• Construction on the Bethany Beach Streetscape project is to resume Oct. 20 in the beach block “loop” of Garfield Parkway. The improvements, which were previously scheduled to start Oct. 14, have a week delay due to continued construction on another project. They are part of a $2.4 million project designed to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety. Closure of the loop and adjacent roads, including Atlantic Avenue can be expected.
• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its October meeting on Friday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion, consideration and possible votes on: committee guidelines and standing committees; committee chair appointments; appointments to the Board of Adjustment; an appointment to the Non-Residential Design Review Committee; the purchase of a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD with Police Package from I.G. Burton Company Inc. for $31,185; the purchase of a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe 2WD with Police Package from I.G. Burton Company Inc. for $27,711; a supplement to the FY 2015 Capital Budget for additional funding needed for the Streetscape project for $60,000; and changing the date of the November town council meeting.
• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission will meet on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 9 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: nomination and election of a new chairman and vice-chairman for the 2014-2015 term; a review of and possible vote on amending the non-residential design review guidelines for the CL-1 commercial lodging district.
• The Bethany Beach Non-Residential Design Review Committee will meet on Friday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes consideration of an application from Randy Hall, tenant at 792B Garfield Parkway, Bicycle Connection, for a new wall sign for the property located at Lot 1, Block 24, in the C-2 commercial zoning district.
• 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.
• 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.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach ended Oct. 15. They will resume May 15, 2015.
• The South Bethany Town Council will hold its October workshop on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. at town hall.
• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.
• The next regular Fenwick Island Town Council meeting is set for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, at town hall.
• Fenwick Island’s trash and recycling pickup has returned to its fall schedule. The Town, which is now performing yard-waste pickup, also plans additional yard-waste pickups later this year.
• 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 are 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 Town was to hold a Board of Adjustment meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m.
• 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 monthly council meeting on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center.
• The Millsboro town website is located at www.millsboro.org.
• The Millville Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Agenda items include: Elections and terms for committee “Chair” and “Secretary”; a minor subdivision plan application submitted by Millville Seaside Properties II LLC in Millville by the Sea’s Lakeside Village, to expand lot 259 by 2.26 feet and lot 260 by 3.19 feet, thereby decreasing the open space by 275 square feet; consideration of the Town becoming a “Tree City USA” and an ordinance that would preserve woodlands in future annexations.
• A Town Council workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.
• The next regular Town Council meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m.
• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.
• Frankford’s Fall Festival has been canceled; however, trick-or-treating will be held on Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m.
• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing Oct. 21.
• The next regular town council meeting will be Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at Frankford Volunteer Fire Company meeting room.
• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.
• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing Oct. 29.
• The Selbyville Halloween Parade is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.
• The next regular Town Council meeting is Monday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.
• The Town website is at www.TownOfSelbyville.com.
• The next Dagsboro Town Council meeting is Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Center.
• Sponsorships and entries are now being accepted for the Christmas Parade, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 11.
• The Town of Dagsboro website is at www.townofdagsboro.com.
Indian River School District
• The IRHS Homecoming game is Friday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
• The next regular school board meeting is Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.
• There will be no school for students on Nov. 4 for Election Day, Nov. 6 for Return Day, Nov. 7 for professional learning day or Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.
• The district website is at www.irsd.net.
• The Sussex County Board of Adjustment will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m.
• 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) has adopted increases to existing service between Delmar and Georgetown, and pilot flex bus services in the Georgetown, Millsboro and Seaford area. The new transportation options are in addition to current DART fixed route and para-transit services.
• Nighttime lane closures can be expected on Route 1 from North Bethany to Fenwick Island, 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. 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 are being encouraged to check online at www.DelDOT.gov for construction updates and real-time travel information for this project and others.
• Work on the Route 26 Mainline and Detour Routes Improvement Project this week is expected to include lane closures, with traffic alternating using a flagging operation, for continued milling and paving of Route 26; beginning milling and paving on Cedar Drive south of Route 26; continued grading for curb and gutter between Old Mill Road and Cedar Drive.
Continue grading for curb and gutter between Woodland Avenue and Central Avenue means motorists should anticipate lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Avenue, with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26, with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel.
Work is also set to include ongoing work on the installation of the privately owned Tidewater Utilities Inc. water line between Grants Avenue and Old School Lane, with lane closures with traffic alternating utilizing a flagging operation.
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.