Yard sale set for April 13
The rescheduled Kiwanis yard sale will be Saturday, April 13, starting at 6 a.m. on the sidewalk in front of Camelot Hall, Delmar. The club welcome any donations and volunteers will pick up items. For details, call Alvin Palmer at 302-846-3728 or any Kiwanis member. The yard sale will be held inside Camelot Hall if it rains.
Renovations may result in lower taxes
By Brian Cordrey
The joint town councils have been working on guidelines by which citizens of Delmar who spend money improving their homes can receive tax credits.
The councils hope the tax credits will encourage prospective home buyers to purchase older homes and fix them up and also act as an incentive for current citizens to do major home improvements on their homes. The end result is that these improvements will make the whole town look better.
All types of major improvements such as roofs, windows, siding and interior improvements would qualify.
The incentive would be 30 percent of assessment value tax credit spread over a three-year period based on the improvements. The tax credits would be for owner-occupied homes and not for rentals. Details of the tax credit proposal will appear in the town newsletter.
Other town news includes a report that the town’s 50-gallon sprayer will be used to spray the streets for weeds.
The code enforcement officer reminds everyone that it is time to start cutting those lawns before the grass gets too tall. People who have large amounts of trash items to be removed may call the town to arrange for a truck to pick them up.
Sarah Bynum-King, acting town manager, informed the councils that Brian Hall of the Department of Agriculture will be working for a 2002 Management Grant to remove the large oak tree in the town park that needs to be removed.
Andy Pederson informed the town that the National Geographic program with a segment on the town of Delmar will air sometime during the second week of April and that he will give the town a copy of the tape.
The State Highway Department informed the town that it will create the design for the new “Welcome to Delmar” sign on Delaware 54 near the the Old Mill restaurant, but the town will be responsible for paying for the other costs of the sign.
The council members will work on budget workshops during April. The council will also work on choosing a new health insurance carrier and how to deal with a possible 20-percent increase in rates.
Electrical problems at the wastewater treatment plant result in the need to purchase a new motor drive for $2,000. Another drive may have to be purchased before the plant is up to full capacity.
The Delmar, Del., Town Council approved a request for a new auto window tinting business to be located at the corner of Bi-State Boulevard and Grove Street.
Joan Tisinger reported from the Parks and Recreation Commission that due to significant reduction in “Open Spaces” funding, the town will not know until May whether or not it can employ a playground director for the town park.
The town will change the name of the ball park on Pennsylvania Avenue to the “Leong Memorial Ball Park” to honor the memory of George Leong, who was instrumental in forming the parks and supporting the ball teams.
The Delmar Police Commission reports that there have been several cases of theft from vehicles in the last two weeks. Warrants are being obtained for the suspects in the theft cases.
During September and October 2001, there were 31 reported cases of tires being slashed. The same suspects in the theft from vehicles cases confessed to the tire slashings, police said.
The town will celebrate Municipal Government Week April 22 through 26. The celebration is an effort to educate citizens about the role and function of town government.
The town will sponsor an essay contest, poster contest and amateur photo contest to celebrate the week.
Winners will receive prizes at the Delmar’s “Day in the Park” in June.
In addition to prizes, the winning entries will be featured in the Delmar Spring Newsletter.
Entries to all contests will be on display at the town hall during Municipal Government Week.
Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk
Congratulations to William and Harriett Cropper on their 41st wedding anniversary on April 7. They enjoyed their celebration dinner at Bonanza in Delmar.
Nancy Schumacher has returned home after being a patient at PRMC in Salisbury.
While she was there, her grandson, Blair Hall, visited her while he was home for the weekend from Lancaster Bible College. Nancy, we wish you a speedy recovery.
Amy Yoder was the guest of honor at a baby shower that was held at the Snow Hill Mennonites Church.
Congratulations to Linda Wells on celebrating 20 years in business at The Railroad Cafe in Delmar. This is a favorite for many in Delmar and the surrounding community knows its “round table” and great food.
The Kiwanis Yard sale is rescheduled to Saturday, April 13, 6 a.m. - until. It will be outside on the sidewalk in front of Camelot Hall (State Street, Delmar, next to St. Stephen’s Church). The Kiwanis welcome any donations and will come and pick up your items. Call Alvin Palmer at 302-846-3728 or any Kiwanis member. The yard sale will be held inside in the hallway of Camelot Hall if it rains. “
We wish Erin Brittingham a very Happy Birthday on April 11.
Thought for the week: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”- George Bernard Shaw