• The Bethany Beach Cultural & Historic Affairs Committee will meet at 2 p.m. on April 14, at town hall.
• The Bethany Beach Charter & Ordinance Review Committee will meet on April 16 at 9 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion of the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island lighting codes.
• The Bethany Beach Town Council will meet next at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 17, at town hall.
• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, at town hall.
• The regular meetings of the Bethany Beach Town Council and Planning Commission are now being broadcast over the Internet via the Town’s website atwww.townofbethanybeach.com, under Live-Audio Broadcasts.
• The Town has compiled the results of its park survey regarding the former Christian Church/Neff property. They are available online at http://www.townofbethanybeach.com/DocumentCenter/View/1890.
• Bethany Beach ended its pay-to-park season on Sept. 15. Pay-to-park will resume May 15, 2015.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach ended Sept. 30. They will return on May 15, 2015.
• The town council’s regular monthly meeting will be Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. The agenda includes the 2016-fiscal-year property tax rate and rental tax rate; approval of the 2016-fiscal-year budget; adoption of the 2015 Sussex County tax assessments; and a first reading of Ordinance 179-15, to amend the Town Code Chapter 145, Zoning, Article III, “Definitions,” to revise and clarify Floor-to-Area Ratio (FAR), Substantial Damage and Substantial Improvement.
• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Friday, continuing April 10.
• Yard waste is picked up every other Wednesday, continuing April 15.
• The Town of South Bethany will elect members for three seats on the town council, each with two-year terms. Applications to run in the May 23 election were being accepted until April 8. Absentee ballots are available for any resident who is not able to vote at the Town Hall on May 23. Contact Town Hall for an affidavit (due back by May 22).
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach ended Oct. 15. They will resume May 15, 2015.
• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.
• The Fenwick Island Ad Hoc Parks Committee will meet April 14, at 10 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion of landscaping/design, park equipment/design and a butterfly garden and gazebo.
• The Fenwick Island Planning Commission will meet on April 14, at 2:30 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: liaison reports and discussion of updates to the comprehensive plan.
• The Fenwick Island Business Development Committee will meet on Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion of commercial signs and commercial parking.
• The Fenwick Island Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m. at town hall.
• The Fenwick Island Town Council will hold a public meeting on the topic of freeboarding (related to building height) on Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at town hall.
• Fenwick Island’s trash and recycling pickup has returned to its off-season schedule. The Town is now performing yard-waste pickup.
• 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’s municipal election will be held on Saturday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at town hall. Identification is required during voter registration. A Delaware driver’s license is the preferred form of identification. Those who wish to vote in the April 11 election needed to register with the Town no later than April 1. Any resident who has not voted in a Town of Ocean View election in either of the past two consecutive years in which there was an election needed to re-register. County or state voter registration does not entitle residents to vote in Town of Ocean View elections.
• The Town will hold its monthly council meeting on Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at town hall.
• 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.
•The Town of Millsboro will hold its next monthly council meeting on Monday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center.
• The Millsboro town website is located at www.millsboro.org.
• Planning & Zoning is scheduled for Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m.
• The town council’s next regular meeting is Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.
• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.
• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing April 21.
• The Frankford Town Council will meet next on Monday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall.
• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.
• The next regular Selbyville Town Council meeting is set for Monday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at town hall.
• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing April 15.
• The Town website is at www.TownOfSelbyville.com.
• A daytime road closure will occur from April 13 to 15 for the replacement of the culvert pipe under Sussex Street and the associated roadway repairs. Sussex Street will be re-opened at the end of each day for evening traffic. For questions or concerns, contact Town Hall at (302) 732-3777 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• The Dagsboro Town Council will meet Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Center.
• The Town of Dagsboro website is at www.townofdagsboro.com.
Indian River School District
• Long Neck Elementary’s Spring Concert has been moved to June 4.
• Committee meetings will be held at the IRHS Educational Complex in Selbyville on Monday, April 13: Curriculum at 3:15 p.m.; Policy at 4:30 p.m.; Buildings & Grounds at 6 p.m.; and Finance at 7 p.m.
• The third marking period ended April 1.
• There was no school April 2-10, for a professional learning day and spring break.
• The next regular school board meeting was rescheduled to Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.
• The 2015 Board of Education election will be Tuesday, May 12, at local schools. Candidates include, in District 1 (northern Georgetown), James E. Hudson, Miguel A. Pirez-Fabar, and James E. Fritz Jr., and in District 4 (Frankford, west Dagsboro and points east), Judith L. Teoli, Mary E. Langan, Gregory M. Goldman and Charles M. Bireley. Lloyd E. Elling has withdrawn his candidacy for the District 4 seat. Each seat has a five-year term. Incumbent Shaun C. Fink was the only candidate who filed in District 2 (north Millsboro to south Georgetown), so he will retain his seat.
For more information, contact Department of Elections for Sussex County; 119 N. Race St.; Georgetown, DE 19947, or by phone at (302) 856-5367 or fax at (302) 856-5082. To view the election district map, click “School District Maps.”
• The district website is at www.irsd.net.
• County offices will be closed on April 3 in observance of the Good Friday holiday.
• The Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities Conference Planning Subcommittee will meet on April 13 at 10 a.m.
• County Council will hold its next council meeting on Tuesday, April 14, at 10 a.m.
• The Airport Advisory Committee will meet on April 22 at 6 p.m.
• 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
A three-month closure of two small sections of Route 26 between the east side of Millville Town Hall and the east side of Lord Baltimore Elementary School as part of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project has ended.
Lane closures are allowed across the entire project area 24 hours per day for the next two months. Lanes may be closed Monday to Friday from 6 to 9 a.m., though currently George & Lynch is only closing lanes on weekdays from around 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The traffic schedule will change again on May 15. During the summer season, DelDOT must maintain two lanes of traffic most of the time (except on weeknights). Currently, flaggers allow alternating lanes of traffic through the work zone. Motorists should still anticipate lane closures on areas of Route 26:
• Between Irons Lane and Route 17 (installation of sanitary sewer force mains)
• Between Old Mill Road and Dukes Drive (installation of new drainage pipe/inlets)
• Between Woodland Avenue and West Avenue (test pit excavation for underground utility relocations)
• Between Old School Lane and Grants Avenue (installation of new drainage pipe/inlets).
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.email@example.com or at 17 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 2, in Ocean View.