WEEKEND #9, 2007
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
REHOBOTH RESPONDS TO 4 TOW REQUESTS IN 5 MINUTES!
Lifeguards returning from second lunch on Saturday found four unauthorized vehicles parked in spaces reserved for their use. The beach patrol requested police to tow the violators. Two of those tow requests were for Brooklyn Avenue, across from the Star of the Sea Condo (shown below).
The other two tow requests, for unauthorized vehicles reportedly parked in lifeguard spaces on Hickman Street and Prospect Street, were not towed because they were gone when police arrived. In addition, the investigating officer noted there is no sign on Prospect Street reserving spaces for lifeguards (perhaps somebody had confused it with Queen Street).
Coastal Towing trucks simultaneously removed the Honda CR-V and Suzuki XL7 from the Brooklyn Avenue lifeguard parking. Both vehicles had Delaware license plates and about an hour remaining in the parking meters. The seasonal officer investigating noted that the LIFEGUARD PARKING ONLY sign faced the sidewalk and not the street, as it usually does. So a tech from the Parking Meter Department came and changed it back before the vehicles were towed.
OTHER LUNCH-TIME TOWS THIS PAST WEEK
Another vehicle was removed from the west-most lifeguard parking space on Stockley Street on Wednesday. Police had the Parking Meter Department change the sign reserving the pair of spaces on June 22 because it lacked the downward pair of arrows.
Despite the new sign, this Chrysler Cirrus LX (below) was reported parked in that location this past week. This is the second tow from this space since the sign was changed.
Coastal Towing removed the green 1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX, which had Delaware temporary tags, early Wednesday afternoon. It had a Rehoboth Beach parking decal affixed to the inside of the windshield.
Also on Wednesday afternoon, Coastal Towing removed this silver Chevy from the lifeguard parking on Norfolk Street. It had a Rehoboth Beach parking permit hanging from the rearview mirror, Delaware tags and an ACLU bumper sticker on the rear.
REHOBOTH HOMEOWNERS HOST CANDIDATE FORUM
About 50 people attended the annual Rehoboth Beach Homeowners' Association candidate forum moderated by Greg Gause at the All Saints Episcopal Church on Friday evening.
Incumbent Patrick Gossett, past RBHA President Stan Mills, and second-time candidate Pat Coluzzi are competing for two commissioner seats. The election is August 11.
REHOBOTH NOT IMMUNE FROM POTTER MANIA
The waiting line for ice cream during the Harry Potter party at Browseabout Books on Rehoboth Avenue late Friday looked like a scene from Disney World.
A WBOC-TV news crew arrived early in the evening to reserve a parking space in front of the bookstore (they didn't feed the parking meter nor did they receive a ticket!). They ran cables across the sidewalk and into the store for the 11 p.m. live shot.
As of Sunday evening, Browseabout only had British-English versions of the new Harry Potter book left for sale. The store already sold, or had on reserve, about 1000 of the American-English versions. But a new shipment is promised for Tuesday.