Favorable decision on beach repair. 

On May 15, 2017 Senator Carper announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Philadelphia District, had received funding to move forward with the contracting process to restore the beach at Bethany Beach to the condition it was in before the January 2016 Winter Storm Jonas.


Repair work will not likely begin until the Fall/Winter time frame. Senator Carper mentioned that this favorable funding decision was facilitated by the support of local communities and officials. The funding is provided through the USACE Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) program, which enables USACE to repair projects damaged by severe storm events at 100 percent Federal cost.



Press release from Sen Carper Click Here


News article from delmarvaNOW  Click Here


 See Current Issues "Beach Replenishment " Page for History of Activity, Click Here..



BBLA 2017 Annual Meeting was held  Sat June 17 at 10AM at South Coastal Library with a large turnout

Our speaker,  Captain Darin Cathell, a 20 year veteran of the Bethany Beach Police Department gave a well received presentation

Membership approved the Nominating Committee's recommendation for Board members and officers and also approved the Board's recommendations on the amended BBLA by laws.


Click here to see the Presidents Report on Behalf of the Board, It includes significant activities in the past year in each of BBLA's four major purposes,  the historical background of BBLA charitable donations, and the meeting agenda.


BBLA Draft Minutes of 2017 Annual Meeting - Click to View


Bethany Beach Town council approved a  new ordinance.-- Proposed New Design Criteria for Residential Construction ("bulk density").

by a 7-0 vote without amendment on Oct 21, 2016. Ordinance takes effect one year later on October 21, 2017. It impacts building designs  for the R1 and R1A zoning Districts.

Link to new ordinance.