Compliments of Jon Bleiweis
Delmarva Now, March 18, 2016
With the Bethany Beach Town Council's approval of a fiscal year 2017 budget, the town now has a reserve to repair its infrastructure, should natural disaster strike the resort. Talks of implementing the fund, known as the Storm Emergency Relief Fund, came as early as November 2014, when town manager Cliff Graviet initially proposed it to the town council.
The money would be used to repair or replace town infrastructure, such as the boardwalk, should it be damaged from a hurricane, nor'easter or other weather event. The fund would not apply to the dunes that vicious storms damaged over the course of the offseason, as the state maintains them, according to Mayor Jack Gordon.