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28 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Dec. 19 - Dec. 25, 2003 Minner unveils 'Delaware @ Your Service' online initiative Gov. Ruth Ann Minner unveiled a series of new e-government services for residents, visitors and businesses who interact with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Wednesday, Dec. 17. Minner said the internet trans- actions, dubbed "Delaware @ Your Serviee' are the first" of many services that will eventually be available on the state govern- ment website. Minner has made the movement of state government onto the inter- net a cornerstone of her adminis- tration. The new services will provide a range of benefits for citizens seek- ing recreational opportunities in Delaware and businesses that are regulated by DNREC. Minner said the new web-based services will allow: The purchase of state park an- nual passes for both residents and non-residents; . The purchase of hunting li- censes, fishing licenses, duck stamps and trout stamps, as well as the ability to print them from home or office; The purchase of dog licenses, as well as the ability to print them from home or office; The ability of businesses to re- new wastewater licenses over the internet; and The ability of businesses to submit asbestos removal reports over the internet. "These new services will im- prove the level of service provid- ed by DNREC to citizens and businesses, residents and non-res- .idents," Minner said. "Citizens expect their government to pro- vide better service and we must continually strive for ways to de- liver on that expectation. Using the internet to make it easier for citizens to interact with the state is an important strategy to help us achieve that goal." These new services comple- ment the existing set of web- based services provided by DNREC, which also!0ffers citi- zens an environmental notifica- tion system on its web site, as well as a geographic information system (GIS) service to allow cit- izens to access important environ- mental information. Enhance- ments to the set of services un- veiled today will follow in the next several months. "In coming months we will be adding more services to our web site," said DNREC Secretary John Hughes. "These new services will allowcitizens to renew boat registration, purchase souvenirs from Delaware State Parks, sign up for various programs offered by State Parks, subscribe to Out- door Delaware magazine, submit Water Use Reports, pay Under- ground Tank Fees, and obtain drilling and septic licenses on- line.'" The launch of these new servic- es represents the culmination of a partnership between DNREC and the state's new Department of Technology and Information (DTI), which provides critical support for the state's e-govern- ment initiative. The new DNREC services will utilize a centrally managed Inter- net payment component that is managed by DTI. "Governor Minner's vision for e-government requires that pieces be put in place to make it easier for agen- cies to deploy these kinds of web- based services for their cus- tomers," said Delaware Chief In- formation Officer Thomas Jarrett. "By putting in place the build- ing blocks needed to support e- government across the state, we are helping to enable the success of these new services." The new servicesare available on the DNREC "Delaware @ Your Ser- vice" web site at by visit- ing the state's web portal at ABC hosts reception for new Kent, Sussex members Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)held the Kent and Sus- sex New Member Reception Dec. 10 at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Fisherman's Wharf, Lewes. Cochairman of the new member involve- ment committee Kevin Thomas of Insurance & Financial Services Ltd. in Hockessin introduced speakers Ed Capodanno, ABC president, and Robert Suppe, ABC chairman, at the event. Dm)e Green of Construction * Resource Management in Lewes, dis- cussed the involvement opportunities for new members. Following the reception, about 70 members and guests enjoyed the annual ABC Kent and Sussex holiday party. The next event for Kent and Sussex ABC members will be held Jan. 20. For more information, call Terry Cook at 945-0492. Kathy Ford- On The tTo Makiay Thiffgs Happen Prudential ROBERT V. WITSIL, JR. CIVIL, CRIMINAL LAW & ZONING Accidents & Personal Injury Home Owners Associations Misdemeanor & Felony Offenses ' Zoning & Variances . Corporate & Business Law DUI & Traffic Offenses Wills & Estates Commercial Litigation 120 South Bedford Street 420 Rehoboth Ave. Georgetown, DE 19947 Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 8 5 5- 012 0 B y Appointment Listing of areas of practice flops not represent specialization in those areas.