Pool Moratorium Public Hearing, Friday October 17, 2014 at 7:00pm, RB Fire Hall

Public Hearing on Swimming Pool Moratorium Set for 10/17/14 at the R.B. Fire Company

Date: October 7, 2014

As a result of public concern regarding noise and other environmental effects of recently constructed swimming pools in the city, the Mayor and Commissioners of Rehoboth Beach will consider at 7:00pm on Friday, October 17 the adoption of an ordinance that would establish a temporary moratorium on the permitting and construction of swimming pools in all residentially zoned areas of the city. Due to the large turnout of citizens at previous meetings to discuss pools and other related issues, the meeting will be held at the second floor meeting room of the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company at 219 Rehoboth Avenue. 

Citizens wishing to testify on the specific issue of the swimming pool moratorium at the public hearing will be asked to sign in when they arrive. In order to afford time for all citizens to be heard, comments will be limited to a maximum of three minutes. Individuals may send letters with additional comments regarding the moratorium to the Mayor and Commissioners at City Hall, 229 Rehoboth Avenue, or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from now until the record is closed on Friday, October 17, 2014. All correspondence on this subject should have the word “moratorium” in the subject line so comments are properly entered into the record.

The October 17 public hearing will provide citizens with the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns. “This hearing is specifically to hear from citizens on the issue of the proposed moratorium.  Other issues, such as parking, the size of homes, setbacks and rental regulations will be considered at future meetings”, Mayor Cooper stated. “We hope residents, builders, rental companies, developers and others will attend the public hearing and that we will receive letters expressing any ideas for appropriate action. Then we will move forward in a manner that best suits the situation.”