Agenda

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Charter & Ordinance Review Committee meeting scheduled for Friday, Jan. 5, was canceled, due to inclement weather. A new date for the meeting has yet to be announced. A first reading for the ordinance had been scheduled for the Jan. 19 council meeting and remained on the agenda for that meeting at Coastal Point press time this week.

The committee, as tasked by the town council, was to work on developing an amendment to Bethany Beach Town Code Chapter 223, Beach, that would ban from the beach all shading devices except “baby tents” that are less than 3-feet in any dimension and “standard” beach umbrellas of 8 feet in diameter or less.

• The Bethany Beach Audit Committee will meet on Friday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: a report from the internal auditor, review and discussion of the internal audit plan for the 2018 calendar year, and a discussion of the external audit schedule for the coming year.

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, at town hall to receive comments on a proposed zoning amendment to town code Chapter 425, Article VIII, R-1A Boardwalk Residential District, rezoning Block 7, Lots 2-6, (97A Second Street, 97B Second Street, 97C Second Street, 97D Second Street, 97E Second Street and 97F Second Street) from R-1 to R-1A.

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its regular monthly council meeting on Friday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: (1) a first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 223 of the town code, Beach, to add a new Article VIII relating to restrictions on the use of shading devices on the beach (the ordinance was due to be drafted at a Jan. 5 committee meeting that was canceled); and (2) a first reading of an ordinance to amend Section 217 of the town code to clarify that liquor stores are prohibited from permitting on-premises consumption of alcoholic liquors.

The agenda also includes: (3) discussion, consideration and a possible vote on a contract submitted by George & Lynch Inc. for the Atlantic Avenue, Phase I, Improvement Plan for $1,337,627.90; (4) discussion, consideration and a possible vote on a supplement to the2018-fiscal-year General Fund budget, of $1,350,000, for the South Atlantic Avenue Streetscape Project; (4) discussion, consideration and a possible vote regarding the reconstruction of Cedarwood Street with pervious pavement and a multi-use pathway, connecting South Pennsylvania Avenue to the South Atlantic Streetscape Project; and (5) discussion, consideration and possible vote on approving a contract submitted by Paul’s Paving for the installation of a water main in the northern commercial alley of Garfield Parkway for $54,972.

The council may also go into closed executive session, pursuant to 29 De. C. §10004(b)(6) for “discussion of documents excluded from the definition of public record because public discussion would disclose the contents of such documents.”

• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission on Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. at town hall will consider an application for a minor subdivision/relocation of property lines for Lots 5, 8, 9 and 10, Block 25, on Garfield Parkway (directly east of Jenmar Way), in the R-1 Zoning District. The agenda for the meeting includes a possible vote on the application.

The property has previously been the subject of hearings for the proposed Mews at Bethany multi-family development. Requested approvals of development of the parcels were met with opposition in 2008, 2012 and 2016, and were denied in each case, with many citing impacts on flooding. Proposed filling of the wetlands has had the project under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers purview.

The Jan. 20 agenda also includes review of an ordinance to amend Section 425-70 (B) of the Bethany Beach Town Code to clarify that liquor stores are prohibited from permitting on-premises consumption of alcoholic liquors, which is also the subject of an agenda item at the Jan. 19 council meeting.

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season ended Sept. 15. It will return on May 15, 2018.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach ended on Sept. 30 and will resume on May 15, 2018.

• The regular meetings of the Bethany Beach Town Council and Planning Commission are now being broadcast, with video, over the Internet via the Town’s website at www.townofbethanybeach.com, under Live-Audio Broadcasts. Both meetings are at town hall.

South Bethany

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. There will be no January meeting.

• The town council’s next workshop meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m.

• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing Wednesday, Jan. 31.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach ended Oct. 15 and will resume May 15, 2018.

• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.

Fenwick Island

• The Finance Committee will meet Friday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Friday, Jan. 26, at 3:30 p.m.

• Trash is picked up weekly on Mondays, from October through April.

• Recycling is picked up every other Friday, from Oct. 13 through April.

