Bridgeville Events
Thursday, November 18th. 1999
Property next to town hall is sold

By Bill McCauley
Bridgeville town commissioners have voted to sell the Davis property, located next door to the town hall. The vote was taken at the regular town council meeting Monday evening, Nov. 8, attended by three commissioners, president Jack Dalton, Margaret Sipple and Glen Miles.
The present occupant of the building on the Davis property is Fife Federal Credit Union. Representatives for Fife have determined that another town in Sussex County would be a better location for the company.
Buying the property is Barbara O'Leary, a lawyer with an office in Rehoboth. The purchase price of $46,000 will go toward a $200,000 loan taken out by the town three years ago. The balance of that loan is $110,000.
"We're getting what the property was worth and what the appraisal was. It's fair for us and it's fair to her," said Dalton.
Settlement will take place on or about Dec. 15. Fife will stay in the building until that date.
The town originally purchased the Davis building for $35,000.
The town's planning commission had its first organizational meeting Oct. 14. Howard Hardesty was elected chairman and Kevin Carson was elected secretary.
At the commission's second meeting on Thursday, Nov. 11, it began working out a plan with the University of Delaware for comprehensive development.
Streets commissioner Sipple reported that both sides of North Cannon and one side of South Cannon Street will have new sidewalks, as will a part of Laws Street between Sussex and Edgewood.
The town is planting a Fraser fir across from town hall, to replace the tree that was recently cut down. The new tree, about 8 feet tall, is a gift of the Bridgeville Lioness Club.