Millsboro

Town of Millsboro, Delaware
Population:

  • 3,877 (2010 Census)

Town council meetings:

  • Frist Monday of every month, 7 p.m., Town Council Chambers

Elections:

  • Second Saturday in June. There are three districts within town limits, with two people from each district and one at-large, for 3-year terms.

Town office:

  • 322 Wilson Highway, Millsboro, DE

Web site
General e-mail inquiries
Town Council 2013-2014:

  • Robert Bryan, Mayor
  • John Thoroughgood, Vice-Mayor
  • Greg Hastings, Secretary
  • Michelle Truitt, Treasurer
  • Tim Hodges
  • Irene Keenan
  • Jim Petruzella

Town Manager:

  • Faye Lingo

Assistant Town Manager:

  • Matt Schifano

Town Clerk:

  • Tammy Phillips

Police Chief:

  • John Murphy

Emergency:

  • 911

Non-Emergency Police Contact:

  • (302) 943-8147

Millsboro council approves RPC standards, talks parade


Parade to stay at night into the future

Having heard a presentation from the Delaware Department of Transportation on plans for improvements to Routes 113 and 24 prior to the official start of their April 6 meeting, the Millsboro Town Council covered a number of issues from around the town.

The council approved an updated list of residential planned community (RPC) standards. The compilation included the various agreements that the Town and developers of Plantation Lakes have approved, but all in one place.

Oak Orchard fire kills one, destroys apartment building

A late-night fire demolished six apartments and left one person dead in Oak Orchard last week.

Firefighters were called to a structure fire at 3:05 a.m. on Friday, April 10.

The building was already heavily aflame when the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company arrived at 28420 Delaware Avenue, just a block off the Indian River Bay.

Farewell to the Blue Route: DelDOT offers new solution to Millsboro traffic woes

From Millsboro to Selbyville, residents worried about plans for the future of Route 113 can breathe a sigh of relief. The Delaware Department of Transportation is scrapping the proposed 16.5-mile Route 113 bypass in favor of smaller road projects.

Millsboro Chamber invites brides-to-be to ‘Platinum Affair’

Planning a wedding can take nearly a year, and the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce hopes to give couples a start on the process with the 20th Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show.

“A Platinum Affair” will be held in the Millsboro Town Center on Sunday, March 15, from noon to 3 p.m. Admission to the show costs $5 per person, with brides-to-be admitted free of charge.

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Mountaire files for zoning on Millsboro property

Last Friday, Mountaire Farms filed a conditional-use application with Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission and the County Council, for a planned office facility in Millsboro.

The land, located along the center of Revel Road and the center of Wiley Branch Road in Millsboro, is owned by Grace United Methodist Church, which consented to the application.

Millsboro residents concerned about potential Mountaire deal

Amidst rumors that poultry company Mountaire Farms is considering purchasing a 300-acre property in Millsboro, a public meeting was held last weekend to discuss residents’ concerns about a potential deal and the potential uses of the property, located between Revel and Hudson roads.

Millsboro-area residents arrested in drug-sales investivation

The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit arrested four people after the culmination of a several-month investigation into illegal drug sales from a residence on Nora Lane near Millsboro.

Millsboro awaits feedback from developer after changes

Millsboro Town Solicitor Mary Schrider-Fox was present at last week’s regularly scheduled town council meeting to discuss some of the terms and conditions for the Plantation Lakes development agreement. At the meeting, Schrider-Fox informed the council that, after making some minor adjustments to the agreement for the annexed development, they have not yet received feedback from the developer.

Local student named finalist for youth volunteerism awards

A Millsboro Middle School student was recently named as one four Delaware finalists for the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism, conducted in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

20th Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show set for March 15 in Millsboro

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will hold their 20th Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show on Sunday, March 15, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center. Sponsors for this year’s event are Chardon Jewelers and the Voice Radio Broadcasting. The theme for this year’s event is “A Platinum Affair” to celebrate its 20th year.

Holiday parades old and new are on the march

Grab those scarves and practice diving for candy canes. Local Christmas parades are back in business in Georgetown (Dec. 4), Selbyville (Dec. 5), Millsboro (Dec. 10) and Dagsboro (Dec. 11).


