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Jimtown Continued from page 1 said federal Officials, Caldera sub- mitted a bald eagle management plan that created a 40-acre pre- serve, locked into a permanent conservation easement, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has applauded. During the planning commis- sion public hearing, only one Jim- town resident, Mike Miller, com- mented. He told the commission he did not oppose the develop- ment, but had concerns over sew- er and water service and the safety of neighborhood children when many more cars traveled the un- lined two-lane road, which lacks speed limit signs and has a nar- row, one-way wooden bridge. Caldera Properties' Frank Kea and some Jimtown residents met twice at Miller's home to discuss .these concerns. Out of those meetings, Caldera decided, at its own cost, to black-top Jimtown Road, install and hook-up the 39 houses to Marine Farm's sewer treatment system, run sidewalks and streetlights down Jimtown Road and approach DelDOT about installing caution and speed limit signs. Kea said monthly sewer treat- ment charges would be the only cost residents would have to pay, and, as the state regulates all pri- vate utilities under the Public Ser- vice Commission, the residents would have recourse to a govern- ment agency should concerns arise. Caldera's attorney, Jim Fuquz of Georgetown, submitted a letter into the record from Caldera to the Jimtown residents stating the upgrades the developer agreed to and told the council these up- grades were part of the conditions of approval the developer submit- ted. However, the Jimtown residents did not appreciate these efforts. "The endangered species not being considered here are Jim- town residents," said Cliff Gibbs. "You're going to put a hedge in County council-forms fair housing committee By Karl Chalabala The Sussex County Council will form a committee to investi- gate fair housing initiatives to help county residents afford their own homes. "The homes will be for people in the working class caught in the crunch of finding affordable hous- ing," said county administrator Bob Stickels, who proposed the committee, "We want to try to put together a imple program that will allow working people and young families starting out a chance to own their own home. People are paying more in rent than they would with a 30-year mortgage." The council voted unanimously to form a 16-member committee composed of a powerhouse group of stakeholders invested in the housing market of Sussex County, including state and county agen- cies, Realtors and nonprofits. With affordable housing be- coming increasingly scarce, Stick- els said more and more people are concerned about future housing needs. "Certainly [Citizens Coalition President and committee member] Mike Tyler has brought this to the county many times," said Coun- cilman Vance Phillips. "I have al- ways been wary of affordable housing but the way it's been set out, we may be able to find a win- win situation." Stickels said the committee would weigh a series of require- ments program participants will have to meet. He said he expec_ted to report back on the committee's proposals within four weeks. The requirements Stickels said the committee will examine are intended to make sure the homes go to the people who need them. "Should we have a residency re- quirement?" Stickels asked. "We don't want to make it easier for out-of-staters to get a second home." He also said participants should be employed in the county. "We want to look at income caps. We want the homes integrated into the community. We do not want them set aside," he said. The committee will also look into offering bonus densiues for developers who offer affordable housing, down-payment incen- Continued on page 22 front of my house and separate me from your community. And where are 651 cars going to go on this little road? We got kids back here. We are always last to get right. There is a God, and I don't ' care what kind of decision you make, you're going to have to hold it up to him." Elderly residents expressed ,;oncems over rising property tax- es. "I am on a fixed income," said Lucinda White. "I do not want to have to move because of property taxes. I've seen other people in that situation and (developers) knock down the house and build a new $250,000 one." N CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Oct. 15 - Oct. 18, 2004 - 15 "It's like what they did to West