Rehoboth Beach Commissioners to Vote on Canopy Ban - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Rehoboth Beach Commissioners to Vote on Canopy Ban

Posted: Updated:
Photo: WBOC Photo: WBOC

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - The list of items not allowed on the beach in Rehoboth might grow this summer.

Rehoboth Beach City Commissioners are scheduled to vote Friday evening on an ordinance that would regulate the size of umbrellas allowed on the beach and ban fires and cooking devices.

According to the commission, lifeguards say large canopies block their views of the ocean and run the risk of flying away and hitting someone. Under the proposed ordinance, only collapsible umbrellas no larger than eight feet in diameter with a central pole no taller than 7-foot-6 would be allowed on the beach. There are also size restrictions for baby tents.

If the ordinance passes, it will go into effect on May 15, according to city spokesperson Krys Johnson. Anyone caught violating the ordinance would have to pay a fine of up to 25 dollars for a first offense.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Hoopers Island Catches Large Bull Shark

    Hoopers Island Catches Large Bull Shark

    Captain Boo Powley has an eight and a half foot long bull shark, caught in his net this weekend.More
    Captain Boo Powley has an eight and a half foot long bull shark, caught in his net this weekend.More
  • Plant Turning Chicken Poop Into Energy Comes to Georgetown

    Plant Turning Chicken Poop Into Energy Comes to Georgetown

    A new renewable energy plant is coming to the Georgetown area next year. Though people who live nearby worry the new plant will bring increased traffic and a strong odor along with it. 

    The plant, owned by CleanBay Renewables will recycle 90,000 tons of chicken litter annually, and transport nearly 300 tons daily.

    More

    A new renewable energy plant is coming to the Georgetown area next year. Though people who live nearby worry the new plant will bring increased traffic and a strong odor along with it. 

    The plant, owned by CleanBay Renewables will recycle 90,000 tons of chicken litter annually, and transport nearly 300 tons daily.

    More
  • Demand for Teachers on Delmarva Is On the Rise

    Demand for Teachers on Delmarva Is On the Rise

    Director of Human Resources for Wicomico County Public Schools says he's down several teachers. Laurie Henry, the Dean of the Siedel School of Education at Salisbury University, gave WBOC data showing the decline of enrolling education students.

    More

    Director of Human Resources for Wicomico County Public Schools says he's down several teachers. Laurie Henry, the Dean of the Siedel School of Education at Salisbury University, gave WBOC data showing the decline of enrolling education students.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices