"Deal notified us today they were tabling the ordinance," DEP spokesman Bob Considine said in the article. "We have concerns (that) it may impact public access, and it could conflict with the agreement signed with the U.S. Army Corps project. We also simply want to ensure that we work toward providing more public access and not limiting access."
"As interested local citizens, we must oppose Ordinance #1124 in order to protect our rights," the petition states. "The best way to do this is by challenging the law itself and raise awareness throughout our state."
The Deal Council had been scheduled to vote on the ordinance on Friday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. at Deal Borough Hall, 190 Norwood Ave.