Bridgeville Events
Thursday, September 11, 2003

Bridgeville Yard Sale
Residents of Bridgeville will hold a Communitywide Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7 a.m. to noon. Any questions call Joann Conaway at 337-7747.

Parenting Classes
Learn to improve relationships with your children, strengthen your family and reduce stress. Weekly group meetings are confidential, parent led and free. River of Life Christian Center, in collaboration with Family & Community Connections, hosts classes each Tuesday, at 17 West Market St., Greenwood. Pre-registration is required: by phone, at 349-9420, leave message, or email “

Yu-Gi-Oh Night
On Friday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m., kids are invited to bring their friends and their best Dueling Deck for a night of Yu-GI-Oh. Challenge a partner and join in the fun at the Greenwood Library. For more information, or to make your reservation, call 349-5309.

Antique Tractor Show
The First State Antique Tractor Club, Greenwood will hold its third annual show on Friday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. till 9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. at Yoder Farms in Greenwood, off Rt. 36. This year’s featured tractor is International Harvest and a large group of Farmall, McCormick and International Antique tractors will be on display. The show is open to all makes and models of antique tractors and farm equipment. Tractor owners will participate in six different tractor games starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The tractor games have grown in popularity during the past few years. A live auction will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday. A 1918 International 3 H.P. gas engine will be included in the numerous items for the auction. Also, there will be a flea market and craft demonstrations. A petting zoo, kids pedal tractor pull and parade will be held on Saturday. Entertainment and good food will be offered both days. Admission and parking are free. The Yoder Farms in Greenwood is located on Memory Road, off Rt. 36 at Deep Grass and Hunting Quarter Intersection.

Bridgeville leaders hope to pass sewer referendum
By Mike McClure

The Bridgeville Commission recently discussed an upcoming public meeting (September 25) that will address a project that would make improvements to the town’s wastewater plant. During the meeting on Monday, Sept. 8, Commission President Joe Conaway announced that the town would receive a total of $2.5 million for the project, which needs to be approved through a town referendum. According to Conaway, the town is taking measures to take its discharge out of the Nanticoke River, Wicomico River, and Chesapeake Bay. Bridgeville will receive federal and state money to make improvements to its plant including a $867,000 STAG grant, a $720,000 21st Century grant, and $1 million from Representative Michael Castle and Congress. The town will receive $2.5 million in grants (pending approval of the referendum) and will borrow $3.5 million for plant modifications. That will mean a $7.50 per month ($88 per year) increase to residents, although Conaway said the Commission would do what it can to bring that amount down. The grant money the town is due to receive helped reduce the increase in fees. Conaway suggested that the town could take measures such as eliminating its water meter charge which would cut the increase in half ($4 per month). A public meeting will be held on September 25 at 7 p.m. at town hall that will allow residents to ask questions. A referendum to accept the money is scheduled for Sept. 27 from 2-6 p.m. at town hall. The vote is open to all residents of Bridgeville who are 18 or older. Businesses and corporations that own land in town will also get one vote. “Without this vote all that is moving forward to a positive conclusion will be for naught,” said Conaway, who was referring to the much anticipated golf course and development (Bridgeville South) that will be built in town. “Whether Bridgeville South is here or not we would have to do it,” Conaway added. “They’re not causing it, but they’re helping to pay for it.” A town clean up will be held on Saturday, September 20. M-T Trash will do the pickup and will go down each street once. Trash needs to be out to curbs (or wherever trash is usually picked up) by 6 a.m. Among the items that will be collected are branches (if they are less than four feet long and bundled) furniture, stoves, and household trash. Items such as freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners, tires, construction materials, rocks and bricks, oil, dirt, and batteries will not be accepted. There will be a scrap metal container in the municipal parking lot for items such as bike tires and rims, but freezers, TVs, refrigerators and other items will not be accepted. A public hearing concerning property on 104 North Main Street will be held on Monday Oct. 20. The owner of the property will be given an opportunity to convince the Commission that the building should not be declared hazardous and be demolished. The town’s dangerous building commission has determined that the building is a serious hazard and that no measure can be taken to make it safe. The town’s police department wrote 458 traffic tickets in August accounting for over $39,000 in anticipated revenues (from traffic arrests). The department’s revenue is currently $1,234 higher than what was budgeted. Jessie Savage, a Sussex Central High graduate, is scheduled to start as the town’s new treasurer this week. Savage earned an economics degree from Brown University.