Agenda

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will meet on Friday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes second readings and possible votes on: an ordinance amending Chapter 223, Beach, of the town code to add a new Article VIII relating to restrictions on the use of shading devices on the beach; and an ordinance to amend Section 217 of the town code to clarify that liquor stores are prohibited from permitting on-premises consumption of alcoholic liquors.

With public hearings on the issue of the R-1 and R-1A zoning districts held Jan. 19, the council will also discuss, consider and possibly vote on an ordinance to amend town code Chapter 425, Article VIII R-1A, Boardwalk Residential District, to allow all homeowners of the Seaside Villas to have the same rights and restrictions set forth in the zoning code under the R-1A district (a public hearing on the ordinance was held Jan. 19); as well as an ordinance to amend the official zoning map, rezoning Block 7, Lots 2-6, 97A Second Street, 97B Second Street, 97C Second Street, 97D Second Street, 97E Second Street and 97 F Second Street from R-1, Residential District to R-1A, Boardwalk Residential District.

The council will also discuss, consider and possibly vote on the reconstruction of Cedarwood Street with pervious pavement and a multi-use pathway connecting South Pennsylvania Avenue to the South Atlantic Streetscape Project; and will consider an appointment to the Budget & Finance Committee.

• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission will meet on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 9 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: review an ordinance to amend Section 425-70 (B) of the town code to clarify that liquor stores are prohibited from permitting on-premises consumption of alcoholic liquors.

• 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 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.

South Bethany

• Photography is now being accepted to the second annual South Bethany Art in the Hall exhibit. The exhibit is open to all interested South Bethany photographers, amateur or professional, featuring photographs of local sights around South Bethany and the Delmarva coast. Entrants should submit two samples to sue.callaway@gmail.com by March 20.

• The Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. to consider a request of J. Allan and Brenda B. Hossick for a special exception and variance from the 10-foot side-yard setback, totaling 6 feet, at 8 S. 3rd Street, Lot 35.

• Town Hall will be closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day.

• The town council’s next workshop meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, March 9, at 2 p.m.

• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing Wednesday, Feb. 28.

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

• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.

Fenwick Island

• Town Hall will be closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day.

• The Finance Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. to discuss unallocated reserve funds and other matters.

• The town council’s next regular meeting, on Friday, Feb. 23, will begin with a public hearing at 2:30 p.m. on proposed amendments to Charter Section 9 (voter qualifications); Code Chapter 61 (wireless infrastructure construction); and Code Chapter 160 (commercial zone parking requirements). People may also submit comments during regular Town Hall hours, until Feb. 23.

• The Charter & Ordinance Committee will meet Friday, March 2, at 9:30 a.m. The agenda includes Code Chapter 160-5c3 (zoning/vegetative buffer).

• The Dredging Committee will meet Friday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m.

• The Environmental Committee will meet Friday, March 8, at 2:30 p.m.

• The Business Development Committee will meet April 18 at 9 a.m.

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

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

• The Fenwick Island town website is located at www.fenwickisland.delaware.gov. The Town of Fenwick Island is also now on Twitter, at https://twitter.com/IslandFenwick or @IslandFenwick.

Ocean View

• 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.

Millville

• The Millville Town Council election scheduled for March 3 has been canceled. Newcomer Ronald Belinko and incumbent Steve Maneri filed for the two available seats, each of which has a two-year term beginning in March. Lisa Hudson had filed to run in the election but withdrew after the filing deadline.

• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m.

• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.

Frankford

• The Town of Frankford held its annual council election Feb. 3, re-electing incumbents Pamela Davis with 36 votes and Edward L. “Skip” Ash II with 39 votes, and filling the seat formerly held by Marty Presley (who did not run for re-election) with former council member Velicia Ann Melson, with 36 votes, each earning a two-year term. Dawn E. Marvel-Beck received nine votes and did not win a seat.

• 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.

• 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 Feb. 20.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.

Selbyville

• Selbyville has canceled this year’s town council elections, with only longtime incumbents Richard Duncan Sr. and Jay Murray having filed to run for two seats. Both will receive new two-year terms beginning in March.

• The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Feb. 15 at 4 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, March 12, 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.

• Social workers from DHSS will be available at the Selbyville Public Library on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:45 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.

• 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 www.Selbyville.Delaware.gov.

Dagsboro

• The Town of Dagsboro is seeking a maintenance person. It is a part-time position, up to 24 hours a week, with no benefits. Salary will be discussed upon interview. Applications are available at Town Hall or on the Town website.

• Town Hall will be closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Bethel Center, 28307 Clayton Street.

• The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. at the Bethel Center.

• The Town website is at www.dagsboro.delaware.gov.

Indian River School District

• Candidates may now apply for three of the 10 school board positions. The election will be Tuesday, May 8. Terms begin July 1. Applications are due by Friday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Department of Elections Sussex County Office at (302) 856-5367 or https://elections.delaware.gov/services/candidate/candidate.shtml.

The positions and terms are: District 2 (northern Millsboro and southern Georgetown) for five years; District 3 (east and west of Route 113 in south Millsboro and north Dagsboro) for five years; and District 5 (Selbyville, Gumboro and parts of Frankford), for one year.

Candidates must be a qualified to vote in the school district —18 or older and a resident of both the state of Delaware and the school district. They must also be a resident of the district for whose seat they are running. District employees are prohibited from serving on the Board of Education. Students are not prohibited from serving on the board.

• The IRSD Board of Education’s next regular meeting is Monday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.

• There will be no school on Feb. 16 for a teacher workday and on Feb. 19 for Presidents Day.

• Progress reports for elementary and secondary schools will be issued on Friday, Feb. 23.

• Parent conferences can be scheduled on Feb. 26 (special schools), Feb. 27 (elementary schools), Feb. 28 (middle schools) and March 1 (high schools).

• Committee meetings will be held Monday, March 12, at Indian River Education Complex in Selbyville: Policy at 4 p.m.; Curriculum at 5 p.m.; Buildings and Grounds at 6 p.m.; Finance immediately follows at 7 or 7:30 p.m.

• The Adult Education winter course calendar has been posted online at www.IRSD.net, under, Departments, Adult & Community Education.

• The Citizens Budget Oversight Committee meets quarterly, at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, 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, with the next one on Feb. 28, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at Indian River High School.

• The district website is at www.irsd.net.

State of Delaware

• Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long will be hosting a series of community forums on mental health and addition in early February. The local forum will take place Thursday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library, 123 W. Pine Street in Georgetown. For more information, call (302) 577-8787 or visit https://ltgov.delaware.gov/behavioral-health-consortium/.

• At a meeting in the dining hall on the Delaware Tech campus in Georgetown on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m., DelDOT will be seeking public input on proposed alternatives for the grade separation of Route 113 at Routes 18/404 in Georgetown. (The weather rescheduling date for the event, if needed, is March 5.) The proposed project was identified in the U.S. 113 Corridor Improvement Plan, intended to address transportation needs.

DelDOT officials said the signalized intersection experiences a failing level of service during peak hours, with the worst traffic congestion occurring in the summer months, and recent and proposed development in the surrounding area and throughout the Route 113 corridor are expected to continue to increase traffic volumes and congestion at the intersection.

Members of the project team will be on hand to explain the information presented and answer questions. Comment forms will be provided. Comments may be submitted at the workshop, via the DelDOT website or may be sent to DelDOT Community Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903. The comment deadline is March 30.