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CAPE GAZETTE, Thursday, December 24-December 30,1998 - 17 Rehoboth Planners defer two partitioning requests By Trish Vernon The Rehoboth Beach Planning Commission deferred decisions on two Sussex Street partitioning requests at its Monday, Dec. 14, monthly meeting. The first request came from Julie Peters and Joan Lelacheur who wish to divide Lots 39-41 Sussex Street, an unimproved par- cel 8,400-square-feet in size. While the city's zoning code calls for all lots in R-1 residential areas to be at least 5,000 square feet with a 50-foot street frontage, 84- foot by 50-foot lots are the norm on Sussex Street and behind Sus- Milton Continued from page 16 After further discussion on how income levels and rents are deter- mined, Camenisch said that the figures illustrate that a person who earns minimum wage could afford to live at Milton Landing. "Someone who works at Mc- Donalds and makes $6.50 an hour could live there," he said tossing his reading glasses on the table. "We bent over backwards to ap- prove this." Later he said, "If we voted on this and passed this and [MHDC] changed it, then they have broken the contract." At "one point in ihe meeting, Walker accused Camenisch of be- ing prejudiced which he emphati- cally denied. Batchelor assured council members that the management company will work to correct any problems, including the use of an inaccurate background check company. She pointed out that it is very important for her firm to have Milton Landing appear bright, clean and safe and to be seen as an asset to the community. Her comments regarding re- solving problems were backed up by Karen Speakman, deputy di- rector of National Council on Agricultural Life and Labor Re- search Fund (NCALL). She said the confusion over income levels probably came from the range of incomes that were given to Milton Town Council and the planning and zoning commission. The national agency served in a consulting capacity for MHDC when they were seeking funding and grants to build Milton Land- ing. NCALL provides technical assistance to help improve hous- ing conditions in rural and under- served areas, Through the work of NCALL, MHDC and the Delaware State Housing Authori- ty, Milton was able to receive ap- proximately $200,000 in funding that allowed the town to complete a portion of the sanitary sewer loop The town would not have re- ceived the funding if Milton Landing was not approved. Essick of MHDC said he has not been contacted by Milton officials re- garding discussion at the Dec. 15 meeting. He said Milton Landing is operating at capacity and within all the regulations of the town and tax credit housing programs. sex on Kent Street. The planners received three let- ters from nearby property owners in support of the proposed parti- tioning and one against the plan. While those who favor the parti- tioning said two smaller homes rather than one large one would be more in keeping with the charac- ter and scale of the neighborhood, the letter in opposition, from Ellen and Dagmar Henney, said two res- idences would add to the traffic and parking congestion in the area. Planner Mable Granke, citing the fact that partitioning would create two substandard lots, asked if there is an alternative route. Building Inspector Susan Freder- ick replied that they could seek a variance from the Board of Ad- justment. Granke also noted that there is no guarantee that if two dwellings are built on the lots, that they will be in keeping with the character of the neighborhood in size and bulk. While the owners' attorney, Barbara Cherrix-O'Leary, main- tained that the original plot plan shows 39-41 to be two lots and that there was a recent partitioning Continued on page 18 YEAR END CLEARAN('00E AVE AN EXTRA 20 OFF THE CURRENTLY REDUCED TICKETED PRICES EVERY RED TICKETED ITEM IN STOCK SALE PRICES EFFECTIVE THROUGH JANUARY 3rd HURRY IN FOR BEST SELECTION INCLUDING: ALL SALE PRICED BEDDING Comforters, Bedspreads, Sheets, Blankets, Throws -ALL SALE PRICED TOWELS, RUGS, SHOWER CURTAINS ALL SALE PRICED TABLE LINENS AND KITCHEN TEXTILES ALL SALE PRICED GIFTWARE AND LAMPS AND MUCH MORE. t 7605 COASTAL HIGHWAY OCEAN CITY MD (410) 524-6644 #1 LIGHTHOUSE PLAZA ROUTE ONE NORTH REHOBOTH BEACH, DE JUST NORTH OF KMART (302) 227-8340