Bridgeville - Greenwood News Briefs
Thursday, January 15, 2004

Spaghetti Dinner Jan. 16
Spaghetti dinner, sponsored by the Woodbridge H.S. Music Boosters to benefit the high school music programs, Friday, Jan. 16, 4-7 p.m., high school cafeteria, Bridgeville. The cost is $6 per person, children 5 and under are free. Dinner includes a salad, bread, tea/coffee/water, and a dessert. Carry-outs are available. Call Bob Lewis at 337 8289 ext. 315.

Ham/Turkey Shoot
Ellendale Ruritan will hold their Ham/Turkey Shoot at the Ellendale V.F.W., Road 607 (1/2 mile south of Rt. 113 and 16 intersection), at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 24. Refreshments will be available for sale. For possible cancellation call 422-2948.

  Snow, new golf course are Bridgeville issues at meeting
By Mike McClure

The Bridgeville Commission approved a snow removal ordinance during its meeting on Monday, Jan. 12. Nick Rocks of Allen and Rocks, Inc. also gave an update on the progress of the development and golf course tentatively named Bridgeville South. The Commission held the second reading of the snow removal ordinance, which requires an owner or occupant of a property in town to remove snow from their sidewalk within 24 hours after the snow or ice has ceased to accumulate. If the snow or ice is not removed within 48 hours of the violation, the town will remove it and the owner or occupant will receive a fine of up to $100. The town will give residents one notice per calendar year. The ordinance, which was unanimously passed, also calls for residents to park off the street when snow begins to accumulate (if possible). Owners of cars on the street who have odd number addresses are required to move their car to the opposite side of the street. Once the snow is removed from that side of the street all cars need to be moved across the street so that the other side of the street can be plowed. Any cars remaining on the side of the street being plowed will be ticketed and towed. Nick Rocks, president of Allen and Rocks, updated the town on the progress of the golf course and development to be located on the Passwaters farm (south of the town). According to Rocks, work on pumping station is expected to start by Feb. 15. The developer sent applications for the office of drinking water and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) last month. Approval from the state fire marshall’s office, DelDOT (for a temporary construction entrance), and the county (sediment and erosion control for the golf course) are expected next month. Settlement for the 838 acre property owned by the Passwaters family is necessary for the project to begin. “Everything is moving very well. As soon as we can get started with the permits we will,” said Rocks. The Commission voted to approve a request by Rocks to allow town engineer Annie Williams of Davis, Bowen, and Friedel to advertise for offsite sewer and water improvements for the property. Commission president Joe Conaway discussed two letters the town received from the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) regarding a request for flashing red lights at a dangerous intersection and improvements at the intersection of Routes 13 and 404. The town requested flashing lights notifying motorists of the light at the intersection of routes 13 and 40 (where a Woodbridge senior recently lost her life in an accident). DelDOT responded with a letter stating that it would study the intersection but that the sign wouldn’t solve the problem and could open up liability issues. According to Conaway, similar lights exist in Wilmington as well as Greenwood (intersection of 13 and 16) and Laurel (9 and 13). Conaway also said he expected the planned improvements to the intersection of routes 13 and 404 to start this year and be completed by late 2005. But in a separate letter DelDOT indicated that construction on the intersection would not begin until spring 2006. Conaway responded to the letters with a scathing letter in which he wrote: “I hope no one else loses their lives while you are studying this.” “We are not asking for anything that is not in place elsewhere,” Conaway added.