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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25- MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 21 Dogs Continued from page 16 the county's costs. Councilman Sam Wilson, R-Georgetown, said he didn't un- derstand why the county would impose regulations when the problem could be corrected in other ways. Wilson, who owns a small manufactured home park, said as park owner he deals directly with issues such as ex- cessive noise. "I tell them to take care of their dog or move," he said, add- ing community's homeowners' associations should deal with barking dogs. "To be honest, I have more trouble with boom boxes riding by," he said. Councilwoman Joan Deav- er, D-Rehoboth Beach, voted against deferring action on the ordinance, saying it was another delay to enacting the ordinance. Kent SPCA has received 60 complaints Council had extended its pub- lic hearing to get information from Major Brian Whipple, an animal control officer with the Kent County SPCA, the orga- nization that would enforce the county's excessive dog barking ordinance. Whipple said his organization had received 60 complaints from Sussex residents about barking dogs since the start of 2013. With no enforcement regulations on the books, he said there is little or nothing officers can do. Kent County SPCA provides barking-dog enforcement in Delaware's two other coun- ties. Whipple said after three complaints against one dog, his agency issues a Violation notice to the dog's owner. He said they try to resolve the issue after the first and second complaints. Most cases are resolved before going to court, he said. In New Castle County, 35 of 279 complaints have ended up in court, and all have resulted in convictions and fines ranging from $25 to $100. Whipple said neighbors' eyewitness accounts carry as much weight in court as eyewitness accounts from SPCA officers. In New Castle County, excessive barking is de- fined as barking for more than 10 minutes. "We ask residents to keep a log, and some even use cell- phone recordings," Whipple said. "We've had no repeat of- fenders." Residents plead for ordinance passage In addition, council members got an earful from residents who have problems with bark- ing dogs. Carol Barford, who lives in Stable Farms near Rehoboth Beach, pleaded with council to pass the ordinance. She said she has tried, with no success, since 2008 to deai with a barking dog in an adjoining community. She said there are three dogs that are left outside all day when the owners go to work. "But it's one dog that we have complaints about," she said. She presented council with a audiotape she recorded two weeks ago with the dog barking for 33 minutes. "We can't go out- side into the backyard; we can't sit out on the deck," she said. She said she has spoken to the dog's owner several times and even recorded the dog barking on the owner's phone answering machine. Mary LoB Ritson and Carol Dadds, who live in Plantations East near Lewes, told similar stories. They said two dogs are left alone most days in a sec- ond-floor condominium in their building with the windows and porch open. They bark inces- santly until the owners return home, they said. 't 7 a.m. they start barking," Ritson said. "It's a quality of life issue." "It's not fair to the animals either," Dadds said. Dean Kostas, who lives in Plantations near Lewes, said a nearby kennel's barking dogs have plagued his community for Mon., Oct. 21st - Sun., Nov. 3rd Journey SAS Shoes Roamer SAS Comfort Shoes 18798 Coastal Hwy., Unit 3, Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-644-3660 Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8, Fri. & Sat. 10-9, Sun. 11-6 years. He's spoken to the ken- nel owners with no resolution. Speaking for his neighbors, he said, "We are asking for a third party to come in and give us relief. Unfortunately, we need laws because of those who could care less." He said staff of SeaScape Property Management - the Plantations' management com- pany - told him they receive complaints from people through- out the area about barking dogs left out in yards and porches while their owners are away. Rehoboth makes appointments The Rehoboth Beach commis- sioners unanimously approved five appointments to various board and commissions at their Oct. 18 meeting.