BBLA Beach News

BBLA Beach News
Volume 6 - June 2022
Go to the Registration Site for BBLA's Annual Meeting - held via Zoom Webinar on
Tuesday, June 21st at 7:00 pm - and
Guest Speaker: Jeff Stone - Co-founder of SARG (Sussex Alliance for Responsible Growth)
BBLA Board keeping members informed through ongoing communications with Town Officials and reporting on meetings affecting Bethany Beach
Around Town
Post Storm Beach Access Update:
  • See latest announcement re various ramps and handicapped compliant access
BB Farmer's Market 2022 Has Begun!
  • Come visit Sundays from 8:00 - noon
  • Click here for more info on the Market
Home Entertainment Update:
  • Comcast work continues in BB
  • bringing full suite of services, including fiber optic Wi-Fi
  • estimated completion date is October 2022
  • as service becomesavailable, Comcast will contact all homeowners with subscription information on internet, phone, and television packages
  • BB's Telecom Primer/Fact Sheet on a variety of options is available on the Town's Website
  • Bethany Beach has Beach and Boardwalk Regulations in Effect - Please review HERE
Upcoming Events:
BBLA Board Members Working for You:
  • Board Members at the BBLA table throughout Seaside Craft Show Day
  • Claire Loftus - Board Member & Support to the Local Community Committee Chair - at Southern Sussex Rotary’s Flags for Heroes Celebration at Lord Baltimore Elementary
  • BBLA's 2022 Flag in Honor of the BB Public Works Dept - continued great service to the community!
  • Board Members discussed BBLA at 3 BB communities' HOA mtgs -positive feedback received
Explantion of Sussex County Council New Wetlands and Buffer Ordinance:
  • BBLA continues partnership efforts to improve the Ordinance
  • DE Center for Inland Bays (CIB) description
  • Clear step forward and clear step backward for protections at a crucial moment for waterway health
  • Read full CIB statement after ordinance passage
Positive key points:
  • additional protection measures
  • prohibition of residential lot lines within buffers
  • requirement for buffer management plans
  • specific penalties for violations
  • buffers of 30 ft added to small streams & non-tidal wetlands
  • buffers on tidal waters & wetlands enlarged from 50 to 100 ft
Negative key points:
  • 50 ft buffer on large streams not increased
  • non-forested buffers allowed
  • inclusion of options to reduce buffers on a new development in exchange for protecting other off-site areas
Memorial Day 2022 --
celebrated in meaningful ways!
BBLA: An Association for
All Bethany Beach, DE Property Owners

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