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Lewes utilities board sets 1998 election dates The first filing deadline for the 1998 election season has been posted. The Lewes Board of Public Works announced this week that filing deadline for the Saturday, April 4 election is 4 p.m. on Fri- day, Feb. 6. All notifications of candidacy must be in writing and filed at the office of the city manager during regular business hours of the City of Lewes. Candidates for the two seats up for election must be at least 21 years old and reside in the city for at least 90 days prior to the elec- tion. The seats up for election in 1998 are currently held by Tom McClain and and Mike Hill. The Board of Public Works is a five- person, elected board that over- sees the electric, sewer and water operations in Lewes. Rehoboth commissioners workshop cancelled Due to a lack of agenda items, the Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners will not hold a regularly scheduled workshop on Monday, Dec. 29. The next regu- lar monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9. Cape Gazette posts early deadlines The Cape Gazette will observe early deadlines for both news and advertising New Year&apos;s week. The deadfine will be at noon on Monday, . Dec. 29, for the Jan. 2 edition{ Offices will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 2, in observance of New Year's Day. Milford men arrested for illegal hunting Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife enforcement agents ar- rested two Milford men in con- nection with illegal deer hunting activity. On Thursday, Dec. 11, while acting on a citizen complaint, agents arrested Rodney McBroom of Bowman Road, Milford, for hunting deer after hours and con- spiracy. McBroom pleaded guilty to the charges and paid a $500 fine for the hunting after hours charge. The fine for the conspira- cy charge was suspended. McB- room's hunting license was re- voked for a five-year period. Christopher Turner, of RD 2 in Milford, a codefendant in the case, was charged with hunting deer after hours, spotlighting, shooting near the roadway and conspiracy. Turner is scheduled for an arraignment Dec. 30. For any illegal hunting com- plaints, citizens are asked to call the Division of Fish and Wildlife Operation Game Theft number at 1-80-292-3030 or the DNREC dispatcher at 1-800-523-3336. Rewards of up to $1,000 are paid to people providing informa- tion leading to the arrest of indi- viduals violating certain wildlife laws. Coastal residents asked to report seal sightings Winter in the Mid-Atlantic may bring some unusual cold weather visitors to Delaware's coastal ar- eas, according to Officials with the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife. In recent years, a number of seals have been spotted along the state's coastline during winter months. The first seal of the sea- son was reported Dec. 12, along the beach in North Bethany, ac- cording to Edna Stetzar, member of the the Division of Fish and Wildlife Marine Mammal Strand- ing Team. Seals are protected under feder- al law, and people touching or in- juring the seals may be subject to penalty. People should keep their distance and not try to feed the an- imals, since seals may bite. Seals may come ashore to rest for several hours, Stetzar said, and Mispillion Light declared surplus This is an aerial view of the Mispillion Lighthouse. The fed- eral government has declared the Mispillion Lighthouse to be surplus property and has offered the property to Sussex County. But County Council on Tuesday, Dec. 16, said it has no use for the property and suggested that Delaware's Divi- sion of Parks and Recreation be contacted to consider pur- chasing the property. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 26 - January !, 199.8 -3 then re-enter the water. Experts speculate that seal populations in the North Atlantic are growing, and seals are being forced further south in search of food. People sighting seals or other marine mammals that come ashore should report their findings to the DNREC Marine Mammal Stranding Network at 302-739- 4782, 302-653-2882, or 302-739- 4580. Alexander to address Sussex Republicans Former Secretary of Education and 1996 presidential candidate Lamer Alexander will be the fea- tured speaker at the Sussex Coun- ty Republican Committee dinner at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21. The dinner will be held in the Delaware Tech Higher Education Building in Georgetown. According to ALEXANDER Sussex GOP Chairman Bruce Rogers, Alexan- der will discuss educational and political issues facing the county in the next century. Tickets are $25 and available by sending a check to Republican Headquarters, P.O. Box 388, Georgetown, DE 19947. For more information call 856-6323. Rehoboth renews cable TV contract The City of Rehoboth Beach will enter a one-year extension of its present contract with ComCast Cablevision, it was decided at