Rehoboth Beach to hold public meeting for proposed transition of town’s wastewater treatment facility
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – In Delaware officials in Rehoboth will be holding a town hall for residents to attend as the town continues to discuss its plans to transition their wastewater treatment facility to Sussex County. The meeting will be held in the commissioners room on the second floor of City Hall on January 5th. According to officials the ocean outfall project that was completed over the summer is costing the town some big bucks. Currently they have to pay $45 million for the costs of the outfall plus $18 million in future improvements for the next five years. Which could mean a hike in taxes for residents. That’s why town officials say they want to work with the county for a possible alternative to help pay off future costs. And some residents say this move could be a good idea.
“Anything that you can do to erase the debt so that they can continue to improve would be. People need to be informed you’ve got to be able to make informed decisions. Anything that could be done to help Rehoboth keep what it is, keep it as clean and as nice as it is, I’m all in,” said one resident.
Officials are also getting ready to update their comprehensive plan. They say over the next couple of months they’ll begin to assess the town’s strengths and weaknesses while also looking for feedback from residents on what they want to see change in the area. And residents tell us they have a list of things they’d like to see fixed.
“A lot of people come here and they want to park near the beach and everybody wants to park near the beach. If we could have more people using the park and ride or have more parking available next to the beach,” said Ellen Taylor.
Officials say the comprehensive plan is *expected* to be completed by July of 2020.