Issues/Action Items Corner


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Notice of 2020 Annual Meeting of the Bethany Beach Landowners Association

The Board of Directors of the BBLA has decided, for reasons of public safety in the midst of the declared state of emergency caused by the pandemic, to cancel the in-person public meeting previously scheduled for June 13th. With the use of Zoom technology, a brief meeting (not to exceed 1 hour) will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, July 25, 2020.

BBLA Members are invited to attend the meeting using the Registration Instructions below. Questions and voting by participants will be possible by using the Zoom message feature. By conducting the business portion of the annual meeting through a virtual meeting, BBLA is able to meet the legal requirements of the Charter and the State of Delaware. In addition, there will be a discussion and vote on a set of By-laws revisions that will permit virtual participation in future meetings. Click HERE for the agenda and supporting materials.

Registration Instructions:

Registration is required, please register here. You will receive further instruction through the registration process.



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On April 21, 2020, The Department of the Army and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published their final Navigable Waters Protection Rule in the Federal Register (85 FR 22250-22342) which provides a new definition of the term “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).  This final rule establishes the scope of Federal regulatory authority under the Clean Water Act, and is effective 60 days from its publication - 6/ 22/20.  Stay tuned for a summary of the new rule and its implications for Bethany Beach and the State of Delaware. Click here for an EPA fact sheet on the rule.



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BBLA Article on Wetlands and Buffers Working Group published 5/21 online in Coastal Point



BBLA Purpose and Communications Corner


BBLA provides this “Corner” to state the purpose of BBLA and share current information with members through ongoing communications with Town Officials and review of issues affecting Bethany Beach. For current issues of BBLA publications, Current BBLA Beach News & BBLA Newsletter:
 
What’s BBLA All About?:  
❖ Originally organized in 1969 to help Bethany Beach property owners maintain awareness of public matters affecting their interests and take necessary action to protect property owners’ interests

❖ Association Bylaws allow for charitable, educational, and civic work for the improvement of the Town of Bethany Beach

❖ Association is a 501(c) 4 organization with approximately 1,400 members 

❖ BBLA Beach News ➢ Issued on a regular - as needed - basis to members via email

❖ BBLA Newsletter  ➢ Issued 2-3 times/year - provides members with in-depth coverage of current issues/topics related to Bethany Beach and the surrounding areas



COVID-19
Impact on BB


BBLA provides this “Corner” to keep members updated on COVID-19 issues related to the Town of Bethany Beach

 


 



Environmental Corner (EC)


BBLA provides this “Corner” for educational and awareness purposes. Click here to request the BBLA to cover specific topics.


Our Bethany Beach, DE, community is a very special place, blessed with sun and sand, and also with critically important environmental resources in and around the community.  It is the environmental values, in part, that attract people to live, work, and vacation in our community. BBLA Board members have been tracking key issues with environmental implications:


❖ proposals to construct and operate wind farms off the coast

❖ acquisition and protection of wetland parcels in the community

❖ environmental impacts of what has come to be known as “nuisance flooding” of streets and lots

The EC provides basic information on our environmental resources, highlighting issues and challenges, and talking about opportunities to preserve, protect, and restore this special environment in and around BB.  This “Corner” of the BBLA website will  provide general information on our environmental resources (fish, wildlife, plants, landforms, etc.), typically with web links, so readers can delve deeper and learn more. 

Read EC # 1:  “What is a “Wetland?”

Read EC # 2:  "What is a "Dune?"



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