Rehoboth Beach Contracts With Planner

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It’s a first for Rehoboth Beach: the city has reached a contract with a planner for long-term planning services. Thomas West, AICP, with Greener Planning LLC in West Chester, Pennsylvania will provide planning services to the City of Rehoboth Beach and the Planning Commission for the rest of the fiscal year which ends next March…

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Rehoboth Restaurants Apply For Extra Outdoor Space

Outdoor dining barriers during 2020 (photo: City of Rehoboth Beach)
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Rehoboth Beach has begun to accept applications from restaurants that are interested in expanding outdoor dining onto sidewalks and public areas. Restaurants were able to expand last year under terms of the public health state of emergency. If they want to do so this year, they need to file an application by Monday March 1st.…

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Rehoboth Beach Hires New Beach Patrol Captain

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A 30-year veteran of Delaware State Police will become the new Rehoboth Beach Patrol Captain. The city Thursday announced the hiring of Jeffrey Giles. Giles had previous experience with the Beach Patrol, including as a lieutenant, before he was with State Police. With State Police, his responsibilities including supervision of the Maritime and Scuba units.…

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Rehoboth Beach Patrol Captain Submits Resignation

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The longtime captain of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol is resigning. Mayor Stan Mills tells The Cape Gazette that Captain Kent Buckson submitted his resignation Friday, effective immediately. Control of The Beach Patrol was placed with Police Chief Keith Banks early during the COVID-19 pandemic, with lifeguards expected to fill a security role, under a decision…

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A Closer Look at the Rehoboth Beach Bigbelly Trash Can

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Earlier this summer, the City of Rehoboth Beach placed the Bigbelly trash cans in service at strategic locations throughout town. “The Bigbelly units were first considered when trying to brainstorm ideas on how the city’s refuse collection operation could be made more efficient,” says Sharon Lynn, city manager. The city has had public works crews working from…

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Some Love New Silver Lake Fountains, Some Don’t!

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Last month the City of Rehoboth Beach installed a pair of fountains, or mini-geysers, in Silver Lake on either side of the bridge. Their primary function is decorative, says Kevin Williams, public works director. “But they also provide some limited water quality help for the lake with the aeration in the immediate vicinity of the…

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Rehoboth’s New High-Tech Parking Enforcement Tool!

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It is poised to be part of Rehoboth Beach’s most efficient parking enforcement system ever. Dubbed “R-101,” the leased Ford Escape SE is outfitted with dual license plate recognition (LPR) cameras, GPS, wifi/cellular connectivity, plenty of computer technology and a distinctive emergency lighting package. A two-employee crew will operate the car to enforce parking in…

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