Date Published: 
July 28, 2017

Bethany Beach

• The Town of Bethany Beach was set to celebrate Périers Day on Thursday, July 27, in recognition of its sister city of Périers, France. The celebration includes strolling entertainment on the bandstand plaza from 1 to 4 p.m. and a special performance by the WWIIunes USO-style quartet starting at 7 p.m.

• The Bethany Beach Non-Residential Design Review Committee will meet on Friday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at town hall. The committee will review, discuss and vote on an application submitted by Brendan Heneghan, tenant at 786 Garfield Parkway, for new sign that would be attached to the front of the building, underneath the roofline, and would replace an existing sign.

• The Town of Bethany Beach will hold its 2017 town council election on Saturday, Sept. 9, from noon to 6 p.m. at town hall. The election is for three seats, each with terms of two years.

Anyone wishing to file as a candidate for the election was required to file a written Notice of Intention (Application for Candidacy) in the town manager’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, (after Coastal Point press time). Candidates must be 21 or older, U.S. citizens, not convicted of a felony and, for at least six months prior to the election, either (a) a permanent full-time resident of the town, or (b) a natural person holding record title to a fee simple or life estate in real property located within the town. They must also at the time of filing be a duly registered voter in the town.

Only natural persons are allowed to vote in town elections, and only natural persons who are not identified on the Town’s tax records as an owner of real estate in the Town are required to register. Voters may register in person at the Town Hall or by mail during normal business hours except during the last 30 days before the election. Contact the Town Hall by email at or at (302) 537-3771 to obtain the form.

Absentee ballots can be obtained by filing an affidavit with the Town. Affidavits are available by calling (302) 537-3771 or on the town’s website at

• The Planning Commission of the Town of Bethany Beach will consider the application for a minor subdivision/relocation of property lines for Lots 10, 12, and 14, Block 14, at 112 Fourth Street, in the R-1 Zoning District, at its meeting on Aug. 19. The application may be inspected in the office of the building inspector at town hall during regular business hours.

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season returned on May 15. It will end Sept. 15, 2017.

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

South Bethany

• The next town council workshop meeting will be Thursday, July 27, at 2 p.m. The agenda includes a possible vote to accept the 10-year Comprehensive Plan update; citizen recognition and committee appointment; and a road paving update.

• A Board of Adjustment meeting and public hearing will be held Aug. 11 at noon. The hearing will be on Walker BOA 4-2017, and the board will also appoint its chairman and secretary for the year, and discuss a letter from a town property owner.

• Regular meetings of the town council are now being held earlier in the day. The next meeting will be Friday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m.

• 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

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, July 28, at 3:30 p.m. The agenda includes a first readying of a proposed charter change to Section 9 (Qualification of Voters); first reading of Code Chapter 52 (Beaches—Smoking); second reading of Chapter 52 (Beaches—Umbrellas and Beach Tents); and second reading of Chapter 116-9 (Peace and Good Order—Unmanned Aircraft Systems).

• The Charter & Ordinance Committee will meet Friday, Aug. 4, at 9:30 a.m. Their agenda includes charter Section 34 (Borrowing for Current Expenses); Chapter 52 (Beaches) and Chapter 116 (Peace & Good Order)—Smoking; Chapter 160 (Zoning)—Commercial—Dumpsters and Mechanical Equipment in Setbacks.

• The Town Council organizational meeting will be Aug. 15 at 10 a.m.

• A dredging workshop will be held Aug. 18 at 3 p.m.

• The Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market will be open Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon at Warren’s Station restaurant, 1406 Coastal Highway, until Sept. 8.

• Parking passes are now on sale at the Fenwick Island Police Department (open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Cash or credit cards are accepted. The cost is: daily, $10; weekly, $60; monthly, $150; and summer, $350.

• Lifeguards will be on duty from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, until Labor Day.

• Recycling is picked up biweekly, continuing Friday, July 28.

• 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 council’s next regular meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m.

• The Parks & Recreation Committee will meet Thursday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m.

• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.

• The Millville town website is located at


• The Millsboro town website is located at


• The next Planning & Zoning meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. at Bethel U.M. Church.

• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m., at Bethel U.M. Church.

• The new Town of Dagsboro website is at


• 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 Aug. 1.

• Fluoride is not currently being added to Frankford water. The Town is working with the Division of Public Health to begin fluoridation as soon as possible. Families may wish to discuss fluoride tablets with their children’s dentist.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at


• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Aug. 7, 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.

• 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

Indian River School District

• The IRSD Board of Education’s next regular meeting is Monday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School.

• IRSD bus contractors are in need of bus drivers for the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates can contact the school district or individual contractors to learn about training and employment opportunities. Interested applicants should contact Tyler Bryan in the IRSD Transportation Office at (302) 436-1000, ext. 1114, or

• The district website is at

Sussex County

• Agendas, minutes and audio, as well as live streaming of all County meetings, may be found online at