Rehoboth," someone shouted from the audience, drawing ap- plause and shouts of "Amen" from the residents who attended. Still, Jimtown residents were not the only people who voiced their concerns. The bald eagle still drew its supporters. "The best use of this property is a wildlife preserve," said Garrett Von Burke of the Audubon Soci- ety of Delaware. "l'his land is be- ing developed for greed not need." Citizens Coalition President Mike Tyler said growth had ended up managing the county and the cumulative impact.of this devel- opment considered with all the other recent approvals should be a red flag. "Growth cannot continue for the sake of growth," he said. "That is the ideology of the cancer cell." The council, with Councilman George Cole absent that evening, asked very few questions about the development. They deferred action on the development be- cause planning and zoning has not yet offered, a .recommendation. The project will be will be dis- cussed at the next planning com- mission meeting. Council left the record open for written comments for the next 30 days, FREE Deluxe Safety Cover FREE Chemicals FREE Mineral $anitizer FREE Ozonator FREE Excel Plus TM Cabinet FREE Standard Delivery FREE In-Home Orientation |;ifl;IH: F,1,1l:t:l;ltl;t:Bltl,ltLl FREE Fiber Optics 00ReeSWp, FREE Coverlifter "!['1 t,elsure t'lus to the Wawa In Rehchoth Beach SPAS BII.LIARD TA8LES POOLS 866-505-A QUA ( 2 78 2) Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat 9-4 ,, Sun 11-3 (closed Wednesday) MSRP fr a 26O5 SLK 350 ncJudes transp, charge Excludes 11 opens, taxes, t,ffe, o=?s, and ear pep Options, model avill ad ct=l dealer  may vary. ,Roadside As,e repairs may invole charges for parts, seice and towing. At times, these sen,es may be provided by an outs authcfized Mercedesnz . See ealer for details Acce'a:ion rte of 5.4 seconds obtained ,t: manoa tans,nsk: 15.5 seconds w,th automatic transmo). Stated rates  :ce ate bar up AMCr's test track results and may vary depending on rn. enronment and roa surface cCdins, drMn style, elevatn and vehicle k:ad. Please ak*tays ddve responbry, fl,w speed I*ts and ar your seat belt. For e  r 1-eOO-DE - vlelt MBICm. i.g.Burton imports Rt. 1, 1 Mile North of Milford, DE 302.424.3042 In 888.424.3042 www.igburton.com Jimtown Continued from page 1 said federal Officials, Caldera sub- mitted a bald eagle management plan that created a 40-acre pre- serve, locked into a permanent conservation easement, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has applauded. During the planning commis- sion public hearing, only one Jim- town resident, Mike Miller, com- mented. He told the commission he did not oppose the develop- ment, but had concerns over sew- er and water service and the safety of neighborhood children when many more cars traveled the un- lined two-lane road, which lacks speed limit signs and has a nar- row, one-way wooden bridge. Caldera Properties' Frank Kea and some Jimtown residents met twice at Miller's home to discuss .these concerns. Out of those meetings, Caldera decided, at its own cost, to black-top Jimtown Road, install and hook-up the 39 houses to Marine Farm's sewer treatment system, run sidewalks and streetlights down Jimtown Road and approach DelDOT about installing caution and speed limit signs. Kea said monthly sewer treat- ment charges would be the only cost residents would have to pay, and, as the state regulates all pri- vate utilities under the Public Ser- vice Commission, the residents would have recourse to a govern- ment agency should concerns arise. Caldera's attorney, Jim Fuquz of Georgetown, submitted a letter into the record from Caldera to the Jimtown residents stating the upgrades the developer agreed to and told the council these up- grades were part of the conditions of approval the developer submit- ted. However, the Jimtown residents did not appreciate these efforts. "The endangered species not being considered here are Jim- town residents," said Cliff Gibbs. "You're going to put a hedge in County council-forms fair housing committee By Karl Chalabala The Sussex County Council will form a committee to investi- gate fair housing initiatives to help county residents afford their own homes. "The homes will be for people in the working class caught in the crunch of finding affordable hous- ing," said county administrator Bob Stickels, who proposed the committee, "We want to try to put together a imple program that will allow working people and young families