• The summer concert series will begin at the bandstand this week, as the U.S. Navy Cruisers kick off the season Friday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m.
• Bethany Beach Town Hall will be closed on May 25 for Memorial Day.
• The Bethany Beach Non-Residential Design Review Committee will meet on Friday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at town hall. The committee will consider an application from Matt Merrick, tenant at 97 Garfield Parkway, Units 14 and 15, the Jetty Deli, for approval for a new sign to be hung in the area adjacent to the store.
• The 11th Annual Seaside Craft Show is set for Saturday, June 6, on the boardwalk and neighboring street ends. The event will include more than 100 juried fine crafters from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with music by Island Fusion from 11 a. m. to 4 p.m.
• 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’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.
• A town council election is for three seats will be held on May 23 at Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Terms are two years. Six candidates have filed: Elizabeth Baker, Don Boteler, Joel Danshes, Wayne Schrader, Carol Stevenson and Frank Weisgerber. 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).
• The Boat Parade Committee will meet Friday, May 22, at 4 p.m.
• The Beach Movie Night Committee will meet Friday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m.
• The town council’s next workshop is Thursday, May 28, at 5 p.m.
• The town council re-organizational meeting is set for Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m.
• FEMA and the new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) will be the subject of Town Council’s meeting Friday, June 12, at 6 p.m. FEMA representatives will answer questions and host stations on maps for individual properties; appeals and Letter of Map Change; and insurance effects of the preliminary map.
• Recycling is now picked up weekly, all summer. Yard waste is picked up every other Wednesday, continuing May 27.
• 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 Fenwick Island Business Development Committee will meet on Thursday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion of commercial parking.
• The Fenwick Island Town Council will hold a public meeting on the topic of freeboarding (related to building height) on Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m. at town hall.
• The next regular meeting of the Fenwick Island Town Council is set for Friday, May 29, at 3:30 p.m. at town hall.
• Fenwick Island’s trash and recycling pickup will return to a summer schedule as of June 1. Trash collection scheduled for Memorial Day will be picked up May 26. Thereafter, 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 collection scheduled for June 17, Sept. 23, 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.
• The Millsboro town website is located at www.millsboro.org.
• The Town of Millville has one position available on the Board of Adjustment (BOA) to complete a three-year term. Members must be at least 18 and residents of the town. The BOA addresses zoning, land-use and variance issues. Meetings, when needed, are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Applicants can submit a letter of intent to Town Hall by May 29. For more info, contact the town manager at (302) 539-0449.
• A town council workshop is tentatively scheduled for is Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m.
• Planning & Zoning is scheduled to meet Monday, June 8, 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.
• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.
• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing June 2.
• Town hall is closed May 25 for Memorial Day.
• The town council will meet Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m.
• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.
• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing May 27.
• The next regular town council meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at town hall.
• The Town website is at www.TownOfSelbyville.com.
• Planning & Zoning is scheduled to meet Wednesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Center.
• Dagsboro Town Council will meet Monday, June 22, at the Bethel Center. The time has been changed to 6 p.m.
• The Town is seeking members to serve on the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment. Contact Town Hall for more information.
• Town hall is closed May 25 for Memorial Day.
• The Town of Dagsboro website is at www.townofdagsboro.com.
Indian River School District
• There is no school May 25, for Memorial Day.
• Beginning June 1, the Indian River School District will begin the implementation of the new Meals Plus point-of-sale system in all school cafeterias. During the transition, the PayPAMS system that allows parents to prepay for their child’s meals online will be deactivated, effective May 27. For the 11 remaining school days after May 27, parents should send cash or checks to school to pay for meals. 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.
• Committee meetings are tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 8, at the IRSD Educational Complex in Selbyville: 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 next regular school board meeting is Monday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School. The agenda includes construction updates; real estate acquisitions; policy updates; and student and staff recognition.
• The Indian River School District Board of Education has moved the last day of school for students in the 2014-2015 school year to Thursday, June 11, which will be a full day of school. Friday, June 12, will now be an in-service day for teachers. The last day of school for teachers will be Monday, June 15, and will be a half day. Teachers may begin checking out after noon.
• The 2015 Board of Education election May 12 returned all incumbents up for election this year to their seats with new five-year terms.
• 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 red on Central and flashing yellow 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.