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Dewey Beach says it may give up its right to 3-thousand square feet of space in the Lighthouse Cove project.

Under a proposed amendment to the agreement with the developers the city would give it up in exchange for $360-thousand.

It was supposed to have been used for office space.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Town Manager Marc Appelbaum says the town wants to keep its police and town hall in the same building.   

The money would have to be paid in full by the end of June in 2017 or by the expiration of the building permit whichever comes first.

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DEWEY BEACH, Del. (WBOC)  - Town officials in Dewey Beach are optimistic they will reach a settlement in a lawsuit filed against the town by a local shop owner.

The owner of Jeremiah's Beach Party, a beach merchandise store on Route 1, filed a lawsuit against the town of Dewey Beach after receiving ticket violations for covering the storefront with too much merchandise.

Town Manager Marc Appelbaum says he is hopeful a deal between the owner of Jeremiah's and the town will be reached.

Applebaum told WBOC There is a willingness and desire to settle," said Appelbaum.

The Dewey Beach Town Council has decided to delay the decision on whether or not to buy surveillance cameras for the resort until their June 14th session.

There is a proposal to put up 8 surveillance cameras in the downtown area…to deter crime.

The plan would cost around $100-thousand.

Marc Appelbaum, the town manager told the Salisbury Daily Times, that there were some technical and cost questions the council wanted to pursue.

The cameras were suggested by the Dewey Beach Public Safety Task Force earlier this year. 


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DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) - A former commissioner in Dewey Beach is now serving as the resort's acting town manager.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Marc Appelbaum and the town council agreed to a 90-day contract, beginning Aug. 27, with an option for an additional 90 days by mutual consent.

Appelbaum says he wants to use his skills to provide stability in the town. He says it's unlikely that he'd be interested in the full-time position.