• Bethany Beach Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
• Bethany Beach will not hold town council elections in 2015. With three seats up for election this year, only three candidates filed to run: incumbents Joseph Healy and Chuck Peterson, and Jerry Morris, who will fill the seat held by Jerry Dorfman. The seats have two-year terms.
• Bethany Beach’s Movies on the Beach are offered each Monday at dusk (weather-dependent) on the beach off Garfield Parkway. The Aug. 31 movie will be “Finding Nemo,” rated G.
• Bonfires on the Beach are being held on Thursdays at dusk, off Campbell Place. Bonfires will continue in September, with no snacks or roasting sticks provided.
• The regular meetings of the Bethany Beach Town Council and Planning Commission are now being broadcast over the Internet via the Town’s website atwww.townofbethanybeach.com, under Live-Audio Broadcasts.
• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season resumed May 15 and will run until Sept. 15. The parking rate is now $2 per hour, with parking payment accepted in coins, credit card (with fee) or via the Parkmobile service and app.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach returned on May 15 and will run until Sept. 30.
• The Town Council’s August workshop was set for Thursday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. The agenda included: discussion of roles/responsibilities for town manager, police chief, town council and Budget & Finance Committee; a possible vote to have the 2004 position descriptions for town clerk and administrative assistant brought up to date to reflect accurate duty descriptions; acknowledgement of the renewal of police chief’s employment contract and review of accomplishments of the goals and objectives tasked at his hire; possible vote on the review of Chief Crowson’s compensation; review of the first quarter financial results for the 2016 fiscal year, including Edmunds report, balance sheet, and treasurer’s report; a possible vote on the Capital Asset Replacement & Maintenance (ARM) Fund and Depreciation Policy; committee initiatives, including lighting; and a possible vote regarding the town survey.
• Recycling is now picked up weekly, all summer. Yard waste is picked up every other Wednesday, continuing Sept. 2.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach resumed May 15 and will run until Oct. 15.
• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.
• In Fenwick Island’s town council election for 2015, held on Aug. 1, voters re-elected three incumbents — Gene Langan, Richard Mais and Roy Williams. The fourth seat up for election this year, held by outgoing council president Audrey Serio, who did not seek re-election, went to Julie Lee.
• The Fenwick Island Town Council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Aug. 28, at 3:30 p.m. The agenda includes Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act; community holiday event (request); town hall building use policy; Barefoot Gardner Club (request); discussion of commercial zone regulations; committee participation application; and employee recognition. The council will also meet at 2 p.m. for orientation.
• The Charter & Ordinance Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 9:30 a.m.
• Town Hall is closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7.
• The Planning Commission will meet Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m.
• The Business Development Committee will meet Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m.
• The Environmental Committee will meet Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m.
• Fenwick Island’s trash and recycling pickup has returned to a summer schedule. Trash will be picked up on Mondays and Thursdays through the summer. Recycling will be collected every Friday. The Town is now performing yard-waste pickup, with (revised) future collection days scheduled for Sept. 9, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18.
• 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 council will not meet in the month of August. Regular council meetings will resume in September.
• Ocean View Town Hall will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
• The Town of Ocean View now has a Facebook page, which can be found at www.facebook.com/townofoceanview.
• The Ocean View town website is located at www.oceanviewde.com.
• Millsboro Town Hall will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
• The Town of Millsboro will hold its monthly council meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center.
• The Millsboro town website is located at www.millsboro.org.
• The town council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m.
• Planning & Zoning will not meet in August.
• The Millville Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday in summer from 8 a.m. to noon at the Millville fire hall.
• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.
• Frankford Town Hall will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
• The town council’s next regular meeting is Monday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m.
• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing Sept. 8.
• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.
• The next regular Town Council meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m.
• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing Sept. 2.
• The Town website is at www.TownOfSelbyville.com.
• The Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Center.
• The Dagsboro Town Council will meet Monday, Sept. 28, at the Bethel Center, at 6 p.m.
• The Town of Dagsboro website is at www.townofdagsboro.com.
Indian River School District
• The first day of the school year for students is Tuesday, Sept. 8.
• The next regular school board meeting is Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School.
• The Indian River School District has begun the implementation of the new Meals Plus point-of-sale system in all school cafeterias. A new online pre-payment system has now been made available to parents for the 2015-2016 school year.
• The district website is at www.irsd.net.
• The Sussex County Council will not meet on Sept. 1 or Sept. 8. The council’s regular Tuesday meetings will resume Sept. 15 at 10 a.m.
• County offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
• The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m.
• The Board of Adjustment will meet Monday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m.
• Agendas, minutes and audio, as well as live streaming of all County meetings, may be found online atwww.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 the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, DelDOT must maintain two lanes of traffic during the summer, except on weeknights. Lane closures can be expected from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekday nights, with other traffic impacts limited to lane shifts during the rest of the week.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org or at 17 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 2, in Ocean View.