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Bethany Beach Proposes Parking Permit Restrictions

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BETHANY BEACH, De. - The Bethany Beach City Council proposed an ordinance Friday afternoon that would limit how long people with parking permits can park by the beach.  Currently, any Bethany Beach resident can get a parking permit and stay for as long as they want in non-metered spaces.

Many beachfront homeowners complained, saying they do not want cars sitting in front of their homes all summer long. Some even said people were using their cars for storage so they do not have to tote their beach gear from homes farther away from the ocean.

According to Vice-Mayor Jack Gordon, if the ordinance passes, people parked in a spot for over 24 hours will get a warning. After that, if they do not move for 48 hours the car will be towed.

Brendan Delany has a big family and loves spending summers at Bethany Beach. He said his mother, who owns the home, gets upset when strangers park in front of their house to go to the beach.

"I think it would be nice for the residents to be able to park their own cars out in front of their houses on a regular basis and not have to worry about other people taking them," he said.

Jeannie Spurling lives more inland and said it's annoying when she can't find a parking spot with her grandchildren.

"There's such a huge number of people that come and go, the parking permits are based on the fact that people will come and go," she said. "If people get to park and stay in the same spot it hinders everybody."

However one resident, Joe Gleason, isn't bothered by people parking on these streets. He said everyone deserves to enjoy the beach.

"Well they're residents here, they pay taxes here, they participate in our government," he explained. "They have every right to park here I can't see why you would say people on this side of the street should have better access than people on the other side of the street."

The Bethany Beach City Council will vote on the ordinance at their next meeting in February.

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