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Cape Gazette BRIEFS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30- MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 3 Briefly )) Veterans exempt from 30, at Dewey Beach Life Saving tion from Ginger Heatwhole of to remain in the south side-yard Station on Dagsworthy Avenue. Pigg, Krahl & Stern CPA about setback and to allow new base- Clerk of Peace fees Council will discuss the town's the town's 2011 fiscal year audit, ment steps to encroach in the Inland Bays scientific Active military and all veter- current budget with acting Council will also hold a public same setback. committee to meet ans will be exempted from Sus- Town Manager Marc Appel- hearing on a proposal to allow The house is a corner lot at baum. Council will then discuss down zoning of properties from Country Club Drive and Hick- sex County Clerk of the Peace The Inland Bays Scientific and fees starting Jan. 1, 2013. With a 5- adopting a new budget process light industrial and commercial man Street. Technical Advisory Committee 0 vote at its Nov. 27 meeting, for the future, to residential to reflect the actu- However, the board unani- will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, county council went further than To view a complete agenda, al use of the area. mously denied a variance to ex- at the DNREC Lewes Field Sta- suggested by Clerk of the Peace go to Under new business, officials pand a porch two feet into the tion, 901Pilottown Road. A study George Parish, who was seeking are slated to discuss wage in- Hickman Street setback, saying on the effect of suburban devel- a price break for active military. Three Rehohoth creases for employees that will the porch being built in that lo- be retroactively applied to pay- cation was a matter of personal opment on shallow groundwater The exemption could save veter- meetings cancelled checks, preference not based on any will be presented. The Inland ans from $50 to $150. Bays comprehensive plan also A slew of Rehoboth Beach The group will also hear a pc- hardship. will be discussed. Dog control contract on meetings have been cancelled, all tition for a historic site designa- Vince Robertson, attorney for due to a lack of agenda items, tion and discuss a draft ordi- the Marklands, said the hard- Rehoboth streets Sussex meeting agenda Canceling meetings were the nance for subdivision streets, ship was that moving the porch committee to talk Sussex County Council meets board of adjustment, scheduled To view the complete agenda, to a different location would re- at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the to meet Monday, Dec. 10; the go to, quire cutting down a large mag- scooters Nov. 3 - county administration building planning commission, which was nolia tree. The Rehoboth Beach Streets on The Circle in Georgetown. In- scheduled to meet Friday, Dec. Rehohoth board grants Building inspector Terri Sulli- van said tree preservation is a and Transportation Committee cluded on the agenda is a report 14; and the parks and shade tree tWO variances justification for a variance. from the Sussex Economic De- commission, which was to meet will continue its discussion of The board, led by member policy for scooter parking at the velopment Action Committee Monday, Dec. 17. Meatloaf once sang that two committee's 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. and a discussion on the county's New meeting dates for allout of three ain't bad, and that Clif Hilderley, said the location three boards have not been was the case for the owners of 12 of the porch was not dictated by 3 meeting in the city commis- dog control contract. To view stoners' room. The committee a complete agenda, go to scheduled. Country Club Drive in Re-thetree, but by where the home- will discuss scooter parking with, hoboth Beach, who were grant- owners wanted to put it. the goal of recommending a poll- Milton officials to hear ed two of three variance re- The steps, shower and HVAC quests by the board of adjust- unit were far less controversial. cy to the city commissioners. Council to discuss 2011 fiscal year audit merit. Variances allow building exterior The committee will also dis- Dewey budget Milton Town Council will The board unanimously steps for access to a renovated cuss bicycle parking for the 2013 season and a policy for snow re- Dewey Beach Town Council meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. granted owners William and basement, and allow the shower moval, will meet at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at tl e Milton Public Library. Louise Markland variances to and HVAC unit to continue as a Council will receive a presenta- allow a shower and HVAC unit legal nonconforming use. Lewes fisherman pleads guilty to violations A Lewes fisherman was charged with 200 violations of commercial shellfishing