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4- CAPE GAZ,Friday, OCtober 9  -October 15', 1"998 Continued from page 3 conduct free home security sur- yeys for those with homes within the city limits. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes and the owner is then given a checklist with suggestions on how to im- prove the security. The owner, a responsible party or a real estate management agent must be pre- sent at the time of the survey and appointments can be scheduled at convenient times. Anyone wish- ing tO have a survey conducted can contact Patrolman John "Jay" Pierson at 227-2577. l}t'll:H'C SIIIc Police l)ri iu I/rider lilt' h111ucncc Rcl).rl Rehoboth city offices closed on Columbus Day The City of Rehoboth Beach administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, in ob- servance of Columbus Day. The city will not pick up trash on that day. Trash throughout the cty will be picked up Tuesday, Oct. 13. l'roop 7' Ro:d lip el the }cck: Hazardous waste to be collected in Rehoboth A special collection of house.-' hold hazardous waste (HHW) will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat- urday, Oct. 17, in the parking lot adjacent to Rehoboth Beach Con- vention Center: behind the fire hall. These materials include flam- mable, poisonous, corrosive and explosive, from out-of-date pre- scription medicine, to bleach, sol- vents and old swimming pool chemicals. Other HHW materials include antifreeze, auto batteries, used motor oil mixed with other fuels, fungicides, herbicides, pes- ticides, gunpowder, wood stain, strippers, varnish, fluorescent bulbs, disinfectants, drain cleaner, floor wax, oven and toilet clean- ers, and moth balls. Friable asbestos, unknown sub- stances greater than a gallon or 8 pounds or radioactive materials, is not acceptable. For details on the free program, call 800-404-7080. Hickman Hotel robber nabbed Nathaniel Coleman, 38, last known address at Hickman Hotel in Millsboro, is being detained at Wicomico County, Md., Deten- tion Center, pending extradition to Delaware for his role in an alleged Millsboro robbery Sunday, Oct. 4. He is facing trespassing and disor- derly conduct charges in Mary- land; Delaware has warrants to ar- rest him for first-degree robbery, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and felony theft. According to Cpl. Walter New- ton, Delaware State Police spokesman, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Oct. 4, a 64-year-old Ocean View man who was staying at the Hickman Hotel, answered a knock on the door, and Coleman alleged- Coleman apparertly told the vic- tim he was searching for some- One. " Newion said the victim com- plied, but Coleman did not find the person for whom he was searching. Coleman and the vic- tim then returned to the hotel, where Coleman allegedly fol- lowed the victim into his hotel room. Newton said Coleman al- legedly produced a large knife, then took the victim's wallet con- taining some cash and the keys to his green, 1979 Oldsmobile Delta 88. Coleman then allegedly fled in the vehicle. Monday, Oct. 5, Wicomico Sheriff's deputies arrested Cole- man while he was on foot. A computer check and call to Delaware State Police revealed that a Vehicle located near where Coleman was arrested matched the description of the Hickman Hotel victim's stolen car. Suspicious person lost at inlet bridge Delaware State Police are seek- ing the whereabouts of a person they believe may have jumped over the Indian River Inlet bridge Saturday, Oct. 3. According to Cpl. Walter Newton, state police spokesman, at 12:37 a.m., a troop- er patrolling Route 1 in the south- bound lane noticed a male walk- ing along the bridge in the north- bound lane. The trooper turned around at the end of the bridge to return to _check on the person, but the person had vanished The U.S, Coast Guard and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control were summoned to help search the waterway, but their ef- forts were fruitless. Police be- lieve the person was a male, ap- proximately 5 feet 8 inches and of thin build. He may have been wearing a brown or black sweat shirt and jeans. A shirt was found in the area where the person was last seen. Police are asking any- one who may have information about the incident to call Troop 7 at 644-5020. Submit snow removal reimbursement Nov. 1 The Delaware Department of Transportation has issued a re- minder to all eligible community organizations that the deadline for snow removal reimbursement ap- plications, for snow removal ser- vices conducted within residential developments or communities, outside of incorporated areas, is Nov. 1. The Snow Removal Re- imbursement Policy, created by H.B. 544, became effective July 1, 1996. Local leaders of community civic associations, neighborhood alliances or homeowners associa- tions are asked to submit complet- ed applications to the appropriate DelDot district office prior to the deadline to qualify for reimburse- ment, If no application is submit- tedby the deadline or the applica- Sussex County, the contact person is Dennis Hughes, at 856-5412. The Snow Removal Reimburse- ment Policy is subject to the fol- lowing conditions: The reimbursement is for con- tracted snow removal services for snowstorms impacting the street within a residential development or community; The reimbursement is for 75 percent of the actual cost of snow removal, not to exceed 75 percent of an annual cost determination analysis made by the department. * Snow removal services eligi- ble for reimbursement are those for snow removal from streets within a residential development or community that have been ded- icated to the state and accepted for perpetual maintenance by the de- partmen t. Eligible organizations are civic associations, neighborhood alliances, homeowners' mainte- nance associations or similar groups charged with maintaining public areas in