewey mulls street paving efforts. By Jen Ellingsworth Dewey Beach-officials are liter- ally taking it to the streets. At the Friday, Aug: 8 town meeting, commissioners and residents dis- cussed the need to re-pave several of Dewey Beach'S streets. Town manager Bill Rutherford said that while some of Dewey's streets are governed by the town, several are state-maintained thor- oughfares. He said additional money for paving of some of the streets may be obtained at the state level, and that the town is taking an aggressive approach to pursuing the funds. Rutherford said every town in the state gets street grant money based on the mileage of its streets and its popu- lation. "We have to put in our re- quest [for street paving] just as every other mun.icipality which has state-maintained streets," said Rutherford. "I felt that of 20 streets in town, 19 of them needed to be re-paved," he said. "I sent a letter, and the legislature said it needed to be 'fine-tuned.'" Rob Marshall, owner Of At- lantic Oceanside Motels on Cullen and McKinley Streets and presi- dent of the Rehoboth Beach- Dewey Beach Chamber of Com- merce, asked if input from busi- nesses would help in garnering money from the state. Rutherford said the town uses letters it receives as a measuring stick to decide which streets need the most attention, and said he en- .courages businesses to write to the town. He said that while the need to re-pave many of the streets is obvious, the town simply does not have the funds to do so at this time. Building Official Bill Miller said he would check into the street paving process used in Rehoboth Beach, and present a recommen- dation at the next meeting. Commissioner Jim Bracken said he thinks several of the town's streets are in poor condi- tion. Bracken said the street- paving task is not unlike the . beach-cleaning issue the town re- cently tackled (Dewey hired an in- dependent firm earlier this month to clean the beach). 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