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Briefly Dewey Beach board meets Oct. 6 The Dewey Beach Board of Ad- justment will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the U.S: Life- saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue, to discuss a request by Anna Legates for a variance to side- and rear-yard requirements of the town&apos;s municipal code. The property is located at 118 Houston St. The second agenda item is a re- quest by Catherine E. Figun for a variance to side- and rear-yard re- quirements of the town code, The board will also discuss ad- ministrative procedures by which it would accept and process hear- ing applications and written com- mentary from the public. Nelson, Rutherford stay on Dewey league board Dewey Beach Civic League board members Joe Nelson and Tom Rutherford were both unani- mously approved for re-election at the league's annual membership meeting Sept. 19. Both men are longtime resi- dents of the Dewey Beach area. Dewey Beach Civic League Presi- dent Bobbi Turk said Nelson has "been with the board since the be- ginning" and Rutherford, manager of Pier Point Marina on Rodney Avenue, is "a very nice addition because he is abusiness person." In other business, the board vot- ed to earmark $600 of its $1,000 budget for donations for the gar- dens at the new Town Hall/police station facility; $100 to the Re- hoboth Beach Public Library; and $200 to the Rehoboth Beach Vol- unteer Fire Department. The league also committed to donating at least $100 to the Dewey Beach lifeguards next season and opted Clarifications A quote attributed to Kenny Vincent in a news brief that ap- peared on page 3 of the Sept. 18 edition, regarding the use of hand- held lasers in Dewey Beach, should have been attributed to Donald Vincent. We apologize for the error. A sentence on page 17 of the school choice story in the Sept. 18 edition should have read, "The state reimbursed the district for $33,112." The error indicated that the district made the reimburse- ment. In the Sept. 18 edition of the Cape Gazette, a photo caption an- nounced that Ryan's Gems and Junk of Rehoboth Beach held .a Beanie Baby raffle to benefit the Sussex Family YMCA's Cam- paign for Kids. However, the name of the winner of the "Princess" and "Erin" Beanies, Aria Rutkauski, was omitted. A total of $800 was raised for the cause and store owners Stan and Denise Kirn want to thank every- one who bought tickets. to increase that donation with residual funds collected by forth- coming membership dues. Sewer construction continues on Route 1 The Sussex County Engineering Department, Utility Construction Division, advises the public that Teal Construction Co. continues sanitary sewer construction along Route 1 and in the Red Mill area. Areas effected include Coventry Avenue, Red Mill Farms and on the east side of the northbound lane of Route 1, north of Five Points. Construction is currently between St. Jude's Catholic Church and the Nassau Bridge. For construction-related infor- mation, call Bill Siegmund at the county engineering field office, 644-4370. The construction trailer is located on Sussex 266B, Nassau Road, by the old Southern States store. For sewer rate information, call 855-7719. Committee meets again on mobile homes A committee named to develop a program of standards for manu- factured housing has set a tenta- tive meeting date at 7 p.m., Tues- day, Oct. 6, in Sussex County Cauncil chambers. The committee introduced proposals for standards of manufacturing and installation of mobile homes at a Sept. 17 workshop. Representatives of the industry and county officials re- viewed suggested standards re- garding model information and in- stallation plans, site preparation and inspection and anchoring and other installation procedures. Of the approximately 50 people who attended the meeting, most expressed the opinion that devel- oping standards is a positive move. However, because the ex- pectation is that the proposals will be voted into law by Sussex Coun- ty Council, many want more study and public input before the issues go before council. Robert Stick- els, county administrator said that industry representatives need to be in agreement before it is in- cluded on the council agenda. He pointed out that the plan for stan- dards and regulations was initiat- ed by those in the manufactured home business. Phyllis McKinley, executive di- rector of the First State Manufac- tured Housing Institute, said that the intent was for self-regulation. She said the industry wants to show that it is willing to police it- self. She agreed that the first draft of proposals needs to be fine- tuned, but she thinks that estab- lishing standards is a positive step. City of Lewes now has Web site on Internet The City of Lewes now has a Web site on the Internet and an e- mail address. Councilman Jim Ip- polito announced the addresses at the Monday, Sept. 14, meeting of the Mayor and Council. The Web site offers information about the city, its local government and the departments and personnel of de- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 25 - October 1, 1998 - 3 partments. The Web site address is <pages.prodigy.net/the city- oflewes/index.htm>. "We're working on an address that will be 'City of