• The Bethany Beach Town Council elections for 2015 are set for Saturday, Sept. 12. The Town is currently soliciting candidates for the three seats that are up for election this year. Each seat carries a two-year term. Candidates must file a written Notice of Intention (Application for Candidacy) in the Town Manager’s Office at Town Hall no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. Full candidate eligibility requirements and absentee voting information is available on the Town website at http://www.townofbethanybeach.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=426.
• Bethany Beach’s Movies on the Beach are offered each Monday at dusk (weather-dependent) on the beach off Garfield Parkway. The final showing for this month is July 27, “Madeline,” PG (coincides with Periers Day). Periers Day will also include a musical performance by La Vie en Rose at 5 p.m. on the bandstand, as well as strolling entertainment and caricature artists on the boardwalk starting at 3 p.m.
• Bonfires on the Beach are being held on Thursdays through Aug. 27, at dusk, off Campbell Place. Marshmallows and sticks will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Bonfires will continue in September, with no snacks or sticks provided.
• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season resumed May 15 and will run until Sept. 15. The parking rate is now $2 per hour, with parking payment accepted in coins, credit card (with fee) or via the Parkmobile service and app.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach returned on May 15 and will run until Sept. 30.
• The South Bethany Town Council’s next workshop was rescheduled for Thursday, July 23, at 2 p.m. The agenda includes a possible bid award for a flood mitigation project; discussion of a flood-risk public seminar; a possible vote on the proposed building expansion of the town hall and police station; creating a committee to research boat lifts and floating docks to make recommendation to the council on parameters to consider for South Bethany; review of the Law Enforcement Liquidation Program and the free acquisition of a 1997 15-foot trailered Boston Whaler; commendation of Al Allenspach’s service; the town survey questions; and the composition of the Communications & Public Relations Committee.
• A Board of Adjustment business meeting is set for Friday, July 24, at 1:30 p.m. The agenda includes: election of a chairperson; cancelation procedures; determination of property owners to be notified of hearings; procedures for resolving a tie vote; changes to the code; identification of training needs; and changes needed to BOA procedures.
• Planning Commission meets Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. to swear in a new member and continue discussing the 2016 Comprehensive plan update, including refining assignments and setting key target dates for completion.
• A Board of Adjustment business meeting is scheduled for Friday, July 24, at 1:30 p.m.
• Recycling is now picked up weekly, all summer. Yard waste is picked up every other Wednesday, continuing Aug. 5.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach resumed May 15 and will run until Oct. 15.
• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.
• The next regular meeting of the Fenwick Island Town Council is scheduled for July 24 at 3:30 p.m. A closed executive session on personnel matters is set for 2:45 p.m. that day. The agenda for the regular council meeting includes: recognition of outgoing Mayor Audrey Serio; discussion and possible vote on the 2016-fiscal-year fee schedule and financial plan; a proposed second reading of an amendment to Chapter 61 – Building and Utility Construction; and a proposed second reading of an amendment to Chapter 160 – Commercial Zone.
• Fenwick Island’s trash and recycling pickup has returned to a summer schedule. Trash will be picked up on Mondays and Thursdays through the summer. Recycling will be collected every Friday. The Town is now performing yard-waste pickup, with (revised) future collection days scheduled for July 22, Aug. 19, Sept. 9, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18.
• The Fenwick Island town website is located at www.fenwickisland.org.
• The Town of Fenwick Island is now on Twitter, at https://twitter.com/IslandFenwick or @IslandFenwick.
• The Town of Ocean View now has a Facebook page, which can be found at www.facebook.com/townofoceanview.
• The Ocean View town website is located at www.oceanviewde.com.
• A town council workshop is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m.
• Annual property tax bills are due by Friday, July 31. The billing period covers May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016.
• Planning & Zoning will meet Monday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m.
• Town Council’s regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m.
• The Millville Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday in summer from 8 a.m. to noon at the Millville fire hall.
• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.
• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing July 28.
• The town council’s next regular meeting is Monday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.
• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.
• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing Aug. 5.
• The next regular town council meeting is Monday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m.
• The Town website is at www.TownOfSelbyville.com.
• Dagsboro Town Council will meet Monday, July 27, at the Bethel Center. The time was changed to 6 p.m.
• Planning & Zoning is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Center.
• The Town of Dagsboro website is at www.townofdagsboro.com.
Indian River School District
• The next regular school board meeting is Monday, July 27, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.
• The Indian River School District has begun the implementation of the new Meals Plus point-of-sale system in all school cafeterias. Once Meals Plus is fully implemented, a new online pre-payment system will be made available to parents for the 2015-2016 school year. Details of the new system will be forwarded to parents prior to the start of school in September.
• The district website is at www.irsd.net.
• Agendas, minutes and audio, as well as live streaming of all County meetings, may be found online atwww.sussexcountyde.gov. The entire council packet is now being made available on Mondays, mid-day, before the weekly Tuesday council meeting.
State of Delaware
As part of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, DelDOT must maintain two lanes of traffic during the summer, except on weeknights. Lane closures can be expected from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekday nights, with other traffic impacts limited to lane shifts during the rest of the week.
The Town of Ocean View successfully requested that DelDOT retain the temporary traffic light installations at the intersections of Central Avenue with Cedar Drive and Windmill Lane, with the light at Cedar remaining on a green/yellow/red pattern and the light at Windmill having a flashing yellow on Central and flashing red on Windmill. The installations have not been made permanent and utilize temporary wooden pole structures.
Overall, the 4-mile-long project includes the reconstruction of Route 26 (Atlantic Avenue) from Clarksville to the Assawoman Canal and will widen the existing two-lane roadway to include two 11-foot travel lanes with 5-foot shoulder/bike lanes and a 12-foot wide continuous shared center left-turn lane. Construction is scheduled to last for at least 2.5 years. George & Lynch is building the 4-plus-mile project from Assawoman Canal in Bethany Beach to St. George’s U.M. Church in Clarksville.
Foul weather, such as rainstorms and blizzards, could push the schedule beyond than the planned September 2016 end date. Regular Route 26 project meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Bethany Beach Town Hall. The public is being encouraged to attend or to get email updates from DelDOT via the project page for the Route 26 project at www.deldot.gov. For additional Route 26 project information or concerns, residents and businesses can contact Ken Cimino at (302) 616-2621, or Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org or at 17 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 2, in Ocean View.