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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Oct. 19 - Oct. 25, 2001 - 15 RBHA: Concerned members forge new directions, initiatives By Trish Vernon A group calling themselves Concerned Members of the Re- hoboth Beach Homeowners Asso- ciation (RB.HA) are expected to come out in full force at the annu- al meeting Saturday, Oct. 20, at All Saints' Parish Hall. L While the main thrust of the 10 a.m. meeting is to hear a presenta- tion by Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) offi- cials and JMT engineers on the Rehoboth Avenue Streetscape Im- provement Project, and to elect new board members, there are: other issues concerned members want addressed. The primary issue at hand stems from the Oct. 2000 meet- ing, which ended on a sour note when members, some of whom joined up as they walked into the room, closely defeated a motion to remove the power of municipal election endorsement from the general membership and put it in the hands of the board. Earlier this year, a letter went Out from RBHA President Mary Campbell announcing that the board had decided it would take on the authority of endorsements anyway, explaining that the 35 people attending the Oct. meeting were not representative of the membership at large. This missive didn't sit well go with Option A with some mod- ifications." Option A, while it warrants a traffic light is the most similar in configuration to the present lay- out and is the lowest in cost. While she said she has no prob- lem with a circle, Shreeve noted her concern about tearing out some large trees in that vicinity. "Howe;er if it's safer and better it's OK. After all, it's a one hun- dred year change." "We're willing to look at any solution Rehoboth wants to go for," Moghissi reiter- ated. "We'll look at the facts and data and come up with recom- mendations and if it doesn't work DelDOT will correct it." Roundabout Continued from page 12 to bring a level of confidence to this," he added. Commissioner Betty Ann Kane said: "I'm comfortable with the roundabout and impressed with the thought that's gone into it - I'm at my confidence level." However, Commissioner Don Derrickson's reaction was the op- posite. "My confidence level is- n't there at all and doubt that it ever will get there. As they say, 'I'm no chicken, but I know when an egg s rotten.' I think you are making a big mistake and I say we with a number of members, many of whom attended the Oct. meet- mg and the Concerned Members were eventually conceived. "We've been meeting once a week since July and attracting anywhere from fifteen to thirty people," said Bill Bahan, a former RBHA board member who was endorsed by the group in his failed 1996 run for mayor. Bahan, who had let his membership lapse until this controversy evolved, said "People were asking ques- tions and not getting an- swers and I BAHAN found the lack of response from the board and not following the by-laws very disturbing." While the primary goal of the concerned members is to reverse the board's decision on endorse- ments - and no endorsements of any kind were bestowed this past August - there are other goals as well. They have voiced unhappi- Continued on page 16 This is a picture of Joseph E Salisbury, St. tesday, October 3, 2001, around p.m., Joe went for a walk on Lewes Town Beach., He was found two days later in the northern part of Cape Henlopen State Park on Friday,-October 5, 2001, dehydrated and malnourished. He was air- lifted to Beebe Medical Center where he remaified, recuperating, until the following Wednesday, October 10, 2001. He is now at home. Joe suffers from Alzheimer's Disease. no words, thoughts, feelings or prayers capable of describing the Joe's family and I have for all those who participated, ,to his rescue,and recovery. BELOW are  oups d persons who showed the Salisbury family such an determination and grace under awful pressure and the efforts of those whoml must acknowledge ,,Department, Creek, Who A 1st Pair $40 off 2nd Pair $60 Off ,olrt. offr o ."lJrO, t2 pio$, NO qld o1 o.." rchit, O,?!e,l rr:,6tctol . Sd Food I, ion Shopping Center Rehoboth Beach (302) '226-8800 Sitters: Rboth Beach Police Media on Center, the Carolyn Ludwig, Many Prayer Groups. ' ' . . God bless each and every one of you. Thank you. Kate Salisbury: