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Officials with the Fenwick Island Town Council recently announced that the long-expected U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' beach replenishment project for Fenwick Island will be delayed. Originally slated to commence in the Fall of 2022, the replenishment is now expected to begin in the winter of 2022 and continue into the spring of 2023, with the ultimate goal of completion prior to the 2023 season.

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On June 24, 2022, the Fenwick Island town council unanimously voted to reinstate the two-year moratorium on new hotel construction which was set to expire on July 24, 2022.  The ban was initially implemented in 2016 following strong community opposition to an ordinance change allowing the expansion of the former Sands Motel from 38 rooms to 65 rooms.  The extension will be in effect through July 2024 and will allow time for studies on the long-term impacts of new hotel construction to the town.

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The bill to decrease Delaware’s realty transfer tax by 1%, HB 358, was released from the House Administration Committee on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.  The bill is now assigned to the House Appropriations Committee. This is a very positive first step, which involves additional measures as part of the state legislative review process before coming up for a full vote in the Senate. It is promising that the bill has progressed to this point, and we are hopeful that it will eventually receive full approval and passage.

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Following a 2-year break due to the pandemic, the Bethany Beach 4th of July parade will take place on Monday, July 4th, 2022.  This year's theme is "Timeless Bethany". 

No pre-registration is needed. Float registration begins at 9:00 am and the parade will commence at 12 noon.

Click here for additional information or visit the town's website: https://www.townofbethanybeach.com/273/Fourth-of-July

 

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The Leslie Kopp Group of Long & Foster Real Estate, has been named as one of the top real estate teams in the nation, according to the 2022 REAL Trends’ The Thousand list for 2021 sales volume in the medium teams category. The industry news organization recognizes the country’s highest producing teams and individual agents by sales volume and transaction sides in its annual list.

Source: 2022 RealTrends The Thousand

 

 

 

 

 

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The Delaware Office of Tourism has launched a campaign to promote new beach attractions in Southern Delaware's coastal resorts.  The focus of the initiative is to highlight businesses that have risen to the challenge to expand or start new ventures in response to strong demand following the pandemic.

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On May 17, 2022, the Sussex County Council adopted an ordinance that enacts important environmental safeguards to protect Sussex County wetlands and waterways. The legislation will take effect in November of 2022 and will apply to new residential development projects within unincorporated areas of the county.

Key changes that will impact new residential development include:

  • Doubling the size of buffer zones in areas that adjoin tidal wetlands and waterways from 50 feet to 100 feet.
  • Placing a 30-foot buffer zone along non-tidal wetlands and streams, where currently there is none.
  • Banning the clear-cutting of trees and other vegetation in buffer zones.

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A public workshop will be offered at the Indian River High School auditorium on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 4 p.m. to discuss the Delaware Department of Transportation's (DelDOT) Southeast Sussex Traffic study which was designed to evaluate and address summer traffic conditions in the Roxana, Bayard and Bunting areas west of Fenwick Island.  To register for the event, please visit:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southeast-sussex-public-workshop-tickets-345748913307

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Sculpture artist Peter Wolf Toth returned to Ocean City to complete some much needed restoration work to Nanticoke, the Whispering Giant sculpture.  The artist presented the sculpture to the town in 1976 in dedication to the native people of Delmarva. The iconic sculpture, located in the Ocean City Inlet,  is part of a series of 74 Whispering Giants created by Toth which can be found throughout the United States and in a few other countries.

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The Ocean View West Avenue Streetscape Project has been completed! The $722,468 project involved installing 1,300 feet of new sidewalks along the east side of West Avenue and other improvements. The sidewalk installations are the first of a series of projects to be completed in the town to boost pedestrian safety.

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