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PORTRAIT Longtime UPS driver delivers smiles P13 PEOPLE IN SPORTS Student athletes home for the holidays P33 Delaware's Cape Region TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014 Lewes residents continue to oppose project By Nick Roth Jack Lingo Asset Management recently resubmitted an application with the coun- ty to develop 108 a.cres adjacent to the The venue may have changed, but the Great Marsh off Park Road. A similar plan faces stayed the same. Lewes residents earned preliminary consent approval from showed up en masse at the Dec. 11 Sussex Lewes Planning Commission in August, County Planning & Zoning Commission but with the timeline for final approval to oppose a proposed 69-1ot subdivision still several years out, the developer with- outside Lewes. drew the application. Jack Lingo Asset Management Principal Nick Hammonds said similar experiences with the county assured him the process would move more quickly outside Lewes. "We had an obligation to our client, the landowner, to advise them of what we believe to be the best decision," he said. ' nd risking another three years coupled with the additional expense that would're come along with that process ... we decid- ed to withdraw our application from the city process and reinstate our application with the county." Harbor Point was originally filed with the county in April 2013. Hammonds said he was urged by Lewes city officials to develop the parcel within the city and was given assurances the process would not take too long. But as months passed and more meetings were scheduled, he said, the timeline for final approval was too far away to continue. Continued on page 4 VOICES SOAR IN LEWES PARADE DAN COOK PHOTO BETHEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ANGELS Emma Husted, left, and Miranda Barlow sing car- ols Dec. 13 in the Lewes Christmas Parade. See more photos from the parade in the Friday, Dec. 19 edition. Mayor Hanson: Fees could be right for town By Chris Flood It takes a lot to bring a hush over the crowd at a Dewey Beach Town Council meeting, but when Mayor Diane Hanson said it might be time for the town to insti- tute a property-based fee, that's exactly what happened. Hanson threw out the idea halfway through a Dec. 13 council meeting discus- sion on a possible increase to the town's business-license fees. "We may look into the idea of charging a fee to property owners," Hanson said. "Small, but nonetheless something so that we can say we have some skin in the game here." Hanson said business owners con- tinually bring up the property-tax issue whenever there's a discussion about a Continued on page 12 \ EDUCATION Students learn computer skills with hands-on fun P31 SUSSEX Manufactured homes now dwellings in county P3 INDEX Classifieds 36 Community Calendar 20 Garden & Farm 29 Health & Fitness 22 Obituaries 14 School & Education 31 Sports & Outdoors 33 " Weather 47 "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." 6 IIII!]!!!!I!U!!!IIII 1