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Cape eltte IIIPWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER lS- MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010 3 Briefly))- Delaware confirms first flu .case in Sussex Delaware's Division of Public Health reported Monday, Oct. 11, the state's laboratory confwmed the fwst case of influenza for the 2010-11 flu season. The Delaware Public Health Laboratory con- firmed Friday, Oct. 8, that a Sus- sex County infant under age 1 had type A/I-I3 influenza. The child is recovering at home. "It is not unusual for children to be among the first to fall ill from influenza," said Dr. Karyl Rattay, Division of Public Health (DPH) director. She said the strain the child has is included in the current flu shot, and every: one older than 6 months should get the vaccinations. This year's flu vaccine protects individuals from seasonal flu strains and the H1N1 virus. For the 2010-11 flu season, DPH has provided 27310 doses of flu vac- cine to health providers enrolled in the Vaccines for Children pro- gram. This federal program sup- plies vaccine nationwide for chil- dren enrolled in Medicaid, unin- sured children and children with insurance that does not cover vaccines. DPH continues to con- duct scheduled flu vaccination Clinics statewide. For a complete listing of DPH flu shot clinics, go to dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/flu- climcs.html. DPH monitors the occurrence of influenza and influenzahe ill- ness in all hospitals and selected long-term-care facilities, large businesses and stand-alone med- ical clinics. The Centers for Dis- ease Control and Prevention col- lects this information from across the country to track trends. During the 2009-10 sea- son, 2,247 cases of influenza were confirmed in Delaware; Appeals on Sussex County Council agenda Two appeals of planning and zoning commission denials are on the Tuesday, Oct. 19 Sussex County Council agenda. Council will discuss appeals by Keith. Properties Inc. for Marina Cove Estates near Dagsboro and Dia- mond State Community Land Trust for a housing project near Laurel. Also on the agenda is a discussion on proposed wind turbine regulations. Meetings take place at 10 a.m. in the county administration building on The Circle in downtown George- town. See a full agenda at sussex- countyde.gov. Inlet bridge lane will close briefly Oct. 20 State transportation officials said two activities will be occur- ring in the vicinity of the Indian River Inlet bridge next week. The fight lane and shoulder of northbound Route 1 over the bridge will be closed from9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, to al- low the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environ- mental Control to make repairs to its sand bypass syem. The work is expected to last no more than one hour. Crews will be in the inlet Sat- urday, Oct. 23, and Stmday, Oct. 24;to conduct an underwater in- spection of the existing bridge. There will be no lane closures or traffic delays caused by the in- spection, which occnrs' every six months. Booth to earn S(00O,O00 in new Sussex Tech job Sen. Joe Booth, R-Georgetown, recently accepted a position with Sussex Technical High School. As communi- ty business and industry liaison, Booth will be com- pensated nearly $60,000 per year with cost of benefits to- taling more Joe Booth than $17,000. The senator's salary information was provided by Sussex Techni- cal School District following a Freedom of Information Act re- quest. According to lean! Maloney, administrative secretary to the superintendent, the school dis- trict said the community liaison position will ultimately be fund- ed through a combination of state and federal grants that sup- port business, community and school partnerships; for the time being, the position is funded with local dollars. In a press release, e senator said he is honored td have been chosen for the position. The economic downturn has affected his small dry-cleaning business, which caused him totseek other employment to support his fami- ly, he said. Booth is running unopposed for his 19th District Senate. seat. Last month, Booth narrowly de- feated fellow Republican Eric Bodenweiser in the primary elections. Rehoboth leaf collection starts Oct. 18 Rehoboth Beach will begin collecting leaves beginning Monday, Oct. 18, and ending May 13, 2011. Residents are asked to comply with the following guidelines: leaves are to be at the curb line, grass clip lngs should be bagged and put out on regular trash day, tree limbs must be put into separate piles and tied in 50- pound bundles and no building materials will be collcte d. Foreign material - such as lumber, bricks, tre{ branches, garden or flower-bed Stalks- are also prohibited from being mixed in with the leaves. If those materials are found, the leaf pile will not be picked up, and a sepa- rate fee will be charged. Those materials can