DNREC Press Release – Oil Spill Cleanup of Delaware Bay Coastline

Date Posted: Friday, October 23rd, 2020

The following Press Release from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) provides information on the recent oil spill in the Delaware Bay. South Bethany’s public works department has been surveilling South Bethany’s coast and, to date, no oil has been discovered. Oil Spill Cleanup of Delaware Bay Coastline Intensifies Today With Additional Resources Deployed The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and U.S. Coast Guard continued Thursday and Friday to spearhead a cleanup operation for the oil spill that has deposited blobs of oil called tar balls and oiled debris this week over a stretch of Delaware coastline extending from the upper Delaware Bay to the tip of the Atlantic Ocean. The cleanup operation intensified this morning with additional resources deployed by state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations. More than 125 environmental professionals from DNREC, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the Coast Guard and […]


2020 Fall ZEPHYR

Date Posted: Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Click or tap to open the following PDF: Check out the 2020 Fall ZEPHYR!!


Beach Nourishment Contract Awarded

Date Posted: Monday, September 28th, 2020

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Contract for Periodic Beach Nourishment The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) notified us that construction on the beach nourishment project for South Bethany and Bethany, could begin as early as mid-October. The contract was awarded just over a week ago to Weeks Marine, Inc., in the amount of $11.1 million. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Weeks are finalizing documents that will allow them to start the project as quickly as possible. There is no official schedule at this time, but some oceanfront property owners may start receiving letters about the project as well as one regarding seismic monitoring to ensure houses are not damaged by equipment vibrations. Beach nourishment is designed to reduce the risk of storm damages to property and infrastructure. The last nourishment project was conducted in 2018. This project will involve dredging more than 732,000 […]


Resolution No. 4-20 Extending the Term of the Cable Franchise Granted to Mediacom Delaware LLC (“Mediacom”)

Date Posted: Friday, September 11th, 2020


Public Notice for 90-Day Comment Period Regarding FEMA Revisions

Date Posted: Monday, August 17th, 2020

Public Notice has been given to the Town of South Bethany that FEMA is soliciting technical information or comments on proposed flood hazard determinations for the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for the Town of South Bethany. These flood hazard determinations may include the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations, base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations or the regulatory floodway. The FIRM, and if applicable, FIS report have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through an issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR). These determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that South Bethany is required to adopt or show evidence of having in effect to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. For More information on the proposed flood hazard determinations and information on […]


What Does Slow NO Wake Really Mean?

Date Posted: Thursday, August 6th, 2020


Resolution No. 3-20 Extending the Term of the Cable Franchise Granted to Mediacom Delaware LLC (“Mediacom”)

Date Posted: Friday, July 10th, 2020



Date Posted: Thursday, June 18th, 2020

BICYCLE ENFORCEMENT MEASURES Beginning June 20, 2020 Despite the changes that the Town made with the addition and various placement locations of 36 bicycle racks, the increase of bicycles encroaching private and Town property has grown exponentially. Property owners and visitors have contacted the Town to express their concerns regarding safety hazards with bicycles parked on beach walkways and left laying alongside streets, as well as the total disregard of bicycles locked to, or abandoned on, private and Town property. Beginning June 20, 2020, the following will be enforced: 1. Bicycles not placed in racks will be moved and relocated to the closest available rack. 2. Bicycles chained to Town property such as signposts, streetlights, beach walkways, sand fence, etc., will be removed and taken to the closest available rack. The Town is not responsible for the damage, disappearance, replacement or reimbursement of bicycles or bicycle locks. 3. Bicycles with […]


Important Bicycle Guidelines for Summer 2020

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

PARK BICYCLES IN RACKS ONLY – Pick up a Bicycle Guidelines & Rack Locations card from Town Hall or visit a bulletin board for location information! Bicycles found outside of racks will be relocated and placed in the nearest rack. It’s a safety hazard to leave your bicycle parked on a beach access walk! Bicycles found parked/abandoned on beach access walks will be relocated and placed in the nearest rack. A “No Cart Parking” sign means No Carts! Bikes with carts can park on: Ocean Drive (south end), N. 6th St (vacant lot), Anchorage Drive Forebay. DO NOT lock bicycles to fences, Town signs or private property; DO NOT discard or park bicycles on vacant lots or private property! Bicycles found parked/locked against fences or Town signs or on private property or lots, will be relocated and placed in the nearest rack. Above all, RESPECT South Bethany and homeowner’s properties! […]


Governor Carney’s Public Health State of Emergency Declarations

Date Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2020

Click or tap the following link to view the comprehensive list of Governor Carney’s Public Health State of Emergency Declarations/Orders:  https://governor.delaware.gov/health-soe/