Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission on June 14 at 10 a.m. at town hall will consider an application for a final review of a proposed planned residential development (PRD) for Lot 5, Block 33, at 857 Garfield Parkway in the R-2 Zoning District. The meeting had been rescheduled from May 18. The commission will also hold its regular meeting at that time. The application may be inspected in the office of the Building Inspector between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

• The Bethany Beach Board of Adjustment will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 19, at 10 a.m. to consider an application for variances filed by property owners David S., Elizabeth J. and Lori Thorman and Lynn Kelly for Block 28, Lot 91, at 611 Sixth Street, in the R-1 Residential Zoning District. The applicants are seeking three variances from Chapter 425, Appendix 3, Table of Dimensional Requirements, for a 3.9-foot encroachment into a required side yard (left side), a 1.3-foot encroachment into a side yard (right side) and a 0.7-foot encroachment into a side yard by an accessory structure (right side). The application may be inspected in the office of the Building Inspector between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except scheduled holidays.

• The Bethany Beach Town Council and the Board of Assessment will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at town hall, when the council will sit as a Board of Revision & Appeal to hear appeals from tax assessments and to make corrections and revisions as it deems appropriate. The Annual Tax Assessment List is available for public inspection at the town office and on the Town’s website at

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its next regular monthly meeting on Friday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at town hall.

• Bethany Beach is enforcing its restriction on tents and canopies on the beach this summer, prohibiting shading devices other than an umbrella no larger than 8 feet in diameter and no taller than 7.5 feet high, and “baby tents” up to 3 feet high, 4 feet wide and 5 feet deep. People erecting a prohibited tent or canopy on the beach will be asked to take the device down and will not be cited if they comply with the request. Those who refuse to comply can be issued fines of $50 to $100. Prohibited devices include, but are not limited to: cabanas, canopies, pavilions, “sportsbrellas,” tarps, tents or similar devices, or any materials mounted on supports.

• Bethany Beach Town Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season returned on May 15. It will end again on Sept. 15.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach resumed on May 15. They will end again on Sept. 30.

• 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

• The South Bethany Town Council’s regular meeting will be Friday, June 14, at 6 p.m., starting with an informal hour at 5 p.m. for the public to meet new Police Chief Jason Lovins. The council meeting agenda includes swearing in of the police chief; recognition of outgoing council members; discussion of the bike parking issue and possible solutions; an update on path forward for 5G and bonfire ordinances; and discussion of internet rentals and possible path forward.

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

• In the 2019 town council election on May 25, Derek Abbott won the one-year term, and Richard “Dick” Oliver, Carol Stevenson and Frank Weisgerber won the two-year terms.

• Parking permits are required for on-street parking until Sept. 15, where posted, throughout most of town. One-day permits can be purchased for $20 at the outdoor kiosk at South Bethany Town Hall. Property owners can purchase up to four seasonal permits for $20 each. Generally, permits are required from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again overnight. See signage or town hall for details.

• The Town’s 50-Year Anniversary Celebration will be 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 more.

• Officials have reminded the public that no bikes, wagons or other modes of transportation should be parked on private property, beach access areas, left protruding into the streets or chained to street signs, fences or poles. All bicycles must be parked at bike racks located within the Town’s right-of-way. People are being reminded to be respectful of private property and park in designated locations.

• Beach chairs and umbrellas will not be rented on the beach for 2019, although food sales will continue.

• 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.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach resumed May 15. They will end Oct. 15.

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


Fenwick Island

• Candidates can now apply for the town council election, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, if there are more than four eligible candidates who file. Four positions are up for election, each with a term of two years.

Candidates must be: registered to vote in the Town of Fenwick Island for at least one year prior to the election; a natural person and U.S. citizen; either a bona fide resident or property owner of Fenwick; at least age 21 by Aug. 3; and never convicted of a felony.

The deadline for candidates to file is June 19 at 4:30 p.m., which is when the Board of Elections will meet to certify candidates. All Town and State forms must be filed in person at Fenwick Island Town Hall. (More details in Town Code Chapter 13.) For more information, contact Town Clerk Linda Martin at Town Hall on 800 Coastal Highway or at (302) 539-3011.

• The Fenwick Island Town Council will host a special meeting to announce town council candidates on June 19 at 4:45 p.m.

• Yard waste pick-up will be June 18.

• The Ad Hoc Commercial District Planning Committee will meet June 18 at 2 p.m.

• The Environmental Committee will meet June 27 at 1:30 p.m.

• The next Fenwick Island Town Council meeting will be June 28 at 3:30 p.m.

• Parking permits can now be purchased from the police department, kiosk or mobile parking permit app ParkMobile. It is limited only to on-street parking with white lines where labeled “parking by permit only.” The app does not cover beach-end parking, which is restricted to only the blue hang tags. For more information, go to

• 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


• 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.

• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at



• The Old Timer’s Day festival will return on Saturday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food, live music, door prizes, children’s activities and a beer garden. Classic car judging will be from 10 a.m. to noon, with awards at 2 p.m. The event is free for spectators and costs $10 for vehicle competition registration.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, July 1, 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).

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• The Millsboro town website is located at


Indian River School District

• In summer, offices will be open for extended hours Mondays to Thursdays, and closed on Fridays.

• The next regular monthly meeting of IRSD Board of Education will be Monday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central 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