• The Bethany Beach Budget & Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: discussion of the 2016-fiscal-year draft budget; and a review of the town council’s discussion from its Feb. 16 workshop, regarding the proposed Storm Emergency Relief Fund.
• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Friday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. at town hall. (The later meeting time is to allow council members to attend the Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards earlier that day.) The agenda for the meeting includes discussion, consideration and a possible vote: (1) to repeal Chapter 453, to adopt a new Chapter 453, to adopt Flood Hazard Maps, to designate a floodplain administrator, to adopt administrative procedures, and to adopt criteria for development in flood hazard areas, and for other purposes, to provide for applicability, repealer, and an effective date; (2) on a contract for municipal Software from Springbrook for 86,976 for the first year and $44,803 annually thereafter; and (3) and on a contract submitted by Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems for the purchase of a rear-load trash truck for $162,600.
• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission will meet on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 9 a.m. 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 will hold a budget workshop meeting Thursday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m.
• The Town is seeking bids for auditing services and a stormwater retrofit project.
• There will be a public meeting on the 2016-fiscal-year Draft Budget on Friday, March 13, at 6 p.m.
• The town council’s next regular meeting will be held Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m.
• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Friday, continuing Feb 27.
• Yard waste is picked up every other Wednesday, continuing March 4.
• 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.
• Fenwick Island’s Business Development Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion of the committee’s goal to establish a better line of communication with the business community and of possible items for discussion at the group’s next meeting.
• The Fenwick Island Technology Committee will meet on Friday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. at town hall. Agenda items for the meeting include discussion of the telephone system proposal.
• The next regular meeting of the Fenwick Island Town Council will be Friday, Feb. 27, at 3:30 p.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 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 Millsboro town website is located at www.millsboro.org.
• The Millville Town Council election has been canceled. Only the incumbents applied as candidates for the seats up for election in 2015, Susan Brewer, Robert “Bob” Gordon and Harry Kent.
• The next Town Council workshop is Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m.
• Planning & Zoning meets Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m.
• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.
• Frankford voters re-elected Councilwoman Joanne Bacon and elected challenger Velicia Melson in voting on Feb. 7. Both winning candidates received 92 votes, while challenger Dorsey Dear Sr. received 25 votes and incumbent Cheryl Workman received 24. Appeals of election-related rules by two residents were also denied, allowing to election to go forward as scheduled.
• The town council will meet Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Frankford fire hall.
• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing Feb. 24.
• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.
• The Selbyville Town Council election has been canceled. Only the incumbents applied as candidates for the seats up for election in 2015: G. Frank Smith III, Clarence Tingle Jr. and Mayor Clifton Murray.
• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing March 4.
• The Town website is at www.TownOfSelbyville.com.
• The next Dagsboro Town Council meeting is Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Center.
• Planning & Zoning is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Center.
• The Town of Dagsboro is seeking members to serve on the Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment members. Contact Town Hall at (302) 732-3777 for more information.
• The Town of Dagsboro website is at www.townofdagsboro.com.
Indian River School District
• The next regular school board meeting is Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School. The agenda for the meeting includes middle school volleyball; school choice; and District Policies J.G.3 — Responding to Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault, EBC — Emergency Response, KBA — Public Right to Know, KGB — Alcohol-Free Environment, KGC — Tobacco-Free Environment; EBCC — Bomb Threat, KE — Staff/Student Participation in Community Relations.
• Elementary progress reports will be issued Feb. 25. Parent conferences will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 2 (special schools, SDSA, HTE, CC, TOTS), March 3 (elementary), March 4 (middle school) and March 5 (high school).
• Committee meetings will be held at the IRSD Educational Complex in Selbyville on Monday, March 9: Curriculum at 3:15 p.m.; Policy at 4:30 p.m.; Buildings & Grounds at 6 p.m.; and Finance at 7 p.m.
• There is no school Friday, March 6, for a professional learning day.
• 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
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 began Jan. 5, with detour routes posted. Local access will be maintained inside the entire closure area during work on the two bridges at those locations.
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.