Date Published: 
Jan. 20, 2017

Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: a first reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 217 (Alcoholic Beverages) of the town code to add a new section regarding hotels; a first reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 395 (Building Construction) to extend construction hours from 8 a.m. to noon to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays between Oct. 1 and May 30; and a first reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 475 (Property Maintenance) of the town code to reduce problems associated with residential outdoor lighting by regulating both the intensity and location of outdoor lighting.

• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission will hold its next meeting on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 9 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: review of the five-year update to the Town’s 2012 Comprehensive Plan; and a discussion of the proposed site plan for the Walcek property.

• The Board of Adjustment will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at town hall to continue its deliberations and make a determination concerning an appeal of the Building Inspector’s decision, filed by attorney David C. Hutt for property owner Jo Carroll Onoffrey, for Block 33, Lot 5, at 857 Garfield Parkway, in the R-2 Zoning District.

• The Bethany Beach Board of Adjustment will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. at town hall to consider an application for a variance, filed by property owner John H. Burbage Jr., for Block 105, Lot 7, at 107 Garfield Parkway, in the C-1 Commercial Zoning District (Fish Tales) seeking a variance from Chapter 425, Article XV, Off-Street Parking & Loading, Section 425-87 (B), to remove the requirement for off-street loading space for new construction or enlargement of the existing building. The application may be inspected in the office of the building inspector during regular business hours.

• The Bethany Beach Budget & Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes a review of the results of the third quarter of the 2017 fiscal year and a discussion of the 2018-fiscal-year draft budget.

• The Town of Bethany Beach’s recent survey regarding specific design elements for the proposed “Central Park” has been completed and tabulated. To see the results, visit To see the survey as presented, including illustrations, visit (No further survey responses are being accepted.)

The public can view on the Town website the presentation by Oasis Design Group to the Bethany Beach Town Council, soliciting input for preliminary concept development for the features and organization of “Central Park,” at the intersection of Routes 1 and 26. The URLs for the four presentation segments are (and 31, 32 and 33).

• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season ended Sept. 15 and will return on May 15, 2017.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach ended on Sept. 30 and will resume on May 15, 2017.

• 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

• South Bethany is accepting applications for the position of town manager. Details on are available on the Town website.

• The Charter & Code Committee will meet Friday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at the police department. The meeting’s agenda includes the town solicitor’s changes to Ordinance 185-17, “Controlled street entry” and to Ordinance 186-17, “Smoking on the beach.”

• The Communications & Public Relations Committee will meet Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.

• The town council will hold a budget workshop on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m.

• Recycling is collected biweekly, continuing on Friday, Jan. 20.

• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing on Wednesday, Feb 1.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach ended Oct. 15 and will resume May 15, 2017.

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

Fenwick Island

• Fenwick Island’s new town manager, Teresa “Terry” Tieman, will begin in that position on Jan. 23.

• The Fenwick Island Town Council will host a public hearing Friday, Jan. 27, at 2:30 p.m., on a request to subdivide 2.5 existing lots at 1208 Schulz Road into two buildable parcels.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Jan 27, at 3:30 p.m.

• The Charter & Ordinance Committee will meet Friday, Feb. 3, at 9:30 a.m.

• Recycling is picked up biweekly, continuing Friday, Jan. 27.

• 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


• Candidates are now being accepted for the Millville Town Council election scheduled for March 4. The three available council seats each carry a term of two years. Candidates must be 21 or older; a bona fide resident of Delaware and of the United States; and a resident of the Town of Millville for at least 90 days preceding the election. Interested persons must submit application by Friday, Feb. 3, at 4:30 p.m. Details are available online or by contacting Town Hall.

• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m.

• The town council’s next regular meeting is set for Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m.

• The Millville town website is located at


• The Millsboro town website is located at


• The Dagsboro Town Council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m., at Bethel U.M. Church.

• The Town of Dagsboro website is at


• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing Jan. 24.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at


• The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Thursday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. The agenda includes Lloyd & Scott Inc.’s request at 45 W. Railroad Avenue, applying for a conditional use to remove/demolish 3,000 square feet and add existing structures on the south side of the building, adding 6,400 square feet on the north side of building, for a total of 12,800 square feet, minus the 3,000-square-foot demolition (the envelope of the additional is 9,800 square feet); and Selbyville Towne Village LLC’s request for an R4 subdivision with an RPC overlay (District 5-33, Map 17.00, Parcels 170.00 and 170.01).

• The town council’s next regular meeting is Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m.

• Nominations being accepted for Selbyville Town Council seats. The election will be Saturday, March 4. Three positions are up for election, each carrying a two-year term. Candidates must submit a Notice of Candidacy to Town Hall by Friday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. Candidates must be at least 21; a U.S. citizen; and have been a bona fide resident of the municipality at least one year before election day.

The voter registration deadline is also Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. (Municipal registration is separate from state or federal voter registration.) Qualified voters must be at least 18; a U.S. citizen; and be a bona fide resident of the municipality.

• Fluoride is not currently being added to Selbyville water. The Town was given an exemption to the requirement until their new water plant comes online, possibly in May. Families may wish to discuss fluoride tablets with their children’s dentist.

• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing Feb. 1.

• 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 website is at

Indian River School District

• The IRSD Board of Education will meet Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Indian River High School. The agenda includes the March 2 referendum; use of online donation websites; students/staff recognition; regular financial reports; and more.

• The second marking period ends Jan. 26. Report cards will be issued on Friday, Feb. 3.

• There will be no school for students on Jan. 27, for a staff learning day.

• The district will host a public referendum on Thursday, March 2, to address a current-expense issue with a proposed 49-cent increase per $100 of assessed property value. The weather date is March 16. The Nov. 22 public referendum was defeated by a margin of 20 votes among more than 6,000 cast.

• The Indian River School District’s Special Education Task Force will host parent focus group meetings on Wednesdays, Feb. 8, 2017, at Georgetown Middle School; and March 22, 2017, at Millsboro Middle School. All of the meetings are at 6 p.m.

• The school district website is

• 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