• The Fenwick Island town website is located at www.fenwickisland.delaware.gov. The Town of Fenwick Island is also now on Twitter, at https://twitter.com/IslandFenwick or @IslandFenwick.

Ocean View

• The Town of Ocean View’s Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/townofoceanview.

• The Ocean View town website is located at www.oceanviewde.com.

Millville

• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is set for Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.

• Candidates are now being accepted in the 2018 Millville town council election, scheduled for March 3. Three council seats are up for election and will each carry a term of two years. Candidates must be 21 or older; a bona fide resident of Delaware and of the United States; and a resident of the Town of Millville for at least 90 days preceding the election. Interested persons must submit application by Friday, Feb. 2, at 4:30 p.m. Details are available online or by contacting Town Hall.

• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.

Frankford

• The Town of Frankford will hold its annual council election from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at town hall, 9 Main Street. Three council seats are up for election, each with two-year terms. Candidates include incumbents Pamela Davis and Edward L. “Skip” Ash II, former council member Velicia Ann Melson, who resigned from her position in 2015, after serving five months, and Dawn E. Marvel-Beck, who ran unsuccessfully in 2016.

Councilman Marty Presley did not run for re-election, citing a possible move outside town limits.

To be qualified to vote in Frankford, people must be a citizen of the U.S., 18 or older and a resident of the town for at least 30 days immediately preceding the election. They must also be registered to vote with the Town itself.

Voters must present ID in order to vote. Accepted forms of ID include a Delaware driver’s license or ID card; uniformed service ID card; photo ID from the state or federal government, their employer or high school or higher-education institution; a current utility bill, bank statement or credit card statement, paycheck or pay advice, or another type of bill or statement; a lease agreement; and/or any other documentation that a person can reasonably and commonly accept as proof of identity and address.

• Social workers from DHSS will be available at the Frankford Public Library on Thursdays, Jan. 18 and 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to assist with SNAP, Purchase of Care, energy assistance, long-term nursing care and more. People can stop by to learn what community support is available for them and their family.

• The Town of Frankford has contracted with the Delaware State Police for 12 hours of police coverage per week. Coverage will include three-hour shifts on four days each week.

• The former J.P. Court building on Main Street is now Frankford Town Hall, housing both the Town’s administrative offices and the police department.

• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing Jan. 23.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.

Selbyville

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m.

• Interested candidates may now file for the annual town council election, scheduled for March 3. Two seats are up for election. Candidates must be at least 21, U.S. citizens and bona fide residents of the town for at least one year prior to the election. The deadline for candidate and voter registration is Friday, Feb. 9, at 4:30 p.m.

• Bulk trash is collected on the first Wednesday of each month. Households may put out one bulk item, such as a television, each month.

• The Town of Selbyville has a ball field located on Park Street that can be used for organized recreational organizations. Any organization can download an application form and return it to Town Hall. There is no fee for the permit, and it is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Community Legal Aide Society will provide free legal services for legal or undocumented immigrants who have been victims of crime. Services are available on Tuesdays at the Selbyville Police Department. For additional information, contact the police department at (302) 436-5085 or visit the Town website.

• The Town website is at www.Selbyville.Delaware.gov.

Dagsboro

• The town council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Bethel Center, 28307 Clayton Street.

• The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Bethel Center.

• The Town website is at www.dagsboro.delaware.gov.

Indian River School District

• Schools will be closed Jan. 26 for a teacher workday.

• The IRSD Board of Education’s next regular meeting is Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.

• The second marking period ends Jan. 22. Report cards will be issued on Jan. 30.

• The Adult Education winter course calendar has been posted online at www.IRSD.net, under, Departments, Adult & Community Education.

• The Citizens Budget Oversight Committee meets quarterly, at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 17, and July 17. The meetings are open to the public and will be held at the Indian River School District Educational Complex in Selbyville.

• The Special Education Task Force (SETF) continues to seek input from parents and families regarding special-education services in the district. Stakeholders can share their experiences and offer ideas at task force meetings, with the next one on Feb. 28, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at Indian River High School.

• The district website is at www.irsd.net.