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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 21 Dispute arises over updates to flood-loss ordinance By Chris Flood board's code, there are a num- cflood@capegazette.com ber of things that are weird, or strange or inconsistent," he said One thing is clear: the rules during a commission meeting and procedures for the Dewey Nov. 7. "It looks like pages got Beach Board of Adjustment need lost when they were doing the adjustment to reflect changes original drafting." coming in a proposed ordinance As well-intentioned as his aimed at reducing flood-related effort may be, the board of ad- losses. The town will vote on the justment does not appreciate the measure in December. intrusion. What's not clear is whether Len Read, board of adjustment now is the time to make other chair, was hesitant to address his changes unrelated to flood loss concerns in public, but then said and who should propose the most of the people he's spoken changes, with on the board are against Planning commission Chair the changes. He said the feeling David King examined board of among members is that their adjustment rules and procedures rules are being dictated by the as the new flood-loss reduc- planning commission. tion ordinance was developed to Read said the board was nev- make sure the board retains the er given a heads-up that the right to rule on variances related planning commission would be to flood plains, making suggestions about the The board had not been given board's rules and procedures. that authority, so King crafted nd that's a slap in the face," language that would allow them said Read. tO rule onthose variances. Commissioner Jim Dedes But then King took his exami- agreed with King that the pro- nation of the rules a step further posed changes from the planning and changed language in other commission were an improve- areas of the board's rules without ment, but he opposed making a the consent of the board. "Turns out, looking at the Continued on page 22 Speaker Continued from page 19 fill the vacant Attorney General's Office seat in the Nov. 4 General Election. Under the Delaware Constitu- tion, Gov. Jack Markell does not have the authority to fill vacan- cies in the seats of lieutenant governor or members of the General Assembly. Schwartzkopf said the vacant seat will have no effect on how he runs the House, but in the Senate it will mean someone will have to be taken off the floor to moderate debate. Schwartzkopf said topping his list of priorities for the session that begins in January is improv- ing the lives of Delaware's middle class. He said businesses must be encouraged to provide good- paying jobs with benefits. Schwartzkopf said he'll support helping businesses by streamlin- ing the permitting process and refining regulations that are not business friendly. Putting a person back to work helps everyone, said Schwartzkopf. It helps the family atmosphere, gets people off the unemployment rolls with money in their pockets, helps small busi- nesses and brings in more taxes to the state, he said. Now accept/ng (]pplicot/ons from Licensed Hairstylists and Licensed Nail Technicians Following preferred: Coaching is available. Applicants should be highly motivated with a positive attitude and strong desire to learn. Call 684- I BS0 to take the first step! r Also RECEIVE WINTER DISCOUNTS ON NEW INSTALLS & REPAIRS TO YOUR EXISTING SYSTEM 302-645-4773 www.sposatoirrigation.com IRR Full Service Irrigation Company ~IOCIATION" VISA-MASTERCARD ACCEPTED BRING TOYS FOR ! Help fill our collection box at the Cape Gazette office - 17585 Nassau Commons Blvd., Lewes