Date Published: 
Oct. 6, 2017

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold a closed executive session on Monday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. at town hall, pursuant to 29 Del. C. §10004, for preliminary discussions on site acquisitions for any publicly funded capital improvements, or sales or leases of real property.
• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold a council workshop/special meeting on Monday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion, consideration and a possible vote on questions to be included in a town-wide survey regarding beach regulations and activities.
• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at town hall.
• The Bethany Beach Charter & Ordinance Review Committee (CORC) will meet on Monday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. at town hall.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach ended on Sept. 30 and will resume on May 15, 2018.
• 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.

South Bethany

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m.
• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
• The next town council workshop meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach will end Oct. 15 and resume May 15, 2018.
• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at

Fenwick Island

• The Business Development Committee will meet Oct. 18 at 2 p.m.
• The Pedestrian Committee will meet Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. The agenda includes discussion and review of the previous study.
• The Beach Committee will meet Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. The agenda includes a recap of the town bonfire, lifeguard report and upcoming events.
• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Friday, Oct. 27, at 3:30. There will be a public hearing at 3:15 p.m. regarding a proposed amendment to Code Chapter 160-5C (Area regulations; commercial). Comments may be submitted that day or beforehand at town hall.
• Trash is picked up weekly on Mondays, from October through April.
• Recycling is picked up every other Friday, from Oct. 13 through April.
• Yard waste collection will be on Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.
• The Fenwick Island town website is located at The Town of Fenwick Island is also now on Twitter, at or @IslandFenwick.


• The town council’s next regular meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.
• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.
• The Millville town website is located 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 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 Oct. 17.
• The Town of Frankford website is located at


• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Nov. 6, 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.
• 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 council’s regular next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., at Bethel U.M. Church.
• People may dispose of old or unwanted medicines on Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. The goal is to prevent pill abuse and theft by safely ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, which can be stolen from the home medicine cabinet or harm the environment when flushed down the toilet. Collect spots include Dagsboro Police Department.
• Trick-or-treating will be Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Those participating must be 12 or younger. Houses participating should turn on an outdoor light. Houses not participating should turn off their outdoor lights.
• The Town website is at

Indian River School District

• Homecoming football games will be Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. for Indian River High School and Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. for Sussex Central High School.
• Progress reports for secondary school students will be issued Oct. 20.
• The Citizens Budget Oversight Committee will meet quarterly at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 17, Jan. 16, 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.
• IRSD Board of Education’s next regular meeting is Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.

State of Delaware

• The Delaware Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on the Park Avenue Relocation (U.S. Route 9 Truck Bypass) project near Georgetown on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the DelDOT South District Conference Room, 23697 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown.
DelDOT’s Capital Transportation Plan for the 2017-2023 fiscal years recommends that the roads used for the truck bypass be upgraded with appropriate turn lanes, shoulders, and intersection improvements. Geometric and roadside improvements are planned throughout the project limits.
• State Rep. Ron Gray (R-38th) and state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th) are inviting constituents to a follow-up public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2, to discuss Route 54 traffic conditions. The meeting will take place between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Indian River High School, 29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro. Officials from Sussex County have been invited to attend the meeting to answer questions, including about the proposed Royal Farms.