The South Bethany Town Council this week approved an additional $72,000 in funds for street improvements; reviewed a new, long-term study proposal for stormwater remediation and sea-level rise defense, at a cost of $58,000; and commended the Town’s public works committee for handling the spe…
The South Bethany Town Council last week approved a measure to permit the use of generators, while also establishing civil fines starting at $100 for violations of noise ordinances pertaining to them. Councilman Tim Shaw presented the resolution, which is intended to keep decibel levels down…
The South Bethany Boat Parade is back this year after taking a pandemic hiatus in 2020, and organizers are hoping for it to be the best ever.
Five candidates are sharing their final thoughts ahead of this weekend’s 2021 South Bethany Town Council election. Voting will be in-person at South Bethany Town Hall on Saturday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As South Bethany heads into the 2021 summer season, the Town continues to balance limited road space with bicycle parking and private-property rights. The Town had previously rearranged bicycle parking racks. Now, the public has to learn not to park on private property or lean bikes against …
The South Bethany Town Council spent several hours on Thursday, March 25, discussing two projects and their potential impact on the Town’s budget for the 2022 fiscal year.
South Bethany’s floodplain maps have gone back and forth for years now, between re-writes, lawsuits and more. The most recent attempt at stabilizing the official numbers was recently halted midway through the process, possibly due to procedural issues.
Memorial Day weekend also means Election Day for the Town of South Bethany, and eligible residents and property owners can now declare their candidacy for the 2021 town council election. Three seats are up for election this year, each carrying a two-year term, starting in June.
This week, FEMA temporarily halted its current updates to South Bethany’s floodplain designation. The Federal Emergency Management Agency had just released the proposals and begun the 90-day appeal period a week prior, when South Bethany announced that the Washington, D.C., headquarters had …
South Bethany is ready to update its town charter, relating to municipal elections. Next, they will need state approval to put that language into law. State Rep. Ron Gray (R-38th) is expected to sponsor the amendments at the state level, obtaining a two-thirds majority approval in Delaware G…
South Bethany has officially signed a franchise agreement with Comcast for cable television service. The 10-year contract is almost identical to other municipalities’ that are also welcoming Comcast — except that South Bethany spelled out the terms of customer service standards, instead of j…
The South Bethany Town Council is doing an in-depth review of municipal election rules, picking up a discussion that began last winter. The potential charter change could occur this winter.
Comcast is signing papers left and right with local towns, to prepare for a new option for local cable television customers. The Bethany Beach Town Council is preparing to host a public hearing and vote on franchise agreements, while South Bethany just held a public hearing, and Selbyville h…
As of Wednesday, Oct. 28, the cleanup of tar balls and oil debris, originally centered around Broadkill Beach, was extended along the shoreline from Bowers Beach to Ocean City, Md.
South Bethany has the good fortune of being surrounded on both sides by water sources, offering picturesque views and recreational opportunities that increase property values, but that location also means the Atlantic Ocean and Little Assawoman Bay are pushing South Bethany underwater from o…
The Towns of Bethany Beach and South Bethany have announced that Comcast will be offering internet and cable TV services in those towns in the coming year or two.
As South Bethany looks at the first round of FEMA floodplain updates, town residents are being invited to telephone into a virtual public meeting with FEMA representatives on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 4 p.m.
To better ensure police coverage, the South Bethany Police Department was recently approved to increase one part-time officer’s position into a full-time position. The town will now have six full-time officers, plus the chief.
After three town council votes and one citizen survey, the Town of South Bethany will be investing an additional $90,000 in street lights. They made a final vote in favor of the upgraded light designs on Sept. 24.
Beachfront property owners in the Bethany Beach/South Bethany beach renourishment project area may soon begin receiving letters about the project, with the potential start of work on the near horizon.
