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12 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014 NEWS Cape Gazette Town will discuss hiring in near future the near future and that, asaper- maintenance and town clerk - the information concerning his sonnel matter, "the specific terms also require council approval, employment." By Maddy Lauria Dec. 12, on the town's website of his employment's resolution Jones said in a Dec. 15 email In the Dec. 12 edition of the confirming that Chief William with the town are confidential that aplan for hiring a newpolice Cape Gazette, Police Ad Hoc Phillips has been placed on ter- and cannot be discussed further." chief will be formulated when Committee Chair Lynn Ekelund Milton Mayor Marion Jones minal leave, which will conclude Milton's town charter states the issue is discussed by council, said in a letter to the editor that said last week that the town's with his retirement Saturday, that hiring apolice chief requires She said the letter was posted"to Phillips announced his retire- the majority approval of mayor correct the Christmas card sent ment last week in a Christmas police chief will retire in sum- Aug. 15, 2015. mer2015. In the letter, Jones sald council and council. Two other town by the chiefindicating he was 're- card. Phillips could not be Jones posted a letter, dated will discuss the hiring process in employee positions - head of tired' and to let the public know reached for comment. taxes toward those services they Dewey ao receive. Hanson said she would be in Continued from page 1 favor of some sort of property- based fee. If the town were to possible increase to the business- adopt a fair share concept, it's license fees. She pointed out the something that should be done, town has an accommodations she said. tax, a beach replenishment tax Highway One owner Alex and a transfer tax, but prop- Pires said he would be in favor erty owners who don't rent and of the town instituting a prop- haven't done any major renova- erty tax. tions are not paying any taxes. "We have had real estate prop- Hanson owns three proper- erty taxes in this country since ties in town, paying annual taxes the 1700s," he said in a Dec. 14 on two. She. said any new fee email. "It's fair. It's easy to ad- centered around the value of minister." property would be a big change for the town. She said it would Meeting discussion have to be put to referendum; she Hanson's idea was quickly stat- also said proposing a property ed, and no other council member tax is potentially political suicide, commented on it. but it was the right thing for the Most of the discussion was town. about how to modify business Nonrenting property owners license fees so town revenue contribute through the beach re- would increase while the con- plenishment tax, and they don't tr bution of the small business place a high demand on town owner decreased. services, she said, but on an an- Hanson began the discussion nual basis they aren't paying any by pointing out that town busi- Sentencing Continued from page 11 dine and nurturing her. "She just fell through the cracks," Vickers said. "Juvenile probation missed her. Every time she did something wrong, there were no penalties." Vicker said he hopes Jackeline educates herself and returns to Mexico with some skills. "She is a changed child and a better person today," Vickers said. As she shuffled out of the courtroom, a shackled Jackeline smiled and blew a kiss toward several people sitting along the back row. One woman cried throughout the sentencing; all declined to comment. Smith did not attend the sentencing, and no one spoke on her behalf. Stuff Their Piggy Banks Instead of Their Stockings Wade Thompson Financial Advisor 19323 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302-227-2771 ness license fees have decreased community for the additional At the end of the discussion, since 2000 and that if the town revenue makes sense, but not council agreed to let Jasinski had kept its old rate, it would be before recommending that Ap- and Appelbaum work together $280,000 richer, pelbaum examine the town's to come up with alist ofpropos- It's what the town has lost, budget to see if the money is als for council to discuss during she said, suggesting that at the needed. January's meeting. very least, the fees go back to the 2000 rate. Commissioner David Jasinski said he was looking at the situa- Man pleads guilty to fishing boat at 6:45 p.m. when tion in a per-person manner. He it struck the north side of the suggested lowering the flat-rate trashing boat in inlet Indian River jetty and was dis- portion of the license while in- A Wilmington man plead- abled. Firefighters from Indian creasing the per-person rate. ed guilty to speeding andRiver, Lewes, Rehoboth and the This would minimize impact other charges after his fishing Coast Guard responded to the on smaller businesses relative to boat crashed Nov. 10 into a jetty crash. A passenger was injured the larger ones, said Jasinski. in the Indian River Inlet. David and removed from the boat by Marc Appelbaum, Dewey Hopkins, 24, of Wilmington was emergency responders. A U.S. Beach town manager, said he is charged Nov. 24 with negligent Coast Guard official said in an taking a long-term approach to operation of a vessel, operat- earlier interview the men were how business license fees are ing a vessel at excessive speed related. The injured man was calculated, and failure to maintain a proper taken to Beebe Healthcare where He called it a silly exercise to lookout, said Cpl. John McDerby, he was treated for cuts and a bro- deal with business license fees Division of Fish & Wildlife En- ken nose, McDerby said. Hopkins every year. forcement Natural Resources pleaded guilty to all charges in Commissioner Courtney Rior- Police. Hopkins was operating a Justice of the Peace Court 3 and dan said looking at the business 38-foot twin-engine Topaz sport- paid $214 in frees and court costs. " 9 ;aints' (Zhurch & 6corot :i :!':L