WEEKEND #2, 2008
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
RAIN FOR FOURTH SEASON IN A ROW!
This was the fourth year where the second weekend of the season was partially rained out. The Rehoboth Beach Patrol started clearing the surf and then the beach around 3:30 p.m. Saturday as thunderstorms approached the shore.
The University of Delaware WeatherBug site in Lewes recorded almost a half inch of rain on Saturday.
ANOTHER REHOBOTH'S MOST WANTED CAPTURED
The city is $410 richer this weekend thanks to the efforts of an alert parking ticket writer. He spotted a Lexus SUV with Delaware tags (below) parked on Christian Street around 4:15 p.m. on Friday. The Lexus owed $410 in unpaid parking tickets.
The Parking Meter Department personnel had actually discovered the SUV last week late in the evening. But they have a policy prohibiting late-night tows.
The owner was located at Cloud 9 and was given 30 minutes to pay the fines or be towed. As is routine, the parking meter maintenance van blocked the Lexus from leaving while the owner paid the fines.
VOLVO DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER BUMPING INTO POLICE CAR
The man in the black shirt (below) was driving the Volvo with Delaware tags and bumped into a Rehoboth Beach police car. It happened Thursday around 10:25 p.m. on Rehoboth Avenue in front of the library.
The man stumbled through a sobriety test. At one point he headed back toward his car. When police warned him not to get inside, he started cursing.
The police cuffed him, and took him to the police station. He was later taken to Beebe Hospital. Coastal Towing towed the Volvo to the impound lot.
BROKEN REINO PROVIDES FREE PARKING
This 10-space parking meter in the first block of Rehoboth Avenue was out of service on Sunday. The meter, known as R-12, is one of several Reino meters that required service this weekend.
Visitors, who would have paid $1.50 per hour to park here, parked for free. One of the meter techs said Sunday night that R-12 needs a replacement board that would require two hours to install.
FREE AND LEGAL PARKING ON REHOBOTH AVENUE!
It could be one of the best kept secrets on Rehoboth Avenue. Two parking spaces between the Rehoboth Beach Public Library and the bakery are unmetered. They were part of a fire lane/loading zone which shrank over the winter from the size of three spaces down to one. The yellow lines were blackened out, creating two seemingly legitimate parking spaces that would ordinarily cost visitors $1.50 per hour each.
As a parking enforcer noticed while on patrol on Sunday, neither space has been numbered or incorporated into the adjacent multiple-space parking meters. Visitors park for free.
Arrows mark free spaces.