South Bethany Beach

Don Rush

South Bethany Beach is looking at banning smoking on its beaches.

Currently there are restrictions on smoking along the other beaches on Delmarva.

The town has sent out a survey that asks a number of questions ranging from adopting smoking restrictions and banning alcohol on the beach to a tax increase for improvements along the shore.

WBOC reports that South Bethany Beach would be the last to ban smoking on the shore.            

In 2011 Bethany Beach began the ban which was followed by the rest of the state beaches.

South Bethany Beach website

The South Bethany Beach Town Council decided to postpone legislation that is meant to protect homeowners against flooding for more than three hours.

WBOC reports that the council was set to vote on the two ordinances on Wednesday.

A town committee presented their data at the meeting but the legislation was met with opposition who said they believe action was premature.

The ordinance would have required that all new at-risk homes add an additional three feet of elevation to the base of the structure on top of the requirement by the Flood Insurance Rate Map.