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Parking Problems Most Frequently Incurred by Motorists

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Parking without a valid permit. Permit improperly displayed. Stickers must be displayed on the back of the rear view mirror. Hanging permits must be hung from the rear view mirror. Remember to keep your vehicle locked to prevent the theft of your permit. Parking on the roadway or against the flow of traffic. Parking in No Parking Areas, Lifeguard Parking, Handicap Parking, or blocking driveways. Motorists are reminded to park on the right side of the road off of the roadway as far as possible.



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Water Leaks – Help Us Help You

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

During the winter season, fluctuating temperatures often cause frozen water pipes to burst causing severe damage to homes and property. We encourage all non-residents who own homes in South Bethany to make sure the town hall/police department has a current phone number on file for you so town employees can notify you if your home experiences a water leak.



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Secure Your Packages

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

We would like to remind everyone to take extra security measures when mailing and receiving packages. Thieves look for unattended packages left in mailboxes and doorsteps. We recommend mailing packages at the post office instead of placing them inside mailboxes and sending packages via certified mail that require a signature from the recipient.



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Recognize The Signs of Terrorism-Related Suspicious Activity

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

If You See Something, Say Something     



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How to Avoid and Detect Elder Fraud

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

How to Avoid and Detect Elder Fraud: A Guide for Older People, Caregivers, and Relatives Elder abuse is a problem in western cultures world-wide. There are many forms of abuse ranging from neglect to physical abuse, and within that range is financial fraud. Elder fraud can take many forms and we’ll focus on the type of fraud that primarily uses the internet in this article. Seniors are disproportionately targeted as victims for fraud. The AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired People) found that while only 35 percent of the American population is over 50 years old, fraud victims over 50 accounted for 57 percent of all fraud. It’s difficult to obtain numbers on how large a problem elder fraud is world-wide. Different organizations calculate numbers in different ways and also define fraud differently. All we can be sure of is that billions of dollars are lost each year to criminals preying on elder […]



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The Best Little Beach in Delaware

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

The Town of South Bethany is part of the Quiet Resorts of the Delaware Beaches. With so many choices for the entire family, the fun never stops! On the east side of town, relax and soak up the sun on our clean, wide, guarded beach, termed “the best little beach in Delaware.” Our beach is ranked one of the cleanest in the nation. On the west side of town, enjoy boating, crabbing, fishing, sailing and kayaking from our 5-mile network of canals that leads to a beautiful bay surrounded by natural wetlands. Single family homes are just minutes from each of these beautiful amenities.   Vision Statement: South Bethany is a quiet, single-family, oceanside and bayside community with a network of canals, that provides a safe and welcoming environment for property owners and visitors. The town is committed to maintaining and enhancing its character and resources, both natural and man-made. […]



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Recycling – What You Can and Can’t Put In Your Recycling Cart

Date Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2017

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2016 Pavement Management Study Prepared by Kercher Engineering, Inc

Date Posted: Friday, January 1st, 2016

View PDF Version PowerPoint Presentation – 2016 Pavement Management Study Prepared by Kercher Engineering, Inc.



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Telephone Scams

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

  South Bethany Police would like to alert residences to the possibility of telephone scams in the area. The latest scam reported is known as “The Grandparent Scam.” This scam has actually been around for years. The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center has been receiving reports of this particular scam since 2008. Thanks to the internet and social networking sites, a criminal can sometimes obtain personal information about their targets, which can make the impersonations even more believable. As an example of this scam, a grandson may mention on his social networking site that he is a photographer who often travels to Mexico. When contacting the grandson, the impersonator will say he is calling from Mexico, and someone has stolen his camera equipment and passport.   Common Scenarios: The person calling claims to be traveling in a foreign country and has gotten into a bad situation such as being arrested […]



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Take These Steps to Walk Safely in South Bethany!

Date Posted: Friday, July 13th, 2012

Crossing Route 1 When possible, cross Route 1 at the TRAFFIC LIGHT INTERSECTIONS at Evergreen, Layton and York Roads Press the walk signal button and WAIT for the go ahead walk signal When crossing at a MARKED crosswalk on Route 1, WAIT until it is clear to cross Vehicles have the right of way along Route 1 – they only must yield to pedestrians if you are ALREADY IN the crosswalk NEVER hold out your hand or arm to stop vehicles – don’t count on all drivers to be paying attention and see your wave Look left, right and left AGAIN when crossing Route 1 Make EYE CONTACT with drivers when crossing Route 1 Continue to WATCH traffic the entire time you are in the crosswalk When one car stops to let you cross Route 1, NEVER ASSUME other cars will also stop   All Around Town Walk on sidewalks […]



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