• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission will consider an application for land partitioning filed by John Ford Murphy, trustee, Block 6, Lot 10, the westerly half of Lot 8 and easterly half of Lot 12, at 208 Second Street, in the R-1 Zoning District at its meeting scheduled to be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. at town hall.
• Construction on the Bethany Beach Streetscape project is planned to resume Oct. 14 in the beach block “loop” of Garfield Parkway. The improvements are part of a $2.4 million project designed to improve pedestrian and vehicle safety.
• Lifeguards are on duty on town beaches from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends for the remainder of September.
• The Town has compiled the results of its park survey regarding the former Christian Church/Neff property. They are available online at http://www.townofbethanybeach.com/DocumentCenter/View/1890.
• The regular meetings of the Bethany Beach Town Council and Planning Commission are now being broadcast over the Internet via the Town’s website at www.townofbethanybeach.com, under Live-Audio Broadcasts.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach will end Sept. 30. They will return on May 15, 2015.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach will last until Oct. 15. They will resume May 15, 2015.
• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.
• The Fenwick Island Town Council will meet next on Friday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m. at town hall.
• Fenwick Island has curbside pickup of recyclables each Friday during the summer.
• With the opening of Fenwick Island’s new Cannon Street Park and its ADA-compliant kayak launch, the Town is offering a map of the park and kayaking routes that can be accessed via the new launch. View the map online at http://fenwickisland.delaware.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2513.
• The Town of Fenwick Island no longer allows the burning of a cigarette, cigar, pipe or other matter or substance that contains tobacco on its beach or in its parks. There is a fine of $100 for each instance. Signs will be posted at the entrance to locations where smoking is prohibited.
• The Fenwick Island town website is located at www.fenwickisland.org.
• The Town of Fenwick Island is now on Twitter, at https://twitter.com/IslandFenwick or @IslandFenwick.
• The Town will hold its Planning and Zoning meeting and Board of Adjustment meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. respectively.
• The Town will hold its monthly workshop on Tuesday, September 23 at 6 p.m.
• The Ocean View Police Department will hold a Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Citizens may turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal.
• The Town of Ocean View now have a Facebook page, which can be found at www.facebook.com/townofoceanview.
• The Ocean View town website is located at www.oceanviewde.com.
• The 2nd Annual Millsboro Country Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The festival will feature the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Flea Riddin’ Bed Races, fun festivities and more.
• The Town of Millsboro will hold its monthly council meeting on Monday, October 6 at 7 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center.
• The 2nd Annual Millsboro Country Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The festival will feature the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Flea Riddin’ Bed Races, fun festivities and more.
• The Millsboro town website is located at www.millsboro.org.
• The Millville Town Council has a workshop meeting scheduled for Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
• The Millville Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.
A free Public Preparedness, Safety & Health Fair is set for Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide free information regarding what to do in an emergency requiring a possible evacuation, need for shelters, care of the elderly, handling of pets, etc., and who to contact and where to seek helpful hints as to preparing for such an emergency. Beebe Healthcare will also offer free health screenings.
• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.
• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing Sept. 23.
• The Town of Frankford will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, October 6, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company.
• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.
• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, as of Sept. 17.
• The Town website is at www.TownOfSelbyville.com.
• The next Dagsboro Town Council meeting is Monday, Sept 22, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Center.
• The Christmas Parade Committee will meet Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.
• The Town of Dagsboro website is at www.townofdagsboro.com.
Indian River School District
• The next regular school board meeting is set for Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.
The next regular Town Council meeting is Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.
• The district website is at www.irsd.net.
• The Sussex County Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.
• The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.
• The Sussex County Board of Adjustment will meet on Monday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
• Agendas, minutes and audio, as well as live streaming of all County meetings, may be found online at www.sussexcountyde.gov. The entire council packet is now being made available on Mondays, mid-day, before the weekly Tuesday council meeting.
State of Delaware
• As part of DART’s Transit Redesign Plan, Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) is seeking public input on proposals to increase existing service between Delmar and Georgetown, and consider pilot flex bus services in the Georgetown, Millsboro and Seaford area. The proposed transportation options would be in addition to current DART fixed route and para-transit services. Learn more at 1-800-652-3278, option 2, for Customer Relations. Dial 711 to reach DTC through Delaware Relay Services.
• Nighttime lane closures can be expected on Route 1 from North Bethany to Fenwick Island, as part of a $4.4 million pavement and rehabilitation project, which involves replacement of crossroad pipes, milling the existing road surface, full-depth patching of existing road failures and placement of a full-width asphalt overlay.
The work includes construction of a right turn lane from Route 1 southbound to Fred Hudson Road; Route 1 northbound and southbound from Fenwick Island town limits to York Road/Logan Street in South Bethany; Route 1 northbound and southbound from Fifth Street in Bethany Beach to 3R’s beach entrance in North Bethany; Pennsylvania Avenue in Bethany Beach from Route 1 to South Bethany town limits.
The project also includes replacement of crossroad pipes on Route 1 from Fenwick town limits to York Road/Logan Street in South Bethany and Route 1 from Fifth Street in Bethany Beach to 3R’s beach entrance in North Bethany.
Nighttime lane closures on Route 1 will be limited to the hours of 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday evenings until Friday mornings. As work progresses past Sept. 8, officials said, daytime lane closures will occur from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The construction is anticipated to be complete by late November (based on 140 calendar days for the contract), officials said. Motorists were being encouraged to check online at www.DelDOT.gov for construction updates and real-time travel information for this project and others.
• Work on the Route 26 Mainline and Detour Routes Improvement Project is expected to include lane closures, with traffic alternating using a flagging operation, for continued milling and paving of Route 26 between Cedar Drive and Old Mill Road; beginning milling and paving on Cedar Drive south of Route 26; continued grading for curb and gutter between Old Mill Road and Cedar Drive.
Continue grading for curb and gutter between Woodland Avenue and Central Avenue means motorists should anticipate lane closures on Route 26 between West Avenue and Woodland Avenue, with traffic alternating through the work zone utilizing a flagging operation as well as lane closures on Central Avenue at Route 26, with traffic alternating through the intersection utilizing a flagging operation by law enforcement and construction personnel.
Work is also set to include ongoing work on the installation of the privately owned Tidewater Utilities Inc. water line between Grants Avenue and Old School Lane, with lane closures with traffic alternating utilizing a flagging operation.
Overall, the 4-mile-long project includes the reconstruction of Route 26 (Atlantic Avenue) from Clarksville to the Assawoman Canal and will widen the existing two-lane roadway to include two 11-foot travel lanes with 5-foot shoulder/bike lanes and a 12-foot wide continuous shared center left-turn lane.
Construction is scheduled to last for at least 2.5 years. George & Lynch is building the 4-plus-mile project from Assawoman Canal in Bethany Beach to St. George’s U.M. Church in Clarksville. Foul weather, such as rainstorms and blizzards, could push the schedule beyond than the planned September 2016 end date.
Regular Route 26 project meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Bethany Beach Town Hall. The public is being encouraged to attend or to get email updates from DelDOT via the project page for the Route 26 project at www.deldot.gov. For additional Route 26 project information or concerns, residents and businesses can contact Ken Cimino at (302) 616-2621, or Kenneth.email@example.com or at 17 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 2, in Ocean View.