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16 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Rezoning Continued from page 1 Henlopen avenues, as well as lots 131, 133, 135, 137, 139, 141, 143 and 145 Columbia Ave. "We decided to call this special meeting after a number of resi- dents - some neighbors, from nearby streets and all over town - requested this matter be pushed up COOPER timewise," Mayor Sam Cooper explained. "Recent activities on Columbia Avenue indicate that we should consider this zoning before the new Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) is adopted." Cooper was referring to the fact that the Sam Burton heirs, who spoke out vehemently at two November public hearings against the proposed rezoning of their Columbia Avenue parcel as put forth in the draft CDP, wasted little time in clear cutting the large old oak trees that helped to conceal the dilapidated cottages and trailers sitting on the five commercial lots. "With all of the nuances, I believe it's appropriate - given the amount of correspondence we have received - to warrant a hear- ing on rezoning," Cooper said. He first suggested the hearing be held the evening of Jan. 17, because the night of the regular January commissioners meeting falls on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. "This would give people from out-of-town the opportunity to Dee. 6 - Dee. 12, 2002 attend and speak," he noted. However, it was brought to his attention that the city's Board of Adjustment meets the same evening and this could result in conflicts, so they settled on the morning of Jan. 18 instead. "Just looking around this room makes it obvious that many people want to state their opinions for and against the rezoning and I hope that you all attend. My guess is that we won't be holding the hearing in this room," said SARGENT Commissioner Richard Sargent. His motion to hold the hearing was seconded by Commissioner Don Derrickson and the unanimous vote was taken. Commissioner Mark Aguirre had a question concerning the CDP. "If it is adopted within the next two months, would that make the changes in zoning it advises effec- tive at that timeT' he asked. City Solicitor Walt Speakman advised him that the CDP is not binding and that the board would be re- sponsible for amending the zoning ordi- nance. However, Cooper re- minded him the SPEAKIVlAN state stipulates they must comply with the CDP within 18 months from its adop- tion. The city will operate under the FIRST ATLANTIC MORTGAGE SERVICES. L.L.C. www.firstatlanticmtg.com 13OO Kings Highway Lewes, DE I I| !111 !1 |NIIIIIII]'IgLOIII!I| I I I II]111 Expertise, Knowledge .and ,-,dvic,00 Available at No Extra Charge. Call me or stopby: We're on your side. David Fetterman Richard Parsons, cpcu Thad Truitt 200 N. Rehoboth Blvd. Shoppes of Camelot 365.Savannah Rd. Milford Rehoboth, 226-2S4S Lewes 422-3079 57 Saulsbury Rd. 645-6459 Dover, 674-2810 truittt@nationwide.com Visit these agents online at: www.nwagent.com/david,fetterman.html www.nwagent.com/dchard_parsonsl .html www.nwagent.com/thad_truitt.html Nationwide" Insurance & Financial Services A Nationwide Is On Your Side.* Natiolwle Mutalal lnmmnce Company and Ailted Companies, Home Office: Columb, OH 43215- 22 MISC3 l 1/00 ueJmm "pending legislation doctrine" from now through the meeting at which a vote is taken on the pro- posed rezoning, so no permits for construction will be issued for the parcels in question unless the pro- posed buildings comply with the R-2 zoning regulations. Under R'2 zoning, more than one dwelling per lot, such as a sin- gle-family semi-detached, single- family attached and garden apart- merit, areallowed. Under the provisions for C-3 zoning, the following structures are allowed: midrise apartments; tourist, rooming houses or board- ing houses; fire stations; and park- ing lots. The following are also permit- ted but limited to 10,000 square feet of floor area: retail stores; restaurants, caterers or dinner the- aters; telephone central offices; electric/gas utility buildings; labo- ratories - analytical and chemical; printing, engraving and print reproductions; hand laundry and dry cleaning when cleaning is not done on premises; professional offices and studios; offices, banks and other financial institutions and courts of law; private clubs or lodges; food establishments where alcohol is not served; and self service laundries. With Board of Adjustment approval, the following would also be allowed in a C-3 zone: public or private schools; churches or other places of worship. FOR UNBELIEVABLE JUMBO PROGRAMS AND EXCLUSIVE SERVICE, call Allison Workman. (302) 337-0840 Direct (302) 645-9181, ext. 109 office let you create your own personal one-of-a-kind stretch bracelet. Starter Bracelet $6.00 charms starting at $12.00   ':  Over 250 ..................... : Interchangeable Unks ......... : ]imum  m q;un to Orine Jewelry First Street Station Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302-227-3770 Mon. - Sat. 10:30 - 6, Sun. 11:30 - 5 www.funtofine.com