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Planners Continued fx, om page 14 ommendation to install permanent vehicle counter on Rehoboth Av- enue to monitor during peak times in an effort to determine whether extra police are needed for traffic control. "I'm not sure how the Planners come into this - how do we polite- ly introduce our perspective?" Scala wondered. The Planners voiced mixed feel- ings on pursuing a parking garage, which is considered by many to be financially unfeasible, as it would only be used during peak times in the summer. The Planners decided to send all but the police-related concerns to the advisory commit- tee and contact Main Street con- cerning the matter. Garey, who also heads up the Rehoboth Main Street member- ship committee, said having pe- rused a Main Street document on downtown parking problems and solutions, said the number of parking spaces within Rehoboth Beach is "huge" compared to oth- er cities. "But this doesn't address the fact that people use the park- ing who are not going to the com- mercial district," he said. Scala threw out a suggestion they expand the permit zones into the R2 areas where there are presently meters and do away with meters completely, but institute a two-hour parking limit in the un- metered commercial area. He cited the need to strengthen Main Street involvement in park- ing and traffic concerns and pre- sent that group with suggestions, which Garey did at the Sept. 11 Main Street board meeting. Main Street mulls clean up Garey was hoping that he would receive the Main Street board's blessings Sept. 11 on his proposed ordinances governing unsightly storefronts, merchant responsibili- ty for overflowing city trash con- tainers, extending the season for merchant responsibility to keep sidewalks clean and for snow re- moval, as he was ready to present these drafts to the commissioners at the Sept. 13 meeting. However, Garey will have to postpone his presentation until the next workshop session (Sept. 30) at the earliest, as the Main Street board asked for more time to study his proposals. Garey's ordinance relating to storefronts would put a clamp on unsightly window coverings (usu- ally found in the off season when stores close up), promote public safety and improve community ambiance by requiring that the material be transparent. If it isn't transparent, it would have to con- form to the city's stringent sign ordinance. The second proposal would re- quire any business serving carry out food or beverages to insure that all public waste containers within 50 feet of their business be inspected at least every two hours while the business is open and pick up trash around the container as well as remove the trash once it is full and inform the city to pick up the bag. Merchants would also be required to sweep their side- walks at least once a day from April 1 to Dec. 31 instead of just during the summer months as now required. Merchants or the building own- ers would be responsible for snow and ice removal on sidewalks and the boardwalk in front of their es- tablishments. Home occupation a plus The Planning Commission be- lieves that allowing people to work out of their homes in a resi- dential area would promote year round business, increase Re- hoboth's working age population, lessen dependence on tourism and regulate a practice that occurs ille- gally anyway. Garey fashioned a draft ordi- nance which they will present to the commissioners in hopes it is given to City Solicitor Walt Speakman for structuring into a workable legal document. Garey's draft would require that the dwelling be the permanent dwelling of at least one of the principles of the business and no more than 1,000 square feet or 50 percent of the home could be used as an office. There may be no external signs and the maximum number of em- ployees, including principles, could not exceed five. Client vis- its could not exceed 10 per week. Deliveries a concern The Planners revisited concerns broached at their August meeting on the topic of delivery vehicles overrunning the commercial area, ignoring loading zone laws and the 20-minute limit in which they may deliver goods. There are 13 loading zones out- lined in the present ordinance - none on Baltimore Avenue, from where many complaints of blocked traffic derive. The Planners noted that the trac- tor trailers don't fit into the load- .ing zones and smaller vehicles of- ten don't use them. Garey's report states that the present code isn't being enforced. Citing various problems, he sug- gests that deliveries be limited to a certain time, such as a cut off of noon or even 10 a.m. However, he cites problems with this approach, as well as lim- iting vehicle size or length of time in delivery. Much of the problem could be solved, he believes, by adding manpower during unload- ing. Planner budget addressed Campbell suggested the Plan- ners seek a budget from the city of $5,000 to be used for technical as- sistance in implementing the LP. "In the long run it will save the city money, as we can get things in better legal shape before pre- senting them to the commission- ers," Planner Betty Ann Kane ad- vised. It was decided to itemize proposed budgetary costs to be considered at the next meeting, slated'for Tuesday, Oct. 15. CAPE GAZETrE, Friday, September 13 - September 19,1996 - 15 37th District Continued from page 12 state is now also dealing with de- centralization of the Department of Public Instruction. "We need to let our schools figure out how to spend tax dollars, not DPI," said Schroeder. He also said the state has now funded an alterna- tive school, near Bridgeville, for disruptive students. But the goal continues to be to get them back into the main stream as quickly as possible. Differ on vouchers Crystal and Schroeder differed on the concept of vouchers for pri- vate school education. "I oppose public dollars for pri- vate schools," said Schroeder. "I think we're obligated to make the public schools the best we can. Public schools have to take all the • students. Don't send our money to private schools - improve our public schools." "We differ on that," said Crys- tal. "Adding dollars doesn't help. Competition breeds excellence. By allowing people vouchers for education - to spend at public or private schools - schools would then have to compete for teachers and students. I think school choice is a first step. 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Always delicious. • • Pasta with clam sauce, red or white • • FRESH CATCH • • At least 2 varieties, may be charcoal broiled, grilled, blackened or sauteed. • • Fettuccine Alfredo • • Chicken Parmagiana • • Grilled Chicken sewed on fresh green salad bed • • Duckling A la Orange • • New York Strip with fresh cut French Fries • • RACK OF LAMB • • 1/2 New Zealand rack of lamb • • Burger and Fries - This is beyond your imagination of what a burger can be. • • PRIX FIXE MENU $21 • Choose from this menu plus any listed starter and dessert. • • (A glass of premium wine may be substituted for starter or dessert) • • ===:====:=====:=:::::====== • • KIDS UNDER 12 MENU $3 • (we will buy them or feed them!) • Choose from: • Fried Chicken Breast Pasta Fettuccine with red or white sauce • Flounder - Fried or Broiled • Burger • Jumbo Hot Dog Pistachio Pacific Rock • (includes a soft drink or milk, fries, or a starch and vegetable.) 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