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22 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 NEWS cape Gazette Council accepts $264,000 bid the water tower's foundation require relocating the tower about three years ago, and after about 30 feet east of its current consulting with engineers about location, farther away from the repair or replacement, town of- Shipbuilder's community. ficials pursued replacement and Corrosion Control Corp. sub- relocation of the water tower, mitted two project estimates The ll0-foot-tall, 75,000-gal- for a new water tower base, one lon tank built in the late 1980s using timber pilings, the sec- is in good condition, said Pub- ond using auger-cast concrete. lic Works Superintendent Greg Construction of a new water Wingo in an October interview, tower foundation using auger- Replacing the foundation will cast concrete would cost about $47,000 more than the timber pilings and installation would be less disruptive. Newly appointed Councilman Ed Kost questioned spending an extra $47,000 to avoid one week of noise and disturbances to nearby residents. "It seems to me we're spending $47,000 for noise abatement over Continued on page 23 By Maddy Lauria Carlton Savage of Pennoni Associates Inc. recommended that the town accept Corrosion Milton Town Council ap- Control Corporation's bid, which proved a bid for more than was the lowest-priced offer at $250,000 to replace the founda- $264,000. He estimated that the tion of the Shipbuilder's Village cost for a project inspector - if water tower, but it's unclear the town chooses Pennoni As- when the project will begin, sociates for the job - could add During a Nov. 17 meeting, $12,000 to $20,000 in fees. council accepted the lowest bid Funding for the project will from Corrosion Control Corp. come from the town's utility of New Jersey, but work will not accounts, which have a current begin until the town elects an balance of about $972,000, Mil- inspector for the project. Coun- ton Town Clerk Kristy Rogers cilwoman Esthelda Parker-Selby said last month. and Councilman Emory West Milton Public Works employ- were not present for the vote. ees first discovered cracks in Two LOCATIONS: aw PROCINO -WELLS & WOODLAND, lie Dewey was a policy issue, which falls un- der the purview of town council. Read also pointed out that the Continued from page 21 commission's proposed language recommendation to council be- allows for public comment dur- fore the board of adjustment had ing board hearings. Under the a chance to speak on the matter, recently approved changes, pub- It's crucial the board of adjust- lic comments are limited. ment have substantial input into "We spent a lot of time, and I any changes, Dedes said. took a lot of heat on this issue of Read pointed out that thelimiting public testimony at ap- board just went through the pro- peal hearings," said Read. cess of updating its rules and Agaln, Kingsaidit wasapolicy procedures, issue. He said adoption of the pro- Read wasn't satisfied. posed commission amendments "It's a rules issue with the would essentially be throwing board of adjustment, and you're out those changes, trying to dictate how we oper- Among the items King pro,ate, and we don't like it," said a posed that Read dislikes is term testy Read, limits. Under board rules, and in After listening to Read's con- the proposed language, a mem- cerns, Dedes recommended the ber is appointed to a 3,year term. board, commission and other The difference is that board rules town officials get together to allow a person to be reappointed discuss any possible changes. to 3-year terms indefinitely, while "Seems like members of our the proposed language would committee and members of the limit a member to two 3-year board could all meet, and go over terms, this just to make sure we're all on King responded by saying he the same page," said Dedes. took that wording from Rehoboth A meeting has been scheduled Beach's Board of Adjustment for Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Dewey rules and procedures, and that it Beach Life Saving Station. ...... -.% h ...... .#" ....-.. ....... Greer "Ihompson, LMT " AMTA Insured. By Appointment Only k. ~" Massage & Bodywork j Holiday Gift certificates Buy 4 of the same value and receive the 5th FREE (20% OFF) it!! ,o," 302-228-1350 301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach Shops at the Pearl %. 225 High Street Seaford, Delaware 19973 Tel. 302.628.4140 17252 N. Main Village Boulevard Lewes, Delaware 19958 Tel. 302.703.6993 l aware's Best Tal Dx)k Ifyou ltwc thc bcadl ycxi will bvc this bcaufifid Lv3ok. l rlxfoi two FREE zoi5 beaah calendars with every boold 8oo.29[.76oo- www.KevinFleming.oom