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1 City of Rehoboth Beach Managing Impacts of Current Development Trends on Residential Neighborhoods: Issues and Possible Solutions City of Rehoboth Beach Managing Impacts of Current Development Trends on Residential Neighborhoods: Revisions To: Noise Ordinance and Swimming Pool Ordinance 02/20/15

2 City of Rehoboth Beach Managing Impacts of Current Development Trends on Residential Neighborhoods: Issues and Possible Solutions Recap from Last Meeting Draft Swimming Pool Ordinance and Noise Ordinance reviewed and discussed Minor revisions to both Ordinances

3 City of Rehoboth Beach Managing Impacts of Current Development Trends on Residential Neighborhoods: Issues and Possible Solutions Noise Ordinance Discussion

4 City of Rehoboth Beach Managing Impacts of Current Development Trends on Residential Neighborhoods: Issues and Possible Solutions Noise Ordinance – Revisions Definitions – Added Plainly Audible Standard definition which reads: A method used to identify a noise disturbance where a noise can be heard no closer than the property line of a receiving property and the noise is plainly audible to the human ear Maximum Noise Levels – 189-4A(2) – Added to small power equipment, “landscaping equipment such as lawn mowers, trimmers and blowers” – 189-4A (3) and (4) – Both sections to remain – 189-4C Landscape Maintenance Noise – Section deleted

5 City of Rehoboth Beach Managing Impacts of Current Development Trends on Residential Neighborhoods: Issues and Possible Solutions Noise Ordinance – Revisions Noise Measurement – A & C – Clarify language that noise measurements should be taken no closer than the property line of the sound source – B – ‘Plainly audible standard’ now defined Noise Disturbance – A(7) – Revised to be consistent with language throughout, “television, radio, digital music device”

6 City of Rehoboth Beach Managing Impacts of Current Development Trends on Residential Neighborhoods: Issues and Possible Solutions Noise Ordinance – Revisions Noise Disturbance – B(5) – Added “In addition to other regulations contained in this Chapter” – B(6) – Added “In any residential district no radio, digital music device, musical instrument or other machine or device for producing or reproducing sound shall be used after 11:00 p.m. or prior to 8:00 a.m.” Violations and Penalties – Revised ‘citizens’ to ‘public’ in 2 nd sentence

7 City of Rehoboth Beach Managing Impacts of Current Development Trends on Residential Neighborhoods: Issues and Possible Solutions Residential Swimming Pool Ordinance Discussion

8 City of Rehoboth Beach Managing Impacts of Current Development Trends on Residential Neighborhoods: Issues and Possible Solutions Swimming Pool Ordinance – Revisions Section 1 Purpose – Revised purpose to include residential swimming pools “located within residential zoning districts” Section 3 Permit – Added to B - “In addition to other requirements of this Code” – Added E- “A grading plan indicating proposed grading and measures being utilized to prevent stormwater run- off from impacting adjacent properties” – Formerly F is now a new section, C. Drainage and Discharge Plan Required – D. Site Inspection – “Any Change” added

9 City of Rehoboth Beach Managing Impacts of Current Development Trends on Residential Neighborhoods: Issues and Possible Solutions Swimming Pool Ordinance – Revisions Section 7 Equipment – Deleted D –reference to setbacks (Zoning) Section 9 Pool Operation Licenses – D revised to include public pool standards for “maintenance, chemicals and filtration” – Deleted time line for violations/penalties – F(c) – Added “The suspension or revocation may be stayed upon appeal until such time as the City Commissioners’ decision is made”

10 City of Rehoboth Beach Managing Impacts of Current Development Trends on Residential Neighborhoods: Issues and Possible Solutions Zoning Updates Article II Use Regulations Accessory Uses Permitted – Specify (All reference to zoning, setback, pool size and equipment locations are being removed from Pool Ordinance and probably should be located here) Article III Height, Density and Area Requirements Lot Coverage, FAR to include attic space Building Setback, Rear and Side Yards Natural Area Requirements – increase and/or better define Article IV Off-Street Parking, Loading and Unloading Minimum Parking Spaces Required; Exceptions – Residential Unit Requirement Increase based on number of bedrooms over two.


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