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Milton Continued from page 18 laws. Advisory committee members are Neva Baker, Preston Beall, Bob Blayney, Barbara Brewer, Gene Dvornick Jr., Charlie Flcctwood and Dean Sherman. Speaking briefly during the open-floor session that precedes council meetings, resident Don Post said he would like to see a moratorium on zoning applica- tions imposed until the town updates zoning laws. Post was dissatisfied with the recent rezon- ing of 13 acres of land at the inter- section of routes 16 and 5. The rezoning, from agricultural/resi- dential to commercial, paves the way for a shopping center. Currently, Milton's zoning laws have only one commercial desig- nation and few restrictions regard- ing types of businesses, style of construction, lighting, green space and buffer zones. In the last 18-months, Milton has seen a series of hearings and council discussions regarding the recently annexed land at routes 16 and 5 as well as other requests for rezoning. Repeatedly during the process, members of the public have commented that almost two years have gone by since Milton officials began to acknowledge that the zoning laws were outdat- ed and must be revised. Concerns have been expressed that developers are discovering Milton and might overrun the town with new annexation, rezoning and development if care is not taken with zoning laws. Those who wanted to see rezon- ing suspended until new laws are passed, as well as those applying for rezoning, were equally dissat- isfied with progress on develop- ing new laws. "I agree with Don Post," said Hudson while making his motion at the end of the Monday night meeting. "If we are still months away from the comprehensive plan being finished and from new ordinances, wc need a moratori- um." Mayor Jack Bushey expressed concern that a moratoriu might send a negative message to busi- nesses or developers wanting to establish themselves in Milton. "I'll tell you what message I'm sending," Hudson said. "We need to catch our breath, catch up with zoning ordinances and get our ducks in a row. I move that we put a moratorium in place until June 2, 2003." There was scattered applause in council chambers when members unanimously approved the motion. The mayor did not vote. Wastewater in other news In other council business, there was an update on a wastewater treatment plant issue concerning the flow from Dogfish Head Brewery. Wastewater from the recently relocated brewery has had more than double the predict- ed amounts of biological-oxygen- demand bacteria, risking an over- load of the wastewater treatment system. If not corrected, Oe situ- ation would result in Miltoir's dis- charged water not mee,Yst . .standards. Alan.Atkinl nance supervisor, rel would be meeting with 0s the brewery and engi tt Dogfish has contraeteASto help solve the biologitaIoxygen= demand problem. Bushe} instructed the town clerk to make sure a letter would be issued regarding a time limit for the brewery to correct the balance of the oxygen demand or be removed from the town's system. Upon receipt of the letter, the brewery will be given 30 days to correct the oxygen demand level and the pH balance of its wastewater before further action is taken. Blayney announced representa- tives of BBC Properties Inc. will meet informally with members of council and the Milton-Plmuiing and Zoning Commission Monday, Dec. 16. BBC is set to go before planning and zoning for a final site plan review at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the fire hall meeting room. BBC is the development corpo- ration planning to build the shop- ping center, Milton Park Center, at the intersection of routes 16 and 5. The center will include Food Lion and Happy Harry's. Michael Zimmerman, president of BBC, said he wants to reassure people in the area that he wants to bea pos- itive force in the town. - No votes or decisions will be made at the Dec. 16 meeting, It is strictly for informational purpos- es. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Milton Fire Company. [00tiq00 COLLECTIBLES t GIFTS Holiday Gifts and Decorations : Nautical Items, Old Charts  Maps, Model Boats, Furniture & CoHectibles Gift Certificates Available for 85% of Face Value -OPEN 7 DAYS- Route 9. 4 miles West of 5 Points (302) 684-8188 (E.(AZETT, Prday +, ,,r,,,,-, ,-, ,,-,,-, Dec, 6- D+c. 12, 2002- 15 Dan Cook photo Milton transformed into winter wonderland Under the watchful eyes of a snowman, Brian and Suzanne Gustafson shovel snow from the sidewalk in front of their Milton home Thursday morning. 