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4 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 11 - December 17, being installed On Nsau Drive. Sewer and lhte'ral work contin- ues on Sussex 265 and there will be limited closings until January 1999. Sewer work, installation of laterals and work on well points is also underway in Mill Pond Acres and in Edgewater Estates. Resi- dents of Edgewater Estates are asked to place green stakes to mark their sewer lateral locations. For information on work sites and schedules, call 644-4370. For construction-related infor- mation, call Bill Siegmund at the county engineering field office, 644-4370. For sewer rate informa- tion, call 855-7719. Milton council sets workshop Dec. 15 The Milton Town Council has scheduled a workshop session for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, in Town Hall. The agenda will include dis- cussion of the town's acquisition of a portion of property on Park Avenue that will allow widening of the intersection with Federal Street. Atlantis Industries, located at the end of Park, is expanding and increasing truck traffic led of- ficials of the company to request the widening of the road and inter- section. Proposals for demolition and renovations of an apartment com- plex at 116 Collins Ave. will also be reviewed for permitting pur- poses. The workshop is open to the public. This is not a special meet- ing; there will be no official votes taken. Continued from page 3 the Route 1 corridor." According to Det. Sgt. Kenneth Sutton, ap- proximately 13 businesses have been burglarized since early No- vember. All of the break-ins were late at night; in all cases, cash was stolen, he said. Property damage was minor with basically broken windows and doors. "In these particular cases, the person was only looking for cash, but there are a lot of burglaries where the suspects will take any- thing they can get their hands on," said Sutton. He said business owners and managers should take precautions to prevent becoming victims of burglaries during the holiday season. "When they close up for the evening, it's very important for them to utilize their safes and make sure they are locked," he said. "They should leave the cash register drawers in an open posi- tion and not leave any money lay- ing around. It's also important to remember that once someone breaks into a place and steals money, they're going to go back." Police warn of phone solicitations Delaware State Police have re- cently received reports to Sussex County troops that an organiza- tion is making phone solicitations on behalf of state troopers, claim- ing funds will be used for a safety belt campaign or for families of slain officers. The Delaware State Troopers Association (DSTA) does not solicit funds for either of those causes. The only fundrais- ing operation DSTA engages in is its ongoing program with Smokey Mountain Secrets jams and jellies sales, or ad sales to businesses in- terested in promoting their prod- ucts in the DSTA magazine. DS- TA is not affiliated with the Fra- ternal Order of Police. Those who want to confirm that their pur- chases indeed support state troop- ers may call DSTA at 800-660- 3120 or 302-736-9958. l)elaxare Slate Police l)rix in Tnlcr tile Influence Re )0rl Cape board to discuss FY 99 budget Dec. 17 The Cape Heniopen School Dis- trict Board of Education will dis- cuss the FY 99 budget during its Thursday, Dec. 17 meeting. Other items on the agenda include the Delaware Student Testing Pro- gram results and the statement of current budgetary activities. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the district office. Sewer construction continues on Route 1 Work has begun on Best's Lane where sanitary sewer is being in- stalled and will soon begin on Route 88, behind Red Mill Inn. Preparations for work on pump station 236 are underway in Heronwood. In Red Mill Farms, the last section of wer main is 1998 Church, Christian Storehousel St. John's, Casa San Frincisco, Georgetown Circuit and Seaford Missions, receive the food items. County Administrator Robert Stickels thanked the members of the Caroling on the Circle Com- mittee during the Dec. 8 council meeting. They are: Jim Truelove, Diana Pettyjohn, Dale McDowell, Robin Griffith, Helen Walls, Kevin Short and Ray Webb. Planning Commission mulls Long Neck project Sussex County's Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Thursday, Dec. 17 to consider several subjects, including a com- mercial site plan for the Long Neck Back Bay Center on Sussex 299 and Route 24 and a plan for Tall Pines Associates LLC, locat- ed at Sussex 247. The commission meets in the county council chambers in Georgetown. Meeting time is 7:30 p.m. Sussex closes county offices for holidays Sussex County offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and Fri- day, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. Offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 28 at 8:30 a.m. Offices will also be closed Fri- day, Jan. 1, but will reopen Mon- day, Jan. 4. There will not be a Sussex County Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 29. There will be a regularly scheduled council meet- ing at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 5, at which time county council offi- cers will be elected for next year. Caroling on Circle collects 30,000 items Over 30,000 items were collect- ed for the food pantries through- out the county in the county's an- nual Christmas food drive. On Dec. 7, the Sussex County Coun- cil sponsored the 16th annual Car- oling on the Circle and more than 30,000 food items were collected. The Delmarva Mobile Home Association donated 17,400 items. The Sussex County Council do- nated 8,100 items. Sussex Central High School donated 2,404 items. Sussex County employees donat- ed 1,208 items. Georgetown Elementary School donated 709 items and Sussex Central Middle