the Dec. 12 commissioners meeting. The consortium composed of rep- resentatives from a number of Sussex County towns will contin- ue to look into alternative televi- sion options for the future. The board also approved the au- dit report for the past fiscal year and City Manager Greg Ferrese announced that the city isn't look- ing at any increase in revenues through taxes or user rates for the next fiscal year. USDA funds available for rural communities The U.S. Department of Agri- culture (USDA) Rural Develop- ment has $4.7 million available in Delaware and Maryland for day- care centers, health clinics, police and fire protection, ambulances, hospitals and other community fa- cilities, according to USDA Rural Development state director Jack Walls. "This program can be a big help," Walls said, "especially in smaller towns that can't afford services that are really needed, like fire and rescue equipment. One of the best features of the community facilities program is its flexibility. Funds can be used for everything from mental health centers and nursing homes to telecommunications and street maintenance equipment," he said. Mlchael Short photo Habitat honors Sussex officials Members of the Sussex County Community Development and Housing Division were honored by Habitat for Humanity at the Dec. 9 county council meeting. The county employees worked with the town of Selbyville to help make it possible for a Selbyville family to build a new home. Shown are (l-r) AI phillips, Sussex County Council President Dale Dukes and Bill Lecates. Habitat for Humanity works to build homes for low-income families who have difficulty affording a home of their own. Lecates said that other employees in the division who assisted were Brad Whaley, Linda Willey and Dale Mc- Dowell. In Delaware, the USDA Rural Development allotment is $2,075,000. Loans can be made to rural communities of up to 50,000 population, and grants can go to towns of up to 25,000 people. Funds can also go to nonprofit or- ganizations that provide public services. To receive additional informa- tion, call Drew Clendaniel at 302- 697-0217. McCabe re-elected as vice chairman at DSWA The Delaware Solid Waste Au- thority (DSWA) re-elected Ronald G. McCabe as vice chair- man of its board at the Dec. 11 meeting. McCabe was first appointed as a director in July 1979 and has served as vice chairman since Jan- uary 1994. McCabe has chaired the DSWA citizens' affairs committee, and more recently, the Administrative affairs committee. He is also ac- tive in civic affairs, having served as a town commissioner and trea- surer of the Town of Millville from 1965 to 1992 and as a mem- ber of the Sussex County Board of Adjustment since 1984. McCabe, a former senior cost accountant, is retired from E.I. duPont de Nemours Co., after 35 years of service. Federal water initiative to expand in 1998 President Clinton has signed in- to law the appropriations bill that sets spending levels for all U.S. Department of Agriculture (US- DA) programs, including the Pres- ident's Water 2000 initiative, whdch provides rural communities witth a safe, clean drinking water supply. The finding for the Water 20100 program was increased to $577 billion for 1998. The USDA estimates that at least 2.5 million residents, includ- ing 39,000 in Delaware and Mary- land, face critical problems with drinking water availability, quali- ty or dependability. Over $9 million was provided in Delaware from Oct. 1, 1994, through Sept. 30, 1997, for high priority drinking water projects until the Water 2000 program. Del. Waste Authority launches web site Information about the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DWSA) is now available on the World Wide Web at <>. Web users may easily access informa- tion about how DSWA works to manage Delaware's solid waste safely. The site also provides informa- tion on recycling, household haz- ardous waste collection events, bulky-materials recycling, com- posting and safe disposal of un- wanted trash in modern landfills. Now online, DSWA plans to eventually expand its web capa- bility in the education area to in- teract more directly with teachers and students. Rehoboth gets update on wells, water tower Resident Bob Scala requested and received an update on the sta- tus of replacement of both the Lynch well and the water tower during a listening-post session that preceded a recent Rehoboth Beach Board of Commissioners workshop session. At a recent meeting, Rehoboth Mayor Sam Cooper had briefed the board on where it stands with negotiations between the city and state for replacement of the well, which the city believes the state promised to accomplish at its ex- pense when it revamped the exit along Route I Extended a number of years ago. He added that there is also concern over kow dxe Delaware Department of Trans- portation's (DelDOT) discussion of further revamping of the en- trance and exit to the city would Continued on page 4