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10 FRIDAY, tECEMBER 2- M ]1 Dewey want to By Kara Nuzl Beach, [ dismiss rock NDAY. DECEMBER 5,2011 NEWS Murray .sgid in a pho, versation hdhas not yet h 3E build Rudde towne to exceed the town's height limit and provides ghe town with free amenities, such as a baywaik and parking. Mu rray said so far Beach and DBE." Tucker said the details ! ed in his argue Murray's complaint. said, "Our client believes knuzback@c apegazette.cor q DBE's filings a elated to the com- Murray's plaint have b, .'en very detailed, the town' A group of property ow hers in "In our intm pretation; an at- directly to the heart of the Dewey BeaCh is raising fiEnds to tempt to run the meter up for ter." Murray's answering t pay for litig tion filed agaJ nst the us," he said. are due by Tuesday, Dec. town. Dewey D ffense The town altd DBE have so far Town attorneys andDBE Fundraisi g Committe e, co- argued only t,'.chnicalities, Mur- have untilDiday, Dec. chaired property oyeners ray said; he said he would prefer final response. Mar{ia Sch eck and Joan Clay- they argue fa{ts and explain the brook, reacl ed out to abo t 1,400 legality of the Inutual agreement. The complaint property owners and frequent "That woulc get right tothe Property owners Muri rente}s in aNov. 30 letter, asking heart of the m tter," he said. Charles McKinney, Da' for fmancia support. Murray said he hopes the same Kaminsky and Elizabeth Ca( Tony Murray, .who wrgte the people who slJpported commis- claim they will suffer irrepara letter, is of four prpperty sioners Joy tfowell and Anna harm if the agreement to re owners whofiled a lOwsuit Legates and Mayo, r Diane Nan- velop Ruddertowne stan against the Town of Dewey son in the tOwn s September They cite an influx ofpeople Beach, tow9 council, tw9 town election will st pport his cause to the roads, the sidewalks and hall employees, Dewey Beach protect the togm's 35-foot height beach. The four citizens a Ente prise and Rudde{towne limit. 'A trenlendous amount of claim the agreement denies tt RedeVelopment Inc. in th Court people still . ant 35 feet main- right to referendum and tic of Chancer,d Aug. 15. An nend- tained," he sai. " right to appeal. ed version the complaint was The town Ond the developer The complaint, written filed Oct. 13. filed separat motions Nov. 16 Wilmington attorney Mich "Please reach deep in! your seeking to dim hiss the complaint. McDermott, argues the agr pocket because we need '50,000 DBE attorney hawn Tucker said ment is a violation of the tc as quickly a} possible to our in an email DI s motion to dis- zoning code. It is beyond tc legal expen}es," Murray said in miss was file, l to resolve litiga- councii's power to create a ] the letter, | tion quickly m,d avoid more legal vate zoning district for DBE, I fees. Dermott said. e con- curred he ex- in the expen- :his for )erma- agree- d DBE to re- gradu- years roper- tion or $50,000 in pects to. '" legal systen sive," he saJ the long rm The law, nently inval ment betw that allows BUsi egal fees, but Fo participate t is very, very d. "We're in uit seeks to idate a mutua en council ax the develope: hess 'om page 9 incentive is a .tement over l ty portion of new construi Continued f The mak ated tax on the coui ty taxes on renovations Baker sai been a.ppro school offici: as have Lched to prov ide the same mcen Iive for schocl taxes, which mak, up the large t share oftaxes in ussex Count : Expe. dited revi('ws in the land-use procgss arg alsopossible. The county has[estabiished a maxi- mmn incenlive of $800 l er new job. BusinesSes must agree to pay back]any w ived taxes if they fail to add the minimum of lO new jobs within 'lree years. "It's no ecret that tl at this econpmy last ouple years has been very trying, especially for small b sinesses," Ba er said. "We,belie' e these incentives might provide that nu tge for that begin- those busir esses arq ning to see }he light at tM end of the t mnel tput have beer on the fence about whether to xpand oradd jobs.[' wwwLcapegazelte,c m " "Nobody is Rather, Mr. M ing the Towr and DBE," Tu Murray is nol defense fund Murray is real simply give hi continue his against the suing Mr. Murray. The complaint also asks array is the one su- court to rule former Town of Dewey Beach :ker said. "So Mr. ty to prevent appeals to trying to create a town's board of adjustment as he claims. Mr. tioning the agreement. [y asking people to failed to forward the n money so he can the board, saying the board i personal lawsuit Town of Dewey Continued on and Garden Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Fraser Fir Douglas Fir Custom Made Baskets Cones Greens Grave Mounds Wreaths Garland Poinsettias Paper Whites Amaryllis Make.your own Baskets L Hand Blown Glass " " .... : A:Isy. :a.,sam,.c. 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