Selbyville gets bike racks courtesy of Eagle Scout

Selbyville officials reported at the May 6 town council meeting that new bike racks have been installed in the town.

In March, the council heard from Eagle Scout Chris Smith, a 10th-grader at Indian River High School. Smith had presented his Eagle Scout project to the Town, proposing to add three bike racks — one at Southern Delaware School of the Arts (SDSA), one at town hall and one at Phillip Showell Elementary. He said they would be permanently mounted and about 24 inches high, would hold eight bikes and would be provided at no cost to the Town.

“Well, we don’t get many requests like this,” Mayor Clifton Murray had said in March. “It definitely can be a benefit.”

“It’s a great project,” added Councilman Jay Murray. “We are very appreciative.”

The council on May 6 also passed a balanced 2014-fiscal-year budget, with both income and expenses projected to be $3,129,991.24.

Mayor Murray also read a proclamation for Peace Officer’s Memorial Day at the May town council meeting, designating that the Town will observe May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, during the national police week observation May 12-18.

Councilman Murray reported at the meeting that Selbyville’s police department had in the month of March recorded 157 calls, issued 193 tickets, made 19 arrests and brought in $3,072.90 in fines. Police Chief Scott Collins said they had also taken in a record 84 pounds of prescription drugs during a recent drug take-back event. He added that it was a good thing, “as that’s a lot of pills that won’t be floating around.”

The council will hold a public hearing on June 3 on a resolution to approve the issuance of certain bonds by the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company.