a residential com- munity, outside the boundaries of a municipality. Umbrella civic as- sociations can make application on behalf of their member organi- zations so long as they provide a list of the other associations for which they are making applica- tion; In order to be eligible for re- imbursement, a snowfall must ex- ceed 4 inches, as determined by the department. Official measure- ments for snow depth will be pro- vided by the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. W'dmington College tO hold open house Oct. 14 In an effort to introduce the new Wilmington College Family Learning Center, which is to ope n in January ,1999, in what is now the Mellon Bank building at 41 Rehoboth Ave., an open house is planned for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14. Priscilla Rakestraw, director of business development for Wilm- ington College, requested to have the usual Rehoboth Beach Con- vention Center rental fee waived for the event. The Board of Com- missioners approved the request, 5-2, since City Manager Greg Fer- rese had suggested the open house, hosted by college President Dr. Audrey Doberstein, as a way to introduce the programs and courses to the community. The college will kick off its Re- hoboth offerings with a first series of seminars, 7-9 p.m., at Brighton Suites on Wilmington Avenue, while construction is underway at the bank site. They include "In- stant News - CNN Reports," Oct. 20; "Saving Our Beaches," Nov. 10; and "Crime Prevention," Dec. 1. Admission will be $5 and reservations will be taken at 856- 5780. In other matters, Cooper asked that they defer appointments to the Planning Commission and Parks and Shade Trees Commis- sion until next month. There was one vacancy on the Planning FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 28 TO OCTOBER 4, 1998 DATE LOCATION 09/29/98 Rt. 1 and. Sussex 270A, west of Roboth 09/29/98 Rt. I and Sussex 12, west of Lewes 09/29/98 Rt I and Sussex 268A, west of Lewes 10/01198 Rt. I and Midway Shopping Center parking Iot 10/02/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes 10/0:3198 Rt. 1 and Sussex 275A, north of Rehoboth 10104198 Rt. I and Route 9, south of Lewes TYPE #5 #4 #4 #3 #2 #2 #5 ,, : .........  ........... i;, :: ,;:: ....  , , , iiii : I Route I accident information provided by Delaware State Police Troop Z FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 28 TO OCTOBER 4, 1998, Troop 7 Sussex County gent County New Castle County 7 23 14 25 Of the 62 people arrested for DUI, 28 were Involved in accidents. tendered his resignation, leaving two vacancies on the seven-mem- ber board. Sussex veterans cemetery receives federal grant The new state veterans ceme- tery in Sussex County received $941,430 from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) last week for the second phase of work on its 60-acre site on Sussex 318, next to the Stockley Center. Congressman Michael N. Cas- tle announced the grant, Oct. 1, saying, "Our veterans have made great sacrifices to protect freedom and democracy and should always be remembered in life and death." The new cemetery is the second state Cemetery to be built in Delaware. It will primarily serve approxi- mately 27,000 veterans and their eligible family members in Sussex County. The first state veterans cemetery was built in the late 1980s in New Castle County, just north of Summit Bridge. The VA state cemetery grants program is designdd to establish, expand, or improve 40 state veter- ans cemeteries by providing matching funds on a 50-50 basis. New Dewey hotel. gets preliminary nod A new 48-unit hotel for Route 1 between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach has received pre- liminary approval from the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission. The commission voted on Thursday, Sept..24 to give prelim- inary approval to the four-story, 48-unit facility. The hotel, known simply on the planning and zoning application as Dewey Beach Ho- tel, will be located at Route 1 and Josephine Street. Sewer bills mailed to residents On Sept. 29, capitalization fee Rehoboth Sewer Project. Bill amounts are based on parcel size as follows: 5,000 square feet or less costs $250; 5,001 square feet to 9,999 square feet, $375; and lots greater than 10,000 square feet, $500. The rates are the same as those charged for the first two phases of the West Rehoboth Sewer Project. For improved lots, the bill will not be due until connection to the sewer system occurs or approxi- mately Sept. 30, 2000. Partial payments through the due date will be acc'epted and low income residents may qualify for deferral. Salt Pond developments face rough week Two proposed development projects near Salt Pond, located just north of Bethany Beach, have either been withdrawn or denied by Sussex County. One project for a 100-unit hotel has been withdrawn at the request of the developer. Approval for. the project can be reapplied for by the developer, DMV Partnership. The second project, a major recreational complex featuring ap- proximately 16 tennis courts, oth- er recreational amenities, an 18- unit hotel and a fitness center, was denied 4-1 by Sussex County Council at its Sept. 29 meeting. ' County Council President Dale Dukes voted for the project, say- ing it would provide needed recre- ation for the area. Dukes also noted that there are a number of restrictions on the de- velopment that should help ad- dress concerns of neighbors, many of whom opposed the pro- ject. Among the restrictions is a limit that the hotel can not be larger than 18 units. County Council Vice President Finley Jones cited inland bays concerns and said he was con- cerned about the increase in densi- ty that the project would create. ly asked the victim to drivehim to tioi:is incomplete the organiza- Commission until Monday, Sept. bills were mailed to property own- "It is a residential area," Jones