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South Bethany in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

South Bethany's Local Government Evolves Over the Years

 
 
South Bethany's Local Government Evolves Over the Years Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 16, 2020
1. South Bethany's Local Government Evolves Over the Years Marker
Inscription.  
[This marker features a series of photos with captions:]
Richard Hall's field office was the home of the South Bethany Association before citizens voted for incorporation in 1969 and the town government was formed.

The town hall meeting room is named in honor of May Felerski, the first town manager and key individual in establishing town government.

After incorporation in 1969, the town office opens in May Felerski's house located at 5 N. 2nd Street and remained there until 1978.

Elizabeth Hall donates land for the first town hall building.

First town hall was dedicated in 1978.

Town hall additions were constructed in 1988.

Staff and volunteers painted the new town hall additions.

Temporary town hall facility was used during 1988 construction.

Town hall additions were completed in 1988.

The police department was located here from 2002 to 2008.

Chief Joe Deloach (R.) originally hired in 1979 and appointed Chief of Police in 1985, served as Chief until 2014. Chief Troy Crowson (L.), originally hired in 1988, was appointed
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as Chief of Police in 2014.

New town hall and separate police department buildings were completed in 2008.

Dedication and ribbon cutting of new town hall and police department were held in May 2008.
 
Erected by The Town of South Bethany, Delaware.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLaw EnforcementWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
 
Location. 38° 31.269′ N, 75° 3.773′ W. Marker is in South Bethany, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Russell Road just west of Evergreen Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Russell Rd, Bethany Beach DE 19930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Bethany in the 21st Century (within shouting distance of this marker); Life in South Bethany Through the Years (within shouting distance of this marker); South Bethany's Historic Roots (within shouting distance of this marker); Key Dates and Events in the Town's History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Townsend House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Scott House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ringler's Theatre (approx. 1.3 miles away); You Are Not Forgotten (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Bethany.
South Bethany's Local Government Evolves Over the Years Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 16, 2020
2. South Bethany's Local Government Evolves Over the Years Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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