Bethany Beach

• The Bethany Beach Non-Residential Design Review Committee will meet on Friday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at town hall. The committee will consider an application from Matt Merrick, tenant at 97 Garfield Parkway, Units 14 and 15, the Jetty Deli, for approval for a new sign to be hung in the area adjacent to the store.

• The 11th Annual Seaside Craft Show is set for Saturday, June 6, on the boardwalk and neighboring street ends. The event will include more than 100 juried fine crafters from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with music by Island Fusion from 11 a. m. to 4 p.m.

• The regular meetings of the Bethany Beach Town Council and Planning Commission are now being broadcast over the Internet via the Town’s website, under Live-Audio Broadcasts.

• The Town has compiled the results of its park survey regarding the former Christian Church/Neff property. They are available online at

• 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.

South Bethany

• The town council’s May workshop, set for Thursday, May 28, has been canceled.

• The Board of Adjustment will meet Friday, May 29, at 1 p.m., for a public hearing for a two-part variance for Leo F. and Dana S. Scanlon’s home at 129 Brandywine Drive. Part one is to extend both of the permitted staircases by approximately 2 stair steps and to widen the stairs to the main access of the house by one foot. Part 2 is to add a landing and staircase on the western side of the house.

• The town council re-organizational meeting is set for Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m., to swear in Wayne Schrader, Carol Stevenson and Frank Weisgerber.

• FEMA and the new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) will be the subject of Town Council’s meeting Friday, June 12, at 6 p.m. FEMA representatives will answer questions and host stations on maps for individual properties; appeals and Letter of Map Change; and insurance effects of the preliminary map.

• Recycling is now picked up weekly, all summer. Yard waste is picked up every other Wednesday, continuing June 10.

• 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

Fenwick Island

• The Fenwick Island Budget Committee will hold a public meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29, at town hall. The meeting will include a closed executive session to discuss personnel and legal matters before public discussion of the fee schedule and financial plan for the 2016 fiscal year.

• The next regular meeting of the Fenwick Island Town Council is set for Friday, May 29, at 3:30 p.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes: resignation of Councilman Todd Smallwood and discussion and possible action on an appointment to fill that council seat; the 2015 residential solid waste collection and disposal bid, and 2015 residential recycling collection and disposal bid; the Town’s voter registration list; the Board of Elections Oath of Office and the 2015 municipal; town hall parking after-hours; nautical decorative lights; permit extension for the Boettcher residence; a parks fund and parks committee funding request; and a technology committee funding request; department and leadership reports; and the proposed first reading of Chapter 135 – Signs.

• The Fenwick Island Charter & Ordinance Committee will meet Tuesday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion and possible action on Chapter 160 (Zoning) – Commercial Zone Regulations; Comprehensive Plan items; and possible items for discussion at next meeting.

• Fenwick Island’s trash and recycling pickup will return to a summer schedule as of June 1. 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 collection scheduled for June 17, Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18.

• The Fenwick Island town website is located at

• The Town of Fenwick Island is now on Twitter, at or @IslandFenwick.

Ocean View

• The Town of Ocean View now has a Facebook page, which can be found at

• The Ocean View town website is located at


• The Millsboro town website is located at


• The Town of Millville has one position available on the Board of Adjustment (BOA) to complete a three-year term. Members must be at least 18 and residents of the town. The BOA addresses zoning, land-use and variance issues. Meetings, when needed, are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Applicants can submit a letter of intent to Town Hall by May 29. For more info, contact the town manager at (302) 539-0449.

• Planning & Zoning is scheduled to meet Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m.

• Annual property tax bills are due by Friday, July 31. The billing period covers May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016.

• The Millville town website is located at


• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Tuesday, continuing June 2.

• The town council will meet Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m.

• The Town of Frankford website is located at


• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing June 10.

• The next regular town council meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at town hall.

• The Town website is at


• Planning & Zoning is scheduled to meet Wednesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Center.

• Dagsboro Town Council will meet Monday, June 22, at the Bethel Center. The time has been changed to 6 p.m.

• The Town of Dagsboro website is at

Indian River School District

• Beginning June 1, the Indian River School District will begin the implementation of the new Meals Plus point-of-sale system in all school cafeterias. During the transition, the PayPAMS system that allows parents to prepay for their child’s meals online has been deactivated. For the 11 remaining school days, parents should send cash or checks to school to pay for meals. Once Meals Plus is fully implemented, a new online pre-payment system will be made available to parents for the 2015-2016 school year. Details of the new system will be forwarded to parents prior to the start of school in September.

• Committee meetings are tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 8, at the IRSD Educational Complex in Selbyville: Curriculum at 3:15 p.m.; Policy at 4:30 p.m.; Buildings & Grounds at 6 p.m.; and Finance at 7 p.m.

• The next regular school board meeting is Monday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School. The agenda includes construction updates; real estate acquisitions; policy updates; and student and staff recognition.

• The Indian River School District Board of Education has moved the last day of school for students in the 2014-2015 school year to Thursday, June 11, which will be a full day of school. Friday, June 12, will now be an in-service day for teachers. The last day of school for teachers will be Monday, June 15, and will be a half day. Teachers may begin checking out after noon.

• The 2015 Board of Education election May 12 returned all incumbents up for election this year to their seats with new five-year terms.

• The district website is at

Sussex County

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

The Town of Ocean View successfully requested that DelDOT retain the temporary traffic light installations at the intersections of Central Avenue with Cedar Drive and Windmill Lane, with the light at Cedar remaining on a green/yellow/red pattern and the light at Windmill having a flashing red on Central and flashing yellow on Windmill. The installations have not been made permanent and utilize temporary wooden pole structures.

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 For additional Route 26 project information or concerns, residents and businesses can contact Ken Cimino at (302) 616-2621, or or at 17 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 2, in Ocean View.