Date Published: 
Oct. 20, 2017

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion, consideration and possible votes on: (1) an ordinance amending Section 453-21 (D) of the town code by deleting the phrase “lowest floor” and by adding the phrase of “base flood elevation” to comply with FEMA recommendations; (2) an ordinance amending Section 453-24 (B) of the town code by adding the phrase “at least” to comply with FEMA recommendations; (3) an ordinance amending Section 453-28 of the town code, as a result of FEMA recommendations to clarify the conditions of the section for better enforcement; (4) on committee guidelines and standing committees; (5) on committee appointments; (6) on appointments to the Planning Commission; and (7) on appointments to the Board of Adjustment.

• The Bethany Beach Charter & Ordinance Review Committee (CORC) meeting on Monday, Oct. 23, has been canceled.

• 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 Town of Bethany Beach is now collecting recyclables weekly instead of following the former bi-weekly schedule. Curbside pick-up will remain on Wednesdays for the entire town. Residents are being reminded to support the Delaware Solid Waste Authorities’ guidelines for acceptable materials. For a complete list, visit under Residents/Trash Collection Schedule.

• 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, under Live-Audio Broadcasts. Both meetings are at town hall.

South Bethany

• The town council workshop meeting set for Thursday, Oct. 26, has been canceled.

• The Planning Commission will meet Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.

• The council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m.

• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

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

• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at

Fenwick Island

• The Beach Committee will meet Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. The agenda includes a recap of the town bonfire, lifeguard report and upcoming events.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Friday, Oct. 27, at 3:30. There will be a public hearing at 3:15 p.m. regarding a proposed amendment to Code Chapter 160-5C (Area regulations; commercial). Comments may be submitted that day or beforehand at town hall.

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

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

• Yard waste collection will be on Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.

• The Fenwick Island town website is located at The Town of Fenwick Island is also now on Twitter, at or @IslandFenwick.

Ocean View

• The Town of Ocean View’s Facebook page can be found at

• The Ocean View town website is located at


• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.

• The Millville Planning & Zoning Committee will meet on Monday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. The agenda includes a public hearing and possible vote on a preliminary subdivision site plan submitted by Morris & Ritchie Associates LLC, on behalf of James Schiff, for Peregrine Bay, on Tax Map Parcels 134-12.00-394.00 and 394.04, Windmill Drive, which will consist of 92 single-family units. The site plan may be viewed at town hall during regular hours.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.

• The Town has announced that the Millville Great Pumpkin Fall Festival is being canceled for this year, due to logistical concerns and planning of the new Town park. It will be rescheduled for 2018.

• The Millville town website is located at


• On the heels of the resignation of the town’s police chief, Frankford residents are being advised to call 911 or the Delaware State Police in the event of an emergency.

• 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 Oct. 31.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at


• The Selbyville Halloween Parade will be Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. along Church Street, from town hall to Main Street. Children in costume are being invited to join the parade, with lineup from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at the Salem U.M. Church parking lot.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 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


• The town council’s regular next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., at Bethel U.M. Church.

• People may dispose of old or unwanted medicines on Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. The goal is to prevent pill abuse and theft by safely ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, which can be stolen from the home medicine cabinet or harm the environment when flushed down the toilet. Collect spots include Dagsboro Police Department.

• Trick-or-treating will be Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Those participating must be 12 or younger. Houses participating should turn on an outdoor light. Houses not participating should turn off their outdoor lights.

• The next Planning & Zoning Commission meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. at Bethel U.M. Church.

• The Town website is at

Indian River School District

• The Homecoming football game for Sussex Central High School will take place Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.

• Progress reports for secondary-school students will be issued Oct. 20. The first marking period ends Nov. 9.

• The Citizens Budget Oversight Committee will meet quarterly at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 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 on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Howard T. Ennis School and on Feb. 28, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at Indian River High School.

• IRSD Board of Education’s next regular meeting is Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.

• IRSD committee meetings are set for Monday, Nov. 13, at Indian River Education Complex in Selbyville: Policy at 4 p.m.; Curriculum at 5 p.m.; Buildings & Grounds at 6 p.m.; and Finance at 7:30 p.m.

• The district website is at

State of Delaware

• State Rep. Ron Gray (R-38th) and state Sen. Gerald Hocker (R-20th) are inviting constituents to a follow-up public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 2, to discuss Route 54 traffic conditions. The meeting will take place between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Indian River High School, 29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro. Officials from Sussex County have been invited to attend the meeting to answer questions, including about the proposed Royal Farms.