Slowly but surely, the security around President Joe Biden’s North Shores home continues to increase.
The first time he was in town as president was in June. During that visit, Secret Service and local police set up a checkpoint at the North Shores intersection leading to his house, nearby Gordons Pond was closed periodically, and the Federal Aviation Administration issued temporary flight restrictions.
By the time he was in town for a second time, a few months later, the Coast Guard had officially established security zones in the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and Atlantic Ocean.
Now, when Biden visits for a third time, a security fence will either be finished or close to it. According to the website USAspending.gov, an online database of federal government spending, the Department of Homeland Security, with the Secret Service as the subagency, recently awarded a $455,000 contract to Rehoboth’s Turnstone Builders for “purchase and installation of security fencing at 32 Fairview, Rehoboth Delaware.”
As of Oct. 20, construction on the wall had not started, but according to the website, it is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Biden purchased the North Shores home in summer 2017. County tax records show he paid $2.7 million for the property.