Lewes'," said Ippolito, "but we're not there yetY The e-mail address for the city is <thecit,o flewes @ prodigy, net>. Lewes accepts bid for Mulberry Street work Lewes Council members, at their Monday, Sept. 14 meeting, approved a bid of $I77,657, sub- mitted by A.P. CroU Co., for re- construction of street and side- walks on Mulberry Street. Mulberry Street property own- ers who want brick sidewalks in- stead of concrete will have to pay $12 per square foot extra for that option. Charles O'DonneU of George, Miles and Buhr said that a typical 50-foot lot on Mulberry Street. would incur an additional expense of $3,000 for a brick sidewalk. O'Donnell said work on the pro- ject could probably begin within 10 days and be complete before the onset of freezing weather when the peninsula's asphalt paving plants shut down. Lewes shifts date of October meeting The regular meeting of Lewes Mayor and Council in October has been shifted from Monday, Oct. 12, to Monday,. Oct. 19. The rea- son for the shift is because Mon- day, Oct. 12, is the Columbus Day holiday. Lewes Mayor and Council special meeting Sept. 29 Lewes Mayor and Council has set a special meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, to discuss pending litigation. The discussion part of the meeting will be closed to the public. The agenda, howev- er, calls for a return to regular (public session)"for possible ac- tion with regard to pending litiga- tion." Mayor George Smith said he could not comment on the na- ture of the litigation to be dis- cussed. Lewes Project Impact committee to meet A meeting of the City of Lewes Project Impact Steering Commit- tee will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. The meeting will be held at the Lewes Fire Depart- ment, located at 347 Savannah Road in Lewes. Rehoboth board change workshop date The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners will hold its regu- lar monthly workshop Tuesday, Sept. 29, rather than Monday, Sept. 28, as the board members have been invited by Mellon Bank to attend a special gathering at the Riverfront Arts Center to view the Nicholas and Alexandra exhibit. The agenda for the evening is light, with only the usual commit- tee and department reports listed. The 7 p.m. meeting will be pre- Jen EIIbgsworth photo Dewey honors outgoing commissioner Outgoing Dewey Beach commissioner Faith Duncan re- ceives a bouquet of flowers from Mayor Bob Frederick at the town meeting, Sept. 11. Duncan, who has served on the board for the past six years, said she is pleased with what the com- missioners have been able to accomplish in that time. "As I was walking the beach this summer, it was a real pleasure to see such a great beach," said Duncan. "There was a good mix of people and not a lot of loud, obnoxious noise this summer. It was nice to sleep with the windows open. I'm pleased that in six years we've been able to make changes to make this town better." Her fellow commissioners bid her a fond farewell and wished her success in her new pot as president of the Village ImproVement Association. Newly elected com- missioner Bob Spengler will fill the vacancy. Bob Bowden photo Coastal Cleanup a success Adrianne IL Moore, left, assistant vice president and Re- hobeth branch manager at Delaware National Bank, explains the Coastal Cleanup held on Saturday, Sept. 19, along beaches and rivers in Delaware Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey, to Janie and Mike Coyne, and their daughters Claire and Anne. Seen with them at the foot of Rehoboth Avenue is Moore's sis- ter, Carol Olen, right, who also helped with the cleanup. According to Department of Natural Resources and Envi- ronmental Control (DNREC) officials, more than 4,500 volun- teers cleaned up 47,775 pounds of debris, compared to 51,500 pounds last year. In Delaware alone, there were 1,776 volun- teers at 53 locations, who picked up 29,705 pounds of trash. The primary corporate sponsor is Conectiv. Among the usual plastic, rubber, glass, paper, wood, metal and cloth yield of debris, unusual itens were also noted, such as three toilets, a keg of beer with cups, new cabinet doors and vinyl siding. Again this year, preliminary results show cigarette butts to be the No. 1 item collected. Data cards used to record the type and quantity of trash collected will be for- warded to the Center of Marine Conservation, who will com- pile the results. I ceded by a listening post session Rehoboth Cub Scout at 6:30 p.m. signup set Sept. 30 Rehoboth Beach Cub Scout Rehoboth Planners signup is set for 7 p.m., Wednes- change meeting date day, Sept. 30, in the Rehoboth El- The date for the October regular ementary School cafeteria. All meeting of the Rehoboth Beach boys in grades first through fifth Planning Commission has been are eligible to join. For details, call 227-8138. changed from Monday, Oct. 12 to Monday, Oct. 19, due to the Columbus Day holiday. Derrickson seeking 1998 The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m.; the planners are in the Rehoboth Christmas tree process of getting a surey of resi- Bob Derrickson, owner of Carl- dential neighborhoods underway ton's Apparel, is once again as it goes about its neighborhood searching for an appropriate preservation project. Continued on page 4