• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at town hall. Items on the agenda for the meeting include: a first reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 223 (Beach), Article II (Unlawful Activities), Section 3 (B) (Throwing of Objects) of the town code, giving discretion to lifeguards regarding playing ball or other throwing games on the beach; a first reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 223 (Beach), Article VI (Surfing), Section 14 (B-1) (Surf leash required; permitted hours) to prohibit surfing when lifeguards are on duty; discussion, consideration and a possible vote on an agreement between the Town of Bethany Beach and the Bethany Boardwalk Group LLC regarding a payment schedule for the fees associated with the construction of their hotel; and discussion, consideration and a possible vote on the design, features and themes for a park on the former Christian Church/Neff property. A closed executive session is scheduled for 12:30, prior to the regular council meeting.
• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission will meet on Saturday, July 19, at 9 a.m. at town hall.
• The Bethany Beach Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at town hall. The committee will finalize plans for Periers Day on July 27, review the updated second disc of their oral history project, get an update on the Coastal Museum Committee and discuss a CHAC page on the Town website.
• The annual election for the Bethany Beach Town Council will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, noon to 6 p.m., to elect four council members to two-year terms. Anyone wishing to file as a candidate for the election must file a written Notice of Intention (Application for Candidacy) in the town manager’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23.
• Construction on the Bethany Beach Streetscape project has concluded for the summer, until a planned Oct. 14 resumption of work in the beach block “loop” of Garfield Parkway. The improvements are part of a $2.4 million project designed to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety.
• Lifeguards are on duty on town beaches from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
• 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.
• The regular meetings of the Bethany Beach Town Council and Planning Commission are now being broadcast over the Internet via the Town’s website at www.townofbethanybeach.com, under Live-Audio Broadcasts.
• Bethany Beach began its pay-to-park season on May 15. Pay stations are up and operational, as are meters for metered spaces and the Park Mobile smartphone pay-to-park system was also expected to be operational early this summer.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach resumed May 15 and will run until Sept. 30.
• The South Bethany Town Council will hold a workshop meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at town hall.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach resumed May 15 and will last until Oct. 15.
• Parking permits are required from May 15 to Sept. 15, where posted.
• Trash pick-up has returned to its summer schedule, with trash being collected every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Pick-up of recyclable materials is now done every Friday. Yard waste is picked up every other Wednesday.
• Lifeguards are on duty until Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends. The handicapped-accessible walkway to the beach is located at S. 3rd Street. Those needing them may request a beach wheelchair at the nearest lifeguard stand. The chairs are available during lifeguard hours only and should be used only for transport on and off the beach.
• The South Bethany Historical Society is asking anyone with historical items or stories of interest about South Bethany to share their memories for documentation and preservation purposes to contact Bob Johansen at (302) 539-8294 or e-mail email@example.com.
• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.
• The Fenwick Flicks outdoor movie showing will feature on Tuesdays, July 22 and Aug. 5, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” and “Despicable Me 2,” respectively.
• The Fenwick Island Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, July 25, at 3:30 p.m. at town hall.
• The Fenwick Island Beach Committee will meet on Saturday, July 26, at 9 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion of the Town Bonfire, upcoming events and a lifeguard report.
• With the opening of Fenwick Island’s new Cannon Street Park and its ADA-compliant kayak launch, the Town is offering a map of the park and kayaking routes that can be accessed via the new launch. View the map online at http://fenwickisland.delaware.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2513.
• The Town of Fenwick Island no longer allows the burning of a cigarette, cigar, pipe or other matter or substance that contains tobacco on its beach or in its parks. There is a fine of $100 for each instance. Signs will be posted at the entrance to locations where smoking is prohibited.
• 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 Ocean View town website is located at www.oceanviewde.com.
• A Dirt Road Outlawz concert will be held on Aug. 16 at the Millsboro Town Center from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per person and may be purchased by calling (302) 934-6777.
• The Millsboro town website is located at www.millsboro.org.
• The next regular town council meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m.
• The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.
• The Millville Farmers’ Market’s is open on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. adjacent to town hall.
• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.
• The next regular town council meeting will be Monday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company meeting room.
• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing July 29.
• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.
• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing July 23.
• The next regular town council meeting will be Monday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m.
• The Town website is at www.TownOfSelbyville.com.
• The next Dagsboro Town Council meeting will be Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Center.
• The Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to meet next on Aug. 13 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 28, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.
• 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 at www.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 DART’s Transit Redesign Plan, Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) is seeking public input on proposals to increase existing service between Delmar and Georgetown, and consider pilot flex bus services in the Georgetown, Millsboro and Seaford area. The proposed transportation options would be in addition to current DART fixed route and para-transit services. Public hearings will be held later this summer to present proposals. Learn more at 1-800-652-3278, option 2, for Customer Relations. Dial 711 to reach DTC through Delaware Relay Services.
• Nighttime lane closures can be expected on Route 1 from North Bethany to Fenwick Island beginning Monday, July 7, as part of a $4.4 million pavement and rehabilitation project, which involves replacement of crossroad pipes, milling the existing road surface, full-depth patching of existing road failures and placement of a full-width asphalt overlay.
The work includes construction of a right turn lane from Route 1 southbound to Fred Hudson Road; Route 1 northbound and southbound from Fenwick Island town limits to York Road/Logan Street in South Bethany; Route 1 northbound and southbound from Fifth Street in Bethany Beach to 3R’s beach entrance in North Bethany; Pennsylvania Avenue in Bethany Beach from Route 1 to South Bethany town limits.
The project also includes replacement of crossroad pipes on Route 1 from Fenwick town limits to York Road/Logan Street in South Bethany and Route 1 from Fifth Street in Bethany Beach to 3R’s beach entrance in North Bethany.
Nighttime lane closures on Route 1 will be limited to the hours of 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday evenings until Friday mornings. As work progresses past Sept. 8, officials said, daytime lane closures will occur from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The construction is anticipated to be complete by late November (based on 140 calendar days for the contract), officials said. Motorists were being encouraged to check online at www.DelDOT.gov for construction updates and real-time travel information for this project and others.
• Construction on the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project has shifted to a summer schedule, with no daytime lane closures. Nighttime work is currently utilizing flaggers to guide traffic in certain areas from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday to Thursday nights, including realignment of the intersections of Route 26 with Central Avenue and Cedar Drive.
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.