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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Bethany Plans for Early Summer

During this meeting the Town Council voted to:

  • Fully open the beach to all activities, in accordance with Governor Carney’s May 14 directive, on Friday, May 22nd at 5:00 p.m., and to open the beach for guarded swimming at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May, 23rd for the summer.
  • To begin Pay-to-Park and parking enforcement on June 1st, instead of May 15th.
  • To designate downtown Bethany Beach (C-1 Central Commercial District) as two-hour parking and strictly enforce violations.
  • To create approximately 60, 15-minute free parking spaces in the C-1 area to facilitate the pickup of take-out orders.
  • To waive Business Parking permit fees for employees.
  • To convert Pay-to-Park spaces along Atlantic Avenue, and beach front street ends and parking lots, to parking spaces that require a Residential Parking Permit, with long term Pay-to-Park parking spaces on the length of Pennsylvania Avenue available to all.

On a separate note, and not discussed at the meeting, is the continued closure of the Town’s restrooms, pending the resolution of physical distancing, sanitation and health and safety issues for the public and Town staff.

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