Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council and Budget & Finance Committee will jointly hold a public hearing on Monday, March 12, at noon at town hall to receive comments on the proposed Town budget for the 2019 fiscal year, beginning April 1, 2018, and ending March 31, 2019. The proposed budget is available for inspection at town hall during regular business hours and is also available on the Town’s website

• The Bethany Beach Town Council on Friday, March 16, at 11 a.m. at town hall, will consider an appeal of the Bethany Beach Planning Commission’s decision denying the application filed by Stanley Walcek for a minor subdivision/relocation of property lines for Lots 5, 8, 9 and 10, Block 25, at Garfield Parkway (directly east of Jenmar Way), in the R-1 Zoning District.

• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission will consider an application for partitioning for Lots 1 and 3, Block 12, at 201 Third Street in the R-1 Zoning District at its meeting on March 17 at 9 a.m. at town hall. The application can be reviewed at town hall during regular business hours.

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season ended Sept. 15. It will return on May 15, 2018.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach ended on Sept. 30 and will resume on May 15, 2018.

• The regular meetings of the Bethany Beach Town Council and Planning Commission are now being broadcast, with video, over the Internet via the Town’s website at, under Live-Audio Broadcasts. Both meetings are at town hall.

South Bethany

• Photography is now being accepted to the second annual South Bethany Art in the Hall exhibit. The exhibit is open to all interested South Bethany photographers, amateur or professional, featuring photographs of local sights around South Bethany and the Delmarva coast. Entrants should submit two samples to by March 20.

• The town council’s next workshop meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, March 9, at 2 p.m.

• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing Wednesday, Feb. 28.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach ended Oct. 15 and will resume May 15, 2018.

• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at

Fenwick Island

• The Finance Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. to discuss unallocated reserve funds and other matters.

• The town council will host a public hearing on Friday, Feb. 23, at 2:30 p.m. regarding an amendment to Charter Section 9 (voter qualifications); an amendment to Code Chapter 61 (wireless infrastructure construction); and Code Chapter 160 (commercial zone parking requirements). People may also submit comments during regular town hall hours until Feb. 23.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. The agenda includes unallocated financial reserves; memorial brick policy; and the second readings/final vote on all policies discussed in the public hearing.

• The Charter & Ordinance Committee will meet Friday, March 2, at 9:30 a.m. The agenda includes Code Chapter 160-5c3 (zoning/vegetative buffer).

• The Dredging Committee will meet Friday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m.

• The Environmental Committee will meet Friday, March 8, at 2:30 p.m.

• The Business Development Committee will meet April 18 at 9 a.m.

• Trash is picked up weekly on Mondays, from October through April.

• Recycling is picked up every other Friday, from Oct. 13 through April.

• The Fenwick Island town website is located at The Town of Fenwick Island is also now on Twitter, at or @IslandFenwick.

Ocean View

• The Town of Ocean View’s Facebook page can be found at

• The Ocean View town website is located at


• The Millville Town Council election scheduled for March 3 has been canceled. Newcomer Ronald Belinko and incumbent Steve Maneri filed for the two available seats, each of which has a two-year term beginning in March. Lisa Hudson had filed to run in the election but withdrew after the filing deadline.

• The town council workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, has been canceled.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m.

• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m.

• The Millville town website is located at


• The Town of Frankford held its annual council election Feb. 3, re-electing incumbents Pamela Davis with 36 votes and Edward L. “Skip” Ash II with 39 votes, and filling the seat formerly held by Marty Presley (who did not run for re-election) with former council member Velicia Ann Melson, with 36 votes, each earning a two-year term. Dawn E. Marvel-Beck received nine votes and did not win a seat.

• Social workers from DHSS will be available at the Frankford Public Library on Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to assist with SNAP, Purchase of Care, energy assistance, long-term nursing care and more. People can stop by to learn what community support is available for them and their family.

• The Town of Frankford has contracted with the Delaware State Police for 12 hours of police coverage per week. Coverage will include three-hour shifts on four days each week.

• The former J.P. Court building on Main Street is now Frankford Town Hall, housing both the Town’s administrative offices and the police department.

• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing March 6.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at


• Selbyville has canceled this year’s town council elections, with only longtime incumbents Richard Duncan Sr. and Jay Murray having filed to run for two seats. Both will receive new two-year terms beginning in March.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m.

• Bulk trash is collected on the first Wednesday of each month. Households may put out one bulk item, such as a television, each month.

• The Town of Selbyville has a ball field located on Park Street that can be used for organized recreational organizations. Any organization can download an application form and return it to Town Hall. There is no fee for the permit, and it is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Social workers from DHSS will be available at the Selbyville Public Library on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. to assist with SNAP, Purchase of Care, energy assistance, long-term nursing care and more. People can stop by to learn what community support is available for them and their family.

• Community Legal Aide Society will provide free legal services for legal or undocumented immigrants who have been victims of crime. Services are available on Tuesdays at the Selbyville Police Department. For additional information, contact the police department at (302) 436-5085 or visit the Town website.

• The Town website is at


• The Town of Dagsboro is seeking a maintenance person. It is a part-time position, up to 24 hours a week, with no benefits. Salary will be discussed upon interview. Applications are available at Town Hall or on the Town website.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Bethel Center, 28307 Clayton Street. The agenda includes the Planning & Zoning Commission report; recommendations on Kern’s property at 33262 Main Street; possible acceptance of the P&Z rules document by the council; Nancy Feichtl’s presentation regarding senior and visual-impairment transportation services; the Easter egg hunt; the Dagsboro Fire Company’s 75th anniversary; notes from meetings with local business owners and Savannah Square property management; Cannon Street project update; and a possible new sign ordinance.

• The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. at the Bethel Center.

• The Town website is at

Indian River School District

• Candidates may now apply for three of the 10 school board positions. The election will be Tuesday, May 8. Terms begin July 1. Applications are due by Friday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Department of Elections Sussex County Office at (302) 856-5367 or

The positions and terms are: District 2 (northern Millsboro and southern Georgetown) for five years; District 3 (east and west of Route 113 in south Millsboro and north Dagsboro) for five years; and District 5 (Selbyville, Gumboro and parts of Frankford), for one year.

Candidates must be a qualified to vote in the school district —18 or older and a resident of both the state of Delaware and the school district. They must also be a resident of the district for whose seat they are running. District employees are prohibited from serving on the Board of Education. Students are not prohibited from serving on the board.

• The IRSD Board of Education’s next regular meeting is Monday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.

• Progress reports for elementary and secondary schools will be issued on Friday, Feb. 23.

• Parent conferences can be scheduled on Feb. 26 (special schools), Feb. 27 (elementary schools), Feb. 28 (middle schools) and March 1 (high schools).

• Committee meetings will be held Monday, March 12, at Indian River Education Complex in Selbyville: Policy at 4 p.m.; Curriculum at 5 p.m.; Buildings and Grounds at 6 p.m.; Finance immediately follows at 7 or 7:30 p.m.

• The Adult Education winter course calendar has been posted online at, under, Departments, Adult & Community Education.

• The Citizens Budget Oversight Committee meets quarterly, at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 17, and July 17. The meetings are open to the public and will be held at the Indian River School District Educational Complex in Selbyville.

• The Special Education Task Force (SETF) continues to seek input from parents and families regarding special-education services in the district. Stakeholders can share their experiences and offer ideas at task force meetings, with the next one on Feb. 28, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at Indian River High School.

• The district website is at

State of Delaware

• At a meeting in the dining hall on the Delaware Tech campus in Georgetown on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m., DelDOT will be seeking public input on proposed alternatives for the grade separation of Route 113 at Routes 18/404 in Georgetown. (The weather rescheduling date for the event, if needed, is March 5.) The proposed project was identified in the U.S. 113 Corridor Improvement Plan, intended to address transportation needs.

DelDOT officials said the signalized intersection experiences a failing level of service during peak hours, with the worst traffic congestion occurring in the summer months, and recent and proposed development in the surrounding area and throughout the Route 113 corridor are expected to continue to increase traffic volumes and congestion at the intersection.

Members of the project team will be on hand to explain the information presented and answer questions. Comment forms will be provided. Comments may be submitted at the workshop, via the DelDOT website or may be sent to DelDOT Community Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903. The comment deadline is March 30.