Dear Bethany Beach Property Owners and Residents:

This is a survey to solicit your opinion about the use of shading devices other than the traditional beach umbrella on our beaches. For the purposes of this survey such shading devices include oversized beach umbrellas greater than 8 feet in diameter, canopies and various tent-type devices defined below. Please view a listing and pictures below of the various types of shade devices we are referring to for the purposes of this survey.

 

As you may be aware, many beach communities, including Rehoboth Beach and Fenwick Island, have passed ordinances prohibiting or otherwise regulating the use of these types of shading devices on their beaches. Because of the proliferation of various shading devices and complaints about their use, and based on information gathered over the past summer, the Town Council is considering whether or not to limit the use of shading devices on Bethany Beach. In considering the matter, we would appreciate your feedback, opinion and suggestions on the subject. To assist us, please answer the following questions:

* Q1.  Name:

* Q2.  What is your street address in Bethany Beach?

* Q3.  Did you or any of your guests use the beach this past summer (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend)?

* Q3a.  If you answered yes, approximately how often did you or your guests use the beach?

* Q4.  If you use the beach, do you use any of the following shading devices?

* Q5.  Do you think any of the following shading devices should be prohibited on the beach?

* Q5a.  If you checked any of the items above (except for the last one), please help us in our decision making process
by explaining why you checked it.

* Q6.  If you checked any of the items (except for the last one) in question 5 above, would you allow any of the following if they were restricted for use to a particular area, such as the back of the beach, immediately adjacent to the dune or dune fence, or if they were limited in size? If so, do you have a suggested location or size?

* Q7.  Additional comments.....

Canopy

Canopy

Oversized Umbrella

Oversized Umbrella

Tarp

Tarp

Cabana

Cabana

Tent

Tent

Sportsbrella

Sportsbrella

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