School donated 611 items. Eight food pantries: Georgetown Crisis House, First State Community Action Agency, Parker-Selby honored as black achiever The Delaware YMCA, Walnut Street YMCA and the First Union National Bank recently hon- ored Esthelda Parker-Selby at the 1Oth An- nual Black Achievers in Business and Industry awards ban- quet for her PARKEI%SELBY outstanding contributions to the lives of young people. Dr. Beatrice Berry, host of "USA Live," was the guest speaker at the banquet, held at the University of Delaware's Bob Carpenter Center. The Sussex Family YMCA nominated Parker-Selby for the prestigious award because she continuously devotes her time and energy to young people in the Cape Region to help them explore and realize their career goals. YMCA black achievers must meet the following criteria to be consid- ered for the award: be exemplary role models, demonstrate interest in serving the community and show enthusiasm about the posi- tive effect they can have on the lives of young people. Parker- Selby is the principal at Rehoboth Elementary School. Rehoboth Planners to hear partitioning pleas The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission will hear two re- quests for lot partitioning at the Monday, Dec. 14, monthly meet- ing. The first request is from Julie Peters and Joan LeAcheur, who wish to partition Lots 39-41 Sus- sex Streets, which are noncon- forming lots of 84-by-50-feet. The second request comes from Bob Derrickson, who wants to partition lots 87-89 Sussex Street, Bridgeville United Metist-.which are both conforming f00- FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 6, 1998 DATE LOCATION TYPE 12/02/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 283, south of Lewes #5 12/02/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 264, north of Lewes #2 12/03/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 24, south of Lewes #5 12/03/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 14, north of Rehoboth #2 12/05/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 24, south of Lewes #4 12/05/98 Rt. 1 and Rt. 1A, west of Rehoboth #4 12/06/98 Rt. 1 and McDonald's parking lot #3 12/07/98 Rt. 1 and Sussex 24, south of Lewes #4 Route I accident information provided by Delaware State Police Troop Z - Troop 7 Sussex County Kent County New Castle County 7 32 11 13 Of the 56 people arrested for DUl, 13 were involved in accidents. by- 100-foot lots. The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. in the commissioners room. Rehoboth commissioners face lengthy agenda The Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners have a lot of busi- ness to attend to at the Friday, Dec. 1 l, regular monthly meeting. The commissioners will hear four requests for permits of com- pliance involving restaurants seeking new or revised liquor li- censes. Seeking a new permit is Mary Ann Miller for Our Place Restaurant and Garden Patio at 37 Baltimore Avenue where Gourmetby the Sea had previous- ly been located. Also seeking a new license is David Travis for The Bayou at 17 Wilmington Av- enue, which will replace Boudreaux's and a miniature golf course. Revised permits are being sought by Woody's Restaurant, 2 Christian St. in the Dinner Bell Inn Complex, and Grotto Pizza at 36 Rehoboth Avenue, which plans to expand into the area to the east now housing the Seawood Restau- rant and the old Eddie Saff's Linen Shop. Woody's wants to decrease its restaurant size and add motel rooms, while Grotto wants to close the upstairs of its present operation to regular cus- tomers and use it for banquets and other private parties. The build- ings to the east would be used for regular dining. Also on the agenda is a presen- tation by Rehoboth Beach Main Street Program Director Jessica Naipier-Kane and adoption of a resolution accepting the success- ful referendum Dec. 5, to con- struct two new elevated water storage tanks and authorize solici- tation for bids and issuing up to $3.6 million in general obligations to finance the project. The board will hear a report from the planning commission, city manager, police, Delaware veterans concerning the new Sus- sex County cemetery and may go into executive session to discuss the status of its appeal to the state concerning the new TMDL regu- lations governing sewer plant out- put into the bay. The meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. in the commissioners room. School of the Arts sets information sessions The Southern Delaware School of the Arts, which is part of the In- dian River School District, is sponsoring information sessions during the upcoming week. Dur- ing these presentations, topics such as missions, busing, sched- ule, curriculum, programs, inte- gration of the arts, school uni- forms and other issues will be dis- cussed. A question and answer pe- riod will follow each presentation and all interested families are wel- come to attend. The sessions will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, at North Georgetown Elementary. School cafeteria; 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Southern Delaware School of the Arts cafeteria in Sel- byville; and at 12:30 p.m., Satur- day, Dec. 19, at Lewes Public Li- brary meeting room. The Southern Delaware School of the Arts is a public school, however, it is a school of choice.. Therefore, all students seeking ad- mittance for the 1999-2000 school year must submit an application to the school office by Jan. 10, 1999. Applications are being accepted for students in Sussex County that will be in grades 1-8 next year and most of the openings from 1999- 2000 will be in the first grade. However, all interested families are encouraged to apply. The Southern Delaware School of the Arts promotes the philoso- phy of "learning through the arts" and offers classes in dance, art, drama and vocal and instrumental music. For further details, call 436-1066.