• The Bethany Beach Town Council will hold its next regular meeting at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: discussion, consideration and a possible vote on accepting the donation of the historic Dinker Cottage; and, contingent upon the town council’s acceptance of the Dinker Cottage, discussion, consideration and a possible vote on the town manager’s recommendation to relocate the Dinker Cottage on the unimproved portion of Maryland Avenue Extended south of the sidewalk on Garfield Parkway Extended; as well as discussion, consideration and a possible vote on recommendation to the governor that he affirm the Town of Bethany Beach alderman; and discussion, consideration and a possible vote on a request for comment from the administrator of DNREC regarding the development of the Mews of Bethany.
• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission will meet next on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 9 a.m., at town hall. At the meeting, the commission will consider an application for a land partitioning filed by Clement B. Edgar Jr. and Christina H. Edgar for Lots 14 and 16, Block 109, at 310 Garfield Parkway, in the R-2 zoning district. They will also consider, discuss and possibly vote on an update to Section 425-64(B) of the Zoning Code, to remove the permitted uses of hotels, motels, boarding houses and tourist homes from the C-1 commercial zoning district; as well as adding freeboard to Footnote (p) of the Table of Dimensional Requirements of the Zoning Code. Also scheduled for the meeting are nominations and voting to determine the chairperson and deputy chairperson for the commission for the 2015/2016 term.
• Bethany Beach Town Hall will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
• 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 http://www.townofbethanybeach.com/mediacenter.aspx?VID=30 (and 31, 32 and 33).
• 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.
• Bethany Beach’s pay-to-park season ended Sept. 15 and will resume May 15.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach have ended for the season. They will return on May 15.
• The Charter & Code Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. at the police station. The agenda includes boat lifts and possible changes to house height.
• The Budget & Finance Committee will meet Friday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m. The agenda includes the current budget, funding for building expansion, fee schedule, compensation policy and rental/transfer tax.
• Recycling is picked up biweekly on Fridays, continuing Jan. 15.
• Yard waste is picked up biweekly, continuing on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
• Town Hall will be closed Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
• The Town Council’s next regular meeting is Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.
• The Town Council’s next workshop is Thursday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.
• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach ended Oct. 15 and will resume on May 15.
• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.
• Recycling is collected biweekly on Fridays, continuing on Jan. 15.
• Environmental Committee at Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 2:30 p.m. The agenda includes a website presentation by the Delaware Government Information Center.
• The town council has a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m. The (closed) executive session agenda includes legal advice strategy and site acquisition. The open session will include consideration of actions proposed in executive session.
• The town council’s next regular meeting will be Friday, Jan. 22, at 3:30 p.m., preceded by a 3 p.m. public hearing regarding a proposed moratorium on licenses/permits for new hotel/motel uses in town limits.
• The Ad-hoc Election Committee will meet Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m.
• 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.
• Town of Ocean View offices will be closed on Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
• The Ocean View Board of Adjustment will meet Thursday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. at town hall.
• The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at town hall.
• The Delaware Department of Transportation will hold a public workshop on Jan. 26 from 4 to 5:45 p.m. to review and comment on proposed pedestrian improvements along West and Central avenues between Oakwood Avenue and the Assawoman Canal.
• The Town of Ocean View will hold a workshop on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. in town hall.
• The Town will not hold the previously scheduled special election, as only one candidate, Tom Mally, filed to fill the vacant District 3 council seat. A date has yet to be set for Mally’s swearing-in.
• 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.
• Town of Millsboro offices will be closed on Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
• Millsboro will hold its next monthly town council meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center.
• The Millsboro town website is located at www.millsboro.org.
• Candidates may apply to fill a vacancy on the town council. The term ends in March of 2017. Letters of interest are due to Town Hall by Jan. 25. Contact Town Hall or visit the Town’s website for details.
• The town council’s next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m.
• The town council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.
• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.
• The Town Manager Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m.
• Frankford town offices will be closed on Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
• The Charter Committee will meet Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m.
• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing Jan. 26.
• The Frankford Town Council will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Frankford Fire Hall.
• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.
• Candidates may register to run for town council in the election scheduled for March 5. The deadline to file at Town Hall as a candidate or register as a voter is Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m.
• Town Council’s regular meeting is Monday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m.
• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing Jan. 20.
• The Town website is at www.TownOfSelbyville.com.
• Town Hall will be closed Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
• Residents, visitors and property owners are invited to complete the Downtown Development District Survey. This will help identify local wants and needs for the future of the downtown area. The survey is available via the Town of Dagsboro website.
• The Dagsboro Town Council will meet Monday, Jan. 25, at the Bethel Center, at 6 p.m.
• There will be no town council election this year. All three incumbents re-filed for their seats, with no challengers.
• The Town of Dagsboro website is at www.townofdagsboro.com.
Indian River School District
• The next regular school board meeting is Monday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School. The school safety committee meets at 6 p.m. for the southern schools.
• The current marking period ends Thursday, Jan. 28.
• Committee meetings are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 8, at the Indian River School District Educational Complex in Selbyville: Policy at 4 p.m.; Curriculum at 5 p.m.; Futures at 6 p.m.; Buildings & Grounds at 7 p.m.; and Finance at 8:30 p.m.
• The Futures Committee will meet Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. at IREC.
• The district website is at www.irsd.net.
• The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission will meet on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m.
• County offices will be closed on Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
• The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities will meet on Monday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. in county council chambers.
• The Sussex County Board of Adjustment will meet on Monday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m.
• The Sussex County Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.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 available on Mondays, mid-day, before the weekly Tuesday council meeting.
State of Delaware
As part of the Route 26 Mainline Improvements Project, DelDOT has resumed daytime lane closures, along with overnight lane closures. Motorists are being encouraged to use detour routes to avoid delays.
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.