Town of Bethany Beach, Delaware

Population: 943 (2006 Census)

Town council meetings: Third Friday of the month, 7:30 p.m., town hall meeting room

Planning & Zoning meets: Monthly, on the Saturday after the council meeting, 9 a.m., town hall meeting room

Elections: Second Saturday of September, noon to 6 p.m., alternating slates of three and four seats, with two-year terms; mayor selected from among town residents serving on the council by the council after each election, with a one-year term

Town office: 214 Garfield Parkway, open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, year-round; (302) 539-8100, fax (302) 539-8149; P.O. Box 109, Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Web site:

General e-mail inquiries:

Town Council 2007-2008:

Carol Olmstead, Mayor

Tony McClenny, Vice-Mayor

Jerry Dorfman, Secretary-Treasurer

J. Robert “Bob” Parsons, Council Member

Steve Wode, Council Member

Tracy Mulligan, Council Member

Joseph T. “Joe” Healy, Council Member

Town Manager: Cliff Graviet

Town Clerk: Lisa Kail

Administrative Staff: JoAnna Nichols

Finance Director: Janet Connery

Building Inspector: John Eckrich

Public Works Director: Brett Warner

Code Enforcement: Barry English

P&Z Chairperson: Lew Killmer

Standing committees: Planning & Zoning, Board of Adjustments, Budget & Finance, Communications, Cultural and Historical Affairs, Charter and Ordinance Review, Traffic and Parking, Board of Assessment, Audit, Stormwater and Drainage, Intergovernmental Relations, Commercial Architecture Design Review

Police: Michael Redmon, Chief

Town Solicitor: Terence Jaywork

Emergency: 911

Non-emergency police contact: (302) 539-1000

Beach patrol: Joseph Donnelly, Captain

The Beach Patrol is on duty daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day and weekends throughout September; daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends and holidays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Trash pick-up:

Summer Collection – May 31, 2007 through Sept. 30, 2007; Zone I (East of Rt. 1): Mon. Wed. & Fri. (in alley where applicable); Zone II (West of Rt. 1): Tues. Thurs. Sat. (at street); Commercial Dumpsters: Mon. thru Sat.; Residential Dumpsters: Mon. Wed. & Fri.

Winter Collection: Begins Sept. 30, 2007, and continuing through winter months; Entire Town: Mon. & Fri. (streets & alleys); Commercial Dumpsters: Mon. (Wed. as needed) & Fri.

Free Cleanup: April 19-30, 2007; Oct. 18-29, 2007; large trash items (furniture, appliances) will be collected at no charge during these times

Curbside recycling: A townwide voluntary curbside recycling program through DSWA has been instituted beginning in 2008. Property owners may sign up through town hall. Pick-ups are weekly during the warm months and bi-weekly during colder months. At $32 annual fee is included in annual billing from the town.