Agenda

Bethany Beach

• The Town of Bethany Beach will be flushing water lines Nov. 17-21 from 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. During the time the flushing is being performed, customers may find that their water is discolored. The water should return to normal within a few hours, but it is recommended that no laundry be done during the flushing periods to prevent discoloration.

• The Bethany Beach Planning Commission is set to meet next on Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes continuing the review of and possibly vote to amend and update the Bethany Beach Non-Residential Design Guidelines to include the Commercial Lodging District (CL-1).

• Bethany Beach Town Hall will be closed on Nov. 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Town of Bethany Beach will hold its annual Holiday Happenings at town hall on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., featuring cookies, hot chocolate, holiday music, face-painting, beach wagon rides, horse-drawn carriage rides and trolley rides through town. Santa will arrive at 4 p.m. There is no rain date. The event is free and open to the public.

• Construction on the Bethany Beach Streetscape project has resumed 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. Closure of the loop and adjacent roads, including Atlantic Avenue, can be expected.

• 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.

• 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.

• Bethany Beach ended its pay-to-park season on Sept. 15. Pay-to-park will resume May 15, 2015.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach and boardwalk in Bethany Beach ended Sept. 30. They will return on May 15, 2015.

South Bethany

• A town council workshop was set for Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. For consideration: the draft floodplain ordinance, including removing mandatory freeboard from the current draft.

• The South Bethany Board of Adjustment will meet Friday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. for training.

• The next regular town council meeting is Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.

• Curbside recycling is picked up every other Friday, continuing Nov. 21.

• Yard waste is picked up every other Wednesday, continuing Nov 26.

• Prohibitions on dogs on the beach ended Oct. 15. They will resume May 15, 2015.

• The Town of South Bethany’s website is located at www.southbethany.org.

Fenwick Island

• DNREC officials will answer council questions about mandated floodplain ordinances at a meeting on Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. at town hall, at a council workshop.

• The 7th Annual Fenwick Island Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day Fun Run/Walk will take place on Thursday, Nov. 27, at Lewes Street at the ocean. A free fitness warmup will start at 7:40 a.m., with the 2.2-mile run/walk starting at 8 a.m. Leashed pets are welcomed, and costumes are encouraged. Starting at 7 a.m., Pottery Place will offer complimentary coffee, oatmeal and hot chocolate, continuing after the event. There is no charge to participate, but donations are being collected for the Global Delaware Fund.

• The Fenwick Island Charter & Ordinance Committee will meet Dec. 2 at 9:30 a.m. at town hall. The agenda for the meeting includes discussion and possible action on: Chapter 160 (Zoning) – Commercial Setbacks; a proposed new ordinance on drainage system maintenance; and Chapter 88 – Flood Damage Reduction (Freeboard); as well as possible discussion and review of Comprehensive Plan items.

• The next regular town council meeting is Dec. 11 at 3:30 p.m.

• Fenwick Island’s trash and recycling pickup has returned to its fall schedule. The Town, which is now performing yard-waste pickup, also plans additional yard-waste pickups later this year.

• 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 are 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.

Ocean View

• The Town will hold its monthly Planning & Zoning meeting Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at town hall.

• Town offices will be closed Nov. 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving 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

•The Town of Millsboro will hold its next monthly council meeting on Monday, Dec.1, at 7 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center.

• The Town offices will be closed on Nov. 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

• The Millsboro town website is located at www.millsboro.org.

Millville

• The Millville Planning & Zoning Commission will meet Monday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.

• Town Council’s regular meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.

• The second annual Millville Holiday Market will be held at Town Hall and Millville U.M. Church on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes food, hand-crafted jewelry, clothes, decorations, gifts, snacks and more.

• The Millville town website is located at www.millville.delaware.gov.

Frankford

• The Town of Frankford will hold its monthly council meeting on Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company.

• The Town offices will be closed on Nov. 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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

• The Town of Frankford website is located at www.frankfordde.us.

Selbyville

• Curbside recycling is collected every other Wednesday, continuing Nov. 26.

• The next regular Town Council meeting is Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.

• The Christmas Parade is Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., with the Santa House opening at 5:30 p.m.

• The Town website is at www.TownOfSelbyville.com.

Dagsboro

• A Planning & Zoning Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Center.

• The next Dagsboro Town Council meeting is Monday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Bethel Center.

• Sponsorships and entries are now being accepted for the Christmas Parade, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 11.

• The Dagsboro town council election is scheduled for Dec. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall. There are two positions open, each with two-year terms, and four candidates have filed: William Chandler, Cathy Flowers, Patrick Miller and Norwood Truitt. Voters may vote for up to two candidates.

Voter registration ends Friday, Nov. 21, at 4:30 p.m. Voters must be at least 18 and citizens of the town. Residents who are not also property owners may already be registered and may confirm their registration at Town Hall. Those who are not registered must be prepared to provide their name, signature, address, birthdate, Social Security number and date they became a resident of the town of Dagsboro and state of Delaware.

Property owners who are not on the assessment list of the Town must register by providing a copy of their recorded deed with the Town and such other information as determined necessary for registration. Property owners that are corporate entities or other non-individual owners must provide a certified copy of a resolution of the ownership entity authorizing the person to vote for the entity; if a partnership, only one partner may vote for the partnership. If an individual is both a resident and a property owner, he or she has only one vote.

Requests for absentee ballots must be received at town hall by Friday, Dec. 5, at noon. Absentee ballots may be received up to closing of the polls on election day.

• Sponsorships and entries are now being accepted for the Christmas Parade, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 11.

• The Town of Dagsboro is seeking people to serve on the Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment. Anyone who is interested should contact Town Hall for more information.

• The Town of Dagsboro website is at www.townofdagsboro.com.

Indian River School District

• Report cards were issued Friday, Nov. 14.

• The next regular School Board meeting is Monday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School. Agenda items include a new Staff Relationship Policy; purchase of two new trucks with snowplow capabilities; an FFA presentation; Class Size Waiver (with one or two extra students, three classrooms at SDSA and two at Lord Baltimore exceed the state maximum of 22 students per classroom in grades K-3); and more.

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

• There is no school Nov. 26-28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

• School Choice applications are due Jan. 14, 2015.

• The district website is at www.irsd.net.

Sussex County

• The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.

• County offices will be closed on Nov. 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

• Sussex County administrative offices will be closed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, for the annual Mildred King Luncheon.

• 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.