Council members hold first meeting to address parking issues in Lewes
In Lewes, one of the most debated topics in the town was addressed Monday as council members looked to solve the issue with parking in the area. The meeting comes after there were issues with home owner's who've placed landscaping, stones, and other object's on the city's property resulting in narrower roadways which is affecting parking in the streets. Officials say this is the first of many more meetings to come in order for the town to come up with the solutions they need to increase parking availability while not disturbing residents.
"It was primarily a meeting to get us started. From now on we will be talking about specific issues as to the problem and possible solutions. We're trying to find some solutions that will bring some relief," said Deputy Mayor for the town of Lewes Fred Beaufait.
Also at the meeting,officials brought up a rising issue that they're seeing in the town where more and more visitors are "abusing" their beaches. Both council members and residents say these problems are getting worse, and that they need to get a handle on it now before it gets worse.
"How our visitors use the beach and abuse the sand dunes and disrespect in some cases the land owners that they park in front of so this is an issue much broader than where one parks their car," said Beaufait.
Beaufait says he'll be working closely with law enforcement to make sure they increase patrolling in the area.
The next council meeting will be held on Monday July 30th at 2:30 PM and it is open for the public to attend.