Community Work Session

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Community Facilities Committee chair Don Deraska is organizing a community work session for the upcoming holiday weekend of October 7-9; currently planning on 9A-1P on Saturday and Sunday, and recognizing the members might have their own yards to clean up. Monday will be held as a catch-up day should the weather not cooperate on Saturday and Sunday. Tasks include: a) repairs to stretches of the beachside fence along Coastal highway (except for some stretches we are considering completely replacing in the near future), b) cleaning debris from stretches of various drainage swales-mostly pineside, but also short stretches on the beach side adjacent the above mentioned fence and c) collecting loose pine needles from the pineside and redistributing them along Beach Plum Rd planting beds. Don has sent a text to those who asked to be on his notification list; for further information contact him at 781-367-1271.

Storm Cleanup

(updated 1:00P; 9/25/23) There is some “nuisance debris” along our roads; the CFC has cleared limbs from the asphalt, but more extensive cleanup will be necessary.

For your own yard debris, note that regular brush recycling days will be on October 11 and 25. If you follow the proper procedures (basically string-tied bundles 4′ long, or disposable paper bags) and put out your debris for these pickups, it will go away quicker and at no direct expense to the MBA.

We will have a larger scale brush chipping in October and are working to coordinate that with the upcoming October 7-9 work weekend which was planned to focus on swale maintenance and pine needle harvesting. Keep an eye on this page for further information.

Happy Hour next month

Next month’s Happy Hour will be on October 21 at the 31 E. Bayberry home of Toni and Bob Wood.

Recent Elections

At the MBA Community Meeting held on Saturday, September 2, 2023, the membership cast their ballots for the four open 2-year Board terms. Click here for further information.

Updates on Drainage on Kent Ave

DNREC has completed the survey of conditions along Kent and a supplemental survey. The survey information as well as other data have been submitted to the Sussex County Conservation District (SCCD). SCCD reviews the information and plots possible solutions for the drainage. The SCCD review usually takes 3-4 weeks. SCCD will then send the possible solutions to DNREC. DNREC and SCCD meet bi-weekly about Kent Ave and other issues. There is no guarantee that SCCD will be able to develop a solution; however, we sensed optimism in the last  conversation with DNREC.

The new Board will continue to work closely with DNREC and DelDOT to seek improvements to the MBA drainage issues and ditches along Kent Avenue. Margie Cyr and Paul Bradley will continue to be the main points of contact.


Until further notice, MBA Board meetings will be held in the meeting room of the Bethany West Community Center  602 Poplar Court, Bethany Beach, at 9:30 AM on the third Saturday of each month.

The Board will meet in person or via a hybrid meeting. The community may participate via ZOOM. Click HERE for further information.

For further information regarding MBA meetings or events, please contact the Board of Directors.

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