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    Town of Fenwick Island

 

The Town of Fenwick Island, Delaware is planning to install additional sidewalks along Coastal Highway from Dagsboro Street to Indian Street. The much-needed project is estimated to cost $600,000.

In order to launch the project, affected business owners must consent to easements allowing access to their respective properties. However, not all businesses have signed off, citing concerns that more clear information is needed about the sidewalk contracts. In response to these concerns, the Town’s Mayor, Natalie Magdeburger, has stated that the town council is ready to discuss and address any concerns. It is expected that this topic will be discussed at an upcoming Town Council meeting.

 

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The Town of Bethany Beach was recently featured in the Best Beaches for Digital Nomads Lifestyle Guide in an article highlighting the many charms the "Quiet Resort" offers to those who have the flexibility to work remotely. 

A wide variety of experiences were noted for visitors to enjoy such as visiting the beach and boardwalk, music and entertainment, state parks, nature reserves, abundant dining options and other points of interest.

Check out the full article here. 

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Proposed Collins Street Pathway | Courtesy of Town of Bethany Beach
http://townofbethanybeach.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=677

 

The Bethany Beach Town Council held a special meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 to discuss the proposed Collins Street Pathway Project, which has been recommended to improve pedestrian safety along the busy roadway. During the meeting, Jim Lober of Kercher Engineering, presented the project details which feature the construction of a five-foot wide pathway along the south side of Collins Street, along with other safety improvements. Following the presentation, residents had the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns.

The council was originally set to consider the project during the town council

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The South Bethany Town Council has allocated $50,000 in funding for the removal of algae blooms from the town’s canals. The proposed cleanup project would take place in April and May of 2023 by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). However, if DNREC is unable to complete the work, then the back-up plan is to negotiate a contract with Solitude Lake Management. The Town's Public Works Department would also provide resources to assist with the project. The algae blooms would be relocated to a state park such as the Salt Pond or Fresh Pond near the Fred Hudson Road, subject to DNREC approval.

For additional information, please view the full Coastal Point article here.

 

 

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) recently announced a $4.685 million project to dredge the main channel of White Creek and a short stretch of the Assawoman Canal northwest of Bethany Beach.  The DNREC project will remove approximately 70,000 cubic yards of sediment, which has built up over the years, to improve boating safety and navigation along the waterways. The sediment that is removed will be recycled and used to restore the salt marsh in the Assawoman Wildlife Area.

Work will begin in January 2023 and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2023.

For further information, please click here. 

 

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The 2023 Leo Brady New Year's Day Plunge will be held in Bethany Beach on Sunday, January 1st, 2023 at 12 noon and will benefit the William O. Murray Scholarship Fund.

On-site registration will be held on Saturday, December 31st at the Bethany Boathouse, or participants may preregister online through December 27th 2022 at https://bethanyfenwick.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/24189.

Please visit the event website for all the details!

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The Quite Resorts will celebrate the 2023 Fire & Ice Festival on January 27th through January 29th in the southern Delaware towns of Bethany Beach, Ocean View and Millville. The 6th annual festival will feature movie-themed ice sculptures in downtown Bethany Beach, bonfires, live music, fireworks, a chili cook-off and a tasting tour. These are just a few of the fun activities to be enjoyed throughout the weekend.  For further information and details, please click here.

Photo credit: https://fireandicede.com/

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The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) conducted a public meeting on October 26, 2022 to address pedestrian and bicyclist safety concerns along Coastal Highway in North Bethany.  The results of a recent DelDOT traffic study were presented and representatives from the "Coalition for a Safer North Bethany Beach" were given the opportunity to voice their concerns particularly, the posted speed limit of 55 mph.

Several short-term strategies under consideration include improving signage, increasing site-distance by removing overgrown vegetation, installing flashing beacons, and improving road crossings and lighting.  Additional longer-term ideas were presented such as creating buffers between travel lanes and the road shoulder, installing

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In preparation for the upcoming 2023 beach season, the Fenwick Island Beach Committee will be installing new signs that will help children navigate while visiting the beach and to help keep them from getting lost.

 The twelve "marine animal-themed" signs will be installed on dune crossings and along the beaches and will be about 4 feet tall and 18 inches wide.

For more information, please click here.

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The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will hold a public workshop on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 5:00 pm to discuss the North Bethany Pedestrian & Bicyclist Study and the options for changes on Route One in North Bethany to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Information will be presented beginning at 5:00 pm, followed by a question and answer period.

The workshop will be held in person at the Indian River Marina Conference Room and virtually via Zoom.  Meeting information is below:

In Person Meeting Location:
Indian River Marina Conference Room
39415 Inlet Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Virtual Meeting Information:
https://publicmeetings.delaware.gov/#/meeting/73047

 

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