103 Second Street Lewes, DE 645-2304 BOOKS By THE BAY In the Historic Rodney House Pre - Inventory Sale Now through December 24 Every Item in Stock Discounted 300/o "excludes newspapers and Lewes Historical Society Volumes Special orders discounted 20o/0 Deadline - December 17  Many Books at Half Price Open 8-5 Daily Except Sunday "For People Who Know Value" / I i Traditional Oak Dining Collection* Table and 4 Chairs $890.00 Table, 6 Chairs and Lighted Breakfront $1,950.00 COMPARE AND SAVE! "too available In Cherry 1312 HIGHWAY ONE LEwEs. DELAWARE 302-644-4233 FAX 302-644-4235 Milton Continued from page 18 laws. Advisory committee members are Neva Baker, Preston Beall, Bob Blayney, Barbara Brewer, Gene Dvornick Jr., Charlie Flcctwood and Dean Sherman. Speaking briefly during the open-floor session that precedes council meetings, resident Don Post said he would like to see a moratorium on zoning applica- tions imposed until the town updates zoning laws. Post was dissatisfied with the recent rezon- ing of 13 acres of land at the inter- section of routes 16 and 5. The rezoning, from agricultural/resi- dential to commercial, paves the way for a shopping center. Currently, Milton's zoning laws have only one commercial desig- nation and few restrictions regard- ing types of businesses, style of construction, lighting, green space and buffer zones. In the last 18-months, Milton has seen a series of hearings and council discussions regarding the recently annexed land at routes 16 and 5 as well as other requests for rezoning. Repeatedly during the process, members of the public have commented that almost two years have gone by since Milton officials began to acknowledge that the zoning laws were outdat- ed and must be revised. Concerns have been expressed that developers are discovering Milton and might overrun the town with new annexation, rezoning and development if care is not taken with zoning laws. Those who wanted to see rezon- ing suspended until new laws are passed, as well as those applying for rezoning, were equally dissat- isfied with progress on develop- ing new laws. "I agree with Don Post," said Hudson while making his motion at the end of the Monday night meeting. "If we are still months away from the comprehensive plan being finished and from new ordinances, wc need a moratori- um." Mayor Jack Bushey expressed concern that a moratoriu might send a negative message to busi- nesses or developers wanting to establish themselves in Milton. "I'll tell you what message I'm sending," Hudson said. "We need to catch our breath, catch up with zoning ordinances and get our ducks in a row. I move that we put a moratorium in place until June 2, 2003." There was scattered applause in council chambers when members unanimously approved the motion. The mayor did not vote. Wastewater in other news In other council business, there was an update on a wastewater treatment plant issue concerning the flow from Dogfish Head Brewery. Wastewater from the recently relocated brewery has had more than double the predict- ed amounts of biological-oxygen- demand bacteria, risking an over- load of the wastewater treatment system. If not corrected, Oe situ- ation would result in Miltoir's dis- charged water not mee,Yst . .standards. Alan.Atkinl nance supervisor, rel would be meeting with 0s the brewery and engi tt Dogfish has contraeteASto help solve the biologitaIoxygen= demand problem. Bushe} instructed the town clerk to make sure a letter would be issued regarding a time limit for the brewery to correct the balance of the oxygen demand or be removed from the town's system. Upon receipt of the letter, the brewery will be given 30 days to correct the oxygen demand level and the pH balance of its wastewater before further action is taken. Blayney announced representa- tives of BBC Properties Inc. will meet informally with members of council and the Milton-Plmuiing and Zoning Commission Monday, Dec. 16. BBC is set to go before planning and zoning for a final site plan review at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the fire hall meeting room. BBC is the development corpo- ration planning to build the shop- ping center, Milton Park Center, at the intersection of routes 16 and 5. The center will include Food Lion and Happy Harry's. Michael Zimmerman, president of BBC, said he wants to reassure people in the area that he wants to bea pos- itive force in the town. - No votes or decisions will be made at the Dec. 16 meeting, It is strictly for informational purpos- es. It is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Milton Fire Company. [00tiq00 COLLECTIBLES t GIFTS Holiday Gifts and Decorations : Nautical Items, Old Charts  Maps, Model Boats, Furniture & CoHectibles Gift Certificates Available for 85% of Face Value -OPEN 7 DAYS- Route 9. 4 miles West of 5 Points (302) 684-8188 (E.(AZETT, Prday +, ,,r,,,,-, ,-, ,,-,,-, Dec, 6- D+c. 12, 2002- 15 Dan Cook photo Milton transformed into winter wonderland Under the watchful eyes of a snowman, Brian and Suzanne Gustafson shovel snow from the sidewalk in front of their Milton home Thursday morning. 103 Second Street Lewes, DE 645-2304 BOOKS By THE BAY In the Historic Rodney House Pre - Inventory Sale Now through December 24 Every Item in Stock Discounted 300/o "excludes newspapers and Lewes Historical Society Volumes Special orders discounted 20o/0 Deadline - December 17  Many Books at Half Price Open 8-5 Daily Except Sunday "For People Who Know Value" / I i Traditional Oak Dining Collection* Table and 4 Chairs $890.00 Table, 6 Chairs and Lighted Breakfront $1,950.00 COMPARE AND SAVE! "too available In Cherry 1312 HIGHWAY ONE LEwEs. DELAWARE 302-644-4233 FAX 302-644-4235