regula- tions in May. After offering a guilty plea Nov. 28, Shawn Moore will pay the price for iust 10 violations. Department of Natural Re- sources and Environmental Con- trol Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents arrested Moore, a commercial conch fish- erman, May 12. Moore, 37, faced 66 violations because his conch pots were not equipped with bait-saving de- vices. Sgt. Gregory Rhodes, of DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, said eel and conch fishermen are allowed to use horseshoe crabs as bait, but fisherman must use a bait- saving device to keep the bait at- tached to the conch pot so other sea creatures cannot remove it. "We want them to be able to maximize their usage," Rhodes said. Moore was also charged with 67 counts of improperly marked conch pots and 67 counts of fail- ing to check the conch pots every 72 hours. Moore was arraigned in June at Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown and released on $20,00Ounsecured bond. Moore pleaded not guilty to the charges and requested a jury trial in Sus- sex County Court of Common Pleas. The trial was rescheduled twice upon Moore's request and once upon the state's request. When the trial was scheduled for Nov. 28, Moore again tried to reschedule because, according to court documents, he was unable to afford an attorney. The court denied his request, and Moore appeared in the Court of Common Pleas Nov. 28. Instead of defending himself be- fore a jury, Moore entered a guilty plea. He stood before Judge Rose- mary Beauregard wearing a green plaid shirt, tucked into worn Levi jeans, and pleaded guilty to 10 charges of improper- ly marked conch pots. Beauregard agreed to drop the remaining charges against Moore, and she ordered him to pay a $25 fine for each of the un- marked pots. Beauregard also agreed to waive many of the fees that would have been imposed upon Moore by the court. She said without the waiver, his fines would have totaled $1,745. "I'll waived what I can waive," she said. "I don't know what that brings you down to, but it will be significant." "Thank you, your honor," Moore said before he exited the courtroom. Mark Phillips charged in Milton shooting A third man has been charged in a Nov. 18 shooting in Milton that police now say was a drug deal gone bad. Mark A. Phillips, 22, of Green- wood turned himself in Nov. 26 to Delaware State Police in Lewes. Police sought him in con- nection with the shooting of a 23-year-old man on Nika Lane in the area of Mar- tins Farm Road. Phillips was charged with first-de- Mark Phillips gree attempt- ed murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, pos- session of a weapon by person prohibited and second-degree conspiracy. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $752,500 cash bond. Phillips joins ]arrel H. Flowers, 25, of Georgetown and Teveya W. Brittingham, 24, of Lewes, Jarrel Flowerswho both turned them- selves in Nov. 18; Brittingham said he turned himself in after seeing himself in the news, said Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police. Flow- Teveya Brittingham degree ers was charged with first-degree robbery, pos- session of a firearm during the commis- si0n of a felony and second- conspiracy. He was corn- POLICE: STILL NO ID ON SUICIDE - VICTIM IN DEWEY BEACH NICK ROTH PHOTO DEWEY POLICE say they have not yet identified a man whose body was found on the beach Nov. 27. "We have definitely narrowed down our search and feel confident we know who it is," said Dewey Beach Police S~. Cliff Dempsey. Dempsey said the man's identity should be released early next week follow- ing forensic results and notification of next of kin, A couple taking a morning walk along the beach between Bellevue and New Orleans streets first noticed the body. Dewey Beach Police Lt. Billy Hocker said the victim is a white male in his late 60s; the death is an apparent suicide. Dempsey said the victim was found lying on a blanket. "There was a firearm involved," he said. "There was nothing found on the scene that could lead to the identity of the victim." The victim's body was removed from the beach shortly after 10 a.m. by the Medical Examiner's Office. mitted to SCI in default of a possible drug transaction on Ni- $42,000 cash bond. ka Lane. When thd men arrived at Brittingham was charged with Nika Lane, a fight broke out, and first-degree robbery, possession Phillips shot the victim with a of a firearm during the commis- handgun several times in the low- stun of a felony and conspiracy, er extremities, Fournier said. The He was released on $21,000 unse- three men fled in a minivaru cured bond. The victim was taken to Beebe Fournier said the three men Medical Center where he under- met the 23-year-old man at 1:20 went surgery. His injuries were a.m. Nov. 18 at the Wawa south of not life threatening, Fournier Lewes where they made plans for said.