-Bunky Markert, David Mellen and Paul Hub- bard were all appointed to the Planning Commission, while Priscilla Smith was reappointed to the Parks and Shade Tree Commission. Doug Popham was reappointed to the Board of Ad- justment, and Mayor Sam Cooper said he would make one more appointment to the board. All the appointed officers will serve three-year terms. Rehoboth committee meeting cancelled The Rehoboth Beach Parks and Shade Tree Commission has cancelled its Monday, Oct. 28 meeting due to a lack of agenda items. The commission's next scheduled meeting is Monday, Nov. 25. Collection of Estate Jewelry Collection of Antique an Carved Ivory Caucasian Rug AUCTION: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013 DOORS OPEN AT 9:00 AM; AUCTION BEGINS 10:00 AM LOCATION: 330 RrnOBOTa AVENUE, REaOBOT., DE Portrait by (1773-1810) Mountain Landscape by RobeWilliam Wood (1889-1979) Antique Taxidermy Prairie Chicken Sterling Silver Tea Set Frank Smith Co. 206 Troy oz. Clay & Frelinghuysen Campaign Flag 1844 Delaware Valley John Thomas Antique Slant Front Collection of Decoys Inside Row Jumper Chippendale Chest of London, Clock Ladies Desk by M.C. lllisons ca 1909 Drawers ca 1780 Fine Jewelry: 18KWG Pink Sapphire & Diamond Ring Sapph=2.16cts., 2 BrDia=.55cts;14KWG South Sea Pearl & Diamond Ring, South Sea Pearl=12.3mm & 12Dia=.33cts;18KWG Sapphire & Diamond Pin, 65 Dia=8.50cts., & 28 Sapph=4.25cts; 18KWG Sapphire & Diamond Ring Sapph=5.77cts., 48 Baguette Cut Dia=Alcts., and 44 Brilliant Cut Diam=.l 3cts; 18KWG Tahitian Black Pearl Necklace with Diamond Rondell, 11 Dia=.62cts., 14.7x13.5mm; Platinum Diamond Ring Containing I Em Dia=approx 2.50cts., & 2 Em Dia on either side=approx. 1.50cts. & Platinum Channel Set Dia Band 13 Baguette Cut Dia=approx. 1.50cts; 14KWG Diamond Stud Earrings 2 Dia=1.22cts., J, SI2; 14KYG Gent's Gypsy Dia Ring Diamond Measures 8.7mm x 4.8mm, Weighing approx 2.25cts., I Color, Imperfect; 18KYG Opal, Diamond & Emerald Butterfly Pin 37 OpalsMeasure from 3.2x5.2mm to 6.8x4.7mm. 2Dia=.10cts.&50Dia= approx .80cts. and 32 Em=approx.1.20cts. ca1950; 18KWG Ruby & Diamond Bracelet, Ruby=3.28cts., 224 Dia=.78cts; Ippolita Sterling Silver & Turquoise Drop Earrings; 14K Rose Gold&YG Twist Bangle Stamped 585;Two 14KYG Sapphire Bangle Bracelets, 23.18dwt; Art Deco Platinum Ladies Diamond & Sapphire Watch, Fabric Band; Collectibles: Haviland & Co., Limoges Haviland, France, Gilt Porcelain Dinner Set; 12 Dresden Porcelain Plates with Reticulated Rims, 20th Century, Embossed Floral Design and Pierced Scalloped Rim; Wedgwood Dinner Set, Columbia Pattern; A Tiffany Studios Patinated Bronze and Favrile Glass Candelabrum; Sessions Shelf Clock, Mahogany Case with Eglomise Schooner Door Panel, Key and Pendulum Present; Vintage Durand Iridescent Art Glass Vase, Early 20th Century, 9 1/2" High; Mother of Pearl Letter Opener, 11 1/4" long; After Frederic Remington, Bronco Buster Bronze; Atkins Clock Co., Bristol, Conn. The "London" Model, ca 1865-1870 Shelf Clock; 2 Vintage Christmas Greetings from Ethel P.B. Leach (1878-1960); Collection of Hummels; Miessen Blue Onion Pattern Luncheon Set; Collection of Carved Ivory; 6 Piece Sterling Tea & Coffee Service w/ Tray by Frank Smith Silver Co. Chippendale Pattern 206 Troy oz.; Fine Art: River Scene with Cattle by Thomas George (T.G.) Cooper (1836-1901), England, ca. 1858, Oil on Canvas, Benezit Volume 3, pg.857, 34"x56"; Landscape by Clara Davis Inness (1874-.1932), Oil on Canvas, 19" x 23" Framed, Signed C. Inness bottom left; Portrait of Nell Gray Macatee by Ethel P.B. Leach, American (1878-1960); After Raphael Sanzro (Italian 1483-1520) "Madonna Della Sedia" Polychrome Painted Porcelain Plaque, Germany, ca 1840; Chinese Painting by Bai Xueshi (1915-2011) Depicting Landscape of Lake and Mountains, Inscribed and Signed 69 1/2"x38"; Winter Scene by Charles Columbo, Watercolor on Organic Paper, Signed Bottom Right, 31" x 21 "; Walker's Mill, Artist Proof by Charles Columbo, 31" x 23"; West Point US Military Academy Ink & Watercolor, By John Haymson (1903-1980), 18"x24"; Artist Proof by Frederick Remington, 21 1/4" x 17 1/4"; "Past Sachum" C.W. Jobson, Indian River Tribe by Howard Schroeder, Presented to "Great Sachum" to be hung in The Council Hall, Indian River Tribe No#37, 22"x30" 1956 Furniture: Carved Eastlake Oak Dresser and Mirror, circa late 19th/early 20th century; 4 Antique Hitchcock Chairs; Federal Maple Drop Leaf Table with Shaped Corners; Victorian Eastlake Syle Marble Top Carved Hall Table w/Carved Ship's Wheel Interior; Queen Anne Tilt Top Tea Table with Dish Top and Bird Cage Support; Pair of Empire Mahogany Game Tables; Late 19th Century American Windsor Style Bench, 74" Long; 7 Victorian Antique Maple Side Chairs w/Needlepoint Seats,Late 19th Century; Antique Victorian Cane Rocking Chair; Antique Acorn Four Post Rope Bed; Hepplewhite Gentleman's Dressing Table An American Federal Style Inlaid Mahogany Game Table; Fine Crystal: Orrefors Sven Palmquist Modernist Glass Sculpture #958540, 9" high; Steuben Mooernist Glass Sculpture; Baccarat Crystal Elephant Mantle Clock, 5"high x 10" long; Lalique Crystal Bacchantes Vase, Second Half 20th Century, Signed "Lalique France", 9 1/2" x 8 1/4"; Waterford Crystal Golfer Figurine in Original Box; Marquis by Waterford Crystal 7 1/2" Palladia Vase and Pillar Candle Holder in Original Box; Baccarat Crystal Wine Coaster and Baccarat Crystal Decanter Both in Original Boxes; Steuben Glass Oval Vase in Original Box, 4 1/2"h x 10"w; Tiffany & Col, Vase in Original Box, 4 1/2,'h; Go to our website for complete listings with pictures, descriptions and estimates...