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Millsboro Chamber installs new board members

Coastal Point • Maria Counts : The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce held its volunteer appreciation dinner and installed its new board memebers on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Pictured from left are: John Thoroughgood, Mary Ann Leager, Crystal Hudson, Bob Cardaneo, Kevin Turner, Kathie Robinette and Kris Adams.Coastal Point • Maria Counts : The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce held its volunteer appreciation dinner and installed its new board memebers on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Pictured from left are: John Thoroughgood, Mary Ann Leager, Crystal Hudson, Bob Cardaneo, Kevin Turner, Kathie Robinette and Kris Adams.The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce this week held its volunteer appreciation dinner and installed its new board members. At the Dec. 2 dinner, Chamber Executive Director Amy Simmons thanked those in attendance for their help and support.

“In some way or another, you have supported the Chamber, you have volunteered for the Chamber and without you all, we could not do what we do.”

Simmons added that the Chamber had had another successful year, with such events as the Millsboro Country Festival, Central Sussex Bridal Show and the Easter Egg Hunt in Cupola Park.

During the evening, awards were also presented to Chamber members and volunteers for their service.

Crystal Hudson was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award, for the number of volunteer hours clocked at events, as well as the quality of the time put in.

“It was hands-down, without a doubt, above and beyond the others,” said outgoing Chamber President Kris Adams, who joined Simmons to present the award to Hudson.

Sports tournament could be a real ‘Slam Dunk’

A major basketball tournament could boost community morale and business, an organizer told the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce. Slam Dunk to the Beach will be revived this December at Cape Henlopen High School, giving southern Delaware a taste of wintertime sports tourism.

New inspiration comes to opposition fight against Allen Harim

A local group of concerned citizens were reinvigorated earlier this month, with professional advice on how to fight what they see as environmental injustice.

Fire displaces Millsboro family, but donations roll in

Once again, the community is rallying to help a local family — this time, a young couple and two children who lost their Millsboro home to a devastating fire this week.

Millsboro council gets police updates, talks town events

In case of after-hours emergencies, the Millsboro Police Department is asking businesses to provide additional contact information.

Sometimes when an alarm goes rings, or during other emergencies, MPD doesn’t always know who to call during nights and weekends, Lt. Brian Calloway told the Millsboro Town Council on Nov. 3.

Girls Gifts & Good Tidings event set for Dec. 2 in Millsboro

The annual Girls, Gifts & Good Tidings event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro, with an evening filled with shopping from 25 unique local vendors, wine tasting and a wreath-making class.

PRMC’s Delmarva Health Pavilion opens in Millsboro

Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) officially cut the ribbon on its new Delmarva Health Pavilion in Millsboro on Oct. 22.

“What a privilege it is to stand here during this grand opening of our magnificent grand opening,” said Dr. Peggy Naleppa, president and CEO.

Railroad repair to close road in Millsboro

Railway construction at Wilson Highway will divert Millsboro traffic this week.

Norfolk Southern railroad will be replacing crossings on Wilson Highway between Mitchell Street and Union Street. The road will be partially closed from 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, until midnight on Friday, Oct. 24, pending weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Protecting Our Indian River group appeals to Superior Court

A courtroom in the Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown was packed Monday morning, as Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes heard oral arguments for an appeal to overturn a decision by the Sussex County Board of Adjustment that allows the Allen Harim chicken processing plant to move forward in Millsboro.

DART expanding bus service to Millsboro in November

Millsboro will jump on the public transit bandwagon when DART expands bus service to the town on Monday, Nov. 10.

The “flex route” from Georgetown to Millsboro follows the same rules as fixed route service. It travels the same hourly loop, costs the same amount and will be included in the DART Daily Pass.

Arrest made in Millsboro taxi driver’s murder

Delaware State Police this week arrested Joshua Dutton, 23, in connection with the murder of a Millsboro cab driver in August.

William Toomey, 45, of Millsboro, a driver employed by Delaware Beach Taxi, was found deceased in the cab on Aug. 20.

After an autopsy, the Division of Forensic Science classified Toomey’s death as a homicide.

MAL seeking new artwork for Fall Art Show & Contest to run from Sept. 28 to Nov. 1

The Millsboro Art League (MAL) has announced that its annual Fall Art Show & Contest will open Sept. 28 and run through Nov. 1, at MAL’s gallery at 203 Main Street in Millsboro Town Center.

Millsboro’s Blue Water Grill reopens for business

After nearly six months of renovations, Millsboro’s Blue Water Grill will officially reopen its doors for business on Friday, Sept. 26, at 11:30 a.m.

The restaurant closed in March following an electrical fire that caused damage to the restaurants kitchen and ceiling.

“We did okay. Thank goodness we had insurance. We had coverage while we were closed. It was certainly not the same as sales, but it was a huge blessing,” said Jessica Wiggins, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Josh. “Six months was a long time to be closed.”