Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Non-Residential Design Review Committee meeting originally scheduled for April 12 was canceled. The agenda items for that meeting have been moved to an April 23 meeting, set for 10 a.m. at town hall. Those agenda items included review, discussion and a possible vote on requests from: Tower Signs LLC, the applicant for the new tenant at 98 Garfield Parkway (previously Grotto’s), for two new signs to be located on the second-floor railing above the stairs/entrance at the corner of the building; and Dick Heidenberger, tenant, for new blue awning and vinyl lettering to be located over the garage door to his new restaurant “Heidaway,” located on the ground level of the former Holiday House, underneath Mango’s restaurant.

• Bethany Beach Town Hall will be closed on Friday, April 19, for Good Friday.

• Bethany Beach Town Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Those hours will be in effect until May 1, 2019, when hours will extend to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season ended Sept. 15 and will return on May 15, 2019.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach ended Sept. 30. They will resume on May 15, 2019.

• 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. Additional meetings, such as committee meetings, may also be broadcast and/or recorded, and may be available on the website.

South Bethany

• Members of the public can celebrate the grand re-opening of the enhanced fitness area and of the Kids’ Little Free Library on April 22 at 11 a.m. at the fitness area adjacent to Town Hall at 420 Evergreen Road.

• The Town of South Bethany is now accepting applications for full- and part-time certified police officers and seasonal employment in Public Works, the Beach Patrol (lifeguards) and the Police Department. Visit the Town website for details.

• The town council’s next monthly workshop will be held Thursday, April 25, at 3 p.m.

• The town council is seeking to simplify the Town’s parking permits by setting up one type of residential permit. People would get for four identical tags, rather than the current dual system of nontransferable permits and transferable permits. A parking kiosk is being installed in February, and permits will also be available through the Town website. The changes do not affect parking fees. Officially, the town council has approved the first of three readings of Ordinance 194-19 to amend the town code, Chapter 94, to make the changes.

• Anyone able to lend cornhole boards to the Town’s 50-Year Anniversary Celebration should contact Town Hall or Sue Callaway. The party will be held on Sunday, June 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at town hall, rain or shine. The family-friendly event includes food, music, face painting, gifts and prizes.

• Town of South Bethany officials are reminding property owners that, to avoid frozen water pipes, they should make sure to properly winterize their homes. People can report broken water pipes to Artesian Water Customer Service at (302) 453-6930, and Artesian’s inspector can visit the property and manage the issue. Town of South Bethany staff are not permitted to access private properties, they emphasized.

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

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


Fenwick Island

• Town Hall is selling Fenwick Island flags, measuring 2-by-3 feet, for $25.

• 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 of Millville’s Facebook page can be found at There is no sign-up/log-on required, it’s free & open to the public.

• The Millville town website is located at



• Social workers from DHSS will be available at the Frankford Public Library on Thursdays 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.

• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at



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

• The Town is seeking candidates for the positions of wastewater operator and public works/water operator.

• The Park Street ball field is available for organized recreation groups. There is no fee. Download a permit request form and return it to Town Hall.

• 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 Selbyville Police Department. For additional information, contact the police department at (302) 436-5085 or visit Town website.

• Bulk trash is collected on the first Wednesday of each month (one item per household, like a television).

• The new town website is



• The Town website is at


• The Millsboro town website is located at


IR School District

• There is no school for students April 19-26 for spring break.

• The IRSD will discuss the new referendum and the IRSD’s future plans in a Facebook Live presentation on Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. on the district’s Facebook page (“Indian River School District – Delaware”).

• With excess days left from a lack of weather-related school cancelations, the IRSD has moved the last day of school for students for the 2018-2019 school year from June 18 to June 6.

• The IRSD will host a major capital improvement referendum on Tuesday, May 7. Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The referendum will seek funding for the construction of a new Sussex Central High School, an eight-classroom addition at Indian River High School and a four-classroom addition at Selbyville Middle School. This differs from the Feb. 5 referendum in that the current-expense question has been deleted.

Voters must be 18 or older and a resident of both the State of Delaware and the school district. Registration is not required. Absentee voting will be allowed. For more details and election maps contact Department of Elections, Sussex County Office at 119 N. Race Street, Georgetown. Call (302) 856-5367, fax (302) 856-5082, or visit

• School board elections will be held May 14. Four of 10 positions are up for election in 2019. Terms are five years each. Donald G. Hattier and Scott W. Smith will compete for one seat in District 4, representing Frankford, western Dagsboro and eastern towns toward the beach. Derek E. Cathell, W. Scott Collins and Jeffrey W. Evans will compete for two seats in District 5, representing Selbyville, Gumboro and parts of Frankford. Heather Statler is unopposed for District 3, representing southern Millsboro and northern Dagsboro on both sides of Route 113.

Voters must be 18 or older and a resident of both the State of Delaware and the school district. Registration is not required. Absentee voting will be allowed. For more details and election maps contact Department of Elections, Sussex County Office at 119 N. Race Street, Georgetown. Call (302) 856-5367, fax (302) 856-5082, or visit

• Progress reports will be issued May 7 for elementary schools and May 3 for secondary schools.

• Committee meetings will be held Monday, May 13, at Indian River Education Complex in Selbyville: Policy at 4 p.m.; Curriculum at 5 p.m.; Buildings and Grounds at 6 p.m.; and Finance at 7 p.m.

• The next regular monthly meeting of the Indian River Board of Education will be Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.

• The Citizens Budget Oversight Committee meets quarterly, meeting next at 6 p.m. on July 16. Meetings are open to the public at Indian River Educational Complex in Selbyville.

• The school district website is


Sussex County

The Sussex County website is located at


State of Delaware

The right lane of Route 1 northbound, from 4th Street to just south of Fred Hudson Road near Bethany Beach will be closed from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, due to the Bunny Palooza 5K/10K. The crossover on Route 1/Pennsylvania Avenue will also be closed.