Cape Gazette

Snowplow damages Rehoboth Boardwalk

By Ryan Mavity | Feb 07, 2014
Photo by: Ryan Mavity

In an effort to remove snow and ice from the Boardwalk, the city’s snowplow scraped numerous boards near the Rehoboth Avenue, damaging many of them.

City Manager Sharon Lynn said the Boardwalk will be repaired. She did not offer a timetable, but she said the boards would probably be replaced within the next month.

Commissioner Stan Mills, who championed the rebuilding of the Boardwalk in 2009, said, workers tried to remove snow out of concern for the Polar Bears, who held the annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge in Rehoboth last weekend. "It indicates to me that we need a better policy on how to maintain the Boardwalk because we’re very interested in maintaining it. I think it’s a point of future conversation about future mainainance overall,” Mills said.



Chunks of wood were torn away from the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk after a snowplow tried to remove ice from the structure prior to the Feb. 2 Lewes Polar Bear Plunge. (Photo by: Ryan Mavity)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Tim McCollum | Feb 07, 2014 07:57

The 2009 rebuilding was championed by Commissioner Mills but lest we forget the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  AKA the "stimulus" which was championed by President Obama and the 2009 Congress.  This truly shored up completion of this project.

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