cause personal in- juries to those working the ma- chines and damage the leaf ma- chine itself. The collection schedule is as follows: Monday - Boardwalk to Scarborough Avenue, Prospect, Queen, St. Lawrence, Rodney and Norfolk gtreets and Lake Drive; Tuesday - Boardwalk to Scarborough Avenue, Stockley, New Castle, Hickman, Laurel, Brooklyn, Munson and Philadel- phia streets; Wednesday - Delaware, Wilmington, Christ- ian streets, Country Club Es- tates, State Road, Lee Street, School Lane, New Castle Street Extended, Stockley Street Ex- tended, Scarborough Avenue Ex- tended and Silver Lane; Thurs- day - Canal, Grove and Sixth streets, Rehoboth Avenue, Sus- sex, Kent, Dover, Gerar, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Easton streets, Bal- timore, Maryland, Olive and W[r: ginia avenues, First, Second and Felton streets; and Friday  Lake- view, Grenoble, Lake, Pennsylva- nia, Oak, Park, Columbia and Henlopen avenues, St. Michael's and Easton streets. All leaves must be out early on collection day morning. If not, leaves will be picked up the next scheduled day. There will be no backtracking for pickups. UNION SUPPORTS WORKERS Yard waste meeting set Oct. 20 in Georgetown Beginning Saturday, Jan. 1, Delaware Solid Waste Authority landfills in Kent County and Sus- sex County will no longer accept yard waste commingled with regular trash. Landfills will still accept yard waste if it is separate from other trash. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) regulates the landfills and says eliminating yard waste will save space and cut greenhouse gasses. The de- partment will hold a meeting from 6"30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Georgetown li- brary, 123 W. Pine St. The meet- ing will include a presentation on the new yard waste rules and a discussion of why DNREC wants to keep yard waste sepa- rate from trash. Department offiCials say resi- dents can manage yard waste on their properties through mulching and compost, by ar- ranging pickup or establishing a communitywide management system. For more information, contact Jim Short of DNREC's Division of Waste and Hazardous Sub- stances at 302-739-9403 or visit dnrec.delaware.gov/yardwaste/P ages/Default.aspx. Amateur radio association to meet The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex Amateur Radio As- sociation will be Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Marvel Museum, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown. Federal Communications Com- mission license testing for all levels begins at 6'30 p.m. An in- formal social starts at 7 p.m., with the meeting beginning at tions are Unfounded. He the  is not required to drywall and metal stud framing for the 7".30 p.m. The meeting is open m anyone who has an interest in amateur radio. For more infor- mation, visit sussexamateurra- dio.com. Final walking tour of Milton steps off Oct. 16 The public is invited to join. Milton Historical Society staff and volunteers at 10 am., Satur- day, Oct. 16; for a walking tour of the town once known as Head of Broadkill. Milton has a rich ar- chitectural heritage, with 198 structures listed on the National Register 9 f Historic Places. The ..to. - ' ;  - -----/ -: -:. :arly history and include a discussion on the ship captains and seafar- ng men who called Milton ome, The tour will last approx- imately 90 minutes and covers a little more thana mile, Sturdy shoes, plenty of sunblock and hats are recommended, Weather permitting, the tour steps off from the Milton Historical Soci- e 210 Union St. Members are free and nonmembers are $5. Wagamon's parking restrictions ease MiltOn Town Council last month voted to allow parking on both sides of streets in Waga- mon's West Shores. The council voted unanimously, with the ex- cep'tion of Councilman Norman Lester and Mayor Cliff New- lands, who recused themselves because they live in the develop- ment. The vote reversed the de- cision made in 2003 whe,the development was being built. Newlands said the street, at 28 feet wide, curb to curb, is plenty wide for any vehicle to pass safe- ly. Most residents have a parking garage and a driveway as well, so it is rarely an issue, Newlands said. Water council to discuss Rehoboth plans The Delaware Clean Wirer Advisory Council will !'m*ld a meeting beginning at 9 a.m., Wednesday,-Oct. 20, at the Kent County administrative complex, Room 220, 555 South Bay Road, Dover. The agenda includes .Delaware Clean Water Advisory Council updates, council's 100th meeting; environmental impact statement scoping meeting for Rehoboth Beach wastewater dis- posal options, University of Delaware land-application study, second fiscal year 2010 dean-wa- ter state revolving fund notice-i of-intent project solicitation, and the Thursday, Oct. 28 workShop on statewide wastewater facili- ties assessment. There will also be administra- tors' reports on funds and proj- ects. For details, call 302.-739- 9941.