People might feel bogged down by the jargon and graphics related to floodplain maps, but it all comes down to one thing: the cost of flood insurance and the risk associated with living in a flood zone.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced on Sept. 21 that it had awarded a contract to Weeks Marine Inc. for $11.1 million to conduct the periodic nourishment of the Bethany & South Bethany Coastal Storm Risk Management project in Delaware. Work is the result of …
Mediacom representatives spoke directly to residents of South Bethany as the town continues renegotiating a new cable TV franchise agreement with the company. On Aug. 13, 10 property owners were invited to directly discuss service issues with Mediacom representatives, including Chris Lord, g…
After hearing less-than-impressive public feedback about Mediacom cable television and internet service, the South Bethany Town Council has been encouraged by recent meetings with the company.
Costumes, water pistols and the afternoon sun: that’s South Bethany’s recipe for the seventh annual Boat Parade, scheduled for Saturday, July 4, at 5 p.m.
As local towns prepare to renegotiate their cable TV franchise agreements with Mediacom, South Bethany Town Hall decided to get some official public feedback.
People are so close to getting it right. Bicycle parking across South Bethany has been revamped for summer 2020, with bike racks moved or added near the beach, on both sides of the highway.
Randall “Randy” Bartholomew has earned a seat on South Bethany Town Council, but with town buildings closed to the public, it may be a while yet before he and the full council meet on the dais again. So, he’ll serve as the newest council member and treasurer from slightly afar.
As Delaware’s State of Emergency continues to evolve, the South Bethany Town Council discussed some summer plans at their May 27 re-organizational meeting, along with some housekeeping duties.
South Bethany was one of the first coastal municipalities in the state to re-open its public beaches, once again matching Gov. John Carney’s existing restrictions for state-controlled beaches to allow only exercise and dog-walking, rather than the total ban on beach use that municipalities h…
The ink has finally dried on a police partnership between the Towns of South Bethany and Ocean View. Both town councils have approved a mutual-aid memorandum-of-understanding that will allow police officers to provide rapid assistance to each other without having to be dispatched by SUSCOM 9…
With just enough candidates to fill the town council seats up for election in 2020, the Town of South Bethany will no longer be hosting a town council election on May 23.
South Bethany Town Council has held two teleconference meetings in the past month to finalize and approve the town budget for Fiscal Year 2021, which begins on May 1.
South Bethany has passed a resolution regarding the proposed offshore wind project and proposed amenities at Fenwick Island State Park being offered by the developer in exchange for an electric hookup location there.
Four seats will be contested in the 2019 South Bethany Town Council election, scheduled for Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Terms all begin on June 1.
The South Bethany Town Council this week unanimously approved an agreement with the Fenwick Island Police Department for the FIPD to provide assistance to South Bethany while that town builds its police force back up following an exodus of all but one SBPD officer over the past year.
A candidate’s forum on Friday, May 10, ahead of the upcoming South Bethany Town Council election, was punctuated by tense exchanges between candidates, as well as between candidates and homeowners
The Fenwick Island Police Department is the third police agency that has agreed to provide paid police coverage to South Bethany. It is a temporary arrangement as their northern neighbor rebuilds its own full-time police department.
All are welcome to a free program titled “Get on Board with the Bays” by Marianne Walch of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), as the South Bethany Women’s Club hosts the talk on environmental education and science on Thursday, May 16, at 1 p.m. at South Bethany Town Hall.
Sgt. Patrick Wiley received a standing ovation when he faced the public at the April 12 South Bethany Town Council meeting, as officials and residents honored his promotion from corporal, the only fulltime officer still on patrol.
People can exercise their body and brains while walking around South Bethany. For Earth Day 2019, the ribbons were cut on more outdoor exercise equipment and a third outdoor Little Free Library.
After months of discussion, the South Bethany Town Council on April 12 quickly passed their 2020-fiscal-year budget. Treasurer Don Boteler said he was proud to announce the $2.463 million balanced budget, which begins on May 1.
The Ocean View Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Town of South Bethany to offer Ocean View officers to help supplement police coverage in the neighboring town.