starting out a chance to own their own home. People are paying more in rent than they would with a 30-year mortgage." The council voted unanimously to form a 16-member committee composed of a powerhouse group of stakeholders invested in the housing market of Sussex County, including state and county agen- cies, Realtors and nonprofits. With affordable housing be- coming increasingly scarce, Stick- els said more and more people are concerned about future housing needs. "Certainly [Citizens Coalition President and committee member] Mike Tyler has brought this to the county many times," said Coun- cilman Vance Phillips. "I have al- ways been wary of affordable housing but the way it's been set out, we may be able to find a win- win situation." Stickels said the committee would weigh a series of require- ments program participants will have to meet. He said he expec_ted to report back on the committee's proposals within four weeks. The requirements Stickels said the committee will examine are intended to make sure the homes go to the people who need them. "Should we have a residency re- quirement?" Stickels asked. "We don't want to make it easier for out-of-staters to get a second home." He also said participants should be employed in the county. "We want to look at income caps. We want the homes integrated into the community. We do not want them set aside," he said. The committee will also look into offering bonus densiues for developers who offer affordable housing, down-payment incen- Continued on page 22 front of my house and separate me from your community. And where are 651 cars going to go on this little road? We got kids back here. We are always last to get right. There is a God, and I don't ' care what kind of decision you make, you're going to have to hold it up to him." Elderly residents expressed ,;oncems over rising property tax- es. "I am on a fixed income," said Lucinda White. "I do not want to have to move because of property taxes. I've seen other people in that situation and (developers) knock down the house and build a new $250,000 one." N CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Oct. 15 - Oct. 18, 2004 - 15 "It's like what they did to West Rehoboth," someone shouted from the audience, drawing ap- plause and shouts of "Amen" from the residents who attended. Still, Jimtown residents were not the only people who voiced their concerns. The bald eagle still drew its supporters. "The best use of this property is a wildlife preserve," said Garrett Von Burke of the Audubon Soci- ety of Delaware. "l'his land is be- ing developed for greed not need." Citizens Coalition President Mike Tyler said growth had ended up managing the county and the cumulative impact.of this devel- opment considered with all the other recent approvals should be a red flag. "Growth cannot continue for the sake of growth," he said. "That is the ideology of the cancer cell." The council, with Councilman George Cole absent that evening, asked very few questions about the development. They deferred action on the development be- cause planning and zoning has not yet offered, a .recommendation. The project will be will be dis- cussed at the next planning com- mission meeting. Council left the record open for written comments for the next 30 days, FREE Deluxe Safety Cover FREE Chemicals FREE Mineral $anitizer FREE Ozonator FREE Excel Plus TM Cabinet FREE Standard Delivery FREE In-Home Orientation |;ifl;IH: F,1,1l:t:l;ltl;t:Bltl,ltLl FREE Fiber Optics 00ReeSWp, FREE Coverlifter "!['1 t,elsure t'lus to the Wawa In Rehchoth Beach SPAS BII.LIARD TA8LES POOLS 866-505-A QUA ( 2 78 2) Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat 9-4 ,, Sun 11-3 (closed Wednesday) MSRP fr a 26O5 SLK 350 ncJudes transp, charge Excludes 11 opens, taxes, t,ffe, o=?s, and ear pep Options, model avill ad ct=l dealer  may vary. ,Roadside As,e repairs may invole charges for parts, seice and towing. At times, these sen,es may be provided by an outs authcfized Mercedesnz . See ealer for details Acce'a:ion rte of 5.4 seconds obtained ,t: manoa tans,nsk: 15.5 seconds w,th automatic transmo). Stated rates  :ce ate bar up AMCr's test track results and may vary depending on rn. enronment and roa surface cCdins, drMn style, elevatn and vehicle k:ad. Please ak*tays ddve responbry, fl,w speed I*ts and ar your seat belt. For e  r 1-eOO-DE - vlelt MBICm. i.g.Burton imports Rt. 1, 1 Mile North of Milford, DE 302.424.3042 In 888.424.3042 www.igburton.com