Dewey Beach Town meeting, May 12, 2012
Citizens to Preserve Dewey Beach
There will be an important Town Meeting this Saturday, May 12, at 9 AM
at the Lifesaving Station. A complete agenda and live video streaming are available
at www.townofdeweybeach.com. Two items that may be of particularimportance to our homeowners:
1. Discuss and possibly vote on a Noise Ordinance Amendment, lowering the
allowed decibels. (See Agenda Item 4 for complete details.)
Even at the reduced level, Dewey will have a higher allowed noise level
than Rehoboth Beach. With our small size, many of our businesses are in
closer proximity to residential areas than are the businesses in Rehoboth.
We expect there will be opposition to this ordinance change, and it is important
that Council hear opinions on all sides of this issue. Please let your
Commissioners know how you feel about the noise issue in Dewey Beach --
either by emailing them or attending the meeting.
2. Discuss and possibly vote on Revised Ordinance on Temporary
Expansion of Premises (bars and restaurants expanding service into their
parking lot). The Town Council can amend the proposed ordinance, if desired,
and may vote on the final version at this meeting. Again, citizen input is greatly
needed. (Agenda Item 6)
We would like to note that there has been some confusion about this issue. Events and charitable functions, such as the breast cancer fundraiser, can be held at any time of year without permission from the town. These events require an expansion of premises permit only if the business expands its patron service area into the parking lot.
If you would like to share your opinion on these or any of the agenda items, please contact our Town Council. As evidenced by last month's Town Meeting, our Commissioners WILL listen.
Email addresses for Town Council:
Mayor Diane Hanson |dianehanson@townofdeweybeach.
Commissioner Joy Howell | joy@
Complete Agenda can be found at www.townofdeweybeach.com. Click on May 12 on the Calendar, then on the 9 AM Town Meeting. The changes being considered to the Town Charter are online in the same location.
Citizens to Preserve Dewey,
Anne Duffin, Rick Judge, Linda Winton, Marcia Schieck, Joan Claybrook