• The Town of Bethany Beach was set to flush its water system between Nov. 5 and 9, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Town flushes its water system twice a year — spring and fall — to rid the system of any accumulated sediment so that the Town can provide users with the highest water quality possible and to ensure that fire hydrants are operating properly in case of a fire emergency.
During the time the flushing is being performed, users may find that their water is discolored. The water should return to normal within a few hours. It is recommended that no laundry be done during the flushing periods to prevent discoloration.
• Bethany Beach Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 8, for Return Day. It will also be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, for Veterans Day. It will also be closed Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving.
• The next Bethany Beach Town Council meeting will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion, consideration and a possible vote on: (1) the Town Council Procedure & Protocol Manual; on cancelling the December 2018 town council meeting; and on selecting a date to have a public meeting to discuss constructing a pedestrian pathway on Collins Street between Kent Avenue and East Half Moon Boulevard. The council will also consider a motion to go into closed executive session to discuss personnel matters.
• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission of will consider an application for partitioning for Lot 3, Block 140, at 67 Kent Avenue in the R-2 Zoning District, at its meeting on Nov. 17, at 9 a.m. at town hall. The other items on the meeting agenda include: review of the existing private easement on Lot 16 and any Town concerns related to its possible removal; and discussion and review of potential conflicts in Chapter 425—Zoning between the Bulk Density Ordinance and other sections of the code.
• Bethany Beach’s Streetscape project resumed on S. Atlantic Avenue and Cedarwood Street on Oct. 1, beginning the final phase of a project intended to provide a safe pathway for pedestrians and cyclists on the streets. The project will also involve some work on Ashwood Street designed to improve drainage in the area.
The project includes new porous blacktop roadway surfaces (to aid with drainage) and pedestrian/cyclists pathways on Cedarwood Street and the remaining unimproved portion of S. Atlantic Avenue between Parkwood Street and Garfield Parkway.
The project may last as long as 10 weeks, and there will be brief periods where one or more streets may be closed in their entirety to vehicular traffic. When that occurs, residents will still be able to access a property on foot, but it may be necessary to park on adjacent streets until the closed road is reopened.
• 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 www.townofbethanybeach.com, 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. The next council and P&Z meetings are scheduled for Oct. 19 and 20, respectively.
• The South Bethany Town Council was set to host a special meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. The agenda included a closed executive session for strategy, including legal advice or opinion from an attorney, with respect to collective bargaining or potential litigation, and discussion of the content of documents excluded from the definition of “public record,” as well as a potential public vote on matters discussed.
• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Friday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. The agenda includes a possible vote to require parking permits townwide; possible vote to either confirm that the current Code prevents computerized electronic/illuminated signs in South Bethany or prepare an ordinance prohibiting them; a possible vote to begin drafting an ordinance allowing bonfires for Town functions; and leadership and committee reports, which are also posted online.
• The winter collection schedule has begun, with trash picked up on Mondays, and recycling and yard-waste picked up every other Friday and Wednesday, respectively.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach resumed on May 15 and will end Oct. 15.
• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.
• Town Hall is selling Fenwick Island flags, measuring 2-by-3 feet, for $25.
• 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.
• Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day.
• The Millville Town Council will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., at Town Hall.
• The Town of Millville’s Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/townofmillville. There is no sign-up/log-on required; it is free and open to the public.
• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.
• 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 www.frankfordde.us.
• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.
• 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 www.Selbyville.Delaware.gov.
• The Town website is at www.dagsboro.delaware.gov.
• The Millsboro Christmas Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. A parade is scheduled for 5 p.m., with guests invited to the Millsboro Town Center following the parade for the annual tree-lighting, live music, carols, bonfires, hot cocoa/coffee, crafts and more. For individuals or organizations interested in participating in the parade, organizers ask that they send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for an application form. There is no cost to participate.
• The Millsboro town website is located at www.millsboro.org.
Indian River School District
• There will be no school for students on Nov. 8, 9, 12, 21, 22 and 23.
• Report cards will be issued Nov. 16.
• Committee meetings will be held Monday, Nov. 19, 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, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.
• The school district website is www.irsd.net.
The Sussex County website is located at www.sussexcountyde.gov.
State of Delaware
DelDOT on Nov. 19 at 5 p.m., at the Loyal Order of Moose near Frankford, will hold a public hearing for comments on the proposed vacation of 1,890 feet of improved Williamsville Road at the Bayside subdivision in West Fenwick. Officials said the adjoining property owners have petitioned DelDOT to consider the vacation, and that the road would remain open for public use in perpetuity. The Moose lodge is located at 35993 Zion Church Road, Frankford.