The Rehoboth Beach commissioners are expected to approve a new lease for the property known as Deauville Beach at their Friday, June 21 regular meeting.
While Deauville, located on the north end of town between Rehoboth and Henlopen Acres, is within the city limits, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control owns its 21 acres. The state leases the land to the city.
Mayor Sam Cooper said the new lease is for 10 years and will cost the city $250 per year. Although the city collects parking fees from the lot at Deauville Beach, Cooper said DNREC requires the city to put the money back into parks costs, such as lifeguards.
He said the lease arrangement should not have any bearing on the city’s plans to run its proposed ocean outfall pipe off 6,000 feet off the coast of Deauville Beach.