Friday, January 19, 2007
Drainage Ponds in Delmar Delaware
In Delmar Delaware there are unfenced drainage ponds at Delmar Storage, State Line Plaza, and Delmar Commons. There may be more but frankly what is in Delmar and what is out of Delmar has become confusing to me in the last three years due to annexation. I don't know what the status will be on drainage ponds at the new residential housing developments that will be built over the next couple of years. Delmar High school has their drainage pond fenced in - certainly seems like common sense. Why wouldn't the other properties with drainage ponds in Delmar do the same. I am sure fencing in a drainage pond would cost $5,000 to $10,000, but the legal fees they would encounter if a child was drown in one would far exceed the fencing price. You would think their insurance companies would require them to put fencing up.
Observations on my morning walk
Thursday, January 18, 2007
The Bi-State pharmacy at 5 East State Street Delmar Delaware
I stopped by the Bi-State Pharmacy today to have a prescription filled. One of the exciting things about getting older is you seem to always have a prescription to fill. Now I happen to be lucky enough to have a drug insurance plan so I pay the deductible amount for a prescription. Since I am paying a set amount it doesn't matter to me if I go to a big box drug stores or a smaller locally owned drug store. The Bi-State Pharmacy is run by Edward M Asare. My prescriptions are low level drugs so I have never had a problem with him filling the prescriptions. His hours are Monday thru Friday 9 to 7 and on Saturday 9 to 3. The phone number is 302-846-9101.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Health Inspection Reports On Restaurants in Delmar
In selecting the Delaware food establishments to request inspection reports for I did not ask for any reports for the non profits (Fire department, churches, other social groups) as they do not serve food daily. I also did not ask for inspection reports for "Memories" or "The Sport Nutz" as they are mainly drinking places. The one I was undecided on was "The Top Hat" and I finally decided not to ask for their inspection report. I should have asked for the inspection report on the High school cafeteria but did not as it slipped my mind. The reports really did not provide any unexpected results. You can usually see for your self the conditions of a restaurant when you go into it. All five of the restaurants were inspected within the last three months. So that said here are the results summarized by me.
Railroad Cafe Inspected 11/08/06
Floor in Food Prep area in disrepair
Thermometers missing from 2 cold holding units
Food Debris on exterior and interior of glass door of reach-in freezer
Light Shields not provided over sink in rear
Containers of dry beans stored uncovered
Old Mill Restaurant Inspected 10/27/06
Self closing door not provided for employee bathroom.
Bonanza Family Restaurant Inspected 11/15/06
All Cold Food on buffet was out of temperature
Home style bunt pans are being used, should be commercial
Reinspected 11/21/06 and corrections were made
Delmar Pizza Inspected 10/27/06
Employee Health forms not available
Effective hair restrains not worn by several workers
Sanitized test strips to evaluate sanitizer concentrates nor provided
2 lights burnt out in ventilation hood
Thermometers not provided for cold holding units at wait station
Dry food storage positioned less than 6 inches from the floor
Light shield not provided for fixture at 2nd floor dry food storage area
Effective self closing doors not provided for bathrooms
Covered Waste receptacle not provided for female bathroom
Taste of China Inspected 11/08/06
Fly strips laden with dead flies over food prep area
Shelf on cold food prep table rusted
Sanitized test strips to evaluate sanitizer concentrates not provided
Interior Floor of Walk-in Refrigerator dirty with food debris
Interior Floor of walk-in Freezer dirty with food debris
Ventilation Hood and screen laden with grease
Paper Towels not provided for employee bathroom
Open containers of dry product
Screen Door at rear of establishment in disrepair
Outdoor dumpster has no lid
Another Transsexual Problem
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
This week events in Delmar
January 16th Tuesday Sussex County Council Agenda Meeting 10 AM, some discussion about Blackwater Creek will occur.
January 16th Delmar Chamber of Commerce< meeting at 7 PM
January 18th Sussex County Planning and Zoning meeting at 3PM.
January 20th Saturday the Delmar Fire Department Auxiliary will have a Chicken Salad, Oyster sandwich, Chicken noddle Soup and Vegetable Beef soup sale from 10 AM to 2 PM
January 20th and 21st the Model train display will be open.
The Delmar council is beginning their budget preparations for next year. If you have any suggestions for them on how to spend the money or changes to the amount collected you should contact your Mayor or Councilperson. For those who may not know their Mayor or Councilperson see this page Delmar Elected Officials I am sure their phone number is in the phone book.
Monday, January 15, 2007
New Church Bus in Town
The Church bus for the First Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ
It is hard not to notice the new bus. It is painted red and the cost of the paint job was probably more than what I paid for my house. It is nice looking however.