South Bethany

South Bethany passes referendum

The results are in, and residents of South Bethany overwhelmingly supported council’s request for permission to spend up to $970,000 for a new police station and town hall. Turnout was light — much lighter than what the town typically sees for...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany outlines evacuation route

South Bethany Police Chief Joe Deloach outlined a hurricane evacuation route for the town and immediate vicinity, at the Sept. 9 council meeting. It follows narrow roads, through several twists and turns, but may be highly effective in one regard...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Former mayor critiques town's proposal

South Bethany Town Council played two on Aug. 12, as architect Alvin French (French & Ryan) hosted a public hearing before the regular council meeting.

In fact, the public hearing itself was a doubleheader — council is preparing to...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany considers Artesian-Verizon deal

South Bethany Town Council considered an agreement between Artesian (water) and Verizon (telephone) that could bring in some extra rent money for the town, at a July 28 workshop.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
South Bethany Town Council...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany nears finalized comp plan

Members of the South Bethany Planning Commission prepared to wrap an update on the town’s 1999 Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) at the July 18 commission meeting, with plans to deliver a few recommendations to council in coming weeks. (...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

One-stop home shop behind two doors

Like the owners of neighboring
B & R Tackle, Sea Level owner Tami Oltman has also expanded her business in the York Beach Mall in South Bethany over the years.
They share something else in common.
Coastal Point • DAN GRAYBILL...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany preps for capital project

South Bethany Town Council recapped the proposed town hall/police station project at the July 8 council meeting and advised property owners there’d be an Aug. 12 public hearing on the matter, ahead of a referendum.

In brief, the plan is...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany talks big capital project

South Bethany Town Council members met for workshop on June 30, to paint in broad strokes plans for a proposed new police station and a construction project for either a renovated or new town hall.

Mayor Gary Jayne said he was a little...

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Bethany, South Bethany beaches on bubble

If property owners and officials in Bethany Beach and South Bethany were expecting the U.S. House of Representatives would help them out by providing federal funding for major beach reconstruction in the two towns, the appropriations bill...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany welcomes back guards

South Bethany Town Council marked the June 10 council meeting with a welcome back, to beach patrol captain Chris Miller, and a bon voyage recognition for Lloyd Hughes (he didn’t refile for town council this year).

Mayor Gary Jayne...

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany talks beaches and buildings

South Bethany Town Council met twice last week, for various workshops, special meetings and reorganization. Lloyd Hughes maintained attendance through what would be his last meeting as a member of council on June 2 (he declined to file for...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany residents hear from candidates at meeting

With the final weeks leading up to South Bethany’s council election ticking down, candidates for the three open seats were given the opportunity to make their cases to citizens present at the May 13 council meeting. Those potential voters were...

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00pm

Lambertson reflects on first term

Elections in South Bethany are drawing near (May 28), and incumbent Council Member Bonnie Lambertson recently took time to detail her experience to date.
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She is seeking reelection to a second...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany candidate point to openness

The atmosphere surrounding South Bethany Town Council is considerably more harmonious than it once was, according to Council Member Richard Ronan.
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Filing for reelection to what would be his fifth...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany election

Once again, the town of South Bethany has attracted enough civic-minded citizens to have an election. It will be a best three-out-of-four race again this year, with Council Member Lloyd Hughes stepping down after more than 12 years.


Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany approves 2006 budgets

South Bethany Town Council approved the fiscal 2006 budgets, set the rental tax rate and adjusted various fees at the April 8 council meeting.

The town will move forward with a $1.52 million operating budget and nearly $1.44 million set...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

South Bethany reviews town plan

It’s been five years, and South Bethany’s Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) is once again up for certification. Members of the town Planning Commission gathered for a work session on the document April 11.

The commission members have...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Beach replenishment key issue at meeting

Officials from Bethany Beach and South Bethany trekked to Washington, D.C., on March 15, with the chief hope that continued close communication with the state’s legislators will help bring the $5 million in federal funds needed to keep the towns...

Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

SBPD vets to have pensions

Veteran police officers of South Bethany will vest in the state pension plan three years from now, following a compromise decision at the March 11 town council meeting.
A main topic of discussion at two prior meetings, council members had...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

South Bethany police welcome new recruit

The South Bethany Police Department, down a man for nearly a year, has returned to its previous strength with the arrival of Ptlm. Josh Rowley.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Josh Rowley is the newest face in South Bethany law enforcement...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

South Bethany talks expenses

With $1,495,000 notched for combined general administrative, public safety (police), beach patrol and public works, South Bethany town council is starting to get a firm grasp on where money will be going this fiscal year.

Council held its...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

South Bethany discusses public works

South Bethany’s Bob Washburn (maintenance mechanic) covered his public works wish list, as town council members continued their series of budget workshops.
Washburn’s recommendations reflected a nearly 40 percent increase from last year, to...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Town looks at police pensions

South Bethany Town Council hashed out a tentative buy-in to the state’s pension plan on Feb. 25.
The town enrolled its other employees several years ago, with a five-year buy-in.

That automatically vested them in the plan, but it...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Beach projects once again in jeopardy

South Bethany has joined with Bethany Beach in contracting with beach-replenishment consulting firm Marlow & Co., and the support may have proven timelier than either town expected.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released last week...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

South Bethany moves fees into schedule

South Bethany Town Council took a first step toward expedited fee adjustments at the Feb. 11 town meeting.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
South Bethany Mayor Gary Jayne presents Linda Collins and Deloris ‘Dee’ Burbage on Feb. 11 with...

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

S. Bethany kicks in for lobbyist

South Bethany Town Council has decided to match funds with Bethany Beach for beach replenishment Washington, D.C. lobbyist firm Marlowe & Company.
Bethany agreed to sign up with Marlowe late last year, and approached South Bethany to...

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:00pm