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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission was formed according to South Bethany Town Code Chapter 20, which can be found at and was authorized under Delaware State Code at

The Planning Commission is responsible for preparing a Comprehensive Plan for the town. The purpose of the plan is to encourage the most appropriate use of the physical and fiscal resources of the Town and the coordination of municipal growth, development and infrastructure investment actions with those of other municipalities, counties and the State through a process of municipal comprehensive planning.

The Commission provides the Office of State Planning Coordination a report describing implementation of their Comprehensive Plan and identifying development issues, trends or conditions since the plan was last adopted or amended. The report is due annually no later than July 1 of each year.

The Planning Commission has full power and authority to make such investigations, maps and reports of the resources, possibilities and needs of the town as it deems desirable, providing the total expenditures of said commission shall not exceed the appropriation for its expenses. Upon completion of any such reports the Planning Commission shall submit the same to the Town Council with its recommendations. It shall report annually to the Town Council on the activities of the Planning Commission during the preceding year.

In addition to creating the Comprehensive Plan, the Planning Commission, upon receiving a request for partitioning, combining of lots, and minor and/or major subdivision matters, shall hold a public hearing to determine if said request meets all applicable Town Ordinances and Regulations in accordance with Town Of South Bethany Code, Chapter 116, Subdivision of Land.


Chairman:   Joe Conway,  Term Expires August 2023

Vice-Chair:  Jane Bonbright, Term Expires May 2024

Member:     Brian Moroz, Term Expires May 2023

Member:     Brian Gander, Term Expires May 2023

Member:     Fred Reitzel, Term Expires May 2023


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