BREAKING NEWS: Bethany prevails in settlement of lawsuit over Dinker Cottage relocation

The Bethany Beach Town Council on May 12 unanimously approved a settlement in the lawsuit against it by neighbors of the Maryland Avenue Ext. property planned to become the new home to the historic Dinker Cottage.

In exchange for the plaintiffs paying $20,000 to offset some of the Town's attorney fees in the case and dropping the one remaining count in the case, the Town agreed to not pursue claims against the plaintiffs involving alleged bad-faith litigation and attempts to create a financial burden on the Town through FOIA requests.

Work to relocate the cottage could proceed later this month, Town Manager Cliff Graviet told the Coastal Point.

More in our May 20 issue.