Date Published: 
July 28, 2017

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, at town hall, to receive comments on an ordinance to amend Chapter 410, (Subdivision of Land), Section 16 (Street Access Requirements) of the town code by removing sub-section B(2), which states: “Excepting alleys, no private way will be permitted to serve more than … one dwelling unit if it exceeds 180 feet in length.”

The hearing will be followed by the regular monthly council meeting at 2 p.m. The agenda for the council meeting includes committee reports, as well as discussion, consideration and a possible vote on a resolution to approve the final annual assessment list.

• The Planning Commission of the Town of Bethany Beach will consider the application for a minor subdivision/relocation of property lines for Lots 10, 12, and 14, Block 14, at 112 Fourth Street, in the R-1 Zoning District, at its meeting at 9 a.m. on Aug. 19. The application may be inspected in the office of the building inspector at town hall during regular business hours. The agenda for the regular meeting also includes discussion regarding a connectivity position paper.

• The Town of Bethany Beach will not hold a town council election in 2017. Councilman Chuck Peterson did not file to run for re-election. Incumbents Joseph Healy and Jerry Morris and Lake Bethany resident Patrick Sheplee filed to run for the three seats up for election and will all start two-year terms this fall.

• Bandstand performances are scheduled through Labor Day weekend, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with an occasional mid-week booking. Shows typically begin at 7:30 p.m. A full listing of performers is available online at

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season returned on May 15. It will end Sept. 15, 2017.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach resumed on May 15. They will end on Sept. 30.

• The Town of Bethany Beach is now collecting recyclables weekly instead of following the former bi-weekly schedule. Curbside pick-up will remain on Wednesdays for the entire town. Residents are being reminded to support the Delaware Solid Waste Authorities’ guidelines for acceptable materials. For a complete list, visit under Residents/Trash Collection Schedule.

• 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

• The Town will host a solar eclipse party on Aug. 21 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at S. 3rd Street on the beach.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. The agenda includes monthly reports and citizen recognition. Leadership reports are online at

• The South Bethany Police Department will host a bicycle safety checkpoint event on Aug. 16 from 8 to 11 a.m. Bring a bicycle to learn about traffic safety and get free gear.

• The next town council workshop meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m.

• The Town’s end-of-summer potluck will be held Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. on the beach at S. 3rd Street. Water and punch will be provided. Guests should bring additional beverages, a beach chair and food to share. Depending on their last name, they should bring (A-Z) side/salad, (L-R) entrée or (S-Z) dessert. The rain location is town hall. RSVP to

• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach resumed May 15. They will end Oct. 15.

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

Fenwick Island

• The Pedestrian Safety & Sidewalk Committee will meet Aug. 18 at 10 a.m.

• A dredging workshop will be held Aug. 18 at 3 p.m.

• The Fenwick Island Town Council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Aug. 25, at 3:30 p.m.

• Bulk trash pickup will be Sept. 5, 6 and 7. That does not include yard waste.

• The Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market will be open Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon at Warren’s Station restaurant, 1406 Coastal Highway, until Sept. 8.

• Parking passes are now on sale at the Fenwick Island Police Department (open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Cash or credit cards are accepted. The cost is: daily, $10; weekly, $60; monthly, $150; and summer, $350.

• Lifeguards will be on duty from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, until Labor Day.

• Commemorative Fenwick Island license plates are for sale for $12, available at Town Hall on weekdays and the police station on weekends.

• Yard waste will be collected Aug. 15.

• Recycling is picked up biweekly, continuing Friday, Aug. 25.

• 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 Parks & Recreation Committee will meet Thursday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m.

• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m.

• The Millville town website is located at


• The Millsboro town website is located at


• The next Planning & Zoning meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at Bethel U.M. Church.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m., at Bethel U.M. Church.

• The Town of Dagsboro website is at


• On the heels of the resignation of the town’s police chief, Frankford residents are being advised to call 911 or the Delaware State Police in the event of an emergency.

• The Town of Frankford will add fluoride to its public water system beginning Aug. 15. Under Senate Bill 173, municipal water supplies must fluoridate their water. Children in households receiving Frankford’s municipal water should discontinue fluoride supplements as of Aug. 15.

Households with home water treatment should consult the manufacturer to determine if their systems remove fluoride, and if so, parents and their children’s pediatricians should discuss whether fluoride supplements are needed. The CDC recommends continuing to brush with toothpaste containing fluoride, even if the water contains it.

• 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 Aug. 22.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at


• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Sept. 5, 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.

• 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

Indian River School District

• The IRSD Board of Education’s next regular meeting is Monday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.

• Families can attend open houses at their child’s school Aug. 29-31. Contact schools for specific times.

• The first day of school will be Tuesday, Sept. 5.

• IRSD bus contractors are in need of bus drivers for the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates can contact the school district or individual contractors to learn about training and employment opportunities. Interested applicants should contact Tyler Bryan in the IRSD Transportation Office at (302) 436-1000, ext. 1114, or

• The district website is at

Sussex County

• Agendas, minutes and audio, as well as live streaming of all County meetings, may be found online at